Cross Country Trails & Skiing

25th Annual Rangeley Lakes Trails Center Loppet

25th Annual Rangeley Lakes Trails Center Loppet

The 25th annual legendary Rangeley Lakes Loppet will be held Saturday, March 7th at the Rangeley Lakes Trail Center. The Races are 25k and 50k FreeStyle, 25K Classic, and 25K Touring. Bring the family for a weekend of winter fun! For more information call 207-864-4309.

8:30 AM to finish 

  • 524 Saddleback Mountain Road
    Rangeley, Maine 04970
  • www.rangeleytrailscenter.org.
  • Please visit Rangeley Lakes Trails for event information and registration steps. 
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Sat, Mar 7th, 8:30am to 5:00pm
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Lost Valley Winter Duathlon

Baxter Outdoors begins the 2020 Packed Powder Series with a stop at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn, Maine and part of the Auburn Winter Fest. This classic local ski hill with over 10km of cross country ski trails will play host as we snowshoe and nordic ski our way through the woods of central Maine.

The race can be tackled as a solo 5km snowshoe, solo 10km duathlon, or team 10km duathlon. The 5km snowshoe course will take place on single track trails throughout the woods. The nordic course will be set on the Auburn Nordic Ski Association trails behind Lost Valley Ski Area.

XC Skiers will race begin at 9:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 9:05am

All races will start and finish near the Lost Valley base lodge.

To register, please click here: http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/winter3.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/lost-valley-ski-area/lost-valley-winter-duathlon-5km-snowshoe/454353458827955/

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Sun, Jan 26th, 12:30pm
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Nordic Biathlon - Winter Biathlon Series at Roberts Farm

Join us for our first skiing biathlon of the season! 
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway 
Event Date: Sunday January 19, 2020
Start Time: 11:00am EST
End Time: 1:00pm EST
Price: $15.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 
Registration: Registration ends January 19, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Please visit Winter Biathlon to sign up. 
$15 fee (plus a $2.50 sign up fee)

On your mark, get set, go! Join us for our winter 2019/20 biathlon series with both dry-land races in the fall and Nordic races in winter.  You begin with a short run/ski and then alternate running/skiing with shooting. Channel your inner sharp-shooter because if you miss a target while shooting, you'll have to add on some penalty laps. 

You can choose between a 3x1k or 3x2k race during registration.  It gives the up and coming skier/shooter a chance to try out a biathlon just for fun!  Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for a youth (under 12) if you pre-register.  You also can pay for the entire series at once and receive one free race. The full five-biathlon series costs $50 for adults and $25 for youths if you pay online. On-site registration is available for $20/$10.  Target practice opens at 9:30AM and the race begins at 11AM.  We will provide air rifles, targets and a friendly team of volunteers. 

** Please Note: the discounted youth pricing will be applied during checkout. Online registration will also provide information about various course lengths. 

Be sure to check the Winter Biathlon Series additional dates! And follow along for event details on Facebook~

 

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Sun, Jan 19th, 11:00am to 1:00pm
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New England Nordic Ski Association Rollerski Series

NENSA Rollerski Series - Maine Event, Cross Country Cross (CXC) and 5k

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Pineland Farms, New Gloucester 

Day Schedule:

9:00 am – Registration opens

10:00 am – Learn to Rollerski Clinic

11:00 am – LL Bean 5k Running Race / XCX course open for inspection

12:00 pm – 5k run awards

12:30 pm – Qualification rounds for XCX begin

1:30 pm – Showcase Elimination Rounds for XCX begins

3:15 pm – XCX Awards

  • Timing will be with wand start and Finish eye.
  • Prizes for the top-3 on all 6 podiums (junior/open/masters).  “IronWoman /IronMan, IronGirl / IronBoy” (lowest placement in 5k run and XCX – top competitors in those four categories – will receive special prize.
  • All skiers in the rounds will use matched Swenor skate rollerskis.
  • 328.2.3  Gate-keepers / course marshals will report competitors to the jury that have not properly navigated features. In qualification if one feature is reported a five second penalty will be applied.  If more than one violation is reported that skier will be relegated to the end of qualification results and sorted by finish time.  In finals any violation will relegate the competitor to the back of the heat.
  • Skiers will be seeded using U.S. Ski & Snowboard (or FIS) Sprint Points.

About NENSA: 

 

The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is the umbrella organization for Nordic skiing events in the region. We are a member supported service organization that promotes the culture of cross-country skiing by creating opportunities for athletes, coaches, and officials of all levels. NENSA provides year round support to bring cross-country skiers to their highest potential at regional, national and international events. Questions about programing should be directed to Justin Beckwith at justin@nensa.net 

 

Event History

NENSA is proud to introduce their 2019 High Peaks Cyclery Rollerski Race Series featuring six events across the eastern region and a renewed supplier partnership with Swenor Rollerskis. The goal of the race series, and associated educational opportunities, is to bolster NENSA’s mission to sustain a vital and active skiing community in New England. The 2018 Series was a great success with nearly 600 participants from throughout the United States and Canada. Top seeded athletes in each of the six races of the 2019 Series will race on matched Swenor Rollerskis. The Series has been expanded to include the Maine Event, the world’s first Cross Country Cross rollerski event. Junior, Elite and Masters skiers will again vie for overall rankings, scoring up to three of the six events. In addition to raising the level of competitive programs in the East, NENSA intends to draw media attention to cross-country skiing and expose our sport to a broader audience. The Series has already spurred growth of organized competitive rollerski events across the nation. 

 

After it’s 2018 inaugural test event with several Maine college programs the Maine Eventwill again take place on October 27th and be included in the Series rankings. This exciting head to head agility sprint format mimics the emerging discipline of Cross Country Cross on rollerskis. On November 2nd the series will culminate with the Trapp Invitational – a race that continues to attract some of the top skiers in the US and world including, Olympians, World Junior medalists and many National Champions. Invitations to the final race include the NENSA Elite and Development Team, collegiate programs, and athletes that have displayed exceptional performances during the Series. NENSA is thrilled to have the support and sponsorship of High Peaks Cyclery, Enjoy Winter brands, including Swenor, Bliz and Anti-Freeze FaceTape, and Salomon for this roller ski race series. 

https://nensa.net/event/the-maine-event/

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Sun, Oct 27th, 9:30am to 3:30pm
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Mt Chase Lodge Women’s Winter Skills Weekend

At Mt. Chase Lodge, 1517 Shin Pond Rd. Registered Maine Guides will lead ski and snowshoe adventures, teach basic ice fishing, fish identification, introduction to snowmobiling. Pre-registration required. Cost: $370/shared room, $420/private room; includes instruction, leadership by registered Maine Guides, lodging. Contact Mt. Chase Lodge (207-528-2183) FMI

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Fri, Mar 15th, 8:45am to Sun, Mar 17th, 8:45am
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2019 Mary's Firemen for a Cure

We are very excited to announce that Mary's Firemen for a Cure will be held on March 9th, 2019 at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn!!

We heard from Lost Valley and several other area ski resorts generously offering their support. Thank you to everyone who shared our post and reached out to ski resorts on our behalf. This event would not be happening this year without all of you!

We will post more details soon, but below is some basic information about the event so start putting together your team now and please tell every firefighter and EMT you know to be at Lost Valley on March 9th!

We hope to see everyone there. Let's make this year bigger than ever!

Looking for local lOdging Deals. Here's one just for racers and event attendees from the Hampton Inn. (about 10 minutes from the base lodge) https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/P/PWMLAHX-MFR-20190308/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Details:
Who: Any Firefighter or EMT and those affected by breast cancer.
What: Teams of 5, in full turnout gear carrying a 50ft length of hose down a modified slalom course.
Cost: $150 per team ($30 per person). Fee includes lift ticket, registration fee, a chili lunch and t-shirt (if registered by February 27)
When: Firemen's Race begins at 2:00 pm with registration starting at 12:30.
Why: To raise money for breast cancer patients in Maine and to have fun doing it.

Remember, for every $100 your team raises, one second is taken off your overall race time. The more money you raise, the more time comes off the clock!

Also, $25 lift tickets for family members of racers and race volunteers! There will be live music, locally brewed beer and of course, Mary's Firemen merch!

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Sat, Mar 9th, 12:30pm to 6:00pm
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Nordic Biathlon - March 2K

Ski 2K, shoot 5 targets, ski 2K, shoot 5 targets, ski 2K
EVENT DATE: Sunday March 3, 2019
START TIME: 11:00am EST
END TIME: 1:00pm EST
PRICE: $10.00 Race Fee + $2.00 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends March 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EST 
Date: 
Sun, Mar 3rd, 11:00am to 1:00pm
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POND-A-PALOOZA

April 13, 2019 - Sunday River

What's spring at a ski resort without pond skimming?

Registration is free, but in order to secure a spot, head to the Welcome Center at South Ridge Lodge to sign on the dotted line and get your bib number. Costumes weigh heavy on your score, so come suited up in anything but a wet suit (unless you're a wimp)! Prizes of all sorts will go out to the winners!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2330204890637018/

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Sat, Apr 13th (All day)
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Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon

In addition to being an excellent fundraiser, the Ski-A-Thon is a ton of fun. It’s the only time during the year when a majority of our participants, volunteers, and supporters are gathered together, so we are able to celebrate as a whole community. This year, we have a goal of raising $400,000! Whether as a team member, a sponsor, or individual who provides pledges – we hope you will consider supporting us in reaching our goal.

Participating in the Ski-A-Thon is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Create a team, join a team or be your own team! We encourage everyone to raise a minimum of $250 per person, with lots of great incentives and prizes to go above and beyond!

 https://www.sundayriver.com/events/ski-a-thon

All members receive:

A ski pass for the day of the event

A delicious breakfast, lunch, and evening celebration

An event t-shirt

Date: 
Sat, Mar 23rd (All day)
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BANKED SLALOM

Based on the model of the Mount Baker Banked Slalom, the Sugarloaf Banked Slalom is an open-registration event hosted in conjunction with Olympic Gold Medalist and Sugarloafer, Seth Wescott. Featuring a course of banked-turns winding down Sugarloaf's iconic East Coast terrain, the objective is simple: the fastest rider to the bottom wins.

With a new format for 2019, timed racing will only take place on Sunday, March 31st. The course will be open for training runs (registered participants only) on Saturday, March 30th. Training runs will be timed with all results displayed at the Saturday night party located at The Rack BBQ. The 2019 race will also feature chip timing for increased accuracy.

For event infomation please visit: Banked Slalom

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Sat, Mar 30th, 10:00am to Sun, Mar 31st, 10:00am
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