Bill Chenard of Rumford (1956 – 2012)

Provided by Dan “Mouse” Warner

Bill Chenard was a good Nordic Combined skier who grew up in Rumford, Maine. Bill was Jr National NC champion in 1972, New England High School Champion 1973, many times High School Champion in Maine in XC, great all around skier!

After high school, Bill spent a short time on the US NC Ski Team and then returned to New Hampshire to build the XC courses at the Balsams in upper NH. He then moved to Sugarloaf and developed the trail system at Carrabasset Valley Touring Center in Maine. Bill also worked as a 911 operator at Sugarloaf for many years and was the food service manager at UM Farmington until he passed. Married and a father of two, Bill had a cross country trail that wound around his property in Salem ME.

In Bill’s honor the Mt. Abram High School Opener, one of the biggest XC races in ME, will be named after Bill for his long time dedication to XC skiing in the Sugarloaf area. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Bill’s memory can send it to the Chisholm Ski Club, PO Box 616, Rumford Me 04276

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