Capping off Challenge Aspen’s Disability Awareness Week, this year’s Chris Bove Memorial Uphill Challenge on Buttermilk Mountain is set for Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 7:30 a.m. The beneficiaries of this family-friendly event will be Challenge Aspen’s local scholarship program, for participants from the valley with disabilities, and the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program of Denver (CHIP). The race is once again dedicated to the memory of Chris Bove, a well-loved friend, ski instructor and strong supporter of Challenge Aspen who lost his life on the eve of the 2007 event.
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to tackle the 1,800-vertical-foot climb up Buttermilk Mountain. Anything goes for the race: snowshoes, stabilizers, telemark skis, skinny skis, or heavy metal. All participants are invited to the post-race celebration at the Cliffhouse for a $5 pancake breakfast and prize giveaways.