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Vintage Clothing contest at the annual Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race

24th Annual Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race

2020/2021 Event Information Coming Soon

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 pays tribute to America’s mountain troops. 

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 in downtown North Conway and at the foot of Cannon Mountain in Franconia, 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.

2019/2020 Event Details:

Age Classes: 9 & under; 10-11; 12-13; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80-89

Equipment: Alpine (A); Telemark (T); Snowboard (B)

Special Categories: Carroll Reed Cup for Snowsports Industry (CR); 10th Mountain Division for military (MD); Junior, Under 14 (JR)

Registration Costs: 5-Person Team $500; Individuals $100; Racer Guests, $40

Entry in the Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Includes:

*One all-day lift ticket per racer

*Exclusive Meister Cup pin

*Continental Breakfast Saturday

*Opening Ceremony

*Race Day BBQ

*Silent Auction

*Awards Ceremony

*Commemorative Event Bib

*Apr├Ęs ski bratwurst Saturday

*Support for the preservation of ski history!


Friday, 3/13/20

We have modified this year's program to not include the formal kickoff gathering in Zip's Pub on Friday night. Racers are still welcome to register on Friday night.

4-7pm Event Registration – Main Base Lodge Entrance

Saturday, 3/14/20

7:30-9am - Registration continues in the Main Base Lodge Entrance

7:30-9am -Continental Breakfast in Zip’s

9:15am Opening Ceremony – Snow Stage

10:30am 1st Runs on the Alley/NASTAR Dual GS

10:30-2:30pm Silent Auction – Zip’s Pub

11:30-12:30pm BBQ Lunch – Zip’s Deck

12:45pm 2nd Runs begin

TBD Top 4 Men and Women Race

3:30pm Awards – Snow Stage

3:30-5pm Bratwurst on Zip's Deck

Music all day by the Bavarian Brothers Band!

Thank You to our 2020 Event Sponsors

  • Cranmore Mountain Resort
  • The Schneider Family
  • Connie Davis Watson Foundation
  • New Hampshire Distributors 
  • Tuckerman Brewing Company
  • Eastern Slope Inn
  • The Conway Daily Sun
  • The Valley Originals
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Pepsi
  • Ski the Whites
  • 93.5 WMWV
  • Magic 104
  • Hills RV