We have a four great events for the weekend ahead! For those just starting in the sport, there is a Learn to Ski Clinic in Concord, NH. For those looking for some low-key racing action, the Caribou Bog Classic Ski Race and the Silver Fox Trot are great options for all ages. Additionally the Caribou Bog Classic Ski Race is part of the NENSA Marathon Series and includes Para Nordic opportunities. We also have the third Eastern Cup weekend, which is combined with the Harvard Carnival hosted at Crafsbury. Click on the blue links below for more details.
The Caribou Bog Classic Ski Race will take place on February 3, 2024. This race is part of the Part of the NENSA Marathon Series and scored to NENSA Zak Cup and Club Cup. The race is hosted by the Penobscot Valley Ski Club Utilizing the new Caribou Bog Outdoor Center as the race venue that has handicap access, restroom facilities and wax room facilities. The Great Caribou Classic Ski Race has been taking place since the mid 1980s. The race utilizes a 10km loop trough the actual bog and an additional 11.5km loop through more hilly terrain. In addition to the 33km distance, there will also be 21km, and 10km distances available. The availability of the new Outdoor Center and trail improvements allows the addition of Para Nordic classes to the race for 2024. A 4km distance option is available for Para Nordic classes.
The Silver Fox Trot is hosted by the Ford Sayre Nordic team. This year the event returns to Oak Hill in Hanover! This is a long running event with strong BKL participation and a large masters field. It is a freestyle race, except for the 1st/2nd graders, who will ski a classic race. This event is part of the NENSA Zak Cup and Club Cup Series. Folks this will be a historic event. For the first time, machine made snow will supplement the cross country trails on Oak Hill – don’t miss it!
Local skiers looking to support local trails? Never been on cross-country skis before but curious to try? Whichever describes you the folks in Concord, NH would love to see you at Beaver Meadow Golf Course this weekend. The event pairs a a free Learn-to-Ski clinic for those new to the sport with low-key freestyle community racing! This event is part of NENSA’s Community Tours and Event Series. For those more interested in the Learn to Ski Clinic, equipment loans are included and the Clinics are geared towards people 6 years of age and older of all backgrounds and identities who have never been on cross-country skis before. The hosts aim to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for people to try a new sport and discover the joy of gliding on snow.
Eastern Cup skiing resumes at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center this weekend! EISA College skiers and junior racers from all over the Northeast will gather to compete in this combined event. The weekend is an all freestyle affair, with interval start races on Saturday and pursuit action on Sunday. REGISTRATION PRICES INCREASE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT AND CLOSES THURSDAY AT 8PM. Be sure to check out the event schedule for more details.