About Us

Welcome to the Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club

NENSA’s 2019 Club of the Year

Since 2006, Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club has been dedicated to creating a healthier, more active, outdoor lifestyle for all ages and abilities in the mountains once home to Robert Frost in central Vermont.Winter is coming … We can’t wait!

Stay tuned for 2019/2020 programs…

Winter is here and we just can’t wait for programs to begin!
We offer fun for all ages and abilities within four areas of focus –





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Frost Mountain Nordic
PO Box 281
Middlebury, VT 05753-0281


2019 Frost Mountain Nordic Programs

We offer three program levels for children, an adult program, and a basic non-program club membership for volunteers and passionate supporters. Details below.  Scholarships are available through FMN upon request. Season ski leases or ski and gear purchases are available at the Middlebury Mountaineer. Daily rentals of skate skis, classic skis, backcountry skis, snowshoes, fat bikes, and pulks are available at Rikert Nordic Center as are daily and seasons passes. Clothing and customizable club-logo gear are available at Fourth n Goal.

Click the button to register and become a Frost Mountain Nordic Member and/or Program Participant. Winter is NOW!

BKL Saturdays (K thru 8th grade) – One day a Week

Saturday 10:00-11:30am 

Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am

▪ For all levels-Focus is on fun and group skiing

▪ Skiers are introduced to the New England Bill

Koch League and NENSA

▪ Cost: $85 (includes FMN membership, Rikert ski rental & trail pass for the day)

Bobcats (2nd thru 8th grade) – Two Days a Week

Saturdays (BKL) 9:30-11:30 am
Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 pm

▪ Expand the skills of young Nordic skiers with a focus on fun

▪ Classic and skate skis required

▪ Cost: $160 (includes FMN membership)


Wildcats (5th thru 8th grade) – Three Days a Week

Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am
Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 pm
Fridays 3:30-4:45 pm

▪ For budding competitors and advanced skiers

▪ Coached by Ryan Kerrigan: team training, advanced skate & classic instruction, learn to wax, participate in select races with club support

▪ Race with FMN at the BKL Festival on March 2 & 3 at Rikert

▪ Classic & skate skis required.

▪ Cost: $300 (includes FMN membership; optional preseason)


Phatcats (adults)   

Thursdays 3:30-4:45                                                                                    

Saturdays 12:00-2:00

▪ For the adult skier looking to get an edge on

stride & glide in a fun group setting.

▪ Challenge yourself; take the science out of

gear & technique.

▪ Led by Ryan Kerrigan of VTXC (vtxc.org)

▪ Cost: $150 (includes FMN membership; optional preseason

Juniors (9th-12th grade)

▪ Race support by Ryan Kerrigan at four Eastern Cup races.

▪ Cost: $450 (includes FMN membership and wax service during each race weekend; optional preseason)

Supporting Member (everyone)

Events, Program Support, General Fun

▪ Join the club and receive your Frost Mountain Nordic buff.
▪ Keep in tune with club info & events; participate in FMN-related event support at Rikert Nordic Center. No gear or level of skill required.
▪ Cost: $30





Why join Bill Koch League?  Click on BKL Now more than ever newsletter article from NENSA (New England Nordic Ski Association) to learn more about this valuable kids program.

Nordic Ski Program for children from grade 1-8

Frost Mountain offers a 1 day/week program which caters to beginners (grades K-8) looking to get out on the trails. We also offer 2- and 3-day programs for skiers who want to challenge themselves further on technique, skills, and endurance. Participants in any of the programs also have the option to try out competition in a number of low-key, local youth races.

Why join Bill Koch League?  Click here to read what NENSA (New England Nordic Ski Association) has to say.

In partnership with Rikert Nordic Center, program fees include rental equipment for practices and home events. For traveling racers, we recommend leasing or purchasing wax-able combi or separate skate/classic skis.

Parent BKL participants are valued at all levels of commitment – from one-time hot chocolate wrangling to seasonal coaching. Volunteer coaches will have access to training clinics and/or program plans. 

Practices are held at Rikert Nordic Center on the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, Ripton, VT.

Click Programs to learn more and to sign up.

Frosties meeting Olympians Sue Wemyss and Bill Koch at Bill Koch Festival.

**Read about Bill Koch and his fun story.**


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