The 3rd Annual Lobstah Cup
Shawnee Peak, ME
Saturday, Feb. 2nd
The New England Masters are back for the 3rd Annual Lobstah Cup! Come join racers from around New England as they square off in an exciting Giant Slalom race down Headwall & East Slope. If you’ve never done a Masters race this is a great opportunity to try it out on a “masters friendly” course with some really fun people. Make sure to stick around for the post-race festivities with some food, prizes and lots of stories. There will also be a cash bar available.
Cost: $55 per day (includes a ticket)
Where: Shawnee Peak’s The Headwall / East Slope
Time: Register 8:00-9:15 am
1st Run – 9:30 am start
2nd Run – 1:00 pm (reset after completion of 1st run)
Format: 2 runs (regardless if you finish the 1st run), organized by age class, World Cup points system
USSA: This is a USSS sanctioned race, so if you do not carry the USSS Masters license please bring an insurance card with you to register for a short term daily license. If you have a USSA license that is not a Masters USSA license, call USSA at 435-649-9090 and ask to add “Masters” to your license. There is no additional cost.
Common Questions with Answers:
Q1. Do I have to be a New England Masters racer to participate?
A1. No, but we encourage all racers after the first year to join NEMS. If you haven’t been a member for a few years you are welcome to give it a try again before joining, but only members are eligible for the grand prizes at the end of year banquet and discounts from our sponsors.
Q2. What skill level do I need to have?
A2. We have racers of all ability levels, from brand new racers to former U.S. Ski team members and everything in between (beer league, past high school race team, NASTAR, USSA, FIS, etc.)
Q3. How old do I need to be to participate?
A3. Racers must be 18 years old to race.
Q5. How much does a race cost and what is included?
A5. The race fee is $55, which includes a lift ticket and two runs (regardless of your finish the prior run). So when you aren’t racing you can enjoy free skiing the area!
Q6. If I have a seasons pass, do I still have to pay the full amount?
A6. At most mountains, yes. Check the website “Race Info Sheet” to see if there is a pass discount or email the NEMS race administrator Lucy Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
Q7. Do I need a USSS license to race?
A7. Yes, but if you are new to New England Masters you can give it a try with a short term license that NEMS will cover the cost for you! All you need to do is fill out a form at registration and have an insurance card in hand.
Q9. Can I register on the day of the race?
A9. Yes, however we encourage racers to pre-register since onsite registration takes longer to complete and once a full NEMS member you will be charged an addition late fee of $10. If you sign-up and don’t show-up the Did Not Start fee is only $5, and it’s easy to unregister on skiracereg with a click of a button until noon the day before the race series begins.