The Star-Herald

Outdoor calendar — January 1-31, 2019

Tuesday, Jan. 1

PRESQUE ISLE: New Year, New You Nordic Challenge. 9–11 a.m. at Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Fairfield Rd. Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital is hosting a 1K/5K challenge at your preference; running, snowshoeing, fat biking, skiing. Equipment available while supplies last. Cost: $2; free with NHSC membership. Hot cocoa upon Challenge completion. Visit FMI

Tuesday, Jan. 1

CARIBOU: The Caribou High School Nordic ski team and the Northern Skiers Club are combining to host the annual New Year’s Day Ski Race at the Caribou High School ski trails. The freestyle race is five kilometers in length and begins at 11:30 a.m. Chicken stew and rolls will be served following the event. The race fee is $10. For more information, contact Evan Graves via email at

Saturday, Jan. 5

MADAWASKA: Four Seasons Trail Association Deprey Classic Ski Race. Aroostook Cup Series Race #1. Distance: 6k Freestyle. Registration: 11:30 a.m. at Four Seasons Lodge, 425 Spring Street. Youth start: 12:15 p.m. Race start: 1:00 p.m. Cost: $10. Pasta meal available for purchase. Contact Colin Jandreau (207-728-6103) or FMI

Wednesday, Jan. 9

CARIBOU: Caribou Rec. Ski4Life Downhill Program. Open to students in grades 4-8. Pre-registration required. Cost: $80/youth, includes transportation, ski rental, lift ticket, lesson; $20/Bigrock season pass holder, includes transportation. Contact Caribou Rec. (207-493-4224) FMI

Thursday, Jan. 31

HOULTON AREA: Moosestompers Snow Creation Contest. Build a snowman, snow sculpture, or any other snow “creation,” snap a picture and submit via facebook page private message. We will post submissions to our page, and the way to win is simple: the photo with the most “likes” wins! Open to Maine residents within 45 miles of Houlton. Visit FMI


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