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  • Wed, February 21, 2018 5:20 AM | Kirk Siegel (Administrator)

  • Sun, January 14, 2018 12:17 PM | Kirk Siegel (Administrator)

    Here are 26 of the 31 2nd and 3rd graders last week. Some of us got to see the first time trial at Bethel Village Trails.

  • Sun, December 31, 2017 1:30 PM | Kirk Siegel (Administrator)

    "ski shop" in the Telstar Ski Shed

    Ribbon cutting of the opening of the Telstar trail expansion completed by local community groups with financial support from the Bethel Rotary chapter.

    Professionally groomed trails at Telstar!

    Thanks for making this happen, Suzanne . . . glad you got to enjoy the tracks, too.

    Enjoying the fine trail and scenery at Telstar.

    Snow shoes, too!

  • Wed, December 27, 2017 9:16 AM | Kirk Siegel (Administrator)

    This winter the Bethel Outing Club is hosting Nordic Community Days on the trails at Telstar for people living in the Sad44 school district.  The hope is to get people who aren’t familiar with the trails at Telstar out skiing and snow shoeing .  We want to show off the old trails as well as the awesome new trails that were designed by Fred Bailey and built this Fall with funding from the Rotary Club.  We will be handing out free rentals for adults and children and providing beginner lessons given by BOC members or Telstar team members at 11:00 am.   The days are December 30, January 14 and February 19 from 10am – 3pm. 

    Here is where you come in.  I am first looking for help on December 30th in 5 different spots.  Most of the work will come in talking and showing people who are unfamiliar with Nordic skiing how accessible Nordic skiing can be.  Basically showing folks what everyone in the BOC already knows.

    Nordic Community Day Volunteers

    Saturday December 30th






    1 each timeslot



    Rental Assistant

    4 each timeslot



    Hot Chocolate Manager

    1 each timeslot



    Tour Guide

    3 each timeslot




    3 at 11am




    If you can help please contact me at or 207-890-3468.  Also, please tell all your friends who don’t Nordic ski to come and have some fun with their family.


    Suzanne Newsom Pierce

  • Sun, July 16, 2017 6:13 AM | Kirk Siegel (Administrator)

    Thanks to all who participated in any way in the 2017 running of the Mollyockett 1 and 5 mile races!  Results.

  • Tue, May 30, 2017 10:21 AM | Kirk Siegel (Administrator)

    The Bethel Outing Club is pleased to announce that it will be offering its 4th annual summer programming for junior Nordic skiers ages 12 & up. The seven week program runs from June 22nd to August 10th. This youth program is designed to help cross country skiers of all abilities develop skills to improve their winter skiing.  Our knowledgeable coaching team is led by Fred Bailey and Brad Clarke, with guest appearances from other local coaches, including former US Ski Team coach Dick Taylor.  We strive to create a fun environment and a good peer group for the participants to have a variety of training partners and enjoy the social aspects of skiing.  We have a new structure this year to allow participants to tailor their summer training to best fit their individual needs.  Participants can now choose between one, two, or three evening sessions per week, with supplemental strength training available two mornings per week for older high school students.  Further details, registration and scholarship forms can be found under the programs tab on the BOC website (  Forms should be mailed to the BOC at P.O. Box 637 Bethel, ME 04217.  If you have further questions, please contact Fred Bailey at

  • Mon, February 13, 2017 6:28 AM | Kirk Siegel (Administrator)

    From the Bill Koch Festival chairs:

    We have had a couple organizations (Bancroft Construction and the Sunday River Ski Club) sponsor the festival by specifically donating money in support of local area kids to participate in the Bill Koch Festival hosted by Bethel Outing Club and sponsored by the New England Nordic Ski Association. 

    Please, if you have a child or know a child who cannot afford to be part of this event, feel free to have them contact me at, and I will make sure we get them a NENSA license and an entry into the weekends festivities!

    The intention of this ‘fund’ is to encourage kids in the after school Ski Programs at CPS and Woodstock who may otherwise not participate in such a program - they do NOT have to compete.  They can join the “adventure” category and still enjoy all of the benefits and festivities over the 2 days.  

    If anyone has any questions or suggestions on this, please feel free to email Tracyn or call/text 207-357-1442

    Thanks so much!

    Tracyn & Wade 

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