NENSA Eastern High School Championships 2019


Welcome to the Fort Kent Outdoor Center the host for the New England Nordic Ski Association’s (NENSA) 2019 Eastern High School Championships.  The action begins on Friday afternoon with a 5k Freestyle individual start race. Saturday morning will start with a 7.5k Classic Mass Start race and in the afternoon the 1k Freestyle Sprint Wave Start promises to be exciting. On Saturday night everyone can have dinner and celebrate at the Award Banquet. Sunday morning we finish up with a Mixed Technique / Mixed Gender Relay race before heading home.

Fort Kent has been host to several IBU World Cup Biathlon and NENSA championship events in the past. The Fort Kent Outdoor Center in renowned in the Nordic skiing world for hosting well organized events on some of the best snow conditions and facilities in North America. In the north-eastern most corner of the US, Fort Kent is also known as “The Little Town That Could” for all that it has accomplished over the years. With 1600 miles of some the best snowmobile trails in North America just outside the door, the Lonesome Pine Trails Alpine area in the heart of downtown, and the FKOC two miles from Main St, Fort Kent is a winter play land rivaled by few in the east. The biggest dogsled race east of Alaska, the Can Am 250 mile race has been hosted for the past 25 years in Fort Kent leaving from the downtown the first weekend of March. We love winter, and we know how to play in the snow!

Although Fort Kent is situated on the banks of the Saint John River that separates the US for Canada, the river has never succeeded in separating the families and friends and heritage of this region. Most of the people of the “Valley” are bilingual, and are known for their warm friendly, sincere hospitality.

So come join us in the northern most tip of New England to celebrate winter and celebrate your success as state champions.  It is an experience you are sure not to soon forget!

Contact Info

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  • Mailing Address: Fort Kent Outdoor Center, P.O. Box 541, Fort Kent, Maine 04743
  • Physical Location: 33 Paradis Circle, Fort Kent, ME 04743

10th Mountain Lodge

The beautiful Tenth Mountain lodge includes a greatroom, sauna, kitchen, competition office, a fieldstone fireplace, and a unique perspective of the biathlon stadium. During this event the lodge is reserved for event officials, event volunteers and spectators, competitors should not use the lodge.


Wax rooms are available for rent at $200 per team ($50 key deposit) for two wax rooms for the three days. This is optional if you like, but will provide secure space to leave equipment overnight. Please indicate if you will rent a room on the registration form and include in the team payment. Once we firm up room reservations, room assignments and keys will given out at the competition office on the second floor of the main lodge

Day Passes

Day passes are required for skiing on Thursday, passes may be purchased for a reduced Event rate of $10 per day at the venue.

Lodging and Food in Fort Kent

Awards Banquet

We are pleased to host the Saturday night banquet (Turkey dinner) at the Fort Kent Elementary School. We will begin dinner at 4:30 pm and awards by 5:30pm. We will have limited seating for 50 extra tickets available for parents at $15 each, available on a first come first serve basis for sale at the information desk at the entrance to the 10th Mtn lodge. Parents that want to attend the awards presentation who don’t get a banquet ticket will be able to come into the hall at 5:30pm to participate and take pictures. Please have team busses unload athletes at the front entrance to the building and park in the rear or side parking lot.

Awards and Scoring

Individual top 10 awards for each event will immediately follow each race (except the Nordic Cross) and will be held in the stadium. Sprint awards and overall individual top 3 awards will be presented at the Banquet. Awards for the top 5 relay teams and the overall team awards will be presented at the stadium following the Team Relay event. Team and individual overall scoring is per NENSA guidelines.

Stadium and Course Maps


There will be limited parking adjacent to the wax building/lodge. Teams will be given parking passes to access this lot A for 4 vehicles (based on team size, smaller teams fewer passes), and one large bus. Other team vehicles/parents will have room to park in parking lot B across from the maintenance garage. Please refer to parking map on web site. Please refer to the Parking Map .

Event Rules and Schedule


  • The complete rules for this event can be found at
  • All New England and New York participants must have an active NENSA  membership. It is up to the individual athlete to register with NENSA and membership is not included in $110 fee. Canadian guests, and out of region skiers do not have to be NENSA members.


Coaches: use the Google Doc Registration worksheet to submit your team registrations. If you have trouble accessing the sheet please contact Tom Weir,
Please complete this form no later than March 8, 2019, seeding your team with the fastest to slowest, seed #1 being your fastest skier. The registration fee per skier is $110. Please send checks no later than March 8 made to Fort Kent Outdoor Center and mail to:
Carl Theriault
183 Third Ave
Fort Kent, Maine 04743
Each athlete will receive a special EHSC19 logo buff with their registration.

Event Schedule

Friday March 15
12:00 PM NENSA / Event Organizers meeting Green Room 10th Mtn Lodge
1:00 PM Coaches Meeting Green Room 10th Mtn Lodge
2:30 PM Boys 5k Freestyle Race (waves of 6 / minute)
3:30 PM Girls 5k Freestyle Race (waves of 6 / minute)
4:30 PM Awards Freestyle Race in Stadium
Saturday March 16
9:00 AM Boys 7.5k Classic Race Mass Start
10:00 AM Girls 7.5k Classic Race Mass Start
Classic Awards in Stadium
Lunch Athletes & Coaches lower level wax building, spectators/volunteers lodge
1:00 PM Boys 1.1k Nordic Cross Sprint Race (waves of 6 / every 5 minutes)
2:30 PM Girls 1.1k Nordic Cross Sprint Race (waves of 6 / every 5 minutes)
4:00 PM Relay Start order registration deadline competition office
5:00 PM Banquet at Fort Kent Elementary School, Raffle Drawing
Nordic Cross and Top 3 Individuals Awards
Sunday March 17
9:00 AM 4×3.5k Mixed Relay
Boy classic, Girl classic, Boy Skate, Girl Skate
11:00 AM Team Awards FKOC Stadium
Relay Teams and State Overall Awards

Race Officals

Event Director Mark Shea 207-498-9952
Chief of Comp CarlTheriault 207-631-9589
Comp Secretary Laura Audibert 207-834-6773
—- Pat Theriault 207-436-1298
Timing Bill Loder 207-444-6945
—- Tom Kendall 207-577-0755
Spectator Services Tammy Ouellette 207-316-8812
Chief of Course Norman Martin 207-231-2228
Chief of Stadium Tom Levesque 207-316-6139
Technical Delegate Dustin Williamson
NENSA Rep Tom Weir 603-252-1651

Team Leader Contact Information


Susannah Wheelwright
Massachusetts State Qualifier Information

New Hampshire

Kevin Lee
New Hampshire State Qualifier Information


Fred Griffin
Vermont State Qualifier Information


Merit Bean(Buzz)
268 Center Road
Madrid TWP, ME 04966
207-639-3554 home
207-678-2701 ext 4232
Maine State Qualifier Information
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New York

Brian Halligan
New York State Qualifier Information