Event Date:  Saturday, January 25, 2020  12:00PM

Details coming soon!

*Event Note:  Course conditions are weather dependent.  We will finalize a race course and non-race course the day prior to the event.  Stay tuned!



Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The 2nd Annual M.W. Otto Rhode Memorial Skin & Ski is coming January 26 to Great Glen Trails! Skin & Ski the famed Mt. Washington Auto Road in remembrance of that great ole chap M.W. OTTO RHODE.  We'll toast OTTO at the apres event from 4-6 pm at the brand new Glen House Hotel with food provided and cash bar!


Who is this historically unknown man and why is he suddenly relevant and the namesake of this insanely awesome new event? Why it's a story you should know! You see, OTTO, as he was affectionately called, in a little known fact, claimed the first ski descent off the cone of High George (Mt. Washington) on January 27, 1859 which, unbeknownst to him, later set the path for the construction of the Mt. Washington Carriage Road in 1861. A legend was born. 

Like any backcountry skier worth his or her salt, OTTO liked to keep his stashes on the so-called “DL”, for fear of exploitation. It wasn't until a night of being over-served did OTTO disclose his secret - that he "slayed Big George." Well, townsfolk took that the wrong way and poor OTTO got kicked right out of town, never to be seen or heard from again! 


  • 8:30am: Great Glen facilities open

  • 11am: Registration open

  • 12pm: Pre-Race Safety briefing for all participants

  • 12-1pm: Event begins - schedule and course weather dependent. Stay tuned for updates.

  • 3:30pm: All skiers still on the mountain head to the bottom

  • 4pm: Showers and change facilities open for participants at Glen Base Lodge

  • 4 -6pm: Glen House Hotel (Food, Cash Bar, Lodging, Dinner options)

  • 5pm: Awards

    Join Team OTTO and get your tickets now on ! 

    - $25 for GBA members
    - $35 for non-GBA members
    - $50 (individual)/$60 (family) for GBA membership AND ticket (score!)
    - Fundraising opportunity for free ticket ($150 minimum)

    We are excited to have you and can't thank you enough for joining the movement! See you at OTTO!

    Thanks to sponsors!
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