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.
Tickets available at the ticket counter and at the Chisholm Ski Club Race Headquarters.
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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, 1992 USSA XC Jr. Olympics, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, the first ever US/ North American Womens Ski Jumping championships in 1996, 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.
The Maranacook Men and Women easily outdistanced their opponents at the initial Nordic race at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford. Elsa Bergdahl was the first to cross the line in the womens' race, finishing the 5k freestyle in 19:31.8. Her teammate, Olympia Farrell finished second with a time of 19:41.7. Taking the finapodium spot was Maranacook's Lin Martinez Nocito, who finished in 21:00.7. Other top 6 finishers, all from Maranacook, were Jenna Babdeau (21:51.6), Claire Holman (23:26.1), and Ruby Nelson (24:08.7).
In the men's race, Maranacook's Max Olmstead was first with a time of 13:51.6. Silas Bartol, also of Maranacook, came in second, finishing in 15:47.1. Their teammate Wyatt Stevenson came in third with a time of 16:33.6. Rounding out the top 6 finishers were Zach Berg (17:42.4), Ben Adams (18:23.9) and Eric Nelson (19:10.1), all skiing for Maranacook.
The next Nordic race at Black Mountain will be the Sassi 5k Classical on January 29th.
For complete results, click here.
Race Photos at RVGPhotos.com
The January 9th MARA Black Mountain Opener Giant Slalom race that was postponed has been rescheduled for January 23rd.
Black Mountain Opener
Chisholm Ski Club
January 23, 2022
Race classes: U8, U10, U12, U14 (Limit 100 per gender)
Entry fee: $40.00 with online registration only. No day of race registration
Registration: Registration and bib pick up opens at 7:30 for the girls and for the boys in the Comp Center.
Coaches must show credentials for comp ticket.
9:30am first run of GS. Girls followed by the Boys.
12:30pm second run of GS.
Results: All results will be posted on line on the Chisholm Ski Club website immediately following the race.
Awards: Award ceremony will be after completion of event near the T-Bar building
Black Mountain welcomes you and wants you to have an enjoyable event. Stay safe and ski fast.
Black Mountain of Maine is excited to announce we will be hosting the Black Mt. Traverse skimo race Saturday March 5 in conjunction with NE Rando Race Series and Chisholm Ski Club. This year skimo (short for ski mountaineering) racing is an Olympic medal event. BMOM is a community owned nonprofit ski area. Chisholm Ski Club is the oldest ski club in the US and has hosted world cup and national championship races.
The NE Rando Race Series is the oldest skimo race series in the NorthEast. BMOM is the final venue of the eight race series. There are two divisions, competitive and recreational. Each division runs three laps with the competitive division partially descending the Pocwock glade and climbing back up each lap. The recreational course has 3,450’ of climbing and skiing and the competitive course is 4,540’. Almost the entirety of both courses are on skin tracks or glades cut by the Angry Beavers. These glades are some of our best snow holders and provide an excellent challenge for skiers. The Pocwock climb was cut this fall specifically for the race.
We are hoping this becomes an annual event. For that to happen we need to see a good turnout. Sure there will be folks in Lycra suits similar to Nordic ski racers zooming up, but much like a recreational road race there will be lots of folks looking to challenge themselves and enjoying the camaraderie of the event. Chisholm Ski Club has offered to lower the cost of participation in the recreational division from the standard $55 to $35 to encourage more to participate. Everyone who participates in either the recreational or competitive divisions will receive a prize and the bib serves as an uphill ticket for the remainder of the day. So join in and tell your friends and be part of the first year race.
More information on the course can be found at https://nerandorace.blogspot.com/p/race-venue-black-mountain-of-maine.html