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The Late Great New England Ski Race…aka…The Propsect Spring Fling… This Weekend

Friday, March 27th, 2009

FasterSkier and Prospect Mountain are teaming up to put on the second annual Late Great new England Ski Race/Prospect Spring Fling.

Come out for the last ski race(s) of the year in New England (yes…the March Hare Nordic Ski Race starts at 10:00 and we are starting at 10:01…).

Sunday, March 29

Conditions are still good at Prospect.  There is plenty of snow, but it is very dirty.  You could definitely use good skis, but older skis may be preferable due to the dirt.

The Events:

10:01 — 8km Mass Start Pursuit Race (5km Classic straight into a 5km Freestyle)

11:30 — Obstacle Course Sprint (The sprint format will be a March Madness inspired head-to-head bracket style ski off)

Prizes will be awarded for both races, and overall winners (male and female) will be crowned the Great Champions! Participants do not have to do both races.  But to qualify for Great Champion, you must complete both events.

Festive attire encouraged and rewarded!  The person wearing the best costume will be named the Jester of Fling.

The Place:

The famous Prospect Mountain in Woodford, VT – the land where there is always snow.  Conditions are currently excellent at Prospect, and the forecast for the remainder of the week is favorable.

The Cost:

$20 – Proceeds to benefit the Berkshire Nordic Ski Club. Day of race registration only beginning at 8:30am.

The Sponsors:

The one and only – your online source for all things cross-country skiing.

Prospect Mountain – where the snow always falls and the trails are always open! Prospect’s website is

Prizes will be supplied by various local businesses.

For questions, please email Topher Sabot: