Plan for Tuesday 1-19-16


Location:   Oak Hill – COLD AND WINDY! Dress appropriately! Buffs, toe warmers, layers!
Time:  3:30-4:30
Technique:  classic
Wax Recommendation:  V30/blue – two or three thin layers corked into the kick zone of the ski. You can do this tonight with your child and then send your skier with a cork and some wax in a baggie in his/her pocket in case s/he needs more. For an 8 min video on what to do, go here. Forward to minute 5:38 to get to the part on actually applying the kick wax, but the whole thing is pretty good if you have the time. Coaches will help those with questions tomorrow.
Upcoming Event/Race:  Mansfield Duathlon at Craftsbury, Sunday 1-24-16. To register,



Last week was a challenging week for xc logistics. Thanks to all our coaches for making our indoor days fun and productive and to parents and skiers for their flexibility and positive attitudes. You can go to our “photos” link to see some shots of what we did inside at MCS.


At the end of Thursday’s practice, we will have our second snacks of the season. It’s a fun time for kids and parents to socialize after practice. Our first one was a great success – lots of food & smiles. We will have a table set-up and provide drinks (cocoa, lemonade) and we have reusable cups for the kids.

We are asking families to please bring something to share (homemade or store-bought).  Anything snackable is welcome – cookies, chips, fruit. You may drop-off your contribution at 3:30pm or bring it to the party at around 4:20 – please come find us by the hut at the far end of the parking lot.

Tracy Zuckerman & Jane Phipps
Questions, please e-mail


Our first race is coming this Sunday! Woohoo! The duathlon where kids race the first half on classic skis, switch skis and ski the second half on skate skis! It is a blast! Please register your child through NENSA asap by going here. Stay tuned for our own club sign-up sheet and more details to help you prepare later this week.


Don’t wait to sign up for the Bill Koch Festival (the season’s final races) at Great Glen Outdoor Center in Gorham, NH, March 4-6th. Entry fee will go up February 19th, a little over a month from now. Click here for the Festival website, where you can find the link to register. 

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