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2 x Giant Slalom - Hochgebirge Challenge Cup


The oldest ski club race in North America is back for its 84th year! The Hoch Challenge Cup Race has been a NEMS favorite for decades. It is always an exciting race and is considered a “must-attend” by many of our regular racers. 

The Hoch is currently the only NEMS race with a team aspect. Racers can create a team of FOUR (4) to compete for one of the legendary Ski Club Hochgebirge trophies. Team entries cost $20, are done at Mittersill, and are facilitated by a Ski Club Hochgebirge representative. 


Important Pages:

Race Info:

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 20th
  • Discipline: Giant Slalom (2 full races)
  • Race Fee: $85 (Does not include lift ticket)
  • Lift Ticket: $34 (See Info Sheet for Racer Ticket purchase details)
  • Age Requirement: Yes - Must be at least 18 years old
  • USSS License Required: Yes. Free (Comped) licenses are available. Any license questions, please contact the NEMS RA at: [email protected].
  • Helmet Requirement: Hard-sided - FIS certified 
  • NEMS Membership Required: See NEMS Membership Policy

Key Times to Remember:

  • Race Registration Deadline: Friday, Jan. 19th at 9:00 AM (Please note the different time than usual)
  • Raceday Registration: 7:30-8:30am (Outside Performance Center)
  • Lift Opens: 8:30 am
  • Inspection: 8:45 am – 9:45 am (Taft)
  • Race Start: 10:00 am (2nd run start time approx. 1hr following conclusion of 1st run)
  • Awards: Approx. 1 hour following conclusion of races (Outside of Performance Center).

Racers are encouraged to do slip runs (per Jury/Race Crew request).
Racers are encouraged to bring down jackets/pants of fellow racers, as needed.
Finally – Have a blast!!


Info Session Details:

There will be an optional Info Session to cover both the Waterville and Mittersill race events. A replay will be available following the session for anyone unable to attend. Below are the Info Session details:  

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 16th

Time: 6:00 PM EST

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Meeting ID: 485 676 0312

Passcode: nems