The 2nd Annual Vertical Challenge at Saddleback Mountain

Sunday, January 7, 2024

The 2nd Annual Vertical Challenge at Saddleback Mountain

Save The Date! Sunday, January 7, 2024


The Vertical Challenge is a series of free casual ski and snowboard races open to all ages and abilities. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the races, attendees enjoy a festival element, featuring snowy activities, games, free samples, and swag for all ages, plus prizes given away throughout a fun day at the mountain. The race offers something for everyone:

  • Giant Slalom, 12 to 15 gates
  • Male & female
  • All ages
  • Skiers & snowboarders
  • Adaptive categories


Vertical Challenge Mission


Over our 30 years of operation, we’ve made it a priority to make a difference in the lives of our attendees. We mentor our crew and they, in turn, mentor our young participants. They help an eight-year-old overcome trepidation about her first ski race. They show a child how he can help other kids through school fundraisers. They adopt families, often forming bonds that last well beyond the day at the slopes. Multiple generations have made the VC an influential part of their lives.


Learn more and watch the Vertical Challenge Event Video here.


The Vertical Challenge Logo


7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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