Our first event of the 2021 summer season is fast approaching and we’re excited to be partnering with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to host a rollerski race, Learn-t0-Rollerski Clinic, and Drop-in Biathlon Clinic! The Lost Nation Roll is the first in our NENSA Rollerski Race Series (full schedule to be released later in June) and will be a freestyle, paired interval start race of either 5.6km (U16s) or 11.2km (open skiers). Registration is capped at 100 racers total. You can register HERE. Top 10 ranked open skiers of each gender will race on NENSA’s new fleet of Swenor Skate Long skis. Clinic details below.
The race will be contested on the Outdoor Center’s paved rollerski loop. The loop has a figure 8 layout, meaning that the middle portion including Dino Hill will be skied twice per “lap.”
The race course includes the challenging Dennis’s Nemesis downhill once per lap. If you are not comfortable on rollerskis, this may not be the right event for you. This downhill is high speed and includes an S-turn (or chicane) at the bottom. Please arrive early enough to preview the course. A course map is available for preview here.
Have you ever wanted to try rollerskiing?! Join NENSA’s Justin Beckwith and Kait Miller for an hourlong Learn-to-Rollerski clinic following the Lost Nation Roll race from 11:30am-12:30pm. This instructional clinic is geared towards folks who have on-snow ski experience, but little to no rollerski experience and want to give classic roller skiing a try. All clinic participants will use NENSA’s brand new Swenor rollerskis, but remember to bring your own boots, poles, and helmet!! We can accommodate SNS and Prolink/NNN bindings. Register HERE ($25/person). Check out this informational video on rollerski equipment from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
Drop-in Biathlon Clinic
This Craftsbury Green Racing Project-led clinic also runs from 11:30am-12:30pm and is geared towards experienced skiers and rollerskiers who want to try biathlon. No prior shooting experience necessary. This clinic is free and you’re welcome to just watch if you are not comfortable shooting.
8:30AM – Bib pick up and day-of-race registration opens (if numbers allow); course opens for warmup
9:25AM – Course closes to all racers.
9:30AM – U16 races start. 2 skiers every 30 seconds, mixed gender. Two 3.3km figure 8 laps for a total of 5.6km.
10:00AM – Open races start. 2 skiers every 30 seconds, mixed gender.
11:30AM – Podium ceremony
11:30AM – NENSA Learn to Roll Clinic and Drop-in Biathlon Clinic