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2016 Bill Koch Festival

The site of the 2016 Bill Koch Festival has been chosen! Join us at Great Glen Trails on March 4-6, 2016 for this fun event!

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In the Spotlight:
NENSA Honors Craftsbury Outdoor Center With 2015 John Caldwell Award

On the strength of a calendar as diverse as their community is deep, Craftsbury Outdoor Center built a triumphant and award winning season. Craftsbury has become a storied venue, not just in New England, but on a national scale. Equally, they have built a venue that is a destination for the family and lifestyle skier as much as it is for the racer.

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May 18: NENSA Announces 2015 Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Will Sweetser, NENSA’s 2015 Coach of the Year. NENSA caught up with Will recently where he shared what his life with skiing means to him.


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May 18: Nordic Coaches & Athletes Honored at with Annual USSA Awards

From USSA.org: PARK CITY, UT (May 16, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recognized accomplished athletes and leaders on Friday at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during USSA Congress. Olympic and World Championship gold medal winning moguls skier Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) was honored by the USSA with the Beck International Award, which is awarded to the top USSA athlete in international competition. Several other New Englanders and nordic athletes and coaches were recognized in the evening's celebrations.


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May 15: NENSA Honors Craftsbury Outdoor Center With 2015 John Caldwell Award

On the strength of a calendar as diverse as their community is deep, Craftsbury Outdoor Center built a triumphant and award winning season. Craftsbury has become a storied venue, not just in New England, but on a national scale. Equally, they have built a venue that is a destination for the family and lifestyle skier as much as it is for the racer.


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May 14: GMVS To Host NENSA Eastern Regional Elite Group Camp (REG)

The Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) is excited to be hosting the Regional (REG) NENSA/USST Camp this summer.  The camp will be held from June 24-June 30 and athletes will be invited based on invitations from NENSA based on results from the 2015 season.


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May 10: USSA Announces Nominations for U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

From USSA.org: Each year, the top athletes in America are nominated to compete as a part of the U.S. Ski Team. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. The U.S. Ski Team announces official team rosters in the fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the team and are planning to compete in the 2015-16 season.


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May 6: NENSA Seeks High Performance Director

New England Nordic Ski Association is seeking a Director of High Performance to oversee NENSA’s competitive programming. This role requires strong, inspired leadership with a collaborative spirit to galvanize and to work with our nordic community. Click "Read More" for the full job posting.


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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 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 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!

Link to Nordic Rocks!


Upcoming Events

June 9, 2015 - August 23, 2015
GNA Summer Training Program

June 16-July 1, 2015
Burke Mountain Academy Norway Camp

June 24-30, 2015
NENSA Eastern REG Camp (Regional Elite Group)

June 26-30, 2015
NENSA Eastern U16 REG camp

July 13-16, 2015
GMVSxc Summer Camp




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