About Us

About the Auburn Nordic Ski Association
We (ANSA) are a private club with 501(c)3 status, formed to support Nordic skiing in the Auburn area.  You can find us on Facebook for ANSA and Bill Koch.
Our vision: Nordic Skiing for everyone in the LA community.
Our mission: The Auburn Nordic Ski Association (ANSA) promotes learning and enjoyment of Nordic skiing and outdoor winter recreation by maintaining expertly groomed trails that suppport fitness, family and community enjoyment, skiing education, and coaching at all levels from tollders to adult. 

Our activities: We maintain a local set of Nordic trails and snow shoe trails (including off-season trail work and in-season grooming), we support the Auburn Middle School and Edward Little High School Nordic teams, we support Bill Koch, we host some fun events and occasional races, and of course, we ski every chance we get. 


Lessons and rentals: ANSA doesn't offer rentals or lessons, but Nordic skiing is something that one can pick up fairly easily. The closest rentals are at Carters in Oxford, or Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Pineland offers group and private lessons.  Akers Ski in Andover, Boulder Nordic in Portland, LLBean in Freeport, and Northern Lights in Farmington sell equipment.  Snowshoeing doesn't require lessons - you just walk!  We have trails that go from our parking area through the woods, although in truth the beauty of snowshoes is that you can go anywhere.



  • Individual membership is $45 untl December 15th, then is $50.
  • Family membership is $80 until December 15th, then is $90.
    • A family includes all members of your current household.  
    • Guests from beyond your household may join you for a ski or two, but beyond that, we request that those guests join as ANSA members.
  • Additional contributions are welcome - and are tax deductible.
PLEASE encourage your skiing friends to join, and invite your not-yet-skier friends to ski with your. Help them learn how much fun Nordic skiing can be.
How to join:
  • Print and fill out the membership and liability waiver forms. (Download link at the bottom of this page.)
  • Write and enclose your check.
  • Mail the completed forms and your check to:

Auburn Nordic Ski Association

PO Box 1062

Auburn 04211-1062

Where we are:
The main access to our trail system is through Lost Valley in Auburn. If you are not a member of ANSA, please stop at the lodge and purchase a day ticket.  (If you are a member of ANSA, please feel free to use our private Perkins Ridge entrance.)

The maps can be found here. You can view them online or download a pdf.

Governance, participation and feedback:
We are an all volunteer organization managed by a working committee of: Bruce Condit (president), Rick Speer (treasurer),  Amos Woodward (chief groomer), Norm Duphily, Steve Bennett (equipment manager), Ben Lounsbury (team education liaison), Peter Elias (media), Faith Barker,  Holly Ewing, Susan McHugh, Marsha Bennett.
If you would like to help, please let us know. The ski season is all too short, but the opportunities to contribute are many. In the Fall, we do some trail maintenance. There is grooming and grooming equipment maintenance. Signage. The Bill Koch program. Local events. Publicity. Photographs and stories for this site. And plenty of other things only YOU can think of.
Thanks, and happy skiing.