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6 Hour Uphill Bonanza Event to take place at the Lyndon Outing Club on March 13th

The view of the Northeast Kingdom from the summit of the LOC. Photo by Jan Eric Welch.

Updated on March 4th: The Lyndon Outing Club has partnered with Jesse Holden of NEK Endurance to bring a 6 Hour Uphill Bonanza to the hill on Saturday, March 13th. The event will be a test of grit and determination as single participants and teams will see how many times they can skin up and ski back down the hill in 6 hours. If you do not own a ski touring setup, there will also be the option to hike or snowshoe up and back down. In the singles event, after every trip up and down the participant’s lap will be counted. In the team, event members will take turns doing laps in any way they see fit. NEK Endurance will be donating all proceeds from registration to the Lyndon Outing Club to help them continue their mission of providing low-cost skiing to the Northeast Kingdom community. The LOC is an all volunteer-run nonprofit ski hill in continuous operation since 1937. Every descent from the summit offers stunning views of the Northeast Kingdom.

Making some turns down the LOC.

NEK Endurance will have a hydration station, and there will be food, music, and plenty of cheering going on. Participants are encouraged to bring camp chairs/coolers and whatever they need to set up outside of their cars during the event. And yes, folks, there will be prizes for the best costume, so break out your dino onesies.


Mountain Ops Outdoor Gear Store, out of Stowe, will be in attendance with demos, swag, and some prizes from Julbo Eyewear and Dynafit.


We’d like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this event and providing prizes.

Registration Information

  • To sign up for the 6 Hour Uphill Bonanza click here.
  • All participants must fill out the Lyndon Outing Club’s General Event Waiver.
  • You can pick up your bibs the night before the event (March 12th) at the Outing Club from 5-7 pm.
  • On the day of, registration will take place from 8-9 am. The event will start at 10 am and run until 4 pm with a brief awards ceremony to wrap it all up. 
  • If you have any questions, you can email Jesse Holden at

The hill. Photo by Jan Eric Welch.


We will have some aid station snacks available during the event. The Lyndon Outing Club’s kitchen will be open by noon serving hot food such as fries, hamburgers, and hotdogs. You may also bring any food you need to hold you over during the event.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Due to the pandemic, we ask that participants are Vermont residents or have been in Vermont for at least two weeks before the event. All participants and spectators must wear a mask covering their mouth AND nose whenever interacting with volunteers, LOC staff, non-family members or are in any public space where people have assembled. All volunteers and LOC Staff will always wear masks. Please maintain at least six feet of social distancing between each other during the entirety of the event. 

Jesse skinning up the Lyndon Outing Club.

A Message from Jesse Holden

As a local kid, I grew up with the Lyndon Outing Club as the spot to go to hang out with friends and get some turns in. My brother worked there as a lift attendant, and I have been going to events there for years. For these reasons, the Lyndon Outing club holds a special place in my heart, and I want to give back to such an incredible organization. That is why I decided to run this event and hopefully raise some money for the Outing Club.

I have been participating in and helping with endurance events for the past ten years; the participant’s and volunteers’ positivity and the connections I have made at these events are unmatched in any other venue I have been in. Thus, I hope to launch NEK Endurance, which would host more events like this one around the Northeast Kingdom!


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