Thursday, November 21, 2013

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Ski Season!

Hello Early Season Skiers!!

Thank you to everyone for a great day of boundless energy at FUN LAND TRAINING

Everyone had great contributions with ideas for stretches and exercises to make better stronger skiers! 

And great fun was had on the obstacle course and the ropes course showed how these young athletes can work as a team!

Thank you and WELCOMEto Jen Robb for helping us get organized! 

Thank you to Pete for the great bonfire!

Kristin, Kate, and Diana were super support for our non-stop afternoon!

And all of this is just the beginning!

Please see the remaining early season calendar below! 

Keep an eye out for a great team night program at West Hill Shop!! 

See you on the 4th for more  FUN LAND TRAINING

December Putney BKL Calendar
Dec 3  4-6pm Info night and Early Sign up at Putney Public Library. 
Dec 4 - 3:15-430 pm FUN LAND TRAINING  ( for returning skiers and all comers )  LOCATION TBA
Dec 6 3:15-5:00 pm: Ski and Skate Sale at TGS
Dec 7  9:00-11am Ski and Skate Sale at TGS. 
Dec 9 3:15-4:30 Putney Bill Koch Ski League Sign up / Uniform and Rental equipment pick-up 
Dec 11 3:15-5 pm Season Opening event with Bonfire - Hope for Snow!  LOCATION TBA
Dec 18 3:15- 5pm BKL Practice LOCATION TBA

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


There is still good skiing out there!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello skiers!

It is hard to believe our season is OFFICIALLY over when there is still so much more skiing out there!  More snow on Tuesday - we hope you will all go out and enjoy it!

Let's wish Hans and family a super happy and adventure filled year in  Kazakhstan!! WE will miss them!!



Jack Bell would like to continue with the communication through the spring and summer months regarding opportunities to get together for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Please let Jack know if you prefer NOT to be included in that list.

Our season ending event was held at Grafton Ponds in conjunction with their super fun Leprechaun Leap!  Fun events, races and hotdogs for all!  Many skiers participated including several who are new to the sport and curious about next year!  We'd like to thank Bill Salmon, Hannah, Wendell, and Betsy for putting on a super event and a HUGE THANKS to the Grooming Crew for making the skiing super fast!  See you next year!

Certificates, Medals and Equipment!

We have participation Certificates for everyone and Medals for those in the Sii for Ks program. Eric will leave all of these with Deb at her office at The Grammar School. Please pick up yours when you stop by to return your uniforms and/or rental equipment.

Please return your equipment to Deb Gray as soon as possible!! Please launder the suits!  And cover skis with storage wax if possible!

Congratulations to all and a huge round of applause to all you parents for supporting your kids in this great sport and winter activity!

Thanks for a great season!!

Ski far and ski some more!

See you in November!!

Eric, Hans and the Volunteer Coaches

REMINDER!! If you would like to be removed from the "master" BKL list, please let Eric know! Otherwise you will continue to receive these messages when the snow falls next year!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"We are on for practice! Meet at by 3:20 at the bottom of Putney Mt  RD where it
hits West hill Rd -- we will car pool up 1 mile from there to 4-corners and hop on a
snowmobile trail.  Waxless skis or classic waxable (I will have klister there)."

Hans cell (802)579-5519

The roads may be looking like this but there is plenty of snow pack in the woods! 
It's a beautiful day and will be tons of fun out there!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hello Skiers!

There is still plenty of snow out there and great skiing to be had by all! Please consider joining us on WED. and THURS. this week!

Wednesday – Hans will lead a tour on the Putney Mountain Snowmobile Trails out and back to Conte Refuge ponds and/or top of Putney Mtn, on classic or touring skis. Meet at Putney Mtn trailhead parking lot at 3:15-3:30. The trailhead is a couple of miles up Putney Mtn road on the right.
Main St, Putney, VT 05346 to Putney Mountain - Google Maps

Thursday – Let's join Jack Bell and meet at Viking Nordic Center in Londonderry. $5/person, open until 7pm, classic or skate. Let's meet at 4pm,ski until 6pm, and then reconvene for dinner at Pizza Stone in Chester.

The physical address of Viking Nordic is
615 Little Pond Road, Londonderry

From RT 91: Take exit 6 to Route 103 N. Follow 103 to Chester Vt where it joins Route 11. Stay on Rt 11 all the way to Londonderry. As you approach Londonderry you will pass the access road to Magic Mountain ski area. From here you will look for your second right, Little Pond Road, which is about one mile after Magic. Turn right on to Little Pond Rd. and drive to the top of the hill, Viking will be on your left.

Putney BKL SKIATHON!!  READ ON........

How great is it to celebrate the end of our fantastic season of skiing with some more skiing!  We are thrilled to join up with Grafton Ponds and their year end events. More fun for all!  

Remember that it is St. Patrick's Day weekend and if your wear a costume Bill will knock 30 seconds off your race time in the 7.5 k or the 15 K!  EVERYONE is encouraged to go out and ski the fast or as slow as you like.... There will be a kids obstacle course starting at 10 am. The 7.5k/15k will run soon thereafter.  FUN, FUN, FUN!     

BKL skiers are FREE.  Challenge your parents and coaches.....

Parents are FREE!  Spend the day touring.....

ADULT RACERS will pay an entry fee!!

It will likely be getting cold again towards the end of the week, so we could expect some really great conditions!!




Win prizes, do your best, challenge yourself, hang out with friends.....

See you there!

Eric, Hans, and Jack

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hello Skiers!

We are super excited about our year-end event! We are going to merge our annual year end Skiathon with Grafton Pond's "Leprechaun Leap" on Saturday, March 16.

Kids obstacle course starts at 10 am.

There will a 7.5K race and a 15K race - all levels welcomed including adults of varying abilities!! (classic or skate) and fun relay races. Wear a costume and get 30 seconds off your race time. FUN, FUN, FUN!   

At the close of this event Hans and Eric will present the Ski for Ks medals. How FAR have YOU skied?

There will be no fee for BKL skiers (your season fees will cover this cost); BKL parents can ski for free too! THANKS GRAFTON!!! Any adult wishing to race will be required to pay the entry fee.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

Ski far and ski some more!

Eric, Hans, and the Volunteer Coaches
Hans and Darius are heading to Storrs Hill in Lebanon, NH this Saturday!  Meet them there or call Hans for a ride from Putney (up to 3 riders).  Some information below plus here’s a link for more:

Mud Meet Ski Meister 3/9/13

The most fun day in skiing!
Lebanon Mud Meet Ski Meister.
Three events; Alpine, XC and Ski Jumping.
Bring all your gear or do it on one pair of skis

Registration 10:00 till 11:00. Entry fee $10.
Alpine and XC run consecutively from 10:30 til 11:30.
Go to the start of each course with your bib on and get a time.
50 Meter exhibition 11:45. Hill conditions permitting.
10 meter at 12:30, 25 meter to follow.
Hoop of fire at 1:30!!! Awards at 2:00.
Your place in each event is your score. Lowest score wins.
If you skip an event you are scored as if you came in last plus one.