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Mountain Meisters


About Meisters

Now in its 49th season, Cranmore Mountain Meister’s is one of the longest-running Community Race Leagues in the United States.  Our goal as we close in on our 50th season of Meister Racing, is to reclaim the title of, “The Nation’s Largest Race League”. 

Cranmore Mountain Resort hosts 30+ teams with approximately 450 racers on 10 Wednesdays throughout the season; and even though it is a race league, the true focus of the program is to have fun with your friends, family and coworkers.  Being a Meister, is part of being a local.

Being a Mountain Meister gives you an excuse to ski or ride every Wednesday that Cranmore is open, except during holiday and vacation weeks (Christmas Vacation and President's Week).  You also receive tickets to attend two Meister Clinics of your choosing. 

Our Meister Clinics are what makes Mountain Meister’s different from all the other leagues out there.  Meister Clinics are offered throughout the season on Sunday Afternoons and Tuesday Mornings; with additional “Early Season Clinics” in December to get your season started on the right foot, and to make you more comfortable on the mountain.

To paraphrase Herbert Schneider: “If you live in the Mt. Washington Valley, skiing is part of your heritage. It is only right that everyone should have a chance to ski regardless of their financial situation. As a ski community, it is a sound investment in our future.”  The Mountain Meister’s Program, provides that opportunity for affordable skiing, riding, and coaching to the residents of the greater Mount Washington Valley area.

Mountain Meister Need to Knows for 2019/2020

There are two options for Mountain Meister’s this season:

  1. Option One: Mountain Meister Wednesday, $129 includes Meister Race Day, weekly après ski/parties, unlimited Pre-Season Meister Clinics with lift access and two (2) in season Meister Clinics with lift access.
  2. Option Two: Mountain Meister Plus, $229 includes Meister Race Day, weekly après ski/parties, unlimited practice course on Wednesday, unlimited NASTAR on weekends and holiday weeks (does not include lift access - $125 value), unlimited Pre- Season Meister Clinics with lift access, and four (4) in season Meister Clinics w/lift access.

Returning Meisters must update their NASTAR registration at  New Meisters must register at to get a NASTAR number.  Racers must know this number before purchasing their Meister Pass.

There are 13 racers per team- please know the name of your team if you are on a team, and ensure that your team captain has submitted your team roster. If you do not have a team, let us know and we will put you on a team.  Add 2 rookies and your size increases to 15 racers!  

ONLY 8 SCORES per team are counted each week. 

Meister Racing takes place on the NASTAR course located on The Alley Trail, a wide, intermediate trail with a consistent & gradual slope, perfect for entry-level racing.  This trail is accessible from the summit lifts and South Quad. ALL RACERS MUST have a pass on Race Day to access lifts.

Mountain Meister Registration:

Racers can register online or at the Cranmore Ticket Office between November 18, 2019 through December 20, 2019* OR January 2, 2020 through January 7, 2020. 

Please note: Registration will be closed November 29th and 30th, and December 21, 2019 through January 1, 2020. 

All Meister must sign up in person at the ticket office.  No passes will be issued without your payment and a signed Release of Liability.


Racers MUST pick up a clinic ticket in the ticket office for ALL clinics attended throughout the season.  

  • Preseason Clinicspreseason clinics are complimentary for all racers
    • December 15, 2019, 1PM -3PM
    • December 17 & 18, 2019, 10AM to 12PM
  • In Season Clinics
    • Sundays 1PM - 3PM and Tuesday 10AM – 12PM
    • Meister Wednesday Pass includes 2 clinics w/lift access ticket
    • Meister Plus includes 4 clinics w/lift access ticket
    • In-Season Clinics: 1/5, 1/7, 1/12, 1/14, 1/21, 1/26, 1/28, 2/4, 2/9, 2/11, 2/23, 2/25, 3/1, 3/3 Downhill practice (1/19 MLK NO clinic, 2/2 Super Bowl Sunday NO clinic, 2/16 and 2/18 Vacation Week NO clinic)

Race Day:

The racecourse will be open from 9am – 5:30pm each Race Day Wednesday.  All racers MUST have a pass on their body to access the chairlift. 

NEW for 2019/2020!

  • All racers take two runs: one run on each course.
  • Pay to Race Practice Course: A practice course will be available from 9:30am – 2:30pm each Meister Wednesday (excluding Wednesday, March 4th & March 18th) on the Competition Slope.  The practice course is included in the Meister Plus Registration or available as an add on for standard Mountain Meister Registration: $40 for unlimited access for the race season, or $5 per race day.    

Pay to Play  

Racers can Pay to Play a 3rd run for a $5 donation at the start shack.  Pay to Play will be available after 12PM each Wednesday.  Money collected for Pay to Play will support a local charity.  Charities for the 2019/2020 season include: End 68 Hours of Hunger, Starting Point, Josh Preece Fund, White Mountain Trail Collective, Jen’s Friends.

Pay to Play is limited to one per racer per day.  Extra runs are not available on March 4th or 20th. 

2019/2020 Schedule

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Date   Apres in Zip's  Pay to Play Recipient Special Events
January 8, 2020 Week 1  Rek'-lis, 4pm - 7pm Josh Preece Fund KICK OFF PARTY! Food served 5:30pm - 7pm.
January 15, 2020 Week 2 Riley Parkhurst Duo, 3pm - 6pm Josh Preece Fund Mug Hunt - Find an orange numbered mug and turn it in to the bar for a $1 beer! (ends at 4:00pm)
January 22, 2020 Week 3 The Cough's, 3pm - 6pm White Mountain Trail Collective  
January 29, 2020 Week 4 Rek'-lis, 2pm - 5pm White Mountain Trail Collective  
February 5, 2020 Week 5 White Steer, 2pm - 5pm End 68 Hours of Hunger  
February 12, 2020 Week 6  Shark Martin, 4pm - 7pm End 68 Hours of Hunger MID SEASON PARTY!  Food served 5:30pm - 7pm
February 26, 2020 Week 7 Mitch Alden, 3pm - 6pm Starting Point Mug Hunt – Find an orange numbered mug and turn it in to the bar for a $1 beer! (ends at 4:00pm)
March 4, 2020 Week 8  Even Better Medicine, 3pm - 6pm Starting Point Costume Contest
March 11, 2020 Week 9 Ryan St. Onge, 2pm - 5pm Jesse Lyman Downhill
March 18, 2020 Week 10  N/A Jen's Friends- donate at the top shack for unlimited runs

Jen's Friends Day & End of Season Party & Awards!

Group Photo –North Slope Base 5:30pm

Celebration 5:45pm - 8:30pm




  • Tuckerman Brewing Co. Beer and Lunch Specials in Zip's
  •  Kick the Kolsch - if the keg of Kolsch kicks on your beer order, you win a prize from Tuckerman Brewing Co.!
  •  Weekly Apres Parties with live music and raffle prizes!


For more information or to file a protest, contact: 

[email protected]

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