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Dartmouth College to Host the Memorial Challenge on May 23

The Memorial Challenge is a body circuit workout in memory of Blaine Steinberg and Torin Tucker to raise funds for Cardiac research at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center. The innagural event is May 23rd, 2015, Memorial Day Weekend, on Memorial Field in Hanover, NH. Blaine and Torin were both in the Class of 2015 at Dartmouth college when they tragically passed away during the winter of 2014 due to heart complications. The Memorial Challenge is all about embodying the way in which Blaine and Torin admirably embraced challenges as an opportunity to grow. Watch the Video and check out the Website.

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USST Athletes Tell Their NENSA Story

Four U.S. Ski Team members recently sat down to talk about the role NENSA played in their journey from Vermont to the world stage. Click "read more" to hear from Sophie Caldwell, Liz Stephen, Ida Sargent, and Andy Newell. Check out the NENSA Annual Fund page for more info and to contribute to the foundation of their success.

Supporting the Foundation of Success :: Sophie Caldwell from New England Nordic Ski Assoc on Vimeo.

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Apr 24: Sverre Caldwell Named USSA Domestic Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to Vermonter Sverre Caldwell for being named with this prestigious honor- We are fortunate to have you here in New England with all the things you do for developing athletes. Read more here!

Apr 23: Stratton Mountain School Scores Three Gold Medals at Nordic Junior Nationals

Press Release: STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT, SODA SPRINGS, CA – Stratton Mountain School (SMS), a ski and snowboard academy based in the heart of southern Vermont’s Green Mountains, today announced the SMS Nordic Team competed in the Junior Nationals competition at Auburn Ski Club in Soda Springs CA, extending the SMS Nordic Program streak of 19 years with at least one gold medal at Junior Nationals. Team New England finished the event in first place overall in the competition held March 8-14, and SMS finished the event with 17 All-American finishes, nine podiums and three gold medals.


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Apr 22: USST Athletes Tell Their NENSA Story

Four U.S. Ski Team members recently sat down to talk about the role NENSA played in their journey from Vermont to the world stage. Click "read more" to hear from Sophie Caldwell, Liz Stephen, Ida Sargent, and Andy Newell. Check out the NENSA Annual Fund page for more info and to contribute to the foundation of their success.

Supporting the Foundation of Success :: Sophie Caldwell from New England Nordic Ski Assoc on Vimeo.


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Apr 20: UMPI Seeking Ski Coach

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking to fill the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach from mid-September 2015 through mid-March 2016. The head ski coach is responsible for the direction of the men’s and women’s skiing programs, adhering to NCAA rules and regulations and providing technical expertise to maximize performance of team members. The University of Maine-Presque Isle is located in Presque Isle, Maine, which sits in northern Aroostook County and is considered the hub of the county. The complete job description is linked here.

Apr 19: Summer Tips from Swix

The endless New England winter winter may have ended but here are some tips from Swix here with some helpful steps for blemish free ski bases, summertime training comfort and focused prep for next winter.


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Apr 18: New England Nordic News | Spring Issue

The spring issue of New England Nordic News is available here. Check out the lead article on NENSA as a foundation of success. Look back at this year's Spirit of Winter BKL Festival. Catch the latest L.L.Bean & USST partnership news. Congratulate the brave Masters who completed the NENSA Marathon Challenge this season, and our Gallagher Cup winners from CGRP. Find the spring issue and NENN archives here.

Apr 11: Stride for Stride | Announcing The Match for the Annual Fund Campaign

Stride for stride means dollar for dollar. Thanks to a generous member of our community, you have a chance to see your contribution matched in one of two ways...
1. Can you give more than you did last year? The increase in your contribution will be matched - doubling your extra support of NENSA!
2. Know anyone who has never given to NENSA before, or has lapsed in the past 3 years? Start, or renew, giving now and spread the word to your friends because every dollar we receive from new donors will be matched.


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Apr 10: Depth: The Cross Country Season in Review

From USSA.org: Athletic success is rarely linear. Press clippings and annual highlights love to portray a smooth curve of improvement and the inexorable march towards success, but there are very few careers that can be graphed on a smooth chart up and to the right. Illness, injury, age and circumstance conspire to make athletics unknowable and unpredictable—which is what makes it so interesting. The 2015 incarnation of the American cross country ski racers saw improvement and success but not without hardship. Here are the five ways it broke down for American skiers in the 2014/2015 season.

Apr 9: 2015 Zak Cup Champions

Sarah Pribram of North West Vermont Endurance earned the title of women's overall Zak Cup Champion for the 2014-15 season ahead of Joanne Hanowski of Mansfield Nordic and Stowe Outing Club's Trina Hosmer. On the men's side, Chris Nice of Ford Sayer spoiled the NWVE party winning the overall title ahead of NWVE teammates Tom Thurston, Eric Darling, and Damian Bolduc. Read on for individual age group standings.


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Apr 2: Team New England Looks Back at 2015 Junior National Championship

By Sophie Hodges: In early March, an elite group of New England skiers and coaches traveled to Truckee, California to compete in the 2015 USSA Junior National Championship. Over the course of four races in one week, and they represented New England as the team took home the Alaska Cup as overall Junior National Champions for the second year in a row. Out of the total of 49 athletes on the New England team, 28 of them earned All-American status by placing in the top 20 in at least one of their races. This is an amazing feat, and it just goes to show the remarkable talent within the New England team.


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Mar 31: L.L.Bean and CRAFT Sportswear North America Official Suppliers of the U.S. Ski Team

L.L.Bean and CRAFT to design and develop new technical and active outerwear for the U.S. Cross Country and Nordic Combined Ski Teams.


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Mar 30: Gallagher Cup Award for NENSA EasternCup Series Champions is a Craftsbury Green Team Sweep

At the conclusion of the 2014 season, NENSA began awarding the Gallagher Cup to the champions of the season long EasternCup series. Our champions are determined by EasternCup points. The male and female atop the EasternCup points rankings at the conclusion of all eight EasternCup races are our Gallagher Cup winners.


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Nordic Rocks! (Ski for Ks)

Attention BKL Families! Join in on this collaborative project with Central XC. Create a profile and start logging your Ks today; Get a special patch at the end of the season!

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Programs for Women

Check out what's happening for female Nordic skiers in New England! Women's specific events, wax clinics, and other resources.

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