Challenge Mountain to Participate in Guinness World Records Event

Challenge Mountain is SETTING RECORDS

This weekend (February 26 – 27, 2022) Challenge Mountain, with an adaptive ski facility in Walloon Lake, is partnering with ski resorts throughout Michigan to set a Guinness World Records first.

From noon on Saturday, February 26, through noon on Sunday, February 27, Michigan skier Kyle Kelly and snowboarder friend Brad Dykstra will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most ski areas skied in a 24-hour period. According to the, the previous record of 17 “was achieved by Terri Moore of Canada, in Hakuba, Japan, in February 2017. Terri attempted this record alongside her husband who achieved the record for the most ski resorts snowboarded in 24 hours.”

Kelly and Dykstra will be going big and attempting to break the record with 22 ski areas. “Michigan is the perfect place to attempt this record,” says Kelly. “According to the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA), no matter where you are in the state, you are within a two-hour drive of a ski area,” he adds.

The tight schedule includes areas from northern to southern Michigan. The pair will begin their route in Harbor Springs at Nub’s Nob, then head to The Highlands, then Challenge Mountain in Walloon Hills, Boyne Mountain in Boyne City, Treetops Resort and Otsego Resort in Gaylord, Hanson Hills in Grayling, Shanty Creek (Schuss Mtn. slopes) in Bellaire, Mt. Holiday and Hickory Hills in Traverse City, The Homestead in Glen Arbor, Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac, and Snow Snake in Harrison. They then drive downstate and on Sunday, at 4:15 a.m., they begin again with Mt. Holly in Holly, Pine Knob in Clarkston, Alpine Valley in White Lake, Mount Brighton in Brighton, Timber Ridge in Goebles, Bittersweet in Otsego, Mulligan’s Hollow in Grand Haven, and ending at 11:30 at Cannonsburg in Belmont.

“We were thrilled to be invited to join in this exciting day,” shares Linda Armstrong, Challenge Mountain Program Director. “Events like this highlight the amazing skiing and snowboarding opportunities in our home state. We hope that news about the day and our participation in it will reach individuals living with disabilities, so they are encouraged to try adaptive recreational snowsports here.”

For more information about Challenge Mountain, visit Adaptive recreation questions can be directed to or 231-535-2141.


More Guinness Record Resources:

MLive | Michigan pair breaks world record for most ski areas skied in 24 hours


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Challenge Mountain is a non-profit 501c3 organization established in 1984. Annually, Challenge Mountain connects over 1,800 children, youth and adults with special needs to life-enhancing recreational opportunities such as adaptive skiing and biking, kayaking and boating, cultural and nature programs. Participants gain personal fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of acceptance that translates positively into their everyday lives. Programs instill positive individual and group development, while building social and character skills and transforming participants’ views of themselves and their abilities.