Welcome to EMBK!

EMBK offers cross-country skiing for youths ages 7-14 in the Boston area. We hold on-snow practices at the DCR's Leo J. Martin Ski Track ("Weston Ski Track") located near the intersection of Rt. 128 and the Mass Pike. Practices are held Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30am.

The club introduces young skiers to the joys of cross-country (XC) skiing through our program of coaching with a low skier-coach ratio and instruction methods developed for young skiers. The club has both racing and non-racing components.  Cross-country skiing is a low-impact sport and is great cross-training for runners, soccer players, and other young athletes! No prior XC skiing experience is necessary.

End of Season Equipment Preparation

Skis should be cleaned and the bases coated with a layer of glide wax. Do no scrape the skis, just leave the wax on the skis, it will help protect the ski base. More details on our Equipment page.

EMBK GAMES DAY: 3/11/2017 was cold and windy, but our skiers still had fun!

Here are a few pictures of them in action.

The EMBK Weston Sprints were held on Sunday, 1/22/17.

For results and race day photos, go to the EMBK Sprints page.

Help Promote EMBK! (Fall 2016)

EMBK continues to be the largest youth cross country ski club in New England, but we always need to get the word out to new families and skiers. Spread the word! Download and print this flyer (or make your own) to post in your local library, schools, coffee shops, distribute through your PTO, etc.

How to Find Your Coach
See this map to find out where your child meets for practice!

Coaches Needed

EMBK needs coaches for skiers age 7-14. You don't need to have children in the program. You don't need to be able to ski fast. You don't even need to know how to coach. We will teach you that part. You just need to know how to ski classic and skate. 


Coaching can be very fun and rewarding. You will have a part in helping skiers build a lifelong love of skiing. You may even be coaching a future Olympian -- EMBK is the feeder program for Cambridge Sports Union which has produced numerous national champion skiers. Finally, it will make you a better skier, too. 


If you're interested, email EMBK head coach Jim Stock at 




Want to see some videos of our Eastern Mass Bill Koch kids learning proper technique? 

Click these You Tube links:

Youth XC ski instruction 1:  Introduction and dryland skate progression

Youth XC ski instruction 2:  Skate progression: no-poles skiing

Youth XC ski instruction 3:  Skate progression: V2-alternate

Youth XC ski instruction 4:  Skate progression: V2 

Youth XC ski instruction 5:  Skate progression: drills for V2 and V2-alternate

Youth XC ski instruction 6:  Skate progress

sion: V1 and V1 drills

Youth XC ski instruction 7:  Classic progression: dryland preparation

Youth XC ski instruction 8: 

Classic progression: scooter drill and no-poles skiing

Youth XC ski instruction 9: Classic progression: striding with poles, double pole, and double-pole kick

A BIG thank you to our great sponsors for the 2013 Festival and beyond!

Platinum Sponsors: Bikeway Source, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Ciclismo Classico, Dublin School, Thoughtforms Builders, Whole Foods

Gold Sponsors: Clif Bar, Concept 2, Core Power, CSU, MBTA, Trapp Family Lodge, Windblown, 

Silver Sponsors: Caldwell Sport, Gould Academy, Jenex, Keewaydin, Maine Huts & Trails, Rossignol, Rutledge Properties, Sauce, SympaTex

Bronze Sponsors: Doherty's Garage, Kroka Expeditions, Stratton Mountain School, Green Mountain Valley School, The Event Company, West Hill Shop, woodrollerski.com

For high-school age club racing in the Boston area, go to CSU Juniorsanother Gold Sponsor
2016 BKL Festival at Great Glen, NH
Wonderful weather and good snow at the BKL Festival. More details on the BKL Festival page
2015 BKL Festival at Mountain Top Inn, VT
3rd4th grade girls podium

Mountain Top Nordic Ski Club
 put on a wonderful event which saw some great racing by kids from all over New England and a few from New York State and even Washington State. EMBK girls were on the podium in 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade and narrowly missed in 7th/8th grade. The boys made the podium in 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade.

2015 EMBK Sprints

Beautiful snow greeted sprinters on 1/25! You can download pictures of your children here (password: embk2015). The time stamp on the photos are offset by about +1 hour from the time of your child's race. Thanks to Megan MacGarvie for the photos. Even more photos can be found here.

2014 EMBK Sprints

EMBK Games Day 2014

EMBK Sprints 2013