2020 Bill Koch League Festival at Great Glen Trails

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is thrilled to host the 2020 New England Bill Koch League Festival, presented by the Valley Originals.

This festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch League, 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 Bill Koch League has something for them.

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.

The theme of 2020’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!

More info & to register here.

2020 Bill Koch League Festival at Great Glen Trails

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is thrilled to host the 2020 New England Bill Koch League Festival, presented by the Valley Originals.

This festival is the marquee event of the Bill Koch League, 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 Bill Koch League has something for them.

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.

The theme of 2020’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!

More info & to register here.

Nansen Ski Club’s 2020 Annual Winter Carnival

An annual tradition, the Nansen Ski Club’s Winter Carnival is a family-friendly event with lots of activities for everyone!

FRIDAY, Feb 21 – BURNING OF THE GREENS BONFIRE & ICE SKATING
6:30p – 8:30p @
 MILAN ICE RINK (across from the Milan Village School)
Enjoy the stars by a blazing bonfire.  Bring along some skates if you want to glide to the music just steps away from the blaze.

SATURDAY, Feb 22 – 12 Noon: Bump Jumping! We’re building small, safe ski jumps out of snow for kids of all ages to get some air! Bring your own skis, XC or downhill.

1p – 3p @ THE BIG NANSEN SKI JUMP  ARTSLED RALLY! Nansen’s 2nd Annual artsled event!  Watch wild sled creations attempt to survive their run down the lower portion of the Big Nansen landing hill.  Or make your own sled and register for your shot to win a prize.  A bonfire and hot cocoa will be on hand to ensure everyone is toasty warm.

After the Art Sled Rally, there will be more Bump Jumping!

SUNDAY, Feb 23 – 10a – 1p @ MILAN HILL STATE PARK
COCOA, SKIING, SLEDDING AND SNOWSHOEING!
Come on out and visit the Warming Hut at Milan Hill. Check out all of the cool outdoor recreation available to folks in the North Country! Kids can enjoy activities with folks from the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and we’ll have warm drinks and good food to share!

Nansen Ski Club’s 2020 Annual Winter Carnival

An annual tradition, the Nansen Ski Club’s Winter Carnival is a family-friendly event with lots of activities for everyone!

FRIDAY, Feb 21 – BURNING OF THE GREENS BONFIRE & ICE SKATING
6:30p – 8:30p @
 MILAN ICE RINK (across from the Milan Village School)
Enjoy the stars by a blazing bonfire.  Bring along some skates if you want to glide to the music just steps away from the blaze.

SATURDAY, Feb 22 – 12 Noon: Bump Jumping! We’re building small, safe ski jumps out of snow for kids of all ages to get some air! Bring your own skis, XC or downhill.

1p – 3p @ THE BIG NANSEN SKI JUMP  ARTSLED RALLY! Nansen’s 2nd Annual artsled event!  Watch wild sled creations attempt to survive their run down the lower portion of the Big Nansen landing hill.  Or make your own sled and register for your shot to win a prize.  A bonfire and hot cocoa will be on hand to ensure everyone is toasty warm.

After the Art Sled Rally, there will be more Bump Jumping!

SUNDAY, Feb 23 – 10a – 1p @ MILAN HILL STATE PARK
COCOA, SKIING, SLEDDING AND SNOWSHOEING!
Come on out and visit the Warming Hut at Milan Hill. Check out all of the cool outdoor recreation available to folks in the North Country! Kids can enjoy activities with folks from the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and we’ll have warm drinks and good food to share!

Nansen Ski Club’s 2020 Annual Winter Carnival

An annual tradition, the Nansen Ski Club’s Winter Carnival is a family-friendly event with lots of activities for everyone!

FRIDAY, Feb 21 – BURNING OF THE GREENS BONFIRE & ICE SKATING
6:30p – 8:30p @
 MILAN ICE RINK (across from the Milan Village School)
Enjoy the stars by a blazing bonfire.  Bring along some skates if you want to glide to the music just steps away from the blaze.

SATURDAY, Feb 22 – 12 Noon: Bump Jumping! We’re building small, safe ski jumps out of snow for kids of all ages to get some air! Bring your own skis, XC or downhill.

1p – 3p @ THE BIG NANSEN SKI JUMP  ARTSLED RALLY! Nansen’s 2nd Annual artsled event!  Watch wild sled creations attempt to survive their run down the lower portion of the Big Nansen landing hill.  Or make your own sled and register for your shot to win a prize.  A bonfire and hot cocoa will be on hand to ensure everyone is toasty warm.

After the Art Sled Rally, there will be more Bump Jumping!

SUNDAY, Feb 23 – 10a – 1p @ MILAN HILL STATE PARK
COCOA, SKIING, SLEDDING AND SNOWSHOEING!
Come on out and visit the Warming Hut at Milan Hill. Check out all of the cool outdoor recreation available to folks in the North Country! Kids can enjoy activities with folks from the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and we’ll have warm drinks and good food to share!

Ski, Snowshoe, Fatbike to the Clouds

Long referred to as “North America’s Toughest 10K,” the Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds challenging course uses 4k of the Great Glen Trails system, and then 6k on the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road with an average grade of 12% and an elevation gain of 2,200 vertical feet.

While there will be competitors who are seeking to make or break a record, for others it is the ultimate way to personally test themselves in one of nature’s most spectacular environments.

After covering 4k on the Nordic system, racers will have the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road to themselves as remarkable views of the Presidential Range and beyond are revealed. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the snowshoe start at 10:05 am and Fatbikers at 10:10 am. Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds is considered a true freestyle event, there will not be separate classes for classic and skate skiing. This is NOT an event for inexperienced fatbikers, skiers or snowshoers!

Ski with a Naturalist

In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance to really get to know Pinkham Notch, with a FREE tour (trail pass is required). When you ski with a naturalist, you will learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special.

9th Annual Nansen Winter Carnival

The 9th Annual Nansen Winter Carnival gets underway this year from Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24, with plenty of activities and excitement for the entire family.

Friday, February 22nd

Milan Ice Rink
6:30-8:30 – Burning of the Greens Bonfire and Ice Skating

Saturday, February 23rd

Mahoosuc Inn, Milan
10:00 North Country Mushers Sled Dog Race- Stop by and see mushers and sled dog teams getting ready for their race.

Milan Hill State Park
10:00-1:00– Visit Nansen’s Warming Hut and enjoy cocoa, skiing, sledding and snowshoeing! Kids’ Activities with Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Food Vendors also available.

Big Nansen Ski Jump
1:00-4:00 Art Sled Rally! Make your own sled and register to race and win prizes for most creative, most wacky and fastest sleds. Bonfire, food and drink vendors.

Sunday, February 24th

Milan Hill State Park
XC ski Races – Pre-register for the races here.
9:00-10:00AM – XC Ski Race-day Registration/Sign-in
10:00AM – 14K Men’s and Women’s XC Ski Race
11:00AM –5K Fun Ski
12:00PM – 1K Kid’s Race
12:30PM – Luncheon and awards

9th Annual Nansen Winter Carnival

The 9th Annual Nansen Winter Carnival gets underway this year from Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24, with plenty of activities and excitement for the entire family.

Friday, February 22nd

Milan Ice Rink
6:30-8:30 – Burning of the Greens Bonfire and Ice Skating

Saturday, February 23rd

Mahoosuc Inn, Milan
10:00 North Country Mushers Sled Dog Race- Stop by and see mushers and sled dog teams getting ready for their race.

Milan Hill State Park
10:00-1:00– Visit Nansen’s Warming Hut and enjoy cocoa, skiing, sledding and snowshoeing! Kids’ Activities with Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Food Vendors also available.

Big Nansen Ski Jump
1:00-4:00 Art Sled Rally! Make your own sled and register to race and win prizes for most creative, most wacky and fastest sleds. Bonfire, food and drink vendors.

Sunday, February 24th

Milan Hill State Park
XC ski Races – Pre-register for the races here.
9:00-10:00AM – XC Ski Race-day Registration/Sign-in
10:00AM – 14K Men’s and Women’s XC Ski Race
11:00AM –5K Fun Ski
12:00PM – 1K Kid’s Race
12:30PM – Luncheon and awards

9th Annual Nansen Winter Carnival

The 9th Annual Nansen Winter Carnival gets underway this year from Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24, with plenty of activities and excitement for the entire family.

Friday, February 22nd

Milan Ice Rink
6:30-8:30 – Burning of the Greens Bonfire and Ice Skating

Saturday, February 23rd

Mahoosuc Inn, Milan
10:00 North Country Mushers Sled Dog Race- Stop by and see mushers and sled dog teams getting ready for their race.

Milan Hill State Park
10:00-1:00– Visit Nansen’s Warming Hut and enjoy cocoa, skiing, sledding and snowshoeing! Kids’ Activities with Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Food Vendors also available.

Big Nansen Ski Jump
1:00-4:00 Art Sled Rally! Make your own sled and register to race and win prizes for most creative, most wacky and fastest sleds. Bonfire, food and drink vendors.

Sunday, February 24th

Milan Hill State Park
XC ski Races – Pre-register for the races here.
9:00-10:00AM – XC Ski Race-day Registration/Sign-in
10:00AM – 14K Men’s and Women’s XC Ski Race
11:00AM –5K Fun Ski
12:00PM – 1K Kid’s Race
12:30PM – Luncheon and awards