NENSA Women's Ski Day, February 9, 2014
Enjoy a fun day on snow. Experience cross-country ski clinics for every level of skier-from first-timers to seasoned masters! In addition to top-notch instruction, there will be wax demonstrations, a fantastic prize drawing and a fabulous lunch at The Bethel Inn. Clothing and equipment retailers will be on hand with items to try and buy. FMI: Women's Ski Day
Sponsored by the Bethel Outing Club on Gould Academy's trail system. This is a classic technique, mass start, point to point ski race that has 20 km or 10km distance choices. There are timed and non-timed options as well as youth events including a 200 meter lollipop course for toddlers and 6 km non-timed classic race for young children.
Join us in celebrating winter in this event filled week. More information to follow.
Corkscrew Chase is a 15 kilometer mass start, pursuit race -- 7.5 km classic technique race in the morning followed by a 7.5 km skate technique race in the afternoon. The course offers a thrilling jaunt over terrain that undulates, twists and twirls through hemlock and hardwood groves, past stone dams, and across fields. The race starts at the Bethel Nordic Ski Center and the route includes the Corkscrew Trail, a local favorite, and a trail that earns its name honestly.
Spring Ahead Series
Wednesdays in March, 4:30pm
To celebrate the rising sun, a scored series of seven kilometer time trials. Rolling starts begin at 4:30 pm on Wednesdays afternoons. The trials will alternate between classic and freestyle technique. Time trails will be scored by finish order to support an individual’s series score. The person with the lowest score for the series wins. This Spring Ahead Series is a fun and easy going event that allows participants to start on a rolling basis.
Troll Trolling, Everyday
Troll trolling is an on-going activity that entices children to ski in search of “Trolls”. The "Trolls" are handmade wooded figures placed along the ski trails. A map that shows the Trolls current location (they move around) is posted in the ski shop. Children must use their map to find each troll. When all Trolls are found, the child can then return a completed card to the ski shop in exchange for a really big and very tasty cookie.
K's-for-Kids • Everyday
A child oriented program where kids are encouraged to be outside skiing. Children record how much they ski each time they ski over the winter. When the child reports their progress the ski shop staff will award a gold star for every 3 kilometers they ski on the chart in the ski shop. Special prizes are awarded for 24 kilometers, 45 kilometers and 75 kilometers.