While conditions at Greek Peak are looking good, not everyone will be skiing down the mountain this weekend.
As many as 4,000 competitors will be running up and down the mountain on Saturday as the Spartan Races return for the third consecutive year.
Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race brand and Greek hosts its only winter event in the US.
Aside from running up and down the steep Olympian and Odyssey trails, runners will encounter a rope climb and inverted wall and tackle the sandbag carry, spear throw and bucket brigade.
Race Director Tyler Gobin says the event attracts competitors from across the Northeast, and even some from as far away as Florida, Texas and California. “We bring back a lot of the same racers to this race. This race takes a certain type of person to come out and do it. So, we get a lot of repeat racers here. This one has not just the obstacle of the mountain, or the obstacle of the obstacles, the obstacle is the weather and the conditions”
Gobin says this year’s race is looking to be the most winter-like yet after a couple years that were somewhat slushy.
You can still register on the day of the race. The first heat of elite athletes takes off at 9 a.m. with the last heat going at 2.
The rest of the mountain will remain open to skiing and boarding.