The New England Bill Koch League (BKL) Festival is the marquee event of the New England Nordic Ski Association’s Bill Koch Youth Ski League. This league has the mission to introduce young people to the sport of cross country skiing with its social, fitness and competitive opportunities. Local BKL Clubs provide programming for boys and girls in eighth grade and younger, often relying on and including parental participation.
Once a year, individuals and Clubs from all over New England and New York come together at the annual Festival for a weekend of activities centering upon cross country skiing. The site is determined by a bid process, and rotates through the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.
The 2017 NEBKL Festival will be hosted by the Bethel Outing Club in Bethel, Maine on March 4-5th.
Check out this video from last year’s NEBKL Festival at Great Glen: