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Apr 19 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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: 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: 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: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2 2015: NH Qualifer Race Series Video
Waterville Valley Nordic Center, NH: Enjoy this video from the 2nd NH Series Race held at Waterville Valley on February 5th. This was the second qualifier for the U16/EHSC NH teams, attracting over 800 middle school and high school skiers from around the state. https://vimeo.com/123827784

Apr 1 2015: 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 2015: Robin Ellison U16 Championship Scholarship Awarded

The Robin Ellison Scholarship Fund has been awarded to one male and one female U16 Championship skier from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. Robin Ellison worked as a counselor at Rutland City Schools and Woodstock Union High School. He coached cross-country ski teams at Woodstock, Lebanon, and Hanover High Schools. He was a mentor and source of inspiration for many young people through his work and coaching. Robin was passionate and dedicated to his athletes and was honored with this scholarship fund. As a friend said about Robin, it is "in memory of a wonderful man who changed the lives of countless young people. Robin left us far too soon."


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Mar 31 2015: 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 2015: 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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Mar 28 2015: Jackson Ski Touring Celebrates Spring with 2015-16 Season Passes on Sale Now

Jackson Ski Touring is celebrating the arrival of spring with their early bird season pass rates. While the tentative closing date for the season is March 29, Executive Director Breanne Torrey reports that spring conditions are fantastic. Anyone who purchases a season pass for 2015-16 can ski free for the remainder of the season. The special early bird rate of $120 for adults applies to anyone who purchases their pass before April 1, 2015. Teen (14-18) passes are $50 and junior (10-13) passes are $33. A snowshoe only pass is also available for $45.


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Mar 27 2015: SuperTour Finals Completes The Series

The USSA SuperTour series completed this week after the Finals took place in Sun Valley, ID.


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Mar 26 2015: Sugarloaf Ski Marathon Caps 2015 NENSA New England Marathon Series

This year’s Sugarloaf Marathon doubled, as it traditionally does, as the final event of NENSA’s New England Marathon Series, with the long course as the final oportunity to qualify for the SWIX Marathon Challenge award.


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Mar 25 2015: Register Your Club To Host Olympic Day!
Olympic Dayannually commemorated on June 23, is a celebration of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Values - Excellence, Friendship and Respect.  It is a fantastic and free opportunity to enhance your organization’s events and programming throughout the entire month of June

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Mar 24 2015: A Look Back at Eastern High School Championships

By Sophie Hodges: This past weekend was the final weekend of racing for most of the junior skiers in New England as they headed to Rumford, Maine to race at the Eastern High School Championship. Five Northeast states fielded teams for some great late season racing. New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York each brought teams to Black Mountain for three days of team racing.


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Mar 21 2015: Results Posted For EHSC Classic Mass Start

This mornings mass start at EHSC-Black Mountain provided some very exciting racing, as well as strong performances from several athletes fresh off Junior Nationals in Truckee.


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Mar 21 2015: Sugarloaf Marathon Results

The Sugarloaf Ski Marathon capped the NENSA New England Marathon Series today. David Sinclair (GMVS) and Lucy Garrec won the 50K marathon series finale. Tyler DeAngelis (Bowdoin College) and Kate Northcott took top honor in the 25K event. Link to full results.

Mar 20 2015: Julia Kern and Gavin McEwen Top Podium Today At EHSC

Julia Kern and Gavin McEwen, both skiing for Team MA, solidly placed first in their respective races today in the freestyle individual start race.


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Mar 19 2015: Start Lists Posted for Fridays EHSC Freestyle Race

Check out the roster of athletes from MA, ME, NH, VT and NY for Fridays races. Mens start list / Womens start list. For more information and results, go to Chisholm Ski Club /EHSC web page.

 

Mar 19 2015: NENSA Eastern High School Championships Set For This Weekend!

The final NENSA Championship event kicks off Friday at Black Mountain in Rumford, ME. The states of ME, NH, MA VT ad NY will be fielding teams of up to 24 men and women, who will race 4 races in three days. The skiing is great at Black with cooler temps in the forecast. All start lists, results and updates can be found at the Chisholm Club event page. Come on out and cheer for these teams as they race for the coveted State team overall title!

Mar 18 2015: Junior National Championship Video ReCap

Team New England successfully defended the overall national title at the 2015 USSA Junior National Championships. Click here for the official video recap of this year's spring skiing epic hosted by the Auburn Ski Club of California. Click here to look back at last year's JN Champs hosted by Trapp Family Lodge where Team New England reclaimed the Alaska Cup on home snow.

Mar 17 2015: Banner Day for U.S. Women in Holmenkollen 30K

From USSA: OSLO, Norway (March 15, 2015) – A furious start to the 30k Holmenkollen event set the stage for aggressive racing and impressive performances from the U.S. women competing in the famed race to close the World Cup season. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished ninth, tying her own USA-best-ever 30k set at Holmenkollen in 2013. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished 14th and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) 19th.


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Mar 17 2015: Trapp Lager Marathon Results

Among the racing over the weekend was the Trapp Lager Marathon at Trapp Family Lodge. This event continues to grow and offers skiers a festive racing atmosphere at Trapp Family Lodge. The Trapp Lager Marathon is the penultimate event in the 2015 Swix New England Marathon Series which concludes with the Sugarloaf Marathon this weekend.


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Mar 16 2015: Recap of Westonloppet 30km

Thanks to everyone who came and made the 1st, and hopefully 1st annual, Westonloppet a big success.


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Mar 15 2015: Third Day at U16 Championships: Team Relays!

Click below for results, photos and the story from the third day of racing at U16 Championships at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center.


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Mar 15 2015: Team England Returns Home With Alaska Cup!

After a very competitive week of racing and some very close races, Team New England fought hard to win the overall Team title. Check out these great photos by Liz Dyrenforth in her SMS blog post. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches for putting forth a tremendous effort!

Mar 15 2015: New England Skier Daniel Streinz (MWSC) Recaps JN's

Daniel gives his perspective on JN's earlier in the week...


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Mar 14 2015: 2015 JN Wrap Up

Today's relay races concluded the week long event at the Auburn Ski Trails in Truckee. Warm temps made for some challenging conditions but Team New England rallied to finish strong.


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Mar 14 2015: Day Two at U16 Championships: Vermont Holds Lead Over Maine Going Into Relays

Check out results and photos from day two of racing at U16 Championships at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center! Results: Girls Classic  Boys Classic Girls Sprint Boys Sprint Team Score After Day Two


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Mar 13 2015: Day One from the 2015 U16 Championships

Check out the action from the first races of the 2015 U16 Championships held in Fort Kent, Maine! Results from day 1 freestyle races posted here: Girls Boys


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Mar 13 2015: NENSA Launches 2015 Annual Fund Campaign

Amid the excitement of the Bill Koch Festival, Junior National Championships, the Zak Cup Finale, an unprecidented World Cup season, and NENSA's U16 and Eastern High School Championships, we are asking you to contribute to NENSA in support of our foundation of success. NENSA relies on this annual fund campaign to continue to deliver the programming that has built our community, and that has been the starting point for some great stories. Click here to hear Ida Sargent's story, from BKL to World Champs, and stay tuned to the annual fund campaign to hear from Liz Stephen, Sophie Caldwell, and Andy Newell, and to share your own story.
Please, donate today.


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Mar 12 2015: Caldwell Wins National Title in Nordic Freestyle

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — In the first event at the NCAA Skiing Championships, Dartmouth sophomore Patrick Caldwell finished the 10K Freestyle course at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in 25:09.1 to beat out Denver's Moritz Madlener by 2.2 seconds and win the individual title. He is the first Big Green skier to earn a national title since Sam Tarling ’13 won the freestyle in 2011.

 

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Mar 12 2015: 2015 Junior Nationals - Race # 2 In The Books

Wednesday threw a few challenges at the athletes and coaches but New England rallied for another strong day of racing.


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Mar 12 2015: Adam Glueck Recounts His Sprint Race At JN's

Adam, racing for Ford Sayre when not on Team New England, wrote a great description of what it was like sprinting in the warm Truckee temps on Monday. Check out his blog post here.

Mar 10 2015: Craftsbury Now Accepting Applications for the 2015-16 Training Year

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 training year. We expect to be able to add a few new members to the team. We’re excited to formally add a GRP Biathlon program in ’15-16.


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Mar 10 2015: Results From Day one -Junior Nationals

The Junior Nationals got underway Sunday with the opening ceremonies and parade of teams. Yesterday the freestyle sprint race kicked off the competition.


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Mar 10 2015: Online Registration for Grand Prix at Rikert Closes Tomorrow

Rikert Nordic Center is hosting the 3rd Annual Grand Prix for skiers 10-14 years old. It is a two day event considered the second half of the Noram Championships held in conjunction with Club Défi, who host the Noram Youth Championship each year in St-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec. Online registration closes tomorrow night at 9 p.m. on skireg. Click here to register. Click below for details about the event.


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Mar 10 2015: Lodging special for Eastern HS Championships!

If you are looking for lodging in the Rumford area for the 2015 Eastern High School Championships, check out these specials from the Bethel Inn. Link to flyer

Mar 10 2015: Trapp Lager Marathon, On-Snow Demo, and Swix Sample Sale

Hosted by the Trapp Family Lodge, this is a 25 or 50 kilometer classic ski marathon and is part of the Swix New England Marathion Series. Racers will ski a winding 12.5 kilometer loop on our scenic trails and enjoy an after party and awards ceremony with live music, good food, and of course, some great Austrian style lager!


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