• The Summer Uphill Challenge is on pause for the 2021 Summer Season.  We hope to bring the challenge back better than ever in the Summer of 2022.

Contest Background

Following the success of the Snow King Winter Uphill Challenge we are seeking to roll out a summer climb the King challenge with a new group participation element as a fundraiser for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club. Similar to the winter challenge, participants will hike or bike to the Summit of Snow King and track the vertical feet they climb through the use of a RFID pass scanning system. Participants can scan their winter full season pass, or purchase a summer scenic lift pass at scan stations at the base and summit of the mountain. Each month participants will be awarded prizes from Stio, Snow King Mountain, and the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club for a different challenge such as most vertical, fastest time, or most ascents in a day. New this summer, uphill challenge participants will be able to form teams to achieve goals as a group and through this process raise funds for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club.

The Club serves over 500 student-athletes each year, and its primary training venue for the alpine program and headquarters is Snow King Mountain where it also hosts races at a local level to international levels of competition. The Club’s mission is: To inspire and develop student-athletes through innovative and accessible ski and snowboard programs that provide opportunities to pursue personal excellence in snowsports and life.

Uphill Time Tracking Frequently Asked Questions

There are START scan stations at the west side of the summit lift pump house and at above the Rafferty lift across from the Grand View lodge.

There are three FINISH scan stations, one at the Grizzly Ridge Pumphouse skier’s right of Cougar top station, one at the top of the boot pack on the Panorama House and the last on the ridge of the final switchback from the top.

Scan stations are marked with signage. Your pass should be within 2-3 inches to scan. You will hear a beep from the scanner on a successful scan.