The future of the Chisholm Sk Club's youth program is bright, as evidenced by the season ending festivities at Black Mountain on Saturday, March 13th. 14 young skiers in two divisions completed 500m and 1k courses, displaying the skills that they developed this winter under the direction of Erin Haynes and her dedicated group of adult volunteers. The skiers in the Lollipop division were the first to race, with Dominick Desalle first across the finish line in the 500m course with a time of :2:28.. 2nd place went to shaylah Kilroy with a :3:47 finish. 3rd place went to Raegan Lyle, finishing in :4:06. Also finishing the race with great style were Dalton Viger and Emery Black.
In the Junior Mints division, Nora Haynes sprinted to the gold with a time of :8:03. Maddy Brown was the second older skier to stride to the finish, crossing the line in :8:55. Chloe Brown was third with a :8:58 finish. Sophia Souza had a great time of :9:33. Nora Brown was next across the line, finishing in :10:43. Right behind her was Isla Haynes at :10:46. Also skiing a great race were Addicu Bailey-Curry, Bretton Arsenault, Ainsley Black.
After the race, each skier was given a goodie bag as a reward for the effort and dedication. We are already excited about growing this program next winter.
Field trip to Carter’s XC Ski Center in Bethel with the Chisholm Ski Club Youth XC Ski Program today! Thank you to Carter’s for your hospitality and discounted tickets, and to the many CSC Volunteers, Parents, Grandparents, and Friends who lovingly donated the funds for this fun filled Valentine’s Day afternoon including a group ski, snowshoe and walk with 30 people followed by food truck snacks! Conditions were great! We can’t wait to go back!
Chisholm Ski Club's Youth Cross Country Ski Program
New this year! This 8 week program is part of the New England Nordic Ski Association Bill Koch League & began on Sunday, January 10th. It is designed for the youngest of cross country skiers to learn the sport, build community & most importantly to have FUN!
Broken down into two age groups, the Lollipop Group (ages 7 & under) & the Junior Mints (ages 8 & older), this game-focused program fosters & early love of the lifetime sport of cross country skiing.
The group meets every Sunday from 1:00pm-3:00pm (except for Super Bowl Sunday-Feb 7th). March 7th is the last day of the program & will feature small fun races & a celebration.
Several groups, the Chisholm Ski Club, ski shops as well as Black Mountain of Maine and some generous private donations were made to make this program not only possible, but free of charge. The program is entirely run by volunteers, so if you are interested in helping out, either on skis or on foot, please contact:
The Chisholm Ski Club is a 501c3 Corporation promoting affordable skiing in the River Valley.
Thanks for a great first day of XC Ski fun on January 10th..