On Saturday, December 12, snowmobilers from all over New England will gather at Black Mountain of Maine for the mountain’s biggest Hill Climb to date. This year, the race will be an all day event with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. and the first race kicking off at 10 a.m. There will be men’s and women’s classes from 500cc to open, as well as kids’ 120 races and an antique sled race.

Throughout the day, all registered racers will have four opportunities to race up the mountain. New to this year’s event is the Hill Climb Elimination and Grudge Matches. During the Hill Climb Elimination the day’s top eight racers will have a chance to go head to head up the mountain, with the first racer who crosses the finish line moving on to the next round. Following the Hill Climb Elimination, there will be Grudge Matches in which snowmobilers will be able to challenge each other in a head to head race up the mountain. You do not have to be a registered racer to enter the Grudge Matches, but it is required that you fill out a waiver before participating. The night will conclude with awards and free entertainment provided by Monsta from 8 p.m. to midnight. The cafe will be open all day and the Last Run Lounge will open at noon.
Schedule of Events for the day:
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
10 a.m. Hill Climb Starts (2 races), Phase 1
Noon: Antique Hill Climb
1:30 p.m. Kids 120 Class Hill Climb
3 p.m. Hill Climb (2 runs), Phase 2
Immediately following Hill Climb Elimination
Grudge match
Free Music and Dancing by Monsta (8 p.m.-midnight)
Registration fees for Hill Climb Racers are $25 per class the day of the race or $20 per class if you pre-register and pre-pay. There will be a $5 fee for each sled to enter the Grudge Matches. Admission will be charged at the gate:
Under 5: free, 6-12: $3, ages 13 and over: $5. For more information or to pre-register, call 364-8977 or visit www.skiblackmountain.org.

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