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 Brand New NENSA Video ~ Who We Are And What We Do ~ Watch It Here! A shout out and huge thank you to Julia Kern (CSU grad, Dartmouth/USST D team member) for working with the NENSA staff, and putting this together for us!  Peter Graves summed it up well...."When I think of NENSA, I think of the family that is New England skiing. It's truly a way of life"  Enjoy!! 

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A call for coaches for U18 Scando & World Juniors/U23 International Development Trips~ Hello New England Coaches ~ Bryan Fish, USST Development Coach is looking for coaches who might be interested in coaching for the international development trips, U18 Scando or World Juniors/U23, this coming winter.  This season’s trips will be particularly exciting with the U18 trip being held near Trondheim, Norway and World Junior/Under-23 Championships here on American soil after a +30-year hiatus.  Click on the link below for the “call for staffing” documents for the U18 and Jr/U23 World Ski Championships posted on-line.

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NENSA Announces 2016-17 Masters Racing Calendar with Zak Cup, Club Cup, & New England Marathon Series The 2016-17 season offers a great slate of races combining to fill the calendar with a challenging and fun series of events contested across New England. NENSA is excited to announce the New England Marathon Series, the Zak Cup and Club Cup Series, and the One Day Club Championship. 

]]> There are typically 8-12 races within the Zak Cup Series. For first timers, this provides plenty of opportunity to check out a race environment with others who are passionate about skiing. For those of you who might want to challenge yourselves without the intensity of an Eastern Cup, this series provides a great blend of competitiveness with the wonderful atmosphere of community racing.

All events that are part of the Zak Cup Series are scored for Club points. The NENSA masters committee works hard to put together the very best series they can. With a number of races designated and a nice combination of distances and techniques, there is sure to be something here to pique everyone’s interest!

The NENSA Marathon Series consists of 9 events ranging from 25 kms to 50 kms. Skiers of all levels are encouraged to participate; these events are fun for elite racers as well as recreational touring skiers. With continued support from Swix as the official NENSA Marathon Series sponsor, come enjoy some of the finest skiing in New England and try for the Marathon Challenger Award given to racers who complete a minimum of 4 of the marathons.

Zak & Club Cup Series Schedule:

  • Dec. 10 Quarry Road Opener, 10k Skate, mass start, Waterville, ME
  • Jan. 7 Gunstock 12 Km Skate, 12k Skate- men, 8k women, individual start, Gunstock, NH 
  • Jan. 16 Geschmossel, 15k Classic, mass start, Bretton Woods, NH
  • Jan. 21 White Mtn Classic/NENSA 1-Day Club Championship, 30k Classic, mass start, Jackson, NH
  • Jan. 22 Mansfield Nordic Duathlon, 3x2km Classic & 3x2km Skate, mass start, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, VT
  • Jan. 28 Craftsbury Marathon, 25k & 50k Classic, wave start Craftsbury, VT
  • Feb. 4 Flying Moose Classic 22k, mass start Bethel, ME
  • Feb. 12 Cheri Walsh 10k Skate interval start, Eastern Cup Holderness, NH
  • Feb. 25 Bogburn 13k men, 7k women, classic, interval start Pomfret, VT
  • Mar. 11 - Bretton Woods Marathon 21k Classic, mass start Bretton Woods, NH
  • Mar. 12 - Mt. Washington Cup 10k skate, mass start Bretton Woods, NH
  • Mar. 19 – Craftsbury Spring Fling 30k for M1-M6; 15k for M7+ Skate mass start Craftsbury, VT

 Click here for more on Zak Cup & Club Cup rules and scoring

*New this year: Another chance to get club points! (not a Zak Cup)*

  • March 18 New England Club Relay Championship 4 X 5 km, 2x 5km Classic, 2x5 km, Skate Relay Craftsbury, VT

2017 Marathon Series

  • Jan. 21 - White Mountain Classic-NENSA 1-Day Club Championship 30k classic, mass start Jackson, NH
  • Jan 28 - Craftsbury Marathon 25k & 50k classic, wave start Craftsbury, VT
  • Feb. 4 – John Roderick Marathon at Black Mountain 25k & 50k skate, mass start Rumford, ME
  • Feb. 25 - Lake Placid Loppet 25k & 50k skate & classic, mass start Mt Van Hoevenberg, NY
  • Mar. 4 – Rangeley Lake Loppett 25k/50k Freestyle & 25k classic (Burt Kettle Classic), mass start Rangeley, ME
  • Mar. 4 – Trapp Marathon 50/25k Classic, mass start Stowe, VT
  • Mar. 5 – Trapp Marathon 50/25k Skate, mass start Stowe, VT
  • Mar. 11 - Bretton Woods Marathon 40k classic, mass start OMNI Mt. Washington Resort Bretton Woods, NH Mar. 18 – Sugarloaf Marathon 50k skate, mass start Carrabassett Valley, ME

Click here for more info on the Marathon Series

]]> (NENSA Staff)Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:11:31 EST
Fischer Nordic Fit Event hosted by Mansfield Nordic Skirack, Vermont's only Fischer Nordic Race Center, and Mansfield Nordic Club are proud to host an afternoon of Fischer products, prize drawings and pro race fitting. Meet Rick Halling, Fischer Nordic Promotions Specialist, Steve Reeder, Director of Fischer US and Ryan Dee, New England Fischer Rep. Check out the 2016/17 line of Fischer Skis, Boots, Bindings and Poles. SPECIAL TEAM PRICING ON ALL NEW FISCHER RACE PRODUCT, Extra Discount on Past Season Fischer Equipment. Click below for more details.

  • Pro fitting with Skirack & Fischer nordic fit specialists
  • Refreshments 
  • Waxing tips and tricks
  • Season intro from Mansfield Nordic Coach Adam Terko
  • Team Wax Forms for discounts on Swix & Toko Products
  • Raffle Prizes
  • ]]> (NENSA Staff)Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:56:27 EST
    Craftbury Outdoor Center, VT - Seeks Experienced Nordic Ski Instructor The Craftsbury Outdoor Center

    Seeks an Experienced Ski Instructor to join our team for the upcoming season.

    For more info-

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