Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain Ski Resort will be hosting this season's Maine Principals Association State Class A Nordic Ski Championships. The Classical races will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 followed by the Freestyle races on Friday the 23rd.
The Chisholm Ski Club, Black Mountain Ski Resort, and NENSA are combining to host the 2016 Qualifying races for Nordic skiers hoping to earn a spot on the Maine teams that will represent our state at Eastern High School Nordic Championships to be held at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT or picked for the U16 Championships to be held at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford, ME. This Maine Nordic Team Selection Race will be held at Black Mountain of Maine on Saturday, Mar 5th, starting at 10:00AM. The sole purpose of the Maine Nordic Team Selection Race is to pick the 24 Male and 24 Female Athletes who will represent Maine at the Eastern High School Nordic Championships and at the U16 Championships. Below is the schedule for the day.
With all eyes this week focused this week on this year's MPA state championships, it's important to note that the competitive ski season will continue. On Satureday, February 20th, top high school skiers from around the state will gather at Black Mountain to compete for a chance to represent Maine at the Eastern High School Championships.
Friday: 9:00 am Course open for inspection
9:00 am Race Headquarters open for packets and bib pick-up
12:00 pm NENSA/Event Organizers Meeting
1:00 pm Coaches Meeting in Base Lodge Conference Room- lunch provided
3:00 pm Boys 5 km FreeStyle – waves of 6 each minute
4:00 pm Girls 5 km FreeStyle - waves of 6 each minute
5:00 pm Awards in Stadium
Saturday: 8:00 am Course open for inspection
10:00 am Boys 5k Classic - waves of 6 each minute
11:00 am Girls 5k Classic - waves of 6 each minute
11:45 am Awards in Stadium
11:30 am Sprint course open for inspection
12:00 pm Stadium layout open for inspection
2:00 pm Boys 1.2K FreeStyle Sprint - waves of 6 each minute
3:00 pm Girls 1.2K FreeStyle Sprint - waves of 6 each minute
5:00 pm Relay Team run orders due – Race headquarters
6:00 pm Pasta Banquet at Mountain Valley High School/Raffle drawing (Get Directions)
6:30 pm Classic, Sprint and Individual Awards
Sunday 7:30am Bib pick up in Race Headquarters
7:30am Course open for inspection
10:00 am 4 x 3.5K Mixed Medley Relay
(Boys’ classical, Girls’ classical, Boys’ freestyle, Girls’ freestyle)
12:00pm Team Relay and Overall Awards in Stadium
The NENSA U16 Championships, originally schedule to be held at Black Mountain Ski Resort, were moved to Gould Academy's Pine Hill Ski Trails in Bethel, Maine due to unusually warm and wet conditions. The evergreen lined trails were able to survive the last season's heavy rains and warm weather, thanks in great part by the volunteers who worked tirelessly to prepare the trails, ensuring the event was not cancelled.
Black Mountain, Sugarloaf, and Titcomb Mountain to Host 2014 Championships
The Mountain Valley Conference and Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference combined to hold their individual league skiing championships. One change this year was that the Nordic and Alpine races were each be held on separate weeks, similar to what the Maine Principals Association adopted for this year's state championships.
Black Mountain of Maine is alive and well!! We have made the transition from being owned by Maine Winter Sports to being our own Board of Directors owned and operated Black Mountain of Maine. Through fund raising efforts we have increased our snow making capacities and worked on other improvements on the hill to ensure an outstanding surface to race on.