Be a part of the Oldest ski race in America!
This Saturday, February 18th, NEMS is back in action at Cannon Mountain for the 80th Annual Hochgebirge Challenge.
After years of waiting and months of speculation the Hochgebrige Challenge will be held at Mittersill! This is rich in New England ski history, going back to the 1930s, and was recently re-opened and has been designated as a training site for the U.S. Ski Team. Directions can be found by clicking here!
$55 you get a ticket and two race runs! The Hochgebirge Challenge is a full length slalom that will take place on the Taft trail at Mittersill. Anyone who has raced in the Hochgebirge Challenge in previous years is very familiar with the old course on Gary’s, so get ready for a new venue…Bode Style!!
Bottom line, this will be an exciting day, so don’t miss out!
Want to make this race even more fun & exciting? Why not dress up or create a team to compete for some legendary awards!
Awards For the Day:
- Best Costume (see inspiration below)
- Fastest Team (GIANT TROPHY, see photo below: Hochgebirge Challenge Cup)
- Fastest All-Female Team (Harding Trophy)
- Old Person Team
- Fastest Male (Alex Bright Award)
- Fastest Female (Clarita Heath Bright Award)
- Team Class Winners
- Fastest 3 in Each Class (Individual Awards)
Team Rules: Teams can be made up of any mix of age or gender, but the class awards are dedicated by the age of the youngest team member. The trophies are displayed at the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH. Be a part of history! Bring the form found at this link to registration with $20 (donation to the Hochebirge Club for hosting us).
PARTY: An epic after party at the Hochgebirge Hilton will start at 3pm. Located just up the road from Cannon, the Hochgebirge Hilton is one of the most well-known ski houses in New England. There will be lots of food, drinks and plenty of prizes – including a new pair of Fisher race skis from our sponsor, Artech. You need to be there to win, so come by after the race, have a beer, grab some grub and brag about how awesome your run was…you might just win a new pair of skis.