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Ski clubs introduce skiers and families to the world of cross country skiing. Whether it is a lifestyle, a family activity, or your training group, belonging to a ski club is a great way to be involved in our ski community.
NENSA Club/Team membership connects the Clubs and Teams in the larger ski community and supports the NENSA mission to sustain a vital & active Nordic skiing community in the Northeast.
Club/Team NENSA Member Benefits
- NEW FOR 2023-24: Club liability insurance is provided for all clubs with active NENSA membership for both the club (Club/Team NENSA Membership) and its members (Individual Membership). Full details and enrollment information HERE
- NENSA Calendar Event Listing Fee is waived for ALL member NENSA Clubs/Teams
- Club/Team news and photos are shared through NENSA channels
- Club/Team Name listed in SkiReg registration pages (drop down menu) to ensure proper club designation on NENSA Race Results
- Club/Team is scored for Club Cup Rankings
- Club/Team is listed in the NENSA Club Directory as a New England resource
- Exclusive discounts and special offers from NENSA sponsors are provided and continually updated on the Member Benefits page
- Free bulk membership upload is available for all NENSA Clubs/Teams
- Support with club development, event organization, and coaches education is provided and available to NENSA Clubs/Teams at any time
Annual Memberships run May 1 – April 30. Membership Fee: $100 Per Club/Team
Thank you for supporting our mission at NENSA to sustain a vital & active Nordic skiing community in the Northeast.
Why join a club?
When you join a club you will become a part of the larger ski community. This has an impact on community access to trails, youth programming, and funding for club activities to develop nordic skiing resources in your community. You will also be able to access resources in your club for ski education, coaching, and youth programs.
Do clubs provide training opportunities?
Yes, you need to contact your community or regional club to learn about these. Go to the Clubs Directory . Many clubs have their own websites where you can find the club mission statement, age groups catered to, a calendar of events, etc. Larger scale events will be listed on the NENSA Events Calendar.
What club is right for me?
NENSA maintains a club directory for its members. Many clubs also have their own websites where you can find a club mission statement, age groups catered to, a calendar of events, etc.
Who can be a member of a club?
Anyone! Clubs cater to all ages in some capacity.
How can a club help me?
A club can help in many ways: As a part of a club and NENSA you are part of an organized ski community. With this power as a group you can improve community access to trails, have improved grooming, and even snowmaking. In terms of programming, a club can provide skiing resources, such as an extensive ski knowledge base for technical instruction, fitness tips, and waxing clinics. If you have children, a club can provide ski education programs. Many clubs provide social activities such as potluck dinners and slide shows with a ski session before or after. Club newsletters and websites can serve your communication needs.
Can a club teach me to ski?
Yes, most clubs have introductory programs, if they don’t have a formal program there will always be someone capable of teaching new skiers.
Can a club teach me to race?
Can a new skier contribute to a club?
Absolutely! Everyone has skills to contribute to a club. Contact your local club leader and ask how you can help. You will be very appreciated!
Can a skier of any age be part of a club?
Yes. The extent of the club offerings and programs will have different things to offer every member. For example, as an adult you can be an instructor or volunteer to a Bill Koch Youth Club.
I’m a new skier; can I be part of a ski club?
Yes, clubs are frequently looking for new skiers.
Do clubs compete against each other for standings?
Yes. Skiers who designate themselves with active NENSA clubs at the time of registration help their club score points throughout the season. The NENSA Club Series is scored to include all age groups, U16 and older. The total points of all categories will be listed on the Rankings page for each club the week following the event. All Zak Cup races are scored for Club Cup. Please see the Scoring Rules page for further details.
Club Operations: How to develop and run a great club.
I want to start a ski club, what are good ways to get the word out?
Consider local community bulletin boards at town recreation centers, markets, town office, schools (if allowed). Flyers should include a mission statement, a schedule for meeting, a list of potential activities, and most importantly, details about how to contact you. You could add that you intend to establish this as a NENSA sanctioned club and provide the web address www.nensa.net. If you are technically inclined, create a website for your club. Contact other athletic or recreation clubs like canoe clubs, running clubs, hiking clubs, etc., and ask for permission to broadcast a notice
about your club. Contact your local town recreation office, if one exists, and notify them of your intentions. Many towns have regular community newsletters and will add your club events to their community calendar.
What are some good club fundraising ideas?
This varies from club to club depending upon its individual needs and composition. Having a specific program or need (money for a ski lease program, funding to pay for athletes to go to JN’s or a camp, ski grooming equipment, etc.) is key to a good fundraising effort. This lets donors know exactly what they are supporting. Target specific donors who have the resources and interest. Other activities: Fall leaf raking, citrus sale, raffles, ski lessons, etc.
How do I start a Youth Program for my club?
The NENSA BKL club leaders Manual is a great resource for youth program development and operations. This is available by contacting [email protected].