A Look At the 4th Annual Nansen-Milan Winter Festival

Rick Charette Saturday, Feb. 1st

The craft market, Clear Stream Custom Water Craft boat building demonstration, broomball tournament, All Weather Rider’s groomer rides and winter activities with the Boy Scouts and Appalachian Mountain Club kept festival goers well entertained throughout the morning. 

Winter Festival Broom BallKids enjoyed bouncing in the bounce house and sang along to their favorite songs with Rick Charette. In the evening, the Burning of the Greens bonfire drew skaters young and old.

Sunday, Feb. 2nd

14K Men's Classic Ski Race Winner

Brad Clarke of Bethel, ME – Winner Men’s 14K Classic

49 Nordic Skiers enjoyed the race course on Nansen Trails at Milan Hill State Park.  Brad Clarke of Bethel, ME (47:50) was overall fastest in the Men’s 14K Classic Race while Chloe Conway of Manchester, NH (1:00:55) was overall fastest in Women’s 14K.  Schuyler Leff of Bethel, ME was leader of the 5K classic fun ski with a time of 16 minutes.  11 Kids ranging in age from 4 to 15 participated in the Kid’s 1K Race.


14K Women's Classic Ski Race Winner

Chloe Conway of Manchester, NH – Winner Women’s 14K Classic


Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the Festival a success. We are especially grateful for the hard work and support of the Milan Village School PTO, Dennis Rossignol, Marcel Arnold, Gary Peters, Lisa Morse, Sue Blais, Foreast Transportation and all the Festival Sponsors.


 2014  Festival Sponsors

Nansen Ski Trails by Milan Hill TowerMilan Village School PTO

Seventh Street Graphics

Clear Stream Custom Water Craft

Up the Rivah Restaurant

Gold House Pizza

5K Racers at Nansen Milan Winter FestivalWalmart


Hannaford Brothers


2014 Nordic Race Sponsors

Kids 1K Nordic RaceMilan Luncheonette and Variety

Saint Custom Skis & Snowboards

Guardian Angel Credit Union

Great Glen Trails

ELC Rafting

Northern Oasis Massage

Porky Gulch Bike Shop

Aker’s Ski

Nordic Race Results

Printable PDF of Overall Racer Times

Top 3 Racers by Category

Men’s 14K  –  30 and Under:  
1.  Alex Rodd – Amherst, NH  2. Matt Hernick – Berlin, NH  3. Christopher Fischer – Nashua, NH

Men’s 14K  –  30-49:
1. Brad Clarke – Bethel, ME  2.  Eric Reisch – Madbury, NH  3. Chris Barstow – Bethel, ME

Men’s 14K  –  49 and Over:
1. Daniel Rodd – Amherst, NH  2. John Edwards – Nashua, NH  3. Nels Liljedahl

Women’s 14K  –  30 and Under:
1. Chloe Conway – Manchester, NH  2. Leela Hornach – Bethel, ME  3. Rachael Goldberg – Bethel, ME

Women’s 14K  –  30-49:
1. Victoria Giron – Gorham, NH  2. Lara Bletzer – Hampton, NH

5K  –  30 and Under:
1.  Schuyler Leff – Bethel, ME  2. William Badger – Conway, NH  3.  Cora Treiss – Berlin, NH

5K  –  30-49:
1. Angus Badger – Conway, NH  2. Rachel Vose  3. Kate Moore – Dummer, NH

5K  –  49 and Over:
1. Joe Cote – Deerfield  2.  Karen Cote – Deerfield  3. Wendy Hazard – Belgrade, ME

All Racers Overall Times by Race

2014 Nansen Classic Ski Race Overall Times