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2016 NENSA Eastern High School & U16 Championships Set

We are pleased to announce the NENSA Eastern High School Championship will be held at Rikert Nordic Center near Middlebury, VT and the NENSA U16 Championship will be at historic Black Mountain of Maine in March 2016.

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Amie Smith to Lead NENSA Competitive Programs as High Performance Director

New Gloucester, ME - The New England Nordic Ski Association Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome Amie Smith of Wellesley, MA to the team as the new High Performance Director.

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Jul 1: REG Camp at GMVS a Great Success!

Great coaching, sunny days and fun trails highlighted this year's Eastern REG Camp hosted by GMVS in Waitsfield, VT. Camp was a great success due to logistics management by GMVS coach Justin Beckwith, motivational talks with US Ski Team Coach Matt Whitcomb and coaching by Rob Bradlee from CSU, Nathan Alsobrook from Bowdin College, Jason Hettenbaug from RNR and Margaret Maher from NYSEF. Click below for updates on the last few days of camp!


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Jul 1: Catamount Trail Association Youth Program and Outreach Coordinator Position Announcement

The Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a one-year full-time AmeriCorps position as Youth Program and Outreach Coordinator.


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Jun 30: Amie Smith to Lead NENSA Competitive Programs as High Performance Director

New Gloucester, ME - The New England Nordic Ski Association Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome Amie Smith of Wellesley, MA to the team as the new High Performance Director.


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Jun 30: STRATTON MOUNTAIN SCHOOL GRADUATES 28

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT – Stratton Mountain School (SMS), a ski and snowboard academy based in the heart of southern Vermont’s Green Mountains, today announced 28 students graduated at a ceremony on Saturday, June 13. Former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current sportscaster, Jim Kaat, addressed the SMS class of 2015 as the keynote speaker.


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Jun 29: Colby College Seeks Assistant Nordic Coach

The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a part-time assistant men’s and women’s Nordic ski coach, beginning October 1, 2015 and ending March 20, 2016. Colby is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III institution and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The Assistant Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing Coach responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all duties involved in running a competitive Nordic ski program. Click here for more.

Jun 28: "Fred."

This film from Stella Holt is a great and joyful profile of a pillar of our New England cross country skiing cmmunity. 


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Jun 27: Third and Fourth Day at REG Camp

Yesterday, the third day of the Eastern REG Camp, Simi Hamilton and Sophie Caldwell skied up Brandon Gap with the U20 and U18 skiers in the morning. Simi and Sophie stayed all day at camp and greeted the U16 athletes who arrived in the afternoon. Click below for more updates on camp and some write ups from skiers.


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Jun 27: Kids Adventure Games Returns to Trapp Family Lodge

Registration is under way for the 2015 Kids Adventure Games™ (Kids A.G.) at Trapp Family Lodge, the country’s premier adventure race for children ages 6 -14. The race is part of the newly expanded eight-race series at ski resorts across the country, which originated in Vail five years ago. The race features teams of two navigating a mountain obstacle course. Modes of transport include mountain biking, hiking and running while maneuvering through zip lines, rope swings, cargo nets, climbing walls, mud pits, a giant slip-n-slide and more. Register Here!


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Jun 26: CSU Named 2015 NENSA Club of the Year

NEW GLOUCSTER, ME: New England Nordic Ski Association is proud to recognize Cambridge Sports Union with the 2015 NENSA Club of the Year Award. This award is given annually to honor a New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) club tht is making great strides in supporting the NENSA mission to sustain a vital and active nordic skiing community in New England.


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Jun 25: First and Second Day at Eastern REG Camp

The 2015 Eastern REG Camp kicked off yesterday at Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield, VT. This weeklong camp brings together some of the fastest U20, U18 and U16 skiers from the East Coast. This 7 day camp includes running adventures, a uphill running and uphill double pole test as well as a rollerskiing agility test. These tests can qualify skiers to attend the National Elite Training Group camp (NEG) in the fall at Lake Placid. Here are a few updates written by skiers about the camp so far.


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Jun 25: StoweToday Catches Up with Drew Gelinas of Trapp Family Lodge

Drew Gelinas, 45, has been appointed director of sports at Trapp Family Lodge, and so plays a key role in the local mountain biking trail network. Gelinas, 45, grew up in East Longmeadow, Mass., and has lived in Stowe for the past five years. He majored in business at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, was operations manager for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and has been a U.S. Ski Team technician, ski coach, and a ski rep for Atomic, Swix and Uvex. He spent seven years in the Army National Guard and just been named an Instructor at the Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho. Read the interview at StoweToday.com.

Jun 23: 2017 Nordic Junior Worlds Coming to Utah

PARK CITY, UT (June 22, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) has awarded the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS U23 World Cross Country Championships to Utah’s Olympic venues in Park City and Midway. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association put forward the joint bid with the Utah Olympic Park and Solider Hollow, both of which will host events throughout the championships. From USSA.org.


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Jun 21: Spice Up Your Summer Training with SkiErg Competition

Do you have a competitive streak? Or do you just want to make your workouts more interesting? We invite you to try the following challenges—some are geared for individuals and some for teams. 


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Jun 20: Swix Seeking Softgoods Merchandize Assistant

Swix Sport USA, one most recognizable names in the ski industry, is seeking a motivated, energetic and creative individual with a passion for skiing and fashion to add to our Softgoods Sales Team.  The SG Merchandize Assistant will be working closely with the Swix Softgoods Sales Manager, and the Swix marketing and purchasing operations on projects relating to innovative sales programs, custom orders, catalog development and special events.  The Assistant will also provide admin and organizational responsibilities to the SG Sales Manager.


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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

July 10-11, 2015
KIDS ADVENTURE GAMES™

July 13-16, 2015
GMVSxc Summer Camp

July 19, 2015 to July 23, 2015
Nordic Ski Camp at Colby College

July 20-24, 2015
Gunstock Nordic Summer Training Camp

July 24-31, 2015
National U16 Development Camp




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