Author: Pilar Doughty

Our first All-Club Practice is this Saturday!

We look forward to seeing all of our EMBK skiers and families at our first all-club practice at Leo J. Martin Ski Track this Saturday, Dec 2, from 9am – 10:30am. There may be patches of ski-worthy snow tomorrow, but this is dependent on whether the ski track managers can make more snow tonight. So, please be prepared for both skiing and dryland training. If we do have the opportunity to take advantage of the small areas of snow, our skiers will take turns skiing. The remainder of the session will be dryland training. Please note that USA will have a dryland only practice.

Also, please remind your kids to dress in layers, wear good running shoes and bring their water bottles.

Overall Schedule:

8-9 am Roller ski (returning skiers only, age 11+) or on-snow ski (depending on conditions)
8:30 am Pick-up trail passes in the cafe (for pre-register) or submit applications at the front desk
9 am All-club practice: Break into country groups for training

If snow is ski-worthy:

  • 9-9:30 am Scandinavia on snow
  • 9:30-10 am North American on snow (USA will have a dryland only practice)
  • 10-10:30 am Western Europe on snow

Country Assignments Are Available to View!
Our country assignment process aims to group skiers with similar ages, interests and skills and match them with the right coaches. If you want to request an assignment change, please contact Jim Stock . Although, please know that we will rarely make a change until after coaches have seen your child ski on snow.

View Country Assignments Here

Leo J. Martin Ski Track Season Pass Instructions
This year, we will try to minimize long lines at the Leo J. Martin Ski Track front desk by setting-up a table for EMBK pass pick-up in the Cafe area. Please follow the instructions below based on whether or not you pre-registered for your individual or family trail pass:

If you submitted your paper trail pass application and check at the Opening Dinner on Nov 19th: Your trail pass will be ready for pickup in the cafe on Dec 2 between 8:30am – 9:20am.
If you mailed in your paper trail pass application and check after the dinner: If you mailed your paper application and check prior to Wednesday, Nov 29th, please let us know by filling out this Pass Pick-up Reques t  and we will have your passes pulled and ready for pick-up in the cafe between 8:30am – 9:20am on Dec 2.
If you have already registered online, or would like to register online: The online trail pass registration link is now working. If you register for your trail pass HERE before 9am on Friday, Dec 1, your pass will be ready for pickup in the cafe between 8:30am – 9:20am on Dec 2. Please let us know if you registered online by filling out the Pass Pick-up Reques t  .

Finally, you can still submit a paper application by printing and completing the applicable attached form. Please take the paper application and your payment to the front desk on Dec 2.

Download DCR Leo J. Martin Ski Track Family Season Pass Application

Download DCR Leo J. Martin Ski Track Individual Season Pass Application

Waxing Clinic
We will hold the first of two waxing clinics for parents during practice on Saturday. We plan to focus on glide waxing this weekend and kick waxing next weekend. If you are new to skiing or just have questions, please stop by.

Calling All Interested Country Parent Volunteers!
Being a Country Parent is a great way to jump into the EMBK volunteer waters! If you selected “country parent” as your potential volunteer interest during registration, or if you are interested to hear more now, please join Josie Petersen, our Country Parent Coordinator, at 9:15 on Dec 9th in the cafe to learn about this fun way to get involved! You can also email Josie.

EMBK Registration for 2017-2018 is Open!


We are excited to open registration for EMBK’s 2017-2018 ski season. Please register as soon as possible to help us plan more effectively for the upcoming season. Also, please note that all kids who wish to roller-ski must register before the first practice (Roller skiing practices are for returning EMBK skiers, aged 11+ by 12/31, and will start in October).

If you have any questions about registration, please email us at

Introducing a New Registration Process

This year, we have a slightly updated registration process. All of our club skiers, coaches and assistant coaches are members of NENSA (New England Nordic Ski Association). This allows the club to purchase its insurance coverage through NENSA and allows skiers to join in NENSA sponsored races — like the BKL festival, which EMBK is hosting at the Leo J Martin Ski Track in Weston on February 17-18!

This year, we will ask you to enter your kids’ NENSA numbers (a.k.a. NENSA License) during registration. Please take the following steps so that everyone has a NENSA membership before registering for EMBK:

  1. First, access the NENSA website and register for or renew your child’s membership. If you are new to NENSA, please use the New Member Registration link. If you are renewing an existing membership, please use their Renewal link.
  2. After you register with NENSA, you will receive a confirmation email. Take note of the member number (license) so that you can enter it during the EMBK registration process. The number will either be in the confirmation email, or available through the link in the email (depending on whether you are a new or renewing member).
  3. After you have the NENSA member number, you must then register with EMBK. Please access our registration system at EMBK Registration.
  4. Don’t forget that you will also need to purchase ski passes for the Leo J. Martin Ski Track (season passes available soon through the DCR website..or on site on the first day of club skiing).

The overall cost of registration (NENSA + EMBK) remains the same this year, but will require two payments. First, a $25 payment to NENSA (youth rate) and then a $50-$75 payment (depending on age) to EMBK. Previously, the total cost, all paid through EMBK was $75 – $100.

Please note that registration closes on December 13th at 5pm. Thanks in advance for bearing with us through this new process. It remedies data flow problems and ensures that EMBK, NENSA and our insurers all have critical information about our club skiers.

We look forward to the season ahead!

EMBK Ski Club Fall Newsletter Coming Soon!

Watch your email on September 17th for the EMBK Ski Club Fall Newsletter, which will include information about club registration, volunteer opportunities and critical dates. If you have not registered with EMBK in past years, please send an email to, and we will add your email to our distribution list. More information soon!

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