CONWAY — Week 8 of Cranmore Mountain Meisters started off Wednesday with a slight breeze that was on and off all day. Once 4 p.m. hit, the winds really picked up.
The snow was very soft, and the course had a nice luge feel to it. We had over 250 Meisters racing this week despite the wind and tough conditions. The Pay2Play option from open until close was for once again Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence and raised over $250 this week. It was also costume day, which made for some fun outfits.
Even with the wind and soft snow it was another great week for the Meisters. For the men, Trevor Tasker came at the golden hour of the day and timed the wind perfectly to take first place over Julien Deniaud, who was second and Richie Scanlon, third.
For the women, Maddie Glavin again took the top spot, followed by Maggie Flynn (who after taking her first two runs in her Octopus costume was shamed into taking a third by her team), and to round out the top 3 was Kayla Kowal.
Paul Robert for the men and Martha Leich for the women won the Tele-Field. For the snowboarders, Trevor Kupetz took the top spot this week for the men, and Danielle Jones was tops for the women. Remember, next week is the Jesse E. Lyman III Memorial Downhill and we are trying to have the start be a little above the regular start, so to access the course you will have to ski down the Ledges (spread the word). Also remember the downhill is a much longer and more spread out course; it is also a one-run-and-done day.
We will announce the winner of Wednesday’s costume contest on WMWV 93.5-FM and Facebook. For the downhill next week, we will have live music from Ryan St. Onge from 2-5 p.m. Then it’s on to Week 10, our final week of racing and the Jen’s Friends race. Also remember the New England Ski Museum’s 24th annual Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Race is March 14, so get yourself signed up.
For more information on events, go to Cranmore.com and click on the events page.