NENSA is following the recent developments with Vermont, Maine and other New England state regulation changes and as always we are committed to the health of our communities first and foremost. We’ve been diligent with our planning as we knew setbacks could arise. Please know that we are committed to hosting Vermont and Eastern Cup racing that is compliant and safe.
The Craftsbury Vermont Cup Opener on December 19th cannot be hosted under current Vermont Health Guidelines. Vermont will reassess this Emergency order on December 15th. If we do not receive updated guidance allowing us to host in-person this event will be cancelled, however we are optimistic we will be able to host Vermont races later this winter as scheduled, and if need be in accordance with our Covid Contingency plans.
Quarry Road is preparing to host an Opener Race on December 6th as well as the Eastern Cup Opener on December 20th. They like many touring centers across the East have turned on their snowmaking guns to take advantage of this cold weather window.
Registration for all Vermont and Eastern Cup racing will open on December 1st.
One of the cornerstones of our Covid Protocols is the use of a single bib and chip for the season. This program allows venues to have limited bib pickup and reduced volunteer staff, as well as helping with potential race attendance and Health Screening. As expected regulations are forcing us to be nimble – if you intend on racing in December please register before the end of the month. We will reopen a second wave of registration December 2 – 31 to allow for those unsure of there plans. Please note that during registration you will be asked your “race intents” – please check the events you intend to attend. There is no added cost or commitment to the event, but is very helpful to anticipate and if needed be limit the number of competitors at the event.
Keep safe, keep skiing.