New England offers a variety of events for senior (20-29) and master skiers (age 30+). Whether you are interested in racing or recreational skiing, a quick look at our Events Calendar will no doubt catch your attention!
New England is home to many very accomplished cross country skiers as seen by the outstanding results at World and Masters Nationals. Senior and Masters skiers enthusiastically take on the fun, camaraderie, and competition of our NENSA Zak and Club Cup Series and the NENSA Marathon Series.
If your interest is more on the recreational side, the NENSA Marathon Series offers a touring class at all events. There are other ways to become involved too – do you enjoy the idea of helping developing young athletes reach their potential? Often times master skiers have a wealth of knowledge and skills that they would like to put to good use. Mentoring a young developing athlete, team or club is a great place to be involved!
Master skiers of all ability levels enjoy opportunities for NENSA clinics, competition, and other events throughout New England. A few highlights include:
NENSA Women’s XC Ski Day | January 22nd, 2023 | Jackson, NH
New England Women’s XC Ski Day was started in 2002 by former Olympian Trina Hosmer of Stowe, VT. Trina was inspired by her “Sisters in Skiing” in Anchorage, Alaska, who started the Alaska Ski for Women in 1997. Like the Alaskans’ original event, Women’s XC Ski Day chooses a non-profit women’s organization to benefit, and gathers as many participants as it can for a day of cross country skiing which includes lunch and a raffle. The highlight of the day is learn-to-ski clinics with women instructors; the emphasis being on relaxed, fun learning in a supportive and encouraging environment. All ability, skill, and experience levels are welcome. In addition to this event being open to all women, we also encourage and support the participation of nonbinary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women. NENSA hopes that Women’s Day helps bring more folx together to enjoy this wonderful sport. Event details HERE.
2023 Concord-area Learn-to-Ski Clinics |February 5th, 2023 | Concord, NH
Never been on cross country skis before but curious to try? We’d love to see you at Beaver XC Skiing on February 5th for a free Learn-to-Ski clinic! Equipment loans included. Cross country skiing is a fun way to get outside and enjoy winter right in your own backyard or at your local community ski center. These Learn-to-Ski clinics are geared towards people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities who have never been on cross country skis before. We aim to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for people to try a new sport and discover the joy of gliding on snow. Event details HERE.
The NENSA Zak/Club Cup Series
Just the right mix of fun, adventure, and great competition for experienced racers and those brand new to the racing scene. This series allows racers to earn points toward the individual age-group Zak Cup Titles and Club honors.
The New England Marathon Series
25, 30, and 50K classic and freestyle events in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
In 2022 the White Mountain Classic became a State Based Championship in which participation is encouraged and essential to success. Recruit your club & have some fun with your rivals from other states at the Northeast Citizen’s State Championship. The most important part is to recruit your team! Scoring is simple
The NENSA Eastern Cup Series
Yes, there are lots of young skiers zipping around, but masters are welcome. In addition, some mass start races feature a masters-only wave for those wishing to avoid the competitiveness of an Eastern Cup mass start.