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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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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 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 13: USBA Names 2015-2016 National Team Nominees

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine-Press Release: (April 10, 2015) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee has presented the following nominations for the 2015-16 National Team to the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors.       


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Apr 12: Eastern Mass BKL Club hosts Fun Day With US Olympians

Olympians Noah Hoffman and Sophie Caldwell led more than 100 Eastern Mass Bill Koch Youth club members, CSUers, and a few keen parents in a rousing training session this past Saturday morning  Check out photo's here and at NENSA's Facebook page!


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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 8: 2015 Bill Koch League Leadership Award Winners Chris and Barney Hodges

NENSA is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2015 Bill Koch League Leadership Award are Chris and Barney Hodges of Frost Mountain Nordic.


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Apr 8: 2015-2016 NENSA Event Bid Packet Now Available

It's that time of year! The NENSA events that have a bid component play an integral role within our regional community. They help our aspiring athletes prepare for National and International success and provide opportunities for racers and recreational skiers of all levels and abilities to attend events that are well run, challenging yet safe, and most of all, fun! Race sites and organizers that host these events can be proud knowing that they are directing some of the best events in the country!


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Apr 7: NENSA Receives Major Gift to Jumpstart 2015 Annual Fund Campaign

With a $5,000 gift from a generous New England based Foundation we are off to a fast start, but have just one month to reach our goal! Get in on the early momentum.


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Apr 6: Norway Summer Camp Hosted by Burke Mtn Academy

This has been a favorite of many young skiers from across the country. The camp was founded in 2000 by Pete Phillips and has gone every year but one since...  Click here for Flyer and full info.

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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Apr 1: Mansfield Nordic Club Seeks Development Team Leader

Mansfield Nordic seeks to hire a Development Team Leader to drive our top youth skiers toward higher levels of skiing on our Competition Team. This Team Leader will be a high-energy skier with strong communication skills between individual athletes, groups, parents and volunteers.


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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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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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