Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race

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 the 20th Annual Hannes Schneider Race– March 12, 2016

 

Overall Results 2016

Results by class 2016

Team Results 2016

The date of the 2017 Hannes Schneider Meister Cup will be set in the spring when the race calendar for the year has been determined. For the moment, enjoy these scenes from the 2016 Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race at Cranmore Mountain Resort.

All ages are seen at the Meister Cup.

All ages are seen at the Meister Cup.

Patrick Kiser brought his collection of 10th Mountain equipment for display; he was first in the rucksack division.

Patrick Kiser brought his collection of 10th Mountain equipment for display; he was first in the rucksack division.

The Bavarian Brothers are favorites at the event year after year.

The Bavarian Brothers are favorites at the event year after year.

North Conway Olympian Leanne Smith, Marcus and Hannes Schneider, and Representative Ann McLane Kuster await the Opening Ceremony.

North Conway Olympian Leanne Smith, Marcus and Hannes Schneider, Representative Ann McLane Kuster and 10th Mountain veteran John Barton await the Opening Ceremony.

Representative Kuster chats with 10th Mountain veteran John Barton.

Representative Kuster chats with John Barton, veteran of the 87th Mountain Infantry. Representative Kuster’s uncle Charles McLane was also in the 87th.

The color guard posts the National and 10th Mountain Division colors.

The color guard posts the National and 10th Mountain Division colors. The 2016 snow cover in New England was one of the lowest on record, as the lack of a snow stage attests, yet Cranmore put on a fine race.

Cranmore president Ben Wilcox, Representative Kuster, Leanne Smith and the Museum's Ellen Chandler confer after the Opening Ceremony.

Cranmore president Ben Wilcox, Representative Kuster, Leanne Smith and the Museum’s Ellen Chandler confer after the Opening Ceremony.

Former Cranmore ski school instructor and 10th Mountain veteran Bernie Peters was on hand.

Former Cranmore ski school instructor and 10th Mountain veteran Bernie Peters, 85-E, of North Conway was on hand.

There is a competitive junior division at the Meister Cup.

There is a competitive junior division at the Meister Cup.

At 92, 10th Mountain veteran Dick Calvert was the far from the slowest racer.

At 92, 10th Mountain veteran Dick Calvert of the 86th Regiment was far from the slowest racer.

A knoll right at the finish was handled gracefully by this mountain soldier.

A knoll right after the finish was handled gracefully by this mountain soldier.

For the first time, the Meister Cup course was set on the old path of the lower Skimobile trestle. Here, one of the Bavarian Brothers totes his alpenhorn to a new location.

For the first time, the Meister Cup course was set on the old path of the lower Skimobile trestle. Here, one of the Bavarian Brothers totes his alpenhorn to a new location.

Pat Pitcher established the authenticity of her outfit with a photo of herself skiing Right Gully in 1977 in the same outfit.

Pat Pitcher established the authenticity of her vintage spring ski garb with a photo of herself skiing Right Gully in the same outfit in 1977.

These 10th Mountain descendants exuberantly recalled the angst they caused in their WWII 10th veteran fathers in the 1960s.

These 10th Mountain descendants exuberantly recalled the angst they caused their WWII 10th veteran fathers in the 1960s. First place in the vintage fashion show for the second time in as many years went to this crew.

The Eating House deck is packed for the Award Ceremony.

The Eating House deck is packed for the Award Ceremony.

The Schneider brothers congratulate the fastest man and woman of the day, Alec Tarberry and Hilary McCloy.

The Schneider brothers congratulate the fastest man and woman of the day, Alec Tarberry and Hilary McCloy.

If you can turn around a few gates on intermediate terrain on alpine or telemark skis or a snowboard, you are invited to participate in the race…and win! The fastest male and female finishers in ten age classes take home unique awards, as do the fastest telemark, snowboard, and junior racers. Teams of five racers compete for the Meister Cup Trophy, with winners’ names engraved on the award which is on display in the New England Ski Museum.

Competition is intense at the highest level, but for most racers the event is a simple fun run down a gentle racecourse on a day of slopeside pageantry and social events. Past racers have ranged in age from 4 to 95.

Hannes Schneider was an Austrian mountain soldier in World War I and his son Herbert Schneider was a member of the 10th Mountain Division in World War II. The Meister Cup pays tribute to American mountain soldiers with a special military class, in which active duty soldiers of the 10thMountain Division and the Army Mountain Warfare School usually participate.

The Carroll Reed Cup, awarded to the fastest team made up of racers from the ski resort industry, honors the ski business pioneer whose early Eastern Slope Ski School provided the basis for Hannes Schneider’s arrival in 1939.

Apart from the ski race, the Hannes Schneider Meister Cup features a full slate of weekend social activities including a welcome reception and buffet, the opening ceremony, an ice carving contest, a silent auction with a variety of items for skiers, the popular wear-your-own vintage skiwear show, the awards ceremony, and a ski history presentation. Whether you race it or watch it, the Meister Cup has something for everyone.