Blue sky, fresh powder snow, and easy kick waxing temps made a perfect recipe for a great experience at this year’s Geschmossel. The Geschmossel made its first appearance since the pandemic began, much to the delight of many Master’s skiers. This event has been held nearly every year since the 1972-73 season, making it the oldest regularly held ski race in the country and earning a reputation as a favorite among the New England master’s ski community.
Mother Nature has not been cooperative this year, with The Bretton Woods Nordic Center only opening last Thursday. The Bretton Woods staff did a great job putting a fun course together for this year’s event. They brought good energy to the event with a fun raffle, gold, silver, and bronze cookies for awards and some great post race socializing. It was great to see so many of them out on the course in various roles making the event a success!
The Skiers seem to thoroughly enjoy themselves at the event. There were lots of smiles and groups gathered at the finish sharing their experiences on the day. Jessica Bolduc said “the crusty snow under the new powder made for fun conditions, the snow was fast enough for comfortable double poling.” Others comment on how nice the weather was – unusually calm winds for Bretton Woods, allowing skiers to soak up the sun and stunning mountain views. Participants had a nice time chatting in the lodge while waiting for final results and awards.
For those that missed out on this year’s Geschmossel, stay tuned for the Mt. Washington Cup at Bretton Woods in March. Up next on the NENSA Zak Series is the White Mountain Classic at JacksonXC on Sunday.