How much does it cost to participatE?

The minimum requirement is $100 for ages 6 and above and 5 and under are $50. In order to raise funds to participate, ask everyone you know to donate to register and in return you receive a 24 hour lift ticket, t-shirt, dinner, breakfast, and lunch and memories to last a lifetime of skiing and riding as the sun comes up over King Pine! One raffle ticket will be awarded to participants for every $50 raised above their registration fee. These special raffle tickets will be used for participants to win a grand prize package.

I already have a season pass. Do I still need to register?

Yes, you will need a specific 24 hour ski-a-thon lift ticket in order to participate in the event. Skiing and riding is still open to the general public on Friday and Saturday but after the mountain is scheduled to close during normal operating hours the only tickets accepted at lifts are Cynthia’s Challenge lift tickets.

What should/can I bring to the event?

If you plan to ski or ride and stay on the resort for the entire 24 hours, bring warm clothing, layers, and necessities to be comfortable and warm. Food will be available for participants but options to purchase are also available during normal operating hours at the Pine Cone Cafe. Many participants take breaks throughout the night and bring pillows, and sleeping bags which can be set up in the Evergreen Room. Please note, while resting is fine, setting up camp for the evening is discouraged and the music will be turned up loud.

Unfortunately, we base the amount of food needed by the number of participants skiing and riding for 24 hours and do not have the resources at this time to sell additional meals. All food is donated by local businesses. Food is available for purchase at the Pine Cone Cafe. 

If I am not planning on skiing or riding can I purchase the meals separately?

All contributions are considered a donation, and all donations are non-refundable. Registration and special circumstances to will be considered. Please contact Aly at (603) 367-4043 or email

What is the refund policy?

Cynthia’s Challenge is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, EIN #81-4522647. All donations are tax deductible. Letters and email receipts will be sent out so please provide your contact information.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Checks can be made out to the Cynthia’s Challenge, PO Box 213 Eaton, NH 03832. Donors should identify the individual on the Message Line of their check if being used towards registration fee.

Can someone write a check to support me as a participant?

While we do have plenty of volunteers to support the event running 24 hours, we ask that all children under the age of 18 be supervised by a parent or guardian.

Will there be supervision for my child if i drop them off to participate?