Black Mountain Ski Resort & Chisholm Ski Club Trail Race Pass
Please note that any spectator on skis at any Nordic race must purchase a race spectator pass to be on course and the Nordic trails for the day.
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“It’s only a little club . . . but we do big things.” - Chummy Broomhall (1919-2017)
||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.|
In the first Nordic race of the season, Nora McCourt of the Farmington Area Ski Team was the fastest skier, completing the Chisholm Challenge 3k Classical race in 12:49.9. Second place went to McCourt’s teammate Natalie McCarthy, who crossed the finish line in 13:32.7. The final podium spot was won by Katharine Garcia of Auburn Middle School with a time of 13:59.5.
In the boys race, Ellis Slover of AMS garnished the gold medal, finishing in 10:54.8, nearly 2 minutes ahead of the next competitor. The silver medal went to Farmington Area’s Henri McCourt, who strided the course in 12:40.6. Ben Hilton of FAST grabbed the bronze with a time of 13:42.6.
This race featured a new configuration for the John Roderick Trail System at Black Mountain. The young skiers handled the extended downhill beautifully, with only a couple of spills. This race served as a good tune up for Saturday’s Junior Sassi 3k Classical.
Mountain Valley’s Jayden Boulanger had a total two-run time of 1:11.44 to capture gold at the Chisholm Challenge girls Giant Slalom at Black Mountain on Martin Luther King Day. Taking the silver with a combined time of 1:13.51 was Gianna Divivo of Oxford Hills. Rosie St. Cyr of the Chisholm Alpine Race Team took the bronze with a score of 1:14.10.
In the boys race, Evan O’Donnel, skiing for Auburn Middle School, took gold with a combined score of 1:10.14. His teammate Ellis Slover won the silver with a combined score of 1:10.34.
Black Mountain of Maine and the Chisholm Ski Club were the hosts to the Maine Alpine Racing Association's Giant Slalom for U8/U10 Girls, U8/U10 Boys, U12 Girls, U12 Boys, and U14 Girls and U14 Boys on Sunday, January 5th. In the Boys U14, Cameron Hosmer of Andover, Massachusetts and skiing for the Gould Academy Competition Program, took the gold medal with a two run total time of 1:15.37. Taking the silver medal was Lewiston, Maine's Ellis Slover, skiing for the Lost Valley Racing Club. Bryce Marcoux, skiing for the Chisholm Racing Club, grabbed the bronze.
In the girls U14, Raymond, Maine's Avalyn Beaudin grabbed gold with a two run total of 1:19.31. Breezy Quimby of Rangeley took the silver, while Jaden Boulanger out of Newry and skiing for Gould took the bronze.
Samuel Abelson of Gloucester, MA and skiing for GACP, took top honors in the boys Under 12 competition. His two-run total was 1:18.23. Second place went to Oliver Whipple of Yarmouth and skiiing for the Carrabasset Valley Academy team. The final podium position was captured by Poland's Dan Watson, skiing for Lost Valley.
The girls U12 gold was won by Gloucester, MA's Aubrey Abelson (GACP). She had a two-run total of 1:19.95. She was followed by Falmouth's Riley Davis, skiing for CVA.. GAPC's Margo Hesson of Falmouth finsihed in third place.
The boys U10 gold went to Burton Anderson of Marstons Mills, MA, skiing for the Shawnee Peak Race Team. His two-run total was 1:24.96. The silver was won by Anderson's teammate Peyton Toomey of Westbrook.
Kira Hiebert of Bethel and skiing for GACP won the girls U10 race with total times of 1:19.91. The silver went to Portsmouth, NY skier Hannah Martin of Shawnee Peak. Finishing in third place was CVA's Quinn Marston of Cape Elizabeth.
In the youngest class, Bethel's Henry Sapak, with a two-run total of 1:40.99 to take the gold for GACP in the boys Under 8. Tucker Lyons, from Marblehead, MA and skiing for Gould, earned the silver. The final podium position was won by Bethel's Wynn Mendenhall, a Gould Future Star.
And finally, CVA's Molly Holman of Kingfield grabbed the girls U8. The silver went to GACP's Madison Lambert of Bethel. Grace Leszczynski, a GACP skier from Rowley, MA, won the bronze.
The Chisholm Ski Club would like to thank the volunteers, coaches, parents and skiers for a great day of fun ski competition.
Audrey Heriz-Smith of Camden Hills High School won the KVAC women's giant slalom race at Black Mountain with a two-run combined time of 1:42.62. Jenna Hanrahan of Mt. Blue HS took second (1:46.99) with Hampen Academy's Brea Brown came in third. Rounding out the top 6 were Janiki Pakulski of Maranacook, Jordan Cummings of Edward Little and Maranacook's Katie Ide.
The 2018 Maine U16 and Eastern High School Championship teams were selected based on qualifying races held at Black Mountain on March 3rd. In the High School race, Olivia Skillings, skiing for the Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, passed Stephanie Nicols of Gould Academy in Bethel to capture 1st place in the Freestyle pursuit. Nicols, who had won the 5k Classical race earlier in the day, finished second. Coming in third was Lily Horne of Freeport High School.
In the High School Boys competition, Ben Alford, representing the Bethel Outing Club won the gold in the pursuit. Alford, who had also won the classical race, led wire to wire. He was followed by Max Bartley, who was skiing as a member of the Outdoor Sport Institute of Caribou. Finishing in third was Luke Bartol of Maranacook High School.
The Maine Principal Association's Ski Committee has received a great deal of feedback regarding the ski helmet requirements that were in effect in the 2018-2019 ski season.
Following a recommendation from the Coaches’ Association, the Ski Bulletin and Alpine Rule Book will be adjusted to the FIS rule in place for GS, but allow for the use of "slalom helmets" as is under current FIS and USSA rules. “Helmets designed and manufactured for the partic- ular event of ski racing being contested are required for all competitors and fore- runners in all USSA events and official training. Helmets must bear a CE mark and conform to recognized and appropri- ate standards such as CEH.Din 1077, ASTM F2040, SNELL S98 or RS 98. The CE mark (see below) shall be affixed in a non-removable way on the back of the helmet in a visible location not cov- ered by the goggle strap.
Helmets must cover the head and ears. Helmets with spoilers or edges that stick out are not per- mitted. Protective fea- tures integral to the event being contested, such as chin guards on SL helmets are per permitted. Soft ear protection is only permitted for helmets used in SL.”