|Remember Herbert Schneider at Cranmore||
Honoring Herbert Schneider, 1920-2012
With Cranmore approaching its 75th anniversary, a committee has been formed to honor Herbert “Zip” Schneider, famed skimeister Hannes Schneider’s only son.
Our goal is to raise the funds needed to design and erect a memorial to honor Herbert for his undying efforts to spread his beloved sport of skiing. The memorial would be placed at the summit of Mt. Cranmore, and would appropriately overlook the White Mountains and the village of North Conway. We need your help to make this fitting tribute possible.
In February 1989, Cranmore celebrated 50 years of skiing history, holding a weeklong tribute that culminated with the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of Hannes Schneider, the acknowledged father of modern skiing, who had come to Cranmore from St. Anton, Austria, in 1939 and contributed so much to Cranmore’s early years and skiing history. We feel that Herbert's contribution to skiing and the Mt. Washington Valley deserves recognition, too.
Herbert Schneider remained an ambassador for skiing throughout his life. He skied up until age 86 and sadly passed away in June 2012 at age 92. He left an indelible mark in both the local and the national travel and ski industry and will be remembered by the many, including several Olympians, who learned to ski at Cranmore thanks to his generous programs throughout the decades.
Following his return from fighting for the U.S. in World War II, Herbert became director of the Eastern Slope Ski Club and he generously expanded its Junior Ski Programs at Cranmore. Following his father’s death in 1955, Herbert took over control of Cranmore and the mountain soon became known for providing affordable skiing for every child in the Valley.
To those of you who learned to love to ski at Cranmore, or whose parents or grandparents learned at Cranmore and passed on their love of skiing to you, or whose business thrived thanks to Herbert’s efforts at Cranmore, or who just happened to meet Herbert or have the chance to get to know him, help us to honor this one man who very quietly made such a big difference in our lives and yours.
The Committee to Honor Herbert Schneider
More information on the memorial to come soon...
How to help
Any and all contributions are welcomed. Please send your gift to help fund the "Honor Herbert" memorial to:
Honoring Herbert Schneider
P.O. Box 64
Kearsarge, NH 03847
or you can Donate using Paypal or any major credit card via the Donate link below.
100% of contributions will go to the construction of the memorial and are also tax deductible.