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49th Annual Red Parka Challenge Cup – March 15th, 2024

The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is the longest-running, pro-style dual giant slalom ski race in the United States. Considered the premier New England Amateur ski race, the RPP Challenge Cup attracts some of the best racers in the region.

All proceeds from the race benefit the Eastern Slopes Ski Club, funding youth skiing in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire.


Racer Fee: $85
Register online starting January 1:

  • All registered racers get a full day lift ticket to Attitash and guaranteed two runs on the race course. Additionally, registered racers will receive a race hat and be eligible to win raffles. This is a 21+ age race.
  • Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 13.
  • The day of registration fee is $100.
  • All proceeds from the race benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club. There are no entry refunds.
  • All racers must pick up their bib and sign a Vail Resorts Race Waiver prior to the race in the South Wing of the Attitash Base Lodge. Registration is open 7:30am-8:30am.
  • There will be an Awards Party in Ptarmigan’s Pub after the race.
  • Full registration details are in the Event Notes on SkiReg.

All registered racers can opt-in for the PledgeReg, which allows you to set up a personal fundraising page for ESSC.

  • The two highest fundraisers at the close of registration on Wednesday, March 13 will be awarded Bib #1 & Bib #2 for Race Day.
  • The #1 fundraiser will also receive recognition and a prize at the Awards Ceremony.
  • Racers that raise over $500 on PledgeReg will have their racer fees waived.
  • In order to meet our fundraising goal of $20,000, we encourage spectators and event supporters to donate directly to a racer or to the event at

There will be raffles at the Bib Draw as well as the Awards Ceremony.

***2024 MAJOR SPONSORS***(so far)
Attitash Mountain Resort
Attitash Realty
Budweiser / New Hampshire Distributors
Fall Line Construction
Red Parka Pub
Settlers Green
Valley Originals
Varsity Beverage / Pepsi

If your business is interested in sponsoring, send a message here