Shenendehowa Classic Set

Registration is now open for the Shenendehowa Classic Nordic ski race on Sunday, January 24.  This is the NYSSRA Championship qualifier that the Shenendehowa community hosts at Saratoga Biathlon, 3016 South Shore Road, Day, NY.  Register on line

Two competitors start their 5 k race as the next pair wait 30 seconds for their start.

Two competitors start their 5 k race as the next pair wait 30 seconds for their start.

and avoid the day-of-race hassle.  One option is to pay on-line as well, but you can register and pay that day.

We also will be hosting a fun 5 k try it race to help fund brain disease research.

Now all we need is some cooler temperatures, frozen ground, and snow for Curt Schreiner to groom.  He does it so consistently well!

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Great Mass Start!

Even without a first snow the season is off to a great start.  There was a fun Section II race today on roller skis at Queensbury High School and tonight’s pasta dinner with the Shenendehowa Nordic Club to celebrate.  Thank  you to the Carons, the Moores,  the Traders  and all the others who pitched in from set up to pick up for organizing the dinner and the fun raffle.

The Shenendehowa Nordic Club is 34 families strong, the largest membership we have ever had.

The challenge is now to get out and sell tickets to the Twelve Days of Christmas to earn some awesome prizes.  The tickets themselves are for 12 fantastic prizes drawn on 12 days starting on December 14, 2015.  Prizes include:

  • Yankee Trails $25 Gift Card and Trader Joe’s Gift Basket (winner: Joe Padalino)
  • Usable Chasm Explorer Pass Valid for Six Admissions (winner: Meghana Caron)
  • Starbucks Travel Mug w/ 1 lb. of Christmas Blend Ground Coffee and Dolce & Biscotti Bakery $20 Gift Card (winner Zina Shevchik)
  • Two Lake Placid Olympic Sites Passports and Stewart’s Single Scoops (winner: Kevin Lin)
  • Panera Bread Bagels for a year baker’s dozen for 12 months (winner: Mendi Ni)
  • Mayfair Jewelers $50 Gift Card (winner: Sheela Kulkarni)
  • Tubby Tubes Family of 4 All Day Downhill Tubing pass (winner: Dan Green)
  • Ski Zone Trampoline Park 4 one hour bounces, pizza and soft drinks (winner: Lisa Perrone)
  • Pandora double wrap blue bracelet with silver snowman charm (winner: Hector Roig)
  • Tickets to Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Water Park
  • Pair of Proctors Theatre tickets to choice of select performances
  • Grand prize: Wheatfields $50 Gift Card and a romantic overnight at the Clifton Park Hilton Garden Inn.

All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Shenendehowa Nordic Club Inc. and all our Nordic ski programs.

Proudly display your Shen Nordic Ski magnet to tell the world that you belong to the greatest Nordic ski community in the area!

Now the question remains who has the closest guess for the first 6 inch snow fall?  There are 8 in the running for the ice cream, all with legitimate dates.  See the club’s Facebook page, like, and join the group.