Red Parka Challenge Cup Race - March 15thBARTLETT NH – For 46 years, The Red Parka Challenge Cup Race has offered themost exciting dual slalom race in the East.  It is also arguably the longest running race.  And all proceeds benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club’s Jr Ski program.

Qualifiers begin at 9:30 am followed by several categories of head to head dual slalom in the afternoon.  This is a great spectator event, too with superb viewing at the pro-style jump. Read more

Attitash 19th Annual OktoberfestBARTLETT NH – Attitash Mountain Resort will host its 19th Annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, October 8 and 9 at the Bear Peak base area. The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, authentic German fare as well as a Biergarten featuring 19 different local and regional breweries serving a host of seasonal beers and ciders.

Oktoberfest, a family tradition at Attitash, features a wide variety of activities for kids and adults. Within the festival grounds children have their own Kinderplatz tent complete with arts & crafts, face painting and other mini-games organized by the Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum. Outside, youngsters will also find a giant inflatable obstacle course to play in.

For the adults, a staple of the Attitash Oktoberfest is the Samuel Adams Stein Hoist Competition. A competition of strength and concentration, participants over 21 years of age will attempt to hold a full beer stein with a straight arm parallel to the ground for as long as possible. Whoever can last the longest will win an overnight stay in Boston and a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. Rounding out the adult activities are the keg toss competition, corn hole boards, and slacklining.

43rd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup BARTLETT, NH – Racers get ready for the 43rd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup to support the Eastern Slope Ski Club, taking place at Attitash Mountain Resort on Friday, March 18.

Both men and women skiers are welcome to compete. This is a 21+ race. The registration fee is $65 in advance or $75 on race day and includes a lift ticket, guaranteed two runs on the course, an official race hat, a raffle ticket and a free dinner at the Awards Ceremony served by the Red Parka Pub in Ptarmigan’s Pub after racing concludes. Registration forms are available at the Red Parka Pub in Downtown Glen or online at and here.

Last year, the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup raised $8000 for ESSC through proceeds from race entries, raffle entries and live auction items. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item, please contact Terry O’Brien at 603-383-4344.