Looking for some cross country skiing thrills this weekend? Our clubs are hosting a lot of events! Two of the highlights are the Mansfield Nordic Skiathlon and the Flying Moose Classic. They are wonderful events that you don’t want to miss!
The Mansfield Nordic Skiathlon, taking place on Saturday February 11th, is a dual technique affair, where skiers traverse the trails at Sleepy Hollow first in classic, then switch their gear half way through, finishing in freestyle. There are distances for Lollipop, BKL, Junior, Open skiers and those that just want to see what give it a try. Distances range from less than 1km up to 12km. If you’ve never experienced changing your skis and poles mid-race, it is a special thrill and definitely one to have on your list of must haves experiences! For more details & registration visit the Mansfield Nordic Club event page.
This year marks the 32nd annual edition of the Flying Moose Classic, which is also part of this season’s NENSA Marathon series. This fun and exciting event starts at the Bethel Inn Resort and takes you through the rolling hills and forest lands of the Bethel Inn and Inland Woods and Trail’s in Bethel, Maine, providing you with a wonderful scenic adventure. Skiers can select from either the 12.5KM or 25KM course, also a 3km Middle School race and 1KM kids race that will take them over fun little obstacles and zig-zag pathways. Awards and cookies to follow at ~12:30 p.m. with a special after party event at Carter’s XC Ski Center with a food truck and beverages (12:00-5:00 p.m.). For more details & registration visit the Bethel Outing Club event page.