Registration Links Posted for November and December Events

November 7, 2015

Fall Biathlon.  A run-shoot biathlon using paintballs for all ages.

Registration is just $5, $10, or $15 depending on age with discounts for CMSC program participants and Quarry Road pass holders.

Link to Sign-up.

December 13, 2015

Quarry Road Opener.  A freestyle (skate) race for all ages.  Age appropriate distance up to 8th grade, 5K for high school skiers, and 10K for all others.  Join us!

Link to Sign-up

TRAIL WORK DAY at Quarry Road – Sunday Sept 27, 9-12:00 

Leaders: Caroline Mathes, Wally Donovan, Tracey Cote 
Please join us for a few hours of clearing the trails at Quarry Road Recreation Area. 

Meet at the Welcome Center Yurt at 9:00 am. 

Equipment needed: Loppers, Bladed Weed whackers 

Suggest long sleeves and pants ( lots of blackberry bushes) 

Bring water 

Focus of work: 

Clearing a 6 foot wide trail ( or more) on the New Back Country Trail , north of North Koons Loop. 

Clearing brush and seeding corners on South Koons Loop. 

Questions: call Caroline at 207- 397-3477

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:

Link to Race Details:


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

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

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.