Women’s XC Ski Day registration is open!!! We are excited to share that this year’s event will be held at Inland Woods + Trails in Bethel, Maine.
New England Women’s XC Ski Day was started in 2002 by former Olympian Trina Hosmer of Stowe, VT. Trina was inspired by her “Sisters in Skiing” in Anchorage, Alaska, who started the Alaska Ski for Women in 1997. Like the Alaskans’ original event, Women’s XC Ski Day chooses a non-profit women’s organization to benefit, and gathers as many participants as it can for a day of cross country skiing which includes lunch and a raffle. The highlight of the day is learn-to-ski clinics with women instructors; the emphasis being on relaxed, fun learning in a supportive and encouraging environment. All ability, skill, and experience levels are welcome. In addition to this event being open to all women, we also encourage and support the participation of nonbinary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women. NENSA hopes that Women’s XC Ski Day helps bring more folx together to enjoy this wonderful sport.
Registration includes cross-country ski clinics, wax demonstrations, a fantastic prize drawing, a tasty lunch, and a donation to our benefit organization (see below).
This year’s event is raising money for Safe Voices which is a non-profit organization that currently operates the only shelter and support services for victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking and exploitation in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties of Maine. Our offices provide one-on-one safety planning, support groups, information and referral, court advocacy, transportation and accommodation for shelter, community education, and professional trainings. If you would like to make an additional donation to the organization, you can do so through registration. You can also pre-order this year’s official Women’s Day Skida hat!
Please click HERE for the Women’s XC Ski Day Page on the NENSA website for full details on lodging, rentals, and clinic information.
Get the feel for Women’s XC Ski Day by watching last year’s video recap!