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Apr 18 2014: BKL Leadership Award Goes to John Ogden

NENSA is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Bill Koch League Leadership Award is John Ogden of West River Nordic.

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Apr 18 2014: Craftsbury to Hire Biathlon Coach

Craftsbury seeks to hire a Biathlon Coach to start in the late Spring/early Summer of 2014. This would be a full-time position; the coach will also be expected to participate in other projects and activities at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center as time permits. Compensation could include most meals, and a place to live.

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Apr 16 2014: L.L.Bean and Fast and Female Bring Kikkan Randall to Maine!

Kikkan Randall is coming to Maine on Saturday, May 17th and will be running a Fast and Female event at the L.L.Bean Flagship store in Freeport! Kikkan is a new design and test partner for longtime NENSA sponsor L.L.Bean and is excited to host two Power Hour sessions and an autograph signing. Thanks to the generosity of L.L.Bean this event is completely free, but make sure you sign up to reserve your spot (and snazzy new L.L.Bean tshirt)! Click here for information including a link to online registration.

Apr 16 2014: NENSA 2014 Club of the Year: Stowe Nordic Outing Club

Stowe Nordic Outing Club named as NENSA 2014 Club of the Year!

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Apr 15 2014: 2014 NENSA Coach of the Year

Nick Mahood, Woodstock Nordic – NENSA Coach of the Year 
A quiet unassuming coach, Nick Mahood often flies under the radar as he coaches the Woodstock Nordic programs in Woodstock, VT.  Woodstock Nordic consists of two groups that covers K-12 grades;  Nordic Runners is the K-8 BKL program and then there is the High School team (9-12 grades).

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Apr 14 2014: NENSA Announces 2014 Eastern Cup Champions

At the conclusion of each season NENSA is always excited to announce the overall male and female Eastern Cup Champions. Recipients will see a new title on their award this year as it has been renamed the Mike Gallagher Cup.  This standing award, donated by a Vermont family, will reside at NENSA, and the male and female champions will receive a hand made mug from TwoPotters of Vermont.

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Apr 12 2014: April USOC Coaching Newsletter

Here is the April newsletter from around the world of USOC Coaching Education and our NGBs. Some of this month’s items of interest are a Dartfish Certified Technologist course, Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sport, Paralympic news, and more. Link to PDF

Apr 10 2014: New England Nordic News | Spring Issue Now Available

The latest issue of NENSA's membership magazine, New England Nordic News (NENN) is available now. Click here for the Spring 2014 Issue. NENN is published six times a year as a benefit to the New England skiing community. An archive of past issues of NENN can be accessed online at the NENSA website here.

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Apr 10 2014: Sweden Norway Summer Camp Offered

Hosted by Jackson Hole Ski Club and Burke Mtn. Academy. Coaches: Pete Phillips, Head Coach at Jackson Hole Ski Club and Kate Barton, Head Coach at Burke Mountain Academy. Link to flyer for details.

Apr 9 2014: 2014 Vermont academy Nordic Summer Dryland Camp

Vermont Academy’s X-C Ski program and Head Coach Alexei Sotskov, are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Summer Dryland training ski camp.

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Apr 9 2014: Zak Cup Champions

Masters racing in New England is going strong, just ask any of the nearly 200 Masters who raced in NENSA's Zak Cup Series events this year. NENSA will be awarding prizes from Fischer and Trapp Family Lodge to the top three overall champions and NENSA prizes the top three age group champions from this year's series!

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Apr 9 2014: Club Excellence Workshops Offered By USSA

Club Excellence Workshops are offered monthly and previous webinar recordings can be accessed here. Next workshop will be held Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 11am MST

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Apr 8 2014: Catamount Trail Association: Ski Cubs Success

Catamount Trail Association continued its successful Ski Cubs program this year, serving over 75 kids in the greater Burlington area. This learn-to-ski program is focused on getting kids outside! Click here to read about this awesome program.

Apr 8 2014: NENSA Awards Week

NENSA Awards Week kick's off next Monday. Each day next week NENSA will announce one of the six annual awards to recognize oustandiing accomplishments and contributions from our community. Stay tuned to, and check here for a history of NENSA's traditional year-end awards.

Apr 7 2014: 2014-2015 NENSA Event Bid Solicitation Packet Now Available

A note to event organizers-- Winter is not over yet in some part of the east and what a great winter it turned out to be.  Once again though, now that spring is in the air we are already looking ahead to future events. The 2014- 2015 NENSA Calendar Listing and Event Bid Solicitation Packet is now available. Please contact Janice at for the packet.

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Apr 7 2014: Robert Frost Random Relays

Yesterday was the annual Robert Frost Random Relays at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT. Lots of sunshine, a killer course with jumps, obstacles, and a slam dunk station, and a feast afterwards! Click here to see photos on the NENSA Flickr page.

Apr 3 2014: Chandra Crawford: Dream Like an Olympian

Chandra Crawford (Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist and Fast and Female founder) presented at a TEDx conference in Canmore this fall. Click here to listen to her inspirational story!

Apr 3 2014: Mansfield Nordic Hosts End of Season Party

Mansfield Nordic got together to celebrate a great season last weekend in Craftsbury!

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Apr 3 2014: Stratton Mountain School T2 Seeking Coach

 The Stratton Mountain School is seeking to hire a full time coach for their SMS T2 program. The job will include overseeing all phases of the SMS T2 program (training, travel, fund raising) as well as helping to promote cross country skiing in the area (school visits, clinics, social media, training with local skiers). Please contact SMS Nordic program director, Sverre Caldwell for more information at

Apr 2 2014: USSA Club Development Program

Club Excellence Workshopsare offered monthly and previous webinar recordings can be accessed here. Next workshop will be held Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 11am MST.

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Apr 1 2014: Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon Photos

Thank you for being part of the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon to benefit the New England Ski Museum; your participation and our awesome sponsors make the marathon a success and support the Ski Museum's mission: "Preserving the Future of Skiing's Past." Click here for more from event organizers and to order your event photos.

Mar 31 2014: Maine Winter Sports Center Continues Fundraising Drive

The Clock is Ticking and We Need Your Help. Your support will ensure MWSC continues making a difference in Maine. Today marks the one month point until our funding from the Libra Foundation ends.

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Mar 29 2014: US Distance Nationals and SuperTour Finals A Wrap- updated

Many New England athletes were racing last week in Anchorage with great results. The courses were tough and the snow came just in time!

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Mar 29 2014: Maine & New England Bid a Fond Farewell to the Man Behind Carter's Cross Country

David and his wife, Anne have owned and operated Carter's Cross Country Ski Center in Oxford and Bethel as well as Carter's Farm in Oxford for over 35 years. Among his greatest accolades was his recent induction into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame.

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Mar 28 2014: Maine Winter Sports Center Needs You to Secure Future Funding

Donations to MWSC given between now and April 30th will be matched by private donor.

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Mar 28 2014: Gustavus Adolphus College Nordic Program Cut

On Wednesday, March 26th Gustavus Adolphus College announced that its Nordic ski team will no longer receive funding as a varsity sport for the 2014-2015 season. Gustavus is a small private college located in Saint Peter, Minnesota.

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Mar 28 2014: Jackson Named to SkiTrax Magazine's Favorite Places to Ski

Marty Hall Names Top International and Domestic Favorites... The Jackson Ski Touring Center has been named to a short list of “Favorite Skiing Sites,” by Ski Trax Magazine writer Marty Hall. Hall named both his favorite international and domestic locations in the magazine’s February/March 2014 issue.

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Mar 27 2014: Fox Tales Photos

You don't have to have Facebook to see the Fox Tales photos from the 2013-2014 season! Click here to see them on the NENSA Flickr page.

Mar 27 2014: Swix Custom Ski Ties Offer

Swix will make your custom ski ties! You can get your logo or another message printed on them! Click here for more information.

Mar 25 2014: NENSA Skiers Travel to Midget NorAms

Last month some NENSA skiers traveled to Quebec to compete in the Midget NorAm Championships. Click here to read all about it on the SMS blog. Thanks to Poppet for heading up this trip again!

Mar 24 2014: Marathon Challenger Award

The Marathon Challenger Award recognizes those athletes who compete in the New England Marathon Series, racing the full distance in at least four of the series events. The 17 athletes to qualify for the 2014 Marathon Challenger Award were recognized at the Sugarloaf Ski Marathon with an award from NENSA and Swix.

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Mar 23 2014: NENSA Launches 2014 Annual Fund Campaign

We embrace the challenge the NENSA mission sets for us. We hope you'll emprace this opportunity to contribute to sustaining a vital and active nordic skiing community in New England and donate to the 2014 Annual Fund. As the memorable 2014 ski season winds down, we're looking ahead to continuing to deliver the level of service and support our community inspires from us. Your contribution to the Annual Fund can be the foundation for next year's programming. Click here to learn more about the 2014 Annual Fund campaign and to hear from fellow donors about why they give.

Mar 22 2014: Sugarloaf Ski Marathon Caps NENSA Masters Racing Season

NENSA's Zak Cup, Club Cup, and the New England Marathon Series wrapped up today at the Sugarloaf Ski Marathon. Click here for results and updated Series stadings.

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Mar 22 2014: Mountain Top Celebrates A Great Winter With Free Skiing on Sunday

In celebration of the Nordic Center’s best season in recent history, the Resort is taking the opportunity to open its 60 kilometer trail system at no charge to everyone. Whether an avid cross-country skier or snowshoe enthusiast, or for those who have never tried it, everyone is welcome to enjoy the day. Trails open at 9:00AM and will remain open until 4:30PM. Click here for full information.

Mar 21 2014: Photos from FMN Grand Prix

The 2nd Annual Frost Mountain Nordic Grand Prix happened over the weekend at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT. Over 100 kids gathered to celebrate the last BKL race of the season with some of our friends from Canada!

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Mar 20 2014: Toko Wax Tips

Toko, the Official Wax of NENSA, offers wax tips for this weekend's upcoming events here. 

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Mar 20 2014: Instructions for Returning Ski Lease Skis

If you are returning skis to our Ski Lease Program, please read through the instructions to help us manage the gear better! Thanks in advance for your help with this. Click here to see information on returns.

Mar 20 2014: Zak Cup, Club Cup, & Marathon Series Finale at Sugarloaf this Weekend

Conditions are terrific in Carrabassett Valley, and the competition is as deep as the snow for this weekend’s final event in NENSA’s masters racing series, the Zak Cup, Club Cup, and New England Marathon Series. You can register today for the Sugarloaf Ski Marathon here.

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Mar 20 2014: Peru, Vermont Welcomes Home Sophie Caldwell

Sophie Caldwell (USST) was welcomed home yesterday with a parade in her honor. Check out pictures below.

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Mar 19 2014: Aerial Video of Starks Hill Venue in Fryeburg, Maine

Starks Hill in Fryeburg, Maine, is a Nordic area maintained by John Weston and is home of the Fryeburg Academy Nordic team. An aerial photography company took some cool footage of a recent high school race there. Click here to see the video!


Mar 18 2014: BKL at the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon

Lots of BKL involvement at the New England Ski Museum's Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon this year! See below for photos and stories of these super kids!

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Mar 18 2014: BKL Festival Video by Fox Assistants

Many thanks to Sam, Nick, and Tom, some of the finest Fox Assistants, who filmed this video at the 2014 BKL Festival in Waterville, Maine! Click here to see the video!

Mar 18 2014: Updated Results for J2 Championships

The J2 Championships were held on March 7-9 at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT. Due to a scoring issue, the individual points needed to be corrected. The only change is that Karl Schulz placed 2nd in the Boys Overall Individual Awards and Scott Mooney was 3rd. Many congratulations to all the athletes! Click here to see updated results.

Mar 17 2014: Paralympic Highlights for TeamUSA

Sochi closed out an historic Paralympic Games this weekend. Take a look back at some of TeamUSA's highlihgts here.

Mar 16 2014: NENSA Eastern HS Championships conclude today with Team Relay

A beautiful though somewhat chilly day dawned this morning as the sun rose over Mountain Top. The athletes and coaches were looking forward to the team relay which is comprised of 4 person teams.

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Mar 16 2014: NENSA Eastern HS Championships-Day Two

The mass start is one of the most exciting formats in ski racing and yesterday's race at Mountain Top was no different.


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Mar 14 2014: NENSA Eastern HS Championships-Day One

There was lots of action in the 5km individual start skate race today at Mountain Top. With over 20" of new snow falling yesterday the piston bulley was kept busy for most of Thursday providing great snow conditions for the racers.

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Mar 14 2014: Craftsbury Green Racing Project Now Accepting Athlete Applications for 2014-15

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due by April 1 and decisions will be made by April 15 at the latest. Click here for more.

Mar 13 2014: Excitement Builds For Start of the NENSA Eastern High School Championships Friday!

State teams from New England and New York will arrive at Mountain Top in Chittenden, Vermont for the final NENSA CHampionship event of the season. Over two hundred athletes will compete Friday - Sunday in four events of varying formats.

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