Well we’ve fought Mother Nature in the past – shoveling snow onto the trail, laying plastic over the trail – but in those years we had more to fight with.

After the rain last night, there’s really not much to fight with this year. Unless you want to buy a wheel kit for your runner sled, there’s not much sliding to be had around these parts. Things could definitely change.

If you’re in town this weekend swing on over to Hogback Mountain Farm and folks will have their sleds out, playing music, grilling and talking runner sleds.

If you’re not in the area, we encourage going into your own woods and working on a trail for the next time there is good sliding weather!

2016 Race Update

Weather has not been cooperating.

The snow on Hogback Mountain is gone, but since Frye Mountain still has ice on some of its trails, there will be a Runner Sled event on Frye Mountain next Saturday, February 27.

If conditions allow, there will be a race, but there is sure to be sliding either way; so bring your sled and your family and let’s go sliding!

Meet at Hogback Mountain Farm or the Frye Mountain gate on rte. 220 at between 8 and 8:30.





2016 Race is on!

New England Runner Sled Championships are set for Saturday February 27 on Hogback Mountain in Montville, Maine.

Pray for snow.

Current Trail Report: if it froze tonight we could go sliding on the north side tomorrow, but more snow would make it a lot safer. The way it is now if you go off the trail you’ll pretty much hit a tree or a rock wall and stove yourself up.



Location Change: Qualifying is at Hogback Mtn Rd in Montville on 2/15/14

Qualifying is on for this Saturday but there is a change in location, due to this last minute storm we are getting:
Begins at 830 am at
Hogback Mountain Rd in Montville, Maine

Don’t forget, you don’t have to come to qualifying (but it will help your seeding), so you can still show up on Race Day and compete for the title of Fastest Runner Sledder in All the Land!

NEW in 2014: Two Chances for Racers to Qualify

At the 2014 edition of the New England Runner Sled Championship, racers will have two chances to qualify for the title of

“Fastest Runner Sledder in All the Land”

1. Come to Qualifying on Sat. Feb 15th and earn one of the top 16 seeds (arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the end of the Bragdon Rd in Montville ME)

2. Come to Race Day on Sat. Feb 22nd and race your way, single elimination, through the ranks to earn the right to face one of the top 16 seeds in the Championship Bracket (arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the end of the Bragdon Rd in Montville ME)

Stay Tuned for more info about the 2014 New England Runner Sled Championship