Attitash Race League and Cranmore Meisters to Set Challenge Cup Practice Courses

Two area ski racing leagues will be setting practice courses this week for the 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup scheduled for Friday, March 15.

Participants in the Attitash Race League will have the opportunity to go head-to-head in a dual course this week on Spillway at Attitash Mountain Resort. This is the same course that is used for the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup, so it’s a great way for racers to get a feel for the course. The course will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

Participants in Cranmore Mountain Meisters can go head-to-head on a course separate from the NASTAR course where regular runs are timed at this Wednesday race league. This separate course will be available and open to anyone and will feature a pro bump, providing excellent practice for the Challenge Cup. The fastest male and female of the day, who have never raced in the Challenge Cup, will get 1/2-off of the entry fee for the Challenge Cup. The course at Cranmore will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.

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Challenge Cup Hall of Fame

We’ll be inducting 24 racers/race crew members into the new Challenge Cup Hall of Fame this season for the 40th Annual event. The Hall of Fame display will be at the Red Parka Pub where the infamous pub payphone was previously located.

The induction ceremony will be on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. following the race’s Bib Draw at 6 p.m. in the pub. We’ll be honoring the inductees with “Red Parkas” supplied by Hurricane Racing and sponsored by Head, Attitash Mountain Village, Eastern Slope Inn and a generous private donation.

The Bib Draw and Hall of Fame Induction will be on the eve of the 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Race, scheduled for Friday, March 15 at Attitash Mountain Resort.

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Interested in Sponsorship for the Event? Now’s the Time to Register!

The 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is just under two months away. We are looking for sponsors for this year’s event to help make it the best race we’ve ever had.

Sponsors can opt-in for a 1-year sponsorship or take part in a  3-year contract for the event. Your logo will appear on any race/event related material from posters to press releases to banner placement on the turn board and more.

For complete information on how to be a sponsor, visit the Sponsorship Page. There is a form available at the bottom of the page with sponsorship benefit information.

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Registration for the 40th Annual RPP Challenge Cup is Open

Forms are available for download for the 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup here. Registration runs up to the day of the event. Entry fee is $60 when you pre-register by March 13 or $70 on the day of the race. All proceeds benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club.

The 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup will be held at Attitash Mountain Resort on Friday, March 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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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. …”

Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/BG5waysHN

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Red Parka Pub Celebrates 40 Years This Week

The Red Parka Pub is hosting its 40th Anniversary Celebration this week, November 1-4, 2013. Be sure to stop by the pub and toast to the big 4-0. Here’s the line-up of celebrations, beginning Thursday right through Sunday, November 4.

Thursday, Nov. 1 – Cake Cutting 6pm – Bring RPP memorabilia & pull from the Prize bin – The Wicked Smart Horn Band at 9pm
Friday, Nov. 2 – Staff Reunion Party 6-8 – Dining Guests pull from the Prize Bin – American Made at 9pm
Saturday, Nov. 3 – Dining Guests pull from the Prize Bin – American Made at 9pm
Sunday, Nov. 4 – The Bucky Lewis Show 8:30 – $15 per person benefits the Dewey Mark Red Parka Scholarship – Doors open at 7:30

 

 

 

 

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Seeking Sponsorship for the 40th Anniversary Race

The Red Parka Challenge Cup Race is celebrating its 40th anniversary in March! As you may know, for the last 17 of those 40 years, the proceeds from the Red Parka Challenge Cup Race have been donated to the Eastern Slopes Ski Club’s Junior Ski Program in honor of Judge William Paine who was a great supporter of ESSC. In addition, the Challenge Cup has also sponsored a race for middle school students for the past 19 years. More than $100,000 has been donated to these programs, making our race the key to helping children in our Valley learn to ski.

The Red Parka Challenge Cup Race is the only pro-style, amateur dual slalom race in the East. It may well be the oldest ski race of its kind in the country (possibly the world). We are hoping with your help and other sponsors, this years’ 40th anniversary race will attract more intermediate racers as well as the experts. We have exciting plans to build the interest in racing this year!

Your financial commitment to this event will enable us keep this race going and to reach our goal of $10,000 per year to the ESSC. We appreciate your continued support to keep our community’s kids skiing!

For more information on Sponsorship, contact Terry O’Brien by phone at 603-383-4344 or e-mail at rpp302@redparkapub.com.

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Original Ladder at Black Mountain

Tony Writing on the Ladder

Here is Tony in front of the original Ladder from one of our races at Black Mountain. The names on  this are as follows: Van Curran, Perkins, Pilkowsky, Surrette, Chasse, Linne, Shannon, Pope, Garland, Williams, Ellis, Chappe, MacAleer, Pobatschnig, Bonnevie, Graves. Van Curran won this one with Jeff Graves in 2nd. If you know where any of these former racers are, tell them to come back for the 40th!

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Setting the Course

Rumor has it Barry Bryant will be setting the course for the 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Mr. Bryant set the course for the 1st Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup which was held at Tyrol Mountain in Jackson, NH. Barry will be working with Chief Course Setter Jeff Butler.

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Planning for 40th Anniversary Continues

Our Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup Committee is working hard to make this year’s 40th anniversary event one to remember. The committee meets this week, stay tuned for more exciting details on the event! Until then, check out the new 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup bumper stickerImage

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