WCHA Mighty Peace Hill Climb Event in Peace River, AB March 23-25
While hillclimb racers in the United States prepare for the RMSHA World Championship in Jackson Hole, Canadian racers are gearing up for the first Western Canadian Hillcross Association (WCHA) event of the season. The Mighty Peace Hill Climb will take place March 23-25 at the Misery Mountain Ski Area near Peace River, Alberta.
WCHA Mighty Peace Hill Climb in Peace River, AB March 23-25
The first annual hillclimb event at Misery Mountain is part of a three-stop WCHA tour which will feature races at Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia later in April.
Racers will gather on Friday night for a “Meet and Greet” at the Misery Mountain Ski Area Chalet from 4pm to 11pm. The racing action will commence Saturday morning at 8:30am, wrapping up for the day around 6pm or so. Racing will re-commence at 8:30am on Sunday and go until winners are crowned in all categories. So far, over 100 racers have signed up, with registration closing later on March 21.
The Mighty Peace Hill Climb course builders are currently at work preparing the track. There will be good viewing opportunities all along the course for spectators, adjacent to the ski area’s T-bar lift. There will be no bleachers, so spectators are encouraged to bring their own chair if they’d like to sit to watch. Organizers ask that pets be left at home.
There will be several local vendors on site, as well a local dealership presence. Food will be available and there will be a beer gardens as well on Saturday, open from noon to 8pm. An announcer will broadcast the racing action to the crowd of spectators.
Entry tickets are just $5 each, or $20 for a family pass. The Mighty Peace Hill Climb is a fundraising event, with proceeds going to Misery Mountain Ski Club expenses.
Attendees can get all the latest updates on the Mighty Peace Hill Climb Facebook page.