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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 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 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 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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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 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.

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.

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