Mars Hill Winterfest Schedule of Events
15th Annual Mars Hill/Blaine Winterfest Schedule of Events at Bigrock Mountain
Saturday March 14th
4:00 to 8:00 pm - Night Skiing on the Triple Chair Lift Area ($5.00 Ticket/$15.00 Rental)
4:30 to 6:00 pm - Mini Luge Races on the Comet ($10.00 Entry Fee, Sleds are provided)
6:00 to 6:30 pm - Anything That Slides Race ($10.00 Entry Fee, All sleds must have breaks and steering. One person per sled)
5:00 to 7:00 pm - Baked Ham Supper ($12.00 per person) Includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll, dessert, and soda or water
6:00 pm - Moonlight Snowshoe Hike (Bring your headlamp or flash light and join us on a 1 mile out and back snowshoe hike to MHCC and back.
7:00 to 10:00 pm - Live Music by Between Dead Stations
7:00 pm - Fire Performance in from on the Main Lodge by Chris Swiatek
7:45 pm - Load the Chair lift for the Glowlight Parade (Glowlights may be purchased at the ticket office for $3.00 or (2) for $5.00
8:15 pm - Glowlight Parade from the top of the Mountain
8:30 pm - Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by the Town of Mars Hill
Sunday March 15th
8:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast Buffet - Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, Toast, and English Muffins
10:00 am - Bigrock Invitational Youth Ski Race - Preregister by email email@example.com
Bigrock Invitational Youth Ski Race Schedule
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 9:45 am Giant Slalom Course Inspection
10:00 am Giant Slalom Race - 2 Runs
12:00 pm Slalom Course Inspection
12:45 pm Slalom Race - 2 Runs
2:30 pm Awards
Adult Race League
Back by popular demand is our Adult Race League. Weather you are a seasoned racer or your just looking for something to do on Friday nights, this is the event for you. This league is designed so that even the slowest skier can be a competitive racer. The race is handicapped so that if it takes you 40 seconds to complete the course or 80 seconds you can earn points for your team. This is a great social event and its design to be a fun laid back racing league. You can race as an individual or as a team. Teams must be co-ed and have atleast one male and one female. Team score will be determined by the best four scores of your team. This leage will compete for 8 weeks. The first night is Friday January 30th. For more information contact Ryan at 207-425-6711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Break Hours of Operation
Bigrock is Open extended hours during Christmas Vacation.
12/26 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12/27 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12/28 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12/29 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12/30 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12/31 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1/1 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1/2 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1/3 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CA Saturday Morning Programs Starts, Bigrockers and Littlerockers Programs Start
1/4 Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm McCain Sunday Program Starts, All Mountain Rockers and Bigrock Youth Ski League Starts
1/5 and 1/6 Closed
1/7 Night Skiing Begins "Wicked Cheap Wednesday" $5.00 Lift Tickets Sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods Open 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
17 Inches of New Snow gets the Moutain 100% Open
If you have been dreaming of a White Christmas, then we have a treat for you! This Latest snow storm dropped 17 inches of fresh powder on the Mountain just in time for Christmas! Bigrock Mountain will 100% open starting Saturday December 19th. What a Christmas present!!!! Don't miss out on top to bottom skiing for the first time this season!
Ski and Snowboard Sale and Last Day of Early Bird Season Pass Sale
Bigrock Mountain will be hosting its annual Ski and Snowboard Sale on Saturday November 15th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you looking for good deals on new and used equipment don't forget to stop by and check out this sale. November 15th is also the last day to purchase your Early Bird Season Pass. Don't miss out on the best prices of the season, get out the Bigrock Ski and Snowboard Sale and pick up your season pass.
Bigrock will be taking items on consignment from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. NO OBSOLETE EQUIPMENT PLEASE! Seller can name their own price and recieve 75% of the sale!
Vendors Include: Bike/Board/Ski and Bigrock Mountain
2nd Annual Rocktoberfest Fundraiser
The leaves are changing colors and that can only mean one thing… It’s time for Bigrock Mountain’s 2nd Annual Rocktoberfest Fundraising Event!
It all happens on Saturday October 18th, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bigrock Mountain in Mars Hill.
The festivities get kicked off at 1 p.m. with Aroostook Countie’s Toughest Mile Race to the summit of Bigrock. If racing isn’t your thing then join in the lodge for a Steak and Chicken BBQ starting at 5 p.m., browse the great list of items for the silent auction, or just listen to some great music while you sip on your favorite beverage.
Schedule of Events:
11:00 – 2:30 Registration and Bib/Packet Pickup
1:00 Aroostook County’s Toughest Mile (Uphill Run) $20 entry fee
3:00 5K Trail Walk/Run $20 entry fee
First 50 to Pre-Register Receive a Tech T-shirt
Enter Both races for $35.00
To Register for the races go to: rocktoberfest.racewire.com
1:00 Bidding for the Silent Auction Opens
12:00 On the Rocks Pub Opens
4:00 to 11:00 Live Music
4:00 to 7:00 Lee Stetson
7:00 to 11:00 Between Dead Stations
5:00 to 7:30 Steak/Chicken BBQ
Mashed Potatoes/Veggie/Brownie Ala Mode Bar
Chicken Supper $15.00
Steak Supper $20.00
9:00 Winners of the Silent Auction will be announced
It’s going to be a festive afternoon and evening of events, with great food and exciting auction items. Don’t miss out of this great event!
Click here to purchase supper tickets.
For more information contact Ryan Guerrette at 425-6711 or by email at: email@example.com.
Silent Auction Items Include:
Ski and Stay Package at Sunday River
Lift Ticket to Sugarloaf Mountain
100 Gallons of Oil
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadians Tickets
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Tickets
L.L. Bean $100 Gift Card
2 Nights Stay at the Hampton Inn Presque Isle
Green Fees to Covered Bridge Golf Club
Movie Ticket to Temple Theatre
2014-2015 Season Pass Form and Hours of Operation
We've posted our 2014-2015 mountain Hours of Operation (including holidays), all pricing updates as well as Season Pass and Lesson/Camp prices and information. You can view the hours and Pricing via the documents below or just click on the "Passes and Pricing" button up top!
Looking forward to a great new season of fun at Bigrock!
A Letter from the General Manager
Dear Bigrock Nation,
You might be one of the many that is curious as to how Bigrock finished out the year. We would like to take a moment to bring you up to date as to where we were, where we are, and where we are going.
Two years ago Bigrock incorporated an aggressive pricing structure with the goal of attracting more skiers to the Mountain that would in turn generate more revenue, and hopefully lead to breaking even or making a profit. More skiers did come to Bigrock, but the Mountain ended up losing all most $250,000 during the 2012-13 season. The future of Bigrock was in serious doubt, as it was clear that the Mountain was going to lose its’ funding, and was moving towards an independent entity that would be locally controlled. The Friends of Bigrock was established to keep the Mountain viable, and through the incredible generosity given by you, local businesses, and individuals, over $200,000 was raised that allowed Bigrock to open for the 2013-14 season.
Last year we reluctantly moved away from the aggressive pricing of the prior year to close the operating losses that we had been experiencing. The area was blessed with a great snow year, and the Bigrock Nation responded in kind by frequenting the Mountain often. This current year we will have a deficit, but it is manageable, and we are getting close to break even.
Bigrock is in a better place, but not where it needs to be in order for it to be self-sustaining, yet. To get there, we continue to aggressively control expenses. We are doing a lot of maintenance this summer, with much of the work and products being donated or discounted. In addition to controlling expenses, the Mountain will need to continue to fund raise, and the continued support of the Bigrock Nation. Bigrock is in the midst of hosting the County’s version of the Sunday River Tough Mountain Challenge on September 13th. This will be a great use of the facilities during the off season, and has the potential to be good fund raiser. The second annual Rocktoberfest is already penciled in for October 18th, and raised over $10,000 last year. We will be selling chair and tower sponsorships that will go towards our “groomer/equipment fund” to help cover the expensive maintenance that is required on these items. We are pursuing a way that will allow us to reconfigure and reopen the tubing park. Other fund raising ideas are being explored that we think will keep Bigrock relevant and viable well into the future.
As in any business, the work never ends. The outpouring of support and generosity of last year has allowed Bigrock to remain open. The Mountain has been an icon of the area for over 60 years, and is striving to be a self-sustaining area icon for the next 60 years. The support and generosity of the Bigrock Nation has gotten us to this point, and we invite you to get involved in our journey moving forward. We hope to see you at all of our events, and definitely when we open for another season December 13, 2014! Thank you for your past, continued, and future support!!
Bill Getman - Bigrock G.M.
Mars Hill Mountain Challenge
Mars Hill, Maine - Bigrock Mountain annouces that they will host the Mars Hill Mountain Challenge, a 5 kilometer adventure/obstacle course race on Saturday September 13, 2014. You may have heard of The Tough Mountain Challenge at Sunday River, The Tough Mudder Series, or The Mountain Raid series well this is going to be Aroostook County's version of those races. The challenge features the alpine terrain of Bigrock Mountain ski area with a variety of natural and man-mad obstacles over a 5 kilometer course with plenty of eleveation gain. If your looking for an event that will push you to the limit this is the event for you.
Mars Hill Mountain Challenge is open to all competitor ages 15 and up, but its recommened for ages 18 and up. Please not that any competitor under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a release form at check-in the day of the event.
Mars Hill Mountain Challenge will be sold out with 500 competitors, divided into waves leaving every 15 minutes from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to create the best experience possible for everyone. All competitors are required to run in the wave they sign up for.
How Do You Register for the event?
What Does Registration Include?
1. Your entry into Aroostook Counties biggest obstacle race
2. A cool race T-shirt
3. A ski lift ticket to Bigrock Mountain good for 2014/2015 ski season
4. Free Entrance into the Bigrock Bash After Party!
5. A day packed with adventure and fun!
All competitors register as individuals, then once registered you can create or join your team. Teams consist of four competitors. The teams time is the average of each team members finish time.
Schedule of Events
Friday September 12th
Registration Packet/Bib Pickup 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday September 13th
Registration Packet/Bib Pickup 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
1st Wave of 5K Competitors Start 10:00 am
BBQ and Beer Garden open 11:00 am
Last Wave of 5K Competitors Start 3:00 pm
Kids 1K Fun Run 4:00 pm
Bigrock Bash After Party 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Live Music, BBQ, Beer Garden)
Individual Awards will be issued to the top 3 finishers in 3 age categories: under 30, 30 - 39, and 40 and over.
Team Awards will be given out to each of the top 3 teams.
Teams will consist of four competitors. The team time is the average of each team members finish time.
Registration is non-refundable, however transfers can be made before September 8th for a $20.00 fee. To transfer registration email Ryan Guerrette at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Fun Run
The Mars Hill Mountain Challenge Kids Fun Run is a 1k fun race for kids following the last wave of the Adult race. The start time is approximately 4:00 pm. The Kids Fun Race is a scaled-down version of the Mars Hill Mountain Challenge designed for kids ages 5 to 14 that's all about having fun. Kids can expect uphill and downhill running, dirt, mud, small obstacles, snowguns, and more.
The Kids Fun Run will start at the bottom of the Bunny Slope and finish at the bottom of Uncle Bud's Run in the finish coral. The kids will be divided into age two age categories and two waves: ages 5 to 8 and ages 9 to 12.
Registration is online or the day of the event (KIDS FUN RUN ONLY) at the same location and times as check-in for the adult race, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Adult competitors can register kids when they check in. Registration is required to participate in the The Kids Fun Run, and a parent or guardian must sign a release form. The entry fee will be $20 and includes a finish medal and a take-away item which will also serve as proof of registration for entry to the start area for all kids participating.
All kids should bring clothes and shoes they don't mind getting dirty, an appetite for fun, and a sense of friendly competition. Parents are welcome to watch from the start and finish areas but are asked to stay off the course to allow room for the kids to run.
Bigrock Bash After Party
Join us from 4:00 to 8:00 pm as one of Aroostook Counties favorite bands Common Crossing will be cranking out the music. Grab a couple of friends and head to the rock and grab a couple colds one and enjoy yourself.
How Do I Volunteer for this event?
Bigrock Invites Members from Closed Mountains for remainder of Season