NEMS is back at Wachusett Mountain for the Annual Ralph Crowley Classic. The Crowley Classic is one of the most well-known races in New England, and NEMS is excited to be a part of it for the fifth straight season.
About the Ralph Crowley Classic:
The Ralph Crowley Classic has been a fixture on the Wachusett race calendar for decades. The Crowley Classic is a one-run GS race down Smith Walton which takes place the day before the night league championship race, better known as The Great Race. Traditionally the race was used by night league racers as a warm-up race for The Great Race.
In 2019 the New England Masters joined the Crowley Classic race, creating a two-run option for racers. Since then the Crowley Classic has blossomed, attracting racers from across New England, in addition to many of the traditional night league racers. In fact, in 2021, the Ralph Crowley Classic was the largest Masters race in the world as other countries shut down ski racing as a result of the global pandemic.
For more information on the race, including how to register, where to go, and key times to keep in mind, please visit the NEMS Wachusett Race Page. You can also find race-specific info on Race Info Sheet