For More Information Contact:
Nordic Heritage Sport Club
Lodge telephone: 207.762.6972
Nordic Heritage Center
P.O. Box 4015
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Located on Rt 167 5 miles east of Presque Isle, the Nordic Heritage Center (NHC) is a world-class venue for cross country skiing, biathlon and mountain biking and includes:
The NHC is managed and operated by the Nordic Heritage Sport Club, a non-profit corporation with a mission to re-establish skiing as a lifestyle in central Aroostook County. The club sponsors and coordinates community recreation programs for summer and winter sports and activities (see Programs on this website) and hosts local, national and international competitive events for cross country skiing, biathlon and mountain biking competitions. Most notably, the club hosted the 2006 & 2014 Biathlon World Junior Championships and 2011 & 2016 Biathlon World Cups with great success. Over 30 countries were hosted at each of these events. The communities of Aroostook County fully embraced these competitions.
The lodge finished in 2002 is the heart of the NHC and is located at the center of the ski and mountain bike trails systems. It sits prominently above the trails and has wonderful views in all directions. Enjoy a fire in the great room. Downstairs we have restrooms complete with showers. We also invite you to take advantage of our sauna.
The terrain park is the perfect place for children (and adults) to learn skills for skiing and mountain biking. Located just to the south of the parking area, the terrain park has two sets of five small mounds of 5 to 15 feet high. This provides an ideal playground to learn ski skills such as edging, turning and jumping and to improve bike handling skills (see photo above).