The New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League (NEBKYSL) Festival is the marquee event of the New England Nordic Ski Association Bill Koch Youth Ski League. This league has the mission to introduce young people to the sport of cross country skiing with its social, fitness and competitive opportunities. Local BKL Clubs provide programming for boys and girls in eighth grade and younger, often relying on and including parental participation.
Once a year, individuals and Clubs from all over New England and New York come together at the annual Festival for a weekend of activities centering upon cross country skiing. The site is determined by a bid process, and rotates through the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.
Past NEBKL Festival host sites:
2018 Eastern Mass BKL at the Weston Ski Track
2017 Bethel Outing Club in Bethel, Maine
2016 Great Glen BKL Club, Great Glen Outdoor Center, Gorham, NH
2015 Mountain Top BKL Club, Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden, VT