Mark your calendars — in less than two weeks — fifty top ranked skiers from throughout New England will compete in a challenging 10-kilometer roller ski race that will finish at the Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center. This unique event is strategically timed to kickoff the 2018 season with Olympians Kris Freeman, Ida Sargent and Liz Stephen toeing the line along with athletes from the University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, the Craftsbury Green Team, and NENSA Elite/Development Team members from New England clubs. Spectators are encouraged to watch this inspired display of talent starting at 3pm on November 4th and then join racers and members of the skiing community at the New England Winter Kickoff Party at the von Trapp Bierhall for an award ceremony and conviviality.
The primary goal of the New England Nordic Ski Association is to create an environment that promotes the athletic development of New England cross-country skiers, supports skiing organizations, and encourages the growth of the sport of cross-country skiing. This event is designed to bring together top ranked skiers for head to head competition as they put the finishing touches on their off season training and culminate an exciting summer of roller ski competition. NENSA hopes that the general public, clubs, coaches and athletes will take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and support these elite athletes.