Pinkham Notch, NH - The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) announced today that the New England Bill Koch League Festival will return to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center on February 29 and March 1, 2020. The festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch League (BKL), the largest cross country ski program for children in the United States. Whether a child loves the adventure of cross country skiing, enjoys playing with friends on skis, or wants to grow up to be a ski racer, the New England BKL has something for them.
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is an avid supporter of youth ski programs, and has hosted its own BKL club for over a decade. Headed by Great Glen’s ski school director, Sue Wemyss, the club is active throughout the winter season, and has exposed hundreds of kids to the sport in a fun and instructional learning environment.
Once a year, skiers and clubs from all over New England and New York come together at the annual Festival for a weekend of fun and cross country skiing. The site rotates annually through the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and the Great Glen BKL club are pleased to be working with NENSA again on such a fun and inclusive event. The weekend will feature relay and individual races by age group, as well as a healthy mix of non-racing activities that all can enjoy.
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center hosted the Festival in 2016 with the theme of “White Mountain Magic,” a celebration of the wonder of being out enjoying the natural world in winter. The theme of this year’s festival will be “Superheroes” which will be a celebration of the inherent superpowers that exist in all of us—skiers, coaches, and parents alike!