Milan Kubala of Stowe, Vt. captured the inaugural Black Midwinter SkiMo Classic at Black Mountain on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event, which was part of the Winterfest Weekend, involves strapping climbing skins on skis to climb up the mountain before removing them to ski back down. Kubala, who was competing in a group of 5 skiers in the USSMA Certification Division, completed the 4 laps in 1:29:10,8 to capture the gold. Alton, New Hampshire's Josh Flanagan edged out Abraham Meyehofer of Weare, NH. Flanagan's time of 1:35:16.9 was about 6 seconds ahead of Meyehofer, who finished in 1:35:22.7.
Maine High School Shootout
February 25, 2018
Race has been pushed back one day due to rescheduling of State HS Alpine meet
Welcome to Black Mountain of Maine. Helping us with a few simple expectations prior to your event, while at the area, and on the mountain will help us conduct a great competitive event and make your stay at Black Mountain of Maine more enjoyable for you and everyone at the mountain.
Race Date: February 24, 2018
Host: Black Mountain of Maine
Event: Giant Slalom & Slalom
Start Time: 0900hrs (9:00am)
There have been several inquiries regarding running the Marathon with reduced snow cover and warm, rainy weather this past week. The marathon at Black Mountain is a go. The Chisholm Ski Club Redcoat volunteers look forward to seeing you at the mountain on Saturday February 6th for the fourth annual John Roderick Marathon.
We received about two inches of snow prior to the rain on Wednesday and the man made snow in the stadium and alpine areas held up well. Packed natural snow on the trails also survived and we expect to have a 3.7 k course rather than the traditional 5.3 k available for the event. Following discussion with Zach Stegman of NENSA we confirmed that a 30 K course would qualify for Marathon Challenge Series using either technique.. We will offer 30 K, 25 k and 15 k options for the event.
Registration will be open at 7:00 am at which time you can register, declare your technique preference,pick up your bib, and pizza tickets. Provisions will be available for ski changes and refreshment in the stadium. The race will start at 9:00 am with wave starts.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
BLACK MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT
Registration - 7:30 am
Course Open - 9:00 am (Wave starts, racers first)
Race or Tour....Classic or Freestyle
15km • 25km • 50km
50km races will be recognized as part of the 2015/16 New England Marathon Series. Ski Exchanger permitted.
The Event will use the 5.3km modified John Roderick Course.
Hot Chocolate will be available on the course at the Stadium. Performance will be recognized with awards and certificates. All participants are invited to Pizza and Beverage after the day's activities.
Learn about John Roderick at http://www.skimuseumofmaine.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1950.
Rumford, ME - Monmouth Academy's Ehtan Thombs outskated a small field of 14 skiers to take first place in Black Mountain's 5K Freestyle race on January 5th. The race consisted of two laps of an excellently groomed 2.5K course. Trailing Thombs was Dirigo's Justin Cantin and Camden Hills' Marley O'Neil.
In the girls race, Edward Little's Tyne Finnerty edged teammate Kirsten Main by .3 seconds to earn the victory. Finishing third was Nicole Whitman of Dirigo.
Race photos are available at https://rivervalleygraphics.smugmug.com/Skiing/Jan-5-2017-5K-Freestyle.
Updated 3/10/16 5:14 pm
The trails at Gould are holding up well. There was a massive effort today to cover some spots that have melted due to the warm temps. There are parts of the trails that still have about a foot of snow on them! We are getting some rain right now, but things are still looking good to hold the races this weekend.
Thank you all again for your upbeat, can-do attitudes! We want these skiers to have a great weekend, and it seems like many events are in the same boat, like Junior Nationals and even the World Cup! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow, please text or email me with questions.
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Black Mountain and Chisholm Ski Club legend Chummy Broomhall. Chummy, 98 years old, passed away December 30, 2017. His family is planning a life celebration to be held this summer. Details of the life celebration will be posted as the family finalizes the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the:
Chummy Broomhall Maine Nordic Ski Fund
C/O The Maine Community Foundation
245 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
This fund will benefit aspiring nordic/biathlete skiers from Maine who may need some financial support to pursue their dreams of making it to the Olympics.
You will be missed Big guy