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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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Mar 9 2015: Maine Huts & Trails Classic Ski Update

This Sunday we are hosting our 7th Adventure point to point Marathon.  The 60K is FILLED but we have space for our overnight 40K package and our regular 40K and 20K distances.  The skiing conditions are GREAT so sign up for this weekend's FUN!  Bib prizes and a huge feed at the end of the day. Link to event info

Mar 9 2015: Zak Cup & Club Cup Series Concludes with Bretton Woods Double Header

It was a big weekend of racing at Bretton Woods with the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mt Washington Resort and the 41st Mt Washington Cup skate race, a New England Marathon Series and Zak Cup double header. Athletes brave enough to tackle the double header were recognized and received a special award from Bretton Woods. Click "Read More" for results from both days. NENSA's Zak Cup and Club Cup series final standings will be coming soon. Huge thanks to series partners Swix, L.L.Bean, and host, Bretton Woods.

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Mar 9 2015: Second Annual Cochran's Nordic X Challenge

The first Nordic Ski Cross event in New England returns to Cochran's March 15 for the second running of COchrn's Nordic X.

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Mar 9 2015: JAKROO Custom Apparel Sponsors Nordic Junior Nationals for a Second Year and Offers New Options for Nordic Customers

February, 2015 (Pleasanton, CA) - Jakroo Custom Apparel, who entered the Nordic custom apparel market in 2013, continues to invest in the sport of Nordic skiing. For the second year in a row the custom garment manufacturer has come on board as a “Major Partner” in sponsoring the biggest Junior Cross Country event in North America.  This year, Junior Nationals is at Auburn Ski Club Training Center and Far West in Truckee, California, only three hours from Jakroo headquarters.  The National Championships will draw 400+ top junior skiers, age 14-19, from across the country.

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Mar 8 2015: 2015 BKL Festival Encapsulated the Spirit of Winter

The second day at the 2015 Bill Koch Festival at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort was another fantastic day. The individual classic races went smoothly all day for each age group, the 8th grade graduation and lollipop race were special moments, and more fun was had at the biathlon range and terrain park. Click below for race results and pictures from the day.

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Mar 8 2015: BKL Festival Individual Classic Start List

Click below to find today's start lists.

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Mar 8 2015: Randall Returns to Podium in Lahti Sprint

LAHTI, Finland (March 7, 2015) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) returned to the World Cup podium with a third place finish in the Lahti Freestyle Sprint. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished just behind Kikkan in fourth, impressive in a sharply competitive day that saw relatively few Americans move through to the sprint heats. Andy Newell was 8th.

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Mar 7 2015: Day 1 at the 2015 BKL Festival

The spirit of winter was abundant today at the 2015 New England Bill Koch League Festival held at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort. There were fun relays, ice-cream on snow, and lots of costumes and smiles at today's events. Click below for skate relay results and pictures from the day.

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Mar 7 2015: Team New England Touches Down in Truckee

Despite a few travel delays, most of Team New England has arrived in Truckee and is settling in, preparing for the sprint races on Monday.

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Mar 7 2015: Bretton Woods Marathon - Zak Cup & NEMS Double Header, Day 1

The Bretton Woods Nordic Center at the Omni Mount Washington Resort was proud to host over 300 classic cross-country skiers today for our annual 42K Marathon and 21K Half Marathon to benefit the New England Ski Museum. Joanne Hanowski of Underhill Center, VT and Chase Marston of Stratton Mountain, VT won the half marathon event. In the full marathon, Gordon Vermeer of Craftsbury, VT and Isabel Caldwell of Peru, VT took top honors. NENSA Zak Cup racing continues at Bretton Woods tomorrow, with the Mount Washington Cup 10K freestyle. 
Full results: Half Marathon | Full Marathon

Mar 6 2015: 2015 NEBKL Festival Embodies The Spirit of Winter

Snowy trails, warm temps and the beautiful backdrop at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort make the perfect combination for the annual New England Bill Koch Festival this weekend. The Bill Koch Festival is an annual event bringing together skiing families from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York for competitive and non-competitive ski events. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is the host this year’s Festival.  The festival is one of the marquee events of NENSA.

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Mar 5 2015: March USOC Coaching Newsletter

Here is the March newsletter from around the world of USOC Coaching Education and our NGB's. Some of this month's items of interest are women in coaching, career development, webinars, and more. Click here for newsletter.


Mar 4 2015: Team New England Packs Their Bags & the Alaska Cup for Truckee and USSA Junior National Championships

New England's best junior cross country ski racers in the U16, U18, & U20 categories are heading to Truckee, California this week for the 2015 USSA Junior National Championships hosted by the Auburn Ski Club. Click here for the 2015 USSA Junior National Championship website. Click, "read more" for the full press release by Sophie Hodges introducing Team New England.

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Mar 4 2015: 2015 Olympic Day

Interested in Hosting an Olympic Day Event this June? Here is all of the info you need to be a part of this National event! Click here for info.


Mar 2 2015: USSA World Championship Update - Sunday, March 1

Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied to a 31st place in a difficult 50k classic race, the close of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. On a track that broke down early, the race was held tightly together by the conditions. Despite early attemps from race favorites, breakaway efforts were absorbed by the heavy, slow snow. Hoffman demonstrated considerable grit holding to the lead pack until just under 40 kilometers into the race, a feat given his lack of World Cup racing this season due to injury.

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Mar 2 2015: Bretton Woods Marathon March 7th

The Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mount Washington Resort is a classic technique x-c marathon for recreational and competitive skiers. The event is a major fund-raiser for the New England Ski Museum. This year's event will take place on Saturday, March 7.

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Mar 1 2015: USSA World Championship Update - Saturday, Feb. 28

Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) hung on for an 11th place result in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 30k classic mass start, a race defined by Norway’s Therese Johaug who broke away with a sharp pace early and held on for an impressive win. Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) finished 16th and 20th respectively.

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