A Look at the 6th Annual Winter Festival

Nansen Ski Race

Three days of celebrating winter with just enough snow, cool yet perfect temps, and sunny days. Many came out to kick it all off Friday night for ice skating, cocoa & Burning of the Greens.  Saturday saw the Dog Sled Teams sharing their talents and heading out on the trails for the Mahoosuc 100 Race.  The mid winter market was held at Milan Village School with plenty of crafters, bakers and a wide variety of vendors selling local goods.  There was also a Heritage Ski Display and kids activity room along with music by Bruce Kimball.   The broomball tournament went most of the day and many were seen enjoying the ski trails up at Nansen.  Sunday the last of dog sled teams arrived at final checkpoint near 4a.m at the Mahoosuc Inn.

Sunday was the 6th annual Nansen XC Ski Races at Milan Hill State Park. 14K, 5K and kids races of various lengths depending on grade took place with racers taking to the trails. Snow conditions were good, skiers were fast, and spectators  enjoyed the cool yet sunny day. Thank you to the many volunteers throughout the weekend that helped make it all happen.

FESTIVAL PHOTOS (also see few below)
Have Pictures of the Events or Racers? Send to photos@skinansen.com to include in this album

MAHOOSUC 100 SLED DOG RACE Photos and updates

MAHOOSUC 100 WRAP-UP by Sally Manikian



29 and Under

  1. Dennis Page  45:15
  2. Alex Rodd  1:01:57


  1. Jeff Palleiko  54:40


  1. Jonathan Rodd  48:53
  2. Jamie Maddock  48:57
  3. Daniel Rodd 48:58
  4. Charles Woodworth 52:03



AmyJean McKeown 1:29:34


5K Fun Ski

  1. Debra Page 27:13
  2. Gerri St. Gelais 42: 49 AND Jackie Desmarais 42:49

Lollipop Race

  1. Patrick Holt

1K Boys (grades 1-2)

  1. Ian McKeown 5:53
  2. Cadel McKeown 5:54
  3. Max Moore 8:45
  4. Silas Backler 8:50
  5. Harry Holt 17:02

1K Girls (grades 1-2)

  1. Macie Marcotte 10:25


2K Boys (grades 3-4)

  1. Nolan Proulx 12:50
  2. Abe Backler 13:45
  3. Grady Moore 14:22
  4. Jake Bartlett 20:25
  5. Simon Stephenson 25:16

2K Girls (grades 3-4)

  1. Lily Kelly 18:34
  2. Lillian Rexford 20:50

3K Boys (grades 5-6)

  1. Ben Biche 20:18

3K Girls (grades 5-6)

  1. Cora Treiss 24:35

4K Boys (grades 7-8)

  1. Nate Livingood 18:02
  2. Taylor Rothen 21:33

4K Girls (grades 7-8)

  1. Madelyn Marcotte 23:51

Burning of the Greens

Mid Winter Market

Broomball Tournament

Mahoosuc 100

Classic Ski Races

Special thanks to the following businesses for their support and contributions to the festival:

Wagner Forest Management
Mahoosuc Outdoors
Shady Pines Sled Dogs
Caron Building Center, Inc.
Milan Village School PTO
Brookfield Power
Great Glen Outfitters
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
The Stone Rappers
Milan Luncheonette & Variety
Northern Oasis Massage

2015 Race Results & Photos
2014 Race Results & Photos
2013 Race Results & Photos
2012 Race Results & Photos
2011 Race Results & Photos