NENSA News Feed The New England Nordic Ski Association provides year-round educational, recreational, and competitive programs at all levels of cross-country ski racing. NENSA works to sustain a vital and active skiing community in New England, and to provide the support structure necessary to bring athletes to their highest potential at regional, national, and international events. en-us Agamenticus Ski Club - Seeks a Head High School Nordic Coach for 2016/2017 Season

Agamenticus Ski Club - A Regional Ski Club based in York, Maine is actively searching for a: Head High School Nordic Ski Coach.  Interested candidates should have enthusiasm & passion in the sport of Nordic Skiing.  Ideally  - a background in cross-country ski racing.  

]]> Helpful credentials include: CPR+AED, Wilderness First Aid, USSA Level 1 Coaching Certification.  Candidates will be background checked prior to hire.


This is a seasonal position which runs from Nov. to March; excellent coaching stipend for the right candidate!  For more information, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Laura Creagan at:

Our HS program is new with great potential to develop under the direction of a great coach! 


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2017 New England Women's XC Ski Day NENSA is pleased to annouce that the 2017 New England Women's XC Ski Day will be held at the Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel Maine on January 22, 2017. Here for more info and for the lodging special at the Bethel Inn Resort.

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2017 Bill Koch Festival in Bethel, Maine We are very excited to announce that the 2017 Bill Koch League Festival will be hosted by the Bethel Outing Club in Bethel, Maine from March 4-5th. Click here for more details about the lodging special at the Bethel Inn. Stay close to the Gould Academy Campus so you can walk or ski to all the festivities during the entire weekend.

]]> (NENSA Staff)Fri, 20 May 2016 07:52:44 EST
Important NENSA membership information Hello to our NENSA members!  Due to some upcoming transitions, we are currently not processing NENSA memberships in May, and we ask that you all hold off on renewing your NENSA memberships until sometime in early June, when we have our new system up and running (this includes club insurance policies too). We will keep you posted, and let you know as soon as the new membership information, and portal are ready! Thanks so much for your patience during this transitional time.

Yours in Nordic skiing – The NENSA staff, Peter, Amie, Amber & Laura

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2017 NENSA Eastern High School & U16 Championships Set We are pleased to announce that the NENSA U16 Championships will be held at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington Maine from March 10-12, 2017 and the NENSA Eastern High School Championships will be held at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, VT March 17-19, 2017.

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Ski And Coach In Paradise!


Crested Butte, the nordic ski capital of Colorado, is inviting applications for Head Coach/ Program Director for its junior competition team and youth ski programs. CB Nordic is looking for a self-starter, someone with a passion for skiing and the drive to build a solid program into a nationally prominent program. Our ideal candidate will be a highly energetic and charismatic team player who can inspire a great team of assistant coaches and volunteers. Important qualifications include high level racing experience, waxing expertise, leadership skills and confidence in athlete development. Previous successful coaching experience is required.

This is a 7 month position, mid- September 2016 - mid April 2017, with excellent opportunities for creating summer programming with additional compensation.

For a detailed job description and compensation information, contact Keith Bauer, 

]]> (NENSA Staff)Tue, 17 May 2016 20:00:36 EST
Three of New England’s finest among USSA Award winners! USSA Congress was held out in Park City Utah this past week.  On Friday night, they held their annual USSA Chairman’s Award Dinner, honoring winners of their annual prestigious awards.  NENSA is extremely excited to have 3 recipients from our Nordic skiing community among those winners!   They included Judy Geer & Dick Dreissigacker and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, winner of the All Merrill Nordic Award for Nordic leadership and commitment to excellence.  The 2016 Cross Country Club of the Year award to the Stratton T2 Team.  And, a Gold Award - the Beck International Award went to Jessie Diggins, (of the Stratton T2 Team, NENSA Elite team, and USST), only the second Nordic skier to ever win this prestigious award, last won by Bill Koch in 1982.  Congratulations to all our New England winners ~ we are very proud of you all!

]]> " We are over the moon for the awarded presented to Judy and Dick and the entire team at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The depth of what they have so graciously and lovingly provided at Craftsbury simply cannot be measured. Their commitment to our sport--and the way they do it, is utterly amazing. We are so lucky and thankful for everything they have done and continue to do. Their love of sport enhances all our lives and we are all the richer for it" said Peter Graves, NENSA Interim Director.

Amie Smith, High Performance Director at NENSA could not agree more!  "If it were not for Craftsbury Outsdoor Center this past winter, our racing season here in New England would not have been.  The entire COC staff, from the awesome gooming team, to the front office, housekeeping, the kitchen and the touring center, and all the other wonderful staff and multitude of volunteers that make COC run, are all so deserving of this special award".

]]> (NENSA Staff)Mon, 16 May 2016 17:16:42 EST
Saint Michael's College seeks Assistant Coach for the 2016-17 Season ~ Saint Michael's College seeks Assistant Coach for 2016/17 season.
Please contact Molly Peters for more information.

]]> (NENSA Staff)Mon, 16 May 2016 12:41:14 EST
Kristina Sabasteanski Recognized with NENSA Adaptive Achievement Award There is a strong adaptive skiing movement in the northeast. Kristina Sabasteanski's VAST program at Pineland Farms in Maine has been doing great things for several years. It is in recognition of her dedicaiton to increasing access and oportunities for Veterans to try, and to train for, cross country skiing, Kristina Sabasteanski is the 2016 recipient of NENSA's Adaptive Achievement award.

]]> Sabasteanski has an immpressing skiing resume of her own, as a two-time Olympian, competing in Biathlon in the 1998 Nagano and 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games. Sabasteanski is also a Veteran herself, and competed for a decade as a member of the Vermont Air National Guard and Army World Class Athlete Program.

Sabasteanski started working with adaptive skiers with NENSA's veterans program five years ago. With that jumpstart, she saw an opportunity to utilize the Pineland Farms facility for a veterans program to include year round programming. He vision bacame the Veterans Adaptive Sports Training (VAST) program at Pineland Farms in May of 2012.

VAST started out with a modest yearly goal of having 10 Veterans with a disability participate at least once in year round programming. Now Sabasteanski is seeing over 160 Veteran patricipants over the 48 weeks of annual programming. Her program also includes at least 2 sport specific camps a year, one of which is a cross-country and Baiathlon combo often run in conjunction with NENSA. 

]]> (NENSA Staff)Fri, 13 May 2016 22:22:41 EST
Crested Butte Seeking Nordic Program Director / Head Coach Crested Butte, The Nordic Ski Capital of Colorado, is INVITING applications for Head Coach/Program Director FOR ITS JUNIOR COMP TEAM AND YOUTH PROGRAMS.   CB Nordic is looking for a self-starter, SOMEONE WITH a passion for skiing and THE DRIVE TO BUILD A SOLID PROGRAM INTO A nationally prominent program.  OUR ideal candidate WILL be a highly ENERGETIC AND charismatic  team player WHO can inspire A GREAT TEAM OF ASSISTANT COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS.  IMPORTANT qualifications include HIGH LEVEL racing EXPERIENCE, waxing EXPERTISE, LEADERSHIP SKILLS and CONFIDENCE IN athlete development.  SUCCESSFUL coaching experience IS required.

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