Greetings NENSA Community!

Mother Nature has continued in the crazy (bad) weather department, and we are keeping a close eye on conditions for upcoming race weekends and events. That said, the White Mountain Classic 30k, NENSA One Day Club Championship, was a huge success, with good course conditions despite the warming temps and a multitude of pine cones in the tracks due to high gusting winds. See box below for full write up on the day and photos. Congrats to the men of NWVE and the women of CSU on winning the club titles for 2018!

Another large contingency of New England Masters racers were out in Minneapolis MN last weekend for the World Masters Championships. Our NENSA members had some really fantastic results and World Masters Titles! See below for a full write up and results.

Word has it that tomorrow, Thursday 1/25 will be the day that the USOC announces who will be on the Cross Country Olympic Ski Team for PyeongChang. You can see who is on the potential list so far, in the box below, including 6 NENSA Elite Team members! Fingers crossed another New England skier, or two, can join the list! NENSA will post the Team on all social media, once it is announced. Hard to believe, but it is finally almost here! #16daystoPyeongChang 

This weekend brings the Supertour to Craftsbury VT (sprints on Friday and distance races on Sunday, which is also an out of region JNQ for U18/U20's). The iconic Craftsbury Marathon will be in-between the two, on Saturday 1/27. Sunday is also NENSA's sold out Women's Day in Woodstock VT. There are so many other great races and events happening all over New England this weekend, paintball anyone?? Be sure to check out the full list of calendar events at the bottom of this newsletter.

Want to be a part of all the action this winter and make a difference - consider volunteering at the upcoming Stowe Eastern Cup/UVM Carnival the weekend of 2/2-2/4. Full details and how to sign up to help in the box below.

I hope to see you out on a snowy race trail soon - perhaps at the Craftsbury Marathon this Saturday? Or Woman's Day on Sunday?


Amie W. Smith
Executive Director
New England Nordic Ski Association

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NENSA News from the Field
Highlights and Notes from NENSA and the Nordic World
Olympic Cross Country Team Update
(so far)
Erik Bjornsen (top 50 World Cup ranking in distance, sprint) ^
Sadie Bjornsen (top 8 in designated selection event) ^
Rosie Brennan (top 50 World Cup ranking in distance, sprint) ^
Sophie Caldwell (top 8 in designated selection event) ^
Jessie Diggins (top 8 in designated selection event) ^
Simi Hamilton (top 50 World Cup ranking in sprint) ^
Andy Newell (top 50 World Cup ranking in sprint) ^
Kikkan Randall (top 50 World Cup ranking in sprint, distance) ^
Ida Sargent (top 50 World Cup ranking in sprint) ^
Liz Stephen (top 50 World Cup ranking in distance) ^

^ Qualified for U.S. Olympic Team
Final team announcements will be made on 1/25, subject to USOC approval.
RED = NENSA elite team members! #goNewEngland #nensaeliteteam
The White Mountain Classic 30k RECAP:
We are pleased to offer you an account of the race by guest master writer, Damian Bolduc, from NWVE. Damian offers colorful insight into the race and the healthy rivalries that exist between some skiers in New England. Full write up & link to results HERE
The Jackson XC staff and their trails put on an amazing show for the 2018 running of the White Mountain Classic, and NENSA One Day Club Championship. Pictured above are the NWVE men and CSU women ~ Club Champions for 2018!
The 2018 Masters World Cup in Minneapolis, Minnesota, garnered skiers aged 30 to 90 from countries as far flung as Norway, Finland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, and Slovakia....

Read full story from guest writer, and new M5 World Masters Champion, Kathy Maddock (& results link) HERE
Volunteers Needed for upcoming Stowe Eastern Cup/UVM Carnival Weekend ~ February 2-4
It takes a village to put on three days of Eastern Cup and College Carnival racing. Be a part of the fun and action! Consider volunteering at the upcoming Stowe VT EC/UVM Carnival. This three day event will attract some of the fastest skiers from around the region. It should be an exciting race series and we will need many volunteers to help us pull off a great event!

Friday, 2/2: Open Carnival only 
Saturday, 2/3: Combined Open Carnival and EC
Sunday, 2/4: EC only (Zak Cup)

Volunteers needed for stadium setup and breakdown, timing, finish area, course monitors and maintenance, crowd and crossing control and bib collection/organization. As a thank you for your hard work, Stowe Nordic will provide all volunteers with hot beverages and breakfast goodies, a yummy lunch and a Trapp ski pass for each day you volunteer.

In the event of insufficient snow, we will hold the races at Craftsbury Outdoor Center. This decision will be made by next Tuesday.

If you are interested in helping, please email with the day(s) and time(s) that you are available. Please also let them know if you have a preferred task.
They have created a google form for you to fill out that will answer these questions.
All NENSA Clubs and Coaches should check this out:

As of January 15, 2018, those wishing to access SafeSport materials must use the below access codes.  Please share widely with your club volunteers and coaches and encourage them to utilize these resources. 

Onboarding Link:
Access Code:

Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead at the NENSA Calendar
Upcoming Events:
January 26 & 28 US Ski & Snowboard SuperTour Craftsbury VT
January 27 Craftsbury Marathon Craftsbury VT
February 24 The Bogburn Classic
February 25 Stowe Derby
Link to full month by month Calendar Listing HERE
Renew your NENSA Membership today, and THANK YOU!
Take pride in joining the New England Nordic community with your NENSA membership in knowing your dues are coming right back to you in the form of NENSA programming and our ongoing support of venues, clubs, athletes and coaches across the region. 

NEW this fall ~ "upgrade" your membership to either a Contributing Member ($100) or a Lifetime Member ($500 single/$750 couple) and or partner sponsor Out There Nordic will send you either a $20 or a $75 gift certificate for your increased membership support to NENSA! It's a win-win, for you and for NENSA!

There are more reasons than ever to re-new your NENSA Membership! In the past few weeks we have added 4 new NENSA Members Only Benefits & Offers to our website ~ and the list is growing every week! Check back often as we will be adding a few more from our wonderful sponsors next week! Go to our "NENSA Members Only Benefits and Offers" tab, under Membership, on to see the latest offers!

Questions?? Email or call ( 207-688-6503) George in our NENSA office - he is there to help you! 

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