The origin of Mountain Meisters dates back to the early seventies when Cranmore looked at the Meister program as an opportunity to showcase the mountain and let our Valley residents experience the great conditions at a very affordable price. Meisters would head back to work and share their experiences and talk about great conditions and the upcoming events at the in-town mountain with visitors and co-workers.
Today the Meister program hosts 35 plus 15 man teams with approximately 500 weekly racers. All racers eagerly await the announcement of the annual captain's meeting held in December which signifies the launch of the next season. Once the captains’ meeting is held all racers must come to the ticket concourse and register, sign their waivers and get their pass for the new season. Once registered all racers may ski/ride any Wednesday that Cranmore is open except for vacation periods. Signing up early and getting a pass will allow all racers to enjoy the benefits that the Meister pass offers including discounts at local participating Meister partners throughout the Valley.
The racing begins on the first Wednesday of the first week of the year, unless it's New Years Day, and runs for the next 10 weeks, except February vacation week. Each team and individual accumulates place points over the ten week race series looking to win and earn bragging rights for the year. There are many individual and team awards that everyone strives for to include Division winners, fastest racers (Hot Jocks) and of course the Best Team Award! It is a great day on the mountain with friends, weekly raffles, friendly competition and après ski in Zip's Pub. Not to mention getting out of work early!
Interested folks do not have to have any previous racing skills to race with the Mountain Meisters! Even if you do not have a team you can still go to the mountain and register and we will place you on a team! It’s a great reason to get out and ski/ride and you certainly cannot beat the cost at less than $25.00 per day or less when you take advantage of all the Meister perks. Mountain Meister Racing is the best ski deal in the USA!
Captain Meeting - December 2nd, 2015, 6:30pm- Zip's Pub & Grill, Cranmore Mountain
Captain's meeting is an opportunity to roll out the Mountain Meister Program with any updates or changes for the 2016 season. All captains are encouraged to attend as well as new folks interest in joining for the first time.
$110.00 per racer, no late fee for 2015-16 sign-ups
Stop by the ticket office - December 3rd - December 23rd to sign up
Each racer must sign themselves up at the ticket office. Please know the name of your team if you are on a specific team.
To sign up – payment and release are required to pick up your Meister Pass
Sign up will be closed on December 23rd, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016
First Race & Clinic Details:
First Race - January 13th, 2016 - 9AM – 4PM with Kick off Celebration in Zip’s Pub, racing will take place on the Alley. All Meisters must have signed up at the ticket office and received their pass. You must get your Meister number from Danbo before you can race - Danbo will be waiting for you in Zip's Pub and Grill from 8am on to assign you a number. No numbers will be assigned without your pass and Release of Liability signed.
First race clinic - Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 11am-2pm, on the Alley.
Week 1 - Jan 13th
Week 2 - Jan 20th
Week 3 - Jan 27th
Week 4 - Feb 3rd
Week 5 - Feb 10th and pre-vacation party time week
Feb 17th - NO RACE, Vacation/President's week
Week 6 - Feb 24th
Week 7 - March 2nd, Jesse Lyman Downhill Day
Week 8 - March 9th, extra runs for Jen's Friends- your best time counts for the day!
Week 9 - March 16th, the last official race for the season
Week 10 - TBA / Wednesday Meister Awards & Party - March 23rd
For more information, contact:
Karen Dolan – firstname.lastname@example.org