Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
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.
Entry in the Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Includes:
*Welcome Reception & hearty buffet on Friday night
*One all-day lift ticket per racer
*Exclusive Meister Cup pin
*Continental Breakfast Saturday
*Race Day BBQ
*Après ski bratwurst Saturday
*Support for the preservation of ski history!
Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Kick-off
4-7pm Event Registration – Main Base Lodge Entrance
6-9pm Welcome reception & Bavarian Brothers Band in Zip’s
6:30-8pm Hearty Buffet in Zip’s
8:15pm Torchlight Parade North Slope
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
10am 1st Runs on the Alley/NASTAR
10:30-2:30pm Silent Auction – Zip’s Pub
11:30-12:30pm BBQ Lunch – Zip’s Deck
12:30pm 2nd Runs
2pm Top 4 Men and Women Race
2:45pm Awards – Snow Stage
Music all day by the Bavarian Brothers Band!
Thank You to our 2019 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
- Ski the Whites
- 93.5 WMWV
- Magic 104
- Hills RV