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Chenard/MTA Opener Start Lists and Updates

The cover yesterday at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center was great for this time of year. No bare spots were seen, and it was great to put away the running shoes and strap on some skis. The race will be on site at the Outdoor Center and conditions are good. The course will be one lap counterclockwise, the traditional direction. Hang around after the race to get more mileage in and enjoy winter finally arriving!

The start lists are now posted for the Chenard/MTA Opener at Sugarloaf on Saturday.  The girls start at 11:00am and the boys start at 1:00pm.  (Start lists updated 11:00am)

Tour de Titcomb

Join us for a fun community race on New Year's Day at Titcomb. We will be running a classic sprint followed by a hill climb under the lights pursuit-style, based on your results from the classic sprint. The race is open to everyone 12 and up. Proceeds benefit Titcomb Mountain and the Mt Blue High School Nordic Team. Registration is day-of, but if you are a team coming, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know approximate numbers. Kick the year off like the pros!

Download this file (Tour de Titcomb Flyer.pdf)Tour de Titcomb Flyer

Chenard/MTA Opener Info

Things are looking good for the Chenard Memorial/MTA Opener 12/16/17 at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center!!! The ground is frozen and we have gotten a little snow with more on the way! Please send in the attached entry form to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Enter your skiers fastest to slowest.  Please send entries by Thursday at 5:00pm.  The format will be FS and the cost is $8.00/racer payable to Mt. Abram HS. You can make a note on the check that it's for the Scholarship Race if you want to. Girls start at 11:00 and Boys start at 1:00. Traditionally this is often the first day on snow so please enter all of your skiers so they can ski. The length of course will be announced next week.  Please support this race as it's the longest continually run race in the state and often features State Champions!  Email Buzz Bean at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.  Think Snow!!!
Download this file (XC Skiing Entry-1.xls)Entry Form

FIS Certified Helmets Required in Alpine

The MPA Health & Safety committee has voted to make a rule change for the 2018-19 season that all alpine ski racers will be required to use an FIS certified helmet.  The FIS certification decal can usually be found at the back of the helmet.  All ski shops can assist with this determination and decision when purchasing the athlete's helmet.  These FIS certified helmets have enhanced padding and impact protection in the continuing efforts to protect ski racers from concussion and other head impact related injuries.  For any athlete/parent looking to purchase a helmet for this season, it is recommended that an FIS certified helmet be purchased now as they are readily available and this will then meet the new rule change for next season.  

2017 Fort Kent New Years Nordic Festival

The 2017 Fort Kent New Years Nordic Festival will be happening December 26-29 at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center.  On snow training, biathlon, and a pursuit race are scheduled, plus more.  See the attachment for details.