Ski Club is On Today

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!

Youth Ski Club Starts Wednesday!

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!

Emmy Held

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.

Caroline Mathes

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
 

Quarry Road Opener Cancelled

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. 

Coaches’ Clinic December 17th

Central Maine Ski Club has arranged a one day Nordic coaching course for our volunteers and paid coaches on December 17th, through OSI, the Outdoor Sports Institute (formerly Maine Winter Sports). 

The club has offered to reimburse any coach volunteering this winter for our ski programs if they wish to take the course. Please see the links below for information and registration info. There is a minimum course size of 6, so please sign up if you are interested.
Thanks,

Chad Sisson

Central Maine Ski Club
Course information:

https://tockify.com/outdoorsi/detail/44/1481983200000

Registration Link:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/OutdoorSportInstitute2/CentralMaineSkiClubXCSkiLeaderEducationWorkshopDecember2016 

Central Maine Ski Club is excited to begin the 2016-17 ski season at Quarry Road Trails

Registration is now open at:

https://www.skireg.com/16-cmsc-club-membership

Please sign up as soon as possible so that we can communicate important dates for teams and youth program skiers. Contact Scott Beale, rsb471@gmail.com, or mobile; 301-767-7004, if you have any question about registration or the registration website.

Look for important updates on our Facebook page

CMSC is proud to announce our partnership with Outdoor Sports Institute (formerly Maine Winter Sports) to provide quality skis through their Ski Lease Program. Look to our website and FB page for updates, but plan on a sizing night December 1st, 3-6PM at 1 Post Office Square, Waterville.

Used ski equipment is also for sale through www.nensa.net and several ski sales around the state including one in Farmington on November 5, 8AM-noon at Mt. Blue HS.

Register now for the CMSC 5K Run Biathlon, Sunday November 6th. Races start at 10:30.

Contact cmmathes@colby.edu to volunteer

Register for the biathlon at 

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

Free, Open Cross-country Running Meet at Quarry Road Oct. 1

On Saturday, October 1, Colby College will host a free, open cross-country meet, so college athletes and members of the community can participate together.

The meet will be held at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville.

Race distances and start times are 3K (11:15 a.m.), 8K (12 p.m.), and 6K (1 p.m.).

The meet is open to all.

There is no fee to enter and registration will be onsite that day.

For more info, please contact: Eric Johnson (esjohnso@colby.edu).

Central Maine Ski Club to Host 2017 Eastern Cup at Quarry Road Trails

In addition to our planned Zak Cup event on December 10, 2016, we have been selected by NENSA to host a weekend of Eastern Cup racing January 14 and 15, 2017!

The Eastern Cup Series has been on the race calendar since the early years of NENSA, and is considered NENSA’s signature race series, offering competition for Bill Koch League, Junior, Senior and Master skiers. Eastern Cup events also serve as the Junior National Qualifier races for the New England Junior National Team.

In 2016, we hosted an Eastern Cup as part of the Bates Carnival that was moved at the last second from Rumford to our snowmaking loop.  In February of 2013 we hosted another Eastern Cup when it was moved from Bond Book in Augusta because of snow conditions.  This will be the first Eastern Cup that we’ll host with the benefit of planning ahead of time!

So… save the date to race, volunteer, or spectate at New England’s premiere Nordic ski race series!