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Jul 1 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: "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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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 2015: 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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Jun 20 2015: 2016 New England Women's XC Ski Day to be Held in Jackson NH

NENSA is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual New England Women’s XC Ski Day will be held at the Jackson Ski Touring Center in Jackson, NH! This event will happen on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. Come spend the weekend in the White Mountains in a picturesque New England village with plenty of beginner terrain and 154+km of trails! Click here for more details.

Jun 16 2015: USSA Expands Membership Options

PARK CITY, UT (June 15, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is rolling out a new expanded membership structure. With over 30,000 members nationwide, the USSA represents a wide range of followers passionate about skiing and snowboarding. The new structure will diversify the existing membership base with a host of new categories designed to make the sports more affordable and accessible. Click "Read More" or here to view via USSA.org.


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Jun 13 2015: "24 Hours of Great Glen" Mtn Bike Race to Ride Off Into the Sunset with 20th Edition

Pinkham Notch, NH - Event finale marks the end of an era while providing a look to the future. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center has announced that the 20th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Great Glen, which will be held on August 7th, 8th and 9th, will be their final 24-Hour race. The weekend-long race, which began as one of the many off-the-wall events at Great Glen Trails, has matured over the years into a world-class cycling event which draws riders from all over the United States and Canada.


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Jun 11 2015: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Seeks Marketing, Sales & Events Coordinator

As a passionate non-profit, we are looking for someone to join our team who will plan, organize and implement the organization’s marketing and promotion strategy, organize and execute events and manage our group and off-site sales program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing, Sales and Events Coordinator will be an integral part of Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.


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Jun 10 2015: FIS CROSS-COUNTRY WORLD CUP SCHEDULE 2015/2016

FIS Cross Country World Cup schedule is posted here

Jun 6 2015: Coach Position Open for 2015 International Junior Camp

Oslo, Norway; Sjusjøen, Norway and Torsby, Sweden – August 1 -­‐ 15, 2015.
The U.S. Ski Team is hiring one coach to join Trip Leader Bryan Fish (USST) to this year's International Junior Camp in Norway. The position will be funded by the National Nordic Foundation. 


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Jun 5 2015: Maine Winter Sports Center Announces Staff Moves

Mike Smith promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Justin Fereshetian hired to take over Cross Country program.


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Jun 4 2015: SkiNH Invites You to the 2015 Annual Meeting & Trade Show & Summit

Join SkiNH on June 8th & 9th at The Mountain View Grand, Whitefield, NH! This year's event includes a new Nordic Summit.


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Jun 3 2015: Utah Bids for 2017 Junior Nordic Worlds

PARK CITY, UT (June 2, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is making a formal bid for the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS U23 World Cross Country Championships. The event will be awarded to a host city during annual FIS Calendar Conference meetings, taking place June 3-8 in Varna, Bulgaria. The USSA is putting forward a joint bid with Utah’s Olympic venues including the Utah Olympic Park in Park City and Soldier Hollow in Midway. The event also has the support of the Utah Sports Commission.

 

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Jun 2 2015: 2015-16 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team Announced

From TeamUSA.org: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Eight athletes were named today to the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team ahead of the 2015-16 season by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee. The roster boasts Paralympic experience with all eight U.S. athletes having competed at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, including medalists Oksana Masters (Louisville, Kentucky) and Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Maryland). Masters, McFadden and Aaron Pike (Park Rapids, Minnesota) also represented Team USA in the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games in London.


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Jun 1 2015: USSA & Liberty Mutual Team Up with PlayPositive Campaign

The collaborative PlayPositive campaign offers great reasources for anyone working with young athletes. Learn more via USSA.org.


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May 27 2015: U.S. Biathlon & Craftsbury Intro To Biathlon Camp Coming Soon

Coming up in just a couple short weeks, Craftsbury and the US Biathlon Association are excited be offering our 4th annual Intro to Biathlon Training Camp from June 9-12. Do you have a 10-14 year old who wants to learn more about biathlon? Whether they've shot before or not, this is a great opportunity to learn or improve.


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May 26 2015: Call For Intern Coaches for National U16 Camp at UVM

We are looking for 2-4 intern coaches to participate in the National U16 camp which will take place at UVM,  July 24-31st.


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May 24 2015: 2016 Bill Koch Festival

The site of the 2016 Bill Koch Festival has been chosen! Join us at Great Glen Trails on March 4-6, 2016 for this fun event!


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May 18 2015: NENSA Announces 2015 Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Will Sweetser, NENSA’s 2015 Coach of the Year. NENSA caught up with Will recently where he shared what his life with skiing means to him.


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May 18 2015: Nordic Coaches & Athletes Honored at with Annual USSA Awards

From USSA.org: PARK CITY, UT (May 16, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recognized accomplished athletes and leaders on Friday at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during USSA Congress. Olympic and World Championship gold medal winning moguls skier Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) was honored by the USSA with the Beck International Award, which is awarded to the top USSA athlete in international competition. Several other New Englanders and nordic athletes and coaches were recognized in the evening's celebrations.


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May 15 2015: NENSA Honors Craftsbury Outdoor Center With 2015 John Caldwell Award

On the strength of a calendar as diverse as their community is deep, Craftsbury Outdoor Center built a triumphant and award winning season. Craftsbury has become a storied venue, not just in New England, but on a national scale. Equally, they have built a venue that is a destination for the family and lifestyle skier as much as it is for the racer.


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May 14 2015: GMVS To Host NENSA Eastern Regional Elite Group Camp (REG)

The Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) is excited to be hosting the Regional (REG) NENSA/USST Camp this summer.  The camp will be held from June 24-June 30 and athletes will be invited based on invitations from NENSA based on results from the 2015 season.


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May 10 2015: USSA Announces Nominations for U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

From USSA.org: Each year, the top athletes in America are nominated to compete as a part of the U.S. Ski Team. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. The U.S. Ski Team announces official team rosters in the fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the team and are planning to compete in the 2015-16 season.


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May 9 2015: NENSA Names 2015-2016 Development Team Nominees

The Development Team is named based upon regional results and is nominated once a year in the spring. NENSA recognizes the efforts and achievements of these athletes and congratulates all of them on their successes so far.


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May 7 2015: NENSA 2015-2016 Elite Team Nominees Announced

Nominees for the NENSA Elite Team have been selected. The NENSA Elite Team exists as a program to support and  facilitate the appropriate development of top athletes toward the goal of international excellence.


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May 7 2015: NENSA Event Bids Due May 10th

Reminder to sites/clubs interested in bidding on the NENSA Eastern Cup and Championship events that bids are due by May 10th. Contact Janice Sibilia at janice@nensa.net for bid packet.

May 6 2015: NENSA Seeks High Performance Director

New England Nordic Ski Association is seeking a Director of High Performance to oversee NENSA’s competitive programming. This role requires strong, inspired leadership with a collaborative spirit to galvanize and to work with our nordic community. Click "Read More" for the full job posting.


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May 5 2015: Sibilia to Step Down as NENSA Competitive Program Director

For nearly nine years, Janice Sibilia worked tirelessly in support of NENSA’s competitive programs. In collaboration with numerous NENSA committees, Janice was a steward of NENSA’s coach education programs and a champion of healthy athlete development.


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May 4 2015: USSA Strength and Conditioning Symposium To Take Place at Congress Meetings

Sign up now before time runs out for the USSA Strength and Conditioning Symposium at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City on May 12-13.


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Apr 30 2015: Annual Fund Final Push

Today is the final day of our 2015 Annual Fund campaign. Help us close it out with a strong finish & donate today! Thank you to everyone who has already given & helped to spread the word. Today, until midnight, you can still see your donation matched - either by giving more than you did last year or by giving for the first time. Check out the Annual Fund website for details, to make a gift, and to hear from a few of our favorite Olym;ians about why your gift matters.


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Apr 29 2015: Craftsbury Names Anna Schulz & Ollie Burruss to Coaching Staff

Craftsbury is pleased to announce that Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss will be joining the Craftsbury team as Junior and Masters' coaches respectively. Both Anna and Ollie have a long history with Craftsbury and Nordic Skiing. 


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Apr 26 2015: Dartmouth College to Host the Memorial Challenge on May 23

The Memorial Challenge is a body circuit workout in memory of Blaine Steinberg and Torin Tucker to raise funds for Cardiac research at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center. The innagural event is May 23rd, 2015, Memorial Day Weekend, on Memorial Field in Hanover, NH. Blaine and Torin were both in the Class of 2015 at Dartmouth college when they tragically passed away during the winter of 2014 due to heart complications. The Memorial Challenge is all about embodying the way in which Blaine and Torin admirably embraced challenges as an opportunity to grow. Watch the Video and check out the Website.


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Apr 24 2015: Sverre Caldwell Named USSA Domestic Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to Vermonter Sverre Caldwell for being named with this prestigious honor- We are fortunate to have you here in New England with all the things you do for developing athletes. Read more here!

Apr 23 2015: Stratton Mountain School Scores Three Gold Medals at Nordic Junior Nationals

Press Release: STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT, SODA SPRINGS, CA – Stratton Mountain School (SMS), a ski and snowboard academy based in the heart of southern Vermont’s Green Mountains, today announced the SMS Nordic Team competed in the Junior Nationals competition at Auburn Ski Club in Soda Springs CA, extending the SMS Nordic Program streak of 19 years with at least one gold medal at Junior Nationals. Team New England finished the event in first place overall in the competition held March 8-14, and SMS finished the event with 17 All-American finishes, nine podiums and three gold medals.


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Apr 22 2015: USST Athletes Tell Their NENSA Story

Four U.S. Ski Team members recently sat down to talk about the role NENSA played in their journey from Vermont to the world stage. Click "read more" to hear from Sophie Caldwell, Liz Stephen, Ida Sargent, and Andy Newell. Check out the NENSA Annual Fund page for more info and to contribute to the foundation of their success.

Supporting the Foundation of Success :: Sophie Caldwell from New England Nordic Ski Assoc on Vimeo.


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Apr 20 2015: UMPI Seeking Ski Coach

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking to fill the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Ski Coach from mid-September 2015 through mid-March 2016. The head ski coach is responsible for the direction of the men’s and women’s skiing programs, adhering to NCAA rules and regulations and providing technical expertise to maximize performance of team members. The University of Maine-Presque Isle is located in Presque Isle, Maine, which sits in northern Aroostook County and is considered the hub of the county. The complete job description is linked here.

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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