Registration for the 2015 Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is now open! Now in its 42nd year, the RPPCC is the longest-running, pro-style dual giant slalom race in the United States. The past two year’s of racing have been dominated by local siblings, Alec and Ace Tarberry. Alec will be defending the title while Ace, who took the crown in 2013, should be close behind him as we head into the 2015 Challenge Cup, which takes place at Attitash Mountain Resort on March 20.
This year, we’re happy to have Goslings Rum, Heads Skis and Sport Thoma as major sponsors of the race. We are also proud to have Budweiser, Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, Valley Originals, SkiChair.com, Pepsi and Hurricane Racing continuing as major sponsors of this race.
Both men and women are welcome to compete. This is a 21+ race. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item, please contact us. All proceeds from the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club. Last year’s race raised $8000 for the club, which provides ski equipment and helps in ski development programs in the Mt. Washington Valley, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire.
Save the date, we are hosting the 42nd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup on March 20, 2015 at Attitash Mountain Resort.
Registration forms will be available soon!
Get a chance to win Leanne Smith‘s Olympic GS Suit from Sochi at the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup this Friday, March 14 at Attitash Mountain Resort. It will be a part of the Awards Party taking place after the race. All the proceeds raised will go directly to the Eastern Slope Ski Club. Leanne Smith grew up in North Conway and was brought up in the ESSC Program, which gives all children in the Mt. Washington Valley a chance to participate in skiing at local mountains. Leanne Smith’s home mountain was Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire. Sochi 2014 was her second Olympic appearance for alpine skiing.
We’ll be doing the official Bib Draw for the 41st Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Red Parka Pub.
Bib #1 and #2 will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to the Eastern Slope Ski Club. We’ll also be raffling off tons of prizes throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 for an arms length. If you are a racer or not, join us in the pub as we celebrate on the eve of this year’s Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Race, which takes place at Attitash on Friday, March 14.
Prizes and gift certificates from our sponsors Absolut Vodka, Frosty’s Ski & Snowboard, Skichair.com, Valley Originals and much more.
Registration for the 41st Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is now open and available online here. The race is set for Friday, March 14 at Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, New Hampshire.
The deadline for registration is March 9. The cost is $60. Registration will be open on the day of the race for a race fee of $70.
We’ll be hosting the bib draw on the night before the race at the Red Parka Pub at 7 p.m. At that time, we’ll be raffling off bib 1 & 2 for charity and have a ton of raffle prizes to give away. Get ready for another great pre-race event on Thursday, March 13.
All proceeds from raffles and race fees go to the Eastern Slope Ski Club. Get your registration in early and get ready for another great event!
The longest-running, pro-style dual giant slalom race in the country is gearing up for its 41st annual event this March. Join us at Attitash Mountain Resort on Friday, March 14, 2014 for the big event. More details to come!
A glance of all the action on the course, shots of spectators and scenes from inside the finish building. The photos in this photo link are free for use for all press-related material about the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Please credit Laura Tuveson in print/web publications.
© Laura Tuveson, 2013
The 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup was held on Friday, March 15 at Attitash Mountain Resort. There were 117 racers that participated in today’s event, which is the longest running pro-style dual GS in the United States. Proceeds from today’s event benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club, a Mt. Washington Valley-based non-profit organization that funds grade school skiers in the Mt. Washington Valley.
“This year’s race brought in more racers than we’ve seen in several years,” said Terry O’Brien, owner of the Red Parka Pub and event organizer.
All racers get two runs for the qualifying round, which is held in the morning. The top 32 racers square off in the afternoon, with several categories of winners, based on division. Division A competes to be crowned the official champion of the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. This year, four-time winner Ben Drummond squared off against rookie Ace Tarberry in the finals, with Tarberry beating out Drummond to be crowned the 2013 champion of the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Official finishes, based on division are listed below.
Results – Top 32 Qualify
Super Vets (50-59)
Super Vets (60-69)
Super Vets (70-79)
Ladies Super Vets – 40+
Fastest Female Time of the Day
Kelli MacDonald 28.29
Ben Drummond 25.44
The 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup will get underway shortly at Attitash Mountain Resort, with qualifiers beginning at 9:30 a.m. Keep track of the racing and the day’s results on live-timing.com. Finals will begin after lunch around 1 p.m. Join us for all the excitement on Spillway and all the action at The Bump!