“It’s only a little club . . . but we do big things.” - Chummy Broomhall
Chisholm Ski Club is located at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford, Maine. The Club has a rich tradition which dates back to the early days of the 20th century at its Spruce Street location and its mid 1900's days at Scottie's Mountain. Over the years the Club has hosted several world class nordic skiing events, including the 1950 World Championships, 1976 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1991 National Biathlon Championships, 1993 US Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1996 National Junior Olympics, 1996 Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championship, the 2003 Chevy Truck US Cross Country Championships, the 2004 Chevrolet US Cross Country Championships, the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, the 2010 USCSA National Championships, and the 2011 and 2012 US Cross Country Championships.
Due to the impending weather that will impact many of our school in one way or another, and the possibility of multiple KVAC/MVC schools not being able to send buses in the morning to the scheduled events at Black Mountain...
The following change has been made with input from the ADs, ski team reps, coaches, and ski mountain personnel:
-KVAC/MVC Black Mountain Alpine & Nordic for 2/9/16 has been moved to 2/11/16.
-The previously moved KVAC/MVC Nordic at Titcomb on 2/11/16 will now be on 2/10/16. the KVAC/MVC Nordic Coach Reps would like Wednesday freestyle mass start at Titcomb and Thursday classical pursuit at Black. Both races would be in the afternoon.
Here's the updated schedule, as of 2/8:
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
Updated race info will be posted on http://www.mainehighschoolskiing.com/
The 4th Annual John Roderick Marathon was held at Black Mountain Ski Resort on February 6th with 28 competitors. Skiers competed in either Classical or Freestyle 30K and 15K. In the 30K Men's Freestyle, Dave Murphy from Bartlett, New Hampshire won the gold with a time of 1:30:02. Brett Deyling of Livermore, Maine captured the silver with a time of 1:46:53. Earning the bronze was Robert Faltus of Watertown, Massachusetts, finishing in 1:48:10.
As I think back of all the races that we have hosted in Rumford, it amazes me what the Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain Ski Area have done for the River Valley Area through volunteerism. This started in the early 1900’s with the facilities on Spruce Street in Rumford, moving on to Scotty’s Mountain on the edge of town after World War II, and then on to the Glover Farm and our current location at Black Mountain in 1960.
There is so much history with the club and ski area in the River Valley and we have held some incredible events over the last 90+years. In 1950 Rumford became famous world wide for successfully staging the World Cross Country Ski Championships on a 48-hour notice. In 1951, the tryouts for the US Cross Country Ski Team were held in Rumford. In addition to these major competitions, we have since hosted National Biathlon Championships, U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, National Junior Olympics, Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, Chevy Truck US Cross Country Championships, USCSA National Championships, and most recently the 2011 and 2012 US Cross Country Ski Championships. The list goes on and on.