Nordic News

Stowe Mini-Marathon

Mini marathon firepitJan 13, 2013: A large number of Ford Sayre families participated in the Stowe Mini-Marathon at the Stowe Mt. Resort Cross Country Ski Center. Skiers could choose from three distances of 22k, 15k and the 5k lollipop loop. Food stops along the way of roasted marshmellows, smores and blueberry soup broke up the distances. Hot chili and cookies were served at the end. Warm temps, spring skiing and some challenging terrain dominated the day.

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Kids Ski Day at Strafford

straffordkidsday13Many Ford Sayre families attended the Kids Ski Day at the Strafford Nordic Center in warm, foggy weather. BKL skiers participated in a timed obstacle course with a 5-foot hill, rolling bumps and even moguls. Laser Biathlon for parents and kids was enjoyed along with a cookie crusade for everyone.

Photo by David Kynor.

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BKL Bogburn Race Jan. 5

Bogburn Team
January 5, 2013, North Pomfret, Vt. — The 29th Annual Bogburn Cross-Country Ski Race took place this weekend on a fantastic, and very challenging, course through the woods in Pomfret, VT. This year set a record for the most youth skiers competing in the Bogburn’s Bill Koch League (BKL) races and many skiers, coaches, and families from the Ford Sayre Nordic program took part in the action.
After a spirited Lollipop race featuring the youngest skiers, the third and fourth graders left at fifteen second intervals around a two-kilometer course. Ford Sayre skiers Erik Blix, Elsa Bolinger, Andrew Davis, Katie Davis, Carly Miles, Noah Phipps, and Eloise Silver-Van Meter all finished strongly in a heat of 26 racers.

The fifth and sixth grade racers set off shortly after following a three-kilometer course with Ford Sayre’s Daniel Bandler, Greta Bolinger, Peter Burnham, Hannah Chipman, Grace Dietz, Nolan Gantrish, Lucky Glueck, Kennedy Lange, Vincent Levey, Patrick Osborn, and Rosa Schaffner all completing the race.

The final BKL race of the day was for the seventh and eighth graders that had a very challenging and hilly course over four kilometers. Ford Sayre skiers Jack Burnham, Adam Glueck, Brook Leigh, Sophie Miles, Kirsten Miller, Ann Osborn, Alexandra Schaffner, Sara Spencer, Ty Stotland, and Avery Wallace all skied great races in an extremely competitive field of top racers.

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March, 2011: This is the 7th/8th grade BKL group doing a “centipede” during practice.

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BKL 2010 Skiway Hike

Nov. 14, 2010: A large group of Ford Sayre Cross Country Skiers and their families had a great hike this month under sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. This first hike was up at the Dartmouth Skiway complete with lunch and a tug-of-war at the top! Our small but mighty BKL kids took on the Junior Nordic high school team in a tug of war and knocked them to the ground! No small feat!

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