The Killington Pico Area Association and Pico mountain are bringing back the Wacky Winter Games. This annual event has been on hiatus for nearly 15 years and is being brought back this winter to benefit Chase Kuehl, a local boy that was stricken with a rare genetic condition. The Wacky Winter Games will consist of up to eight timed events. These events are a hybrid of summer and winter activities that will most definitely be a fun challenge for all who participate. The event starts at 10am and teams must complete the course by 2pm with an après party with Rick Redington to follow in the Last Run Lounge at the base of Pico Mountain.
All proceeds benefit The Chase William Kuehl 3rd Party Special Needs Trust. You may know Chase from Pie in the Face for Chase. This event is halfway to that one, being held September 13, 2020. This money will help the Kuehl Family attend the conference being held in Florida in July. Chase was diagnosed with Phelan McDermid Syndrome at the age of 2 and is one of only 1500 people diagnosed worldwide. Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS), is also known as 22q13 Deletion Syndrome. It is a genetic condition that is caused by a mutation of the SHANK3 gene or a deletion (a missing piece) of genetic material that causes many different but related symptoms. At this time there is no cure but the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation’s international biennial conference creates lasting connections between PMS families, clinicians, and researchers. The four-day conference positions PMSF as a sustained and effective advocate for individuals and families affected by PMS. The sessions, discussions and emotional support benefits families throughout their lives.
Individuals will run in snowshoes (provided if necessary) through a course of 8 stations:
*We will take three seconds off of your time for each station you complete successfully.
Participants will then go to the top of the slalom course and race through gates, stopping once to throw a pie at a special target. Hitting the target successfully will shave one second off your run.
There will also be a scavenger hunt throughout the day where you'll try to find hidden items around the mountain.
All proceeds benefit The Chase William Kuehl 3rd Party Special Needs Trust.
Space is limited to the first 100 people.
Pico lift tickets for the day are required. If you need a lift ticket, you can purchase one for an additional $35.