Pair of snowboarders attempt North American record for most ski areas in a day

January 8 2019 – Clarkston, MI – The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has teamed up with agnarchy.com to go for the North American record for the most ski areas snowboarded in a 24-hour period. “The Guinness record is 17 ski areas and it was set in Japan. No one in the U.S. has ever gotten that far,” stated David Zemens of agnarchy.com. Together with Sabato Caputo they will begin their quest on Friday night, January 11 and finish on Saturday night, January 12.
The two will begin at 9:00 p.m. this Friday at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs. They’ll continue on to Nub’s Nob that same evening and then head down to Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls to finish out the night. “This works out well because Boyne Mountain happens to be open for 70 hours straight during this time to celebrate their 70th birthday and raise money for Challenge Mountain, a ski area solely dedicated to assisting people with special needs.” said Mickey MacWilliams, MSIA president.
On Saturday, the pair will begin in Gaylord at Treetops Resort, then Otsego Club and Resort. From there it’s on to Schuss Mountain and the Summit slopes at Shanty Creek.
After hitting slopes at four more Northern Michigan ski areas, they head downstate, with stops along the way and a finish at Mt. Brighton before 9:00 p.m. The complete list with scheduled times is below.
“We planned this over January 11 and 12 because January 11 is the National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Day. We want to draw attention to the fact that Michigan has so many great ski slopes within an easy drive of most metropolitan areas,” says MacWilliams. “In fact, we have more ski areas than any other state except New York. No matter where you live, in either the Upper Peninsula or Lower Peninsula of Michigan, you are within a 2 to 2 ½ -hour drive of a ski area,” she added.

Itinerary for Longest day of Skiing

Ski Area

City

Arrival

1/11/19

1

Boyne Highlands

Harbor Springs

21:00 (9:00)

2

Nub’s Nob

Harbor Springs

21:30 (9:30)

3

Boyne Mountain

Boyne Falls

22:30 (10:30)

1/12/19

4

Treetops

Gaylord

08:30 (8:30)

5

Otsego Resort

Gaylord

08:45 (8:45)

6

Schuss Mountain

Bellaire

09:45 (9:45)

7

Summit Slopes

Bellaire

10:35 (10:35)

8

Mt. Holiday

Traverse City

11:30 (11:30)

9

Hickory Hills

Traverse City

12:15 (12:15)

10

Crystal Mountain

Thompsonville

13:30 (1:30)

11

Caberfae Peaks

Cadillac

14:30 (2:30)

12

Snow Snake

Harrison

16:00 (4:00)

13

Mt. Holly

Holly

18:00 (6:00)

14

Pine Knob

Clarkston

18:45 (6:45)

15

Alpine Valley

White Lake

19:45 (7:45)

16

Mt. Brighton

Brighton

20:45 (8:45)

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