The Hannes Schneider Meister Cup is unlike any ski race in history. It combines the best of skiing today with the warm nostalgia of yesterday. It honors the founding father of ski instruction, Austrian Hannes Schneider, who brought his world-renowned skills to North Conway and Mt. Cranmore in 1939. Schneider introduced skiing fun and excitement to millions around the globe.
Hannes Schneider was a mountain soldier himself in World War I, so it is fitting that the Schneider Race pay tribute to America’s mountain troops. Each year 10th Mountain Division veterans of World War II and the Color Guard and soldiers of the active duty 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, New York take part in this memorable event.
Your participation in this event helps fund the collection and conservation of our skiing heritage exhibited at the New England Ski Museum for the purpose of research, education, and entertainment. Located at the foot of Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH, this important museum offers an archive of skiing history with colorful exhibits, an extensive library, and growing collections of ski-related artifacts. Admission to the museum is free of charge.
If you want to register a team go to the Hannes Schneider Meister Cup page on the ski museum website. They have all the information on how to register and eligibility.
If you can ski around a few gates on intermediate terrain, you are invited to participate in the race…and win! The names of the winning team and individuals will be inscribed on the handsome Hannes Schneider Meister Cup trophy on permanent display in the New England Ski Museum.
Friday March 11th4-7pm Event Registration5-7pm Social up- and down- mountain ski tour6-9pm Welcome reception6:30-8pm Hearty Buffet8pm Torchlight Parade
Sunday March 13th9am Continental Breakfast, Eastern Slope Inn9:30am Ski history Conversation, Eastern Slope Inn
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