Chisholm Ski Club Honors Herb Adams



On the last day of the 2014-15 Nordic racing season, the Chisholm Ski Club, Rumford, Maine, honored Herb Adams with the naming of the Start/Finish line in his honor. The celebration included the unveiling of a sign depicting Adams, from an historic photograph, ski jumping over his name above the words “START/FINISH LINE”. Adams, an outstanding all-around skier, who competed in Alpine, Nordic and Jumping events, was especially heralded as a jumper. Adams was inducted to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2009. During the ceremony on March 22, announcer Craig Zurhorst said the following:

"We are here today to thank and honor a distinguished figure in Maine Skiing. This individual is one of the great ski coaches of our era and he is, above all, a gentleman, our friend ... ... read entire story here...


Appalachian Mountain Club Protects 4,311 Acres in Maine with Baker Mountain Purchase



Scenic and ecologically significant lands on and around Baker Mountain in the 100-Mile Wilderness region near Greenville are now permanently protected following purchases by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) in late January, with assistance from The Nature Conservancy (TNC).                                        

The purchases by the nation’s oldest conservation and recreation organization conserve the second highest peak in Maine between Bigelow Mountain and Katahdin, as well as the headwaters of the West Branch of the Pleasant River, a vibrant wild brook trout fishery. The property lies within an unfragmented, roadless area of mature hardwood and softwood forest, which also includes the preferred habitat of the rare Bicknell&rs ... ... read entire story here...


Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center has been Sold



Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, one of the Adirondacks’ premier cross country ski and four-season vacation resorts for more than 36 years, has new owners/operators.

Kathryn and Paul Zahray, formerly of Matawan, NJ and long-term Lapland Lake customers for more than 17 years, have purchased the resort, located in Northville, New York.

“We are thrilled to assume ownership of this very unique property which has been such an integral part of our lives for so many years,” said Paul Zahray. “Kathy and I plan to maintain the high standards for which the resort has become known. Lapland Lake will continue as a cross country ski center and family friendly year round resort.” Zahray added: “We will strive to enhance the resort& ... ... read entire story here...


U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships



With temperatures in the single digits, fresh snow and blowing winds, the conditions at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton, Michigan played a big role in sorting out the first winners of the week long U.S. Cross Country Championships. Titles in the 15k and 10k freestyle event went to Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prairie, Minnesota) and Olympian Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis) on January 4.

The opening races saw a few unexpected forces, none as surprising as Northern Michigan University skier, Kyle Bratrud, a 21-year-old from Eden Prarie, Minnesota.

“My goal coming into today was to get a top ten,” Bratrud explained. “Coming from NMU, I ski this course all the time and I know it pretty well and I was excited when I saw this snow.”

Bratrud led early, putting in thirty seconds over his closest rivals in the first 7.5 kilometers. V ... ... read entire story here...


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