eastern sierra nordic ski association
Our History  

Nearly a decade old, ESNSA was born out of a simple, yet powerful inspiration by Nancy Fiddler: to create Nordic teams and NOrdic programs for the youth of the eastern sierra.

Esnsa was founded in the spring of 2004. the organization was an outgrowth of the Eastern sierra cross country ski association that was created by barbara cameron, bill cox, sydney quinn and nancy fiddler in the early 90's.  non-profit status for esnsa was obtained in 2006.

the original directors of esnsa were Hank garretson, nancy fiddler, katie quinlan, Jim stimson, jane lester and ann klinfleter. Rhonda starr-garretson has been the esnsa membership chair from the founding.

in 2009 the Mammoth biathlon was staged as an esnsa fundraiser with mike karch at the helm. now going into it's seventh year, the mammoth winter biathlon will once again be a two-day event held at last year's venue, reds lake.  (Read more about the Mammoth Biathlon by visiting  the "our Community" section of this page).

 ~esnsa is a 501 ( C ) (3) non-profit, all volunteer organization~

Current Board of Directors:

Pam Bold - President

John Manzano - Vice President

Robin Morning - Secretary

Chris Thompson - Treasurer

Rita Kirkeby 

Brian Ellison


Our community

​Many individuals, organizations and businesses make up our Nordic Community. 

​Please explore all that each has to offer your Nordic experience here in the Eastern Sierra.