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A recently promised revival of the nordic program at Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy (BMA) now seems to be on hold, following a recent change in leadership and what appears to be the school’s subsequent decision to cut ties with its describes itself as “the preeminent ski academy” was bright. A a May 26 article on FasterSkier. “We felt really welcomed there,” Sweetser said of the Burke community. He dismissed concerns that the school’s nordic program...

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If you are from New England, you’ve probably heard of Will Sweetser. Originally from Auburn, Maine, Sweetser, 47, has been coaching nordic for the last 25 years. He skied for Dartmouth and coached at Bates College, the Jackson Hole Ski Club, Carrabassett Valley Academy, and Rangeley Lakes Ski Club before spendingOutdoor Sports Institute and expanded its mission to four seasons of outdoor sports in Maine. With a baby on the way, Sweetser and his wife, Sarah Dominick,...

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Burke Mountain Academy’s Nordic Christmas Camp was made special by the presence and enthusiastic help of US Ski Team Coach Matt Whitcomb and athlete Liz Stephen. Both Liz and Matt are Burke alumnae; Liz as a student and Matt as the former Head Nordic Coach. Each is also deeply committed toyoung athletes all across the country improve and enjoy the challenging ride of a cross country skier. Matt was with the camp for the first...