Merry Marmot – April 6 2024

A hand-made dummy skier launching off a jump

Join us to celebrate spring with our annual Merry Marmot Festival on April 6th! We’ll have activities, live music, fresh local beer, and great food.

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

Tickets & Registration

Merry Marmot is a free event for spectators! For participants, adults pay $25, kids 12 & under are $15, and season pass holders and life members are free. All participants need to complete a waiver.

Schedule (Tentative)

  • 11am “The Big Climb” fat tire bike race (see below for add’l info)
  • 12:30pm “Irish Downhill” fat tire bike race (see below for add’l info)
  • 1pm-3pm Dual Slalom Race: Make as many runs as you want! Combined best run from both Red and Blue courses will be your result. Awards are male/female U6-16 age groups, coaches, parents, most runs, and best costume! Courses will be looker’s left of the T-bar.
  • 2pm-4pm Banked Slalom – Shooter (Chair 2)
  • 4pm-6pm Big Air Competition (Terrain Park)
  • 5pm Politically Correct Mass-Start Downhill. (Top of Chair 2)
  • 6:30pm Dummy Launch!


  • Taco Bar: 5-6:30pm. Each taco bar ticket includes a beverage ticket – either alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
  • Adults: $24
  • Kids (under 13): $18
  • Menu: Corn & flour tortillas, chicken, ground beef, refried beans (vegetarian), Spanish rice, Juanita’s tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, onions, shredded lettuce and jalapeños.
  • Please note: the kitchen will close at 3:30pm to prepare for the taco bar

Music lineup

  • 11:30 – Jim Maloney
  • 1:45 – A Head with Wings
  • 4:00 – The Ridgeway Rounders
  • 6:30 – Hwy9

Bike Race Info

  • The Big Climb: This race starts above the lodge, descends towards the old military ski area, then turns and climbs back uphill, past the lodge, and follows the valley up past the tube park and Chair 2 all the way to the saddle overlooking South Fork of Eagle River. This is about 1000′ of climbing over 2.25 miles.
  • Irish Downhill: Start at the saddle (finish of the The Big Climb race) and descend almost 800′ to the tube park in just over a mile. This is all downhill – it’s a fast, exciting race!
  • Cost is included in the Merry Marmot registration fee
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