Welcome to Putney Ski Club and Bill Koch League
Putney BKL is a youth ski program for kids ages 4 to 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 the 2023-24 season is November 29th. Check our Schedule page for an up-to-date list of events, practices, races, etc.
Deadline for registration has been extended to December 15, 2023!
We also have a weekly Thursday practice for kids who are interested in 2 days of skiing per week and more focus on skiing technique, including skate skiing.
Our signup form is now live (link above). There is rental equipment available at West Hill Shop for participants in the BKL program at a cost of $100 for the season. This includes skis, boots, and poles. The club covers 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, please do not hesitate to contact us about a scholarship.
You can pay your registration fees online here. Rental fees can be paid when you pick up equipment at West Hill Shop. If you would like to donate to the club to help us keep the rental fleet up-to-date and the cookie supplies stocked, we welcome your support.
For more information you can contact Sam Quintal at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Putney BKL is one of many similar clubs throughout New England. Across Southern Vermont there are five 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 cross country skiing in the northeast and will be held on March 2nd and 3rd, 2024, at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT.