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Welcome to your local youth cross-country ski program! This program was started by Dan Campbell, Edward Little ski coach, in conjunction with the YMCA, to introduce young people to the lifelong sport of cross-country (aka 'Nordic') skiing with all of its recreational, social, fitness and even competitive opportunities. If you're going to live in Maine, why not doing something really fun in the snow?
The program runs in the model of the Bill Koch League, which was founded by Olympic medalist Bill Koch, to foster a lifelong love of skiing and the outdoors. The goal is to teach the skills and techniques of skiing through games and fun rather than lectures and repetitive drills. With the right activities and games, your child will learn what they need without even realizing they're in a lesson!
Our program has grown and developed since it began in 2011. We are run by volunteers, thus parental involvement is key to our long term success. We welcome returning families and new faces, and invite your input and feedback to help us continue to make this a valuable part of your child's winter fun.
Be sure to click on the Events link on the top of the page. Here you can get information on some fun winter activities including the Baxter Outdoor Duathalon. It is a great event that you won't want to miss.