Racers get your teams set! The 2014 edition of the Hochgebirge Challenge Cup is upon us!
That’s right, think good food, awesome costumes, fast skiing, crashes & PRIZES!! Race is a slalom (one of the most exciting on the Sise Cup tour) held at Cannon Mountain, NH on Saturday Feb 22, 2014. While this race is part of the New England Masters Sise Cup Series it is also a team race. This harkens back to the early days of alpine ski racing (the race was first run in 1931!!) when team racing was an important component of competition.
Teams of four can be registered the morning of the event at the bottom of the race hill. Team fee is $20 and teams can be made up of any mix of ages and gender. Teams comprised of four ladies may compete for the Harding trophy…teams of four gentlemen or mixed composition can compete for the Hochgebirge Challenge Cup. There are also age group awards with teams being entered in the category of the youngest member of the team.
Awards will be presented at the Hochgebirge “Hilton”…with raffles and history/ski racing trivia by the fire. Dinner is available and refreshments offered. Don’t forget, the best costume wins an awesome prize!! So bring your best duds and get voted #1 by your fellow NEMSies!! AND…There will be a pair of 192 Bomber GS Race skis with a 27m radius from Artech up for raffle as the Grand Prize!!
Additionally the Sandra Bolduc Award for Questionable Skiing Behavior will be awarded for just that. Racers may also check out the KHS Flite 720 road bike that will be raffled at the Sise Cup finals at Waterville Valley in March. Don’t miss this!!