In fits and spurts, winter is making its way to New England. While coastal areas may have the bulk of the new snow, some did fall in the mountains which should see far greater amounts during this week’s storm. With many skiers getting in classic skiing today on fresh snow, it’s the perfect time to look to this weekend’s offerings. Whether you’re a coach looking for excellent technique advice, a racer looking to partake in one of the region’s favorite long-running events, or wanting a guided low key ski adventure, there’s something for you. Gather your family or friends and enjoy the long weekend’s activities! Click on the blue links below for more details.
The Geschmossel is in its 48th year! This has long been on the NENSA calendar and a favorite of master skiers. This Popular race is a mass start classic on the undulating trails of the Bretton Woods Nordic Center. The long loop and scenery of the venue are spectacular. This event is part of the NENSA Zak Cup and Club Cup Series.
XC Ski & Snacks Tour hosted by JacksonXC is a casual group event for individuals, friends and families who want to have a little fun on snow and ski to the Cocoa Cabin together. There will be guides to lead groups and help with “break out groups” along the way as skiers’ settle into their own comfortable pace. The turn-around goal is the Cocoa Cabin, making for a 5km round trip. There will be one “extra credit” group who can ski an 8km (3km extra) round trip for skiers who reach the Cocoa Cabin ahead of schedule. We will have marshmallows to roast along with cocoa at the Cabin (of course); and each skier will get a carry-your-own snack pack at check-in. Plus we are working on some toasting treats to enjoy at the firepit upon return to the Touring Center.
NENSA and Andrew Newell of Nordic Team Solutions are excited to provide NENSA coaches with a virtual technique talk as we head into the heart of winter. This is a cool opportunity to learn from 4x Olympian, BSF Pro Team head coach and NTS business owner about technique review. The talk includes: “How do you talk to your athletes about technique? Internal versus external cues. How to analyze video and what to look for.” This continuing education opportunity is free to all current NENSA members.
The Silver Fox Trot has been rescheduled from 1/13/2024 to 2/3/2024, with the event taking place at the newly renovated Oak Hill Trails in Hanover, NH.