Race Details:

Presented By: NENSA

New England Women's XC Ski Day was started in 2002 by former Olympian Trina Hosmer of Stowe, VT. Trina was inspired by her "sisters in skiing" in Anchorage, Alaska, who started the Alaska ski for Women in 1997.  The highlight of the day is learn-to-ski clinics with self-identified women instructors; the emphasis being on relaxed, fun learning with other self-identified women. 

This year's event will be held at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT. They have hosted the event back in 2015 and we are excited to be back on their beautiful trails.

Our benefit organization this year is Stride, an organization whose mission is to remove barriers to entry and get girls in the game and on the trails by providing mentorship, gear, and learning opportunities to young female athletes in Vermont. If you would like to make an additional donation to the organization, you can do so through registration. 

Please click HERE for the Women's XC Ski Day Page on the NENSA website for more details on lodging, rentals, and clinic information.



8:45am-9:45am: Registration and Clinic Sign Up in the Barn at Rikert Nordic Center

10:00am-4:00pm: NENSA Expo: Equipment suppliers, wax technicians, outfitters, and clothiers from the ski industry will be on hand with goods to try and buy.

10am-11:40am: Clinics: Skating and Classic technique clinics for first timer, beginner, and intermediate level skiers. Sign up at registration time for the clinic you want to participate in

11:45am-12:15pm: Lunch. In light of the ongoing pandemic, we will be offering a tasty bagged lunch to be consumed outside as a picnic or in your personal vehicle.

12:15-1:15pm: Raffle drawing and short presentation in the Rikert Barn. Olympian Sue Wemyss will be introducing the new book "Trail to Gold: The Journey of 53 Women Skiers" and selling the book signed by all the Olympians present (which will be at least 4).

1:30pm-2:45pm: Clinics: sign up for the same one or for something different!

2:40pm-3:30pm: Fun wrap-up event with a wax clinic.

Lodging information available HERE.

All participants will receive a 10% off discount at the Rikert retail shop on Event Day.


Discounted rentals are available for $20 by making a reservation with Rikert Nordic Center. Call (802)-443-2744 or email [email protected] and mention Women's Day.

NENSA COVID Guidelines:

NENSA is STRONGLY ENCOURAGING VACCINATIONS for all of our eligible ski community members.
On all our registrations we are asking if participants are vaccinated or not (you can also choose not to answer the question, but we hope you do) so we can get a sense of how many folks are vaccinated at our events and races.
If inside space is available at any NENSA event, we are requiring everyone wear masks when indoors.
We also strongly encourage masking outdoors where physical distancing is not possible.
Like last season, we will have an official COVID Controller at the entrance to each event asking folks whether they are currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, and turning them away if they are.
We also ask that all potential event attendees use common sense before arriving at an event and do not show up at an event if you have ANY symptoms.
For any of our NENSA events that require traveling with a team (and eating and staying in hotel rooms together) - such as the New England Junior National Team, U16 Champs, and EHSC - we will be requiring all athletes, coaches, and staff members to all be fully vaccinated, zero exceptions.  If, for any reason, you are not vaccinated, then we ask you make your own travel, hotel, and meal accommodations, and only show up to the venue (masked) to race.  We will also follow all current recommendation for masking at that time and will err on the side of caution.
Practice best etiquette in your personal life and while traveling to and from events. Wear a mask in indoor public places, wash your hands often, social distance inside and outside, and be smart and safe so we can continue to put on great events for you all season while keeping you and our whole community as safe as possible!





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