Bill Koch League Ski Club
1st – 8th Graders
Sunday afternoons 1:30pm-3:30pm
A weekly program for kids emphasizing the fun of skiing, making new friends, and learning and improving skills.
Bill Koch League (BKL), is a regional youth ski program named after Bill Koch, the first U.S. Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing.
- Ski skills development
- Fun games on skis
- Trail skiing
- Hunts & obstacle courses
- Junior sprints
- Relay races
- Ski jumping
- Ski care clinics
Rachel has been the Assistant Coach for Great Glen's BKL Club for the past five years. She began skiing and racing cross country at Gorham High School, along with her alpine racing involvement. She was a two-time NH high school Ski Meister, and a former alpine instructor at Wildcat. She currently teaches music in the local school system. Rachel is known for her enthusiasm and positive attitude, as well as her patience with developing skiers. She truly loves the sport of cross country and sharing it with youngsters.
Amy has been cross-country skiing for over 40 years since setting out on her first skis with her parents and sister at the age of 4. She started ski racing as a member of her local Bill Koch League in Vermont at age 8 and continued skiing competitively into her late 20s. She continues to ski recreationally, and it truly is her passion. Amy also has over a dozen years of experience in the ski industry; teaching lessons, recommending and fitting ski gear and planning ski races and events, including 9 years at Great Glen Trails. Any day on skis is a good day in her opinion and she hopes to share the love of skiing with our BKL ski club the way her first BKL coach and wax technician (her dad) shared with her.
8 Sundays, beginning January 2 through March 13
No BKL Club on January 16, February 20, or March 6 (weekend of New England BKL Festival in Waterville, Maine)
*Club dues: $40 first child; $30 additional child(ren)
*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 During Covid-19
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 each other safe so we can enjoy winter and stay healthy!
To register, contact Sue Wemyss at Great Glen by calling (603) 466-3988 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or download and complete our registration form. Please be sure to read and sign the release on the back.
Return the form via:
Great Glen Trails
Route 16, Pinkham Notch
GGBKL Club, c/o Great Glen Trails
PO Box 278 Gorham, NH 03581
Phone (603) 466-3988