Lincoln, NH the heart of the White Mountains
Where last spring was marked by uncertainty and restrictions, this spring brings the renewed promise of a full spring season (pray for snow!) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Burgeon Outdoor is honored to support the return of one of the region’s premier backcountry events, the Granite Backcountry Alliance’s fifth annual Wild Corn Shindig.
Burgeon is proud to serve as sponsor for the Wild Corn Shindig, which will take place on Saturday, April 3 at the King Pine Ski Resort in Madison, N.H. and will run from 9 a.m. to sunset.
The all-day springtime party, which is back after a one-year break, will feature live music, demos, food and drinks, games and lots of backcountry terrain and tropical outfits. For a complete schedule and list of events, please visit Wild Corn.
Tyler Ray, principal of the Granite Backcountry Alliance, said the event will be COVID compliant and that measures have been taken to encourage social distancing. He added that the new venue at King Pine has an expansive base area that will allow people to space out and that he’s confident in the backcountry ski community, which he said is uniquely well prepared when it comes to taking protective measures.
“We have had events in the fall and winter and now the spring, the way we’ve been able to manage that is we have a user group that is educated around being prepared when you go out into a ski tour, about the equipment, analyzing weather,” Ray said. “So it wasn’t a stretch for this group to embrace compliance measures for COVID.”
This year’s Shindig will feature live performances at the main soundstage throughout the day, with the Jason Spooner Band headlining at around 5 p.m. after performances by Farm to Table, Shark Martin and Rek’lis.
Another highlight will be the Wild Corn Skimo Race at 4 p.m., and throughout the day all of the lifts will be closed so the entire mountain will be open for guests to skin and ski at their pleasure. The Lostbo Pub and mid-mountain cabin will be open for barbecue and beer as well, and a children’s lift will be available for young kids to enjoy the slopes as well.
There will also be raffles, silent auctions and other prizes, and the proceeds raised will help support the Granite Backcountry Alliance’s mission to advocate for the interests of backcountry skiers, as well as to help develop new backcountry ski terrain.
“We’re honored to partner with the Granite Backcountry Alliance because they’re doing great things here,” said Burgeon Outdoor founder Rudy Glocker. “Both for the environment and because they’re bringing people together for their love of the mountains, love of New Hampshire and their love of the community and all it has to offer.”
“Burgeon has been an incredibly loyal sponsor and they absolutely stepped up to sponsor our event,” Ray said. “It’s great to see a start-up in Lincoln step up and take the initiative. We’re happy to partner with Burgeon and Rudy’s leadership and commitment to the community is very impressive and these are the brands we want to align with and be with.”
Tickets are $30 for GBA members and $35 for non-members, and for those who wish to take part in the Skimo race, entry is $45 for members and $50 for non-members and includes access to the rest of the event as well. Children age 10 and under get in free, and Apres tickets are available for entry at 4 p.m. through sunset for $15 (members) and $25 non-members.
Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.skireg.com/wildcorn
Burgeon Outdoor was founded in 2019. Burgeon’s mission is to help mountain communities flourish. Burgeon proudly manufactures premium outdoor apparel in Lincoln, NH. By manufacturing locally, Burgeon creates year round jobs in the White Mountains. 5% of Burgeon’s sales support its community and environmental efforts. To learn more, please visit our studio at the Village Shops in Lincoln, our website burgeonoutdoor.com or call us at 603-745-7123.