CMSC had a strong presence this weekend at both the Maine EHSC and U16 Qualifer where Connor Dolan and Gwinna Remillard qualified for Eastern High Schools while Eli Ross made the Maine U16 team. Congrats to these 3 high school team skiers.
Meanwhile in Bethel, Maine the Middle School and younger club skiers enjoyed the Bill Koch Festival. CMSC held there own against incredibly strong skiers from NY, VT, NH, MA, and Maine.
Link to U16 / EHSC Qualifer Results and Photos
Link to BKL Festival Results | Photos
Link to Virtual Team Captains Meeting
Club members — help out the club by donating food or staffing our food sales table on Thursday and Friday. Money earned helps keep our Youth, Middle, and High School Programs going. Sign Up Link.
With 4 skiers earning top 10 finishes and great team skiing by the entire group, CMSC had a great first day of states at Sugarloaf in the 3k skate event. Racing continues with in Farmington tomorrow with a 3k classic technique event.
Update: Both teams are in 2nd place after Day 1!
The first annual Non-Conference Championship race was held at Quarry Road on Saturday. It was a 5k mass start classic on a very snowy course. Caleb Niles of Deering won the boys race and Izzy Chase of Gould Academy won the girls race. Central Maine Ski Club took the boys team title and Gould Academy won the girls team title. We look forward to putting this race on again next year!
Results at Mainehighschoolskiing.com
Led by Connor Dolan and Gwinna Remillard, the CMSC High School team performed well at a meet hosted by Monmouth High School on our home course Quarry Road Trails on Tuesday.
The high school team, despite its relatively small number of skiers, and lack of local school sponsorship continues to race well on the Maine circuit.
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At Quarry Road, the CMSC Middle School team earned the team and individual wins for both boys and girls.
Meanwhile, at the Telstar Relays in Bethel, the CMSC High School team earned 8th in both the “A” and “B” relays and Cecilia Morin grabbed 3rd in the individual.
The usual protocol is to follow school cancellations for the youth program. Today however, as road conditions are improving rapidly and temperatures are warming into the afternoon, we will have the youth program practice as planned. If anyone feels that it is unsafe for them to get to quarry road and will miss this practice, we understand completely!
Hello All,Our first day of the Youth Program will be Wednesday Jan 4th. We will start officially at 3:30 but it is best to arrive early to get boots and skis figured out and to meet coaches etc. The first day will be a fun learning atmosphere (with parents welcome) where we will seek to place your children in the coaching group that fits best with their progress and current abilities. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Youth Program Director
To all members using the OSI ski lease,
If you turn your bags right side out you will see the MWSC logo. Please put duct tape over the logo as they are now called OSI.
Ski Equipment coordinator
PS: FUND RAISER: We have some volunteers to run the Food concessions during the Eastern Cup on Jan 14 and 15 but we need lots of baked goods for the sale. This is a fundraiser to support our coaching staff. Please make something and bag it in a snack size bag appropriate to sell for $1.00. You can bring it to yurt on Friday Jan. 13
Due to the unsafe driving conditions and icy road conditions for volunteers and visitors and the expected rain during the scheduled event time we feel cancellation is required. Community Free Ski Days are still planned for Jan 28 and Feb 19. Stay tuned for the activities planned for those days.
There will likely be some skiable snow but because of mechanical issues during snowmaking we will be unable to host the Quarry Road Opener / NENSA Zak Cup scheduled for Saturday, December 10.