The Chisholm Ski Club, Black Mountain of Maine and NENSA successfully hosted the 2023 Maine Event Cross Country Cross (XCX), despite unfavorable weather conditions. Undaunted by cool temperatures and a persistant drizzle, 52 competitors braved the conditions for a fun-filled roller skiing event consisting of hills, ramps, and a slalom course. The skiers especially enjoyed the three levels of the Black Mountain parking lot.
The races consisted of a timed loop followed by head-to-head elimination heats until a champion was crowned. In the Men's Open Dvision, Lewiston's Ellis Slover, skiing for Gould Academy defeated teammate Lucas Barstow to claim the championship. Tabor Greenberg of Vermont's Green Mountain Valley School finished 3rd.
In the Junior Men's Division, Henri Mccourt of Mt. Blue High School defeated Simon Goldstein, a Pittsford, NY native skiing for Colby College to take the crown. Third place went to Waterville's Andy Defor of Colby College.
The Women's Open Division, Bowdoin College skier, Emma Crum took 1st place with a final's heat victory over teammate Jori Grialou. Gould Academy's Nyla Scott took the final podium position.
The Junior Women's Division championship went to Nora Mccourt of Mt. Blue High School. She bested Bates College skier Izzy Glackin. Third place finisher was Mallory Raymond of Gould Academy.
Welcome to Black Mountain of Maine. Helping us with a few simple expectations while at the area
and on the mountain will help us conduct a great competitive event and make your race experience at
Black Mountain of Maine more enjoyable for you and everyone at the mountain.
Race Date: Monday, February 13th , 2023
Event: Giant Slalom
Start Time: 4:00 pm.
2:30 Bib/Lift Ticket Pickup
3:00 1st Run Inspection
3:50 Inspection closed/Hill closed from start down
4:00 1st Run
The Chisholm Ski Club hosted a successful Androscoggin Canoe Race on August 27, 2022.
The committee would like to thank all of the volunteers who made this summer endeavor a success. The race will only continue to grow and become more popular.
You can visit our Paddle Sports web site at https://chisholmskiclub.org/paddlesports.
2nd Annual Tom Kendall Cross Country Ski Tour
Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area and the Chisholm Ski Club will host the 2nd annual Tom Kendall Cross Country Ski Tour on Saturday March 12th at Black Mountain with the race starting at 12.30 pm. Participants can choose from a 3 or 5-kilometer course held on the historic cross country ski track, and they can either do classic or freestyle technique. All levels of skiers are welcome to the event. Tour fees are $10 for folks under 20 and $15 for those over 20. Race information can be found at Chisholmskiclub.org. Registration is the day of race at Race Headquarters.
Tom Kendall and his family were long time members of the Chisholm Ski Club. Tom started timing both cross country and alpine races many years ago. It was a family business right from the get-go, with his wife Nancy, and brothers and sisters helping at many events. In 2002, Tom served as the chief of timing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and he and his crews also timed the NCAA events and championships for many years. Well known around the country, Tom's timing company still lives on today as Bart Timing.