Nordic News

SMS T2 Team: Investing in Community

The Stratton Mountain School’s T2 team produced a video of their recent clinic with Ford Sayre skiers. ¬†Check out the video at the T2 Athlete blog.

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Dartmouth Ski Sale and Swap

skisaleThe Dartmouth Ski Team is holding a ski sale and swap this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

This is a good venue for equipment for older kids or adults.

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Online Registration Open

Online registration for the 2014-2015 ski season is now open.  Please go to registration.FordSayre.org, select the category (Alpine, Nordic, or Volunteer), and then scroll down to select your specific program.

If you registered last year, you should use the same login and password, and the registration form will use much of last year’s information.

New this year is the use of online waivers.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Program Head of the specific program (the list of email addresses is on the Contact Us page), or send an email to info@FordSayre.org.

Good luck with registration!

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10th Annual Rivendell RAMBLE ~ Saturday, September 27th ~ Rivendell Academy in Orford, NH

5K Trail/Road Run -and- Morning Hike on the Cross Rivendell Trail (CRT) in Orford, NH.

A community event for all ages and abilities! Come for the challenge of 5K trail/road run or a 4-mile round-trip morning hike to Mount Cube. The hike leads to the south summit of Mount Cube where the CRT meets the Appalachian Trail. Join us for this guided hike and to celebrate ‘Family Hiking Day on the Appalachian Trail’ on the summit with families all along the 2,200 mile AT from Georgia to Maine! Hike leaders include members of the RTA and Sara Cavin from the Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) who will talk about conserved farm and forestland along the trail.

Registration forms are available online and same day registration begins at 7:30am for the hike to make the shuttle to Mount Cube leaving at 8:00am. Registration for the 5K trail run begins at 9:30am with the run starting at 10:30am. The 5K trail run begins and ends at Rivendell Academy – no shuttle ride needed. Lunch begins at 11:30am with items generously donated by local farms & restaurants (lunch is FREE with registration). See the RAMBLE schedule, as well as all event information including registration details and times, online at www.crossrivendelltrail.org.

PLEASE NOTE: The planned 10K trail run has been canceled and there is a new 5K route due to the Creamery Road bridge closure in Orford. The 5K trail run takes place on the CRT, as well as short sections of Town Shed Rd and Creamery Rd, and starts / finishes at Rivendell Academy.

Join us to support the Cross Rivendell Trail (CRT) at the Rivendell Trails Association’s (RTA) biggest fundraiser of the year!

2014 Rivendell RAMBLE Sponsors include the Lake Morey Resort, Crossroad Farm, Waton’s Automotive, and Timberhomes, LLC -and- supported by Cooley & Company, LLC.

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Canadian Ski Marathon

CSM 2015: The Snow Geese (the Upper Valley’s large touring team) is getting organized for the Canadian Ski Marathon Feb. 7-8 2015. http://csm-mcs.com/en/ The registration fee will increase after September 30th. See http://csm-mcs.com/en/register/fees/ for rates.

If you want to be part of the Snow Geese, just select Corporate Team as the team type and on the next screen you’ll find Snow Geese in the pull down menu. The results of the best 20 skiers in a corporate team are used to calculate awards, which means that sections you complete can only add to the team total.

Skiers should be comfortable classic xc skiing for at least 10 miles over varied terrain, and it helps to have a good sense of humor! The entire marathon runs about 100 miles over two days through the Laurentians between Montreal and Ottawa, but skiers can choose how many 10 mile segments they want to ski. Nacio Levey, 7th grader in Ford Sayre, skied 6 sections last time, and really enjoyed both the skiing and the check-point snacks!

For more information about the CSM and the Snow Geese, e-mail or phone Barbara DeFelice or Chris Levey at bdef06@gmail.com , 802-785-4121. We’ll be holding a potluck this fall for people who want more information about the CSM or who are ready to go and want to coordinate housing and travel!

Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

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