Great Brook Bill Koch Ski League 

The Great Brook Bill Koch Ski League is a volunteer-run club introducing kids ages 5-14 (grades K-8) to the fun activity of cross-country skiing through physical exercise, lessons, drills, games, and other outdoor activities. 

Practice Season:  

December 17, 2023  - March 3, 2024


Sundays, 8:45 am - 10:30 am


Field by the pond at Great Brook Farm State Park*, unless announced. 


Available in the lot by the Pavilion next to the pond. 

Communication Channels:

Weekly communications and updates are provided via the Great Brook BKL Google Group and Facebook Page
*If you need to be added to the Google Group, please request access here  

Address for Great Brook Farm: 165 North Road, Carlisle, MA 01741

See you in December 2024!

Every year, new and returning skiers/parents need to register

End of season fun!

The New England Nordic Ski Association ( is the parent organization of the Bill Koch Ski League, and the Great Brook BKL is one of many local clubs in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. NENSA organizes the annual Bill Koch League Festival, an end-of-season weekend of races and activities open to all BKL club members, in addition to coach development clinics and other events. 

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Carlisle Great Brook Ski

No Snow? No Problem!

Since winter weather in Carlisle is extremely variable, the club meets regardless of snow cover and may occasionally travel elsewhere to be on snow. 

Parents are encouraged to attend each practice and volunteer if possible.  

Please note that parents are required to attend if their kids are 6 years old or younger. 


While Nordic Skiing is inherently one of the safest activities, as identified by the COVID-19 Youth sports guidelines, we are still taking precautions to ensure the health of all participants.

Here are a few of the COVID-19 related considerations for the 2023/24 ski season:

1. All skiers will follow the CDC Guidelines related to Outdoor activities and Nordic Skiing.

2. All parents will screen their children each morning for fever or signs of illness before bringing them to practice. Any children (or adults) exhibiting signs of illness will not be permitted to attend.

3. Groups sizes will be kept as small as possible.