On March 2-3, 2024 the season finale for our youth skiers will take place at Rikert Outdoor Center in Middlebury Vermont. The theme is “Myths in the Mountains” and will be a celebration of fables in the wintry mountains.

Rikert is a fantastic, accessible location for the Festival! It hosts many large fun events like NENSA Women’s Day. Rikert is 3 ½ hours from the Weston Ski Track. Curious about what's it's like? Watch this short video recap of last year's BKL Festival. You'll get a glimpse of the different events and activities, and you might recognize some EMXC Youth skiers and coaches!

2024 BKL Festival Information – Dates, Registration, and Lodging

Wow! EMXC already has 92 skiers registered!

The BKL Festival is a fantastic community celebration where EMXC usually brings over 100 skiers for a weekend of winter fun. It’s taking place in Middlebury, Vermont this year. We're looking forward to seeing lots of EMXC skiers there.

See info below for dates, lodging, and registration tips.


Fri March 1 (evening) – Sun March 3 (afternoon). Please plan to arrive Friday evening. The event schedule is here.

Plans for a club dinner are in the works. It’ll likely be 5 pm to 7pm on the Saturday evening (March 2), at Mary Hogan Elementary School, in central Middlebury. Stay tuned for more info


Here’s a great list of lodging information that NENSA and the Frost Mountain/Rikert team pulled together

Registration Tips:

  • Types of Registration: 1. Most EMXC skiers register for race entry by grade. 2. Grades K-1 can choose Lollipop for a very short, untimed race. Nordic Adventure is included with Race Entry and Lollipop. 3. Nordic Adventure can be great for non-EMXC siblings K-8

  • Have your NENSA number ready (from club registration in the fall)

  • EMXC website is emxc.org

  • Our district is EAMA Eastern Massachusetts

  • Our club is EMXC Youth

  • Click both Saturday Classic relay AND Sunday Skate (unless you have discussed otherwise with your EMXC country coach)

  • Shirt/Goody bag guaranteed until January 26

  • Registration fees increase on February 10th.

  • Event Registration closes Saturday February 17th at 5pm.