Annual hill climb roars into area in March

MORRIS – The eighth annual King of the Mountain hill climb will be held March 16 at Ski Sawmill Family Resort, off of Route 287 near here. It is sponsored by the resort and the Highland Lake Snowmobile and Outdoor Recreation Club.

The double-elimination climb will pit snowmobile drivers in an 800-foot, side-by-side drag race up the ski slope hill. Class winners will vie for the prestigious King of the Mountain title.

Racer registration and sled classification will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A driver meeting is at 10 and races will follow. More than 200 snowmobilers are expected.

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Spectator admission and parking is free, and family ski discounts will be available, as will spectator chairlift rides, good food and lodging.