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The first open Rollerski Cross Country Cross event in the world.

Pineland Farms New Gloucester, Maine October 27 (starting at 9am women/9:30am men for instruction, tour & warm up) or - Course open for instruction and warm up at 9am - Competition begins 10am.

The Maine Event: Agility Sprint Festival builds on the success of our NENSA Rossignol Fall Rollerski Classic from last weekend, where over 170 skiers showed up to race. A nice build up from our start at the Celebrity Duel at the 2018 National U16 camp, held in June in Lake Placid, NY. That camp saw the best under 16 skiers in the country trying their hand at rollers, jumps, spins, and slalom turns all while competing for the fastest time alongside four time Olympian Andy Newell and Ludvig Sognen Jensen, the fastest skier in the world. As NENSA moves forward with this exciting new discipline of skiing, we will be offering the opportunity to compete on this course to all comers on October 27. This exciting dryland version of Cross Country Cross builds on aspects of both sprinting and agility.

Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's "Face of Winter" ski film to be  shown at Black Mountain on Friday November 9th at 7:00pm.  Doors open  at 5:00pm.  Food and beverages available for purchase.  Tickets are $10/person and include a free year subscription to SKI magazine and a  free lift ticket to Sugarbush Ski Area in central Vermont.  Door prizes will also be drawn.  Proceeds from the film will benefit the Chisholm Junior Development after-school nordic and alpine ski programs for local elementary and middle school kids. Tickets are available at Davis Florist Congress Street, Rumford, Black Mountain Ski Area, Ski Depot, Jay, ME, Mountain Valley and Dirigo High Schools  and on-line at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warren-miller-face-of-winter-tickets-50814195627

The sale happens the last weekend of October at the Gould Academy Field House on Church Street in Bethel--Friday, Oct. 26th from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Ski Sale has provided a community service for 38 years by bringing new and used equipment from major ski shops and local and visiting skiers, with any proceeds benefiting the charitable purposes of the BOC. The club keeps 20% of the sale price for each item that you sell and you get the rest (donations of equipment are also welcome and support BOC's non-profit mission).

To find out more about how to sell used gear at the sale, please go tohttp://bethelouting.org/Ski-Sale.

Freeport Ski Boosters Annual Ski Swap & Sale: Saturday November 3rd, 9:30-12:30, FHS Gym
 
It’s always a smart idea to get a jump on your gear situation at the beginning of every season. So take an inventory of what you have; make a list of what you need; and join us at the Freeport Ski Boosters Annual Ski Swap & Sale! We’ve again partnered with Sport Thoma – five times voted a Ski Magazine “Top 50 Ski Shops in the USA”; Cross Country Specialists - Akers Ski; and the snowboard gurus from Long’s Board Shop to bring you a HUGE selection of new and used equipment, gear, and accessories. 

Please join the USCSA Eastern Conference members at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to learn more about college racing and competition programs in the Northeast. Representatives from our member schools will be on hand to answer your questions about what opportunities exist for competing in college.  Sunday October 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm

This is an opportunity for coaches to shadow Andrew Newell.  This exciting coaches education program is designed to share knowledge through experiential learning and empower you as leaders of your respective states.

There is an impressive group of 46 athletes (23 boys/23 girls), including 14 U16's, coming to the Northwood School in Lake Placid for a week of training and testing: June 24-29th.  
Athletes selection: 1) U20 NENSA Elite or Development Team nominees 2) Mid Atlantic nominees 3) NE JN skiers 
 
How this will work:
- We have the resources to support two "guest" or "shadow" coaches per day.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when you (or a state nominee) could attend.  Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. 

It is strongly suggested that all skiers train in the  summer, it will lead to better results next winter. To help motivate you to train line up some races in which to participate. Here is an event to add to your list: Molly Ockett Day Road Race in Bethel, Maine on July 21 at 9 AM. Molly Ockett Day features a road race for people of all ages, food, music, parade and others events of all kinds. Begin the day with a running race. Chose between a 5 mile which follows a route that is mostly flat with 1 hill climb. There is a 1 mile flat course for those who want a shorter event. Kids, up to the age of 14 can run in a 1 mile flat course. There is even a diaper dash for your younger siblings. Registration is $18 for the 5 mile race and $12 for the kids 1 mile race. Register at https://www.runreg.com/mollyockett-day-classic. I hope to see many HS and MS skiers there training for the upcoming ski season. 

Maine Nordic Team Summer Dryland Camp Announcement!
 
The dates for the Maine Nordic Team Summer Dryland Camp have been changed to June 30th - July 3rd due to many school districts running late into June on account of the large number of snow days.  Registration for camp will begin online at mainehighschoolskiing.com next week so please check back.  The location of the camp will still be Camp Mechuwana and the cost of the camp will be $180.  We will be doing a good deal of rollerskiing at camp so you will be required to bring at least one pair of skate rollerskis.  Classic rollerskis are recommended but not required.  More details about the camp are included in the camp flyer which can be found in the attachment below.

Our next spotlight is Connor Jackson of Edward Little.  He won the Class A Giant Slalom and also helped his team win the KVAC Alpine title.  We asked him about his results, his plans for next year, and more.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?  I trained everyday and on the weekends I did the Mount Abrams program and trained with them as well as with my team.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? 

Our next spotlight is Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar.  He won the Class C Classical at Fort Kent and also won the MVC Classical.  We asked him about his preparations, his favorite memories, and more.  

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

In the long-term, my preparations leading up to the state meet were quite general, and training proceeded as normal. The short-term consists of the week leading up to the races. I was excited, but also nervous. By telling myself to stay cool and focus on my own health I was able to stay in a relaxed mode. Until the day of the races, of course. Besides that, I just focused on eating a lot of peanut butter.

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We now spotlight Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth who was the Class B Classical and Freestyle state champion.  She also won the WMCs, the Sassi Memorial, and was on the New England team at Junior Nationals where she received All-American status.  We asked her about being at Junior Nationals and her season successes.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?
For my training, I focused on shorter and easier workouts with some intensity to make sure I was well rested for the races. I went up early with the team to make sure I was familiar with the courses as well.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We next spotlight Emily Carty of Fryeburg Academy who was the Class A Freestyle state champion.  She also helped her team win the Class A Nordic title.  We asked her about winning the title and her preparations.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?

All season I worked on my endurance and technique because I was aiming to win states. In the weeks leading up to states my biggest fear was that I would get sick, so I used an insane amount of hand sanitizer. Besides that, I just did the usual workouts with my team. We did a lot of hills because Rumford is known for the killer hills.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Our next state champion spotlight is Niko Naranja of Fort Kent.  Niko won the Class C Freestyle and helped his team win the Class C Nordic title.  We asked him about his team winning and his thoughts at the start line.

1. What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ? 

We were very fortunate to have states at home this years, so preparing for the race was very easy. It was the same course that we had raced all year, and many years before that, so I knew the course as easily as I knew my own name.

2. How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We now spotlight state champion Max Bartley of Presque Isle.  He won the Class B Classical and was also the Aroostook classical and freestyle champion.  We asked him about his preparations and his success.

1.What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ? There was obviously a lot of training involved. This included a lot of running over the summer as well as roller skiing. I run cross country during the fall, this gives me a good cardio base as well as build some speed. I am very fortunate to live in a place that has some of the best skiing in the state, with a world class facility in my backyard so a lot of time on snow helped. Going into the week of the state meet we tapered training down, allowing my body to recover. I was well rested going into the week and was confident in the training I had put in. 
 
2. How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? 

Our next state champion spotlight is Nick Neveu of Maine Coast.  Nick won the Class B Freestyle.  He also won the WMC classical and freestyle races.  We asked him about his plans for next year and his favorite memories.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?  I did quite a bit of technique training for the state meet.  I did most of the interval and weight training earlier in the season and then focused exclusively on skiing "smart" races as the season came to a close. 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We now spotlight Ethan Livingood of Falmouth who won the Class A Freestyle.  We asked him about his thoughts at the starting line and his reaction when he found out that he won.

 1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 
In the days leading up to the races I focused on how to mentally prepare. Physically I knew that I could certainly do stuff to prepare but nothing to make a significant difference. I worked with my coaches to get a plan on how to approach each race and I just stuck with it.  
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

The Colby Nordic Ski Team is hosting a marathon this Saturday. With all the additional snow, we want to get the word out again, especially because we just added a 10km race to the distance categories.   Here is a link to the information page about the marathon http://www.centralmaineskiclub.org/2018/03/colby-nordic-marathon-march-17th/

Our next state champion spotlight is Jen Wilbraham of Morse.  Jen won the Class A Classical, the Class A Pursuit, and also won several races during the season.  We asked her about her state meet preparations and her reaction to winning states.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?
I was just coming off of a minor, lower-back problem that occurred recently at the end of the regular season, so I wasn't fully able to prepare the way I usually do. I missed out on a volume and an intensity week for my training, and was very focused on recovering and relaxing my back, while still keeping up with endurance and speed. Mentally, I knew I had to be super on top of things at school, and spent as much time talking to my friends and teammates as possible. I got every single hour of sleep that I could, and ate lots of pasta, vegetables, and fruits that I could get my hands on. (Shoutout to @ournordicdiet on Instagram.)
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We next spotlight Roy Varney of Leavitt who won the Class A Classical.  Roy was also the KVAC Classical and Pursuit Champion.  We asked him about his best memory and his success. 

1.)What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?  My preparations for the state meet started with getting plenty of sleep the night before; at least nine hours of sleep. The next on the list was a large breakfast consisting of carbs and protein. Throughout the day leading up to the race, I will constantly take small sips of water to stay hydrated. And the final thing is I always eat half a protein bar before the race so I don't get hungry while on the course.

 
2.How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We now turn to the Nordic state champions for our state champion spotlights.  Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska won the Class C classical and freestyle.  She was also the Aroostook classical and freestyle champion.  We asked her about racing close to home and her favorite season memories. 

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?

My main focus was to stay healthy and avoid the bug!  Getting outside on skis, drinking plenty of water, getting lots of sleep, and eating loads of pasta with the team was all part of my preparation for states!  
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We next spotlight sophomore Killian Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth who won the Class B Slalom and helped his team win the Class B Alpine title.  Killian was also the WMC Slalom champion.  We asked him about his success and his team's reaction to winning.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ? A few days before the race I got in a few good training runs at Sugarloaf with the CVA weekend program, then I went home and tuned and waxed my skis. I was trying to stay relaxed, eat healthy, and drink a ton of water. On the night of the race I played fortnite with the boys in the hotel room, then before bed I watched Ted Ligety, and Marcel Hirscher  with Ian Geikie to get stoked.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We now spotlight Ian Geikie of Cape Elizabeth.  Ian was the 2018 Class B Giant Slalom State Champion.  He helped his team win the Class B Alpine title and he also was the WMC giant slalom champion.  We asked him about his preparations and his goals for next year. 

1.  What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?  I Always keep my skis very sharp and the correct wax on them depending on the temperature. All the boys were playing Fortnite the night before the race. Finally a healthy breakfast and lunch.

 
2. How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? 
The Bethel Outing Club is hosting the annual Flying Moose Classic Race on Saturday, March 10th. Great for an end of season race or tune up before Eastern High School Championships, the race will be hosted by Bethel Village Trails here in town. There are 20km and 10km distance options as this is a Zak Cup/Citizens race. All distances are mass start. Come out and enjoy the new snow. 
 

We next spotlight senior Shelby Cowin of Greenville who won the Class B Slalom and Giant Slalom.  Shelby also won the giant slalom in 2017 and in 2016.  Her success has been fenomenal.  We asked her about the success, her favorite memories and her future plans.  

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I prepared for the state meet the same as I would prepare for every race. However this year I had to prepare my body for states a lot more than usual. Coming from a serious knee injury last year I really had to push my body to regain strength in order to compete at my best ability. 

2)How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We continue our state meet champion spotlight with double state champion Annesley Black of Cheverus.  She won the Class A Slalom and Giant Slalom state title as well as the SMAA giant slalom and slalom.  She also won the state titles in 2017.  We asked her about her thoughts at the starting gate and her goals for her upcoming senior year:

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ? This year was difficult for preparation because states kept getting rescheduled, but I tried to keep training hard despite the scheduling setbacks. I trained a lot of gates in the week leading up to states to keep sharp. I also watched some of my favorite World Cup skiers to help psyche me up for the competition and to help visualize my race.

 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

This week we begin our annual state champion spotlights where we highlight the state champion in each discipline in each class.  We begin with AJ Noyes of Falmouth who was the Class A Slalom state champion.  He also won the SMAA Slalom and helped his team win the Class A Alpine title.  We asked him about his state meet preparations and his success.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet ?

I knew that if I had thought about it too much, the pressure would get to me, and I wouldn't ski well, so I just relaxed, ate meatballs, and played Fortnite.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Sunday, March 11@ 10:00 a.m at Sugarloaf.  The entry fee is $25 and includes a Nordic trail pass for the day as well as a commemorative piece of apparel.  Helmets are not required but are strongly encouraged for participants of all ages. Costumes are strongly encouraged and may earn prizes.  You are encouraged pre-register by coming into the Nordic lodge or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  See the attachment for details.  Also a great training opportunity for EHSC racers as you can ski for the rest of the day.

The Broomhall U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team Selection race was held today at Black Mtn.  Racers who finished in the top 24 in the pursuit were named to the Maine team.  The U16 Maine Nordic Team will compete at the U16 Championships March 9-11 at Gore Mtn in New York.  The EHSC Maine Nordic Team will compete at teh Eastern High School Nordic Championships March 16-18 at Black Mtn.  Congratulations to all who qualified and go Maine!  RESULTS RVG PHOTOSDW ACTION PHOTOS |  MAINE U16 TEAM INFO  |   MAINE EHSC NORDIC TEAM INFO

 

 

 

 

3/2 Update: Snow was trucked in and touch up shoveling is being done today on course.  The plan is to groom and set track this afternoon.  The weather has not been fun but the race will happen at Black Mtn.  The snow shovel party was successful today with 10 people, 2 groomers, and 20 truck loads of snow.  The course will be 2 laps.  Attached below are the selection race rules.

The U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team qualifier race is on Saturday, March 3rd at Black Mtn.  The day begins at 10:00am with the classical race.  CLICK HERE to register for the race.   Entry fee is $20 per racer.  Payment is done at race headquarters on race day.  The Maine team will be chosen from the day's results.  Those named to the team must be prepared to pay the team leader.  MAINE U16 TEAM INFO  |   U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE   |    EHSC CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE    |  START LISTSCOURSE MAP

EHSC Maine Nordic Team Info:  The fee for the EHSC Nordic Team is $350.  Maine has two girls and one boy who are automatics for the Maine EHSC Team, as a result of them attending the USSA Junior Nationals. That means there will be 22 girls and 23 boys selected at the Broomhall U16/EHSC Selection Race this Saturday at Black Mountain.  MAINE EHSC NORDIC TEAM INFO

It was fun in the spring sun today at the annual Leavitt Duathlon.  From turtles, to chefs, to 80s rockers, to Batman, to WonderWomen, there was an awesome variety of costumes.  It was a great end of season fun event!  PHOTO GALLERY

Calling all U16 Nordic skiers (anyone born in 2002 or 2003)!  Please consider signing up for the Maine U16 Championships Qualifier this Saturday at Black Mountain.  We want to field as competitive a team as possible so we want everyone at this race.  We have very few U16s currently signed up for the qualifier so chances are good that you'll make the team!  Sign up here: 2018 Broomhall U16/EHSC Nordic Qualifier Info

The Maine Nordic Team, with the generous assistance of the EASEF, is once again accepting applications for financial assistance to attend the U16 and EHSC races. The intent of this grant is to encourage any athlete, regardless of their ability to afford the team fees, to register for the Selection Race and if named to the team be able to attend the races. Financial assistance will be granted to U16 athletes only for the U16 Festival. Please download the attached application, and scan the completed application to Buzz Bean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3/1/18 at noon. All information is confidential but recipients will be expected to write a letter of appreciation to the originator of the grant. Our intent is to ensure we have our best athletes attending the championships. GO MAINE!  2018 U16/EHSC Nordic Qualifier Info

Kents Hill and Maranacook Hosting:
3rd Annual Beat Hunger in Maine Slalom, Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00 start
Open to all ages, alumni, even a Master's division (parents, coaches, supporters all welcome to hop back in the gates for a great cause)
Two separate courses, practice course, lots of skiing available
$20 per racer, all proceeds going to a local food bank to help those less fortunate in Maine - come on out, tune up for the Eastern's, join the fun and help those in need.   Send run order/registration information to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., please include entrants age for proper seeding.  Or register the morning of the event, but note that the first 50 entrants get a free homemade whoopie pie😊

The Eastern High School Alpine Champinships Maine Team Shootouts were held today at Black Mtn in Rumford under falling snow.  Racers who finished in the top 15 in slalom and giant slalom at their respective state meets attended the qualifer.   12 girls and 12 boys qualified for the Maine team today and will compete at the Eastern High School Championships at Cannon Mtn in March.   Congratulations to all who qualified and go Maine!  RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Fryeburg girls and Falmouth boys win Class A Alpine

Day 2 of the MPA Class A Alpine State Championships concluded today at Black Mtn with the slalom competition.  Annesley Black (who also won the slalom) of Cheverus and AJ Noyes of Falmouth are the 2018 Class A Slalom State Champions.   Brooke Juneau of Fryeburg and Caroline Burns of Oxford Hills were 2nd and 3rd to complete the girls slalom podium.  Owen White of Falmouth and Connor Jackson of Edward Little were 2nd and 3rd to round out the boys slalom podium.  The Fryeburg Academy girls and the Falmouth boys are the 2018 Class A Alpine State Champions.    RESULTS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

2/26 Update: The Duathlon is on as scheduled!  There should be just enough snow to ski on, to play on, and to throw around!

The 2018 Leavitt Duathlon is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th at Leavitt.   It is a 2.5K classical followed by a 2.5k freestyle fun event.  It is open to anyone and the tradition is to dress up in costumes.  Edible raffle treats and hot chocolate for all at the end.  Come dressed for fun and join us for this great end of season event.  See the attachment for details.  As of now, we are not able to host this event due to current snow conditions.  A final decision will be made Monday evening.

The EHSC Alpine Shootout is on SUNDAY, February 25th at Black Mtn.  If an alpine racer (Male or Female) comes in the top 15 in either discipline (Slalom or Giant Slalom) at their respective state meet (class “A”, or “B”) they may attend the qualifier for a chance to make the state team and represent the state of Maine at the Eastern High School Championships at Cannon Mtn in March.  Attached is qualifier info and schedule.    Volunteers are needed for this event.  If you can help please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 Fryeburg girls and Falmouth boys take the lead

Day 1 of the MPA Class A Alpine State Championships got underway today at Mt. Abram with the giant slalom competition.  Annesley Black of Cheverus and Connor Jackson of Edward Little are the 2018 Class A Giant Slalom State Champions.  Brooke Juneau of Fryeburg and Marielle Pelletier of Mt. Blue were 2nd and 3rd to round out the girls GS podium.  Sean Maguire of Marshwood and AJ Noyes of Falmouth were 2nd and 3rd to complete the boys GS podium.   The Fryeburg girls have a two point lead over Edward Little while the Falmouth boys have a commanding lead after day 1.  The Class A Alpine Championships conclude on Saturday with the slalom at Black Mtn.  RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Fryeburg girls and Mt. Blue boys win Class A Nordic

Day 2 of the MPA Class A Nordic State Championships concluded today at Black Mtn with the 5K freestyle pursuit.  Emily Carty of Fryeburg and Ethan Livingood of Falmouth are the 2018 Class A Freestyle State Champions.  Eva Clement of Falmouth and Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse were 2nd and 3rd to complete the girls freestyle podium.  Peter Jordan of Deering and Alfie Walker of Fryeburg were 2nd and 3rd to round out the boys freestyle podium.  By just one point, the Fryeburg girls are the 2018 Class A Nordic State Champions.  Mt. Blue boys are the 2018 Class A Nordic State Champions.  Also congratulations to Camden Hills boys and girls for earning the Class A Sportsmanship Award. RESULTS  |  AWARDS PHOTOS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

The Yarmouth girls and Maranacook boys win Class B Nordic

Day 2 of the MPA Class B Nordic State Championships wrapped up today in Fort Kent with the 5K freestyle pursuit.   Sophia Laukli (who won the classical) of Yarmouth and Nick Neveu of Maine Coast are the 2018 Class B Freestyle State Champions.  Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast and Isabelle Jackson of Presque Isle were 2nd and 3rd to round out the girls freestyle podoium.  Luke Bartol of Maranacook and Maxwell Bartley of Presque Isle were 2nd and 3rd to complete the boys freestyle podium.  The Yarmouth girls and Maranacook boys are the 2018 Class B Nordic State Champions.  RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

The Orono Girls and Fort Kent boys win Class C Nordic

Day 2 of the MPA Class C Nordic State Championships wrapped up today in Fort Kent with the 5K freestyle pursuit.  Isabelle Jandreau (who won the classical) of Madawaska and Niko Naranja of Fort Kent are the 2018 Class C Freestyle State Champions.  Dolcie Tanguay of MSSM and Liza Gallandt of Orono were 2nd and 3rd in the girls freestyle podium.  Sam Holt of Orono and Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar were 2nd and 3rd to round out the boys freestyle podium.  The Orono girls and the Fort Kent boys are the 2018 Class C Nordic State Champions.  RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

The Fryeburg Academy girls and Mt. Blue boys take the lead

Day 1 of the MPA Class A Nordic State Championships got underway today with the 5K Classical.  Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse and Roy Varney of Leavitt are the 2018 Class A Classical State Champions.  Grace Tumavicus of Deering and Meg Charles of Mt. Blue were 2nd and 3rd for the girls classical podium.  Liam Niles of Portland and Peter Jordan of Deering were 2nd and 3rd for the boys classical podium.  The Fryeburg girls and the Mt. Blue boys take the lead after day 1.  The Class A State Meet concludes on Friday morning with the freestyle pursuit.  RESULTS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

The Yarmouth girls and Maranacook boys take the lead

Day 1 of the MPA Class B State Championships got underway today in Fort Kent with 5K Classical.  Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth and Maxwell Bartley of Presque Isle are the 2018 Class B Classical State Champions.  Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast and Lily Horne of Freeport rounded out the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Luke Bartol of Maranacook and Nick Neveu of Maine Coast rounded out the podium for the boys in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Yarmouth girls and Maranacook boys have the lead after day 1.  The state meet concludes on Friday morning with the freestyle pursuit. RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

The Orono girls and Fort Kent boys take the lead

Day 1 of the MPA Class C State Championships got underway today in Fort Kent with 5K Classical.  Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska and Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar are the 2018 Class C Classical State Champions.  Liza Gallandt of Orono and Dolcie Tanguay MSSM were 2nd and 3rd respectively to round out the classical podium for the girls.  Sam Holt of Orono and Niko Naranja of Fort Kent were 2nd and 3rd respectively to round out the classical podium for the boys.  The Orono girls and the Fort Kent boys have the lead after day 1.  The state meet concludes Friday morning with the freestyle pursuit.  RESULTS  | PHOTO GALLERY

The Fort Kent girls and Cape Elizabeth boys win Class B Alpine

Day 2 of the MPA Class B Alpine Championships concluded today at Big Rock in Mars Hill with the slalom competition.  Shelby Cowin of Greenville and Killian Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth are the 2018 Class B Slalom State Champions.  Cowin's combined time of 1:19.52 was 1 second faster than runner-up Margaret Elder of Yarmouth.  Alicia Guimond of Fort Kent was 3rd.  For the boys, Lathrop's combined time of 1:13.76 was almost one second faster than 2nd place.  Jacob Roy of Wisdom and Curtis Gauvin of Mtn. Valley were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Fort Kent girls are the 2018 Class B Alpine State Champions.  Despite being down 17 points, they held off a strong showing from Yarmouth by placing 5 skiers in the top 13.  The Cape Elizabeth boys are the 2018 Class B Alpine State Champions.  Cape had four skiers in the top 15 to help claim the team title.  RESULTS

As a result of the significant weather impacting the conditions and therefore the safety of the student-athletes involved, the MPA Ski Committee, in coordination with the host venues has made further changes to the Class A State Championship schedules. Start times for Class A Nordic are changed.  The venue for day 2 of Class A Alpine has changed.  Click on Read More for the updated schedule and it is also attached below.

The Yarmouth girls and the Cape Elizabeth boys take the lead

Day 1 of the 2018 MPA Class B Alpine State Championships took place today at Big Rock with the giant slalom competition.  Shelby Cowin of Greenville and Ian Geikie of Cape Elizabeth are the 2018 Class B Giant Slalom State Champions.  Cowin, who was also the GS state champion last year, finished with a combined time of 1:26.89.  Margaret Elder of Yarmouth and Alisha Guimond of Fort Kent rounded out the podium for the girls.  Geikie had a combined time of 1:26.20 to place first by a little over one second.  Curtis Gauvin of Mtn. Valley and Robbie McKee of Maranacook were 2nd and 3rd respectively to round out the podium for the boys.  The Yarmouth girls have the lead over Fort Kent and the Cape Elizabeth boys lead over Yarmouth after day 1.  The Class B State Championships conclude on Tuesday with the slalom that begins at 9:00am.  RESULTS  |  GIRLS GS PHOTOSBOYS GS PHOTOS

Due to the spring like conditions forecasted for Wednesday, February 21, the MPA Class B and C Nordic Ski Championships at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center have been postponed to Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 with the same schedule that was in place for Wednesday and Thursday

Due to the spring like conditions forecasted for Tuesday, February 20, and Wednesday, February 21, the MPA Class A Alpine Ski Championships have been postponed to Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 with the same schedule that was in place for Tuesday and Wednesday

The Aroostook League Freestyle Championships took place today at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle.  Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska and Max Bartley of Presque Isle are the 2018 Aroostook Freestyle Champions.  Izzy Jackson of Presque Isle and Kirsten Main of Central Aroostook were 2nd and 3rd respectively to round out the girls podium.  Niko Naranja of Fort Kent and Alec Cyr of Caribou were 2nd and 3rd respectively to complete the boys podium.    RESULTSPHOTOS

Yarmouth girls and Cape Elizabeth boys win WMC Alpine

The WMC Alpine Championships were held today at Shawnee Peak with the slalom and giant slalom.  Paige Davis of Lake Region and Killian Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth are the 2018 WMC Slalom Champions.  Greta Elder of Yarmouth and Brooke Juneau of Fryeburg rounded out the slalom podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Logan Davis of Lake Region and Thomas Morris of Yarmouth completed the slalom podium for the boys.  Brooke Juneau of Fryeburg and Ian Geikie of Cape Elizabeth are the 2018 WMC Giant Slalom Champions.  Paige Davis (2nd) of Lake Region and Elizabeth Hanson of Greely (3rd) completed the girls giant slalom podium.  Killian Lathrop (2nd) of Cape Elizabeth and Thomas Morris (3rd) of Yarmouth completed the boys giant slalom podium.  The Yarmouth girls and the Cape Elizabeth boys are the 2018 WMC Alpine team champions.  RESULTS

Maranacook girls and Edward Little boys win KVAC Alpine

Day 2 of the KVAC Alpine Championships concluded today with the giant slalom competition at Black Mtn.  Audrey Heriz-Smith of Camden Hills and Maxx Bell of Edward Little are the 2018 KVAC Giant Slalom Champions.  Jenna Hanrahan of Mt. Blue and Brea Brown of Hampden were 2nd and 3rd respectively to complete the girls GS podium.  Kyle Mooney of Edward Little and Ben Tyler of Hampden rounded out the boys GS podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Maranacook girls and the Edward Little boys are the 2018 KVAC Alpine Champions.  The Maranacook girls and the Mt. Blue boys are the 2018 KVAC Overall Champions.  RESULTS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Spruce Mtn Girls and Boys win MVC Alpine

Day 2 of the MVC Alpine Championships concluded today at Black Mtn with the giant slalom competition.  Julia Pomeroy of Spruce Mtn and Curtis Gauvin of Mtn. Valley are the 2018 MVC Giant Slalom champions.  Alice Mackay of Mt. Abram and Ellie Leduc of Mtn. Valley were 2nd and 3rd respectively to round out the GS podium.  Mcguire Anuszewski of Winthrop and Gage Simpson of Spruce Mtn rounded out the boys GS podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Spruce Mtn. girls and boys are the 2018 MVC Alpine champions.  The Mtn. Valley girls and boys are the 2018 MVC Overall champions.  RESULTS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

The Yarmouth girls and Maine Coast boys win WMC Nordic Title

Day 2 of the WMC Nordic Championships concluded today with the freestyle pursuit race at Stark's Hill.  Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth and Nick Neveu of Maine Coast are the 2018 WMC Freestyle Champions.  They both won the classical race as well.  Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast and Lily Horne of Freeport completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd for the girls.  Peter DiNinno of Cape Elizabeth and Matinicus Neveu of Maine Coast were 2nd and 3rd for the boys.  Down by 2 points to Maine Coast, the Yarmouth girls won the 2018 WMC Nordic title by 4 points in the pursuit.  The Maine Coast boys are the 2018 WMC Nordic Champions.   RESULTS

Mt. Blue girls and boys take the lead

Day 1 of the 2018 KVAC Alpine Championships took place today at Titcomb Mtn with the slalom competition.  Caroline Burns of Oxford Hills and Eli Yeaton of Mt. Blue are the 2018 KVAC Slalom champions.  Ellie Pelletier of Mt. Blue and Audrey Heriz-Smith of Camden Hills were 2nd and 3rd respectively to complete the podium for the girls.  Sam Smith of Mt. Blue and teammate Hunter Bolduc completed the Mt. Blue podium sweep in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Mt. Blue boys and girls have the lead after day 1.  Day 2 of the KVAC Alpine Championships conclude on Tuesday with the giant slalom at Black Mtn.  RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

Spruce Mtn girls and boys take the lead

Day 1 of the MVC Alpine Championships took place today at Titcomb Mtn with the slalom competition.  Allison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn and Maguire Anuszewski of Winthrop are the 2018 MVC Slalom Champions.  Abbey Landry of Telstar and Julia Pomeroy of Spruce Mtn completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Curtis Gauvin of Mtn Valley and Jacob Paradis of Spruce Mtn completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively for the boys.  The Spruce Mtn girls and boys have the lead after day 1.  Day 2 of the MVC Alpine Championships take place on Tuesday with the giant slalom at Black Mtn.  RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Louie Fournier Sweetheart Relays scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th at Spruce Mtn are CANCELED.

Marshwood girls and Falmouth boys win SMAA Alpine title

The SMAA Alpine Championships took place today at Shawnee Peak with the slalom and giant slalom competitions.  Annesley Black of Cheverus and AJ Noyes of Falmouth are the 2018 SMAA giant slalom champions.  Katelyn Mundell of Marshwood and Polly Rae of Bonney Eagle were 2nd and 3rd in the giant slalom.  Gibson Scott and Ben Kellery also of Falmouth completed the Falmouth podium sweep.  Annesley Black of Cheverus and AJ Noyes of Falmouth are the 2018 SMAA Slalom champions.  Polly Rae of Bonney Eagle and Katelyn Mundell of Marshwood were 2nd and 3rd respectively in slalom.  Gibson Scott of Falmouth and Jack Flynn of Marshwood were 2nd and 3rd in the slalom.  The Marshwood girls and the Falmouth boys are the 2018 SMAA Alpine champions.  RESULTS

Maine Coast girls and boys lead after day 1

The 2018 WMC Nordic Championships began Friday with the 5K classical race at Libby Hill.  Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth and Nick Neveu of Maine Coast are the 2018 WMC Classical Champions.  Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast and Lily Horne of Freeport completed the podium for the girls in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  John Giddens of Freeport and Alfie Walker of Fryeburg were 2nd and 3rd respectively to complete the podium for the boys.  The Maine Coast girls and the Maine Coast boys lead after day 1.  The championships conclude on Saturday with the freestyle pursuit at Stark's Hill. RESULTS

The pursuit start orders are posted for Saturday's freestyle pursuit.  They are attached below.

The Maranacook girls and boys win KVAC Nordic title

Day 2 of the KVAC Nordic Championships concluded with a freestyle pursuit 5K at Titcomb Mtn.  Meg Charles of Mt. Blue and Mick Gurney also of Mt. Blue are the 2018 KVAC Freestyle champions.  Laura Parent of Maranacook and Karli Leighton of Mt. Ararat were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Maranacook teammates Carter McPhedran and Luke Bartol were 2nd and 3rd to complete the podium.  The Maranacook boys and girls are the 2018 KVAC Nordic champions.  RESULTS

Orono Girls and Mt. Abram Boys are MVC Nordic Champions

Day 2 of the MVC Nordic Championships concluded with the freestyle pursuit at Titcomb Mtn.  Liza Gallandt of Orono and Sam Holt also of Orono are the 2018 MVC Freestyle Champions.  Gallandt's Orono teammates Erin Gerbi and Leah Ruck finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar and Levi Bouchard of Mt. Abram completed the boys podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Orono girls and the Mt Abram boys are the 2018 MVC Nordic Champions. RESULTS  

The start lists are now posted for Friday's KVAC/MVC Championships Freestyle Pursuit race at Titcomb Mtn.  The girls race at 2:00pm and the boys race at 3:00pm.  Women's Pursuit Start List     |     Men's Pursuit Start List

Maranacook girls and boys take the lead

Meg Charles of Mt. Blue and Roy Varney of Leavitt are the 2018 KVAC Classical champions.  Laura Parent of Maranacook and Karli Leighton of Mt. Ararat completed the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Mark McLaughlin and Luke Bartol both of Maranacook were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Maranacook boys and girls have the lead after day 1 in the KVAC Nordic Championships.  Day 2 is on Friday with the freestyle pursuit at Titcomb.   RESULTS   |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Orono Girls and Mt. Abram Boys take the lead

Liza Gallandt of Orono and Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar are the 2018 MVC Classical Champions.  Leah Ruck and Becca Gallandt both of Orono completed the Orono podium sweep.  Sam Holt of Orono and Brandon Hemingway of Mt Abram were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Orono girls and the Mt. Abram boys have the lead after day 1 of the MVC Nordic Championships.  The championships conclude on Friday at Titcomb with a freestyle pursuit.  RESULTSRIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Caribou Girls and Boys take the lead 

Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska and Max Bartley of Presque Isle are the 2018 Aroostook League Classical Champions.  Jandreau finished with a time of 19:14.9 on the 5K classical at Four Seasons Trails in Madawaska.  Izzy Jackson of Presque Isle and Dolcie Tanguay of MSSM were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Max Bartley finished with a time of 16:36.5 to take first.  Emerson D-Cyr of Caribou and Niko Narjana of Fort Kent were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  The Caribou girls lead MSSM by four points after day 1.  The Carbou boys lead Fort Kent by twelve points.  The Aroostook Freestyle Championships are on Wednesday, February 14th at Nordic Heritage.  RESULTS  |  PHOTOS

The 2018 MPA State Ski Championships take place during the week of February 19th.  Class A Alpine is Feb. 23 at Mt. Abram and Feb 24 at Black Mtn.  Class B Alpine is Feb. 19-20 at Big Rock.  Class A Nordic is Feb. 22-23 at Black Mtn.  Class B & C Nordic are Feb. 22-23 at Fort Kent Outdoor Center.  The 2018 STATE MEET INFO PAGE is being updated frequently now.  Check the page often for important information.  Here are the latest updates:

2/23 Update: Class A Slalom Start Orders Posted

2/22 Update: Class B/C Freestyle Pursuit Start Lists Posted, Class A Freestyle Pursuit Start Lists Posted

2/21 Update: Class A Nordic Course Update

2/20 Update:Class A Alpine and Nordic Schedule Changes

2/19 Update: Class A Nordic Classical Start Lists, Class B/C Nordic Classical Start Lists, Class B Alpine Live Timing

2/18 Update: Class A Nordic Course Maps added, Class B & C Nordic State Meet Rescheduled

2/17 Update: Class A Nordic Memo Letter Added

2/16 Update:  Class A Alpine State Meet Rescheduled

2/7 Update:  MPA Alpine & Nordic Memos posted, complete schedules posted, Class B/C Nordic info site link posted, Class B/C Nordic course map posted


 

The start lists and course map are now posted for the 2018 WMC Nordic Championships.  The Nordic Classical race is on Friday, February 9th at Libby Hill in Gray.  Attached is the start list for the classical and the course map for Saturday's freestyle pursuit at Stark's Hill.  2018 WMC Nordic Championships Info

The start lists and course map are now posted for the KVAC/MVC Championships at Black Mtn.  Nordic classical is on Thursday.  Alpine giant slalom is on Tuesday.  OFFICIAL CHISHOLM SITE |  Course Map  |  MVC Women's Classical Start List     |  MVC Men's Classical Start List   |  KVAC Women's Classical Start List    |  KVAC Men's Classical Start List    |    Women's Giant Slalom Start List    |   Men's Giant Slalom Start List

The WMC Alpine Championships scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th are POSTPONED to Wednesday, February 14th.

Start times for Nordic classical on Thursday at Black Mtn are 1 hour earlier.  

Due to the upcoming wintry weather, day 1 of the KVAC/MVC Championships at Black Mtn is POSTPONED.   The schedule has been reset as follows:  Nordic classical mass start on Thursday at Black Mtn.  Nordic Freestyle pursuit on Friday at Titcomb.  Alpine will compete at Titcomb on Saturday (slalom) and at Black Mt on Tuesday (giant slalom).  Revised schedule for Black Mtn is attached. 2018 KVAC/MVC Championships Start Lists

 Meg Charles of Mt. Blue and Peter Jordan of Deering won the 2018 Oxford Hills Sprints, held today at Robert's Farm.  During a chilly and fast day, Meg Charles sprinted to the finish line in the finals to edge out Eva Clement of Falmouth and Jenny Wilbraham of Morse.  Peter Jordan out sprinted the other five finalists to take the sprint title.  Connor Dolan of Central Maine and Ethan Livingood of Falmouth were 2nd and 3rd.  Sarah Halberstadt of Maranacook and Charlie Caldwell of Gardiner won the 3K race.  RESULTS  |  Click on Read More for some photos from the day.

 WMCC race format will follow the 2018 MPA State Meet format and rules. Day 1:  Friday 2/9:  5k Classic @ Libby Hill.  :15 Individual Start.  Girls 2:00, Boys 3:00Day 2:  Saturday 2/10:  5k Skate @ Stark’s.  Pursuit Start based from Day 1 results.  Girls 11:00, Boys 12:00.  Direction and parking maps for Stark’s:  www.starksmountain.org   Course Maps: TBD.  Entries:  Please enter Day 1 running orders in the online system by Monday night (2/5) at 6:00pm (incase race dates change).  You may seed racers in any order you choose.  Schools with less than 8 skiers can skip seed rounds, if they choose. (example:  you have 6 skiers and want your 1st skier to skip the first 2 seed rounds, thus starting them later.) 

Caroline Burns of Oxford Hills posted the fastest combined time of two runs by more than 8 seconds to win the giant slalom at Mt Abram.  Her combined time was 1:58.82.  Maranacook teammates Janika Pakulski and Dana Reynolds were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Brody Hathorn of Leavitt won with a combined time of 1:56.77.  Robbie McKee of Maranacook and Maguire Anuszewski of Winthrop were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  RESULTSBREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

Day 2 of the KVAC/MVC Nordic Championships at Titcomb Mtn scheduled for Saturday, February 10 has been moved to Friday, February 9th due to timer availability.  Nordic will race on Friday instead of Saturday.  Attached is the schedule with the updated times.  Day 2 of the Alpine competition remains on Saturday as originally scheduled.   Reminder for KVAC/MVC Nordic that no glide wax above LF shall be used.

The Oxford Hills Sprints happening this Saturday have been moved to Roberts Farm in Norway due to the lack of snow at Sunny Croft.  Please check the attachment for directions to Roberts Farm.  Entries are due this evening by 7pm. Direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   2018 Oxford Hills Sprints Info

There are some missing items from races from the past few days:

Missing from the January 26 Slalom at Shawnee Peak:  Falmouth is missing a pair of Spider pants size small with zip off shorts. The name Ben on inside. We also have an extra pair of Obermier pants with suspenders.  Please contact: Tip Kimball This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Also missing from this race is Fischer, slalom skis (green, white and black) and they say Fontaine on the tips.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Missing from the Sassi Memorial:  A pair of Fischer poles, 135cm long, Chloe Olsen name is on the poles.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Yarmouth Girls and Maranacook Boys Take Sassi Titles

Over 500 athletes competed in Super Sassi Saturday at Black Mtn with the junior sassi and high school sassi classical races.  Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth posted the best time by one minute with a fast 14:25.7.  Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast and Jenny Wilbraham of Morse were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Liam Niles of Portland was just three seconds ahead to take the win on the boys side.  Nick Neveu of Maine Coast and Peter Jordan of Deering were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  COMPLETE RESULTSDW ACTION PHOTOSRIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Spruce Mtn Girls and Oxford Hills Boys are top teams

Caroline Burns of Oxford Hills had the fastest first run and held on during the second run to post a combined time just in front of Allison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn.  Audrey Heriz-Smith of Camden Hills was third.   On the boys side, Curtis Gauvin of Mtn. Valley posted a combined time of 1:04.35 on his home slope to take the win.  McGuire Anuszewski of Winthrop and Ben Tyler of Hampden were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  RESULTS BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Sassi Memorial is set to go for Saturday, January 27 at Black Mtn.  It will be a Super Sassi Saturday with almost 500 racers competing in the Junior Sassi and High School Sassi!  The high school girls race is at 11:00am and the high school boys start at 1:00pm.  COURSE MAP OFFICIAL SASSI WEBSITEGIRLS START LIST  |  GIRLS RACESPLITTERGIRLS LIVETIMING BOYS START LIST  |  BOYS RACESPLITTERBOYS LIVETIMING

Camden Classic is scheduled for next Wednesday, Jan. 31.   Our newly expanded trail sytem now provides more rolling terrain in the woods.  Entries by Monday at 6:00 PM, $5 per racer.     Girls at 3:00, boys 3:30     Right now there is not enough snow for the race to happen, though there is precipitation  in the forecast, hopefully in the form of snow.  Coaches,  if you have interest in attending, please drop an email to Camden Hills Nordic coach Richard Stetson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  I'll keep you up to date on any developments.  Final decision likely by late Sunday.

MOVED TO ROBERTS FARM
The Oxford Hills Sprints are being held Feb 3rd at Sunny Croft Farm on Paris Hill.  Cost is $6/racer and entries must be in by 7pm Tuesday, Jan. 30th or there will be an additional $50 fee.  Remember this is an LF only race.  Please check the attachments for more info.
 

THE SWEETHEART RELAYS ARE CANCELLED

The Louie Fournier Sweetheart Relay is back at Spruce Mountain Ski Area. The date for this 3 kilometer skate race is February 13 at 3:30. It is very fast with small hills. A great training day to get the leg speed up for the state meet.  The cost of this race is $5.00 per racer. Checks should be made out to Spruce Mountain Ski Boosters. Send a list of your athletes to Randy Easter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please use the spreadsheet with your athletes.  See the attachment for race details.

The Sassi Memorial cross country invitational is on Saturday, January 27 at Black Mtn.  It is a 5K Classical, girls start at 11:00am and boys start at 1:00pm.  Entries are due by January 24th.  This is a chance for skiers in grades 12 and under from across the State to come together in one great event with a course and venue prepared to a National level. This is the premier event of the season and a great preparation for the State Nordic meet.  See the attachment for complete details.  Updates will be posted later this week.

Caribou girls and boys are the top teams

Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska cruised through the 5K classical at Madawaska and won by over 1 minute 30 seconds on her home course.   Dolcie Tanguay of Maine School Science and Math and Ciara Richards of Caribou were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Emerson DupliCyr of Caribou finished just ahead of teammate Alec Cyr in the Aroostook League Classical race.  Niko Naranja of Fort Kent was third. RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY 

Spruce Mtn Girls and Oxford Hills Boys are top teams

Libby Diaz of Kent's Hill and Sam Smith of Mt. Blue posted the fastest times of the day at the Stefan Pakulski Memoral Slalom held at Kent's Hill.  Carla Maristany of Kent's Hill and Alison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Gibson Scott of Falmouth and Hunter Bolduc of Mt. Blue were 2nd and 3rd respectively for the boys.  RESULTS BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Gould Academy  Girls and Maranacook Boys took the team titles

The Maranacook Waves were held in Readfield today on a day that felt like spring in mid-January.  With the wave format and great class competition, it was an exciting day.  Here are the top skiers in each class: Top Seniors: Stephanie Nicols of Gould Academy and Ben Alford also of Gould Academy.   Top Juniors: Jenny Wilbraham of Morse and Luke Bartol of Maranacook.   Top Sophomores:  Laura Wilson of Gould Academy and Liam Niles of Portland.  Top Freshmen: Sierra Aponte Clarke of Deering and Matinicus Neveu of Maine Coast.   COMPLETE RESULTS  Click on Read More for some photos

Mt. Blue Girls and Falmouth Boys Are the Top Teams

Ellie Pelletier of Mt. Blue and AJ Noyes of Falmouth posted the fastest combined times at the slalom meet at Titcomb Mtn.  Jenna Hanrahan of Mt. Blue and Allison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn were 2nd and 3rd respectively for the girls.  On the boys side, Sam Smith of Mt. Blue and Hunter Bolduc also of Mt. Blue were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  RESULTS  | BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The start lists are now posted for Saturday's Maranacook Waves.  The girls start at 11:00am and the boys start at 12:30pm.

Maranacook Girls and Boys are the top teams

Stephanie Nicols of Gould Academy and Ben Alford also of Gould Academy won the Cougar Soft 7 Nordic freestyle meet at Titcomb Mtn.    Jenny Wilbraham of Morse and Laura Parent of Maranacook were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Luke Bartol of Maranacook and Mark McLaughlin also of Maranacook were 2nd and 3rd respectively for the boys.  Click on Read More for a few photos.  RESULTS 

The 2018 KVAC/MVC Championships will take place on Wednesday, February 7th at Black Mtn with the giant slalom and classical competitions and on Saturday, February 10th at Titcomb Mtn with the slalom and frestyle competitions.  See the attachment for the complete schedule, entry info, volunteer requirements, and other info.  NORDIC DAY 2 IS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT TITCOMB KVAC/MVC Championships Nordic Day 2 Changed

The Marlee Johnston race at Kent's Hill has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, January 21st.

Oxford Hills 5k Classic at Roberts Farm is Wednesday 1/24.  Mass start with Girls at 3:15pm and Boys at 3:30pm.  The cost is $6/racer.

Please Send running orders to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    Hopefully we will get some snow before next Wednesday.  Click the attachment for more info.  
 

Stark's Hill in Fryeburg was the site for the WMC Nordic Relays, 2 laps for 5.57KM per leg of the 4-person relay teams.  The Yarmouth girls team of Sophia Laukli (who had the fastest girls split time), Isabel Brennan, Maddie Marston, and Hannah Corey was the top girls team, besting Maine Coast girls by over two minutes.  The Deering girls were third.  The Falmouth boys team of Jake Mitchell, Graham Bernier, Simon Pratico, and Ethan Livingood was the top boys team.    The Maine Coast boys and the Freeport boys were second and third.  Peter Jordan of Deering had the fastest boys split time.  COMPLETE RESULTS

Thanks to great work by ski team members, parents and volunteers, the trails at Titcomb are looking good for hosting the Soft 7 Freestyle on Wednesday. We are planning to run two laps of an approximately 3 km course. For those of you who know the trails, we will use a slightly modified the middle school course. We are still planning to mass start in the airport, but are pushing the boys start back to 3:30 because of the lap course. The conditions are fast. There was a lot of debris left on the course after the storm, and we have done our best to clear it, but some of the needles remain. We are hoping for some snow on Tuesday night to freshen the course. If there are transportation issues on Wednesday, we will postpone the race to Thursday, the 18th, same start times - 3:00 and 3:30.   Cougar Soft 7 Race Info

Here is a quick Saturday update: A lot of rain has fallen in Turner in the past 36 hours and a lot of snow has disappeared.  Currently the fields at Leavitt are very wet but there is still a little bit of white.  We will be assessing the conditions of the trails Sunday morning and will post a final update by early afternoon.

 Here are the specifics for the race at Kents Hill next Saturday, Jan. 20th:

1. Send entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please make sure you designate any ski meisters that might be competing in the slalom as well as the wave race at Maranacook in the afternoon.  We will attempt to put together the run orders so athletes can compete in both if interested.  
2. Race fee is $15 per racer with any checks made out to Kents Hill School. 
3. Attached is the liability release form for all schools.
4. Registration starts at 7:30, inspection opens at 8:30, race start at 9:30
5. Two course sets, one for girls and one for boys, will run girls, boys run one, 15-30 minute break, run girls, boys run two.  
6. Awards to follow race for top five in each gender.  
7. Reminder lift is a rope tow so bring work type gloves for use rather than normal soft leather ski gloves/mittens. 

Due to the wintry weather forecast for Saturday, the Leavitt Hornet Classic is postponed to Monday, January 15th.  The girls will start at 10:00am and the boys will start at 11:30am.  However, there is also a possibility that the race could be cancelled if there is major snow loss and significant icing.  We thank you for your flexibility.  If you are no longer able to participate, please notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Please check this website during the weekend for final updates.  We are concerned about snow loss so be prepared for any changes.  Thank you.  Cross your fingers!

Below are the registration lists.  

The Maranacook Wave Race is on Saturday, January 20 at Maranacook.  The girls race at 11:00am and the boys race at 12:30pm.  It is a 5K freestyle wave start by grade.  Please email your entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 5 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 16​, using the format shown below on the attached entry form.

"The Chisholm Ski Club has brought back a race that was an annual event at Black Mountain for years. The club is hosting an all-ages alpine ski race in a dual GS format. Racers can register the day of the race at Black Mountain and purchase up to 5 runs. All racers need to purchase a day ticket or have a pass, and race runs will cost $5 each, or 5 runs for $20 for adult. Kids runs will be $3 each or 5 runs for $10. Racers can choose to challenge their friends, and awards of Chisholm Ski Club Hats will be given to the top 3 racers who have the fastest combined blue course and red course runs in the following age groups:

The Leavitt Hornet Classic is this Saturday, January 13th.  Entries are due by tomorrow.  CLICK HERE for entry info and race info.   Coaches also need to fill out THIS FORM by Thursday.  A registration list will be posted Thursday.  **Currently, the weather forecast is for some wintry weather on Saturday.  If traveling becomes a problem, please know that the race would be moved to Monday, January 15th (start times would be 30min earlier) even though we know this may mean that some teams may not be able to participate.   Grooming info, start lists, course map, and other race updates will be posted on Friday.  Check back then for the final info.

The Cougar Soft 7 will be on Wednesday, January 17 at Titcomb Mountain. It will be a mass start 6+ km freestyle race. If snow conditions allow, we will be trying out a fun, challenging new course! Girls start at 3:00, boys start at 3:30. Entry fee is $8 made out to Titcomb Mountain. Please use the attached form to send your run orders in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 15. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with race questions.

The Shawnee Peak Race Team, ME (SPRT) is seeking a Head Coach/Program Administrator for our weekend alpine race program. Our season starts with Saturdays in late November and shifts to Saturday, Sundays and vacation periods in late December. The ideal candidate will possess a strong skiing background and desire to help young athletes achieve their maximum potential on the race course. Effective communication with athletes and parents is imperative. A USSA Level 100 or above certification is preferred. If you are interested in being part of a great team, please contact Keith Pelletier at shawneepeakraceteam@gmail.com or apply online at http://www.shawneepeakraceteam.com/coaching-opportunities

SPRT is also seeking energetic and skilled coaches to support our U10, 12, 14 and 16 groups. Those interested, please contact Keith Pelletier at shawneepeakraceteam@gmail.com or apply online at http://www.shawneepeakraceteam.com/coaching-opportunities

The Telstar Relays are cancelled due to the extreme cold and wind that are predicted for Saturday, January 6th. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you next week at the Leavitt Hornet Classic.

Due to the upcoming cold temps and high winds, the slalom race at Mt. Abram on Friday is cancelled.

SOC Update for 1/10/17 Classic race:
 
Conditions are awesome at the SOC! The Classic race on January 10th will start around 3:00. We plan on skiing the race loop backwards, as it's even more fun that direction. $8.00/racer payable to the SOC. Get your running orders in by Monday to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   using the attached entry form.  Contact Buzz Bean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Snow conditions are fantastic in Bethel right now.  We are closely monitoring the forecasted temperatures for Saturday January 6th as the projected cold temperatures may affect the race start time or viability.  Please still submit your run orders by Thursday at 5:00pm.  We will post an update by Friday mid-day,  January 5th, once we have a more clear picture of the temperatures forecasted for race day. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Telstar Relays.

The Leavitt Hornet Classic is on Saturday, January 13th at Leavitt Area High School.  Girls start at 10:30am and boys race at noon.  It is an individual 15sec interval start, 5K Classical.  Entries are due by Wednesday, Jan. 10th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  See the attachment for entry info.  Coaches are also asked to fill out THIS FORM by Thursday.  Entry fee is $6 per racer with check payable to Leavitt Ski Boosters.  Updates will be posted next week.  **New Rules:  The use of freestyle skis is prohibited.  Glide wax of no higher than LF may be used.   For race questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Tour de Titcomb has been postponed until January 30. Races will be at 3:00 and 6:00

There is a 5K Skate race at Black Mtn on Wednesday, January 3rd, starting at 3:00pm.  Run orders are due by Monday 5pm to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If there are not at least 4 teams, the race will not happen.

The Aroostook Alpine race at Mars Hill on Thursday, Dec. 28th is cancelled.

The middle school/high school kick-in sprints scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 27th at Black Mtn are cancelled.

The middle school/high school kick-in sprints will be held on Wednesday, December 27th at Black Mtn.  The day begins at 10:00am with a qualifier race.  Please email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 25th, 5:00pm.  See the attachment for details.

CANCELLED DUE TO PREDICTED COLD AND WIND

Telstar High School is pleased to host the Telstar Relays on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. The first race will start at 11am. Relay teams will consist of 4 skiers, with the order being girl, boy, girl, boy. The race will be a 3km loop to make for exciting spectating. Please send your team line-ups to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, January 4th at 5pm. List your teams from fastest to slowest in girl, boy, girl, boy order. Bib numbers will be assigned to your relay teams and must not be changed. See attached Information Sheet for more on this. List your remaining girl and boy skiers, who do not complete four person teams, separately from fastest to slowest. These skiers will compete in a 3km individual race. The cost per skier is $8. Checks should be payable to Telstar Relays. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the race and don’t forget the crazy tights raffled off at the end!!!  

A hearing aid was found on Saturday after the Chenard Opener at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.  If the hearing aid is yours or know whose it is, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Oxford Hills Invitational is being held on January 15th at Mt. Abram.  The first run starts at 10:00am.  Entries are due January 8th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    See the attachment for details.{attachments}

On a beautiful December winter day at Sugarloaf, Liza Gallandt of Orono and Connor Dolan of Central Maine Ski Club opened the 2017-18 season with a win at the Chenard/MTA Opener.  Laura Wilson of Gould and Laura Parent of Maranacook rounded out the top three on the girls side.  Mick Gurney and Dominic Giampietro both of Mt. Blue rounded out the top three on the boys side.  RESULTS DW ACTION PHOTOS

The cover yesterday at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center was great for this time of year. No bare spots were seen, and it was great to put away the running shoes and strap on some skis. The race will be on site at the Outdoor Center and conditions are good. The course will be one lap counterclockwise, the traditional direction. Hang around after the race to get more mileage in and enjoy winter finally arriving!

The start lists are now posted for the Chenard/MTA Opener at Sugarloaf on Saturday.  The girls start at 11:00am and the boys start at 1:00pm.  (Start lists updated 11:00am)

The Tour de Titcomb has been postponed until January 30. Races will be at 3:00 and 6:00

Join us for a fun community race on New Year's Day January 30th at Titcomb. We will be running a classic sprint followed by a hill climb under the lights pursuit-style, based on your results from the classic sprint. The race is open to everyone 12 and up. Proceeds benefit Titcomb Mountain and the Mt Blue High School Nordic Team. Registration is day-of, but if you are a team coming, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know approximate numbers. Kick the year off like the pros!

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.  

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!!!

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 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.

Akers Ski of Andover is having their team night on Thursday, December 7th at 6:00pm.  There will be pizza, drinks, fun, and fast gear.  See the attachment for details.

Here is some important information about races that are being held at Mt. Abram this season.  See the attachments for details.  {attachments}

Sunday December 3rd at Falmouth Middle School, Used gear drop off, Saturday December 2nd 2-5pm New discounted equipment offered by Rogers, Arlberg, and Carter's X-C

The L.L. Bean Nordic team night is Thursday, November 30th, 3:00pm-7:30pm at the L.L. Bean Bike, Boat, and Ski Store in Freeport.   Factory reps are coming to offer one time special pricing.  There will be a dryland training clinic for athletes and clinics for coaches and parents as well.  Discount cards will be distributed to all eligible athletes at this event.  Athletes should have a signed waiver or a coach available to sign in order to participate in the dryland training. 

For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different. This fall, don’t miss "Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's Line of Descent". The Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain will proudly be the first venue in the state to show this year's ski film and ski enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend.  The film will be shown at Black Mountain Lodge on a new screen on Friday November 10, 2017.  Doors to the Lodge open at 6:00 P.M. with food and beverages available for purchase.  The film starts at 7:00 P.M. and each ticket holder will be entered into drawings for many door prizes throughout the evening. Tickets are $10/person and each ticket holder will receive a free voucher for skiing at Sugarbush Ski Area in Vermont. Film tickets can be purchased at Black Mountain Ski Area, Davis Florist on Congress Street in Rumford, Mountain Valley High School, Dirigo High School, Ski Depot-Jay, Maine and also on-line at www.eventbrite.com/e/volkswagen-presents-warren-millers-line-of-descent-ski-movie-tickets-38713070837.  For more information on the film showing contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Proceeds from the show will go towards the Chisholm Ski Club Junior Ski Development Program.

GREELY SKI SWAP & SALE

Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-1pm

Greely High School, Cumberland, Maine

New & Used Items

 Consignment drop off:

Wed 11/29, Thurs 11/30, Fri 12/1 from 6pm-8pm

Accepting skis, boots, boards, skates & winter gear

 

 

The Annual Camden Hills Regional High School Ski Sale will be held from 9 am until 1 pm on Saturday, November 18th and from 10 am until 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 19th at the Camden Hills Regional High School
All sales are cash or check only! 
Equipment turn in will be from 3 pm until 8 pm on Friday, November 17th. Equipment can be registered online by using the link above, but it will still need to be brought in to CHRHS to be tagged on Friday afternoon. 

Please join the Yarmouth Ski Club for its 28th Annual Ski Sale and Swap at the Yarmouth Elementary School (121 McCartney Street) in Yarmouth on Saturday November 18th from 9 AM - Noon. You can sell your old, or gently used Nordic and Alpine winter ski equipment, clothing, and winter sporting equipment for this upcoming season  This event is hosted by the Yarmouth Ski Club, a non-profit organization that promotes skiing for our student athletes. For more information please visit:http://yarmouthskiclub.org/

MSAD 58 (Mt. Abram High School) is seeking to fill a Co-ed Coach for its Alpine Team for the 2017-2018 season. Located in Salem, Maine the ski team trains out of Titcomb and Sugarloaf. 

Candidates for this paid position should have prior racing experience and willingness to work with members of the ski community.

For questions or more information please contact Tiki White at (207) 639-2086 ext. 5289.

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

Camden Hills Regional High School located in beautiful Mid Coast Maine is looking for a Nordic Ski Coach for the 2017-2018 season. The season starts on 11/27/17. Pay is approximately $2500.  Interested persons may contact the schools Athletic Director Steve Alex at 236-7800 ext 3414 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join the Bethel Outing Club for its 37th Annual Ski Sale and Swap at Gould Academy Field House in Bethel on October 27th from 6-9 PM and October 28th from 9 AM - noon. You can sell your old, gently used winter equipment and clothing and/or purchased new or used winter sporting equipment and clothing for this upcoming season. There is also brand new nordic, alpine, snowboard, skates and even some hockey equipment and clothing for your purchase.  This event is sponsored by the Bethel Outing Club, a non-profit organization that promotes human powered sports. For more information go to: https://betheloutingclub.wildapricot.org/Ski-Sale

 SAVE THE DATE! 2017 SKI SWAP & SALE Saturday, November 4th, 9:30 – 12:30 Freeport High School Gym, 30 Holbrook Street, Freeport, ME Bigger and better than ever – so much stuff we’ve had to move into the gym! It’s always a smart idea to get a jump on your gear situation at the beginning of every season. So take an inventory of what you have; make a list of what you need; and join us at the Freeport Ski Boosters Annual Ski Swap & Sale! We’ve again partnered with Sport Thoma – five times voted a Ski Magazine “Top 50 Ski Shops in the USA” – to bring you a HUGE selection of new and used equipment, gear, and accessories. So big of a selection we’ve outgrown our former digs and have moved to the FHS Gymnasium. So join us Saturday, November 4th from 9:30am-12:30 at the Freeport High School Gym and get your winter gear now while prices are low and choices are plentiful. It doesn’t matter if it’s gloves, goggles, boots, boards, skis, we’ll have it; but don’t wait or we won’t have it, and neither will you… See you on 11/4/17www.FreeportSkiSwap.com

The 54th annual Auburn Ski Association Ski Swap will be held on Sunday, November 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Auburn Middle School off Court Street on Falcon Drive in Auburn. Get great deals and selection on new and used winter sports equipment including skis, boots, poles, snowboards, helmets, clothing and more.

To sell your quality used equipment on consignment, bring items to the Auburn Middle School cafeteria from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 11. There is a 50 cent per item charge and ASA keeps 18 percent of the sales proceeds. Checks from the sale of your items will be available after the swap from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday, October 22nd, 12:00-2:0pm.  Please join the USCSA Eastern Conference members at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to learn more about college racing and competition programs in the Northeast. Representatives from our member schools will be on hand to answer your questions about what opportunities exist for competing in college.  

Mountain Valley High School is seeking to fill a Co-ed Coach for its Nordic Teams for the 2017-2018 season. Located in Rumford, Maine, the ski team boasts its own course at (Black Mtn of Maine) and has a rich history of Nordic competition.

Candidates for this paid position should have prior racing experience and willingness to work with members of the Chisholm Ski Club. The candidate should have a high level of energy and enthusiasm for Nordic racing.

Please contact Alan Cayer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 207-364-4547 X 7126.

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.

Leavitt Area High School in Turner is seeking an Assistant Nordic Ski Coach to assist with practice and race support.  Tripp Middle School in Turner is looking for a Nordic Ski Coach.  If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The growing Portland area high school Nordic team is in need of a new head coach for the 2017-2018 ski season.  This team is comprised primarily of students from the 3 public high schools in Portland, Maine but also includes skiers from local private schools and public schools in neighboring districts that lack ski programs.  As a result. the Portland Co-op team is a diverse group of skiers from all ability levels and walks of life.  In the past 7 years the team has enjoyed a great deal of success producing multiple state champions, many Maine elite team members, and a handful of skiers who have gone on to ski for NCAA teams.
 
The high school team enjoys a great deal of support and funding from the Portland School District and is also supported by the Portland Nordic Club, which is active in promoting the Nordic skiing life-style for all age groups in the greater Portland area.  In addition to working towards the improvement of local skiing facilities, the club supports growing and highly successful BKL and middle school teams.  The high school team has accordingly grown in size in recent years and is poised for even greater success this year and for years to come.
 
Interested candidates should have a strong Nordic skiing background and enjoy working with the high school age group.  Preference will be given to those with high level racing and/or coaching experience.  Interested candidates should contact Aaron Duphily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mountain Valley High School is seeking to fill a Co-ed Coach for its Alpine Teams for the 2017-2018 season. Located in Rumford, Maine, the ski team boasts its own hill (Black Mtn of Maine) and has a rich history of Alpine competition.

Candidates for this paid position should have prior racing experience and willingness to work with members of the ski community. The candidate should have a high level of energy and enthusiasm for Alpine racing.

Please contact Alan Cayer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 207-364-4547 X 7126.

UMF Nordic Coach

The University of Maine at Farmington seeks a qualified candidate to coach its USCSA Nordic team. The team includes both men and women student-athletes. The position is open now and will remain open until filled.  Apply online at: https://maine.hiretouch.com/   Choose University of Maine at Farmington and search. You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.  

HIGH SCHOOL NORDIC SKI COACH

Yarmouth High School seeks a Co-Head Coach for its Nordic Ski Team for the 2017-2018 season in order to continue its 30 (+) year legacy of producing one of the premier public school racing programs in Maine. The Yarmouth Nordic team is well-funded by an active parent-booster program, which perennially produces some of the top public school racers at the Class-B level in the Western Maine Conference and the state of Maine. 

Qualified candidates for this paid position should have USSA level coaching experience and prior racing experience. The candidate should have a high level of energy and enthusiasm for coaching young athletes.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NORDIC SKI COACH

The Yarmouth Nordic Ski program seeks a qualified Coach for their 2017-2018 Middle School ski program. Well-funded by an active parent-booster program, the program consistently produces some top public school racers, while helping other students learn how to race.

The Yarmouth Nordic team is well-funded by an active parent-booster program, and coordination and planning between the High School and Middle School Nordic programs is strong. 

We are seeking a qualified Middle School Head Nordic Coach who can lead this program.  This paid Head Coach position is responsible for all team organization, dryland and on-snow practices, as well as providing guidance to the paid Assistant Coach.

For both positions, contact Susan Robbins, Yarmouth Athletic Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (207) 846-2329.

From Titcomb Mtn: GREAT SKIING TO BE HAD AT TITCOMB MTN. THIS WEEKEND (4-15/16)  (about 9K contiguous, plus the Airport)

4-13-17:  STILL a TON of snow on our trails today!  The only unskiable areas were on both trails right at the summit of the mountain, but these could be avoided by detouring onto the alpine side via Cliffhanger and Lift 2.  THERE IS 6-12" STILL ON 95% OF THE TRAILS!  Given this generous bounty, I WILL BE GROOMING SATURDAY (4-15) EARLY.  Expect fast and fun conditions while the temps rise through the 30's and low 40's -- afternoons will be softer and slower conditions!  SATURDAY MORNING WOULD BE THE BEST --come on out, bring a lunch for the patio afterward and enjoy the riches of the past winter!

The Colby Athletic Department is very excited to be hosting a Prospect Day on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 9am-3pm.  We know that many of you have started to make your college visit plans and so we hope that you will be able to come visit Colby on this particular weekend.  All of our athletic programs have joined forces to establish a program for all student-athletes.

Please register online (at the link below) prior to our deadline of FridayApril 21st, 2017.   It is essential that we are able to plan accordingly for the approximate number of attendees we will have.  You will receive more information with a Schedule of Events in the near future.  

If you have any questions at all, please email one of us below.  We look forward to seeing you the end of April and letting you discover the Colby magic for yourself! Registration Deadline is Friday, April 21st, 2017  Website Link:   http://gocolbymules.com/prospect-day 

Thomas Burton                       Candice Parent
Associate Athletic Director       Assistant Athletic Director
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The Maine Ski Coaches Association is hosting a summer dryland training camp for Nordic skiing again this year.  The location of the camp will be Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, ME and it will run from Thursday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 25th.  The cost to attend the camp this year will be $180.  This covers all food, lodging, and coaching during the four day camp.  There are a limited number of spaces so sign up soon.  Below is a link to the online registration form.  Once you've filled out and submitted the form you will be considered signed up.  Please make checks for $180 payable to "Maine Nordic Team" and mail them to the following address once you've completed the registration form:
    Adam Masterman
    156 Freeman Ridge Rd.
    Kingfield ME 04947
Please see the attached flyer for more information about the camp.  You will be required to have a pair of skate rollerskis to participate in all of the camp training activities.  Classic rollerskis are recommended but not required.
 
If you have any questions please contact head coach Aaron Duphily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
CLICK HERE for the registration form.  **Registration is now closed**

Although many have put away their skis for the season, Starks still has an extraordinary amount of snow on the trails in Fryeburg – over 2’ of pack still on the course with close to 20” of fresh in the past 4 days. Starks will hold a first-ever race in April.  It is not often you can cross-train for spring sports by skiing!  Looking at the current forecast the best date appears to be this Sunday.  

    Details: Sunday, April 9 2017, 4.5k Skate race (course is designed to be short for those that haven’t been skiing, but still good climbs) If you want to race more you can get another bib and do it again.

    10:30am start, :15 Interval start.  The event is free, but we are asking for a $5.00 donation when you pick-up your bib.

     We have set-up registration on SkiReg until Saturday at midnighthttps://www.skireg.com/4343  We will accept day-of entries, but PLEASE pre-register to give us an idea of numbers.  The start list will be the order of pre-entries followed by day-of entries.  (snow will be fastest earlier).  Grooming will be with our Pisten Bully as best as the temps will allow.  Course map and general information for Stark’s are attached.  This is meant to be a fun and relaxed event.  There won’t be any awards but we will separate results as warranted based on standard race age categories.  Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions.  The race is open to everyone so please pass on this info to anyone you think would be interested. 

Our next state champion spotlight is Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue.  She was the 2017 Class A Freestyle and Classical state champion.  She had a very successful senior year after battling an illness during her junior year.  We asked her about these successes, her future plans, and her favorite part about skiing.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I think my preparations for states were the same as any other nordic skier's would be. Lots of hard workouts and long practices starting in the summer, doing everything to stay healthy, sleeping well, and eating right are all part of the plan. As far as eating goes, I got some really great tips from @ournordicdiet on Instagram. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 I was very aware of my nerves (and how to control them) going into the state meet. I had thrown up before the previous two races (Oxford Hills sprints and KVACs), most likely due to nerves, and I was worried that would happen again. So going into states I just stayed focused on what skiing is to me. Skiing has been a stress reliever/mood booster my whole life, as well as a way to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. It is my priority to make sure skiing always remains that way, and that nothing ever makes it a burden, so that's what I thought about going into states. Also getting absolutely pumped. 
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

Our next state champion spotlight is John Lane of Yarmouth.  He won the Class B Freestyle state title this year.  He also won the freestyle in 2015.  We asked him about his state meet, his preparations, and his goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
-Pick ups to engage muscles 
-a lot of resting
-eating well
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
-I focused all emotions into working as hard as I possibly could during the race
-It was my last high school race in the Yarmouth Uniform so I knew I wanted to leave it all on the course 
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting line?

Our next state champion spotlight is Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue.  He was the 2017 Class A Classical and Freestyle state champion.  He also won the KVAC Classical and was state champion in 2016.  We asked him about his successes, his team successes and his training.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I took it easy. I was traveling earlier in that week, so I did some nice running with some gentle ski action right before. My coaches sprinkled some pickups here and there for fun. All in all, things were relaxed and chill. But not chill as in temperature. The weather was actually unsettlingly warm. 

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I just tried to have a good time, and enjoy as much of my vacation and skiing as I could. I also ate quite a bit.

3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?    

We now spotlight Willson Moore of Waynflete.  Willson was the 2017 Class C Classical and Freestyle state champion.  He won the classical race by more than two minutes.  We asked him about his fast race, his season goals, and his state meet.

 1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 I kept up my volume and intensity through the beginning of the week but tapered with some light recovery skis in the few days immediately preceding the state races. Otherwise, I made sure I was hydrated, healthy, and rested and had a good attitude going in. 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 I did my best to focus on my preparations, from what I ate for breakfast to the timing of my warmup. By directing my energy towards my race prep and recovery, I was able to maximize the feeling of pressure. Additionally, I made sure to spend some time decompressing with my team each night. 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

Our next state champion spotlight is senior Grace Cowles of Yarmouth who won the 2017 Class B Freestyle state meet.   We caught up with her and asked her about her state meet preparations, her future plans, and her thoughts on race day.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

The week before the state meet I tried to get as much sleep as I could and drank a lot of water. As for skiing, I did a couple of long level three intervals and short pick ups. The night before the first state meet I spent time with my teammates. We had a “ski prom” where we danced and got excited for the race.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

It was definitely difficult for me to deal with the pressure of competing at a state meet. Listening to music on the bus rides to the race site was very helpful. It helped me focus and channeled my nerves into energy. Also spending time with my team helped me to relax and focus on doing my best for the team.

3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We now spotlight Laura Parent of Maranacook who was the 2017 Class B Classical State Champion.   She helped her team win the Class B State title.  We asked her about the successes, the preparations, and her goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet

I had a pretty solid base going into the season, built up by a successful cross country season and training that began in the spring with roller skiing and strength training. Leading up to the state meet, I prepared a lot mentally, maintaining a positive attitude and pumping myself up to go fast.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

A method of coping with pressure and getting into the right mental state before an important meet that I use is reminding myself that all I need to do is my best, and that is all I can ever do, and I try to maintain a constant positive mindset and build my own confidence. But at states I was less nervous and more excited about racing and being with my team.

3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We now spotlight Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf.  She cruised through the warmth and soft snow at Quarry Road and won both the Class C Classical and Freestyle races.  We asked her about the conditions, her reaction to winning, and her preparations.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?                                                                                                                                

The week before the state meet I trained with my team and we did some shorter intervals to help get us ready. I also tried to sleep as much as possible and stay hydrated in the week leading up to the races. 

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I am always a little nervous before a race, but the states races are about the team, and I knew that I was surrounded by a bunch of great coaches and teammates who were going to try their hardest to win. I just tried to stay calm and trust all the training I had done throughout the season. 
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting line knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We now turn to the Nordic state champions.  Zach Holman of Maranacook, was the 2017 Class B Classical state champion.  His team also won the state championships.  We asked him about his individual and team wins, his season progression, and his best memories.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I had been training hard since the start of the summer and all throughout the season, so in the weeks leading up to the state meet I prioritized being rested and healthy. I wanted to feel snappy and rested when I got to the line.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I’ve definitely gotten better at dealing with the pressure of racing, but even still I was pretty stressed and nervous in the days leading up to the meet, especially since I knew the entire team would be counting on me. The morning and night before the meet I just made sure I stuck to the routine that I always have before my races, and that

We now spotlight Nathan Delamar of Maranacook who won the 2017 Class B Slalom state title.  We asked him about his best ski memories, his season goals, and his thoughts at the starting gate.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
This year I choose to take a step back from skiing. Instead of taking as many runs at night at Kent's Hill and on the weekends, I choose to have fun and enjoy my time on the hill. As for the state meet I took the same approach, seeing as it was my last year I wanted to enjoy every second of it. Getting overly concerned about my times or place wasn't an option, I just wanted to have fun.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
Again, I took a lot of pressure off of myself this year and as a result the state meet was less stressful. 
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We now spotlight Axel Lindsay of Greely who was the 2017 Class A Slalom state champion.  We asked him about his first run tie, his favorite thing about skiing and his future plans.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I worked hard all season to get to the state meet but my plan just before the race was pretty simple - just relax and ski the way I knew how to do. 

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I just tried to be as relaxed as I could be. The less tense I am, the better I ski.

 3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We now profile state champion Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth.  He was the 2017 Class A Giant Slalom state champion.  He also won the WMC Alpine Championships slalom and giant slalom.  We asked him about all of his successes, his best memories, and his state meet.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

My preparations were pretty simple and basic leading up to States. Basically consisted of training hard on the snow and even harder in the gym. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 
Honestly I wasn't too stressed, except when I was tied with Axel on the first run of slalom at states. My way of dealing with that stress was to drink a lot of chocolate milk and eat my "sendwitch" from "sendy's" and prepare to shred.
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

Our next state champion spotlight is Shelby Cowin of Greenville.  She was the 2017 Class B Giant Slalom state champion.  She also won the GS in 2016.  We asked her about her state meet and her plans for next year.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 To mentally prepare for the race I tend to stay pretty relaxed and keep my head in the game instead of away focusing on other things coming after the race. I always ski better when I stay calm and don't overthink the outcome. To physically prepare I train hard for the week before and take a day or two of rest before race day.  Also, the night before every race I eat pasta.   

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

 I am pretty relaxed most of the time but when I start to get nervous I just focus and warm up, or make small conversation with my coach and teammates.  I ski much better if I stay calm and don't overthink the course, or have a mental plan of just attacking the course the whole way down.

3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We next profile Allison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn. who was the 2017 Class B Slalom state champion.  She helped her team have a big day 2 and came back to win the state championships.  We asked her about her team's big second day, her season goals, and her state meet preparations.

1.) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?                                        

My preparations leading up to the state meet was to train a lot. I participate at a race camp program at Black Mountain. We train every day during Christmas break then every Saturday and Sunday until the second or third week in March. I also train at Kents Hill with my school team Mondays and Thursdays.                           

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I feel as though the pressure was pretty low. My emotions with my team was everywhere on the other hand. We were excited just to be racing but also tired from waking up early. We function as a family, not just a team. 

3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We continue our state champion spotlight with Annesley Black of Cheverus.  She was the 2017 Class A Slalom and Giant Slalom state champion.  We caught up with her and asked her about her season, her successes, and her favorite memories.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet? I followed the same training and preparation routine that I followed all season. Even though states was a big race, I tried to prepare as if it were any other race. 

 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? I treated it like a regular race, keeping my emotions under control and trying not to make too much of a big deal out of it. Ski racing can be an extremely mental sport, but I try and focus on going fast and having fun.
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

We begin the State Champion Spotlight this week, spotlighting the state champions of each discipline.   Our first spotlight is Mountain Valley senior Nick Newman who was the 2017 Class B Giant Slalom state champion.  We asked him a few questions about his season, his goals, and his future plans.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
  Leading into the state meet my goal during training was to get two solid race runs in, and then call it good if I was happy with those two. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
Over the years of ski racing I've never had nerves ever really be a huge issue, but this year I just kept my self busy before races to keep myself from worrying about it. During the meet I just went straight back to the top of the course the maintain my focus.
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing that the conditions were soft and warm?

Winnie the Pooh, Togas, bright colors, bearded creatures, and more all made an appearance at the 2017 Leavitt Duathlon.  It was a great end-of-season fun event that was capped off by hot chocolate and sweet treats. CLICK HERE to see photos and to download them.  Thank you to all for coming!

    

 

 

 

 

It was a cold but exciting day at the 2017 U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team Selection race at Black Mtn.  Congratulations to all who qualified to be on the 2017 U16 Maine Nordic Team and on the 2017 EHSC Maine Nordic Team.  The U16 team will compete March 10-12 at Titcomb Mtn.  The EHSC team will compete March 17-19 at Mountain Top, Vermont.   RESULTS |  DW ACTION PHOTOS | RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

A huge thank you from Nathan Delmar, the Good Shepard Food Bank and all that will benefit to all those that participated and donated in support of today’s Beat Hunger in Maine fundraising slalom race held at the Kents Hill Slope.  The event had over 50 participants and raised $1200.00 to help feed those in need in the state of Maine.  This $1200.00 will buy roughly 6000 pounds of food or in other terms nearly 4800 meals.  A truly amazing result, thank you to all!!

The 2017 Leavitt Duathlon will be on Tuesday, March 7th at Leavitt Area High School.  It is a 2.5K classical followed by a 2.5k freestyle fun event.  It is open to anyone and the tradition is to dress up in costumes.  Edible raffle treats and hot chocolate for all at the end.  Come dressed for fun and join us for this great end of season event.  See the attachment for details.

The start lists are now posted for the U16/EHSC Nordic Maine Team Qualifier race at Black Mtn on Sunday, March 5th. BOYS CLASSICAL START LIST  | GIRLS CLASSICAL START LIST  | RACESPLITTER START LISTS  | COURSE MAP  | LIVE-TIMING

Due to high winds (up to 28 mph) and cold temperatures  (a high of 12 degress) the coaches on the Selection Committee voted unanimously to postpone the Selection Race until Sunday. The predicted winds and temperatures will provide a safer race.  Same start times on Sunday.

The Maine Ski Coaches Association has secured a grant for the Eastern Amateur Ski Educational Foundation to help defray costs associated with participation in the U16 or EHSC races. These awards will be needs based. The attached form (both sides) should be filled out completely and emailed to Buzz Bean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday, 3/417. All personal info (names, etc.) will be blanked out and each applicant will be assigned a number. A group of 5 coaches will review all the applications and make the final decisions based on financial need. The completed forms of the recipients will be returned to EASEF for final approval and any recipients will be notified by email of their award. Please note we will NOT award money to anyone attending BOTH U16 and EHSC races. Please take advantage of this opportunity!

The 2017 U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team Selection Race is on Sunday, March 5th at Black Mtn.  The specific race day schedule is attached along with entry fee info.  Registration is now open for the selection race.   Entries must be submitted by using this REGISTRATION FORM.  Pre-registration is now closed.  Day of race entries will be accepted on Sunday.  Race headquarters opens at 8:45am.  CLICK HERE for U16 Maine Team Info. CLICK HERE for important information about the EHSC Maine Nordic Team included fees.  

REGISTRATION LIST--A continuously updated list of registrations received. 

 The top 23 high school boys and the top 23 high school girls will qualify for the Maine EHSC Nordic Team.  The top 24 U16 girls and the top 24 U16 boys will qualify for the Maine U16 Nordic Team.  

From the Athletic Director Chairs of the KVAC/MVC Ski Committee: Discussions have taken place with the MVC/KVAC about Day 2 of the KVAC/MVC Ski Championships on Wednesday March 1.  Black Mtn said the course will be ready.  It's what happens with the weather that will determine if the races take place.  The forecast of 50-60% chance of rain from 12:00pm to 1:00pm thrown into the equation of the safety of the skiers plus distances some schools travel and the amount of school days already missed due to weather, the KVAC/MVC will not be completing day 2 of the championships.

No KVAC/MVC Ski Championships Race on Wednesday March 1st.

Nathan Delmar, Maranacook Captain invites all skiers to the following fundraising ski race: When:  Sunday, March 5th, 10:00 start, registration starts at 8:30. Where:  Kents Hill Ski Slope Event: Slalom Cost:  $15 entry fee of which all proceeds go to the Good Shepard Food Bank to help feed those in need.  A great tune up for those going on to compete at the Eastern High School Championships, a great way for all skiers to finish off their season and a great fundraising cause!  Come one, come all, open to all middle school, high school and there may even be a “masters” division smile.

The 2017 Maine EHSC team will be staying at Mountain Top Resort in Vermont. The team fee of $350.00 MUST be paid at the naming of the team Saturday at Black Mountain. Please bring a check made out to Maine Nordic to reserve to reserve your spot.

We will be naming the top 23 boys and 23 girls for the team immediately after the race is done. You must confirm your intent at the awards ceremony and then proceed to register in the wax lodge. There will be two lines to register, one for each gender.

Team fees include all meals, coaching, race fees and the banquet Saturday night. The team will be staying in amazing private homes on site. You must provide your own transportation to the site, but there will be no driving anywhere once the team arrives. They run a great race and it's a terrific place to race and stay. The schedule and additional team info will be mailed on Mondayto all team members. It will include specific instructions about waxing, etc. You will bring your race skis already waxed to the site. After that all waxing will be handled by the coaching staff.

Jackets may be purchased for an additional $100. In addition you MUST immediately register as a Maine Nordic member by joining NENSA SATURDAY. Please be prepared to join NENSA that day and provide your NENSA member at registration (www.nensa.net).

Contact Buzz Bean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

GO MAINE!!!

Here is information from the site:

The Mountain Top Inn and Resort is very excited to play host to the 2017 Eastern High School Championships. Of all of the major events our resort has hosted, this team event format and especially the relays is the most exciting. We are anxious to show off our stadium and trail system that will be able to handle Mass Starts, and Relays along with the normal individual starts.

 Additional information about the event can be viewed on our web site mountaintopnordic.wixsite.com/2017ehsc  including updated schedule,  course and stadium maps for each event, food and beverage options, medical plan, and lodging.

 

The start lists are now posted for day 2 of the KVAC/MVC Championships at Black Mtn on Wednesday.  The giant slalom begins at 9:30am and the freestyle pursuit begins at 2:00pm. BOYS GIANT SLALOM START LIST | GIRLS GIANT SLALOM START LIST | BOYS FREESTYLE PURSUIT START LIST  | GIRLS FREESTYLE PURSUIT START LIST  | FREESTYLE COURSE MAP  | ALPINE/NORDIC LIVE-TIMING

*Reminder to KVAC that nothing higher than LF shall be used*

The EHSC Alpine Shootouts were held today at Black Mtn.  Congratulations to the following boys who qualified to be on the 2017 Maine EHSC Alpine Team: Nick Newman (Mtn. Valley), Nathan Delmar (Maranacook), Devon Lathrop (Cape Elizabeth), Axel Lindsay (Greely), Sam Smith (Mt. Blue), Maxx Bell (Edward Little), Aaron Rae (Bonney Eagle), Kyle Mooney (Edward Little), Miles Pelletier (Mt. Blue), Gibson Scott (Falmouth), Ryland VanDecker (Oxford Hills), and Bryce Madore (Fort Kent).  Congratulations to the following girls who qualified to be on the 2017 Maine EHSC Alpine Team: Annesley Black (Cheverus), Rachel Tooth (Maranacook), Brooke Juneau (Fryeburg), Victoria Beliveau (Edward Little), Alisha Guimond (Fort Kent), Margaret Elder (Yarmouth), Jeannette Cunningham (Greely), Ella Simon (Camden Hills), Allison Acritelli (Spruce Mtn), Caroline Burns (Oxford Hills), Audrey Heriz-Smith (Camden Hills), and Marielle Pelletier (Mt. Blue),  They will compete at the EHSC at Attitash Mtn on March 10-12. RESULTS  | BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

Volunteers are still needed for the 2017 Bill Koch Festival on March 4th and 5th.  The New England Bill Koch League Festival, will be hosted by The Bethel Outing Club at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine during the weekend of March 4 and 5, 2017. The New England Bill Koch League Festival, also known as the NEBKL Festival is the marquee event of the New England Nordic Ski Association’s  (NENSA) Bill Koch Youth Ski League and attracts pre-school through eighth grade participants from across New England, the Northeast and Canadian provinces.  Click on Read More to see where help is needed.  If you are able to volunteer, go to http://bklfestival2017.com/volunteering .

The Mt. Blue Boys and Girls win the 2017 Class A Nordic Title

The 2017 Class A Nordic State Championships wrapped up today at Quarry Road with the freestyle competition. In the boys freestyle competition, Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue is the 2017 Class A Freestyle State Champion.   His time was 15:08.0.  Caleb Niles of Deering was 2nd and Isaiah Reid of Mt. Blue was 3rd.  For the girls, Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue is the 2017 Class A Freestyle State Champion.  She finished with a winning time of 18:57.6.  Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse was 2nd and Meghan Charles of Mt. Blue was 3rd.  For the team scores, the Mt. Blue boys are the 2017 Class A Nordic State Champions.  The Falmouth boys were 2nd.  For the girls, the Mt. Blue girls are the 2017 Class A Nordic State Champions.  The Deering girls were 2nd.  Congratulations to the Oxford Hills boys and to the Mt. Blue girls for earning the MPA Class A Sportsmanship award.  Click on Read more for awards photos.  COMPLETE RESULTS  | BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Maranacook Boys and Girls win the 2017 Class B Nordic Title

The 2017 MPA Class B Nordic State Championships concluded today at Sugarloaf with the freestyle competition.  On the boys side, John Lane of Yarmouth is the 2017 Class B Freestyle State Champion.  He finished with a time of 14:07.0.  Zach Holman of Maranacook was 2nd (14:16.7) and Jacob Olins of Freeport was 3rd (14:16.9).  On the girls side, Grace Cowles of Yarmouth is the 2017 Class B Freestyle State Champion.  She finished with a winning time of 17:11.3.  Laura Parent of Maranacook was 2nd (17:15.1) and Emily Gerencer of St. Doms was 3rd (17:49.6).  For the team scores, the Maranacook boys are the 2017 Class B Nordic State Champions with 45 points from the two days.  Freeport was 2nd and Yarmouth was 3rd.  For the girls, the Maranacook girls are the 2017 Class B Nordic State Champions with 43 points.  Yarmouth was 2nd and Freeport was 3rd.  Congratulations to the Freeport boys and girls for earning the MPA Sportsmanship award.  COMPLETE RESULTS

The Maine Coast Boys and Girls win the 2017 Class C Nordic Title

The MPA Class C Nordic State Championships concluded today at Quarry Road with the freestyle competition.  In the boys freestyle competition, Willson Moore of Waynflete is the 2017 Class C Freestyle state champion with a winning time of 14:39.4.  Tucker Pierce was 2nd and Nick Neveu was 3rd and they are both from Maine Coast.  For the girls, Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast is the 2017 Class C Freestyle State Champion.  She had a fast time of 18:26.9.  Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska was 2nd and Louise Ahearne of Maine Coast was 3rd.  In the team competition, the Maine Coast boys are the 2017 Class C Nordic State Champions.  On the girls side, the Maine Coast girls are the 2017 Class C Nordic State Champions.  Congratulations to the Ashland boys and girls for earning the MPA Class C Sportsmanship award.  Click on Read more for awards photos.  COMPLETE RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The start lists are now posted for the EHSC Maine Alpine Team Shootouts that take place this Sunday, February 26th at Black Mtn. BOYS START LIST  | GIRLS START LIST

 Maine Coast Boys and Girls lead after day 1

Day 1 of the MPA Class C Nordic State Championships were held today at Quarry Road in Waterville with the classical competition in spring like conditions.  Willson Moore of Waynflete is the 2017 Class C Classical State Champion.  He finished in 18:41.2.  Nick Neveu of Maine Coast was 2nd (21:07.7) and Tucker Pierce of Maine Coast was 3rd (21:11.3).  For the girls, Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast is the 2017 Class C Classical State Champion.  She finished with a time of 21:14.0.  Her teammates Louise Ahearne was 2nd (23:20.5) and Fiona Libby was 3rd (25:43.8).  The Maine Coast boys are leading after day 1 in Class C Nordic.  With 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishes, the Maine Coast girls have the lead after day 1 in Class C Nordic.  COMPLETE RESULTS

Mt. Blue Boys and Girls lead after day 1 

Day 1 of the MPA Class A Nordic State Championships were held today at Quarry Road in Waterville with the classical competition.  Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue is the 2017 Class A Classical State Champion.  Caleb Niles of Deering was 2nd (18:28.5) and Isaiah Reid of Mt. Blue was 3rd (19:08.4).  For the girls. Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue is the 2017 Class A Classical State Champion.  She finished with a time of 22:53.3.  Ewa Varney of Deering was 2nd (22:55.0) and Meghan Charles of Mt. Blue was 3rd (23:11.3).  The Mt. Blue boys and girls are leading after day 1.  The Class A Nordic state meet concludes on Friday with the freestyle. COMPLETE RESULTS

Maranacook Boys and Girls lead after Day 1 

Day 1 of the MPA Class B Nordic State Championships were held today at Sugarloaf with the classical competition.  Maranacook boys’ and girls’ Nordic ski teams lead after the first day of the Class B Nordic Ski State Championships. In second place for the boys, just 14 points behind is Freeport. Yarmouth girls are in second place, just 12 points behind.  Zach Holman of Maranacook finished first place with a time of 16:45 and is the 2017 Class B Classical State Champion. He was followed by Yacob Olins of Freeport at 17:30.  Luke Bartol and Mark McLaughlin of Maranacook finished 3rd and 4th.  In the girls’ race, Maranacook’s Laura Parent finished first with a time of 19:31 and is the 2017 Class B Classical State Champion.  She was followed by Grace Cowles of Yarmouth at 19:59. Abigail Depres of Maranacook finished 3rd and Emily Gerencer of St. Dom’s finished 4th. COMPLETE RESULTS

Falmouth boys and Camden Hills girls win the 2017 Class A Alpine team title 

The 2017 MPA Class A Alpine State Meet concluded today at Mt. Abram with the slalom competition.   Axel Lindsay of Greely is the 2017 Class A Slalom State Champion.  Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth was 2nd and Gibson Scott of Falmouth placed 3rd.  For the girls, Annesley Black of Cheverus is the 2017 Class A Slalom State Champion.  Jeannette Cunningham of Greely placed 2nd and Victoria Beliveau of Edward Little was 3rd.  In the team competition for the boys, the Falmouth boys are the 2017 Class A Alpine team State Champions.  They finished with a combined team score of 80 points.  Cape Elizabeth was 2nd with 144 points and Greely was 3rd with 161 points.  For the girls teams, Camden Hills girls are the 2017 Class A Alpine team State Champions  Camden Hills finished with a combined team score of 164 points.  Greely was 2nd with 182 points and Hampden Acadmey and Edward Little were 3rd with 244 points. COMPLETE RESULTS  | BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

 The Fort Kent boys and the Spruce Mtn Girls win the 2017 Class B Alpine Title

The 2017 MPA Class B Alpine State Meet concluded today at Black Mtn with the slalom competition.  Nathan Delmar of Maranacook is the 2017 Class B Slalom State Champion.  Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley was 2nd and Charles Dehass of Winthrop was 3rd.  For the girls, Allison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn. is the 2017 Class B Slalom State Champion.  Rounding out the top three was Abbie Tyler of John Bapst in 2nd and Abigal Landry of Telstar in 3rd.  The Fort Kent boys are the 2017 Class B Alpine team State Champions.  They finished with a combined team score of 87 points.  Mountain Valley was 2nd with 94 points and the Maranacook boys finished in 3rd place with 112 points.  For the girls teams, the Spruce Mountain girls are the 2017 Class B Alpine team State Champions.  They finished with a combined team score of 90 points.  The Yarmouth girls finished in 2nd place with 91 points and Maranacook was 3rd with 106 points.  Congratulations to the Maranacook boys and to the Caribou girls for earning the MPA Class B Sportsmanship Award. COMPLETE RESULTS  | RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Day 2 of the KVAC/MVC Championships will be on Wednesday, March 1st at Black Mtn.  See the attached updated schedules.

 The Falmouth boys and the Camden Hills girls take the lead after day 1 in Class A Alpine

Day 1 of the MPA Class A Alpine State Meet was held today at Mt. Abram with the giant slalom competition under blue skies.  Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth is the 2017 Class A Giant Slalom State Champion.  Gibson Scott of Falmouth was 2nd and Axel Lindsay of Greely was third.  Annesley Black of Cheverus is the 2017 Class A Giant Slalom State Champion on the girls side.  Brooke Juneau of Fryeburg Academy was 2nd and Caroline Burns of Oxford Hills was 3rd.  The Falmouth boys take the lead after day 1 with 43 points in Class A Alpine.  Oxford Hills boys are currently in 2nd place with 66 points and Cape Elizabeth boys are currently in third with 88 points.  On the girls side, the Camden Hills girls have the lead after day 1 with 74 points.  Cape Elizabeth is currently in 2nd place with 83 points and Falmouth is in 3rd with 96 points.  The MPA Class A Alpine state meet continues on Wednesday with the slalom competition. COMPLETE RESULTS

 The Maranacook boys and Yarmouth girls take the lead after day 1

Day 1 of the MPA Class B Alpine State Meet was held today at Black Mtn. with the giant slalom competition.  Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley is the 2017 Class B Giant Slalom State Champion.  Nathan Delmar of Maranacook and John Watt of Greenville were 2nd and 3rd.  Shellby Cowin of Greenville is the 2017 Class B Giant Slalom State Champion for the girls.  Also in the top three were Margaret Elder of Yarmouth (2nd) and Rachel Tooth of Maranacook (3rd).  The Maranacook boys take the lead after day 1 in the Class B Alpine with 50 points.  Fort Kent boys are currently in 2nd place with 52 points and Mountain Valley boys are in 3rd with 59 points after day 1.  The Yarmouth girls take the lead after day 1 in Class B girls Alpine with 33 points.  The Maranacook girls are in 2nd place with 52 points and Fort Kent girls are in 3rd place with 54 points.  The MPA Class B Alpine state meet continues on Wednesday with the slalom competition. COMPLETE RESULTS  | RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

The Maine U16 Team Qualifier is coming up on Saturday, March 4th at Black Mountain.  We highly encourage all U16 skiers to try out for the team.  U16 Championships is a fun weekend of competition and a great developmental experience for skiers who want to take their racing to the next level.  Please see the attached flyer for important information about qualification and the championship weekend itself.  Registration info will be posted this Saturday.

The Eastern High School Championship Alpine Qualifier is on February 26, 2017 at Black Mountain Ski Resort of Rumford.  If an alpine racer (Male or Female) comes in the top 15 in either discipline (Slalom or Giant Slalom) at their respective state meet (class “A”, “B”) they may attend the qualifier for a chance to make the state team and represent the state of Maine at the Eastern High School Championships.  See the attachment for complete info.

The giant slalom race at Mt. Abram on Friday, February 17th is cancelled.

Caribou girls and boys win Aroostook Nordic Title

The Aroostook Nordic Championships concluded on Wednesday at Fort Kent with the 5K Freestyle.  Max Bartley of Presque Isle and Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska are the 2017 Aroostook Freestyle Champions.  David Roy of Fort Kent and Alec Cyr of Caribou rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  Izzy Jackson of Presque Isle and Dolcie Tanguay of Fort Kent rounded out the top 3 for the girls.  David Roy of Fort Kent and Olivia Martin of Fort Kent won the Aroostook Skimiester title  The Caribou boys and the Caribou girls are the 2017 Aroostook League Nordic Team Champions. RESULTS

Day 2 of the KVAC/MVC Ski Championships originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 14 at Black Mtn. are POSTPONED.  Too many schools are unknown on transportation and there is concern about potential conditions and safety of the athletes.  After discussions amongst the KVAC and MVC Ski Chairs, it has been decided that Day 2 will not take place on Tuesday, Feb. 14 and we are exploring options for after states.  Hopefully day 2 will be rescheduled sometime after the state meets.  

The 2017 MPA State Ski Meets are coming right up during the week of February 20.  The Alpine State Meet is February 21-22 and the Nordic State Meet is February 23-24.  The 2017 STATE MEET INFO PAGE is being updated frequently now with schedules, course maps, start lists, live-timing and other updates.  Be sure the check the page often.  

2/21 Update: Start lists posted for Class A Alpine & Important course info posted for Class B Nordic

2/20 Update: Start lists posted for Class B Nordic and Class A/C Nordic

2/19 Update: Start lists posted for Class B Alpine

2/17 Update: Revised schedule posted for Class A Alpine

Fort Kent Boys and Girls win Aroostook County Alpine Champs

The Fort Kent Community High School Boys and Girls Ski Teams took home the Aroostook County Alpine Ski Championships Saturday in competition at Lonesome Pines in Fort Kent.  Presque Isle High School finished as runners-up in both boys and girls competition.  Fort Kent Junior, Alisha Guimond won the individual Giant Slalom and Slalom teams titles for the girls. Presque Isle standout Nick Bartlett won the boys GS in a tight race with places one through seven separated by just eight-tenths of a second.  Fort Kent sophomore Bryce Madore claimed 1st place in Slalom. Next up for many of these teams including Fort Kent and Presque Isle will be the State Championships February 21 and 22. RESULTS

Freeport boys and Yarmouth girls win 2017 WMC Nordic Title

It was a double day of racing at the 2017 WMC Nordic Championships at Stark's Hill in Fryeburg with a classical race in the morning followed by a skate race in teh afternoon.  Tucker Pierce of Maine Coast and Grace Cowles of Yarmouth are the 2017 WMC Classical Champions.  Willson Moore of Waynflete and Bennett Hight of Freeport were 2nd and 3rd for the boys classical.  Lily Horne of Freeport and Louise Ahearne of Maine Coast were 2nd and 3rd for the girls classical.  In the skate race, Willson Moore of Waynflete and Grace Cowles of Yarmouth won the 2017 WMC Skate title.  Tucker Pierce of Maine Coast and John Lane of Yarmouth were 2nd and 3rd in the boys skate race.  Lily Horne of Freeport and Louise Ahearne were 2nd and 3rd again in the skate race.   The Freeport boys and the Yarmouth girls are the 2017 WMC Nordic Team Champions. RESULTS

Maranacook boys and girls take overall lead after day 1

Miles Pelletier of Mt. Blue and Rachel Tooth of Maranacook are the 2017 KVAC Slalom Champions.  Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue and Laura Parent of Maranacook are the 2017 KVAC Classical Champions.  The Maranacook boys have a small lead after day 1 on the Alpine side.  Mt. Blue is one point back in 2nd and Oxford Hills is one point behind Mt. Blue in 3rd.  On the girls side for Alpine, the Camden Hills girls have the lead after day 1 for Alpine with the Maranacook girls in 2nd.  In the Nordic competition, the Maranacook boys and the Mt. Blue boys are tied for 1st.  The Maranacook girls and the Mt. Blue girls are also tied for 1st after day 1 in Nordic.   RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

Telstar Boys and Mt. Abram Girls take the overall lead

Nick Newman of Mountain Valley and Abby Landry of Telstar are the 2017 MVC Slalom Champions.  Newman's teammates Jon Adley and Curtis Gauvin rounded out the top three for the boys slalom.  Emma Berube of Mt. Abram and Ellie Leduc of Mtn. Valley rounded out the top three for the girls slalom.  Gaelan Boyle-Wight of Telstar and Marta Opie also of Telstar are the 2017 MVC Classical Champions.  Xavier Romanoski and Harry Walters both of Mt. Abram were 2nd and 3rd for the boys classical.  Risa Marble of Mt. Abram and Bea Stewart of Monmouth rounded out the top three for the girls classical.  The Mt. Valley boys and the Telstar girls have the team lead after day 1 on the Alpine side.  The Mt. Abram boys and Mt. Abram/Monmouth girls (tie) take the lead on the Nordic side after day 1.   RESULTS  | BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The first annual Non-Conference Championship race was held at Quarry Road on Saturday.  It was a 5k mass start classic on a very snowy course.  Caleb Niles of Deering won the boys race and Izzy Chase of Gould Academy won the girls race.  Central Maine Ski Club took the boys team title and Gould Academy won the girls team title.  We look forward to putting this race on again next year! RESULTS

The Pineland Ski and Outing Club of Andover is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Andover Winter Carnival Sunday February 26th.  This event caters to cross country ski and snowshoe enthusiasts of all ages.  The club is organizing a series of events for the day.  Free events include guided ski and snowshoe tours of the Akers Family trails, “self-ie” scavenger hunt, and fun agility course to test maneuverability for all ages.  Fee events are the 2 person relays (ages 14 and under) and the “Bumps Run,” an interval start downhill cross country ski challenge for all ages.  Both of the fee events are $5.00 each.  Online registration can be found at https://www.skireg.com/andover-winter-carnival, there will also be registration available at the event. See the following schedule for details:

Scarborough boys and girls win SMAA Alpine Title

Schuyler Black of Cheverus and Annesley Black also of Cheverus win the 2017 SMAA Giant Slalom Title.  Schuyler had a combined time of 1:02.59 while Annesley bested the girls with a combined time of 1:04.60.  Polly Rae of Bonney Eagle and Nell Spencer of Bonney Eagle rounded out the top three for the girls giant slalom.  Aaron Rae of Bonney Eagle and Owen Smith of Gorham rounded out the top three for the boys giant slalom.  Schuyler and Annesley are also the 2017 SMAA Slalom Champions.  Emily Johnson of Scarborough and Nell Spencer of Bonney Eagle rounded out the top three for the girls slalom.  Aaron Rae of Bonney Eagle and Teddy Forsley of Scarborough rounded out the top three gor the boys slalom.  The Scarborough boys and the Scarborough girls are the 2017 SMAA Alpine Team Champions. RESULTS

The decision has been made to do both WMCC races tomorrow at Stark’s.  The forecast is for light snow all day, but with low snowfall rates the roads should be fine.  Boys Classic - :15 Intervals,  11:00am, Girls Classic - :15 Intervals,  11:45; 90 minute break (for most finishers) and touch-up grooming; Boys Skate - :15 Intervals, 1:00pm, Girls Skate - :15 Intervals, 1:45; Awards at Stark’s or FA Field House, 2:30ish.  These times can be compressed if we feel the need to do so tomorrow.   The course maps and the classical start lists are attached. CLICK HERE for the skate start lists.

The start lists are now posted for day 1 of the 2017 KVAC/MVC Championships at Titcomb Mtn on Saturday, Feb. 11.  The slalom competition begins at 9:15am and the classical competition starts at 2:00pm.  BOYS SLALOM START LIST | GIRLS SLALOM START LIST | KVAC BOYS CLASSICAL START LIST  | MVC BOYS CLASSICAL START LIST  | KVAC GIRLS CLASSICAL START LIST  | MVC GIRLS CLASSICAL START LIST | CLASSICAL MASS START LANE ASSIGNMENTS  | NORDIC LIVE-TIMING  | ALPINE LIVE-TIMING | CLASSICAL COURSE MAP

Due to inclement weather predicted for Thursday the KVAC/MVC Ski Championships will now take place Saturday at Titcomb and Tuesday at Black Mtn. A revised schedule is attached and there may be some tweaking involved. We will notify you of any changes.

Bartley and Jandreau win Aroostook Classical Championships

Max Bartley of Presque Isle and Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska won the 2017 Aroostook Nordic Championships Classical title at Nordic Heritage on Tuesday.  Bartley finished just ahead of David Roy of Fort Kent.  Jandreau finished just ahead of Izzy Jackson of Presque Isle.  The Aroostook Nordic Championships continue on February 15th with the freestyle race in Fort Kent. RESULTS

The start lists are now posted for the skate race of the 2017 WMC Nordic Championships.  This race will now occur on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Stark's Hill.  

The Maine U16/EHSC Nordic Selection Race will be held Saturday, March 4th at Black Mountain. This race is to pick the Maine teams for these events. The EHSC team is open to anyone who is a Maine resident or attends school in Maine.  The U16 team is for those born in 2001 or 2002.  Specific race info, schedule, and entry info will be posted after the state meets.
Any athlete who attends the USSA Junior Nationals and is unable to attend the Selection Race because of travel conflicts MUST notify Buzz Bean (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with their intent to be a member of the Maine teams by 2/21/17. Payment of the team fees must be received by that date as well.

2/6 Update:  Due to the weather again, Tuesday's KVAC/MVC Championship races at Black Mtn (Giant Slalom and Classical) are now moved to Thursday, February 9th.  

The Non-Conference Championships are this Saturday, February 11th at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville.  This will be a 5k mass start classic race.  Boys start at 10:30am and girls start at 11:30am.  The fee is $7/skier.  Entries are due by 7pmon Thursday, 2/9.  Please see attached informational flyer and registration forms for more info.

Caleb Niles and Julia Ramsey win the sprints

It lived up to its name as it was a sunny day at Sunny Croft Farm on Paris Hill for the Oxford Hills Sprints.   Caleb Niles of Deering and Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue were crowned Oxford Hills Sprints champions. Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue and Connor Dolan of Central Maine rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  Gabby Farrell of Falmouth and Laura Parent of Maranacook rounded out the top 3 for the girls.  Dom Giapietro of Mt. Blue and Ashley Cray of Maranacook won the 3K race. COMPLETE RESULTS (click on Read More for some photos)  | BREWSTERS BURNS PHOTOS

Yarmouth Girls and Cape Elizabeth Boys win WMC Alpine Title

The 2017 WMC Alpine Championships were held today at Shawnee Peak with both Slalom and Giant Slalom competitions.  On the boys side, Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth is the 2017 WMC Slalom Champion with a combined time of 1:28.42.  Devon is also the 2017 WMC Giant Slalom Champion winning with a combined time of 1:18.83.  On the girls side, Caroline Keller of Falmouth is the 2017 WMC Slalom Champion with a winning time of 1:39.56.  Brooke Juneau of Falmouth is the 2017 WMC Giant Slalom Champion with a top combined time of 1:21.30.  The Yarmouth girls and the Cape Elizabeth boys are the 2017 WMC Alpine Team Champions. COMPLETE RESULTS

RACE IS CANCELLED DUE TO CONFLICT WITH KVACS

The Sweetheart Relay is back at Spruce Mountain Ski Area. The date for this 3 kilometer skate race is February 14 at 3:30. It is very fast with small hills. A great training day to get the leg speed up for the state meet. The format we used two years ago is what we will use again this year. Coaches will list all athletes who will be competing and the computer will generate the teams randomly. This is a great way for your athletes to get to know athletes from other teams. The format is 2 girls and 2 boys per team with the girls scrambling. All athletes will get a time, a valentine lolli-pop, and the top 3 teams will get a small box of chocolates. This year we would encourage Valentine costumes. There will be a prize for the best female and best male costume. The cost of this race is $5.00 per racer. Checks should be made out to Spruce Mountain Ski Boosters. Send a list of your athletes to Randy Easter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please use the spreadsheet with your athletes.

The start lists are now posted for the 5K freestyle at Quarry Rd on Wednesday.  See the attachments for the start lists. {attachments}

Due to a scheduling conflict, the KVAC/MVC Slalom race at Titcomb Mtn on Friday, February 3rd is cancelled.

The Bethel Outing Club is pleased to host the 2017 Bill Koch Festival March 3-5. It is an enjoyable Nordic ski event for kids from kindergarten to 8th grade. We hope lots of kids from Maine will participate in the races and snow games that weekend. Please go to bklfestival2017.com to find out more about signing up. Approximately 500 skiers and their families from all over New England will converge on Bethel that weekend and we are looking for individuals and groups/teams to help volunteer at the event.  

Mt. Blue Boys and Girls Sweep the Team Titles

It was an exciting Super Sassi Saturday at Black Mtn in Rumford.  Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue and Julia Ramsey also of Mt. Blue earned wins at the Sassi Memorial.  Yakob Olins of Freeport and John Lane of Yarmouth were 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Laura Parent of Maranacook and Meg Charles of Mt. Blue were 2nd and 3rd for the girls.  The team competition was highly competitive and close on the boys side.  The Mt. Blue boys topped Maranacook by just one point.  The Freeport boys were just four points behind Maranacook.  The Mt. Blue girls cruised to the team win with Maranacook and Yarmouth rounded out the top 3 teams for the girls. COMPLETE RESULTS  |  DW ACTION PHOTOS  | RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Super Sassi Saturday is coming up tomorrow!  The start lists are now posted for the Sassi Memorial 5K Classical at Black Mtn on Saturday.  The boys start at 11:00am and the girls start at 1:00pm. BOYS START LIST  | GIRLS START LIST  | COURSE MAP (updated)  | RACESPLITTER START LISTS

There will be an MVC/KVAC skate race at Quarry Road on Wednesday, 1 Feb 2017.  This will be on the Class A & C State meet skate course.  Boys start at 3:00, girls at 3:30.  Each team needs to provide a volunteer to assist with timing or course monitoring.  Cost is $10 per racer, check payable to Monmouth Academy.  Entries are due by Sunday night, Jan 29th, using the attached form.   Please see additional race info attached. DIRECTIONS TO QUARRY RD

The Oxford Hills Sprints are Saturday Feb. 4th at Sunny Croft Farm on Paris Hill.  This is an LF glide wax only race.  Time trial starts at 10am with boys first.  The cost is $6/racer.  Entries are due by 7pm Tuesday 1/31.  Please see attached registration and direction forms.

Nathan Delmar and Rachel Tooth both of Maranacook had the fastest times at the Stefan Pakulski Memoral Maranacook Slalom at Kent's Hill.  Delmar's combined time of 58.45 was just .10 seconds faster than Sam Smith of Mt. Blue .  Tooth's combined time of 1:07.84 was almost two seconds faster than Ellie Pelletier of Mt. Blue. The Maranacook boys and the Camden Hills girls earned the team wins on the hill. RESULTS  | BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Maranacook Waves were held in Readfield on a day that felt like spring in mid-January.  With great pre-race work done by the Maranacook crew, the waves certainly were exciting.  The top seniors were Tucker Pierce of Maine Coast and Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue.  The top juniors were Ben Alford of Gould Academy and Stephanie Nicols of Gould Academy.  The top sophomores were Sam Stinson of Mt. Blue and Jenny Wilbraham of Morse.  The top freshmen were Makail Tipton of Morse and Laura Wilson of Gould Academy.  The Mt. Blue boys and the Maranacook girls earned the team wins. RESULTS 

1/20 Update: The start lists are now posted for the Maranacook Waves: BOYS START LIST | GIRLS START LIST

The course is perfect for the Maranacook Wave Race as of Wednesday night. Given the warm weather on Friday and Saturday though, we have decided to move up the start of the race to 11:00 am for boys and 12:30 pm for girls, with registration from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. We know that this means you will need to change your departure time, but hopefully with a couple of days notice that won't be too hard. We are committed to holding the highest quality race possible and think that by starting earlier the course will hold up better with colder temps during the races. We don't have many skimeisters registered for the alpine and nordic races at this time, but want to be sure they can still do both races it they want to. We have consulted with our alpine coach, Ronn Gifford, and he is confident that he can arrange the alpine start order to get those few skimeisters to Maranacook in time to race nordic as well. Looking forward to seeing you for some great racing with a fun format on Saturday. If you have questions about the change, please email Steve DeAngelis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 931-5001.

The 2017 KVAC/MVC Championships are on Wednesday, February 8th at Black Mtn and Saturday, February 11th at Titcomb Mtn.  Day 1 are the giant slalom and classical competitions; day 2 are the slalom and freestyle competitions.  See the attachment for complete race details and entry info.

Attention KVAC Nordic Coaches: The LF glide rule is in effect for the KVAC Championships.  No glide wax higher than LF shall be used.  This applies to KVAC only.

Things are looking much better for the Maranacook Wave Race on Sat., Jan 21. Lots of shoveling and moving snow yesterday and more today will put down a good base everywhere and with a little help from mother nature tonight we will cover that with a few fresh inches of white stuff. Coaches can also help by getting their running orders in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP (ideally by 5 pm on Tuesday.......but do your best!) so we can set up the waves by class. Please CLICK HERE for earlier announcement for race info and entry form.

The start lists are now posted for the Mt. Blue Soft 7 freestyle race at Titcomb Mt on Wednesday, January 18th.  The boys mass start is at 3:00pm and the girls mass start is at 320pm.  

Greenwood - Maxx Bell of Edward Little and Victoria Beliveau also of Edward Little posted the fastest times of the day at the Oxford Hills Invitational at Mt. Abram.  Bell's combined time of 1:38.83 was almost four seconds faster than 2nd place finisher Ryland VanDecker of Oxford Hills.   Beliveau had the fastest time in both runs  with a 1:48.24 combined .  Jenna Hanarahn of Mt Blue placed 2nd.  RESULTS |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The 2017 Sassi Memorial 5K Classical race is on Saturday, January 28th at Black Mountain.  The men race at 11:00am and the women race at 1:00pm.  Entries are due January 25.  This is a chance for Skiers in grades 12 and under from across the State to come together in one great event with a course and venue prepared to a National level. This is the premier event of the season and a great preparation for the State Nordic meet.

Oxford Hills 5k Classic at Roberts Farm is Wednesday 1/25.  Mass start with Boys at 3:15pm and Girls at 3:30pm.  The cost is $6/racer.  Please make checks out to Oxford Hills Comprehensive HS. Please click the attachment for all of the race information.  Updates will be posted to the MHSS website as needed.

Mt Blue Boys and Maranacook Girls are top teams

Turner - After shoveling and hours of course prep, the Leavitt Hornet Classic was a success.  It has only been at Leavitt twice in the past ten years and conditions were fast and firm.   Ben Alford of Gould Academy and Ewka Varney of Deering were the top skiers.  Alford finished in 13:27.9 and Varney cruised with a time of 16:01.6. Caleb Niles of Deering and Mark McLaughlin of Maranacook rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue and Abby Despres of Maranacook rounded out the top 3 for the girls.  The Mt. Blue boys finished just one point ahead of Freeport to take first.  The Maranacook girls toped Mt. Blue by just two points. COMPLETE RESULTS | DW ACTION PHOTOS

The Oxford Hills Giant Slalom Invitational is Monday, January 16th at Mt. Abram.  Coaches email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Check in at registration in the Loose Boots Lounge for bibs and tickets. This is also where your payment for race entries will be processed.  The first run begins at 10:00am.  See the attachment for complete race details.

The Hornet Classic is on as scheduled at Leavitt.  The start lists are now posted for Saturday's Leavitt Hornet Classic.  The boys start at 10:30am and the girls start at 12:00pm.  Parking, registration, awards, grooming info, and other important info: IMPORTANT RACE/COACH'S INFO  | COURSE MAP  | PARKING/STADIUM LAYOUT MAP  | BOYS RACESPLITTER  | GIRLS RACESPLITTER

We will be shoveling today.  There is a 3 inch base on the fields and more in the woods.   Conditions will be fast but with the recent thaw and upcoming cold we will make the conditions the best that we can.  

The registration lists are posted for Saturday's Leavitt Hornet Classic for verification.  Coaches can check the lists for accuracy.  If any additions/changes need to be made (no changes to seed order) contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The thaw is cranking in Turner but we are hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to host the race.  As of right now, we still have snow coverage.  We will be shoveling if needed!  A final update will be posted on Friday with any necessary changes, course map, start lists, coach's info, and parking info.

The 2017 Maranacook Wave Race is coming on Sat., Jan. 21. 5 km freestyle with the boys starting at 1:00 pm and the girls at 2:15 pm. Race fee is $6 per skier with checks to Maranacook Nordic. See the attachment below for full details on race format and use the entry form attached below to submit your running orders. Entries should be sent to Randy Easter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Entries should be submitted by 5:00 pm on Tues., 1/17.

Today's (Jan. 11th) WMC Nordic race at Pineland Farms in cancelled.

KVAC/MVC Alpine Giant Slalom race at Sunday River on January 13th.  Send running orders to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Cost is $15 per racer and $5 for those with a season pass.  Make checks payable to Sunday River.  Thank you for attending,  see you Friday.

Date: Wednesday Jan. 18th, Time: 3:00 boys / 3:20 girls, Cost: $8.00 Checks made out to: Titcomb Mtn.Run orders due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Monday, January 16 . Please use attached form and send run order like it will be an wave start; however, our goal is a mass start in the airport.  See the attachment for complete race details.

Entries are due for the Leavitt Hornet Classic by this evening. CLICK HERE for entry info.  The registration list will be posted on Thursday.  The start list and other important race info will be posted on Friday.  We will do everything we can to keep it a classical race.

The Alpine race at Hermon Mtn. on January 13th is cancelled.

The Chisholm Ski Club is celebrating 100 years this season with a Winter Carnival February 3-5 at Black Mtn.  Here is the schedule:

Friday February 3, 2017

9:00 AM skiing at Black Mountain $20/lift ticket

9:00 AM-throughout the weekend

Site:  Kents Hill ski slope, Date:  Jan. 21, 2017 Registration:  8:00am, Start time:  9:30am.  Entry Fee:  $15, checks made out to Kents Hill Ski Club.  Send entries to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please denote any ski meisters on your run order (those athletes that are looking to do both the slalom in the morning and the Maranacook wave race in the afternoon.  Reminders:  Lift is a rope tow so all athletes/skiers should wear work type leather gloves not their usual soft leather skiing gloves/mittens.  Awards:  There will be ribbons/medals for the top 5 girls and boys for the slalom event.  There will be plaques given to the top 3 girls and boys in the combined ski meister competition. 

Due to the weather forecast, the Sugarloaf Classic race will now be held on Tuesday, January 10th. CLICK HERE for race info. 

Gould Academy Wins Telstar Relays

It was an epic and exciting day at the chilly Telstar Relays in Bethel. The lead changed several times during the course of the 4-person relay amongst Gould Academy,  Mt. Blue and Maine Coast Waldorf but it was Gould that came out on top.  The Gould Academy team of Ben Alford, Izzy Chase, Marcus Wentworth, and Steph Nicols were victorious with a final time of 30:38.7.  The team of Tucker Pierce, Louise Ahearne, Nick Neveu, and Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast finished in 2nd place with a time of 30:42.4.  The Mt. Blue quad consisting of Tucker Barber, Julia Ramsey, Sam Smith, and Meg Charles finished in 3rd with a final time of 32:00.6. COMPLETE RESUTS  |  DW ACTION PHOTOS  | BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

RACE MOVED TO TUESDAY Classic 5km at Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Wednesday, Jan. 11; start time 3:30pm. Don't miss this chance to ski on the Class "B" State Championship course at Sugarloaf. Contact Buzz Bean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. Race fee is $8.00/racer.

Rumford, ME - Monmouth Academy's Ethan Thombs outskated a small field of 14 skiers to take first place in Black Mountain's 5K Freestyle race on January 5th. The race consisted of two laps of an excellently groomed 2.5K course. Trailing Thombs was Dirigo's Justin Cantin and Camden Hills' Marley O'Neil.

In the girls race, Edward Little's Tyne Finnerty edged teammate Kirsten Main by .3 seconds to earn the victory. Finishing third was Nicole Whitman of Dirigo.

Race photos are available at https://rivervalleygraphics.smugmug.com/Skiing/Jan-5-2017-5K-Freestyle. RESULTS

There is a Slalom race at Camden Snow Bowl on February 3rd, 2017.  Start time is 4:00pm.  Coaches can email their entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The announcer for the Telstar Relays would love to have lots of fun information about teams and skiers to share with the spectators. If coaches and individual skiers can fill out the surveys provided, it should make for some entertaining mc' ing. Thanks for helping us with this!  To provide information for the announcers, all skiers and coaches are encouraged to answer a few short questions:  Link to the brief skier survey.   Link to the brief coach survey

There is a high school skate race at Black Mtn on Wednesday, Jan. 4th at 3:00pm.  There is still plenty of room for teams for this race.  Entries are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  They are due by Monday 8PM.

The Leavitt Hornet Classic is on Saturday, January 14th at Leavitt Area High School.  It is a 5K Classical race with the boys starting at 10:30am and the girls starting at 12noon.  Entries are due by Wednesday, January 11th.  See the attachment for entry info.  Entry fee is $6 per racer, check payable to Leavitt Ski Boosters.  Updates will be posted next week.  Click on the attachment for complete race details.  For race questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Rumford, ME - In the first Nordic Ski Race of the season at Black Mountain Ski Resort on December 27th, Gould Academy skiers Marcus Wentworth and Stephanie Nicols took top honors in the Chisholm Ski Club's Kick In Sprints. These freestyle races consisted of timed 15 second interval starts, followed by quarter, semi, and final heats. Wenworth outdistanced Mt. Blue's Tucker Barber, who took second place in the men's division. Nicols, who had the 8th best time in the qualifying round, which included 107 skiers of both sexes, all ages. In the final heat, she defeated runner-up Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue.

In the middle school competition, Bethel Outing Club's Eli Shifrin took first for the boys, while the top girl finisher was Emma Charles of FAST. Congratulations to all skiers for a great early season day of competion.

Race Photos are available at RVG Photos, a division of River Valley Graphics. RESULTS

Telstar High School is pleased to host the Telstar Relays on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. The first race will start at 11am. Relay teams will consist of 4 skiers, with the order being boy, girl, boy, girl. The race will be a 3km loop to make for exciting spectating. Please send your team line-ups to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, January 5th at 5pm. List your teams from fastest to slowest in boy, girl, boy, girl order. Bib numbers will be assigned to your relay teams and must not be changed. See attached Information Sheet for more on this. List your remaining girl and boy skiers, who do not complete four person teams, separately from fastest to slowest. These skiers will compete in a 3km individual race. The cost per skier is $8. Checks should be payable to Telstar Relays. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the race and don’t forget the crazy tights raffled off at the end!!!  

12/16 9:00pm Update: As of 9:00pm the Chenard Memorial race is scheduled to go on as planned. Any coach whose bus has been cancelled is asked to let Buzz Bean know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ASAP. While entire teams may not be attending a number of athletes have indicated they are going to race individually. Check in the morning for final updates. The skiing is awesome!

12/16 2:00pm Update: The Billy Chenard/MTA Opener race IS ON FOR SATURDAY, 12/17/16. Boys start at 11:00, Girls start time TBA. Forecast is for 2 inches of dry snow with temps around 15 degrees and light winds. The skiing is "wicked good" as we say around here!!! Middle school racers will do 2.5 km. in a separate race immediately at the end of the HS racers. College racers are encouraged to attend as well.

The start lists are now posted for the Chenard Sugarloaf Opener on Saturday, Dec. 17.  The boys race at 11:00am and the girls race time is TBA. 

First Results of the Season!  

Max Bartley of Presque Isle and Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska open the season with a win at the Aroostook League freestyle race at Madwaska Four Seasons Trails.  David Roy of Fort Kent and Bryce Coffin of Caribou rounded out the top three for the boys.  Izzy Jackson of Presque Isle and Kasie Blanchette of Madawaska were 2nd and 3rd respectfully for the girls. RESULTS  | PHOTOS  (Photos by Gina Jandreau)

The skiing at the SOC is amazing! With a solid base from last week, and 16 inches Monday it's better than mid-winter the last few years. Get your entries into Randy Easter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ASAP. (CLICK HERE for entry info) The race is open to college racers, who will start before the HS racers, and there will be a separate seed for MS racers. Please support this fundraiser held in honor of past JN Nordic Combined National Champion Billy Chenard. Proceeds go to a scholarship awarded in his name. Contact Buzz Bean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The longest continually run race in Maine, the Chenard Memorial/MTA Opener, will be held December 17th at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett. The freestyle race will be between 3.5-5km in length and is traditionally the first chance for skiers to get on snow. Start times are 11:00 for Boys and 1:00 for Girls. Cost is $8.00 per skier payable to Mt Abram HS. Coaches should fill out the attached entry form (fastest to slowest) and send it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Entries are due Thursday, Dec. 15th.
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Updates will be posted next week so check back often! THINK SNOW!!! 
12/14 Update: The Opener is open to all, including middle school, alumni, etc. as this race is good to get everyone on snow and the proceeds benefit a good cause, so the more the merrier.  Non high school racers will be marked accordingly.

The big news from Fort Kent is that we have snow!  The picture is from our classic ski on Sunday Dec 4.... we got 25" of new snow last week over 3 days, and with the cold days and nights we now have mid winter conditions! One of the earliest quality starts to the season that we can remember.  All is looking good for the 2016 Fort Kent New Years Festival.  See the attachment for the schedule.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

 

Early season training camps at Mt. Abram, December 27-30 for middle school and high school athletes and teams.  Four days of on-snow training featuring two days of slalom and two days of giant slalom. Coaching groups will be established by age group, (Middle School, Freshman-Sophomore, Junior-Senior), with athlete to coach ratios of a no more than 8:1.  There will be gate drills leading into full length courses in both disciplines, along with video analysis, and daily chalk talks.  Click on the attachment for complete info.

Calling all high school teams and skiers who are not in the KVAC, MVC, WMC, or Aroostook conferences!  There will be a race at Quarry Road on Saturday, February 11th for all high school skiers not participating in a conference championship race that day.  The format for the race will be 5K mass start classic.  The trails at Quarry Road are fantastic for this type of race!  Start time for boys is 11:00am and girls will start at 12:00pm.  Race entry fee will be $10 per skier.  Right now we think we'll have 8 schools in attendance but would welcome anyone else who's interested.  Please contact Aaron Duphily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

The schedule for the 2017 state meets is as follows:

Alpine:

 

February 21-22:  

Class A Alpine--Mt. Abram

Class B Alpine--Black Mtn

Nordic:

 

February 23-24:

Class A Nordic--Quarry Rd

Class B Nordic--Sugarloaf

Class C Nordic--Quarry Rd

 The complete schedule with times, format, and discipline will be released as the state meets get closer.

Greely Ski Swap & Sale, Sat December 3rd 9am to 1pm.  Drop off wed 11/30, Thursday 12/1, Friday 12/2.  For more info call Anne Cunningham 207-329-9160

In an effort to engage more people in the great sport of cross-country skiing at the top level, the US Ski team's Noah Hoffman in 2015 started his own Fantasy Cross-Country contest.  What began as an attempt to promote the 2015 FIS World Championships in Falun was expanded to a full World Cup season in 2016 and he's got something new in store for 2017.
 
"Noah Hoffman Fantasy Cross Country is something I created in 2015 to inspire people to follow the World Championships. Last year, I decided to grow the idea into a season-long event to rally people to engage in international level cross country skiing throughout the World Cup season. This year we are expanding on last year's success by adding the Concept2 Team Challenge and a completely separate competition for the 2017 World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Unlike the regular World Cup, for the World Championships you will be able to pick a separate team for each race. On top of everything, my sponsors have come through with even more exciting prizes than last year. So make a team, spread the word, and have fun! Most importantly, get out and go ski (after you finalize your team, of course)."
 
To register a team or just get more details visit: www.noahhoffmanfantasyxc.com

Annual Falmouth ski sale Sunday December 4 from 12 to 3pm in the Falmouth middle school cafeteria, 52 Woodville Road, Falmouth.
    Come and purchase new and used equipment while supporting skiers in the middle and high school Alpine and Nordic ski programs. Local vendors will be offering great savings on new and past season ski gear. Lightly used consignment equipment will also be available.
    Equipment for consignment will be accepted Saturday December 3 from 5 till 7 pm in the middle school cafeteria. Equipment should be in good condition and not more than 3 years old.  For more information contact Michael Cantlin at207-878-3152.

Yarmouth Ski Swap at the Yarmouth Elementary School.   Consignment drop off: Friday, November 18 5p-8p Sale: Saturday, November 19. 9a-12p

 

The showing will be Saturday December 3, 2016 at Black Mtn. Lodge.  Doors open at 6:00pm with the film starting at 7:00pm.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Seating is limited to 300 tickets so people should buy their tickets early.  Tickets can be bought at Black Mtn Lodge, Davis Florist (Congress Street, Rumford), Mountain Valley High School and at the Ski Depot in Jay.  Tickets are $10 per person.  Tickets can also be purchase on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warren-millers-here-there-everywhere-tickets-28905350682  (only 100 tickets will be available for purchase on-line).

FALMOUTH Middle School ALPINE coach and NORDIC coach positions. We are looking for two coaches to come join a long standing ski program with a rich tradition in racing and strong booster/parent support groups. The Falmouth Middle School is looking for individuals to join our two teams.  Applicants will be coaching along side experienced coaches who know the competition and practice logistics.  If interested please call or email James Coffey at 781-7429 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

2016 Camden Hills Ski Sale and Swap
 
For 50 years, the Camden Hills Ski Swap has been helping skiers and skaters sell off used equipment and up-grade with new and used winter gear.  This year’s Ski Swap is the weekend of November 19 and 20. Location: The Camden Hills High School, Route 90 in Rockport. 
This a great time to sell off your old winter sports equipment, while at the same time getting  some great deals on used downhill skis and boots, XC boots and skis, poles, snowboards, skates, helmets, car carriers, and winter clothing. Local ski shops will also be on hand with last years new and close-out equipment available at deep pre-season discounts.  Families with growing kids need to replace skis, boots, skates and clothing every year, and what better way than at the Ski Swap. Alpine and Nordic racers can check out new and used helmets, downhill poles, slalom and GS racing skis, while hockey and figure skaters can up-grade their gear.

The Freeport Ski Boosters will have a swap at the high school from 9:30am - 12:30pm on Saturday, October 29th. New this year vendors from Carters XC Ski Center and Sport Thoma will be participating. FMI: www.FreeportSkiSwap.com 

36th Annual Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale
The Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale will be held Friday, October 28th from 6 to 9pm  and Saturday, October 29th from 9 am to noon.  at the Gould Field House in Bethel. There will be a range of alpine, snowboarding and nordic equipment from which to choose. Ski shops from around Northern New England will be there to sell skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets and other skiing accessories. There will also be a section for used equipment sold by local skiers.
 
If you find equipment you would like to sell, the process for selling it is easy.  All sale items are subject to a consignment fee.    Details about the sale, the club and membership are available at  betheloutingclub.wildapricot.org/Ski-Sale or www.facebook.com/betheloutingclub.
2016 Ski Swap Details: Location: Middle School Cafetorium,  Drop off: Saturday, October 29th from 4:00‐6:00pm, Swap: Sunday, October 30th from 11am‐2pm, Proceeds support CE high school alpine team.  More info:  Drop off/pickup: Bring in skis, boots, poles, and ski gear to sell or donate to the swap. Sellers can name their price. Equipment needs to be recent and functional. If not, it will be denied. CE Alpine will keep 20% of swap sales.  Note: if your skis/gear do not sell we will call you to pick up.  Swap:  Buy new and used ski gear. New gear is provided by Rodger’s Ski and Sport. Cash or check accepted.  Black Mountain will be setting up a table. Contact: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The 53rd annual Auburn Ski Association Ski Swap will be held on Sunday, November 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Auburn Middle School off Court Street on Falcon Drive in
 Auburn.  Get great deals and selection on new and used winter sports equipment including skis, boots, poles, snowboards, helmets, clothing and more.

To sell your quality used equipment on consignment, bring items to the Auburn Middle School cafeteria from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12.  There is a 50 cent per item charge and ASA keeps 18 percent of the sales proceeds.  Checks from the sale of your items will be available after the swap from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

2016 MSCA Coaches Meeting to be held 10/23

The Fall Meeting of the Maine High School Ski Coaches Association will be held Sunday, 10/23/16 at Edward Little High School in AuburnKVAC/MVC Conferences at 2:00pm, followed by general meeting at 3:00pm. The MPA meets the next day. This is traditionally where schedules are set for the season, so come prepared with dates you can host meets. The conferences will meet at 2:00 and then the general combined alpine and nordic 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.  Coaches that are new, have contact changes or do not have access to the coaches only section of this website, must fill out this REGISTRATION FORM.  CLICK HERE to see the registration fee status.  
 
You MUST be a member to attend and vote, so take care of your registration, including dues.  Dues are $20 for schools with both Alpine and Nordic, $12 for schools with just one discipline.  Makes checks payable to 'Maine Ski Coaches Association' and bring payment to the meeting.

Leavitt Area High School in Turner is seeking an Assistant Nordic Ski Coach.  Come join a program with a rich tradition.  The assistant coach helps with every day needs at practices and waxing/race support at ski meets.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Like cross-country skiing? Do you enjoy being outside in the summer with friends?  Are you between the ages of 10 and 18?  Then you should come join us at the Chisholm Ski Club Summer Nordic Program.  This is a fun filled program that offers drills, challenges, games and adventures.  Your experience will include goofy drills at Hosmer field and hiking great mountains like Tumbledown. Not to mention tons of skill development and fitness that will make the sport seem way easier and even more fun!  So grab a friend and come join this awesome group of middle school and high school skiers that love cross-country skiing and having fun in the summer.  Check out details on the program below:

Schedule: June 27th – August 18th

With summer just around the corner remember to check out, and register for summer camps! The first Maine Winter Sports Nordic camp is July 6-10 in Waterville at Colby College, it will be a great time and great way to begin your summer training! Meet great people, learn lots and have a really fun time. Check out details at https://www.skireg.com/mwsc-junior-racing-camp-1
Also sign up for the Maine Nordic Dryland Training Camp, June 26-29 at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop: APPLICATIONS/CAMP INFO

With summer approaching fast, so is Maine Winter Sports Center’s summer programming! The summer months are the best time of year to make big improvements in your fitness for the winter, and MWSC wants to help you do just that! We will be hosting Summer Training Groups in Southern, Central, and Northern Maine that will meet 3-4 times a week throughout the summer. We will also be offering 2 Summer Nordic Camps (one from July 6-10, the other from August 10-14) as well as an inaugural Summer Running Camp from July 21-24. To register or view the information sheets on each course go to our calendar at the following link, http://www.mainewsc.org/calendar/. If you have any questions feel free to contact Justin at 207-576-3778 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Looking forward to seeing you on the trails!

Take your skiing to the next level with the Boulder Nordic Sport Acceleration Project with James Upham.  It will focus on fitness, specific strength, and technical improvements.  There are three different training sessions to choose from.  Click on the attachment for details.

Applications are now available for the Maine Nordic Dryland Training Camp which will be held June 26-29 at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop.  Come join us for running, roller-skiing, hiking, and to learn about the different aspects of effective Nordic skiing training.  The camp fee is $170 if registration is received by May 15. REGISTRATION INFO

A bag of Nordic ski boots are in the lost and found from the Black Mountain Lodge.   If anyone lost some boots early in the season, contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and describe the bag and the kind and quantity of boots.  They have been there since early in the season.

Yarmouth High School seeks a high energy head coach for its Alpine Ski Team for the 2016/2017 season to continue its 30 (+) year legacy of producing one of the premier public school racing programs in the state. 
Well-funded by an active parent-booster program, the program perennially produces some of the top public school racers, competing at the Class-B level in the Western Maine Conference. 
The best candidates should have USSA level 100 or level 200 alpine coaching certifications and prior racing experience and bring a unique energy and enthusiasm for coaching young athletes. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Athletic Director, Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, Maine.

Brooke Lever of Edward Little was the Class A Giant Slalom Runner-Up and the Class A Slalom State Champion.  She won the slalom by almost two seconds.  We caught up with Brooke and asked her about her state meet preparations and her thoughts at the starting gate.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 All year I worked as hard as I could, knowing that this was my last season. Towards the beginning of the year I would get down on myself after a practice, which would translate into skiing poorly at some of the races. But as I neared the end of my season, I found that by keeping a positive attitude and releasing most of my worries about failure, I ultimately would become successful.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Maranacook senior Luca DeAngelis won both the Class B Freestyle and Classical races at Titcomb Mtn, capping off a fantastic season.  Luca is also the KVAC Nordic Skier of the Year.  We caught up with Luca and asked him about his goals and successes.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
I kept with pretty normal training just slightly lighter. I didn’t feel amazing at our conference races so I knew I had 10 days to feel sharp again. That being said I just rested a lot and put in more light speeds in the week before. Generally I kept my routine pretty similar to what I had been doing all season.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Gray New Gloucester senior Kaelyn Woods continued her championship successes this year.  She won the Class B Classical race by 25 seconds and she also won the Class B Freestyle race by 45 seconds.  She was also state champion last year and competed at the Junior Nationals in Wisconsin a few weeks ago.  We caught up with Kaelyn and asked her about training and her goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
There was a lot of off season training leading up to the state meet. I spent a lot of time training with Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) during the summer and into the early fall, and then trained with the GNG ski team once the season began. Being able to getquality time on snow was key this winter, since there was a lack of it.. I also wanted to make sure I was healthy throughout the season and leading up to the state meet so I could perform my best. 
 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Falmouth senior Gabrielle Farrell was 3rd in the Class A Classical race but cruised to the top of the podium and won the Class A Freestyle at Titcomb Mtn by 24 seconds.  We caught up with Gabrielle and asked her about her thoughts during the freestyle race and her training.

1. What were your preparations leading up to the state meet? Well this is going to sound very corny, but I prepared by just trying to remind myself to have fun and enjoy the race. I tried not to put too much pressure on myself, and relax. I also took a nap on the bus ride up that morning to get a little rest, which I never do, so that was definitely a change from my usual routine. I am usually 100% against taking naps on buses before any kind of race but I just couldn't help myself that morning, I was exhausted. 

2. How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? 

Alisha Guimond of Fort Kent won the Class B Slalom at Black Mtn by almost 4 seconds posting the fastest times in both runs.  We caught up with Alisha and asked her about her thoughts at the starting gate and her goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet? I gave it my all in practice weather it meant I was going to fall. I pushed myself every race and practices  to do better and better. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? I was very nervous before because we all needed to stay up but, I remembered what my coach always tells me and that is to have fun. 
 
3) What is your favorite thing about ski racing?

Training with the Freeport team, Lena Martin of Brunswick cruised through the Titcomb course and won the Class A Classical state title.  We caught up with Lena and asked her about her training and what she was thinking about during the race.

1. What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I trained with the Freeport team - we had the right combination of workouts and rest before states.

2.How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Double state champion Fiona Ahearne of Maine Coast Waldorf continued her success and her team's success at the Class C State Meet at Black Mtn.  Fiona won both the classical and freestyle races and her team won by more than 50 points to claim the state championship.  We caught up with Fiona and asked her about her successes and her goals.

 1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 You could say my preparations started with roller skiing in July, but more specifically to States, I concentrated on staying healthy and getting plenty of sleep.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Tucker Pierce of Maine Coast Waldorf won both the Class C Classical and Freestyle races at Black Mtn.  He also helped his team win the Class C Nordic title for the fourth time in a row  We caught up with Tucker and asked him about his goals and all of the success.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

 A :  I prioritized staying healthy over everything else. I cut back on training a little and worked on my strengths but most importantly I made sure I had enough sleep and recovery time.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 A : When you're part of such a fun, energetic team, it takes a lot of the pressure off. The parents and coaches are so supportive that the races are actually mostly fun and not as stressful.
 
3) What is your favorite thing about ski racing?

Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue defended his home course at Titcomb Mtn and won the Class A Classical race.  He also helped his team win the state title and as a junior, he will be one to watch next season.  We caught up with Tucker and asked him about the state meet pressure and his team's success.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

Due to the conditions and weather, training was reduced to a sort of survival-skiing state. While we were fortunate enough to be at Titcomb and did have some snow cover, but in efforts to preserve the race course, practice was limited to whichever other trails were skiable. In light of these obstacles, any quality skiing time we could get before states was pretty grand.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Portland senior Brad Ravenelle was the Class A Classical Runner-Up but cruised through the 5K course at Titcomb and won the Class A Freestyle race.  We caught up with Brad and asked him about his reaction to winning and his plan for next year.

1/ What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

We were able to preview the course a few days before, which was very beneficial.  Otherwise, it was just another race and my routine was the same as ever.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I just tried to trust in the training I had done over the last eight months and go in with the confidence that I was a contender and deserved to have these expectations on my shoulders.  I was also lucky to have not one but two great teams, who’s members never let me take myself too seriously. 

 3) What is your favorite thing about ski racing?

Falmouth senior Alex Shapiro helped lead her team to the Alpine State Championship title by winning the Giant Slalom by .65 seconds at the Class A Alpine State Meet at Mt Abram.  We caught up with her and asked her about her state meet preparations and her team's success.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I train all season long, both during the week with the Falmouth High School team and on the weekends with GACP at Sunday River. A few days before states I started to get in the mindset and get really focused but I usually try not to overthink things so that I can preform my best. 

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Higher than expected temperatures have been hard on the trails at Black Mountain, and we are now moving to our back up site in Bethel at the Pine Hill Trails. We have soft spring conditions but well covered trails. Right now Bethel has a 2.5 km loop and a 1.5 km loop. Given the width of the trails we cannot safely hold wave starts or a mass starts.  START LISTS  |  CLICK HERE for the latest updates, new schedule, parking and other important info.
 

We now spotlight Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth, the Class A Giant Slalom state champion.  We asked him about his favorite thing about ski racing and his goals for the season.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?  

I also race USSA, so I train and compete each weekend and vacations with CVA at Sugarloaf. 

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet

I didn’t feel any pressure because as a freshman, I didn’t have any expectations of winning. I felt that a top 10 finish was achievable. 

3) What is your favorite thing about ski racing?

We begin this week spotlighting the individual state champions in all classes in both Alpine and Nordic.  Keep checking the website for all of the state champion spotlights.

First up is Ian McKendry of Forest Hills, the 2016 Class B Giant Slalom state champion.  We asked him about his preparations and what was going through his mind at the starting gate.

1)     What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

       I lifted weights, did more upper body workouts than leg day, to balance the amount of skiing that I was doing. When I could ski at Sugarloaf, I wouldn’t waste time, I would ski just as hard and fast as I could to prepare.

 2)     How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

The Post-season KVAC Ski Coaches Meeting will be on Monday, March 14th at 5:30pm at Leavitt Area High School in the cafeteria.  The agenda will include discussing this year's KVAC Championships and selecting the all-conference.  There will be some refreshments provided.

Congratulations to all who qualified to be on the Maine U16 Nordic Team and/or the Maine EHSC Nordic Team.  The U16 Championships are March 11-13 at Black Mtn: U16 RACE INFO.    The EHSC Nordic Championships are March 18-20 at Rikert Nordic Center in Vermont:  EHSC RACE INFO.   Maine U16 Team Info  |  Maine EHSC Team Info.  RESULTS  |  DW Action Photos Gallery  |  River Valley Graphics Photos  

START LISTS POSTED:  GIRLS CLASSICAL  |  BOYS CLASSICAL

3/4 Update: Due to automatic qualifiers, there are 23 girls slots available and 21 slots for boys for the EHSC Maine Team.

3/3 Update:  The course map is now posted: COURSE MAP .  The registration lists are now  posted: REGISTRATION LISTS

The U16/EHSC Nordic qualifier is this Saturday at Black Mtn.  Online registration is now closed.  Registration can be done at race headquarters at Black Mtn on Saturday starting at 8:45am.   REGISTRATION ENTRY FORM  A reminder that the qualified athletes must pay on Saturday for the Maine team.  Check payable to Maine Nordic Team: for U16 it is $290 and for EHSC it is $325.    Here is a snow conditions update from Black Mtn as of March 2nd at 11:00am:

We got 5 inches of snow followed by some rain. Rain has stopped and temps are starting to drop. I am sure all are concerned about conditions for this Saturday’s event. 
We have a solid 3k course with full stadium for this weekend’s races so make your plans. Temps are to stay down below freezing for most of the rest of the week so all should be good. What we cannot control is the weather so we cannot give you waxing data but what we can say is that the entire course will be natural coverage.

Attention Skiers and Riders:  Lost Valley and the Auburn Ski Association will be hosting the 20th Magno- Packard Memorial Race (formerly Tom Magno Memorial Race) on Saturday, March 12. The race is to honor local athletes and the volunteers who keep the tradition and love of competitive racing alive from generation to generation.  Click on the attachment for details.

2/26 Update: Kent's Hill survived the rain and the race is still on!

The MCHS Race to end Hunger will be held at Kent's Hill Saturday the 27th. All proceeds will go directly to the Good Shepherd Food bank and will directly effect Maranacook and Maine.  Time: 9:30am start, Inspection will begin at 8:30 and registration will start at 8:00.   Entry Fee: 15$ the entire entry fee will be going to the Good Shepard food bank to help end hunger in Maine. Email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Check made out to Maranacook High School with School Spirit Challenge Fund in the memo.  It will be a two run slalom.  There will be a bib draw at the end of the event for various prizes donated by the Ski Depot!  This is a fundraising event that is open to all racers, helmets required.  There will be snacks and drink concessions available to support the cause as well.  Come join the fight against hunger! 

The 2016 U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team Qualifier is on Saturday, March 5th at Black Mtn.  Here is the schedule: 10:00am Girls 5K Classical 15sec ind. start, 11:30am Boys 5K Classical 15sec ind. start, 2:00pm Girls 5K Freestyle Pursuit, 3:00pm Boys 5K Freestyle Pursuit.  Entry fee is $18 per racer if pre-registered, check payable to Chisholm Ski Club.  Day of race entry fee is $23.  Online registration is now open:  REGISTRATION ENTRY FORM  |  Maine U16 Nordic Team Info  |  Maine EHSC Nordic Team Info  |  Other race info  Click on the attachments for the race day schedule and important information.

This year's Maine Nordic Dryland Summer Training Camp will take place June 26-29 at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop.  Early registration fee is $170.  The camp is open to all high school skiers that want to improve their training and technique.  Join us for roller skiing, games, swimming, hiking, and classroom sessions.  Save the date and registration info will be posted in the spring.

2/26 Update:  The skiing and sprint race for tomorrow are all a GO!  We should have over 10 km of trail groomed, all for skate, at least 5-6 K we will set classic tracks .

 To ALL nordic coaches, athletes, and families:  In light of the many cancellations of races, and lack of skiing in many parts of the state, TITCOMB MTN. in Farmington IS OFFERING $5 ALL DAY PASSES ON SATURDAY, FEB. 27th.  This is for everyone, HS skiers prepping to qualify for the Maine Nordic Team, youngsters going out in a week to the Bill Koch Festival, and families, coaches, and friends.  Our snow is good enough, we feel confident that we can have the entire nordic trail system prepped and ready for a great day of skiing.

AS AN ADDED BONUS, WE WILL OFFER A KICK-IN SPRINT which will BEGIN AT NOON WITH A 1.2K QUALIFIER, FOLLOWED BY ROUNDS OF HEATS WHICH ARE SKIED BY EVERYONE (nobody gets "kicked out" of the rounds).  IN THIS FORMAT, THERE IS NO GENDER OR AGE SEPARATION IN THE HEATS -- YOU SKI AGAINST PEOPLE OF THE SAME RACE PACE.  AFTER THE ROUNDS, THE TOP TWO FINISHERS IN THE HEAT MOVE UP A BRACKET, BOTTOM TWO FINISHERS MOVE DOWN A BRACKET.  NO CLOCK AFTER THE QUALIFYING INTERVAL START.   The sprint will be freestyle, but the trail system will be groomed both skate and classic wherever possible.

Congratulations to the following athletes who qualified to be on the 2016 Maine EHSC Alpine Team.  They will compete at Attitash Mtn on March 4-6 at the Eastern High School Alpine Championships: GIRLS: Shellby Cowin, Krysia Lesniak, Ella Simon, Alex Shapiro, Jeannette Cunningham, Margaret Elder, Victoria Beliveau, Audrey Heriz-Smith, Rachel Tooth, Emma Dvorozniak, Caroline Paclat, and Alisha Guimond.  BOYS: Maxx Bell, Taylor Davis, Kyle Farrington, Devon Lathrop, Nick Newman, Nathan Delmar, Axel Lindsay, Miles Pelletier, Michael Miller, Andrew Arsenault, Schuyler Black, and Kyle Mooney.  RESULTS |   BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Maine U16/Eastern High School qualifier is fast approaching (Saturday, March 5th at Black Mountain) and with it the selection of the team to represent Maine at New England U16 Championships. As a refresher, this season the U16 age category includes all skiers born in 2000 or 2001 (it doesn’t matter if you turn 16 prior to the event, which is confusing). This year New England U16 Championships will be March 11th-13th at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine so we’ll be competing on home turf.  Click on the attachment for complete details.  Race registration info will be posted next week.

The Mt. Blue boys and girls are the 2016 Class A Nordic State Champions.  Gabrielle Farrell of Falmouth and Brad Ravenelle of Portland are the 2016 Class A Freestyle State Champions.  Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse and Lena Martin of Brunswick finished 2nd and 3rd respectfully.  Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue and Jarod Farrar of Leavitt completed the podium for the boys.  The Falmouth girls and the Leavitt boys are the 2016 Class A Nordic team runners-up.  Also congratulations to the Mt. Blue girls and the Leavitt boys for winning the Class A Nordic Sportsmanship banner.  RESULTS  |  AWARDS PHOTOS

The Freeport boys and the Yarmouth girls are the 2016 Class B Nordic State Champions.  Kaelyn Woods of Gray New Gloucester and Luca DeAngelis of Maranacook are the 2016 Class B Freestyle State Champions.  They also won the classical title.  Lily Johnston of Freeport and Lucy Alexander of Yarmouth completed the podium for the girls.  John Lane of Yarmouth and Bennett Hight of Freeport were 2nd and 3rd respectfully.  The Maranacook girls and the Caribou boys are the 2016 Class B Nordic Runners-Up.  Also congratulations to the Caribou boys and girls teams for winning the Class B Nordic Sportsmanship banner.  RESULTS  |  AWARDS PHOTOS

The Maine Coast Waldorf girls and boys are the 2016 Class C Nordic State Champions.  Fiona Ahearne of Maine Coast Waldorf and Tucker Pierce also of Maine Coast Waldorf are the 2016 Class C Classical State Champions.  They also won the freestyle title. Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf and Anne McKee of Kent’s Hill rounded out the top 3 for the girls.  Willson Moore of Waynflete and Malcom Milligan of Ashland were 2nd and 3rd place respectfully.  The Madawaska girls/Kent's Hill girls (tied) and the Fort Kent boys are the 2016 Class C Nordic team runners-up.  Also congratulations to the Telstar girls and the Dirigo & Winthrop boys for winning the Class C Sportsmanship Banner. RESULTS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

The EHSC Alpine Shootout is on Saturday, February 20 at Black Mtn.  If an alpine racer (Male or Female) comes in the top 15 in either discipline (Slalom or Giant Slalom) at their respective state meet (class “A”, or “B”) they may attend the qualifier for a chance to make the state team and represent the state of Maine at the Eastern High School Championships. Click on the attachments for important info.  **CORRECTION: The entry fee is $36** SHOOTOUT SELECTION INFO  |  START LISTS

The Falmouth girls and the Edward Little boys are the 2016 Class A Alpine State Champions.  Brooke Lever of Edward Little and Maxx Bell also of Edward Little are the 2016 Class A Slalom State Champions.  Ella Simon of Watershed and Emma Dvorozniak of Cape Elizabeth were 2nd and 3rd respectfully.  Axel Linsay of Greely and Ryland VanDecker of Oxford Hills finished in 2nd and 3rd respectfully for the boys.  The Cape Elizabeth girls and the Mt Blue boys are the 2016 Class A Alpine State Runners-Up.  RESULTS |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Fort Kent girls and Fort Kent boys are the 2016 Class B Alpine State Champions.  Shellby Cowin of Greenville and Ian McKendry of Forest Hills are the 2016 Class B Giant Slalom State Champions.  Margaret Elder of Yarmouth and Rachel Tooth of Maranacook were 2nd and 3rd respectfully.  Joey Guimond of Fort Kent and Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley finished 2nd and 3rd respectfully.  The Maranacook girls and the Mtn Valley boys are the 2016 Class B Alpine State Runners-Up.   RESULTS |  ROBIN LEAVITT PHOTOS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

 

The Maine Coast Waldorf girls and boys lead after day 1 in Class C Nordic.  Fiona Ahearne of Maine Coast Waldorf and Tucker Pierce also of Maine Coast Waldorf are the 2016 Class C Freestyle state champions.  Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf and Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska rounded out the top 3 for the girls.  Willson Moore of Waynflete and Malcom Milligan of Ashland rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  Competition concludes on Friday with the classical at Black Mtn.  RESULTS

The Yarmouth girls and the Freeport boys lead after day 1 in Class B Nordic.  Kaelyn Woods of Gray New Gloucester and Luca Deangelis of Maranacook are the 2016 Cass B Classical State Champions.  Lily Johnston of Freeport and Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth rounded out the top 3 for the girls.  John Lane of Yarmouth and Yacob Olins of Freeport rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  Competition concludes on Friday with the freestyle race at Titcomb.  RESULTS

The Mt. Blue girls and the Mt. Blue boys lead after day 1 in Class A Nordic.  Lena Martin of Brunswick and Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue are the 2016 Class A Classical State Champions.  Leinani Farnsworth of Deering and Gabrielle Farrell of Falmouth rounded out the top 3 for the girls.  Brad Ravenelle of Portland and Jarod Farrar of Leavitt rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  Competition concludes on Friday with the Freestyle race at Titcomb: RESULTS

 

Alex Shapiro of Falmouth and Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth are the 2016 Class A Giant Slalom State Champions.  Shapiro had a combined time of 1:43.39 and Lathrop's combined time was 1:37.72.  Brooke Lever of Edward Little and Krysia Lesniak of Falmouth finished 2nd and 3rd place respectfully.  Axel Lindsay of Greely and Ryland VanDecker of Oxford Hills finished 2nd and 3rd respectfully for the boys.  Team scores are not yet available.  The competition concludes on Thursday with the slalom races.  RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

The Fort Kent girls and the Fort Kent boys lead after day 1 in the MPA Class B Alpine State Championships.  Alisha Guimond of Fort Kent and Joey Guimond also of Fort Kent are the 2016 Class B Slalom state champions.  Alisha had a combined time of 1:41.08 and Joey's time was 1:30.77 on a icy Black Mtn.  Allison Acratelli of Spruce Mtn and Janika Pakulski of Maranacook finished 2nd and 3rd respectfully.  Nick Newman of Mtn Valley and Austin Plourde of Fort Kent were 2nd and 3rd respectfully in the boys race.  The competition concludes with the giant slalom on Thursday.  RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Due to the recent storm, the Class B Nordic Ski Championships that were scheduled at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center have been moved to Titcomb Mountain.  The MPA Class B Nordic state meet will now take place at Titcomb Mtn.  It will be a combined Class A and B Nordic Championships at Titcomb Mtn Thursday and Friday.  It will be run as one big girls and one big boys races with the seeding from all of the class A and class B teams together.  We will sort out the results by class for the awards.  We will still use 15 second intervals.  Start times remain the same.  The updated start lists are now posted.  Click on the attachments or go to the STATE MEET INFO PAGE.  RACESPLITTER START LISTS

Teams will not be able to train on the course today, but may ski at the area on other trails.

2/17 6:20pm Course Update: The course for tomorrow is as planned except that the upper most 250 meters is being cut off resulting in a course of approximately 5 km.  The snow cover in the woods is good with shoveling done today in the several thin spots that were identified.  The stadium area is currently being covered with man-made snow that was stock piled earlier this week  The course is being groomed at now (6:00 pm) and will be set with two parallel tracks around the entire 5 km.  The course will be race ready and open for inspection tomorrowmorning at 9:00 am as planned.  The start/finish area will be set up tomorrow after 10:30 am.

The 2016 MPA State Meets happen from February 16-19.  Class A Alpine is at Mt. Abram; Class A Nordic is at Titcomb Mt; Class B Alpine is at Black Mtn; Class B Nordic is at Sugarloaf; and Class C Nordic is at Black Mtn. Complete info is now posted: STATE MEET INFO PAGE with complete schedules, entry info, virtual coaches meeting pages, course maps, start orders, important coach info, and more.  All Nordic events will be a 15sec individual start.

2/17 Update: Start lists posted for Class A Alpine, updated start lists posted for Class A/B Nordic, revised schedule posted for Class A/B Nordic

2/16 Update: Start lists posted for Class C Nordic. Class A & B Nordic Classical start times changed

2/15 Update: Seed lists posted for Class C Nordic, start lists posted for Class A Nordic, Class C Nordic Course Map Added

2/14 Update: Seed lists posted for Class B Alpine, start lists posted for Class B Nordic, start lists posted for Class B Alpine.  

2/13 Update: Seed lists posted for Class A Nordic.

The EHSC Alpine Shootout is on Saturday, February 20 at Black Mtn.  If an alpine racer (Male or Female) comes in the top 15 in either discipline (Slalom or Giant Slalom) at their respective state meet (class “A”, or “B”) they may attend the qualifier for a chance to make the state team and represent the state of Maine at the Eastern High School Championships.  Click on the attachment for complete details.

Due to the weather forecast for Tuesday, February 16, the MPA Ski Championship scheduled has been revised.  All races scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 have been postponed.  Both the Class A at Mt. Abram and Class B at Black Mtn Alpine state meet races scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 are postponed.  The Class C Nordic meet times have also been adjusted.  Class A and B Alpine State Meet will now be on Wednesday and Thursday.  The Class A Nordic and Class B  Nordic state meets remain as scheduled.   Click on the attachments for the updated schedules.  

2/16 Update: Due to the conflict with dual athletes participating in both Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships, the adjusted times for Class A and B Nordic on Thursday at Sugarloaf Outdoor Center and Titcomb Mountain will be the following:   Coaches meeting:  1:00 PM, Girls classical race:  2:00 PM, Boys classical race:  3:30 PM

Due to the weather, the schedule for Saturday's MJSL Class B Middle School State Meet at Stark's Hill has been slightly adjusted.  Here are the new times: 10:00am Coaches Meeting, 10:30 am Boys Skate, 11:00 am Girls Skate, 11:30 am Fun Race, 12:00 pm Boys Classic, 12:30 pm Girls Classic, 1:30 pm Awards.  The start lists are now posted.

Top: Mt. Abram Girls;  Bottom: Telstar boys

Mt. Abram girls and Telstar boys are the 2016 MVC Overall Champions.  Carla Boyle-Wight of Telstar and Keenan Martin of Dirigo win the MVC Freestyle Championships at Titcomb.  Boyle-Wight and Xavier Romanoski of Mt. Abram win the MVC Classical Championships.  Becki Bryant of Monmouth and Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley win the MVC Giant Slalom Championships.  The Mt. Abram girls and the Mtn. Valley boys are the 2016 MVC Alpine Champions.  The Monmouth girls and the Mt. Abram boys are the 2016 MVC Nordic Champions. RESULTS  |  AWARDS PHOTOS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

Top: Maranacook Girls Nordic; Bottom: Mt. Blue Boys Nordic

Mt. Blue boys and girls are the 2016 KVAC Overall Champions.  Abby Despres of Maranacook and Luca DeAngelis also of Maranacook win the KVAC Freestyle Championships.  Jenny Wilbraham of Morse and DeAngelis won the KVAC Classical Championships.  Rachel Tooth of Maranacook and Maxx Bell of Edward Little win the KVAC Giant Slalom Championships.  The Maranacook girs and the Mt. Blue boys are the 2016 KVAC Nordic Champions.  The Edward Little girls and the Mt. Blue boys are the 2016 KVAC Alpine champions.  Sam Smith of Mt. Blue is the 2016 KVAC Skimeister champion.  RESULTS  |  AWARDS PHOTOS 

The start lists are now posted for day 2 of the KVAC/MVC Championships at Black Mtn.  The Giant Slalom starts at 9:30am and the classical pursuit starts at 2:30pm.  CLASSICAL COURSE MAP

Due to the fact that there are only two classes of alpine skiers in the state versus the three classes we previously had, a number of coaches have discussed and agreed that we will be changing the rules for being eligible for the "Eastern High School Championship" qualifier. In years past the athletes were eligible to attend the qualifier if they came in the top 10 in either discipline at their respective state meet. This year we are going to allow any athlete who comes in the top 15 in either discipline at their respective state meet. This, theoretically should keep the numbers of athletes going to the qualifier close to the same. If you have any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Falmouth Girls and Boys win the WMC Alpine Championships.  Krysia Lesniak of Falmouth and Taylor Davis of Lake Region are the 2016 WMC Slalom Champions.  Jeanette Cunningham of Greely and Greta Elder of Yarmouth were 2nd and 3rd respectfully for the girls slalom.  Axel Lindsay of Greely and Thomas Lesniak of Falmouth rounded out the top 3 boys slalom.  Emma Dvorozniak of Cape Elizabeth and Taylor Davis of Lake Region are the 2016 WMC Giant Slalom Champions.  Rounding out the top 3 for girls in the giant slalom were Krysia Lesniak of Falmouth and Alex Shapiro of Falmouth.  And for the boys giant slalom: Thomas Lesniak of Falmouth and Axel Lindsay of Greely.  RESULTS

Due to the weather, here is the new schedule for the KVAC/MVC Championships.  There are major changes.  Tuesday's Alpine giant slalom events will now take place on Thursday, Feb 11 at Black Mtn.  The Nordic freestyle mass start is now on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Titcomb.  The Nordic classical pursuit is now on Thursday, Feb 11 at Black Mtn.  VIRTUAL COACHES MEETING PAGE

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Nordic Freestyle Mass start

@ Titcomb Mtn

2:30pm    MVC Girls

2:50pm    KVAC Girls

3:30pm    MVC Boys

3:50pm    KVAC Boys

Thursday, Feb. 11

Giant Slalom & Classical

@ Black Mtn

9:30am   Start of GS

2:30pm   MVC/KVAC Girls Pursuit

3:30pm  MVC/KVAC Boys Pursuit

 

The U16/EHSC Selection Races will be held Saturday, March 5th at Black Mountain, with a March 6th snow date. The race is open to any athlete who resides or attends school in Maine. The race will be a 5km Classic Interval start in the morning followed by a 5km Pursuit Start Freestyle race.  Look for registration info soon.  The top 24 U16 and top 24 EHSC Boy and Girl athletes will be selected to the team and are expected to attend the NENSA U16 and EHSC races.  
Any athlete who has been selected to the NENSA New England Junior Olympic Team, or has been selected to attend the World Junior trips will be considered an automatic. Any athlete in this position MUST let the trip leader know by 3/1/16 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). This will allow everyone to know how many slots are open for the team.
Team jackets will be available at the naming of the team.

Nordic Start Format Changed & Start Lists Posted: Tuesday's KVAC/MVC Championships freestyle nordic race at Black Mtn has been changed to a mass start.  An individual start is no longer necesary due to the course being used.  Here is the schedule: 2:30 MVC Girls, 2:50 KVAC girls, 3:30 MVC boys, 3:50 KVAC boys.  Each school will have a start lane and coaches can line up their athletes as they wish in their lane.  See the VIRTUAL COACHES MEETING PAGE for the start lists for alpine and nordic.  Keep checking this website for other possible updates.

The Leavitt alpine ski team would like to invite everyone to the Leavitt invitational on Saturday February 13th at Mt Abram. This is a top to bottom GS race on the race trail at Mt Abram that will be used for the class A state championships.  The race starts at 10:00am.  All teams are welcome and we hope to have a great turn out and it will be a great race. This is a good opportunity to ski the race hill before the class A state meet. The race fee is $18 per racer, checks made out to the Leavitt ski boosters, and we will have awards to recognize the top athletes following the end of the race. Please email run orders to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday the 12th.  

Top: Ryland Vandecker of Oxford Hills; Bottom: Becki Bryant of Monmouth

Brooke Lever of Edward Little and Ryland Vandecker of Oxford Hills win the KVAC Championships Slalom.  Becki Bryant of Monmouth and Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley win the MVC Championships Slalom.  Allison Acritelli of Spruce Mtn and Audrey Heriz-Smith of Camden Hill rounded out the top 3 girls in the KVAC Slalom.  Mike Miller of Skowhegan and Sam Smith of Mt. Blue rounded out the top 3 boys in the KVAC Slalom.  Alecia Bolduc of Mtn. Valley and Jocelyn Stevens of Mt. Abram rounded out the top 3 girls in the MVC Slalom.  Curtis Gauvin of Mtn. Valley and Charlie Dehass of Winthrip rounded out the top 3 boys in the MVC Slalom.   The Camden Hills girls lead the Edward Little girls by 1 point and the Mt. Blue boys lead after day 1 in the KVAC Alpine Championships.  The Mt. Abram girls and the Mtn. Valley boys lead after day 1 in the MVC Alpine Championships.  The competition continues on Tuesday at Black Mtn.  RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

Tucker Pierce edges John Lane

Lily Johnston of Freeport and Willson Moore of Waynflete win the 2016 WMC Nordic Classical title.  The Freeport boys and the Yarmouth girls win the WMC Nordic team title.  Lucy Alexander of Yarmouth and Fiona Ahearne of Maine Coast Waldorf finished 2nd and 3rd respectfully.  Tucker Pierce of Maine Coast Waldorf and John Lane of Yarmouth rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  The Freeport boys finished with 46 points and the Yarmouth girls scored 41 in the team win.  RESULTS

 

Riley McDuffie and Isabelle Jandreau, Aroostook County Classical Champions  (Gina Jandreau photos)

Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska and Riley McDuffie of Caribou are the 2016 Aroostook County Classical Champions.  The Presque Isle girls have a 1 point lead over Madawaska in the team competition.  The Caribou boys take the overall lead after day 1.  RESULTS

WMC Nordic Championships Classical Update: The WMC Nordic Classical race at Stark's Hill on Saturday is a go!  It will be a wave start based on the results from Tuesday's race.  6 per wave every minute.  Anyone that didn't race on Tuesday will be put in the last wave.  Coaches: please email those names ASAP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Girls will start at 11:00am and boys will start at 12:00pm.  The start lists are now posted.  COURSE MAP

KVAC/MVC Championships Update:  Due to snow conditions, Day 1 Nordic on Saturday, February 6th at Titcomb Mtn is cancelled.  The Day 1 Alpine competition remains as scheduled.  Tuesday, February 9th will remain as the giant slalom and freestyle competitions.  Day 2 Nordic classical pursuit is on Thursday, February 11th at Titcomb Mtn.  Here is the updated Nordic schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 9 @ Black Mtn

Freestyle, 15sec ind. start

1:30pm    Coache's Meeting

2:30pm   KVAC/MVC Girls

3:30pm    KVAC/MVC Boys

Thursday, Feb. 11 @ Titcomb

Classical, Pursuit Start

1:30pm     Coache's Meeting

2:30pm    KVAC/MVC Girls

3:30pm    KVAC/MVC Boys

We have discussed the impact of these athletes missing two afternoons of school, and have pushed times as late in the day as we can in order to complete the two day schedule. If any of the two days are cancelled due to weather or poor conditions, then we will not make that day up. Also, if a day is cancelled, we will base the championship score on the one day raced.

Nordic Coaches: If you have entry changes/edits for the Tuesday freestyle race (since it is now an individual start), send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00pm on Sunday.

All Alpine competitions remain as scheduled.  Keep checking this site for updates.  

 VIRTUAL COACHES MEETING PAGE

The 2016 Maine Junior Ski Club Class B Nordic State Meet is on Saturday, February 13 at Stark's Hill  in Fryeburg.  The skate races happen in the morning and the classical competition is in the afternoon.  Click on the attachment for complete info, schedule, entry info, and spectator info.

The Maine Winter Sports Center is looking for skilled and passionate individuals to assume the role of Assistant Nordic Coaches working with high school athletes in various locations around Maine.  See the attachment for complete job details.

Kaelyn Woods of Gray New Gloucester and Tucker Pierce of Maine Coast Waldorf are the 2016 WMC Skate Champions.  Sophia Laukli of Yarmouth and Lucy Alexander of Yarmouth rounded out the top 3 girls.  John Lane of Yarmouth and Bennett Hight of Freeport rounded out the top 3 for the boys.  The Yarmouth girls and the Freeport boys take the lead after day 1 of the WMC Nordic Championships RESULTS

Photo of course taken Sunday

Day 1 of the WMC Nordic Championships is on Tuesday, February 2nd at Starks Hill.  It will be a 5.4K SKATE race.  The girls start at 3:00pm and the boys start at 3:45pm.  The course is closed to all on Monday.  The start lists are now posted.  COURSE MAP

2/2 11:20am Course Update:  Grooming is finished and course looks great!

Top: Fiona Ahearne; Bottom: Bennett Hight of Freeport skis behind Brad Ravenelle of Portland

Fiona Ahearne of Maine Coast Waldorf and Luca DeAngelis of Maranacook win the Sassi Memorial

Ahearne just edged Lily Johnston of Freeport for first place.  Lucy Alexander of Yarmouth was third.  DeAngelis cruised through the two lap course in 14:29.8.  Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue and Brad Ravenelle of Portland rounded out the top three boys.  With four girls in the top ten, Yarmouth was the top girls team.  The Mt. Blue boys just edged Freeport as the top boys team.  RESULTS  |  DW ACTION PHOTOS GALLERY  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTO GALLERY  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS

The WMC Conference Championships Skate race will be on Tuesday, February 2 at Stark's Hill.  Girls race at 3:00pm and boys race around 3:45pm.  It will be a 15sec interval start.  The WMC Championships day 2 classical race is to be announced.  

Ella Simon of Watershed (Brewster Burns Photo)

Ella Simon of Watershed and Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley and Kyle Farrington of Mt. Blue (tied for first!) won the KVAC/MVC Giant Slalom race at Black Mtn on Friday.  The Camden Hills girls and the Mtn. Valley boys were the top teams.  RESULTS |  PHOTO GALLERY

The 2016 KVAC/MVC Championships are on Saturday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 9th.  Day 1 is at Titcomb Mtn with the Slalom and mass start class classical races.  Day 2 is at Black Mtn with the Giant Slalom and Freestyle pursuit races.  See the attachment for complete details, schedules, and entry info.  Updates will be posted next week.  VIRTUAL COACHES MEETING PAGE

The start lists are now posted for the giant slalom race at Black Mtn today.  GIRLS START LIST  |  BOYS START LIST

The Sassi Memorial 5K Classical is set to go for Saturday, January 30 at Black Mtn. There will be over 500 racers converging on the trails for the junior Sassi race and the high school race on Super Sassi Saturday.  The high school girls race at 11:00am and the high school boys race at 1:00pm.  A reminder that this is NOT the U16 selection race; that will occur on March 5th.  The start lists are now posted.  COURSE MAP  |  OFFICIAL SASSI WEBSITE  |  GIRLS START LIST  |  BOYS START LIST  |  RaceSplitter Start Lists

Course Conditions:  The course will be checked Friday and additional snow cover provided where needed. Based on the projected warm weather, the course may be getting softer as the day progresses and some debris may be exposed during the race.  Wax testing and warm up will be provided in the old mass start area and the trail going from Int. 22 to 21A to 19 and back to 22.

Camden Classic is scheduled for next Wed., Feb. 3.  Right now there is not enough snow for the race to happen, though there is the possibility of precipitation over the weekend.  Coaches,  if you have some interest in attending, please drop an email to Camden Hills Nordic coach Richard Stetson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We'll keep you up to date on any developments.  Final decision likely by late Sunday.

Classical 5K, interval start at Sugarloaf on Wednesday, January 27.  Girls at 3:30pm, boys to follow  $8 per racer, check payable to Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.  Email running orders to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The Camden Hills Giant Slalom at the Camden Snowbowl has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 3rd.  Race will begin at 4:00 p.m.  Entry fee is $15 a racer, checks payable to "Camden Snowbowl." Coaches interested in attending can e-mail Camden Hills Alpine coach Ryan Hurley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm attendance and please send running orders by Friday Jan 29th.  

Gabby Farrell of Falmouth and Brad Ravenelle of Portland win the Oxford Hills Sprints at Sunny Croft Farm.

Top: Brad Ravenelle edges Marcus Wentworth;  Bottom: Gabby Farrell wins the sprint

Farrell sprinted to the finish in the final round just ahead of Leela Hornbach of Gould Academy.  Ravenelle finished just ahead of Marcus Wentworth of Gould Academy in a very exciting final with a toe throw at the finish line.  Kayla White of Mt. Blue and Dominic Giampietro also of Mt. Blue won the 3K race.  RESULTS  Click on Read More for more photos.

GIRLS: Jenny Wilbraham of Morse-top freshman, Meg Charles of Mt. Blue-top sophomore, Leinani Farnsworth of Deering-top junior, Anne McKee of Kent's Hill-top senior; BOYS: Dominic Giampietro of Mt. Blue-top freshman, Peter Jordan of Deering-top sophomore, Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue-top junior, Luca Deangelis of Maranacook-top senior at the Maranacook Waves race.  The Maranacook girls and the Mt. Blue boys were the top teams.  RESULTS

Brewster Burns Photos

Amy DeHaas of Kent's Hill and Kyle Farrington of Mt. Blue won the Maranacook Slalom at Kent's Hill.  DeHaas, skiing on her home slopes, had the fastest times for both the first and second runs.  Farrington also bested all 90 finishers in both runs.  The Camden Hills girls and the Mountain Valley boys had the top team scores.  RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

 

The Maranacook Waves are on at Maranacook for Monday, girls at 11:00 am and boys at 12:30 pm. See you there!
Start orders will posted late Sunday night - our timing crew is also at the Eastern Cup races today

The Friday Slalom race at Lost Valley for tonight is cancelled. The snow needs a little more time to set up.

The forecasted weather on Saturday, 1/16 makes it look like driving will be an issue, so the Maranacook Wave Race has been moved to Monday. The race details will remain the same except for start times. A number of coaches have expressed concern about mid-term week for their athletes, so we will not be combining with the alpine teams to do the Skimeister Slalom and will be starting the races earlier: 11:00 AM for the women and12:30 pm for the men. COACHES: Please email Randy Easter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to confirm whether or not your team will be able to come at the new day/time and to let him know if you have entry changes. Please do this by 6:00 pm on Friday. It has been a rough winter for competitions, so we are committed to having a high quality race on Monday. We are working on alternate sites also (all close to Maranacook, so transportation would not change much) If the weather on Saturday results in a lot of rain. Nordic skiing is an adventure!!

The Maranacook Slalom scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Monday, January 18th.  9:00am start and all other details remain the same.

The Sassi Memorial race is on Saturday, January 30 at Black Mtn of Maine. 5K Classical.  Girls race at 11:00am and boys race at 1:00pm.  Entries are due by January 26th. This is a chance for Skiers in grades 12 and under from across the State to come together in one great event with a course and venue prepared to a National level. This is the premier event of the season and a great preparation for the State Nordic meet.  See the attachment for complete details.

*Race info updated 1/14*

Due to a possible significant snowstorm on Saturday, 1/16 and the cancellation of the Camden GS, we are looking into the possibility of moving the Maranacook Skimeister slated for the 16th to Monday the 18th.  This is not official and will be confirmed in the coming days.  Coaches can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We got 6+ inches of beautiful fluffy snow last night. Unfortunately the fluff factor combined with the icy base means that we aren't able to till at the moment. Coverage looks good, but the course probably won't be as smooth as it usually would be. Conditions will be soft, but with current temperatures the groomed areas should set up well enough for skiing. Coaches - the race course will be the only trail groomed. If you are planning to go out on course and use the connector trails, it may be good to wear classic skis so you can get through the ungroomed snow. If you have any questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Oxford Hills Sprints are Saturday Jan. 23rd at Sunny Croft Farm on Paris Hill.  They start at 10am and cost $6/racer.  Entries are due by 7pm Tuesday 1/19.  Please see attached info and registration form as well as directions.  

The rainstorm washed out the trails in a couple places, but the forecast looks favorable so we are going ahead with the Cougar Soft 6 on Wednesday. We will be doing wave starts according to seed. Five skiers at a time every 30 seconds. Girls will start at 3:00 and boys will start at 3:30. We will have a coaches meeting at 2:45.Awards will be after the race in the lodge. We are planning to try out the course we intend to use for Class A State. It is 5 km and there are hills and corners, just like there always are at Titcomb. If Mt Blue and/or the majority of the other schools are canceled on Wednesday, we will run the race on Thursday. Same time, same place.

The OHCHS 5K Classic is scheduled to be held January 20 at Robert's Farm in Norway.  Check the attachment for details.  Entries are due January 18th.  Check back for updates.

Maranacook Ski Meister Slalom on Saturday, Jan. 16th. 9:00 AM Start.  $15 entry fee, checks made out to Kents Hill School.  Send run orders to Ronn Gifford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday night, 1/14, and please make note of any athletes that are ski meisters and will be doing the wave race in the afternoon assuming that race happens.  Girls on one course, boys on the other.  There will be a practice course available throughout the day as well.  Full concessions available throughout the day.  Reminder to all to wear leather work gloves for the rope tow, not your usual soft leather skiing gloves or mittens.  There will be awards as soon as possible after the completion of the slalom and ski meister plaques after the wave race. 

The Maranacook Wave Race is on schedule for Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Entry and other race information can be found in the attachment below.
The weather is of course questionable and if we can pull off the race it will almost certainly have to be moved, but we will do everything possible to make the race happen, so please get your entries in on time and keep an eye on this site for updates!

  Lily Johnston of Freeport and Luca Deangelis of Maranacook won the Leavitt Hornet Classic at Quarry Road Trails.  Johnston's time was more than a minute faster than 2nd place finisher Olivia Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf.  Deangelis finished just ahead of Caleb Clarke of Gould.  The Gould girls and the Freeport boys won the team titles.    RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

DW Action Photos

The start lists are now posted for the Leavitt Hornet Classic at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville.  The girls race at 12noon and the boys race at 1:30pm.  Parking, registration, awards, bathrooms, course info, spectator info, and other important info: IMPORTANT RACE/COACH'S INFO  |  COURSE MAP COURSE MAP 2  |  DIRECTIONS TO QUARRY ROAD |  LIVE TIMING  There will be a concession stand with hot foods, hot drinks, baked goods, water and other goodies located near the Welcome Center yurt.   Photo from the Quarry Road Trails Facebook page taken on Thursday of the stadium, reporting excellent conditions!

**Start lists updated at 11:10am**

The Cougar Soft 6 will be held at Titcomb Mountain on Wednesday January 13. It will be a skate race this year. Girls start at 3:00 and boys start at 3:30. Entries are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 10. They should be seeded starting with the fastest skier for boys and girls. See attached sheet for more details. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with questions.

The Leavitt Hornet Classic has been moved to Quarry Road Trails in Waterville.  It will still be a classical race.  Due to a middle school race happening, there are new start times: Girls will start at 12noon, boys will start at 1:30pm.  The entry fee is now $8 per racer, check payable to Leavitt Ski Boosters.  If coaches need to make entry changes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately.  The course will be on a man made snow loop.  Further details will be posted on Friday including the course map, coach's notes, start lists, and other pertinent information.  DIRECTIONS TO QUARRY RD .  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for race questions.   Our many thanks to the Quarry Rd Trails crew, the city of Waterville, and Chad Sisson for allowing us to move the race.

**REGISTRATION LISTS:  Coaches, please check the registration list.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any corrections/additions.  REGISTRATION LIST

Leavitt Hornet Classic Update:  With the current snow conditions and the forecast for this week, it is very likely that the Leavitt Hornet Classic will be moved.  We are working on some possible venues.  Also be prepared for a possible entry fee change as well.  An update will be posted on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, entries are due on Tuesday.  ENTRY INFO

January 9th, Saturday, 9:30 start time.  Run order middle school girls first, middle school boys, high school girls, high school boys.  Depending on snow depth and cover, planning on separate courses for middle school and high school.  Cost $15 per athlete which includes a tee-shirt, pay at registration that morning, checks can be made out to Kents Hill School.  Entries can be emailed to Steve Bell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., please specify shirt size and whether the athlete(s) are middle or high school.  There will be full concessions available for everyone’s eating pleasure.  There will be awards immediately following the race.  Any questions, Steve Bell can be reached at 685-9061 or 530-0605

Black Mtn will be hosting a 5k skate race on Tuesday, January 5th at 3:15PM.  Registrations are due by 5PM Monday.  We will be doing two laps on a 2.5k course. Please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know ASAP if your team will be attending.

Maine Coast Waldorf team of Fiona Ahearne, Tucker Pierce, Olivia Skillings, and Eli Gundersen was the first team to cross the finish line at the Telstar Relays.  Gould Academy and Mt. Blue were 2nd and 3rd.   COMPLETE RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

 

Jan. 1st UPDATE:  
The course is looking good. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. We just wanted to let you know of a slight change in the schedule. Due to lower numbers, we will only have one relay wave at 11am. The individual race will be held at noon
 
We will see you at registration in the Red Tile area outside our cafeteria between 9 and 10:30am.
Telstar Relays Update:The Telstar Relays are a go!  We will be shoveling for the next few days to fill in inconsistencies and thin areas on our 3km course to make sure that we have a high quality surface for the event.  
All events will take place as scheduled.  The weather looks great, but don't forget to pack plenty of warm clothes and food (the beach weather is over).  We will have cookies, hot chocolate and tights! The registration deadline is extended to Thursday, Dec. 31st at 5pm.  ENTRY/RACE INFO

Moved to Quarry Road Trails  The Leavitt Hornet Classic is on Saturday, January 9th at Leavitt Area High School.  It is a 5K Classical race, girls start at 10:30am and boys start at 12:00pm.  Entries are due by Tuesday, January 5th.  Please use THIS SPREADSHEET to enter athletes and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Click on the info sheet for full information and to check out the new awards.  For race questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

An update from Telstar Relays: We just wanted to let you know that we don't have snow yet, but there is some snow forecasted for next week. We will make a final decision by Wed., Dec. 30th. Also, we may not be able to pull off the relay format, but we would like to provide some skiing event for kids to kick off the season. Cross your fingers and hope for the best!  Check back next week for an update.

The 2015-16 ski season got underway on Thursday in Aroostook County with a 3.5K Skate race at Four Seasons Trails in Madawaska.  Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska and Max   Bartley of Presque Isle started the season with a win.  RESULTS  |  PHOTOS   

Photos by Gina Jandreau

Quarry Road Trails in Waterville is open for Nordic skiing. The Central Maine Ski Club high school and middle school teams (along with Colby and Bowdoin and a number of individual athletes) have been training on-snow at Quarry Road since last Wednesday.
There is about a half-kilometer of groomed manmade snow available, and it is lit for skiing into the evening. Teams that want to train should make arrangements with Waterville Parks and Rec at 207-680-4744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There has been snowmaking happening at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.  They have been blowing snow on a short loop on the race course and have been making some good progress.  Keep the faith and think snow and cold!

The second annual New Years Nordic Ski Festival being held at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center. We had six high school ski teams attend last year with great skiing throughout. It is a great time for the teams to come together on early snow and get quality time training and conditioning prior to the race season.  For more information, click on the flyer.  For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Telstar High School is pleased to host the Telstar Relays on January 2, 2016. The first race will start at 11am. Relay teams will consist of 4 skiers, with the order being girl, boy, girl, boy. The race will be a 3km loop to make for exciting spectating. Please send your team line-ups to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. List your teams from fastest to slowest in girl, boy, girl, boy order. Bib numbers will be assigned to your relay teams and must not be changed. See Information Sheet for more on this. List your remaining girl and boy skiers, who do not complete four person teams, separately from fastest to slowest. These skiers will compete in a 3km individual race. The cost per skier is $8. Checks should be payable to Telstar Relays. Please have all entries in by Wed., December 30th at 5pm. Please remember that this deadline is during vacation. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the race and don’t forget the crazy tights raffled off at the end!!!  

From Noah Hoffman: 

I am very excited to announce the launch of Noah Hoffman Fantasy Cross Country at noahhoffmanfantasyxc.com! This is an expansion of last year's very successful World Championship Fantasy League, and the goal is the same: to encourage people to follow international cross country skiing by giving them a personal stake in the outcome of the races. Once again, my sponsors have donated incredible prizes including top-of-the-line skis and poles from Madshus, two GPS Heart Rate Monitors from Suunto, roller skis from Finn Sisu, glasses from Julbo and a ton of other cool stuff.

Join us to prepare for a successful ski season with expert-led clinics on the hour, including: BEGINNING SKIING with John Brooks, Hidden Valley Nature Center; SKI WAXING with Bruce Diehl, SWIX; STRENGTH TRAINING with Joel Hinshaw, L.L.Bean Wellness Specialist and Freeport HS Ski Coach; ADVANCED SKIING TECHNIQUES with Expert Ski Coach, Michael Yeo.  November 19 from 4:00-8:00pm at LL Bean  in Freeport.

Greely Ski Swap and Sale on Saturday, December 5th from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Greely High School.

The Cougar Soft 7 Nordic race on January 13 at Titcomb Mtn has been changed to a freestyle race.

The Annual Camden Hills Regional High School Ski Sale will be held from 9 am until 1 pm on Saturday, November 21st and from 10 am until 1 pm on Sunday, November 22nd at Camden Hills Regional High School.
Equipment turn in will be from 3 pm until 8 pm on Friday, November 20th.

Here is the schedule for the 2016 State Meets:

Class A:

Feb. 16-17, 2016: Alpine at Mt. Abram


 Feb. 18-19, 2016: Nordic at Titcomb Mtn

Class B:

Feb. 16-17, 2016: Alpine at Black Mtn


 Feb. 18-19, 2016: Nordic at Sugarloaf

Class C:

Feb.18-19, 2016: Nordic at Black Mtn

The Maine Winter Sports Center is pleased to announce that it will be continuing its winter program in Southern Maine. Practices will be run by Emily Cartwright at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, and will be held Tuesdays-Thursdays as well as one weekend day. There is no charge to attend practices, but if you would like to join the program for the winter at all the Eastern Cup Races, and the Eastern High School Qualifier the tuition fee is $1800. Feel free to check it out, we would love to see you out there! Below are the links to the Team Application, Athlete Handbook, and Athlete Waiver.

Team Application |  Athlete Handbook  |  Athlete Waiver 

When: October 30 from 6-9
October 31 from 9 AM-noon
Where: Gould Academy Field House
Bethel, ME
 
Bring your used equipment to sell. Used equipment tickets and sheets are available to the Chamber of Commerce or at True North Adventureware. The first 4 tickets are free and $.25 for every ticket after that. If you wait until the day of the sale all tickets are $.50 each. Bring your equipment or clothing to Gould Academy Field House from 3-6 PM
There will be new clothing and equipment to purchase as well from 8 shops from around Maine and New Hampshire. Be ready to buy or sell...or both.
All proceeds support nordic skiing in Western Maine.

Yarmouth High School is seeking a Head Alpine Coach.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you are interested.

Location: Middle School Cafetorium - 12 Scott Dyer Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 Drop off: Friday, October 30th  from 5:30-7:30pm

Swap: Saturday, October 31st from 9am-12pm.  Proceeds support CE high school alpine team.

Ski Swap November 15
 
The 52nd annual Auburn Ski Association Ski Swap will be held on Sunday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Auburn Middle School off Court Street on Falcon Drive in Auburn.  Get great deals and selection on new and used winter sports equipment including skis, boots, poles, snowboards, helmets, clothing and more.
   To sell your quality used equipment on consignment, bring items to the Auburn Middle School cafeteria from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14.  There is a 50 cent per item charge and ASA keeps 18 percent of the sales proceeds.  Checks from the sale of your items will be available after the swap from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
   ASA is a nonprofit organization providing financial support for Alpine and Nordic race programs at Edward Little High School and Auburn Middle School, Lost Valley Racing Club, and Central Maine Adaptive Sports.  ASA also provides scholarships and purchases equipment for area teams and clubs and supports an after school learn-to-ski program for Auburn grade school students through the Merrick Chadbourne Memorial Fund.  Special thanks to our loyal customers, vendors and volunteers who make the ski swap possible each year.  For more information about the ski swap, go to auburnskiassociation.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 786-3783.

The 2015 Yarmouth Ski Club 26th Annual Ski Sale & Swap is on Saturday, November 21, 9:00am-noon at the Yarmouth Elementary School.  Drop off your gear on November 20 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  See the attachments for details.

On December 10th-12th Maine Winter Sports Center will be hosting ski leader and coaches workshops in Waterville. There will be two workshops running simultaneously: one geared for recreational leaders/PE teachers and the other for coaches of racing teams. I’ve attached the information for both workshops here. All five MWSC staff will be on hand to lead these workshops which will include two full days on snow. (Also, keep in mind the Quarry Road Opener will be following the workshop on December 13th. We hope folks stick around for the race!)

There is an Alpine Ski Coach opening at John Bapst in Bangor.  Contact information is Rick Sinclair, AD 947-0313 or email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The 2015 MSCA Coaches meeting will be on Sunday, October 18 at Edward Little High School in Auburn.   The MVC/KVAC coaches will meet at 2:00 for their conference meeting, and then the entire coach's association will meet at 3:00. Dues must be paid to attend, and anyone wishing to speak should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get put on the agenda. Portions of the meeting may be open only to coaches. Coaches that are new or do not have access to the coaches only section of this website, must fill out this REGISTRATION FORM.  CLICK HERE to see the registration fee status.  Typically this meeting is where the majority of scheduling takes place, so please come prepared with possible dates to host or attend races.  See the attachment for the agenda.

October 4th at 9:00am at Black Mtn Ski Resort.  A challenging 8.7 mile two peak ascent with 2750' vertical gain and 2450' descent.   CLICK HERE for more info.  

Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham is looking for a varsity Nordic ski coach.  Essential functions include organize and conduct practices, develop individual related skills, teach and model proper sportsmanship, and provide appropriate management of competitive events.  Email athletic director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.  MORE INFO

The Portland/Deering High School co-op ski team is looking for an assistant Nordic ski coach for the 2015-2016 season.  The position runs from the end of November to the beginning of March and includes a stipend.  Previous competitive skiing experience preferred.  All interested applicants please contact head coach Aaron Duphily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With four days of roller-skiing, ski walking, a time trial, technique and training physiology sessions, games, swimming, and boating, the 2015 Maine Nordic Dryland Summer Camp wrapped up on Wednesday.  Check out photos from the roller-skiing time trial.  We hope to see you at next summer's camp!

This is a formal invitation to all to a road race in Bethel on July 18th, MollyOckett Day Classic. There are 3 distances to chose from a 5 mile running race, 2 mile walk or 1 mile kids race (age 14 and under). The 1 mile race begins at 8:15 AM and the 5 mile and 2 mile events begin at 9:00 AMRegistration is from 7-8:45 AM. A reduced fee is being offered to teams and camps who bring 5 or more participants. The 5 and 2 mile events are $12 and the 1 mile is $8. For more information and to register go to: http://www.mollyockettdays.com/races.html. You will need the following code MDR2015 for the reduced rate.

Nordic Ski Camp at Colby College, July 19-23, 2015

Improve your training this summer and your race results this winter.  The Nordic Ski Camp at Colby College is a opportunity for quality dryland training, technique, and video sessions.  It is also an opportunity to get introduced to a college campus, and a chance to spend 5-days amongst central Maine’s hills and lakes.  Learn the workouts that top collegiate skiers use to make them fast during the race season!

Registration is still open for the Maine Dryland Nordic Summer Camp in Winthrop, July 5-8.  Don't miss a great opportunity to improve your technique, to enhance your training, and to develop as a Nordic athlete.  CLICK HERE for camp info and for registration.

June is just around the corner, which means there is only a few weeks until the Black Mountain Summer Nordic Program begins.  This is a great opportunity for local skiers ages 10-18 to have fun participating in cross country ski related activities throughout the summer.  Please find attached documents regarding registration and scholarships.  If you have children that might be interested in the program or know other people that might have interested children, please forward this message along to them.  
Please return registration and scholarship forms to the Black Mountain by June 10th.
If you have any questions please email mail them to Fred Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maine Winter Sports Center wants to welcome all Maine high school athletes who qualified for, either the U16 or EHSC teams, to join the Maine Winter Sports Center, and partnering coaches at this seasons Maine Team Camps! Maine Winter Sports Center holds two camps annually that athletes can participate in. The first is held at CVA in Carrabbassett Valley Maine July 8-12, and the second camp is in Fort Kent Maine at the university and Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Registration is posted atwww.skireg.com.

The 2015 Maine Dryland Nordic Summer Camp will be July 5-8 at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop.  For four days, we will run, hike, and roller-ski together, and learn about all the different aspects of training effectively for developing athletes.  Athletes will be able to work with different coaches to find the best solutions for their personal challenges, and develop a training plan that works for them and their goals.  See the attachments for the required forms.  CAMP INFO

The MPA membership voted on several changes for high school skiing.  All of the changes will go into effect in the 2015-16 school year.  Here is a summary:

1.  There will no longer be an overall state ski championship.  Instead, there will be state championships in both Nordic and alpine skiing.
2.  The MPA sponsored skimeister competition has been eliminated.
3.  Alpine skiing will now have two classes, A and B
4.  Nordic skiing will continue to have three classes, A, B, and C
5.  New Alpine cutoffs are:
Class A:  500+
Class B:  0-499
6.  New Nordic cutoffs are:
Class A:  600+
Class B:  400-599
Class C:  0-399
Spring has arrived and it is time to start assessing plans for your summer ski training program. BNS is very lucky to have James Upham directing our summer training program for the coming summer. 
 
We will be having an informational meeting on the program for all coaches, athletes and parents next Tuesday April 21st @ 6:30 PM here at BNS East, 200 Anderson Street Portland. This meeting will include an introduction to James and his coaching style and philosophy, a complete breakdown of the program and a Q&A session.

The MPA Ski Committee is proposing two major changes for the 2015-16 ski season.  1) Having Alpine and Nordic become separate sports.  This would mean no more combined championship at the state meet.  2) Get rid of Class C and have just two classes.  The 2-class proposal could be devastating for several teams.  You can read the attached letter from the KVAC Nordic coaches regarding the 2-class proposal.  Coaches, parents, and athletes are encouraged to contact the MPA Ski Committee to voice their concerns.  CLICK HERE for contact info.

April 7 Update:  Parents and athletes have been sharing with us letters that they have written to the MPA Ski Committee.  See the attachments below.  You are encouraged to write a letter and share it with us too.

We will now spotlight Curtis Paradis of Biddeford.  He was the Class A Giant Slalom state champion.  


1)    What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

For me ski racing is as much mental as it is physical.  Focusing on each run has been what I’ve been worked on during the season.  Studying other skiers and using their perspectives has helped me improve.  My grandfather always said, when you focus the speed will be there.

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Our next state champion sportlight is Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley.  He won both the Class C slalom and giant slalom races at Big Rock.

     My preparations leading up to this years season started in the weight room, I was trying to get stronger so I could compete with the stronger kids. Finally when we hit snow I was skiing 6 days a week trying to peak at the right time, states. All my teammates were on snow just as much trying to grasp the state title as a team. 

We next spotlight Kaelyn Woods of Gray-New Gloucester who won the Class B Freestyle and Classical state meet.  We asked her about her impressive ski success and her season goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
My training on and off snow, leading up to the ski season and during the ski season prepared me for the successes I had at the state meets. I followed a training plan that my coaches had set up for me to help achieve the goals I had for the season. I trained with my high school team and with my club team (Maine Winter Sports Center), to get the best possibly training I could. I tried not to get sick, and stayed super hydrated a healthy throughout the season.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Our next state champion spotlight is Fiona Ahearne of Merriconeag who won the Class C Freestyle race.   We asked her about Merriconeag's and her success and her season goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
 Besides the past six months of training, I made sure I was in good health and mentally prepared to lay down everything I had worked for all season.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We will now spotlight Margaret Elder of Yarmouth, the 2015 Class B Giant Slalom State Champion.  We asked her about the state meet pressure and her season goals.

 

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I trained hard all season, with my eyes on the state championship. With some good and bad outcomes, as a freshman, I took each regular season race as a learning experience. Throughout the entire season and during States week, I kept my focus and my moral high; I wanted to have two solid races. 

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We will now spotlight Samantha Pierce of Merriconeag, the 2015 Class C   

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

We traveled to Presque Isle on Saturday and got a chance to see the course before they day of the race which was really helpful. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 
I have an incredibly supportive team and they really helped lift any pressure that I might have felt. They turned all of my emotions positive and made it a really fun few days of racing! 
 
3) What was it like racing in the brutal cold and strong winds on day 1 of the state meet?

We next spotlight Gabe Mahoney of Falmouth who won the Class A Classical and Freestyle races.   We asked him about his state meet preparations and about being a double state champion.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I came directly from the last eastern cup, so I prepared by hydrating.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?
 I trust my training and those close to me for advice.
 
3) What is your favorite thing about ski racing?

Our next state champion spotlight is Nathan Delmar of Maranacook who won the Class B Slalom title.  We asked him about winning the state championship and his favorite thing about ski racing.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

To prepare for the State Meet I trained at Kent's Hill, as well as, at Black Mountain. Most weeks I would train for 5-6 days ensuring that by the time State Meet rolled around that there would be no chance of failure or mistakes. As well as improving my skiing, I really worked on improving my mental toughness because it's one of if not the most important things in ski racing. A racer that is not mentally strong will look only at the negatives instead of looking for the ways to win a race or to improve. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Our next state champion spotlight is freshman Jeannette Cunningham of Greely who won the Class A Giant Slalom state title.  We asked her what her reaction was when she won and her feelings on race day.

 

1)What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?  I trained during the week with my school team and on a team in New Hampshire (Franconia Ski Club) over the weekends to prepare.

2)How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We now will spotlight Krysia Lesniak of Falmouth who won the Class A Slalom title.  She also won the WMC Giant Slalom and Slalom titles.   We asked her
 about all of her ski success and ski season goals.

 1. What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

All of the races leading up to the state meet, as well as training on and off snow before and during the season, prepared me for success at States.  Winning both events at WMCs, as well many of the regular season races, gave me not only practice, but also confidence, which is extremely important in ski racing.  I was also not afraid to work hard, and translated my goals into actions as I trained throughout the year.
 
2. How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We now spotlight Bryce Smith of Presque Isle who was the 2015 Class B Giant Slalom state champion.  We asked him about his favorte thing about ski racing and his season goals.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

   Training in the off-season in the weight room along with other dryland exercises and pushing my limits in practices and local meets being driven by both myself and my teammates. 
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

Our next state champion spotlight is Thomas Lesniak of Falmouth.  He won the Class A Slalom state meet.  We asked about his state meet preparations and his favorite thing about ski racing.

 1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

Preparation essentially began at the end of the 2013/2014 season.  Off-snow training and an ambitious mindset are of paramount importance to successful on-snow performance.  Physically, maintaining a rigorous exercise routine leading up to the season enabled me to gain the strength needed to execute my talent to the best of my ability in each and every racecourse.  As far as mental preparation is concerned, I would tell myself repeatedly at the top of each course that I was the fastest racer there and believed it every time.  This served me well considering the successes which I attained this season: Class A state champion and the first seed for Maine’s Alpine Eastern Team just to name a few. 

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

John Lane of Yarmouth won the class B Freestyle state meet at the Nordic Heritage Center.  We asked him about his preparation for the state meet, his mindset on meet day, and his reaction to his success.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I followed a training plan led by my coaches at practice every day. This included threshold and endurance workouts along with plenty of recovery days. In my free time I enjoyed surfing the big winter waves at Higgins beach and shredding the powder on my snowboard.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

We are doing a new feature on the website: spotlighting each individual state champion.  Our first one is Ethan Harriman of Maranacook, the class B classical state champion.  We asked him a few questions about his preparation for the state meet, his mindset on meet day, and what is was like winning states as a team.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?  Preparations leading up to the state meet consisted mostly of keeping a sharp and positive mentality.  Our bodies were already where they needed to be to perform well in the races.  We kept skiing, but for shorter lengths of time and did very quick and short speed to hone our muscles.  Everybody saw the course, knew what needed to be done, and set their minds to it.  Another trick was attempting to dodge the sickness running rampant the week and days of the state races.  It was incredibly difficult to avoid, but we had to take care of ourselves.

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?  

At the Maine EHSC and U16 qualifier a week and a half ago, I lost a pair of skis.  They are blue, white and grey Rossignol ZYMAX skate skis with NNN Xcelerator bindings. If you have seen these skis,  I can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  It was a fun day of paintball biathlon at Monmouth Academy on Saturday.  Julia Dillon, Nate McNutt, Ann Speth, and Chris Bryant all won their respective categories.  RESULTS

The 2015 Eastern High School Alpine Championships are at Cannon Mtn in New Hampshire on March 7 & 8 with training on March 6.  OFFICIAL WEBSITE with schedule and race info.

The 2015 NENSA U16 Championships are at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center on March 13-15.  OFFICIAL WEBSITE with schedules and race info.

The 2015 Eastern High School Nordic Championships are at Black Mtn in Rumford on March 20-22.  OFFICIAL WEBSITE with schedules and race info.

As a member of a Maine Championship Team (NENSA U16, NENSA EHSC, USSA Junior Nationals) you are invited to apply for the Maine Winter Sports Center Junior Racing Team for the 2015-2016 season!  The MWSC Junior Racing Team focuses on providing Maine juniors (ages 15-20) the skills and training needed to become nationally and internationally competitive nordic athletes in both cross country skiing and biathlon.  For more information, see the attached info sheet.

Congratulations to all the athletes who qualified to be on the Maine U16 Nordic Team and the Maine EHSC Nordic Team. QUALIFIER RESULTS  |  DW ACTION PHOTOS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS  

 

 

The start lists are now posted for the classical races of the U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Team Selection race at Black Mtn.  MEN'S START LIST |  WOMEN'S START LIST  |  RACESPLITTER .   

For the EHSC selection, the top 21 boys and the top 22 girls will qualify for the Maine EHSC Nordic Team.  

For the U16 selection, the top 21 boys and the top 21 girls will qualify for the Maine U16 Nordic Team.

The Alpine & Nordic Post-Season KVAC Ski Coaches Meeting will be on Monday, March 16 at Leavitt Area High School at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.

 Photos of the 2015 Leavitt Duathlon can be viewed at DW ACTION PHOTOS  Check out the great costumes and all the fun!  OTHER PHOTOS

The U16 and EHSC Maine Team Nordic Qualifier is on Saturday, February 28 at Black Mtn.  The purpose of the race is to select the teams to represent Maine at the 2015 NENSA U16 and Eastern High School Championships. Any athlete may enter the race, as long as they either attend a Maine High School or are Maine residents. The format will be a 5km Classic race in the morning, followed by a 5km FS Pursuit in the afternoon. The final pursuit results will be used to name the team. The top 21 U16 Boys and 21 U16 Girls will be named to the Maine U16 Nordic Team. The top 21* (there are 3 automatic qualifiers) Boys and 22 Girls (there are 2 automatic) will be named to the EHSC team. All athletes are required to pay a non-refundable team entry fee at the naming of the team. It is suggested that all athletes remain until the final team naming ceremony. Some athletes may decline their spot and the final team MUST be determined that day.  CLICK HERE for registration info and the race schedule.  Click on the attachments for team info and course maps.  Entry fee is $16 if registered online before Saturday.  Day of race registration fee is $20. 

**Any Maine athlete who is attending Junior Nationals needs to email their contact info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and have a check passed into the team leader on Saturday**

EHSC Maine Team Info:  the cost of the EHSC trip: $300/athlete. This year we are providing headbands as an extra to identify the relay teams. Team members may purchase a team jacket for $100 extra, and the non refundable trip payment must be made Saturday at the ceremony. All athletes are encouraged to stay for the naming of the team, as some racers may decline and we need to have our final team selected by the end of the day.

Congratulations to the following athletes who qualified to be on the Maine Eastern High School Alpine Team.  They will compete at the Eastern High School Alpine Championships at Cannon Mtn on March 6-8.  RESULTS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

Michael Miller Blake Enrico Taylor Davis Eric Wilcox Kyle Farrington Dylan Roberts
Brooke Lever Emma Landes Sarah Klein Anna Guerrette Annina Breen Sophia Syrene
Thomas Lesniak Nick Newmann Maxx Bell Curtis Paradis Nathan Delmar Chris Burns
Krysia Lesniak Jeannette Cunningham Alex Shapiro Emma Dvorozniak Alexa Pelletier Erin Guilmet

The Maine U16 and EHSC nordic selection race is on Saturday, February 28 at Black Mtn.  Here is the schedule:

5K Classical, individual start  

10:00am Men

11:30am Women

5K Freestyle, pursuit start

2:00pm Men

3:00pm Women

  Online entries close at 10:00pm on Friday, February 27.  Day of race entries will be accepted.  Email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  AND fill out THIS REGISTRATION FORM.  Everybody who is racing must fill out the form.  One form for every racer must be completed.  Please read attached letter from Black Mtn.  The top 21 U16 and the top 24 EHSC will qualify for the Maine team.  The race fee is $16 per racer, check payable to Chisholm Ski Club.  Check THIS REGISTRATION LIST to confirm that your registration was received.  It will be updated frequently.

Maine U16 Team Info

Missing poles from the Class B/C state meet - Very generic black shafts, not quite the same shade of black, no graphics what-so-ever on the poles. 167.5 cm - length on a label just below the grip.  Straps and grip are Exel as are the baskets.  If you or someone on your team grabbed them by mistake contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 542-7571.  Thanks, Richard Stetson, Camden Hills Nordic

Lost at Black Mountain after the KVAC classic mass start race: A pair of Swix CT2 poles, bluish/silver, 150 cm. with cork grips, might still have a "Steve D." on the shaft. These poles belong to Maranacook coach, Steve DeAngelis, who missses them dearly as he has had them for about 80 years. If you picked these up by mistake or have seen them, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Maine High School Shootout EHSC Selection race will be held on Sunday, February 22 at Black Mtn.  The races begin at 9:00am.  See the attached info sheets for the complete schedule, race info, rules, and more.  Athetes, parents, and coaches should keep checking this website for any changes of the date in case of inclement weather.  WOMEN'S START LIST  |  MEN'S START LIST

Volunteers are needed for gate keeping, bib collection and posting scores on the score board. Volunteers will receive a voucher to join us again at Black Mountain for an enjoyable day of skiing and also lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

From Maranacook Alpine coach Ronn Gifford: To all Class B and C alpine teams, can you please have your athletes check to see if they have their proper slalom skis.  One of our girls found that her skis were missing and a similar pair were left behind.  Her skis were Black Fischers, 140 with a J and  P (her name is Janika Pakulski) written into the Fischer triangle insignia on the tips.  There were a pair of Black Fischer SC’s left right next to where hers were (she has them) which are certainly very similar looking, but a bit longer (I think she told me 150 or 155).  It appears a case of swapped skis.  So please check and let me know if any of your girls have Janika’s skis and vice versa so we can arrange a swap.  Thank you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Leavitt Duathlon is on Wednesday, February 25th at Leavitt Area High School.  It is a 2.5K classical then a 2.5k freestyle fun event.  It is open to anyone and the tradition is to dress up in costumes.  Edible raffle treats and hot chocolate at the end.  Come dressed for fun!  See the attached info sheet.

Curtis Paradis of Biddeford and Jeannette Cunningham of Greely are the 2015 Class A Giant Slalom State Champions. Gabe Mahoney of Falmouth and Anna Morin of Famouth are the 2015 Class A Freestyle State Champions.  The Mt Blue boys and the Falmouth girls are the 2015 Class A Alpine State Champions.  The Falmouth boys and the Falmouth girls are the 2015 Class A Nordic State Champions.  The Mt. Blue boys and the Falmouth girls are the 2015 Class A Combined State Champions.  Miles Pelletier of Mt. Blue and Victoria Beliveau of Edward Little are the 2015 Class A Skimeister State Champions.  Click on Read More for lots of award ceremony photos.  RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS

 Nathan Delmar of Maranacook and Erin Guilmet of Maranacook  are the 2015 Class B Slalom State Champions. Bryce Smith of Presque Isle and Margaret Elder of Yarmouth  are the 2015 Class B Giant Slalom State Champions.  John Lane of Yarmouth and Kaelyn Woods of Gray NG are the 2015 Class B Freestyle State Champions. David Flint of Camden Hills and Abby Condon of Yarmouth are the 2015 Cass B Skimeister State Champions. The Maranacook boys and the Cape Elizabeth girls are the 2015 Class B Alpine Team State Champions.  The Maranacook boys and the Yarmouth girls are the 2015 Class B Nordic Team Champions  The Maranacook boys and the Yarmouth girls are the 2015 Class B Combined State Champions.  RESULTS  |  NORDIC PHOTO GALLERY  |  CAPTURE 27 PHOTOS  |  DAVE ALLEN PHOTOS  |  ALEC SALISBURY PHOTOS

 Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley and Alexa Pelletier of Fort Kent are the 2015 Class C Slalom State Champions. Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley and Alexa Pelletier of Fort Kent are the 2015 Class C Giant Slalom State Champions.  Fiona Ahearne of Merriconeag  and Forrest McCurdy of Merriconeag are the 2015 Class C Freestyle State Champions.  Conner Woods of Mtn. Valley and Gabi Stone of Telstar are the 2015 Class C Skimeister State Champions.  The Mtn. Valley boys and the Fort Kent girls are the 2015 Class C Alpine Team State Champions.   The Merriconeag boys and the Merriconeag girls are the 2015 Class C Nordic Team Champions  The Fort Kent boys and girls are the 2015 Class C Combined State Champions.  RESULTS  |  NORDIC PHOTO GALLERY  |  CAPTURE 27 PHOTOS  |  DAVE ALLEN PHOTOS  |  ALEC SALISBURY PHOTOS

 Tomas Lessniak of Falmoutt and Krysia Lesniak of Falmouth  are the 2015 Class A Slalom State Champions.  Gabe Mahoney of Falmouth and London Bernier of Falmouth  are the 2015 Class A Classical State Champions.  The Mt. Bue boys and the Falmouth girls take the lead in the Alpine competition after day 1.  The Falmouth boys and the Falmouth  girls take the lead in the Nordic competition after day 1.  RESULTS  |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS  |  ROBIN LEAVITT PHOTOS

  

Forrest McCurdy of Merriconeag and Samantha Pierce also of Merriconeag are the 2015 Class C Classical State Champions.  The Merriconeag boys and girls have the lead in the Nordic competition after day 1.   RESULTS  |  ALEC SALISBURY PHOTOS  |  PHOTO GALLERY 2

Ethan Harriman of Maranacook and Kaelyn Woods of Gray NG are the 2015 Class B Classical State Champions.  The Maranacook boys and the Yarmouth girls take the lead in the Nordic competition after day 1.  RESULTS |  DAVE ALLEN PHOTOS |  ALEC SALISBURY PHOTOS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

Due to high winds, day 1 of the MPA Class B and C Alpine state meet at Big Rock is postponed to Tuesday.  Here is the updated schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 17:  Click on the attachment for the complete schedule.  

6:30am Alpine Coaches' meeting    11:45-12:15       Boys' Slalom course inspection
7:00am Lifts Open  12:30pm  Boys' Slalom (one run only)
7:15-7:45am Boys' Giant Slalom course inspection  2:00-2:30pm  Girls' Slalom couse inspection
8:00am Boys' Giant Slalom (one run only)  2:45pm  Girls' Slalom (one run only)
9:30-10:00am Girls' Giant Slalom course inspection  2:30pm Nordic Coaches' Meeting 
10:15am Girls' Giant Slalom (one run only)  4:30pm Boys' Freestyle Race 
     5:30pm Girls Freestyle Race 

The start lists for the Class A State Meet Classical and Freestyle races at Stark's Hill are now posted.  CLICK HERE for the start lists.  

Class B/C Nordic Course Update: They will finish grooming at 9:00am at the Nordic Heritage Center.  The race course will open at 10:00am.  The groomer will be on call if the drifts get bad.

 Vika Santoro of Camden and Luke Kearing of SAST win the MJSL Class A Giant Slalom State Meet.  Livy Clarke of Bethel and Dominic Giampietro of Farmington win the MJSL Class A Classical State Meet.  RESULTS  |  RIVER VALLEY GRAPHICS PHOTOS |  BREWSTER BURNS PHOTOS 

From the MPA Ski Committee:  We have been monitoring the storm that is forecasted to arrive in Maine this Sunday and it appears that travel on that day will be an issue and it is advised that schools look at alternative plans if you were planning on traveling on that day.  The forecast does call for the storm to be winding down on Sunday evening and travel conditions should be improving later that night and early on Monday morning.

We have looked at postponing the meet to Tuesday/Wednesday but unfortunately there were not enough available rooms in the area on Tuesday night to accommodate all of the teams that are staying at the area hotels.  However, there are enough rooms available on Saturday night for those teams that choose to travel on Saturday.

Fort Kent Community High School secured the Boys and Girls Aroostook League Ski Combined Championships with first place finishes in Alpine action Saturday in Fort Kent at Lonesome Pines Trails.

Lost on Friday, January 9 at KVAC/MVC race at Mt Abram a pair of black Spyder zip-off pants that zip off to shorts as well with suspenders attached.  Please contact Mt Abram Race Program at 207-875-5000 if you found them.

 

Double Champions: Taylor Davis of Lake Region and Krysia Lesniak of Falmouth are the 2015 WMC Slalom and Giant Slalom Champions.  The Freeport boys and the Greely girls are the 2015 WMC Alpine Team Champions.  RESULTS

Lost Wednesday at KVAC's, one black ski bag with two pairs of skis and poles.  The skis have OHCHS written on them.  If you find them please call the Athletic Office at Oxford Hills Comprehensive HS at 743-8914 ext 6.

Camden Classic happens this Wed., 3 PM.  Questions and running orders to Richard Stetson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6 PM Monday the 9th.

The WMC Alpine Championships at Shawnee Peak are postponed to Tuesday, February 10.

John Lane of Yarmouth and Elizabeth Martin of Freeport are the 2015 WMC Freestyle Champions.  The Merriconeag and Freeport boys tied for the WMC Nordic Team title and the Merriconeag and Yarmouth girls tied for the WMC Nordic Team Championship.  RESULTS

Mike Miller of Skowhegan and Erin Guilmet of Maranacook are the 2015 KVAC Slalom Champions. Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley and Annie Guerette of Winthrop are the 2015 MVC Slalom Champions.  The Mt. Blue boys and the Camden Hills girls are the 2015 KVAC Alpine Team Champions.  The Mtn. Valley boys and the Mt. Abram girls are the 2015 MVC Alpine Team Champions.  Ethan Harriman of Maranacook and Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue are the 2015 KVAC Freestyle Champions.  Keenan Martin of Dirigo and Isabel Gerencer of St. Doms are the 2015 MVC Freestye Champions.  The Maranacook boys and girls are the 2015 KVAC Nordic Team Champions.   COMPLETE RESULTS |  PHOTO GALLERY

The start lists are now posted for the freestyle pursuit day 2 of the KVAC/MVC Championships at Titcomb Mtn.  The boys pursuit starts at 2:00pm and the girls pursuit starts at 3:00pm.  Virtual Coaches Meeting

 Riley McDuffie of Caribou and Sarah Doak also of Caribou win the Aroostook County Freestyle Championships.  The Carbou boys and girls are the 2015 Aroostook County Nordic Team Champions.  RESULTS

The Maine Jr. Ski League Class A State Meet Day 1 is at Spruce Mtn on Wednesday, February 11 with the slalom and freestye competitions.  Day 2 is at Black Mtn on Saturday, February 14th with the giant slalom and classical races.  Click on the info sheets for the complete schedule and entry info.  Chisholm Ski Club MJSL Website

Coaches: If you would like any skier from your school to participate in Saturday's KVAC/MVC freestyle pursuit race that DID NOT participate on Wednesday please email name and school to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They will go out at the end of the group on Saturday.  Virtual Coaches Meeting

Gabe Mahoney of Falmouth and Kaelyn Woods of Gray NG are the 2015 WMC Classical champions. The Merriconeag boys have the lead over Falmouth and Freeport after day 1.  The Yarmouth girls have a one point lead over Merriconeag leading up to the freestyle pursuit on Saturday.   RESULTS

The WMC Alpine Championships that were scheduled for Thursday are postponed to Monday, Feb. 9 at 10:00am due to inclement weather.

Mike Miller of Skowhegan and Brooke Lever of Edward Little are the 2015 KVAC Giant Slalom champions.  Nick Newman of Mtn. Valley and Sarah Klein of Mtn. Valley are the 2015 MVC Giant Slalom champions.  Ethan Harriman of Maranacook and Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue are the 2015 KVAC classical champions.  Keenan Martin of Dirigo and Isabel Gerencer of St. Doms are the 2015 MVC classical champions.  For team scores after day 1, the Maranacook girls and the Mt. Blue boys have the overall lead in the KVAC.  The Telstar boys and girls have the overall lead in the MVC after day 1.  Miles Pelletier of Mt. Blue, Ella Simon of Camden Hills, Gabrielle Stone of Telstar, and Conner Woods of Mtn. Valley all have the lead in the skimeister competition after day 1.   RESULTS  |  RACE PHOTOS  

Since the Sassi race was cancelled, both the U16 and EHSC Maine Team Selection Race will now be held together on the same day on Saturday, February 28th at Black Mtn.  It will be an individual classical race in the morning followed by a freestyle pursuit in the afternoon.  Three slots are allocated for the U16 team to the top 3 finishers in the Aroostook County Championships (combined times from both races).  More details on the selection race will be coming soon.

The start lists are now posted for day 1 of the WMC Nordic Championships at Libby Hill.  The boys' classical race begins at 3:00pm and the girls' classical race begins at 4:00pm.  

The start lists are now posted for day 1 of the KVAC/MVC Championships at Black Mtn on Wednesday.  The giant slalom races begin at 9:30am.  The classical mass start races begin at 2:30pm.   CLASSICAL RACE MAP  |  CLICK HERE for the start lists  |  Chisholm Ski Club KVAC/MVC Championships Website  |  Virtual Coaches Meeting

The 2015 KVAC/MVC Championships are Wednesday, February 4th and Saturday, February 7th.  Day 1 is at Black Mtn with the giant slalom and classical races.  Day 2 is at Titcomb Mtn with the slalom and freestyle races.  Entries are due by Monday, February 2nd.  Click on the info sheets for the complete schedules.  Schedules updated 1/30

The 2015 WMC Nordic Championships are Wednesday, Feb. 4th at Libby Hill and Saturday, Feb. 7th at Stark's Hill.  Day 1 is the classical race with boys at 3:00pm and girls at 4:00pm.  Day 2 is the freestyle pursuit with boys at 10:00am and girls at 11:00am.  Click on the info sheet for complete schedules, course maps, and parking info.

Due to high winds and frigid temperatures, the Jr. Sassi and Sassi Memorial races at Black Mtn are cancelled.

The start lists are now posted for the Sassi Memorial at Black Mtn on Saturday.  The U16 boys start at 12:00pm.  The older men start at 12:45am.  The U16 girls start at 2:00pm.  The older women start at 2:45pm.  COURSE MAP 

U16 BOYS START LIST  |  MEN'S START LIST  |  U16 GIRLS START LIST  |  WOMEN'S START LIST

LIVE-TIMING OF ALL RACES  |  RACESPLITTER START LISTS

The Maine Junior Ski Club Class B Nordic State Championships are Saturday, February 14 at Stark's Hill in Fryeburg.  This is the middle school Class B Nordic state meet.  The competition begins at 10:00am with the boys skate race.  Click on the info sheet for the complete schedule, entry info, course map, and other important information.

Saturday schedule update: 

Times11:00am:  Coaches Meeting – Outside the Timing Building - Stark’s Field

            11:30am:  Boys Skate – 2 every :15, Interval Start

                                                      11:45am:  Girls Skate – 2 every :15, Interval Start 

                                                   No ‘Fun’ Race

                                                 1:00pm:    Boys Classic – 2 every :15, Interval Start

                                                   1:15pm:    Girls Classic – 2 every :15, Interval Start

                                                 2:15 to 2:30pm (ish):  Awards in Stark’s Field – we’ll do them as soon as we can

The WMC Alpine meet scheduled for today at Shawnee Peak is postponed.

The KVAC/MVC Alpine meet scheduled for today at Titcomb Mtn is postponed.

New start times: CLICK HERE The 2015 Sassi Memorial is on Saturday, January 31 at Black Mtn.  It is a 5K Classical with boys starting at 12:00pm and girls starting at 2:00pm.  Entries are due by January 27th.  This race also serves as the Maine U16 team selection.  MAINE U16 TEAM  INFO  |  Chisholm Ski Club Sassi Website

The once annual Sweetheart Relay is back at Spruce Mountain Ski Area. The date for this 3 kilometer skate race is February 10 at 3:30. It is very fast with small hills. A great training day to get the leg speed up for the state meet. This year’s format is different from the past in that we will let the computer generate the teams randomly so your athletes will get to know athletes from other teams. The format is 2 girls and 2 boys per team with the girls scrambling. All athletes will get a time, a valentine lolli-pop, and the top 3 teams will get a small box of chocolates. The cost of this race is $4.00 per racer. Checks should be made out to Spruce Mountain Ski Boosters. Send a list of your athletes to Randy Easter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please use the spreadsheet with your athletes.

The Bond Brook Classic race scheduled for Wednesday, January 28 is cancelled.

Gabriel Mahoney of Falmouth and Aimee Sala of Kents Hill were the fastest sprinters this year at the Oxford Hills Sprints held at Robert's Farm.  Mahoney (2:43) and Sala (3:27) cruised through the 1.1K loop and won the final sprint heat.  Colin Beliveau of Falmouth and Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue won the 3K race.  RESULTS  |  PHOTO GALLERY

 

 Here are some photos of the snow conditions at Robert's Farm for Saturday's Oxford Hills Sprints.  There has been a lot of shoveling to have great conditions.

   

The 2015 MPA State Meet schedules are now posted.  The Class A State Meet is at Mt. Abram and Stark's Hill, February 17 and 18.  The Class B and C State Meet is at Big Rock and Nordic Heritage Center, February 16 and 17.  Click on the schedule sheets for the complete time schedules.

The Oxford Hills Sprints have been moved to Roberts Farm in Norway.  Same start times.  If you have any questions please contact Christopher Easton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Sassi Memorial race is fast approaching (January 31st at Black Mtn) and with it the selection of the team to represent Maine at the New England U16 Championships in Fort Kent, March 13-15.  Click on the info sheet for the complete info.  Click here for Sassi race info.

Maine Team Jackets:
All U16s who qualify for the Maine team at Sassi Memorial Classic will have the opportunity to purchase a Maine Team Jacket if they so choose.  It's not mandatory and the cost is not included in the U16 Championship trip cost.  The jackets are $100 and the check for those should be made out to "Maine Nordic Team".  If a skier wants a jacket they will have to purchase it at Sassi Memorial Classic.  Skiers will not have an opportunity to purchase jackets later in the season because we're only making one order so please remember to bring a check to Sassi if you think you might make the team and would be interested in ordering a jacket.

 

CLICK HERE for a great photo gallery of the Leavitt Alpine Invitational at Mt. Abram.

Top Freshmen: Connor Dolan of CMSC and Kate McKee of Kent's Hill.  Top Sophomores: Caleb Niles of Deering/Nolan Rogers of Mt. BLue and Abby Despres of Maranacook.  Top Juniors: Luca DeAngelis of Maranacook and Leela Hornbach of Gould Academy.  Top Seniors:  Ethan Harriman of Maranacook and Hannah Despres of Maranacook.  FULL RESULTS

The start lists are now posted for the Maranacook Waves on Saturday at Maranacook.  The boys race is at 1:00pm and the girls start at 2:15pm.

 Bigrock Mountain will be hosting the Class B & Class C Alpine State Championships on Monday February 16th and Tuesday February 17th. We are looking for volunteers to help with these races.  We have volunteer positions available for both inside and outside.

The Maranacook Wave Race and Skimeister Slalom is on as scheduled this coming Saturday, January 17!! The Slalom is on as originally planned at Kents Hill Ski Slope and the Wave Race is also as scheduled at Maranacook High School. We got lucky with 4" of snow on Monday and that combined with the work we did this fall smoothing the trails and some shoveling has resulted in a course that is in great shape! We have made some changes to our trail since we last raced here that we think you will really like! See you on Saturday!

The Leavitt Alpine Invitational is on Monday, January 19th at Mt. Abram.  We will be running 2 runs on Boris from top to bottom with a reset if needed. This should be a great race to help us all prepare for states this year for those of us that will be racing at Mt Abram.   Please send  run orders to jacobjohnston07@gmail.com by Friday. Fee this year is $18 per racer. Please make checks payable to the "Leavitt Ski Boosters." 

Start Time- 12:30am
 

The Oxford Hills Sprints and 3K race are being held Saturday, Jan. 24, at Sunny Croft Farm.  Start time is 10am with the boys 1K time trial followed by the girls.  Any skier not doing the Sprints can race in the 3k race.  Cost is $6/skier with checks being made out to Oxford Hills Comprehensive HS.  entries are due by 7pm on Tuesday, Jan. 20th. Please use attached format for your entries.  Nothing above LF wax is to be used on the skis for this race, so please let your skiers and parents know.  We want the best skier to win not the best wax.

Mountain Valley will host a race featuring two full length runs of G.S. (55 seconds +/-)in the morning and two runs of slalom in the afternoon on January 19th. The idea is to put together a full day of racing for our athletes and give them a preview of the 2015 Eastern High School Qualifier or better known as the"Shoot-Out", which will be held at Black again this year. Scoring for the event will be the same as the Qualifier or shoot-out is scored. An individual's best place on either run of each event combined to give you individual scores, the four lowest combined scores will compose the team score. The event will be followed by an awards ceremony recognizing individuals and teams.  $16.00/ racer.  Contact info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Entries must be submitted to Bob Arsenault by 1/15/15.  His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Click on the race info sheet below.