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FIS Certified Helmets Required in Alpine

The MPA Health & Safety committee has voted to make a rule change for the 2018-19 season that all alpine ski racers will be required to use an FIS certified helmet.  The FIS certification decal can usually be found at the back of the helmet.  All ski shops can assist with this determination and decision when purchasing the athlete's helmet.  These FIS certified helmets have enhanced padding and impact protection in the continuing efforts to protect ski racers from concussion and other head impact related injuries.  For any athlete/parent looking to purchase a helmet for this season, it is recommended that an FIS certified helmet be purchased now as they are readily available and this will then meet the new rule change for next season.  

Chenard/MTA Opener Info

Things are looking good for the Chenard Memorial/MTA Opener 12/16/17 at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center!!! The ground is frozen and we have gotten a little snow with more on the way! Please send in the attached entry form to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Enter your skiers fastest to slowest.  Please send entries by Thursday at 5:00pm.  The format will be FS and the cost is $8.00/racer payable to Mt. Abram HS. You can make a note on the check that it's for the Scholarship Race if you want to. Girls start at 11:00 and Boys start at 1:00. Traditionally this is often the first day on snow so please enter all of your skiers so they can ski. The length of course will be announced next week.  Please support this race as it's the longest continually run race in the state and often features State Champions!  Email Buzz Bean at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.  Think Snow!!!
Download this file (XC Skiing Entry-1.xls)Entry Form

2017 Fort Kent New Years Nordic Festival

The 2017 Fort Kent New Years Nordic Festival will be happening December 26-29 at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center.  On snow training, biathlon, and a pursuit race are scheduled, plus more.  See the attachment for details.

Mt. Abram Training Opportunities

Mt Abram is offering hill space Tuesday, WednesdayThursday evenings including over December Holiday Break as well as a great opportunity for your team members to join our Middle/High School-based Competition Program and save your team on training costs at the mountain. Please see the attachment.

2018 State Meet Dates and Locations

Here the dates and locations for the 2018 MPA Class A, B, and C state meets.  The times and format will be determined later.

Class A Alpine      Mt. Abram       Tuesday & Wednesday, February 20-21

Class B Alpine        Big Rock           Monday, February 19 & Tuesday, February 20

Class A Nordic        Black Mountain        Thursday, February 22 & Friday, February 23

Class B & C Nordic    Ft. Kent Outdoor Center       Wednesday, February 21 & Thursday, February 22

2017 MSCA Coach's Meeting

The KVAC/MVC Coach's Meeting starts at 2:00pm.

The general combined Alpine & Nordic MSCA Coach's meeting starts at 3:00pm.

The Fall Meeting of the Maine High School Ski Coaches Association will be held Sunday, November 5th at ELHS. The MPA meets the next day and any changes regarding rules and format will be passed along to them for their consideration. This is traditionally where schedules are set for the season, so come prepared with dates you can host meets. The KVAC/MVC conferences will meet at 2:00 and then the general combined alpine and nordic MSCA meeting will occur where issues/rules relevant to both disciplines will be discussed. The two disciplines will then break up for separate meetings to discuss specific issues, as well as U16 and EHSC Selection Races and Championships. Contact Buzz Bean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

MSCA Registration: ALL coaches (new and old) please fill out THIS REGISTRATION FORM.  We need to update the MSCA contact list to keep it current.  The fee is $12 for schools with just a Nordic or Alpine team and $20 for a school that has both Alpine and Nordic.  Make check payable to 'Maine Ski Coaches Association' and mail to Sally Bean, 268 Center Rd, Madrid TWP, ME 04966 or bring payment to the meeting.

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