Adam Terko and his Mansfield Nordic Club are leading the way with innovative programming as we head into a new training season. Athletes were challenged to:
“Run your own uphill test, on foot, as fast as you can. The requirements for this test?
-Race must finish higher than it started: a net elevation gain. No minimum or maximum on the elevation gained…it can even finish just going up your driveway if that’s higher than the surrounding road!” Full Details on Mansfield Site
All told 41 folks took part over three days and representing seven states or provinces, and seven clubs!
A few result highlights:
|Most Elevation||Silas Brown||Mansfield Nordic||2803|
|Most feet-per-mile||Theodore Mollano||Dublin XC||2833.3|
|Longest run||Andy Grab||Mansfield Nordic||12.2|
|Shortest run||Theodore Mollano||Dublin XC||0.03|
You can read more and see some fun photos on the MNC website here. Bravo to all – we are adapting and thriving!
Don’t forget we are in the fourth day of the NENSA #25KinMAY Rollerski Challenge – there are currently over thirty competitors and participants signed up – our first goal – to ski 2,500 kilometers together! Competitors have already completed challenges from North Carolina, Michigan, Ontario and throughout New England.
Anyone can join us – Great Prizes including rollerskis and poles from Swix, Swenor, Enjoy Winter and Salomon.
As April is drawing to a close and the start of the new training year is just around the corner we are inspired by the resiliency of our community. Coaches and athletes from around the region are taking this time to put extra energy into reflections on the past season and goal setting for the next. Teams are gathering virtually to train, conduct meetings and share laughs. NENSA like you is adapting to these times and we intend to be a hub for clubs to share information, events (in whatever form they may be over the next months), and a resource for the cross country ski community. Stay up to date on our evolving COVID Resources page.
Monday we will be announcing an interactive conversation with a panel of top New England athletes that will be hosted next week via NENSA youtube.
Mansfield Nordic Club is hosting the first Virtual Challenge event on our calendar coming up next weekend. Read more about how to participate here: Mansfield Nordic – Quarantine Uphill Challenge
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is offering both a Club Excellence Conference and an Athlete Development Symposium May 4, 5 and 7 in conjunction with annual Congress. This is a neat opportunity to see the US Ski Team share information typically only available by traveling to Park City.
We are optimistically planning for next winter’s competition season with awesome race bids coming in from our Event Organizers. NENSA committees are continuing to meet and critique our programs.
Stay tuned as we continue to share and develop programming: including an opportunity for the region to participate in standardized testing coming in June, ongoing challenge events and content from athletes, coaches and sponsors from throughout the region.
We continue to share awesome Video Challenges through the end of the month – with the winner earning a custom rollerski event for their club once we are able to see each other safely again. If you’ve been missing out check out our Intsagram feed.
Enjoy your weekend!
Venues and Event Organizers:
Bidding for our growing Popular Race Series is open for the 2019-2020 season. We have extended the window for submitting bids until June 1st this year to give organizations time to adapt to our current health crisis. We encourage venues and organizers to bid with the assumption that we will be able to host events as normal next winter although all events on our calendar could be subject to future stipulations for the safety of our community. NENSA will constantly re-evaluate the viability of our event calendar and keep our membership up to date with any decisions.
Last winter our Popular Races showed strong growth with nearly 3000 racer finishes, with an average of 100 skiers per event. We applaud the efforts of our venues and event organizers this past winter despite a slow start to winter and an abrupt end to the season. Damien Bolduc, the Chair of the Masters Committee had this positive report, “The series saw remarkable growth in racers and points awarded. The effect was incredible for the health of the sport as venues began competing with each other to attract athletes to their events, making improvements and doing what it took to host an event, even in challenging circumstances that in the past have been a reason to cancel. They snow-farmed, groomed, modified, and in some cases, were blessed, making for one weekend after another of bluebird conditions!”
Although the window for bidding has been lengthened to June 1st we encourage you to submit early and reach out to NENSA with any questions. The Masters Committee will be meeting during this coming weekend (April 18th) and be constantly reviewing bids as we try to determine the best possible schedule for 2020-2021. We hope you will consider hosting one of these great race events for the New England Nordic Community!
Link to detailed Popular Race information. (Zak/Club and Marathon)
Please note Eastern Cup and SuperTour bidding is open and closes on May 1st. Eastern Cup events will be determined during the NENSA Board Meeting by the Athletic Development Committee the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd.
For those intending to host an Eastern Cup or Major Championship NENSA requires sending a representative to attend the TD / Event Organizer Clinic, typically held during September or the first weekend of December. All other race organizers are encouraged and welcome to attend. We will be make this date public in the coming weeks.
For Eastern Cup, Zak/Club and Marathon questions: [email protected]
Thanks for making your bids early and we look forward to planning next years events with you!
The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) seeks to find a dynamic, outgoing individual to be our next full time Youth & Introductory Program Director. This individual will be responsible for NENSA’s Youth programming, including the New England Bill Koch League and Festival, the Nordic Rocks for Schools program, Bill Koch League coach and parent trainings, U16 and Eastern High School Championship events, the New England Women’s XC Ski Day, and summer programming. This person should be familiar with NENSA and the New England Nordic ski scene. If interested, please read more below:
Youth & Introductory Program Director:
This position will directly manage NENSA’s Bill Koch League and Nordic Rocks programs and position NENSA as a central resource for the New England youth skiing community. The ideal candidate will bring a high level of collaborative energy to work with the Competitive Program Director to promote and have a presence for all ages at selected Popular races, with State team leaders to put on U16 and EHS Championships, and with the BKL District Chairs to put on the BKL Festival. Applicants should be incredibly self-motivated and able to work independently from home. This role requires strong, inspired leadership with a synergetic spirit to galvanize and work with our Nordic community. This position will work closely with many community stakeholders including venues, event organizers, clubs and the NENSA staff team. Lively and instructive engagement with potential and existing NENSA sponsors and contributors is another job requirement. The Youth & Introductory Program Director is an empowered position, requiring energy, vision, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask, in advancing NENSA’s youth and introductory programs.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Establish NENSA as the go-to resource for youth skiing information, events, and resources for the northeast region.
Providing leadership, education, instruction and guidance to District Chairs, coaches, club leaders, event organizers, parents, and athletes.
Work closely with the BKL Committee and Juniors Committee to facilitate communication in support of and between the youth ski clubs of the region and the broader community, and the State Team Leaders and coaches involved with U16’s ane EHS.
Support a wide base of parent-volunteers and club leaders focused on building an inclusive community through club visits, workshops, and parent trainings.
Manage all of NENSA’s youth programs, including the annual Bill Koch League, the New England Bill Koch Festival, and the Nordic Rocks for schools’ program.
Oversight and coordination of all aspects of New England Women’s XC Ski Day, U16 Eastern Championships, and Eastern High School Championships.
Collaborate with NENSA Competitive Program Director on Coach Education initiatives.
Work alongside and with the Competitive Program Director to fulfill and advance all NENSA summer programming including rollerski races, clinics, coaches education and camps.
Manage community communications via email, social media, and via regular newsletter as well as maintaining the youth program sections of the NENSA.net website.
Collaborate on additional community building programs, events, and projects, as part of the NENSA staff team.
Additional Key Priorities, including, but are not limited to, the following:
Work closely with NENSA staff and Board of Directors.
Maintain program-specific content on NENSA website.
Engage NENSA’s Bill Koch League, Women’s Day and Juniors Committees.
Obtain or have a US Ski & Snowboard Coach Certification of L100 or higher (which includes SafeSport certification and background checks) by start date.
Obtain Technical Delegate Certification (this fall with NENSA).
Track and share relevant news and updates via NENSA.net and social media.
Assist NENSA Executive Director with writing grant applications pertaining directly to youth programming.
Other duties as assigned as being part of the NENSA staff team.
Familiarity with the New England cross country skiing community.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
Comfortable working on a computer, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, WordPress, and NEON (will train).
Savvy social media user with demonstrated ability to effectively use Facebook and Instagram to help tell the NENSA story.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced multidisciplinary team environment.
Must be eligible to work in the USA.
Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle.
Passion for the sport of cross country skiing and the ideals of the NENSA mission.
This is a remote position that requires the ability to work and communicate regularly and effectively from a remote home office.
Frequent and extensive regional travel in and around New England.
Work will often be done outdoors, in varying and winter weather conditions.
Must be able to work weekends aligning with NENSA programming.
The Youth & Introductory Program Director is a full time salaried position. Salary for this full time position is $37k – $45k commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation, a Health Care Stipend contribution, a matching IRA fund, and travel expenses. This position reports to the Executive Director. Start date is negotiable, but we seek to fill this role as soon as possible. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references by no later than May 1st, 2020 to Amie W. Smith, Executive Director via email at [email protected]
NENSA is proud to continue celebrating the athletic accomplishments of this winter by introducing the 2020 Elite and Development Team nominations and give you some updates looking into the future. While we don’t know our exact calendars for the next few months we do know that our skiers are healthy and will be resilient to whatever challenges they face. We will best navigate this important moment by staying calm and optimistic.
Read on for the: 1) 2020 Elite and Development Team Nominations, 2) insight from U.S. Ski & Snowboard (including Regional (REG) Camp / U16 National Camp updates and selections), and 3) an outlook on how we are approaching NENSA rollerski programming.
- The criteria set forth to name the NENSA Elite and Development Team represent a pathway to regional, national and international success. The number of athletes named to these teams each year demonstrates the depth of the Eastern region in cross country skiing. Athletes named to these teams are invited to regional training camps and races, and part of a broader team that continues to excel at all levels. Further Elite Team / Development Team information.
2020 Elite and Development Team Nominations
|ELITE TEAM||20 men||DEVO TEAM||26 men|
|Top 15||SR (4-8)|
|Kyle Bratrud||Ian Moore||EISA|
|Benjamin Lustgarten||Raleigh Goessling|
|Simeon Hamilton||Carter Hall|
|Adam Martin||U23 (4-8)|
|Ian Torchia||Elliot Ketchel||EISA|
|Ben Ogden||EISA / JWC||Finn O’Connell||EISA|
|Karl Schulz||EISA / Mid – A||Daniel Streinz|
|SR (top 3)||Christian Gostout||EISA|
|Akeo Maifeld-Carucci||Adam Glueck||EISA|
|Benjamin Saxton||U20 (4-8)|
|Braden Becker||Peter Moore|
|U23 (top 3)||Anders Sonnesyn|
|Peter Wolter||EISA||Griffin Wright|
|Zane Fields||U23WC||Sam Hodges|
|Bill Harmeyer||EISA||Josh Valentine|
|U20 (top 3)||U18 (4-8)|
|Scott Schulz||EISA / Mid-A||Aidan Burt|
|Isaac Freitas-Eagan||EISA||Mathias Boudreau-Golfman|
|James Kitch||Jack Christner|
|Gregory Burt||EISA||Linden Niedeck|
|U18 (top 3)||Jack Young|
|Brian Bushey||U18||Trey Jones|
|Finn Sweet||Jack Lange|
|7 REG||18 REG||25 REG|
|ELITE TEAM||22 women||DEVO TEAM||23 women|
|Top 15||U23 (4-8)|
|Sophie Caldwell||Abigail Drach||EISA|
|Jessie Diggins||Erin Bianco|
|Julia Kern||Lauren Jortberg||EISA|
|Caitlin Patterson||Lizzie Larkins|
|Katharine Ogden||EISA||Lucy Hochschartner||Mid-A|
|Kaitlynn Miller||Jackie Garso||EISA/Mid-A|
|Sophia Laukli||EISA / JWC||Marin Coletta||EISA|
|Alexandra Lawson||EISA / U23WC||U20 (4-8)|
|SR (top 3)||Lucinda Anderson||EISA|
|Evelina Sutro||EISA||Anna Lehmann|
|Alayna Sonnesyn||Sofia Sanchez|
|Elizabeth Guiney||Phoebe Sweet|
|U23 (top 3)||Lillian Bates|
|Annika Landis||EISA||U18 (4-8)|
|Gabrielle Vandendries||Quincy Massey-Bierman|
|Renae Anderson||EISA||Camille Bolduc|
|U20 (top 3)||Samantha Nolan|
|Waverly Gebhardt||Elsa Bolinger|
|Margaret Gellert||EISA||Emma Strack|
|Charlotte Ogden||Sofia Scirica|
|U18 (top 3)||Evelyn Walton|
|Nina Seemann||U18||Mica Bodkins|
|Amelia Tucker||Emma Charles|
|Shea Brams||Hattie Barker|
|8 REG||16 REG||24 REG|
2) From Bryan Fish, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Cross Country Sport Development Manager:
“Winter 19-20 was once again historic in year. Thank you for being such an integral part of this success. I am reaching out to provide U.S. Ski & Snowboard insight for the upcoming summer camp season during this time of uncertainty. Our first goal is to ensure health and safety of our whole ski community. We also want to continue to motivate and engage our up-and-coming cross country skiers. Our REG, National U16, NEG, and NTG camps are a critical opportunity to do motivate, engage, and progress our junior athletes.
Covid-19 continues to spread across the USA. More states are implementing mandatory stay-at-home policies in an effort to slow the spread of this pandemic. We will return to normalcy, however it is challenging at this current time to know when that will be. We would like to propose the following guidance:
We are anticipating normalcy will return at or before late July/August, therefore we are planning (hoping) that National junior camps in late July and August can remain as scheduled. Please note that we have received notification (below) that the 2020 Equinor International Junior Camp (IJC) in Norway is scheduled to be held. Norway will re-evaluate the decision to host in early June (as outlined in the invite below). We would like to keep this camp a part of our development pathway by participating in this every other year. We had planned on taking part in the IJC camp prior to Covid-19 and we hope to maintain this plan.
Our guidance is that we should wait to schedule Regional Elite Group camps. Initial regional planning of REG should take place with a the understanding that dates are tentative. We propose re-evaluating REG dates on May 1st and determine if normal REG dates (mid-June through early-July) are appropriate OR if REG camps should be postponed and held later in summer – immediately before U16 camp, during U16 camp, or possibly in August. U.S. Ski & Snowboard/ USST staffing would do its best to support REG, however we believe each region is highly capable of hosting a great camp without U.S. Ski & Snowboard/ USST if necessary. That said, we feel that creative options should be considered such as multiple REG camps held on the same dates.
- Regional Elite Camp dates: re-evaluate appropriate dates to host REG camps May 1st. Have later dates considered in advance of May 1st.
- June NTG Park City, UT June 7-14th – re-evaluate feasibility to host this camp on May 1st (recognize this camp might be cancelled due to Covid-19)
- 2020 National U16 Camp is slated to be held in Sun Valley, Idaho July 18-25
- 2020 Equinor International Junior Camp – (Lillehammer, NOR Aug 7-14) (USA – 2weeks – Aug 2-14)
Thank you for your continued hard work, patience, and persistence in keeping our athletes safe, healthy, and motivated. “
Proposed 2020 Eastern REG Camp – Stratton Mountain School
June 23-27 — feasibility of this date will be re-examined May 1st
Backup dates: August 17 – 21
New England Nominations for 2020 U16 National Camp – Sun Valley, Idaho
July 18-25 — feasibility of this date will be re-examined mid-May / early June.
Below is the information regarding the National U16 Camp Selections for 2020. The calculations were determined using the posted U16 selection procedures with the exception that only the first two races were able to be utilized for scoring. In some ways, though we were fortunate in that we had one race in each technique. Remember that a skier can score either their prelim or their final result from the sprint but not both.
For your reference: National U16 Camp Selection Criteria
Rankings as Calculated via National U16 Camp Selection rankings
3) Our 2020 Rollerski Programming is currently in a holding pattern as we want to ensure the safety of our community before trying to publish dates for programming. We are optimistic we will be able to offer clinics, club outreach opportunities and competition before or during the fall. We can’t wait to share exciting events with our population again and will be in touch with updates as soon as they are available.
- You can look forward to a “how to build” a bicycle ramp video in the coming weeks – so find carpenter / builder in the and we can help build some fun remotely.
Dear Nordic skiing community,
The respirators that many of us own to keep us safe while waxing skis, like the one in the attached photo, are now of great use to our healthcare industry, which is in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE). Just as these respirators keep us safe while waxing skis, they can now help keep our frontline healthcare workers healthy as they battle COVID-19.
I have been in contact with two PPE coordinators at two Boston hospitals. They are both accepting used respirators similar to the one in the below photo. I expect that many other hospitals are accepting other models of air-purifying, half-face respirators as well. I encourage you to reach out to your local hospital to gauge their interest and need.
If you have a respirator and are willing to donate it, see this spreadsheet. It details instructions for donating to two Boston hospitals, as well as instructions on how to find other hospitals, across the nation, that would be happy to accept your respirator. (See the “How to Donate” tab at the bottom of the Google Sheet. This spells out the basic how-tos.)
Additionally, please mark your donation down on the spreadsheet so that we can track the Nordic ski community’s contribution to this crisis.
Let’s spread the news and amass as many donations as possible, as quickly as possible! Please share with your teammates, coaches, clubs, Nordic centers, and anyone else who you think could be of help.
I recently relocated to St. George, Utah, where I’m working as a community health worker. I’m enjoying the beautiful outdoors out here, but I am missing New England’s colder winters! I hope all are staying active, healthy, and sane through this crazy time.
Harvard Skiing Alumnus
Cambridge Sports Union Alumnus
Concord-Carlisle High School Ski Team Alumnus
Above: the image of a respirator that I sent to 2 Boston Hospitals. They will accept similar respirators as well.
Dear NENSA Members and Community ~
It’s April and NENSA is starting to plan for next season. We want to be able to continue our mission of implementing educational, recreational, and competitive programs at all levels to sustain a vital and active cross-country skiing community throughout New England, but also be nimble, willing and able to adjust, as needed in this coming year. April is also the time for our annual fund drive ~ this year we want to both celebrate our 25th year, as well as be conscious of all that is going on right now. We are asking each member to give $25 in celebration and in honor of our 25th year. #NENSA25IN20
NENSA is committed to making sure that cross country skiing here in New England continues to thrive and grow while encouraging our next generation to enjoy the outdoors and sport we all love so dearly. We are lucky to have had a great foundation of leadership and programming these past 25 years, and it is our goal to continue to bring that to our members in the next quarter century too!
This past season our NENSA programming has been thriving and growing! Our competitive pipeline is alive and well with New England skiers garnering podiums from Junior Nationals, World Juniors and on the World Cup. Our Youth, Introductory, Popular/Citizen Races & Club competitions and Rollerski programs have all expanded and grown this past year. Your financial support is critical to the continued success of all our NENSA programs!
Our end goal is to have a NENSA 25th Anniversary Celebration sometime this fall ~ we hope you will keep that idea in mind as we move through the next few months and plan ways (virtually for now) to celebrate our wonderful New England Ski Community!
For now, NENSA April Fund Drive success depends on every member giving what they can. This year NENSA is asking each member of our ski community to give $25 in honor of our 25 years. We hope you will join us in making this goal happen. THANK YOU!
Click HERE if you are a NENSA member to give to NENSA
Click HERE if you are a guest supporter to give to NENSA
Of course, you can always mail a donation check into our NENSA office at: 49 Pineland Drive, New Gloucester, ME 04260
** Commemorative gift hat with $250 donation or above **
Here’s some awesome news – popular cross country ski racing is showing steady growth!
Despite a shortened season, and with a couple of snow related hiccups early on, participation in popular races grew by 48% this winter (full 2019 – 2020 participation statistics here). Three major changes have occurred over the past two years to help fuel this growth: branding our citizen races as “Popular Races” versus “Zak Cup,” adding more races (including adding “Just Try It” or “Fun” races to existing events), and the inclusion of senior aged skiers (23-29) in our Zak Cup statistics. The goal is to create a more exciting and inclusive feel to races while honoring the traditions of the Zak and Club Cup. NENSA also introduced a free “Get Skiing” membership for any first time members this season and scored previous members to our Zak Cup standings beginning with the Craftsbury Marathon this winter. Competition draws competition and we are so happy our members are responding!
Speaking of competition – the beauty of citizen racing in New England is the robust talent present at any given race – skiers of all ages from youth in Bill Koch, to novice adult racers, junior athletes and their coaches, parents, and elite skiers past and present (including many of our ageless masters), former National Team skiers and Olympians. Popular cross country ski racing thrives because of this inclusive and diverse atmosphere.
Our masters men’s age group rankings included 229 individual skiers who collectively completed 628 races! At the end of the season, young gun, Chris Burnham (NWVE) became the first senior skier to become the Zak Overall Men’s Champion at the age of 27. Burnham and 2018 and 2019 Overall Champion, Eli Enman (NWVE/Rossignol) raced head to head 6 times this season each taking three victories in this duel – in the end Burnham prevailed, partly by completing more total races. Adam Terko of the Mansfield Nordic Club had a strong master’s career debut, and was able to secure third place overall while balancing his full time coaching responsibilities with MNC. Other notable finishes to mention: David Johnston an M8 from Mansfield, placed fourth overall, beating out 2017 Champion, Neal Graves (Stowe), and won his age group in all ten of his races! M6, Tom Thurston (NWVE), was also undefeated in age group competition winning eight of eight competitions. Also of note, the M5 and M6 categories included over 30 skiers making for deep competition.
The overall women’s field is also showing fantastic growth with 90 individual skiers who completed 220 races! These numbers are more than double those in recent history (2017 – 38 individuals, 2018 – 45 individuals, 2019 – 48 individuals). Sarah Graves of Stowe Nordic was able to regain her Zak Overall Women’s title for the first time since 2017 – completing nine races and scoring a perfect 175 points (7 best). M7, JoAnn Hanowski a perennial strength from Mansfield, was also able to sweep victories in all eight races she competed in – securing her the second step of the overall podium. Senior skier, Emily Stitt of Mansfield, reemerged on the scene this year taking multiple overall race victories and third place overall for the season.
In another measure of strength – our Marathon Challengers came out in record numbers this season – with 24 skiers completing four or more marathons. Marathon hats will be delayed because of our current situation – but have no fear you will receive them!
As we continue to weather our current health crisis we want to celebrate these incredible athletes. All of the podium position skiers listed below will be presented with a NENSA mug and our overall champions will receive Swix klister as prizes in the coming weeks. We will also be opening bids for the 2020 – 2021 season soon – giving us all something to look forward to!!
In the meantime, be well, stay safe and enjoy working out in your backyards.
If you have specific feedback please reach out to [email protected] with “Popular Racing” in the subject line.
Senior (23-29 years old)
|1||115||Sara Falconer||Mansfield Nordic|
|3||100||Emily Stitt||Mansfield Nordic|
|2||50||Ida Sargent||Craftsbury GRP|
|1||175||Sara Graves||Stowe Nordic|
|2||120||Elissa Bradley||Ford Sayre|
|1||95||Tristin Adie||Mansfield Nordic|
|2||70||Rosalie Wilson||Ford Sayre|
|3||50||Holly Macy||Dublin XC|
|1||127||Katie Hill||Mansfield Nordic|
|1||175||Amy Gunn||Black Water Nordic Ski Club|
|3||52||Renate Adamonwicz||Mansfield Nordic|
|1||125||Carrrie Nourjian||Stowe Nordic|
|1||75||Trina Hosmer||Stowe Nordic|
|1||100||Sara Mae Berman||CSU|
Senior (23-29 years old)
|2||137||Dennis Page||Nansen Ski Club|
|1||170||Michael Millar||Mansfield Nordic|
|2||125||Adam Terko||Mansfield Nordic|
|1||150||Neal Graves||Stowe Nordic|
|1||175||Eli Enman||NWVE – Rossignol|
|3||77||Steve Crafts||Mansfield Nordic|
|2||104||Christopher Naimie||Bow Nordic|
|3||85||Chris Bean||Stowe Nordic|
|1||165||Robert Bradlee||Wide Meadow Ski Club|
|3||101||Richard Costanza||Mansfield Nordic|
|1||175||David Johnston||Mansfield Nordic|
|2||160||Charlie Gunn||Black Water Nordic Ski Club|
|1||145||Donavon Freeman||Mt. Washington Nordic|
|3||115||John Lazenby||Onion River Nordic|
|2||55||David Hosmer||Stowe Nordic|
|3||25||Jonathan Chaffee||Ford Sayre|
|1||125||Bob Gray||Putney Ski Club|
|2||45||George Hall||Craftsbury Nordic|
|1||100||Larry Berman||Cambridge Sports Union|
We’re excited to be thinking about the 2021 New England BKL Festival! Though things seem uncertain in this time of social distancing, we are planning for the future and are hoping for a great ski season next year. The NEBKL Festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch League, and as anyone who has attended in the past knows: it’s two days packed with fun!
This year’s festival at Great Glen Trails in Gorham, NH brought in 586 skiers and their families with the theme of SUPER SKI Heroes. You can check out photos from this year’s festival here.
Interested venues should fill out the bid sheet linked bel0w, and can email [email protected] with any questions, ideas, or concerns.More information on hosting the festival can be found in our BKL Festival Hosting Manual.