Schedule for 2018

Race Director: Aims Coney
1180 Turnpike Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071
Short, Medium and Long Courses. Open to Skiers and Snowshoers. Buy a trail pass and come upstairs. Starts: 10-12:30. If Windblown has at least 5K open, there will be a ski-o. (check conditions at

2/24/18: Garnet Hill Lodge
North River, NY
Meet Director: Aims Coney, 978-562-2805
NYSSRA Nordic Ski-O Championships, Non-championship open entries welcome.
Starts: 11AM-1 PM
(except skiers coming from the NYSSRA Biathlon Champs may start until 2PM)

3/3/18: Pre-Masters Tune-up race
Race Director: Aims Coney
1180 Turnpike Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071
International ski-orienteers on their way to the World Masters are most welcome! Extended start window, and celebrity course setter! Buy a trail pass in the ski shop and come upstairs.
Starts: 10AM-2:30PM
If Windblown has at least 5K open, there will be a ski-o. (check conditions at

3/5-3/10/18: World Masters Ski-O Championships/World Cup Finals/US Championships
Contact Ken Walker for information about racing for Team USA in the World Cup. All skiers over the age of 35 welcome to race at World Masters. Open M/F21 and Junior classes will be available.
Check website for registration and more details.


Schedule for 2016

Gray text denotes out-of-region race. All races are subject to weather conditions, so check with the event director if you have any questions. All ski orienteers should take note of two embargoes:

- Craftsbury Outdoor Center is the location of the 2018 World Masters Ski-O Championships, and as such all activities using a map are prohibited at that location. However, you can still ski there, without a map.

- Oak Hill - Storrs Pond (Dartmouth) is being used for the 2016 North American (summer) Orienteering Championships. You may race at that venue, but you may not ski recreationally there, or ski on the trails outside of the race. 

12/20/15: Lapland Lake, Northville NY
Race director: Erik Hamilton
More information on NYSSRA Nordic

1/17/16: Mendon Ponds Park, Pittsford NY
Rochester Orienteering Club
Ski-o and Winterfest!

1/24/16: Byrncliff Resort, NY
More information TBD

1/31/16: Harriet Hollister State Park, NY
Details TBD

2/6-2/7/16: Empire State Winter Games, Lake Placid NY
More details coming soon.

2/13/16: Pineridge XC, East Poestenkill NY
Race director: Phil Hawkes-Teeter
Information to be posted at NYSSRA Nordic

2/27/16: NYSSRA Ski-O Championships, Glens Falls area, NY
More information

3/5-3/6/16: Snowgaine, central NY area
Two 8-hour days, collecting as many controls as you can find. Competitors can use skis, snowshoes, or go on foot.
Hosted by CNYO
More information

2016 US and North American Ski O Championships
, Presque Isle, Maine
Race director: Ken Walker
Bulletin 1
These races will be used to pick the 2017 US Ski O Team.


Schedule for 2015

Gunstock Self-Serve Ski-O
Master maps and blank maps will be at the Gunstock XC Center. $5 fee in addition to trail pass, or pre-print your own map (see below). Available during normal operating hours for the XC Center. Self timing. Start & finish is across the entrance road from the XC Center in the open stadium area in front of the GNA Clubhouse. There will be a sheet in the XC Center to record your course and time. There will be 2 or 3 courses available. At least one will be primarily on the established trails, with availability of the narrow snowshoe/snowmobile trails dependent on snow conditions, but will generally be sprint or middle-distance style. Courses / control locations to be adjusted every 2 weeks, or as demand warrants.

Email Jim Arsenault – for questions on current trail and off-trail conditions, course availability or to get course maps emailed.

12/21/15: Lapland Lake, Northville NY.
Meet Director: Eric Hamilton

1/1/15:Garnett Hill, North River NY.
Race director: Aims Coney
**UPDATE 12/28/14**
Conditions are acceptable, and the ski-o will be held as scheduled. Rock skis advised.

1/2/15: Unofficial training day, Craftsbury VT.
Contact Adrian Owens if interested

1/3/15: Kingdom Valley Trails, Chester VT. Craftsbury Touring Center, Craftsbury Common, VT

**UPDATE 1/2/15**
The race has been moved to Craftsbury. Several different lengths of courses will be available. Starts 10-noon, courses close at 2. Register starting at 9:30 in the old weight room, basement entrance at the north end of the the large dorm building. Sort of near the yurt. Entry fee of $12 also covers the trail pass for a day of skiing.

Th courses will be set utilizing almost exclusively the wide machine groomed trails. They are in good shape coverage-wise but a bit icy. Or fast. The narrow snowshoe trails will be on the map, but in my opinion are pretty much unskiable, unless they are flat. They might be good route choices on foot while carrying skis. The lakes are frozen but very icy.

1/4/15: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH.
Contact Aims Coney for more information
**UPDATE 12/28/14**
Conditions currently too thin to hold a ski-o. Apologies to all who'd planned to come. See you in March!

1/10/15:Sewall Woods, Wolfboro NH.
Starts 10-12, courses close at 2pm. Please purchase a trail pass ($12) for Sewall Woods. Cost is $5 for UNO members and $6 for non-members. Contact Peter Goodwin for more information.

1/11/15: Long Distance, Craftsbury VT.
Starts 10-noon, registration 9-10. Adrian Owens' house: 400 Post Rd, Craftsbury VT.
Three sprints, individual start, with last sprint a chase start. E-punching.
Contact: Adrian Owens.

1/17/15-1/25/15:World Masters Championships, Lenzerheide SUI
Open to anyone who wants to go. Website

1/18/15: Mendon Ponds Park, Mendon NY.
ESG Qualifier. Starts 11:30-2pm. E-punching will be used
Rochester Orienteering Club

1/24/15:Partridge Run, Berne NY.
"Snowgaine" style ski and snowshoe score-o event. Hosted by EMPO

1/25/15:Byrncliff Resort, Varysburg NY.
ESG Qualifier. Register 10-11am, starts 10:30-11am. Hosted by BFLO

2/6/15 - 2/8/15: Empire State Games, Lake Placid area, NY.
Contact: Janet Findlay
Qualification NO LONGER required; more information here, and some course notes here

2/9/15-2/15/15: World Ski Orienteering Championships, Hamar NOR

2/9/15-2/15/15: World Junior Ski Orienteering Championships, Hamar NOR
This year the US is sending three juniors to the World Championships!

Gunstock Nordic Center. Starts 10-12, courses close at 2pm.
Contact Jim Arsenault for more information.

3/7/15 - 3/8/15: NYSSRA Nordic Championships, Lake Placid area, NY.
More info (downloadable .docx file). For latest news, please visit the NYSSRA Nordic site. Contact Janet Findlay with questions.

3/15/15: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH
Contact Aims Coney for more information


Schedule for 2014

1/5/14: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH.
Meet Director: Aims Coney
Starts 10-12, free with trail pass. Pin punching will be used.

1/19/14:Mendon Ponds Park, Mendon NY.
Starts at Hopkins Point Lodge, see website for details.
Starts 11:30-2

1/25/14:Craftsbury Outdoors Center, Craftsbury Common VT
Meet at the yurt in the lower fields.
Starts 9-11am for Long Distance race: $10 plus trail pass.
Starts 3-3:30pm for short-ish Middle Distance race: $5 plus trail pass.
Meet director Adrian Owens. Register early by emailing Adrian and save $1/race.

1/25/14: Weston Ski Track, Weston MA (pending)
More information soon.
Meet Director: Alex Jospe

1/25/14:Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture, Cortland NY.
See website for details.
Starts 12-2
Feb. 15 alternate date

1/26/14:VanOwens Family Trails, 400 Post Rd, Craftsbury VT
2-person sprint relay, 2 legs each (we will match single skiers).
Register at 10am or email Adrian. Mass start 10:30am. $10 per team.
Meet director Adrian Owens. Register early by emailing Adrian and save $1 per race.

1/26/14: Byrncliff Resort, Varysburg, NY.
See website for details.
Starts 10-11

2/1/14: Durand-Eastman Park, Rochester, NY or Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area, Honeoye, NY.
See website for details.
Starts 12-2

2/8/14: Empire State Games, Paul Smiths VIC
See website for details.
Starts 10-11

3/2/14: NYSSRA Nordic Championships
Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid NY.
Pre-registration and qualification required.
See website for details.

3/8/14: Mid Atlantic Bill Koch Festival
Lapland Lake. Age 7-13 only, preregistration required.
See website for details.

3/9/14: CNYO Snowgaine, Berne NY
See website for details.
Two-day event.

3/9/14: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH.
Meet Director: Pete Bundschuh
Starts 10-12, free with trail pass. Pin punching will be used. 

3/14-3/16/14: US Ski Orienteering Championships
Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT.
Bulletin 1
Meet Director: Carl Childs.


Schedule for 2012-2013

Gray text denotes out-of-region races. More information will be available closer to the event either here or on the main page of this site. For the full list of Empire State Games qualifiers (NY state), click here.

12/16/12: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH
Meet director: Aims Coney ( - Canceled due to lack of snow

12/22/12: Craftsbury ski-o, Craftsbury Common VT
Meet director: Adrian Owens (

12/31/12: ESG qualifier at Garnet Hill, North River NY (EMPO)
Meet director: Aims Coney (

1/6/13: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH
Meet Director: Aims Coney
. Website.

1/5/13-1/13/13: European Ski-O Tour, France, Switzerland, Italy.

1/19/13-1/21/13: New England Regional Championships, Grafton, Chester, and Craftsbury VT
Meet directors: Ken Walker (, Ed Despard (, Adrian Owens (
Saturday: WRE sprint at Kingdom Valley Trails, Chester VT
Sunday: Event at Grafton Ponds, VT
Monday (national holiday): Long distance event at Craftsbury, VT.

1/20/13: ESG Qualifier at Mendon Ponds.
Rochester Orienteering Club.

1/26/13-2/3/13: Sierra Ski-O Tour, Truckee CA

1/26/13: ESG Qualifier at Pine Ridge XC, Poestenkill NY.
Meet director Phil Hawks-Teeter, EMPO (518-872-1993,
See NY Schedule for details.

1/27/13: Bare Hill Pond ski-o and spike-o, Harvard MA.
Meet director: Myron and Gary Gallagher (978-456-3670).

1/27/13: ESG Qualifier at Byrncliff Resort, Varysburg NY.
Meet director Patty Lyons, ROC (, 716-652-8727).
See NY Schedule for details.

2/3/13: Great Brook Farm, Carlisle MA
Meet director: Ed Despard (
Make-up date 2/24/13
Event cancelled

2/3/13: ESG Qualifier at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area, Canadice NY.
ROC ( or 585-377-5650).
See NY Schedule for details.

2/9/13: Empire State Games (Qualification required)

2/11/13-2/18/13: Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships, Madona, Latvia.
Also the World Masters Championships and the European Championships.
For parties interested in representing the U.S. please contact Ken Walker:

2/24/13: Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, Bartlett NH
Meet Director: Ernst Linder
**Note change of date!
3 courses offered, registration and starts 10-12.  More details here.
Trail pass required, minimal fee upon registration.
E-punching will be used (rental sticks are free), mapholders are available to rent ($1).
Conditions at:
Last minute updates at

3/3/13: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NY
Meet director: Aims Coney (

3/3/13: Snowgaine, CNYO.

3/3/13-3/11/13: World Ski Orienteering Championships, Ridder City Kazakhstan

3/10/13: Windblown XC, New Ipswich NH.
Meet Director: Aims Coney.

3/10/13: NYSSRA Ski Orienteering Championships, Saratoga Biathlon.
Meet Director: Eric Hamilton (
See NY schedule for details.