On February 26, 2020

Wacky Winter Games hosted at Pico Mountain

Monday, March 2 at 10 a.m.—KILLINGTON—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 10 a.m. and teams must complete the course by 2 p.m. with an après party featuring Rick Redington to follow in the Last Run Lounge at the base of Pico Mountain.

Individuals will run in snowshoes (provided if necessary) through eight stations:

Golf Ball Spoon Race

Basketball Shot

Hockey Slapshot

Soccer Goooaaaaalll

Tennis Anyone?


Tee ball

Toilet Bowl Plunge

For each station you complete successfully, three seconds will be taken off your time. 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. Team costumes are encouraged and additional time will be taken off your run for the best team’s theme. The top three teams with the fastest times will take home the trophy and bragging rights.There will also be a scavenger hunt throughout the day where you’ll try to find hidden items around the mountain.

Cost is $150 per team, max 5 people on each team or $35 per individual. 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.

All proceeds benefit The Chase William Kuehl 3rd Party Special Needs Trust. 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 1,500 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.

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