The New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League (NEBKYSL) Festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch Youth Ski League. This fun annual festival features races as well as a wide variety of exciting non-competitive winter activities for skiers of all skill and ability levels from kindergarten up to 8th grade!
This year’s Festival will be held March 5-6, 2022 on the beautiful trails at Quarry Road in Waterville, Maine. The dedicated folks at Quarry Road are planning fun races and exciting activities with the theme Soar Over Snow!
Event Registration Options
Nordic Adventure Participation (non-timed events): Includes the parade, mini-marathon/bird search, obstacle course, terrain park, bump jump, biathlon with US Biathletes, live birds with Chewonki, and autograph session with Bill Koch. For Grades K-8.
**Nordic Adventure events are included with race entry (details below)**
Lollipop Race Participation: Includes the mass start untimed lollipop race and the Nordic Adventure activities. For Grades K-2.
**The youngest skiers (grade 2 and under) can sign up as Lollipop participants or if they are in 1st or 2nd grade and wish to participate in the 1k race and the relay race, they can sign up for the Grade 1&2 Race Category (details below).**
Race Participation Grades 1-8: Includes the Saturday classic relay race (which is a team pairs race), the Sunday individual start freestyle race (finish order posted and awards for all grades, times only included for Grades 5-8), and all Nordic Adventure activities.
** Please also note there is a $10 price increase for all race categories February 21st **
The Maine Bill Koch Youth Ski League is generously covering $20 of the registration fee for every Maine resident. If you live in Maine, please sign up using the Maine resident registration categories.
All registration categories include an event t-shirt and you can pick your size during checkout. Participants who register before February 2nd are guaranteed a white cotton festival t-shirt. Upgraded shirt options, including colors and long sleeves, are available at an additional cost to each participant through registration until February 2nd.
Stay tuned to our website HERE for updates and full event details including COVID Guidelines.