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Sign Up Today for Mars Hill Mountain Challenge
Posted: 05/04/2015

To Sign Up go to :marshillmountainchallenge.racewire.com 

About this event 

Mars Hill Mountain Challenge is an adventure obstacle race hosted at Bigrock Mountain. The challenge features the alpine terrain of Bigrock Mountain Ski Area with a variety of natural and man-made obstacles over a 5 kilometer course with plenty of elevation gain. If your looking for an event that will push you to the limit this is for you. 

Mars Hill Mountain Challenge is open to all competitor ages 13 and up, but its recommened for ages 18 and up. Please note 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 30 minutes from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to create the best experience possible for everyone. All competitors are required to run in the wave they sign up for. Registration closes Wednesday, August 12th at Midnight. 
 
What Does Registration Include? 
Your Adult Race Registration Fee gets you: 

$65.00 

1. Your entry into Aroostook County's biggest obstacle race 
2. A cool race T-shirt 
3. A ski lift ticket to Bigrock Mountain good for 2015/2016 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 August 14th 
Registration Packet/Bib Pickup 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Mandatory Volunteer Meeting 6:00 pm 

Saturday August 15th 
Registration Packet/Bib Pickup 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 
1st Wave of 5K Competitors Start 10:00 am 
BBQ and Beer Garden open 9:30 am 
Last Wave of 5K Competitors Start 2:00 pm 
Kids 1K Fun Run 4:00 pm (First 100 Participants) 
Individual Awards 
Individual Awards will be issued to the top male and female finishers in 3 age categories: under 30, 30 - 39, and 40 and over.
Team Awards 
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 Transfers 
Registration is non-refundable, however transfers can be made before August 8th for a $20.00 fee. To transfer registration email Ryan Guerrette at ryanguerrette@bigrockmaine.com
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 12 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 9 and ages 10 to 12. 

Registration is online or the day of the event at the same location and times as check-in for the adult race, 8:00am to 3:00pm. This race will be sold out at 100 participants. 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.
 
Slush Rush Weekend at Bigrock
Posted: 04/10/2015

 Spring has sprung here at Bigrock and that can only mean one thing, ITS TIME FOR SLUSH RUSH 2015!  Bigrock will be open 9:00 - 4:00 Saturday 4/11 and Sunday 4/12 so you can get in the last turns of the season!  We still have the majority of our trails open with good snow coverage.  The Pond has been dug at the bottom of the comet for your pond skimming pleasure!  That right you can pond skim both Saturday and Sunday!    

We are offering a 50% discount to any season pass holders of other Ski Areas all weekend long!  That right HALF PRICE.   We are also having our annual retail with 30% off all items in the the ticket office.

Don't miss the live music in the pub from 3:00 - 6:00 pm on Saturday by the Brad Hutchinson Project.

Sunday Join us for the Slush Rush Beach Party!  We will have pond skimming, an Outdoor BBQ, and Live Music by Heath Bartley from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.  Customes are encouraged for this event!  Wear a cutome, swimming trunks, or a bathing suit and receive a $10.00 discount on your lift ticket for the day.

 

 

Mars Hill Winterfest Schedule of Events
Posted: 03/01/2015

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 ryanguerrette@bigrockmaine.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
Posted: 01/13/2015

 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 ryanguerrette@bigrockmaine.com

Christmas Break Hours of Operation
Posted: 12/26/2014

 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
Posted: 12/19/2014

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
Posted: 10/30/2014

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
Posted: 09/29/2014

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: ryanguerrette@bigrockmaine.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

And More....




2014-2015 Season Pass Form and Hours of Operation
Posted: 09/10/2014

Hey Bigrockers!

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
Posted: 07/24/2014

 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.

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