Events

Today's Date February 13
Today's Events
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

VERTFEST RALLY | BEER | MUSIC | POWDER | MORE BEER

Vertfest, presented by Outdoor Research and supported by Subaru, Alpental and Pro Guiding Service, is fast becoming the largest national backcountry festival in America. The entire weekend is a giant fundraiser for the Northwest Avalanche Center.

Saturday, February 13

This year, the first day of Vertfest switches gears to focus on the vendors, demo's and a myriad of clinics designed to stoke out all-comers to the backcountry community. Look out for some awesome new products, and amazing BC personalities leading the clinics you'll want to experience. Stick around for the apres-ski party, live music and beer will be blasting from the base area!

Half-day Clinics:

  • Women's Steep Skiing
  • Coed Steep Skiing
  • Intermediate Backcountry Ski Touring Techniques
  • Intro to Split Boarding

Full-day Seminars:

  • Intro to Backcountry Skiing
  • Advanced Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering
  • Avalanche Risk Evaluation
  • Ski Photography

REGISTER FOR CLINICS

*Keep in mind, there are limited spots available. Register early!

Sunday, February 14

Day two entails one of the most grueling Randonee Races in N. America taking place at the legendary Alpental ski area. The Monika Johnson Memorial Rally randonee race starts at the base area at 3100' and the rapid vert climb to 5400' defines this race encompassing one of the most challenging mountains in the northern hemisphere. In 2014, we witnessed 140 hard cores and fun lovin' AT friends testing their mettle against Alpental's steep slopes for ultimate AT glory. This year will prove once again that this is the working man's Randonee race in the Americas, not something you'll want to miss watching!

Monika Johnson Memorial Rally

Multiple Competition Classes:

  • Elite Race - 2 laps
  • Recreational - 1 lap
  • Splitboard - 1 lap
  • Heavy Mettle - 1 lap (For competitors 200+ lbs without pack and gear)

REGISTER FOR RACE

Rookie Rally/Team Sprint (short lap): New this year, the inaugural Rookie Rally / Team Sprint is for those new to the sport and those who don’t want to go it alone. Grab a partner and stick together as you race from the start to the top of Sessel pitch and then down. Teams must finish the race together, so don’t get spread out on the course! Rookies don’t have backcountry gear? You can demo it at the Vendor Village!

Vendor Village:

Featuring demos and booths from the top brands in the industry! Vendor Village will be jammin' all day long, so if you want to check something out just stop by the NWAC info booth to get signed up. All demo gear must be returned at the end of the day.

 

Check out NWAC.US/VERTFEST for more detailed information and to register for clinics and races.

 If you are interested in donating to NWAC, we encourage you to donate via nwac.us/support/donate/

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, Feb 13

Central Park

It's that time of year again! Tube City is going down in Central Park on February 13th and is going to be one for the books. Get ready for your mind to be blown with tubular insanity because Lib-Tech pro Jesse Burtner is in charge of designing the course. It's time to crown a new Mayor of Tube City, and the people are ready to vote! Who has the tricks to stand out from the competition? 

 

Details:

  • Registration 9 AM at the Yurt by Central Express
  • Practice 10 AM
  • Contest starts at 1 PM
  • Awards will be at the course after riding ends
  • Competitor lift tickets will be $30 (cash) available at the registration table
  • Under 18 needs parent signature on waiver

Helmets Required | Signed Liability Release Required

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