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Hochgebirge Challenge Cup – 2020

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The oldest ski club race in North America is back for its 83rd year!! WOW!

Saturday, February 22nd, NEMS is back in action at Mittersill for the 83rd Hochgebirge Cup Challenge.
Mittersill 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.
The Race Fee gets you a lift ticket and two race runs!  The Hochgebirge Challenge is a full length Giant Slalom that will take place on the Taft trail at Mittersill. Anyone who has raced in the Hochgebirge Challenge in previous years can tell you just how much fun this course is, and it is great for all levels of racers.
Bottom line, this will be an exciting day, so don’t miss out!
Want to make this race even more fun & exciting? Create a team to compete for some legendary awards!
         Awards For the Day:
  • 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)

IMPORTANT:
  • All racers need to wear a hard-sided helmet. If you do not have a hard-sided helmet please contact Derek Griggs (R.Sports.NH@comcast.net) and we will work to find you one.
  • This will be a USSS sanctioned race, and therefore all racers will need a USSS license. If you don’t have one please contact the NEMS RA at nemastersRA@gmail.com. We will comp the license, but you still need to fill the info out online beforehand.
  • Speed suits are NOT required. If you don’t have one, or just don’t feel like wearing one, no problem! Just show up and have fun! Last year’s winning team were all in jeans!
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 swag and prizes. 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.
Register today at www.skiracereg.com/
Click Here for the Sign-up Form for Your Team
Need help registering? Details can be found here.

Slalom Fest @ Gunstock

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Are you ready for some Slalom!!! Come compete in the Inaugural Slalom Fest at Gunstock Mountain Resort on Saturday, Feb. 8th. Compete alongside USSS Masters in this New England Masters Ski Racing sponsored slalom race! This open slalom race will feature USSS Masters racers, plus the general public (anyone can enter)! There will be 2 slalom races with 2 runs in the morning and 2 runs in the afternoon, followed by awards in the Stockade Lodge. There will be 2 sets of results: 1 for everyone and 1 for Masters only. Register online or the day of in the Main Lodge.

Race 1:

7:30am-8:30am– Registration in Main Lodge
8:30am– Course Inspection
9:30am-11:15am– Race 1 on Ramrod Race trail

Race 2:

11:45am– Course Inspection
12:45-2:30pm– Race 2 on Ramrod Race trail
3:30pm– Awards

Cost:
Masters Members: $55, Non-Members: $65
Season Pass Holders: $45
Masters Member/Gunstock Season Pass Holder: $35

Online Registration: https://www.skiracereg.com/secure/event.asp?id=4098

 

4th Annual Lobstah Cup- Feb. 1, 2020

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The 4th Annual Lobstah Cup

Shawnee Peak, ME

Saturday, Feb. 2nd

The New England Masters are heading back to Shawnee Peak for the 4th Annual Lobstah Cup! Come join racers from around New England as they square off in not 1 BUT 2 Giant Slalom races down Headwall & East Slope. That’s right, 2 races in 1 day! 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 party filled food, prizes and lots of stories. There will also be a cash bar available.
Additional Details:
Cost:
** Cost includes a full day lift ticket AND access to the after-party. 
Trail: Shawnee Peak’s The Headwall / East Slope
Time: Register 8:00-9:15 am
Race 1: 9:30 am start
Race 2: 1:00 pm start
**Start times are approximate and can vary. Race Officials will communicate start times for all runs.
Format: 2 runs per race (regardless if you finish the 1st run), organized by age class, World Cup points system
U.S. Ski & Snowboard License (USSS):
  • This is a USSS sanctioned race and racers are required to have a USSS “Masters” license.
  • If you do not have a USSS license, NEMS can you provide you with a complementary Short-Term License.  Yes- FREE!
    • Please contact our Race Admin, Lucy Blake, at nemastersRA@gmail.com so we can get you set up. It will take just a couple of minutes.
  • If you have a USSS “Competitor” license, a “Masters” license can be added for FREE by calling USSS at (435) 647-2666

 

**IMPORTANT**
  • A hard-sided helmet is required. The helmet does NOT need to be a FIS helmet. It just needs to be hard-sided. 

  • If you need to borrow a hard-sided helmet please contact Matt Mitsis (Matthew.Mitsis@gmail.com)

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.

Q4. If I have a seasons pass, do I still have to pay the full amount?
A4.  Yes. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a discount on the race fee for season pass holders.

Q8. How do I register?
A8. Registrations can be completed online ahead of time at www.skiracereg.comClick here for detailed instructions.

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.

Q10. How am I changed for this race? 

A10. Racers are not changed until after the race. If you register online and are unable to make it to the race, you will only be changed a $5 Did Not Start (DNS) Fee.

Still have questions?
Contact the Race Administrator Lucy Blake at nemastersra@gmail.com

Artech Challenge 2018 – Whaleback

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Win race skis from our Sponsor Artech at the 2018 Artech Challenge Cup!  Every racer at the Whaleback SL race is eligible to win.  The Challenge:  The racer with the closest second run time to their first run time wins the skis!!  The Prize:  Gift Certificate for a pair of Artech race skis!!  Are you up to the Artech Challenge?

 

Artech Challenge Cup – Waterville GS

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Win skis from our Sponsor Artech!  Every racer at the Waterville GS race is eligible to win at the Sise Cup Finals.  The Challenge:  The racer with the closest second run time to their first run time wins the skis!!  The Prize:  Gift Certificate for a pair of Artech race skis!!  Are you up to the Artech Challenge?

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