Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon
To Benefit the New England Ski Museum
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Bretton Woods Nordic Center at the Omni Mount Washington Resort is home to such classic events as the Mount Washington Cup and the Geschmossel, the longest running citizen’s Nordic race in New Hampshire. We invite all Nordic skiers to be part of an epic, classic technique event to benefit the New England Ski Museum.
Staged between the historic Mount Washington Hotel and majestic Mount Washington, the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mount Washington Resort has quickly become a North Country winter tradition. This 42-kilometer, classic format, cross country ski race showcases one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast. In the tracks of the famed 1982 US National Championships and such legends as Bill Koch and Tim Caldwell, this race is steeped in history and Nordic skiing tradition. The course layout provides a challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities.
Past winners include Olympians Justin Freeman (2010, 2011) and Dorcas Wonsavge (2009, 2010) and top collegiate racers. Participants range in age from 11 to 83, with a two lap course and rest stations. The Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon is a great event for recreational and competitive skiers alike; there is also an option to ski on an untimed basis.
Youth event: Vermonter Bill Koch won the first United States Olympic medal in cross country skiing and developed the Nordic skating technique. The US youth league is known as the Bill Koch League (BKL). There are 2 children’s BKL events. Please see below for more information. Children may ski in the marathon or half-marathon (register as U23.)
The event is limited to 400 skiers; registration though Skireg.com; http://www.skireg.com