Category Archives: Campus and Facilities

Snow storage: Worldwide distribution

Some work today from Paul and the folks at UVM around the geographic distribution of locations saving snow. Craftsbury (should we get it dialed in) would be the furthest towards the equator and among the lowest elevation locations to save … Continue reading

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Summer snow storage

We’re excited to be working with UVM geology on a snow storage test. UVM professor Paul Bierman brings us up to speed on the state of the snowpack. As the last little bit on snow melts away from the upper … Continue reading

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Summer Snow Storage Project Update

With ever shorter and warmer winters, a few cross country areas have looked into snow saving as a way to extend the season, or ideally start it much earlier. The idea is that during the winter, a ski area will … Continue reading

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Timber Harvest 2017

In our second year of harvesting timber from an area of active trails, our small and efficient team comprised of LaBounty Timber Harvesting, Northern Forest Conservation Services, LLC, and the COC leadership are already improving upon our long-term Forest Management … Continue reading

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All things skiing, school, and determination, with Dan Cnossen

Navy SEAL officer. Olympic athlete. Harvard grad school student. Just a few activities that demonstrate the breadth of Dan Cnossen’s abilities and interests. Dan Cnossen grew up in Kansas, graduated from the United States Naval Academy, and was deployed in … Continue reading

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‘Shrooms

Last May, a bunch of GRP ladies helped with two mushroom projects. One was constructing a bed of hardwood chips, mushroom sawdust spawn, and straw for the King Stropharia also known as wine cap. Last week, the bed produced a … Continue reading

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BIG Squash Harvest

It’s Harvest season at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center! Amy Schulz and Pam Japsersohn, the Center’s Farm and Garden Gurus, have been assisted by Katie Black and Andrea Carpentier at this busy time of the year. Winter squash, kale, zucchini, tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Hilltop Cabins are Open!

Our Hilltop Cabins are now open! We’re excited to share these new accommodations with Craftsbury Outdoor Center guests. Enjoy the gallery below, which showcases the insides and outsides of the cabins.  

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New Hilltop Cabins Take Shape

If you’ve skied Lemon’s Haunt recently, you’ve noticed that the trail takes a slightly different route as it makes its final approach back toward the lower soccer field. It dips leftward into the woods as it comes up the hill, … Continue reading

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Recycled Range: cleaning up after biathlon

From coach Miro: During the past season there was a lot of shooting on both of the ranges, summer at Elinor’s and winter at the lower field. Last week, the SBTC and GRP athletes, along with myself collected 70 lbs. … Continue reading

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