Mt. Brighton will be the final stop in an attempt by two men to break the North American record for the most ski areas snowboarded in a 24-hour period.
The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association has partnered with agnarchy.com to help David Zemens, from Rochester Hills, and Sabato Caputo, from Lansing, obtain the North American record for the most ski areas snowboarded in a 24-hour period, according to a news release.
“The Guinness World record is 17 ski areas, and it was set in Japan. No one in the U.S. has ever gotten that far,” Zemens said.
The North American record is 12, set by Pat Bridges in 2013.
Their quest will begin 9 p.m. Friday night at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs. They’ll continue on to Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs that same evening and then head down to Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls to finish out the night.
“This works out well because Boyne Mountain happens to be open for 70 hours straight to celebrate their 70th birthday and raise money for Challenge Mountain, a ski area solely dedicated to assisting people with special needs.” Mickey MacWilliams, President of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association.
On Saturday, the pair will begin in Gaylord at Treetops Resort, then Otsego Club and Resort. From there, they travel to Schuss Mountain and the Summit slopes at Shanty Creek.
After hitting slopes at four more Northern Michigan ski areas, they head downstate, with stops along the way and a finish at Mt. Brighton. They are scheduled to be at Mt. Brighton at 8:45 p.m.
The attempt coincides with National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Day on Friday.