“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.|
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.
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.”
Black Mountain of Maine was the site of the Eastern High School Qualifier Shootout on February 24th. The shootout consisted of 2 runs each of Slalom and Giant slalom. Racers scored points based on their top finishes in each event. On the girls side, Brooke Juneau of Fryburg Academy and Annesley Black of Cheverus High School were tied for the top spot. Juneau had a first place finish in the first run of the GS and a second place finish in the second run. Black was equal to the task, coming in second in the first run GS and first in the second run. The girls reversed their finishes in the slalom Event. Marielle Pelletier of Mt. Blue came in third.
In the boys race, Marshwood High School's Sean Maguire was the top scorer with a first place in Run 1 of the GS and a first place in Run 2 of the Slalom. AJ Noyes of Falmouth HS had the second best total with a second place in Run 2 of the GS and first place in Run 1 of the Slalom.
The top 12 male and female skiers will represent Maine at the Eastern High School Championships at Attitash Mountain, on March 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. The 7th is a training day. Women & Mens Slalom will be held on Friday 3/8 while Saturday is the Women's GS, Sunday is Men's GS.
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On the last day of competition in the 2018 MVC Skiing Championships at Black Mountain of Maine, Spruce Mountain's Julia Pomeroy captured the gold medal in girls giant slalom on February 13. Pomeroy's two-run combined time was 1:47:93 to beat out Alice Mackay of Mt. Abram, who took the silver. Ellie Leduc of Mountain Valley claimed the bronze medal. Rounding out the top 6 were Bailey Coates and Adria Plourde of Spruce Mtn. and Emma Berube of Mt. Abram HS.