Black Mountain Ski Resort & Chisholm Ski Club Trail Race Pass
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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 Mt. Blue women captured the 2021 KVAC Alpine Championship on March 4th at Black Mountain. In the slalom, Oxford Hills' Liz Dieterich came in first with runs of 50.69 and 50.66 for a 1:41.35 two-run total. Second place went to Anna Erb of Maranacook, whose total time was 1:44.74. Finishing in third place was Courtney Larson of Edward Little, who had a total time of 1:44.91. Rounding out positions 4-6 were Bella Devivo of Oxford Hills (1:45.95), Sadie McDonough of Mt. Blue (1:46.24), and Camden Hills' Abigail Williams (1:49.43).
In the afternoon slalom event, the women battled wind gusts, Dieterich was again the fastest skier with runs of 50:61 and 48.38 for a total of 1:38.99. Larson moved up a spot to take second place, finishing her two runs at 1:42.83. Katie Yeaton of Mt. Blue took third with a 1:43.89 time. Also finishing in the top six were Devivo (1:44.77), McDonough (1:45.36) and Camden's Lily Stowe.
Fnishing with top team scores were Mt. Blue with 1,542 points, Maranacook at 1,488 points and Camden Hills with 1, 483.
The KVAC men will hold their alpine championship at Black Mountain on Tuesday, March 11th.
The Rangeley women's alpine team, skiing as an associate member of the Mountain Valley Conference, captured the 2021 MVC Alpine Championship at Black Mountain on March 3rd. In the Giant Slalom, the individual champion was Mountain Valley's Jaden Boulanger with runs of 58.80 and 58.50 for a two-run total of 1:57.50. Rangeley depth was the deciding factor in the team championship. The Lakers' Ameila Stokes finished second with a total time of 2:00.46. Third place went to Gabbie Gallant of Mountain Valley at 2:00.66, but she was the final Falcon scorer.
Rangeley took the next 3 scoring positions, with Bristol Quimby (2:01.30), Mya Laliberte (2:03.45), and Breezy Quimby (2:04.23) finishing 4,5, and 6 respectively.
In the afternoon, the attention turned to the slalom event, with 5 of the top 6 finishes belonging to Rangeley. Breezy Quimby captured the gold with times of 47.20 and 47/98 for a two-run total of 1:35.18. Her teammates Amelia Stokes (1:37.39) and Jutumn Williams (1:38.38) captured the silver and bronze. Rounding out the top 6 were Gabbie Gallant (1:47.08), Mya Laliberte (1:47.46), and Jaxyson Haley (1:51.06) of Rangenley.
The team scoring had Rangeley at the top with 1,580.0 points, Mountain Valley with 595.0 points, Mt. Abram with 578.0, and Spruce Mountain with 383.0.
In the men's Giant Slalom, Mountain Valley HS again had the individual champion with Nate Gallant recording times of 58.03 and 59.84 for the 1:57.87 two-run total. Fellow Falcon Joel Tardiff finished in second place with a total time of 2:01.05. The 3rd spot went to Daxxton Williams of Rangeley with a total of 2:07.30. Spruce Mountain's lone male skier, Jack Gilbert, took 4th place with a 2:08.85. Rangeley's Tucker MacFawn came in 5th with a score of 2:10.60. Mt. Abram then took 5 of the next 6 spots with Tre Pease, Ian Allen, Aden Richards, and Sulley Butler all scoring for the Roadrunners.
In the slalom event, Rangeley's Charlie Pye bounced back with a gold medal effort to record times of 46;43 and 48.25 for the total of 1:34.68. Teammate Sully Butler was second with a two-run total of 1:42.45. 3rd place went to Nate Gallant with a 1:42.89 total. Other top 6 finishers were Daxxton Williams (1:44.16), Tre Pease (1:44.30), and Joel Tardif (1:50.43).
Once again depth and consistant skiing proved to be the deciding factor as Mt. Abram captured the Men's Alpine Championship with 1,551.0 points. Second place went ot Mountain Valley with 1,179.0 points. Rangeley finished in 3rd place with 1,170.4 points, with Spruce Mountain rounding out the scoring with 389.0 points.
The Nordic teams will continue the competition at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center on Tuesday, March 9th.
Gould Academy's Nate Livingood was the first out of the stadium and never looked back as he to a first place finish in the 2021 Sassi Memorial 5k Classical on Saturday morning, February 20th at Black Moiuntain. Livingood's skied the Paul's 4960m course in 13:18.8 to take the gold. In second place was Nate's teammate Eli Shifrin, who crossed the finish in 13:48.0. Third place went to another Gould skier, Utah Bean, who had a time of 14:08.4. Carson Zundel of Mt. Blue took fourth place at 14:43.1. Maranacook's Max Olmstead was fifth, finishing in 14:44.6, while Alex Hemingway of Mt. Abram had the sixth best time at 14:55.1.
In the afternoon the attention switched to the girls skiers and they didn't disappoint. Once again it was a Gould Academy skier crossing the finish line first, with Eliza Skillings first across the line, taking the gold with a time of 16:13.8. Second place went to Sierra Aponte-Clarke of Deering with a time of 16:45.1. The final podium spot was won by Annabelle Brooks of Cheverus with a 16:49.6 time. Finishing in fourth was the 2020 Sassi Champion, Falmouth's Evea Clement. Eva's time was 16:51.5, which was just 1 second behind her 2020 time. Rounding out the top six was Maddie Marston of Yarmouth, who finished with a time of 17:41.8.
Thatcher Riley of Rangeley was the fastest skier in the Middle School boys giant slalom race at Black Mountain on Friday, February 19th. Thatcher had runs of 34.95 and 34.49 to win gold with his combined time of 1:09.44. Teammate Tristan Riley came in second with a two-run total of 1:10.72. Third place went to Orrin Slover, skiing for Auburn. Slover had a combined time of 1:12.35.
In the girls' race, Pheobe Bell, skiing for FAST, had runs of 35.22 and and 35.19 for a winning combined time of 1:10.41. Right behind her in second place was Adelle MacLeay of Rangeley who had a combined score of 1:10.92. Third place went to Madie Morton of FAST, who had a total time of 1:11.90.
Josua Smith, skiing for Mt. Blue HS, won the high school men's Black Mountain Slalom Race on February 18th with times of 42.93 and 43.92 for a two-run total of 1:26.85. Quinn Breen of John Bapst came in second, finishing the competition with a 1:26.96. Third place went to Jack Gilbert of Spruce Mountain, who had a two-run total of 1:33.05.
In the women's race, Jaden Boulanger captured gold with times of 47.03 and 49.24 for a combined 1:36.27 total. Edward Little's Courtney Larson grabbed the second spot with a two-run total of 1:37.78, while Sadie MacDonough of Mt. Blue took the final podium position with a 1:38.86 combined score.