Bill Koch League Ski Club
1st - 8th Graders
Sunday afternoons 1:30pm-3:30pm
Weekly program emphasizing the fun of skiing, making new friends, and learning and improving skills
The BKL, Bill Koch League, is a regional youth ski program named after Bill Koch, the first U.S. Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing.
Head Coach: Sue Wemyss, Great Glen Ski School Director, 1984 Olympian with 25+ years teaching & coaching
Assistant Coach: Rachel Fithian, Past Gorham High School XC Ski Team Member, Elementary School Educator
- Ski skills development
- Fun games on skis
- Trail skiing
- Hunts & Obstacle courses
- Junior Sprints
- Relay races
- Ski jumping
- Ski care clinics
- Optional participation in a NH one-day mini-Festival (date and location TBD)
8 Sundays beginning January 3rd through March 14th
(no BKL Club on January 17th or Sunday February 14th)
Special Events: (separate pre-registration)
Sat or Sun March 6th or 7th TBD; one-day mini-Festival location TBD
*Club Dues: $60 first child, $50 additional child(ren); Includes BKL membership with the New England Nordic Ski Association.
*First time NENSA members receive one year free NENSA membership AND 1/2 off GGBKL Club dues.
*Season pass or afternoon trail pass: $5 per session
*Equipment rental if needed: $5 per session
**Please note Great Glen’s winter season pass policy: When an adult purchases a winter season pass, that adult’s children aged 17 and under can get their season pass for free. Season passes purchased before December 1 are eligible for special discounting of the regular season pass rate.
Additional Benefit: Club members receive the team discount rate (20% off) for in-stock children’s ski equipment at Great Glen Outfitters.
BKL Programming in the time of COVID19:
We are fortunate that cross country skiing is an outdoor activity that can be done relatively safely during the current pandemic. That said, things will look somewhat different as we undertake a variety of measures to try to keep everyone safe.
Please read Great Glen Trails COVID policies.
We will be meeting outside on Sunday afternoons to better social distance. Masks are required when in our Base Lodge. We will adhere to the most current NH State and local guidelines regarding both in-state and out-of-state visitors and Great Glen BKL Club member attendance and participation.
Let's keep eachother safe so we can enjoy winter and stay healthy!
How to Register:
Contact Sue Wemyss at Great Glen by calling (603) 466-3988 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our REGISTRATION FORM. Please be sure you fill out the release form on the back.
Return form via:
Route 16, Pinkham Notch
GGBKL Club, c/o Great Glen Trails
PO Box 278 Gorham, NH 03581