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Chisholm Ski Club being featured
REGION -- The Western Maine Economic Development Council is pleased to feature the Chisholm Ski Club, one of the nation’s oldest and most active ski clubs, on its website.
Go to “Choose Oxford County” at www.wmedc.org to read more about the Ski Club and learn about Oxford County.
The Chisholm Ski Club provides opportunities for recreational and competitive Alpine and Nordic skiing at the Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford. The Club hosts events of national and even global significance that are an important component of the overall economic health of the Oxford County and the regional economy.
The 2012 U.S. Cross Country Ski National Championships are being held in Rumford from January 2-8. It is estimated that this week-long event will bring in between $1.5 and $2 million in revenue to the River Valley area and its businesses from the 500 athletes who are participating in the Nationals together with their coaches, technicians, friends and family who will be accompanying them.
The Club has hosted numerous other world class and national Nordic skiing events, including International Ski Federation World Championships (1950), NCAA National championships (1976, 1999 and 2009), USCSA National Championships (2008 and 2010), National Cross Country
Championship (1958 and 1993), National Biathlon Championship (1991), Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships (1992 and 1996), Chevy Truck U. S. Cross Country Championships (1999, 2003 and 2004), U. S. Cross Country Ski Championships (2011).
The Club also has hosted local, state and regional Alpine and Nordic races creating a full schedule of events throughout the winter season. One of these events is Maine’s Collegiate Nordic Championship which is named after Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall, two-time Nordic Olympian, Olympic cross-country trail designer, the honorary leader of the Chisholm Ski Club and a 92 year old Rumford native.
The Club began in 1923, planning for the first annual winter carnival in 1924. The event became the most popular carnival in Maine, hosting Maine and New England amateur championships starting in 1929. The Club has continued to promote family recreational skiing and competitive skiing in the greater Rumford area since 1960 at Black Mountain of Maine. For more information about the Chisholm Ski Club go to www.chisholmskiclub.org or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Western Maine Economic Development Council is a division of Community Concepts, Inc. It’s mission is to create economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in Western Central Maine by helping communities prepare for growth and supporting job growth and investment with resources that make a difference.