Hannes Schneider Meister Cup

Join Cranmore on March 6 – 8 for the The Hannes Schneider Meister Cup. This ski race  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.


  • Dual GS Race Format on Lower Intermediate Terrain
  • Age Classes from 13 & Under to 90 plus
  • Entry includes Friday reception, Breakfast, Lunch & Après-Ski appetizers, Gift Bag, Lift ticket
  • 5-Person Team $375; Individuals $75; Racer Guests, $40
  • Prizes for Best Vintage Skiwear
  • Ice Carving Contest
  • Silent Auction
  • Spectators Cordially Invited
  • Register Online at skimuseum.org or call the Ski Museum at 800-639-4181

Entry includes:

  • Welcome reception and hearty buffet on Friday night
  • One all-day lift ticket per racer
  • Exclusive Meister Cup pin
  • Continental Breakfast Saturday
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Race Day Box Lunch
  • Silent Auction
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Gift bag
  • Apres Ski Bratwurst Saturday
  • Support for the preservation of ski history

Schedule of Events

Friday March 6th
4-7pm                          Event Registration
5-7pm                          Social up- and down- mountain ski tour
6-9pm                          Welcome reception
6:30-8pm                     Hearty Buffet
8pm                             Torchlight Parade

Saturday March 7th
7:30-9am                    Event Registration
7:30-8am                    Continental Breakfast
9:15am                       Opening Ceremony
10am                          Meister Cup Race *Dual GS *Competition Slope
10:30-3:20pm             Silent Auction
11:30-12:30pm           Lunch Served on Zips Deck
12pm                          Ice Carving Awards
3:30pm                       Awards Ceremony
3:30-5pm                    Apres Ski Bratwurst  on Zip’s Deck
4-8:00pm                    Bavarian Brothers in Zip’s Pub & Grill

Sunday March 8th
9am                            Continental Breakfast, Eastern Slope Inn
9:30am                       Ski history Conversation, Eastern Slope Inn

Thank You To the 2014 Event Sponsors

Cranmore Mountain Resort
The Schneider Family
Connie Davis Watson Foundation
Newcastle Brown Ale
Eastern Slope Inn
The Conway Daily Sun
Stonehurst Manor
Valley Originals
Coca Cola
Outside Television
93.5 WMWV
WPKQ 103.7
Magic 104
Hills RV

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