Bill Koch League Youth Program

ORN strives to support our next generation of skiers by creating a fun-filled environment where nordic skiing can be learned, enjoyed and respected as a lifelong sport. Our kid's program, called the Bill Koch League (BKL), meets on Sunday afternoons when experienced club members, with help from parents of the participants, will provide hands-on instruction and guidance for kids of all ages and abilities.  Read more about our program below and then Click Here to Register for the Sunday BKL program online. 

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Sunday Afternoon Kids Program

For all levels of skiers, aged 5 to 13 (K-8th grade), this weekly program will develop the technique, agility and balance of young skiers through drills, games, and exploration of the Morse Farm trail system. (Please note that for the youngest beginner skiers (K-1st grade), a parent or guardian is required to accompany the child. At that age they may need one-on-one assistance.)  We focus primarily on the classic technique during the Sunday sessions.  We rely on parent volunteers to help at these sessions, so please sign up to help on the registration page!

December 17th 2016-February 25th 2018

Time: Sundays, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Place: Morse Farm (once we have snow; prior to snow we may meet at Hubbard Park or Montpelier High School)

Cost: $55

(Multiple Child Discount available, see registration form)


Middle School Team - a joint ORN and Community Connections Program

For committed junior skiers, grades 5-8, who are ready for a more challenging program that features both classic and skating techniques, as well as the chance to gain some racing experience. Note that all abilities levels, from beginners to advanced, are welcome to join this group. The only criteria are desire and commitment!

December 4th - Feb 23rd

Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00pm

Place: Morse Farm and Montpelier High School

Cost: $50

(Sign up through Community Connections: use this form)



A note about Trail Passes

**Thanks to the generosity of Morse Farm Nordic Ski Center, program participants and parent volunteer coaches are not required to purchase a pass while skiing with the group. However, any skiing outside of the program requires a trail pass. Consider purchasing a season's pass – check out – discounted passes are available until December 1st**

Club membership: By registering for the program, each skier will get an individual NENSA membership as well as Onion River Nordic membership.  NENSA is the New England Nordic Ski Association ( Onion River Nordic Ski Club is a NENSA-registered BKL club. By being a NENSA club, it allows us to have coverage under NENSA's liability insurance. 

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