The Colby Nordic ski team will be competing and practicing at the new Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville for the 2013 season and beyond.
The Mules will be hosting the Colby Carnival on January 26-27. The venue is within walking distance of Colby and is now set-up for four-season use for skiing, running, hiking, and mountain biking.
"It's one of the best, if not the best, competition venues in New England," Colby head coach Tracey Cote said. "This venue is incredible for my team and for the College."
All the trails at Quarry Road are now in, including the competition loop where the Mules will host their Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races. The venue also has snowmaking ability.
The Mules still plan to groom the Campbell Cross Country Trail on the Colby campus for use and the men and women also could practice at the Bond Brook facility in nearby Augusta. However, the Quarry Road venue is their primary training and racing facility.
For more on the Quarry Road Recreation Area: http://www.waterville-me.gov/