2016 Program Overview

Lex racing in the lollipop race at the 2014 BKL Festival

Lex racing in the lollipop race at the 2014 BKL Festival

Basic information about our 2016 programs has been posted (see link above.)

The youth program is awesome for all kids aged Pre-K through 8th grade who want to learn to ski and have fun on snow.

The middle school team is for those who want more commitment and a more “professional” approach to the sport with training and racing supervised by coaches Stew Stokes and Chad Sisson.  Last year’s girls’ team finished 2nd at states and the young boys team held there own against other teams.

The high school team was brand new last year and expects to grow this year with graduates of our middle school team.  It competes in open races throughout the state, but has not been able to attain Maine Principals’ Association sanctioning because of it being open to all schools in the area.

Come ski with us this winter!!!

Winter Carnival at Quarry Road on Saturday, Jan 31st

Invite your friends for a free day of skiing and more at the Quarry Road Recreaton Area. Activities planned are: Ski lessons with ski demos, Winter fat tire bike demos, Snow shoe demos, Sledding, the Amazing Tree Maze, Winter Golf, Dogsled rides ($5.00 donations encouraged for adults), Snow shoe race at 12:00, Soups donated from several area restaurants (Buck a Cup), the LLBean Boot (games), Story Walk, and more! Volunteers are needed for the CMSC Cocoa/snack table and to assist with ski equipment from 10-12 or 12-2:00. Contact is Caroline 446-7356.

Youth Program starts with 30 plus kids in Blustery Weather

CMSC’s youth program grade K-8th started on Jan 5th in high winds and very cold temps. A few hands had to go into the Yurt for warmth but overall the kids showed their hearty souls and loved the outdoor experience. Bronze skiers were introduced to small up and down hills with great success. Silver and Gold explored the wooded trails to avoid the wind. Overall there are more than 60 skiers involved with the youth program, middle school race program and high school team.

Mule Ski Clinic and Quarry Road Opener

As of right now, we are on!

10-12 inches of new snow fell at Quarry Road on Thanksgiving eve.  The entire network has been groomed by snowmobile.

The upcoming week brings potential for a bit of rain and a couple of days of temps around 40 degrees.

Snow may be made this weekend to help supplement the natural snow — stay tuned!

Link to Clinic Details: http://www.colbytriathlon.com/colby-ski-clinic

Link to Race Details: https://www.nensa.net/calendar/index.html?id=1644

 

Ski Passes at Quarry Road

A quick summary:  passes are free for many participants in our youth program and just $25 per season for most others.  You can get a discounted pass from 12-2 on Sunday at the Quarry Road yurt or follow the instructions below.

AND snowmaking is scheduled to begin the day after Thanksgiving as long as temperatures will support the effort!

 

From the Friends of Quarry Road:

A ski pass is required for use of the groomed ski trails during the winter months to support snowmaking and daily grooming. Your fees and tax-deductible donations help provide the best cross-country skiing for miles around, right here in Central Maine!

2014/2015 Ski SEASON Pass Rates:

Waterville Resident Non-Resident
Adults $50 $100
High School and College $50 $50
Youth (11 – 14) Free $25
10 and Under Free Free
Family $100 $200
(Up to 4 individuals in the same household)
Each additional family member $15 $25
Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Advantage
10% discount on any season pass rate

Purchase your Ski Season Pass now at SkiReg.com.

Ski Trail Season Passes can also be purchased in person (with cash or check only) at:

Waterville City Hall, Finance Department
1 Common Street, Waterville
Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm – Closed holidays
207-680-4248

For occasional ski trail users who choose not to purchase a Season Pass, Day Passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center Yurt or Trailhead Kiosk at Quarry Road.

2014/2015 Ski DAY Pass Rates:

Waterville Resident Non-Resident
Adults $5 $10
High School and College $5 $5
Youth (11 – 14) Free $3
10 and Under Free Free

For ski team rates, scholarships, or further information, please call Waterville Parks and Recreation at 207-680-4744.

NENSA: NENSA Skis for Kids Program Details

NENSA: NENSA Skis for Kids Program Details.

Who is this program for?

This program is offered to all of our NENSA Bill Koch League Skiers through 8th grade. (Note — all members of the CMSC Youth Programs are NENSA members as part of their program fee!)

What kind of skis are offered?

This program rents high quality combi skis that are intended to be introductory gear. These are not perfectly flexed race skis. Skis up to 130cm are waxless skis. Beyond 135cm they are waxable combi skis that are suitable for both classic skiing and skate skiing. They will need to have kick wax applied to them to classic ski. This is not difficult and your local club should be able to help you with the basics of this.

November 2nd Paintball Biathlon – Join us!

The Central Maine Ski Club will be hosting a 5K Paintball Biathlon running race on Sunday Nov. 2, 2014 at the Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville.

Registration and check in will start at 9:00 am.

Paintball guns will be provided with supervised instruction at the target range. Target range opens at 9:30.

Three distances will be set up for various age groups(1.5K for under 10 yrs old, 3K for age 10-14, 5 K age 14 and older).

Preregistration is encouraged at https://www.skireg.com/cmsc-5k-trail-run-and-paintball-run-biathlon

Cost is $10 for youth/ MS, $15 for HS/ adults. All entry fees help support ski programs and trail maintenance at Quarry Road. Discounted season ski passes will be on sale after the race at the Open House from 12-2:00.

FREE HAY RIDES!

See quarryroadrecarea.org

Questions? Call 397-3477

Quarry Road Opener named to NENSA Zak Cup Series!

Link to Press Release

Sunday, December 7th, Quarry Road and Cental Maine Ski Club will play host to the first event in the 2014-15 NENSA Zak Cup Series.  The event will feature races from skiers of all ages with lollipop, 1, 2, and 3k races for kids, a 5k for U16’s and 10k for all other ages. All events will be freestyle and are likely to take place on artificial snow produced by Quarry Road’s system.

Add this to your calendar as either a participant or volunteer!

Need a little more race prep?  The Colby Ski Team will coach a clinic for middle and high school aged skiers on Saturday, December 6th at the venue. Stay tuned for more details.