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Final day to register for Hannes Schneider Cup

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Staff  March 4, 2010 08:32 AM

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Today is your final chance to register for this weekend's Hannes Schneider Meister Cup, the annual, nostalgic ski race at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, N.H.


Paying tribute to the grandfather of ski schools, the event combines a dual grand slalom race on lower-intermediate terrain with a celebration of Schneider's service as a mountain soldier in World War I. Skiers and spectators are encouraged to wear vintage gear, which could really range from a 1950's ski sweater to that garish, neon CB jacket you've got still hanging somewhere in the back of your closet. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits.


Individuals can register to race for $75; five-member teams are $375. Entry fee includes your lift ticket, a reception on Friday evening, lunch, and apr├Ęs-ski appetizers. Proceeds go to benefit the New England Ski Museum.


Click here for more information and to register.

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Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.

Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at and


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