Aggression. Strength. Endurance. Speed. And maybe a touch of madness. These are the qualities of a Tough Mudder. If you count yourself among that elite group of athletes, there's no better place to prove your skills than at Tough Mudder New England on the slopes of Mount Snow. But the fun doesn't have to stop once you've washed the mud out of your shoes (and hair, and clothes...). We've put together some of our favorite post-race activities for you to enjoy after you earn your headband at the finish line.
Grab a Beer
We know, everyone who finishes gets a glass of ice-cold beer once they cross the line. But if you'd like to enjoy a cold brew without mud in your shorts, you'll have to find one yourself. There are plenty of places nearby to enjoy a great glass of beer, but our favorite has to be Whetstone Station in nearby Brattleboro. With excellent, house-brewed craft beer and a down-to-earth atmosphere, you and your fellow racers will definitely enjoy your night.
Get a Tattoo
If you're a Tough Mudder racer, pain obviously doesn't bother you much. So why not endure just a little more to commemorate your achievement permanently? Some Tough Mudder events have a tattoo artist right at the finish line, who will ink you with the Tough Mudder logo, and there are several tattoo parlors close to Mount Snow, including Body Blend Studio. The studio's four experienced artists will create any image you wish, and you can even purchase custom-made tattoo machines, if you're into that kind of thing.
Fill 'er Up
Completing Tough Mudder New England isn't an easy task. After you're finished, you'll probably be sore, tired, and most of all, hungry. Lucky for you, there are lots of great restaurants just a short drive from the finish line. Take a look at our own guide to Wilmington restaurants without spending a lot of money - we're sure you'll find something to satisfy your stomach and your budget.
Take a Load Off
Sore muscles got you down? Relax at the NatureSpa at Mount Snow for a few hours, and you'll be ready to run the whole course again (er... maybe). Full-body massages, skin wraps, yoga therapy and more will have your body back in perfect condition in no time. No matter how tough you are on the course, you're sure to enjoy a trip to the NatureSpa.
Get some Rest
Of course, the number one thing you'll really want to do after finishing Tough Mudder New England is get some sleep. The best place to do just that? Your own Vermont Tough Mudder rental house in Chimney Hill. You'll be able to relax in comfort, wake up to a fresh-cooked breakfast from your own kitchen, and even take a refreshing dip in the Clubhouse Pool. Is there a better way to restore yourself after laying it all out on the course? Yeah, we couldn't think of one either.