“It’s only a little club . . . but we do big things.” - Chummy Broomhall
Chisholm Ski Club is located at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford, Maine. The Club has a rich tradition which dates back to the early days of the 20th century at its Spruce Street location and its mid 1900's days at Scottie's Mountain. Over the years the Club has hosted several world class nordic skiing events, including the 1950 World Championships, 1976 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1991 National Biathlon Championships, 1993 US Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1996 National Junior Olympics, 1996 Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championship, the 2003 Chevy Truck US Cross Country Championships, the 2004 Chevrolet US Cross Country Championships, the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, the 2010 USCSA National Championships, and the 2011 and 2012 US Cross Country Championships.
CHISHOLM CHILL 3K TRAIL RACE
The 2013-14 Chisholm Ski Club race schedule at Black Mountain will kick off on Saturday, December 7th with the Chisholm Chill, being held this year in memory of Billy Chenard.
This 3K trail footrace is open to all racers, nordic and alpine alike, and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am with the girls racers, followed by the boys. Racers will be sent out in 15 second intervals. The race will be run like a normal freestyle interval start race except this will be done in running shoes. This will give new skiers a chance to learn the format of interval starts & finishes.
Registration is $2 per racer; preregistration is preferred, but race-day registrations will be accepted. For more information, click here.
Black Mountain of Maine is alive and well!! We have made the transition from being owned by Maine Winter Sports to being our own Board of Directors owned and operated Black Mountain of Maine. Through fund raising efforts we have increased our snow making capacities and worked on other improvements on the hill to ensure an outstanding surface to race on.
Officials from Bangor Savings Bank met with Andy Shepard, President of Maine Winter Sports and were convinced of the urgent need to help the nonprofit raise funds from new sources. Yellow Light Breen, Executive Vice President of Bangor Savings Bank commented on the challenge. “We don’t view this pledge as a gift, we view it as an investment. When we learned that Black Mountain had lost some of its funding and was facing closure, our Rumford Branch Manager, Greg Gagne asked us to consider what we could do. Bangor Savings Bank has always been committed to the communities where we work and Greg helped us realize the important role we could play, given the significance to local people and the area economy of this local, recreational resource. It’s clear that Black Mountain is a vital asset to Rumford and the surrounding region, and Greg and his staff have seen firsthand the immeasurable benefits Black Mountain has brought to the community. It is truly an epicenter of youth, high school and college Nordic skiing in Maine and beyond.” In addition to hosting national events, Black Mountain is an extremely popular, affordable, family ski resort.