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Welcome to Putney Ski Club and Bill Koch League

Putney Ski Race 2/5/23

What an amazing day of racing! Thanks to all who came!
We have Results!
Also, check out the gallery of photos by the amazing Justin Altman. I asked him not to go too crazy to reduce the amount of editing, so there aren’t pictures of everyone who raced. But there are some really good ones! 

For the results below, they link through to tables where you can sort by gender and copy/paste (except for the Lollipops)

Thanks to all of the racers and parents who helped out. If anyone ended up with an extra white ski, let me know ( See some of you next weekend at Prospect!




Putney BKL

Putney BKL is a youth ski program for kids ages 4-14. It is open to all, at any level of experience. We teach beginners to get comfortable on skis, and advanced skiers to race, however the goal for everyone is the same: HAVE FUN in the SNOW!

Our practices are on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to about 5. We often practice at the Putney School ski trails, although we will use any patch of good snow we can find. Our first weekly practice for 2022 is November 30. Check our Schedule page for an up-to-date list of events, practices, races, etc.

We also have a weekly Thursday practice for kids who are interested in 2 days of skiing per week.

Our signup form is now live (link above). If you are signing up for after-school at PCS you will need to register through their portal, and then pay fees here. There is rental equipment available at West Hill Shop for participants in the BKL program. The club will cover the rental fee for first-time participants. Dues for the BKL season start at $50 for kids under 8, up to $200 for more advanced two-day skiers. If participation (or equipment) present a financial strain, do not hesitate to reach out.

Our club runs on the goodwill and generosity of our members. You can help out in kind or:

For more information you can contact Sam Quintal at

The Putney BKL represents one of scores of such clubs throughout New England. Within Southern Vermont there are 5 clubs that hold local BKL races nearly every weekend through the winter. All of these clubs fall under the broad umbrella of the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA), which hosts the BKL Festival every March. This is the crowning event of youth skiing in the northeast, and this year will be March 5-6 in Craftsbury, VT.