U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Selection Race Nordic Selection Race

2020 U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Selection Race (2)

2020 U16/EHSC Nordic Selection Race Start Lists, Course Map, and Other Updates

2020 Selection Race Update

2020 Maine U16 Nordic Team Info

2020 U16/EHSC Maine Nordic Selection Race


The 2020 EHSC and U16 Maine Team Nordic selection race will take place at Quarry Road Trails on Saturday, February 29th.  The day begins with a 5K Classical in the morning and a freestyle pursuit in the afternoon.  CLICK HERE to register for the race.  Online registration closes on February 28th at 5pm.  Entry fee is $20 per racer.  Payment is done at the Welcome Center yurt 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.  See the attachment for race details.   Maine team info will be posted later.  Be sure to click on 'Read More' for important information and on the attachments.  

Maine Nordic has once again received support from EASEF to allow finding for U16 and EHSC athletes to attend the Nensa I16 and EHSC races. Please complete the application and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3/1/20. Successful recipients will be notified shortly after. Please email Buzz Bean at the above email with any questions.

The U16 fee is $365. The EHSC fee is $300.  Have a check in your hand when your name is called during the naming of the team.

Athletes must provide their own transportation to NY but we have transportation to and from the hotel to the race site for EHSC. 

**Any athletes who qualified as an automatic (by winning the pursuit in any class, or by the County Championship per rules) MUST send their nonrefundable team fee made out to Maine Nordic by 2/26/20 to:

Buzz Bean
268 Center Road
Madrid Twp., Me 


Information about qualifying for Nordic U16 and Eastern High School Championships

New this year:

In an effort to speed up the team registration process, for this year we are trying a new system.
For this to work, each athlete needs to make sure that their contact info is correct on the registration form, and also needs to turn in a signed waiver form (both parent and athlete) when picking up their bib; waiver form available online and at registration. 

All prospective team members need to be present during the team naming ceremony; when you are named, if you hand in your check with the proper informationyou are done!   U16 Trip fee is $365. Does NOT include transportation to Mountain Top.

One non-refundable check per athlete made out to Maine Nordic for the proper amount for that team (*all amounts will be posted soon, some details still in limbo); include athlete name and which team (U16 or EHSC) on subject line. 

Athletes will need a separate check for each trip they plan to go to (U16 and EHSC). 

Jackets will be available for prospective team members (if you finish in the top 20 you can be fairly sure that you will be named, if you are on the fence you can wait until after the naming ceremony) as soon as the race is done. You will need a separate check for $110 made out to Maine Nordic.

Anyone who is not prepared at the team naming will follow the same registration procedures as we have done in the past. There will be separate registration lines for each team and for men/women.

Registration race fees are $20.00 if registered online in advance, $23.00 DOR. Race fee made out to City Of Waterville. DOR registrants will be seeded first.

Open to any Maine resident, or anyone who attends school in Maine. EHSC only open to high school students.

Low fluoro wax only: no topcoats of any kind.



8:00 Course open for inspection

8:45 Registration opens

10:00 Girl's Classical 5K interval start

11:00 Boy's Classical 5K interval start

12:00 Course closed for grooming

1:00 Course open for inspection

1:00 Bib pick up for Pursuit race

2:00 Girl's Freestyle 5K Pursuit Start

3:00 Boy's Freestyle 5K Pursuit Start

3:45 Team announcement/sign-up in Nordic Stadium

4:15 Team jackets/questions in the Welcome Center Yurt

AWARDS: Maine team announcement will be approx. 3:45 pm in the Stadium. 


WAX TESTING:    Wax testing allowed on the course . Everyone must ski in the direction of the race course.

COURSE      Spectators and coaches are welcome out on the side of the course during race.

MOVEMENT:     All skiers must travel in the direction of the race course at all times. 

REGISTRATION: Entry fee $20 per athlete.   ($23 day of race) Two coaches comp passes per team.

Make checks payable to:   City of Waterville 

BIB PICK-UP: Bib pick-up will be in the Welcome Center Yurt. It opens at 8:45am.  Please return unused bibs prior to the start of the race. $50.00 fee charged for any lost bib.


Register Online at     Day of Race registration available.

No change to start order on race day. 

(U16 – born 2004 or 2005)

RESULTS: Results will be posted outside the yurt.  Results will be posted on the MHSS website.

MAINE TEAM SELECTION: Maine team will be chosen from the day’s race results: Selection will be made and announced at the awards ceremony. Those named to the team must be prepared to pay the team leader if intending to go.  When the team selections are named at the ceremony, each skier must hand the trip leader the check when they are called up. Check is payable to ‘Maine Nordic Team.’