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The 2004 Chevrolet U.S. Cross-Country Championships will start tomorrow January 3rd from the Broomhall Stadium at famous Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford. The Organizer of the Championship is again Chisholm Ski Club, the second oldest ski club in the United States – founded in 1917.
Chisholm Ski Club is located at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford, Maine. Over the years the Club has hosted several world class Nordic skiing events, including the 1950 World Championships, 1976 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1991 National Biathlon Championships, 1993 US Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1996 National Junior Olympics, 1996 Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championship, and the 1999 and 2002 Chevrolet US Cross-Country Championships. Black Mountain is also the site of Chisholm Ski Club's annual Winter Carnival, a traditional event that dates back to 1924.
From “Broomhall Stadium”
The competition courses at Black Mountain are some of the best in the US, and will be a fitting test for the National elite skiers. The courses have recently been certified as one of a small handful in this country that meet the highest USSA standard, as well as comply with international FIS requirements. With a 5-km snowmaking capacity and with technical, varied and demanding trails for all the 5 competition days, the Championship is in good hands.
The experienced volunteer crew lead by Roger Arsenault, the Chair of the Organizing Committee is unique “to this World”. As one of the US National Team athletes said after last year’s Championships: “The atmosphere and welcoming volunteers of Chisholm Ski Club makes this my favorite venue to compete at”.