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, great conditions and the upcoming events at the in-town mountain with visitors and co-workers.
Today the Meister program hosts 40 plus 12-15 man teams with approximately 550-600 weekly racers. All racers eagerly await the announcement of the annual captain's meeting held mid-November which signifies the launch of the next season. Once the captains’ meeting is held all racers must come to the ticket concourse and to 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 your pass will allow all racers to enjoy of the benefits that the Meister pass offers to include discounts at local participating Meister partners throughout the Valley.
The racing begins on the first Wednesday of the first week of the year for 11 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 $9.00 per day or less Mountain Meister Racing is the best ski deal in the USA!
Captain Meeting - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 6:30pm - Zip's Pub & Grill, Cranmore Mountain
Captains please bring your completed roster to the meeting. If your team is sponsored please bring payment with your roster. Rosters must be turned into Cranmore before registration.
Stop by the Ticket Haus - December 1st - 21st to sign up
To sign up – payment and release are required to pick up your Meister Pass
Sign up will be closed on Dec 22, 2012 – Jan 1, 2013
Late penalty will be assessed for those signing up after December 21, 2012
Late sign up Jan 2, 3 & 4 – Price $115.00 per racer
First Race - January 9, 2013 - 9AM – 4PM with Kick off Celebration 5PM in Zip’s Pub
Week 1 Jan. 9th and Kick off Celebration
Week 2 Jan 16th
Week 3 Jan 23rd
Week 4 Jan 30th
Week 5 Feb 6th
Week 6 Feb 13th and pre- vacation party time week
Feb 20th NO RACE – Vacation week
Week 7 Feb 27th
Week 8 March 6th
Week 9 March 13th extra races for Jen's Friends- your best time counts for the day!
Week 10 March 20th Jesse Lyman Downhill Day
TBA Details for Meister Awards presentation