Choose from Three Options
- $40 for an individual race entry to the Alpine Adventure Challenge on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.–noon start time ($75 value)
- $35 for an individual race entry to the Alpine Adventure Challenge on Saturday, June 4, noon–2 p.m. start time ($75 value)
- $40 for an individual race entry to the Alpine Adventure Challenge on Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. start time ( ($75 value)
In June, the ski slopes of Little Switzerland host the two-day Alpine Adventure Challenge, a 5K mud run that tests competitors with a mix of terrain and elevation changes. Runners slip, slide, and slog through the mud during their selected three-hour block on Saturday.
Given the steeply sloping terrain on which Little Switzerland sprang up in 1941, it was always going to be either a ski resort or a big, dry waterslide. The team went with the former, and snow bunnies have been zooming down its trails—which range from beginners' slopes to black-diamond runs—ever since. Often, visitors hit the slopes as part of a lesson.
That all might sound classic, especially when you factor in the historical chalet where visitors stop for snacks, but thanks to a recent, multimillion-dollar renovation, the resort is as modern as next year's hottest tech gadget. Evidence: the snowmaker, which substantially extends the ski season, and the resort's website, which keeps a running tally of the open trails and recent snowfall. There's even a live cam on there, for up-to-the-second updates on the conditions.