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4 days ago @ 4:23PM

White Mts. Skate Jan 18th dismissal at 10:30 a.m.

The nordic ski teams will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. for the long drive through Crawford Notch to White Mountains High School.  Remember to bring your lunch and snacks and water.

I have heard back from the White Mountains coach.  Their course for the skate race Thursday is in good condition.  The high school boys will race at 2:30 p.m, the high school girls at 3 p.m. and the middle school racers at 3:30 p.m.
If you are planning to drive up,  I highly recommend going through Crawford Notch on route 302 rather than through Franconia Notch.  In Conway turn left on West Side Road.  At the T, turn left to stay on West Side Road.  At the end turn left on route 302.  Turn right on route 3.  Continue on route 3 north of downtown Whitefield.  The school is on the left a few miles north of Whitefield's downtown.  Look for their sign.  The actual school is quite a ways down the long entrance road.
Coach Merrell

Team News

6 days ago @ 9:43PM

practices the week of January 16th

The nordic teams are heading to White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield, NH on Thursday, January 8th  for our first skate race.
We will be practicing skate technique at practices leading up to this race.
The weather on Wednesday could possibly cancel our practice.  For that reason,  if any racers need to use the Nordic Skier's wax stations during practice time, this should happen on Tuesday.
See you tomorrow.
Coach Merrell

Team News

2 weeks ago @ 5:40PM

nordic passes at major nordic centers

Greetings Nordic Racers and Parents,

I have contacted the major nordic ski centers in New Hampshire about free and reduced rate passes for team members.
So far I have only heard back from Jackson and King Pine.
At Jackson you can identify yourself as a Kingswood nordic team member and get a free trail pass.  They accept donations.
At King Pine Nordic Center youcan identify yourself as a Kingswood Nordic Team Member and get a $5 trail pass.
If and when I hear from other areas, I will pass that information along.
Coach Merrell

Team News

2 weeks ago @ 5:18PM

Change to Nordic Schedule - 1/9/18 and 1/11/18

Due to the postponement of the classical race at Great Glen, we will not be traveling to the Plainfield School on Tuesday, January 9th.  We will have nordic practice Monday the 8th, Tuesday the 9th and Wednesday the 10th.    All 3 days we will practice classical technique.
On Thursday, January 11th, we will travel to the Great Glen Trails (10:30 a.m. dismissal) for the classical meet.
I am still waiting on mandatory waivers (see the link in the last email) and on emails in case you ever want to sign your racer out from a meet to take them home.

Team News

2 weeks ago @ 1:59AM

The week of January 2nd

Greetings Nordic Ski Team Members and Parents,

Happy New Year!
We will be skiing classic technique all week.  We have a classic meet on Thursday at Great Glen.
Tuesday will be the coldest.  For that reason we will ski at Sewall Woods.  Those new to waxing who need to use the waxing facilities at the Nordic Skier will be dropped off there on Tuesday.  The more experienced skiers who need the waxing facilities at the Nordic Skier will be dropped off there on Wednesday.
Wednesday we will practice at Abenaki.  The temperatures should be more normal.
Thursday we race at Great Glen.
Div II 4K Classic Great Glen Trails 2 PM
Thursday, Jan 4, 2018
Great Glen Trails, 1 Mt Washington Auto Rd, Jackson, NH 03846, USA
NH Nordic Competitions
Scott McGovern
Host School: Kennett Start: 2 PM Host Coach: Steve Vosburgh

Team News

1 month ago @ 1:10AM

skate practice at Sewall Woods Thursday Dec. 14th

Greetings Nordic Skiers and Parents,

It was good to be back on snow today.  We made some progress on classical technique.
Classical is easier when there is enough snow for tracks to be set.
Thursday December 14th we will practice skate technique at Sewall Woods.
Coach Merrell


Team News

1 month ago @ 12:31AM

practice 12/13 and 12/14

Greetings Nordic Parents and Skiers,

We will be skiing classic technique Wednesday and Thursday, December 13th and 14th.  Coach Flagg will let me know where conditions are best tomorrow.
The locker room door will be open from 6:50 a.m. until 7:20 a.m. tomorrow morning and again at 2:30 p.m.   Skis must be transported in ski bags.  Skis are not allowed on the regular school bus routes so arrangements must be made to drop them off at the locker room.
Remember neck warmers, hats, gloves, and lots of thin layers.  There will be a chill factor tomorrow.  The wind should be reduced in the shelter of the woods but be prepared for the open fields.
Coach Merrell

Team News

1 month ago @ 5:55PM

transportation policy

Greetings Nordic Parents,

Please send me an email letting me know if you ever intend to sign your son or daughter out and take them home from a ski meet this season.  Also email me if you ever intend to pick your son or daughter up from either the Hannaford in Ossipee or the store at the Alton Circle when the team bus passes there.

The school board policy states that any pick up other than from the school (behind the Arts Center for our team) must be preceded by a written request at least 24 hours in advance.  One email from you now for the entire season should cover this policy requirement in the simplest fashion.
Thanks for your patience with this.  Also please remember that any pickup from a ski meet must also be accompanied by a signing of the clip board so we can have an accurate count before the return trip.  If you are picking up from Hannaford or the Alton circle, you must arrive there before the bus.
Tom Merrell
Kingswood Nordic Teams

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:35PM

practice the week of December 11th

Greetings Nordic Skiers and Parents,

Monday, December 11th we will be attending a waxing clinic at the Nordic Skier.

If there is school on Tuesday, December 12th, please deliver your classic and skate skis and poles to the Nordic Ski Team locker room.  Regular school bus drivers do not allow these on the bus.  Parents or team members with their driving licenses must deliver them.  The locker room door is programmed to unlock between 6:50 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays whenever there is a late bus.  It opens again from 2:30 p.m. until 4:50 p.m.

We hope to be on snow Tuesday through Thursday.

Parent pick up of students after practice is between 4:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m..  It is always behind the Arts Center, even if we do not take the team bus off site.

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:29PM

Nordic Ski Team online store open until Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The Nordic Ski Online Store is now open.  It will remain open through Sunday December 17th

Delivery is the first week we are back from vacation.
Follow the link below and enter the code.

Team News

1 month ago @ 6:51PM


Greetings Nordic Skiers and Parents,

The Nordic Team store opening has been delayed.  It will be open later in December but orders will not be filled until early January.
In the mean time, this hat fundraiser is a mini fundraiser for the team.
This fundraiser closes DECEMBER 15TH----NEXT FRIDAY.
Here is the link:

Team News

1 month ago @ 7:39PM

Media night information

Greetings High School Nordic Skiers,

It is important for you to be on time on Friday, December 1st.  Please be in the gym by 5 p.m.  After your athletic director speaks with you, Knight teeshirts will be handed out.  You will wear these teeshirts for our team photo.

The seniors will also need to get individual photos.   Since we are not having our uniform distribution until later in December, nordic athletes will be free to go after the photos are taken.

Coach Merrell

Team News

1 month ago @ 5:14PM

Media Day, website, and first day of practice

Greetings High School Nordic Ski Team Members and Parents,

This is a reminder that the first day of nordic ski team practice is Monday, December 4th.  We will meet in Room 178 across from the high school practice gym at 2:40 p.m. dressed for a workout.

During the pre-season, skimeisters go to nordic practices on Mondays and Wednesdays and to alpine practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The high school members have a Media Day on Friday, December 1st.  Due to the delay in the start of the season, nordic uniforms will not be issued on this day.    More information about Media Day will be emailed and posted next week.

If you have any questions, please email me at

Coach Merrell
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