Minnesota boy, 10, hits 7 different ski slopes in one day
(FOX 9) - While many avid skiers and snowboarders are accustomed to long stretches on the slopes, it’s often in the same place on the same day.
Known as "Carrick’s Shred Day," 10-year-old Carrick O’Neill and his father took an adventure Monday that led them to seven different ski areas – six in Minnesota, and one in Wisconsin.
They began at Buck Hill at 9:45 a.m., then went to Welch Village (around 11:30 a.m.), Afton Alps (12:55 p.m.), Trollhaugen (2:35), Wild Mountain (3:45), Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area (6:25) and finally Hyland Hills around 7:30 p.m.
Known as the Fourth Grade Passport, he was eligible to buy a special lift ticket offered by the Minnesota Ski Areas Association (MNSAA) that offers a season pass to 15 Minnesota ski areas.
Their goal was part of a project their team, Bent Oxen, is doing in part to help get kids more involved with skiing and snowboarding.