2018 BKL Festival

NENSA AND THE Eastern Massachusetts Bill Koch CLUB WERE HONORED TO HOST YOU AT the 2018 Bill Koch Festival in Weston, MASSACHUSETTS.


Thank You!

Hello NEBKL Districts, Clubs, Families and Skiers! 

THANK YOU ALL so much for a wonderful New England Bill Koch Festival weekend!

A lot goes into making a good festival, BUT it's the spirit of the people that show up that make it a GREAT Festival! You all stuck with us through a tough winter for snow and had faith in our ability to pull it off. We are SO glad you did! 

We all brought so much positive vibe that we were "rewarded" with the best gift to a bunch of nordic skiiing fanatics-- SNOW! Wasn't that just incredible! 

We hope you have many fond memories of this year's festival and enjoy the rest that winter has to offer. 

On behalf of all of EMBK and the NEBKL Festival Committee, we look forward to seeing you next year for another AWESOME Bill Koch Festival! 



Monday, February 19th

Sunday, February 18th

Saturday, February 17th

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GET READY for the 2018 NEBKL Festival

February 17-18, 2018

Update: Our handy festival logistics guide PDF is ready to print and bring with you on your trip to Weston, and covers everything you'll want handy — from parking to costumes to race bibs. 

We are so excited to host many of you at Weston Ski Track and Embassy Suites in Waltham, our host hotel. Although it’s not been the best winter for snow, we have been very fortunate with cold nights that have allowed the snowmaking crew at Weston Ski Track to make lots and lots of snow. Currently the snowmakers are piling it up in key locations that can be spread out to parts of the course. In fact, they are SO good that we haven’t missed a practice all season! Our Chief of Course, Chris Li, has both normal and “low snow” race courses so we are ready to share a festival weekend full of lots of fun and great racing!

At the ski venue, we have lots of fun activities at Nordic Adventure including Orienteering, Beanbag Biathlon and Tandem Ski races. Bring an appetite for lunch at the venue because there will be warm healthy lunch to purchase from Whole Foods and snacks from Green Mountain Creamery and other vendors. SWAG for the kids includes stuff from some of our donors and an awesome 2018 NEBKL Festival Tech Shirt. If you missed out on a pre-order from SKIDA, they’ll be there, too!

At the hotel, we have a yummy buffet on Saturday night including dinner rolls with butter, garden salad with dressings, pasta primavera with fresh vegetables and alfredo sauce, baked penne pasta with chicken and marinara sauce, freshly baked cookies. We will also have an event-themed photo booth for your commemorative photo, and music and movies in the Atrium at Embassy Suites.


Lost and Found Items

A few stray items were left behind at Leo J. Martin at the close of this year's festival. If any of these belong to you, drop a note to EMBK Festival Chair Kris Scopinich (krisscopinich@gmail.com) and she'll be happy to arrange a return.

Thank you to all the sponsors for
the 2018 Bill Koch Festival!

NENSA Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:


Special Thanks to: