Challenge Cup gets press from The Boston Globe

After flying off of a fabulous 40th anniversary celebration at the Red Parka Pub, we are starting to gear up for our next celebration…the 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup, which will be held on Friday, March 15 at Attitash Mountain Resort.

We are starting to get some media buzz on the event including a

Here’s the excerpt:

” … The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup, the oldest continuously held pro-style race in the country, will celebrate its 40th anniversary on March 15. The event complements 40 years of good times at one of New England’s best-known après-ski hot spots, the Red Park Pub in Glen, N.H., family owned and operated since 1972.

During its run, the dual-format, modified giant slalom race, punctuated with a 3-foot jump, has drawn top-notch talent, including Olympian Tyler Palmer, five-time women’s pro champion Toril Forland, and NCAA Division 1 racers.

“A lot of the original racers are still competing, but in a different age group,” says second-generation Red Parka co-owner Terry O’Brien. Winning, she says, requires not only skill, but also stamina. It takes 18 runs, alternating courses in each round.

In honor of the anniversary, former World Cup chief of course Barry Bryant is returning to set the course.

The Parka is returning to the original bib draw format, with competitors drawing numbers the night before the race in the pub. “We’re also inaugurating the RPP Challenge Hall of Fame, honoring all past winners and long-term volunteers,” O’Brien says. …”

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