At Cranmore, the Hannes Schneider Meister Cup celebrates the Austrian roots of American skiing—and the man who taught the country how to ski.
Lycra race suits probably ought to come with a warning label: Use with caution if over age 30. For many competitors among the 180 gathered at Mt. Cranmore, N.H., last March for the 12th annual Hannes Schneider Meister Cup, Lycra was not the most flattering attire. It might be fast, but it is also uncompromising in revealing extra, poorly placed pounds accumulated or redistributed in the years after a high school or college racing career.