The Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle will host its largest event ever in March of 2009.
It was announced today that the 2009 Junior Olympic Cross Country championships will be held in the county with a huge economic boost expected for the area.
The junior olympics are a stepping stone to the us national team.
The event will more than double the amount of athletes at the biathlon junior world championships with at least 400 athletes expected for the event.
The Nordic Heritage center has hosted several major events including the Junior world biathlon championships.
The event, which has been held previously held at Black mountain in Maine, is for 14-19 year olds. And skiers from across the state will be competing.