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Festival Fever... 
The Relay teams are now posted at Festival Info
I just got off the phone with Peg S.  The tents are going up on the Golf Course and the RACE IS ON. 

The Smiths will be picking up the registration packets for everyone.  If you cannot locate them, try the Fireside Suite (Edelblut's) which is part of the Snowy Owl.  We will also be waxing and making Festival Masks at this same condo on Friday night, so stop by and see us.

On Saturday, note a change - the Pasta Diner will start at 4:45.  It is very likely that the raffle will not be held during the Pasta Diner becasue the rooms are MAXED OUT (e.g. get there early).   The raffel will likely take place on Saturday around 10:00AM in the Kid-e-Sport park.  Check the message board at the Nordic Center for last minute changes.

Anyone who takes digitized pictures of the races (scanned or otherwise), please send them to John Trainor and we will get them up on the web site for all to enjoy.

Welcome to our Web site!

This is the HomePage of the Windblown Bill Koch Youth Ski Club located in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.  This site is designed to keep both members and others interested youth cross country skiing linked.   Through this site, we communicate information about our club, club events & calendar, race results and other useful ski links.

The Windblown Club is part of the Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKYSL).  BKYSL offers cross country, ski jumping, and nordic combined programs for boys and girls 13 years old and younger. It is cross country skiing's largest membership group. The league is based on local club participation and involvement. All membership materials and communications will be directed to the local club leader.

The program is named for Olympic Silver medallist Bill Koch. Bill, a native of Vermont, began skiing in the early 70's in a local ski club and was an active nordic combined skier before turning his efforts toward cross country ski racing. In 1976 he shocked the ski world with a silver medal in the 30-kilometer event at the Winter Olympic Games in Seefeld/Innsbruck, Austria. A few years later, he won the World Cup series. He is often credited with starting the "skating revolution" that so dramatically changed cross country skiing in the 1980's.

More than most other sports, X-C skiing offers an enjoyable way for whole families - aged 2-92 - to get outdoors in the wintertime, enjoy nature, get plenty of healthy exercise, and be together doing it. X-C skiing can be peaceful and relaxing, challenging and adventuresome, or strenuous and exhilaratingly fast. You can do it all your life, at any pace you choose. And even in the suburbs, you may be able to do it right out your own back door.

This page was last updated on 2/22/00.