Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Otto Rhode Ski Mountaineering Race


Saturday, January 25, 2020

A SkiMo (ski mountaineering) race on the Mt. Washington Auto Road.


Registration to come.


The Lore...

Like any backcountry skier worth his or her salt, OTTO liked to keep his stashes on the secret, for fear of exploitation. It wasn't until a night of being over-served did OTTO disclose his secret - that he "slayed Big George." Well, townsfolk took that the wrong way and poor OTTO got kicked right out of town, never to be seen or heard from again!

The event will begin at noon (facility will open for use at 8:30am) and you can race or skin socially at your own pace -- to any distance you so choose. Those crazy enough to bag the summit will go 7.6 miles and earn bragging rights for the longest vertical foot descent back to the Auto Road Toll House (4,618 feet to be exact). Others can hit treeline at 4 miles (and warm-up in a SnowCoach). Whatever you do, we'll have hot showers, beer, food, live music, and prizes, all back at the Base Lodge from 4-7pm - all as part of one ticket. Are you excited yet?!