Have you earned your suspenders yet?
Join us for the 6th annual Blue Suspender Expedition.
Blue Suspender Legend
Legend* has it that only the most hardcore and dedicated Bristol Mountain faithful skip the Black Friday madness (is that still a thing anymore?!) and head to Bristol Mountain to test their conditioning and earn their Blue Suspenders.
Register for the event and make it to the summit of Bristol Mountain via Galaxy. The event will take place rain, snow, or shine. We’ve had all three. Whatever the condition of the trail is**, you will need to make it to the summit. Blue Suspenders are earned, not given.
Be a part of the Sixth Annual Blue Suspender Expedition and earn a custom 2022 Expedition Pin on Friday, November 25th. Every participant who successfully completes the challenge will earn a custom 2022 Expedition Pin to continue their collection. New participants will be awarded their Blue Suspenders at the summit and welcomed into the Blue Suspender Class of 2022.
Date: Friday, November 25th
Time: 8am (Registration), 9am (Event Start)
Price: $25 (Previous participants, blue suspenders not included)
$35 (through November 18th, new event participants, includes initiation into the Blue Suspender Class of 2022)
$45 (November 19th – 24th, new event participants, includes initiation into the Blue Suspender Class of 2022)
Those who already made it into the Blue Suspender Club are encouraged to wear their suspenders and pin to the event.
Join us at the summit for a post-expedition celebration. Watch as your teammates successfully complete the challenge and are awarded their suspenders with the blue sparkle ski pole. Gather around the fire and enjoy a beverage while you celebrate your accomplishment with your teammates.
Event registration will include breakfast sandwiches and beverages (hot cocoa, coffee, beer…the perfect post-holiday combination) at the summit.
Looking to join us for the summit celebration but not willing to complete the expedition? Purchase the Non-Participant Breakfast Package for $18 and enjoy a breakfast sandwich and beverages while you wait for your friends and family to conquer the mountain and be awarded their Blue Suspenders. This package must be purchased in advance (there will be no point of sale available at the summit on the day of the event).
The 6th Annual Blue Suspender Expedition will follow the original route set forth by our inaugural 2017 Blue Suspender Class Members. The expedition will commence promptly at 9am from the meeting point at the Comet Express Lift and proceed across the base of Lower Meteor, up Saturn to Lower Galaxy, Upper Galaxy, across Space Walk to the Summit Center & the post-expedition celebration.
You will need to find your own way down the mountain.
A friendly reminder that expedition participants will need to find their own way down the mountain. If you have friends or family who aren’t participating in the event they can drive up to the summit via South Hill Road to meet you (and watch you earn your Blue Suspenders!). Alternately, you can take a stroll down the access road (Hale Bopp > Milky Way > Eclipse >Infinity) or any other way down the mountain you choose (we’ve even had participants hike with their gear and ski down when we’ve been open!).
*Legend established 2017.
**If Bristol Mountain is open and operating and Galaxy is open for skiing an equally challenging alternative route will be established.