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Feb 5 2016: JN informational meeting 4:45-5:45pm Saturday at Trapps' in Stowe

The meeting for all JN athletes, including potential and hopful JN athletes, will still be held this Saturday 2/6 from 4:45-5:45pm at the Trapp Family Lodge.  This meeting will be in the Saint Georges room, located downstairs, just off the main lobby.  You can meet all the JN staff and coaches, try on sizes of the JN Team uniforms with SWIX, and turn in your necessary forms (included in the JN Athlete information Packet above), and payment, for this trip, as well as ask any questions you may have.  Please come if you know you are already qualified, or think you may qualify - see you all there ~ Amie Smith, Trip Leader (  Link to JN Packet & Forms

Feb 5 2016: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work takes a look at the rising U.S. Women's team with, "5 Reasons Why The U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team Is Winning So Many Medals." Read on via

Feb 4 2016: J Roderick Marathon Is A Go At Black Mountain

The Chisholm Ski Club Redcoat volunteers look forward to seeing you at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford on Saturday, February 6th for the fourth annual John Roderick Marathon. We received about two inches of snow prior to the rain on Wednesday and the man made snow in the stadium and alpine areas held up well. Packed natural snow on the trails also survived and we expect to have a 3.7 k course rather than the traditional 5.3 k available for the event. We will offer 30K, 25K and 15K options for the event. The 30K course will qualify for the New England Marathon Series Challenge award using either technique.

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Feb 4 2016: Bad night for the race course at Trapps ~ change in venue for this weekends EC/ST/Carnival races

The EC/ST/Carnival races will now be held at Craftsbury on their 2.4k Lemon's plus stadium loop.   More info to come soon, including any necessary schedule changes.  Most athletes/teams/families will choose/need to stay in Stowe, and make the 45 minute drive to C'bury for the day.  Please plan accordingly.

Feb 4 2016: Seed lists for Stowe EasternCup/Supertour races are posted on VTCM page

Link to VTCM page.  Seeding for this USSA Supertour/EC/Carnival races is based first on USSA/FIS points, then NENSA points.  The top 10 EISA athletes are still to be seeded - will appear on the timers START lists tomorrow.  Seed change requests accepted up until 12 noon today.  Email

Feb 4 2016: NHNCA Coaches Series Race #2 Canceled

After thorough review of alternative race sites and the weather forecast, the NHNCA Coaches Race organizers have made the decision to cancel the Coaches Series Race #2, scheduled to take place at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield, NH on Saturday, Feb. 6th. For more information please visit our website at .  

Feb 3 2016: Attention Stowe EasternCup/Supertour/Carnival racers ~

The Trapps Race course is currently on hold due to the springlike weather. There will be a meeting on Thursday morning to determine the best plan of action for the weekend races. Stay tuned, and think positive thoughts!

Feb 3 2016: Reminder ~ on-line registration ends at 5pm today for Stowe EC/ST/UVM Carnival weekend!

Click on the calendar listing to register.  There will be DOR registration for both races this weekend from 8-9am at Registraion in the Greenhouse, but, you will not be seeded - you must register on-line today before 5pm to be seeded.  DOR fee $50, cash or check only.  And a reminder - all EC/ST/Carnival racers must have an active USSA membership # to race.  

Feb 3 2016: MWSC has multiple assistance Nordic Coach job openings, all over the State ~

MWSC is looking for multiple assistant Nordic Coaches to help lead training groups in different areas of the state as well as help at training camps and on race weekends.  Click here for all the info and job posting.  

Feb 3 2016: 8th Annual Maine Huts & Trails Adventure Ski Race & Tour!

On race day, shuttles will take participants for the 20K/35K races to their respective starting points before the race. The shuttle will leave the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center at 8:15 AM. Gear will be shuttled back to the Outdoor Center for pick up following the race. It is requested that all participants use this shuttle. There will not be parking at the 20K start. Parking is available at the 35K start but there will not be a return shuttle following the race.

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Feb 2 2016: 2016 New England JN Team Athlete Information Packet and Forms now available ~

Link for 2016 Junior Nationals Athlete Information Packet  Greetings to all auto-qualified and potential JN athletes and their families ~ with the last EasternCup racing weekend fast approaching - plans are well underway for our New England Team JN Trip to Telemark Trails in Cable WI, March 4th-13th.  There will be a mandatory meeting for all JN athletes, and potential athletes, this Saturday 2/6 from 4:45-5:45pm at the Trapp Family Lodge.  This meeting will be in the Saint Georges room, located downstairs, just off the main lobby.  You can meet all the JN staff and coaches, try on sizes of the JN Team uniforms with SWIX, and turn in your necessary forms (included in the JN Athlete information Packet above), and payment, for this trip, as well as ask any questions you may have.  Please come if you know you are already qualified, or think you may qualify - see you all there ~ Amie Smith, Trip Leader (

Feb 2 2016: Top Notch Racing & Award Winning Brewing at Trapp Family Lodge this Weekend

This Saturday, watch how champions are made on the SuperTour race course in the morning and then see how a champion beer is brewed with a VIP Tour & Tasting at von Trapp Brewing. Von Trapp Brewing took home a Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver this year. We hope you'll join us and raise a glass of this medal winning brew as we celebrate winter and a big weekend of racing in New England. Click here for details and to register for the NENSA Fundraiser VIP Brewery Tour & Tasting.

Feb 1 2016: Mountain Top Paintball Biathlon Draws 250 Participants

The day was warm but conditions were great, the volunteers were ready and lots of people were happy to be back to participate in the 11th Annual Paintball Biathlon. Mountain Top has perfected the art of paintball biathlon over many years and have now found the perfect recipe for success. Click below for photos and results!

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Jan 31 2016: Recap ~ day two of NENSA EasternCup/USSA Supertour racing in Lake Placid

Another great day of EasternCup/Suptertour racing at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. Day two was the classic distance races - 5k for our U16 racers and 10k for our women and men. Our men's Supertour podium was 1st place David Norris APU, 2nd place Kris Freeman, Team Freebird, and 3rd Alexander Treinen APU. For the women, it was 1st place for Caitlin Patterson, Craftsbury Green Team, 2nd place Kaitlynn Miller, Craftsbury Green Team, and 3rd place Chelsea Holmes, APU.
Results available via BART Timing. 

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Jan 31 2016: SuperTour / EasternCup Combined Event Registration Increase

The second half of the 2015-16 EasternCup Series is here and the racing is going to be awesome. Both weekends are combined with the USSA SuperTour and are attracting the top domestic talent from across the country. The EasternCup Finale is not only a SuperTour, but is also the UVM EISA Carnival, promising a huge - and very fast - weekend of ski racing at Trapp Family Lodge. Because both of these events are SuperTour races, registration fees are $5 more than your average EasternCup at $40 per day. Additionally, registration for the SuperTour in Stowe will increase from $40 per day to $50 on February 1st.

Jan 31 2016: U16 girls Start lists for Sunday updated

New U16 girls start list here on VTCM site and at the venue today - check your start times when you pick up your bibs!  Registration will also confirm your start times with you.

Jan 31 2016: Craftsbury Marathon Results

Click here for results from the Craftsbury Marathon.

Jan 30 2016: Slight Schedule change for open men and open women races on Sunday ~ Lake Placid EasternCup/Supertour

Slight schedule change for tomorrow - the open women start will remain at 11:30am, but will now be 30 second intervals.  The open men will now start at 1:15pm and also be 30 second intervals.  The U16's start times of 10am boys and 10:45am girls remain unchanged and will still ahve 15 second intervals.

Jan 30 2016: Live Timing, Results, & Key Info for the Lake Placid SuperTour/EasternCup

• Live timing & preliminary results available via BART Timing.
• Link to the Virtual Team Captains Meeting page for ALL event info. 
• Sunday's race has ben changed from Mass Start to Interval Start. 
• Reminder: we're racing at the Ski Jumps!

Jan 28 2016: Seed lists for Lake Placid EasternCup/Supertour races are posted on VTCM page

Link to VTCM page for Lake Placid weekend - you have until 12 noon today to email Amie Smith at with any seed change requests for the jury.  

Jan 27 2016: Mansfield Nordic Club Duathlon draws 146 competitors to Craftsbury on Sunday

Sunny skies, perfect tracks, and great competition came together this past Sunday for the annual Mansfield Nordic Club Duathlon. The popular BKL race was officially expanded this year to become a NENSA Zak and Club Cup event, and 146 competitors across all age groups made for the biggest edition of the Duathlon yet! Racers tackled a mass start that was half classic and half freestyle, with a World Cup-style transition zone midway through to switch gear and techniques. Results

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Jan 27 2016: Join the NENSA Team!

NENSA, in partnership with U.S. Biathlon, is seeking a full time program support specialist. Click here for the full job description. Position open until filled, & we will begin candidate review immediately.

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Jan 27 2016: Massachusetts U16 & EHS Qualifier results

Results from the U16 and EHS Qualifier for the Massachusetts state team at Prospect Mountain on Sunday January 24th: Boys Results Girls Results Team Results

Jan 26 2016: EMBK successfully hosts more than 140 youth skiers for the annual EMBK Sprints

Terrific weather and snow conditions this past Sunday made for a great morning of ski racing at Leo J Martin (LJM) Ski Track just outside Boston. EMBK hosts this annual event for lollipop through 8th grade skiers, open to clubs and skiers from all over New England. Rewards for all participants included cider donuts and hot chocolate. Special guests at the start and finish lines included Captain America, Wonderwoman, and Mr. Incredible.

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Jan 25 2016: 2016 JN team ARRIVALS & DEPARTURE times out of Minneapolis Saint-Paul Airport on Friday 3/4 and Sunday 3/13

Hello to all auto-qualified, and potential 2016 New England JN Team athletes and their parents ~ Logistics, logistics, logistics - managing a trip of 68 potential athletes and coaches is a logistical puzzle - and one easily solved if all involved know what to expect well ahead of time, and, know what time to book your flights for arrival into the MSP airport on Friday 3/4 and departure out on Sunday 3/13.  This year, JN's is being held in Cable WI - a 3-hour drive, each way, from the MSP airport.  To be able to move a team our size, it is IMPERATIVE that all athletes adhere to the team's arrival and departure times.  We need ALL of the NE JN team athletes to arrive in the MSP airport NO LATER then by 2pm on Friday 3/4.  And, we need you all to book your return flights on Sunday 3/13 for anytime after 12 noon (but not before!).  As it is a 3-hour drive each way, we can not, and will not, be able to accommodate any late arrivals after 2pm on Friday, or any morning departures on Sunday.  This JN COACH FLIGHT LINK  shows all the arrival and departure times for all the JN staff and coaches from the various airports around NE.  Please feel free to book your flight on any of the flights the coaches are coming in on, or departing on.  And, as always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at


Jan 25 2016: Venue change for Lake Placid EC/ST races this coming weekend ~ races will be held at the Jump Site in Lake Placid

This weekends EasternCup/Supertour races will be held at the Jump Site in Lake Placid (and not at Mt. Van Hoevenberg). There will be a 1.5k sprint freestyle course on Saturday and a 2.5k loop for the classic mass start race on Sunday. There is indoor heated space, bathrooms, and an outside team wax tent available, and delicious food service available from Green Goddess - sandwiches, soups, chili etc. on site. This Jump Site venue will offer great spectator viewing for this weekends exciting EC/ST racing, including a chair lift ride to the summit for a full panoramic view of racing below! Reminder: There is NO DOR registration for either of the race days this coming weekend - you must register on-line by 5pm this Wednesday to race. Go to to register.

Jan 25 2016: Beautiful Weather for Women's XC Ski Day at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

The weather could not have been more perfect yesterday for the 15th Annual Women's XC Ski Day held at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation in Jackson, NH. Women's XC Ski Day is a full day event geared towards teaching women of all abilities to cross-country ski. This year there was a yoga class in the morning, followed by ski clinics, lunch at the Wentworth Inn, a raffle, wax demonstration and much more. 

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Jan 24 2016: 2016 One-Day Championship ReCap

Heroic grooming and superb organization resulted in surprisingly good conditions at Jackson, NH on January 23 for this year’s One-Day Club Championship. 

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Jan 24 2016: Best Ever Relay for U.S. Women

From "I was really looking forward to the relay today. I enjoy following people in races and trying to conserve energy, so the scramble leg was a good fit for me. My goal was to fight as hard as I could to stay with the group and not to blow up in order to tag Sadie off in a good place. Ingvild took off the second lap, but I was able to stay with our little chase pack and come into the tag right in the mix." -Sophie Caldwell. Read on via USSA.

Jan 24 2016: Thompson-Graves Named to International Ski Federation (FIS) Ladies’ Cross Country Committee

From FasterSkier: A recent addition to the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ladies’ Cross Country Committee, Cami Thompson-Graves, the women’s head nordic coach and director of skiing at Dartmouth College, [and NENSA Board VP] noticed something this winter: Not as many women as men were starting on the World Cup. Read on via

Jan 23 2016: White Mountain Classic Results

Results from today's White Mountain Classic available, here.
It was a great day of skiing at Jackson and this year's field was 144 strong! Elissa Bradley, Hannah Smith (Cambridge Sports Union), & JoAnne Hanowski (Mansfield Nordic) skied to the top three spots in the women's field. Kris Freeman (Freebird), Tad Elliot (Ski Club Vail), & Welly Ramsey (Maine Winter Sports Center) took the men's podium. NENSA was also well representedin the field with High Performance Director Amie Smith (CSU) racing alongside Board of Directors members, Rob Bradlee (CSU), Tiffany Teaford (DublinXC), Dave Hosmer (Stowe Nordic), and Carol Van Dyke (Stowe Nordic).
Zak Cup & One-Day Club Champs scoring here.

Jan 23 2016: Von Trapp Brewery Tour - a New NENSA Fundraiser

Sam von Trapp will lead this exclusive tour of the Von Trapp Brewery, featuring an appearance by Johannes von Trapp and concluding with a tasting hosted by Brewmaster, JP Williams. Tickets are $150 each and all proceeds directly benefit NENSA. Only 30 tickets will be sold. Tour to take place from 4-5pm Saturday afternoon of SuperTour weekend. Read on for more, or click here to register.

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Jan 23 2016: Sign up now for the Mountain Top 11th Annual Paintball Biathlon January 31st

Mountain Top is gearing up to host the 11th Annual Paintball Biathlon on January 31st. Conditions are looking great on their trails, so don’t wait to sign up for this colorful and fun race. Sign up by Friday January 29th on skireg, there are age categories from lollipop to adult. Bring the entire family to this exciting event! Click here for more info.

Jan 21 2016: NH Nordic Coaches Association Coaches Series Race #1 at Bretton Woods Nordic Center Saturday, January 23

Middle school and high school cross country ski racers from schools throughout the state of New Hampshire will come to Bretton Woods Nordic Center in Bretton Woods, NH on Saturday, January 23rd for the first NH Nordic Coaches Association  (NHNCA) Coaches Series Race of the season.  Every winter the NHNCA organizes the Coaches Series races, arguably the country’s premier high school Nordic race series.

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Jan 20 2016: Geschmossel Recap

Bretton Woods pulled off the Geschmossel!  Skiers were excited to race, for many this was the first of the season!  Traveling to the race was a little different than in the past.  Normally as driving conditions worsen, people become frustrated about driving into the storm, but knowing the eye of the storm was right over Bretton Woods had the commuters anxious to get to the venue and ski on the fresh snow!  The harder it snowed the more optimistic the travelers got. Read on for the race recap from NWVE.

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Jan 19 2016: EasternCup #2 at Quarry Road - Races Scored

Check for the scored results from EasternCup #2 at Quarry Road.

Jan 19 2016: Geschmossel Serves as belated Zak Cup Opener

NENSA's Zak Cup & Club Series is finally underway. Bretton Woods hosted the Martin Luther King Jr. Day tradition with classic racing. Kathy Maddock, Kate Barton, & Joanne Hanowski raced to the top 3 overall spots for women. John Sakalowski, Tomk Thurston, & Eric Tremble claimed top honors in the mens field. Chick here for complete results via BART Timing. Scored results are available at

Jan 19 2016: Registration is open for the final two weekends of EasternCup/Supertour racing!

Our final two EasternCup race weekends are fast approaching - both are combined NENSA EasternCup and USSA Supertour races, and the Stowe weekend is also the UVM Carnival.  Lots of great and exciting racing to come!  To register for these race weekends, click on the Calendar Listings tab on the homepage, then scroll down to the EasternCup weekend you want to register for, then click on the link to register.  Reminder:  on-line registration closes at 5pm on the Wednesday before the EC/Supertour race weekend.  There is no DOR for the Sunday 1/31 Mass Start in Lake Placid.  Please see the VTCM links on the Eastern Cup Series tab on our homepage for more detailed information on each race weekend, updates, maps, etc., etc..  BOTH the Lake Placid and the Stowe EC/ST weekends will have an in-person TEAM Captain's meeting on the Friday night before the races.

Jan 18 2016: White Mountain Classic 30K Returns to Jackson for 12th Year

JACKSON, NH – This year, on Saturday, January 23, the White Mountain Classic 30K returns to Jackson, NH and the Jackson Ski Touring Center for its 12th year. The Classic is part of the New England Marathon Series and the NENSA 1-Day Club Championships.   

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Jan 17 2016: EasternCup day two recap
Sunny blue skies, cold temps and perfectly groomed classic tracks greeted our EasternCup racers today for day two of classic mass start races at Quarry Road in Waterville, ME. It was a Stratton Mountain School domination on the podiums in both the girls and boys U16 5k races! 

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Jan 17 2016: Vermont Duo Leads USST to 5th in Team Sprint!

From PLANICA, Slovenia (January 17, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) led the U.S. with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup 1.2k freestyle team sprints on Sunday. “Ida and I have done three team sprints together, and this is our best result yet,” Caldwell said. “We're picking our way to that podium!”

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