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|  April 2014  |

Running (like during the 15k trail race above) is just one of the activities included in dryland.

2014 Dryland: camps and programming

So, you're winding down your skiing for the year (we're on day 152 of skiing here at Craftsbury...) and are wondering how to keep this fitness going, maybe even grow it in advance of next winter. Without a glacier, what is a New England skier to do?

How about checking out some of the dryland offerings at Craftsbury? There's an adage in skiing: "Skiers are made in the summer." In addition to our sculling and running camps (both great training options), we offer annual members dryland training during the warm months, as well as a camp for BKL kids (and a JR version to come!). Some basic information -

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2014 Dryland: camps and programming

So, you're winding down your skiing for the year (we're on day 152 of skiing here at Craftsbury...) and are wondering how to keep this fitness going, maybe even grow it in advance of next winter. ... go arrow

With results like Susan's 4th at Antholz, Craftsbury biathlon is growing! Come join the team.

Now Hiring: Biathlon Coach

Craftsbury seeks to hire a Biathlon Coach to start in the late Spring/early Summer of 2014. This would be a full-time position; the coach will also be expected to participate in other projects and activities at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center as time permits. Compensation could include most meals, and a place to live.

Coaching responsibilities would include the following athlete groups:
o    Green Racing Project: developing senior athletes
o    Juniors: both introductory and experienced (aiming for Jr National Team)
o    Youth: development programming
o    Any possible collaboration with USBA on Development Programming or supporting visiting National Team biathletes

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Now Hiring: Biathlon Coach

Craftsbury seeks to hire a Biathlon Coach to start in the late Spring/early Summer of 2014. This would be a full-time position; the coach will also be expected to participate in other projects and ... go arrow

2015 National Masters XC Champs at Craftsbury

We're excited to host the 2015 National Masters XC Championships here at Craftsbury next January. There will be a shorter freestyle event on Thursday, January 29, followed by the mass-start classic distance event on January 31st:  the Marathon! Keep watching our website as the date draws closer, as well as AXCS for more details.

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2015 National Masters XC Champs at Craftsbury

We're excited to host the 2015 National Masters XC Championships here at Craftsbury next January. There will be a shorter freestyle event on Thursday, January 29, followed by the mass-start classic ... go arrow

2014 Mud N' Ice Results

Well, the Mud n' Ice lived up to its name! 40F and heavy rain greeted competitors. Find full results - and thanks to those who braved the elements!

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2014 Mud N' Ice Results

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GRP Rowing: Clemson and SDCC

While the Outdoor Center is still blanketed with snow, the Green Racing Project rowers have been enjoying the sunshine and miles of (liquid) water in Clemson, SC. The team has been down in Clemson since the beginning of March to get ready for the first National Selection Regatta in New Jersey April 23rd to 26th. This past weekend the GRP had a great chance to race, whether at the Clemson Sprints put on by the University’s club program or further afield at the San Diego Crew Classic. Getting race experience can make a huge difference for the team in New Jersey looking to qualify for the men’s or women’s single at the World Cups or the men’s lightweight four selection camp.

First to the water at the Clemson Sprints was the men’s open single, run in two flights without a final to ... go arrow

GRP Rowing: Clemson and SDCC

While the Outdoor Center is still blanketed with snow, the Green Racing Project rowers have been enjoying the sunshine and miles of (liquid) water in Clemson, SC. The team has been down in Clemson ... go arrow

Cookbooks back in stock

The Craftsbury Cookbook: back in stock! Stop by, email, or call the office (802-586-7767) for your copy.

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Cookbooks back in stock

The Craftsbury Cookbook: back in stock! Stop by, email, or call the office (802-586-7767) for your copy. go arrow

Justin Beckwith braving the chill on a SUP in 2013's MnI.

Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon: Latest News

Latest news (9 April 14):
Keith is out exploring the state of the Black as I type, and he's passed along some information regarding Sunday's courses, rules, and other miscellany.

Ironmen bibs:  No bibs will be put on your boats or bikes - the bib you'll be wearing on your person is adequate.

Pretty much the same courses as last year (links take you to '13 maps).
Ski Course:  3 laps of 3.3k, relatively flat
Run Course:  Flat to downhill, 4.3miles w/mud, snow and ice
Paddle Leg:  Twisty river, w/lots of snags, same put in/take out as last year. Given the current, we may skip the down and back part of the leg if water is ... go arrow

Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon: Latest News

Latest news (9 April 14): Keith is out exploring the state of the Black as I type, and he's passed along some information regarding Sunday's courses, rules, and other miscellany.Ironmen bibs:  ... go arrow

Ida Sargent celebrates her 3rd place in the classic sprint with her USST teammates.

GRP caps a successful season at SuperTour finals in

Winter may still be in full force in the Northeast Kingdom, but the GRP skiers have finished their season up with a jam-packed week of racing in Alaska for SuperTour Finals. Eight GRP skiers, four men and four women made the trip, where they were greeted by perfect snow and bluebird skies. Up until the week before the competitions Alaska was low on snow, but a storm brought in two feet of new snow and excellent conditions at the two race venues, Kincaid Park and Hillside.

The first race on Saturday the 22nd of March was a 10k/15k skate individual start. With a skiff of powder over a layer of hard ice, conditions were fast but the courses anything but easy. Top GRP finishers were Andrew Dougherty in 15th in the men’s race, Caitlin Patterson and Ida Sargent in 10th and 13th in the women’s. Gordon Vermeer and ... go arrow

GRP caps a successful season at SuperTour finals in

Winter may still be in full force in the Northeast Kingdom, but the GRP skiers have finished their season up with a jam-packed week of racing in Alaska for SuperTour Finals. Eight GRP skiers, four ... go arrow

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Mike (L) and Ethan racing together at National Championships. Photo Katrina Howe

GRP Biathletes Compete at National Championships in

While the biathlon World Cup was finishing up overseas last weekend, the domestic biathlon scene was also having end of season races in nearby Jericho, VT. GRP athletes Clare Egan, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Mike Gibson made the trip to compete in three National Championship races the weekend of March 14-16th. The fields were small but competitive, with the best US biathletes from Maine Winter Sports Club, Mt. Itasca in Minnesota, and clubs as far away as California and Alaska. Jericho also hosted North American roller ski championships this fall, but the scene was a bit different this time around with temperatures hovering in the single digits!

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GRP Biathletes Compete at National Championships in

While the biathlon World Cup was finishing up overseas last weekend, the domestic biathlon scene was also having end of season races in nearby Jericho, VT. GRP athletes Clare Egan, Ethan ... go arrow

Kids' Biathlon Clinic Saturday with Susan and Hannah

Kids’ Biathlon Clinic with Olympians Susan and Hannah

Saturday, March 29th, 1-3 p.m.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Bill Koch League skiers are invited to come learn about the sport of biathlon from Craftsbury’s two Olympic biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker. After a short presentation in the Yurt about Sochi and the sport of biathlon, the group will meet at the small range on the lower field, where Susan and Hannah will demonstrate the basics of shooting, and then everyone will get a chance to try their hand at this cool sport.

Questions?  E-mail biathlon@craftsbury.com

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Kids' Biathlon Clinic Saturday with Susan and Hannah

Kids’ Biathlon Clinic with Olympians Susan and Hannah Saturday, March 29th, 1-3 p.m.Craftsbury Outdoor CenterBill Koch League skiers are invited to come learn about the sport of biathlon from ... go arrow

Susan Dunklee celebrates her first World Cup podium in Oslo Holmenkollen. Photo USBA/Nordic Focus

Dunklee and Dreissigacker cap a successful World Cup

For fans of GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee it was worth the wait to see her notch her first ever World Cup podium this weekend in Oslo, Norway in the final World Cup sprint of the season. But it was just one great result in a string of strong performances put forth by her and her US biathlon teammates this season. Susan and fellow GRP biathlete Hannah Dreissigacker have both had personal best results this year in World Cup and Olympic competition, with Susan taking a string of top ten’s and Hannah breaking into the points on several occasions. This weekend’s competitions in Oslo were a chance for them to finish the season with a bang, and a chance for Susan to achieve a new personal best.

Susan has had some of her best results in sprint races, and a 4th in Antholz earlier this year showed her how ... go arrow

Dunklee and Dreissigacker cap a successful World Cup

For fans of GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee it was worth the wait to see her notch her first ever World Cup podium this weekend in Oslo, Norway in the final World Cup sprint of the season. But it was ... go arrow

Susan's smile says it all! Photo Chelsea Little

Susan Dunklee is on fire with first World Cup podium in

Susan Dunklee has been knocking on the door of a World Cup podium for a while, and today in Oslo she finally got her answer! She's been strong in several World Cup sprints this season, 4th in Antholz, and 8th in Kontiolahti last weekend. This morning in Oslo she cleaned both shooting stages and skied the 14th fastest time, good enough for 3rd place and her first ever World Cup podium. 

Congrats Susan on a huge breakthrough performance; we can't wait to see how she does in the pursuit on Saturday where she will start in 3rd. 

Stay tuned for a full race report from the last weekend of the Biathlon World Cup!

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Susan Dunklee is on fire with first World Cup podium in

Susan Dunklee has been knocking on the door of a World Cup podium for a while, and today in Oslo she finally got her answer! She's been strong in several World Cup sprints this season, 4th in ... go arrow

Ida (R) and Jessie Diggins celebrate the end of the World Cup Season in Falun. Photo Sophie Caldwell

Sargent wraps up World Cup Season at Finals in Falun, Sweden

Falun will play host to the 2015 World Championships for cross country skiing, but for now, they hosted the 2014 World Cup Finals as a sort of “test run” for their new courses and improved venue. Last year many of the athletes protested courses which included dangerous downhill sections, but the races on the new courses went smoothly. The final weekend included a classic sprint on Friday, a 15k/30k skiathlon Saturday, and a 10k/15k skate pursuit on Sunday that was based off the times from the previous two days.

GRP skier Ida Sargent was eager to show her stuff in the World Cup final after just barely squeaking into the top 50 necessary to qualify. The first day was a classic sprint, her specialty. She qualified in 24th, along with 3 other US women: Sadie Bjornsen in 5th, Sophie Caldwell in 15th, and Kikkan ... go arrow

Sargent wraps up World Cup Season at Finals in Falun, Sweden

Falun will play host to the 2015 World Championships for cross country skiing, but for now, they hosted the 2014 World Cup Finals as a sort of “test run” for their new courses and ... go arrow

Skiers during our 15/30k Spring Fling race enjoying the great conditions this past Sunday.

End of Season Lodging Discount

It's been a great season so far at Craftsbury - but why let the fun stop now? March brings some of the best conditions of the year, and 2014 is no exception. We're grooming 96k between the Outdoor Center and Highland Lodge, and all reports are that the conditions are "THE BEST" of the winter. Why not cap your winter with a stay at Craftsbury?

With so much good skiing here, we’ll extend our team lodging rates to EVERYONE! From Sunday, March 9, until March 30, you’re invited to come enjoy the spring conditions starting at $75/person/nt. These reduced rates still include three healthy, ample meals daily from our Dining Hall, plus your skiing - as well as our other amenities, such as our Fitness Room, sauna, and wifi.

This deal can support your participation in our end of year events like the ... go arrow

End of Season Lodging Discount

It's been a great season so far at Craftsbury - but why let the fun stop now? March brings some of the best conditions of the year, and 2014 is no exception. We're grooming 96k between the Outdoor ... go arrow

Qigong Weekend Instruction at Craftsbury

Craftsbury massage therapist Eleanor Kinsey will be leading us through a weekend of Qigong. Qigong is the a movement practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation, loosely related to tai chi or yogic practices. Eleanor has led us in a weekly class for most of the winter, and the March 29-30 weekend offers interested practitioners the opportunity to take their Qigong to a new level.

Saturday, March 29
Introduction to Qigong Class I
7:30 - 9:00 - Class consists of a guided meditation in which we visualize Qi flowing into our bodies, followed by Taoist stretching, and ends with the standing forms of Empty Force, Cloud ... go arrow

Qigong Weekend Instruction at Craftsbury

Craftsbury massage therapist Eleanor Kinsey will be leading us through a weekend of Qigong. Qigong is the a movement practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and ... go arrow

Great shot of Hannah lining 'em up in Kontiolahti. Photo USBA/Nordic Focus

Dunklee and Dreissigacker successful at penultimate World

It has been a long season for GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, but they don’t seem to show any signs of tiring! They competed last weekend in the World Cup in Kontiolahti, Finland and both posted strong results in the two sprint races and one pursuit race. Kontiolahti didn’t have quite the swirling winds of Pokljuka last weekend, but it certainly wasn’t easy shooting. Neither was the ski course, which included some massive climbs that sapped the leg strength of even the best skaters. 

The race on Thursday the 13th was the first of two 7.5k sprints. Once again, Susan was well within the top ten after the first prone shoot where she missed one target. She was also skiing incredibly fast, with some of the fastest splits of the day. When she came in to shoot standing, she ... go arrow

Dunklee and Dreissigacker successful at penultimate World

It has been a long season for GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, but they don’t seem to show any signs of tiring! They competed last weekend in the World Cup in ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour FINAL RESULTS

The third and final stage of the GRP Spring Tour went off Sunday in decidedly un-spring-like conditions. With overall Tour podium spots up for grabs in both the men's and women's races, racers wasted no time in making moves to catch one another in the Handicap Start race.

On the men's side of things, Scott Patterson posted the fastest time-on-day to retain his #1 Tour ranking. Drama ensued for the remaining podium spots, with #2 starter Eric Packer barely holding onto his spot over #17 Rogan Brown and #13 Patrick Caldwell, who also took top Junior honors.

For the women, Caitlin Patterson also extended her Tour lead to secure the overall and TOD victories, besting former UVM teammate Anja Gruber, who had the 2nd-fastest TOD to keep her #2 Tour ranking. UVMer Stephanie Kirk claimed the final podium spot, skiing up ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour FINAL RESULTS

The third and final stage of the GRP Spring Tour went off Sunday in decidedly un-spring-like conditions. With overall Tour podium spots up for grabs in both the men's and women's races, racers ... go arrow

Spring Fling Results

Congratulations to all finishers of the Spring Fling 15/30k marathon! Though it hardly felt like spring out there, the ample snow and perfect trails made up for it. Thanks for your participation, and thanks also to our hardy volunteer crew. Spring will actually be here soon!

 

Spring Fling 15k Results

Spring Fling 30k Results

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Spring Fling Results

Congratulations to all finishers of the Spring Fling 15/30k marathon! Though it hardly felt like spring out there, the ample snow and perfect trails made up for it. Thanks for your participation ... go arrow

Anders striding it out in the 5k Classic Individual at Trapp Family Lodge for Junior Nationals

Anders Hanson represents Craftsbury Nordic at Junior

There was a lot of action just down the road in Stowe last week for Junior Nationals. JN’s are the culmination of the season for many junior skiers, and for some, the first time all season they will get the chance to race against skiers from all over the country: Alaska, the West Coast, the Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, you name it, they’ll be there! Just in case you missed out on the jam-packed week of racing, here’s our recap of the races. For Craftsbury Nordic, Anders Hanson represented the team in the U16 boy’s category. Anders qualified 5th for U16’s in the New England division, but NE is known to do very well at Junior Nationals especially in the younger age categories, so he was ready for some competitive finishes.

Day 1- 5k Individual Classic

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Anders Hanson represents Craftsbury Nordic at Junior

There was a lot of action just down the road in Stowe last week for Junior Nationals. JN’s are the culmination of the season for many junior skiers, and for some, the first time all season ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour HANDICAP START LISTS & STAGE 2 RESULTS

Congrats to Saturday's Stage 2 CL Sprint winners, Eric Packer and Caitlin Patterson. With Stage 2 in the books, racers are left with just one more chance to improve overall Tour standing. 

Sunday's 10/15k Handicap Start order is determined by adding Friday's Prologue time to Saturday's Sprint Qualifier time, and then subtracting bonus seconds earned in each stage. 

Make sure to stick around for a free BBQ lunch on Sunday, as well as an awards ceremony with podiums for each Stage! 

 

Women's CL Sprint Results

Men's CL Sprint Results

 

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GRP Spring Tour HANDICAP START LISTS & STAGE 2 RESULTS

Congrats to Saturday's Stage 2 CL Sprint winners, Eric Packer and Caitlin Patterson. With Stage 2 in the books, racers are left with just one more chance to improve overall Tour ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour Stage 1 Results

The Patterson sibling duo of Caitlin and Scott take the victories in Stage 1 of the Tour, so look for them in the yellow Leaders’ Bibs on Saturday. For their efforts, they’ll each be awarded 15 bonus seconds (i.e. seconds subtracted from their overall Tour time), followed by 10 and 5 seconds for Anja Gruber and Katharine Ogden, respectively, in the women’s race, and Joergen Grav and Welly Ramsey, respectively, in the men’s race.

 

Women's Prologue Results

Men's Prologue Results

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GRP Spring Tour Stage 1 Results

The Patterson sibling duo of Caitlin and Scott take the victories in Stage 1 of the Tour, so look for them in the yellow Leaders’ Bibs on Saturday. For their efforts, they’ll each be ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour Start List UPDATES

Women's start lists have been updated. Please re-check your start time(s). 

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GRP Spring Tour Start List UPDATES

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GRP Spring Tour START LISTS

Friday and Saturday start lists are up -- Stages 1 and 2 of the Mini-Tour. 

And a friendly reminder that all of this weekend's races are LF wax only! No HF or pure fluoros (liquids, block, powders) permitted.

 

Start lists:

·    Fri Women's 3.75k CL Prologue

·    Fri Men's 3.75k CL Prologue

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GRP Spring Tour START LISTS

Friday and Saturday start lists are up -- Stages 1 and 2 of the Mini-Tour. And a friendly reminder that all of this weekend's races are LF wax only! No HF or pure fluoros (liquids, block ... go arrow

Jacob and Matthew, focused on the task at hand.

J2 Championship Results

Five Craftsbury U16 skiers were part of the Vermont delegation to Rickert for the J2 Championships this past weekend. It was a great weekend for racing, and the Vermont team made the most of it, winning with a solid 1200 point cushion over the second place Maine-iacs after the four-race weekend.

Individual results for the Craftsbury affiliated skiers in the weekend's races:

Friday, March 7th - 5K Freestyle
Avery Ellis - 4th
Marika Massey-Bierman - 17th
Rena Schwartz - 29th

Jacob Morse - 17th
Matthew Lawlor - 19th

Saturday, March 8th - 5K Classical
Avery - 19th
Rena - 30th
Marika - 72nd

Matthew - 13th
Jacob - 33rd

1k Skate Sprint
Avery - 4th
Marika - 18th
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J2 Championship Results

Five Craftsbury U16 skiers were part of the Vermont delegation to Rickert for the J2 Championships this past weekend. It was a great weekend for racing, and the Vermont team made the most of it ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour Seed Lists

Registration has closed for the 2014 GRP Spring Tour, which begins tomorrow with a 3.75k CL Prologue! Please check your registration information in the seed lists linked below.

Please note that start orders are still pending. Check back each day for the following day's start lists. (Friday's start list will be posted Thursday evening.)

And a friendly reminder that all of this weekend's races are LF wax only! No HF or pure fluoros (liquids, block, powders) permitted.

Other race information is at the GRP Spring Tour web page.

Seed lists:

·    Fri Women's 3.75k CL Prologue

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GRP Spring Tour Seed Lists

Registration has closed for the 2014 GRP Spring Tour, which begins tomorrow with a 3.75k CL Prologue! Please check your registration information in the seed lists linked below.Please note that start ... go arrow

Amy Wilton photo.

2014 Sculling Internships

Craftsbury is proud to announce its sculling interns for the 2014 Camp season:

Serena Benages - Wellesley, MA - CRI
Katie Costantini  - Pelham, NY - Williams College
Walker Ferris  - Savannah, GA - University of Georgia
Sean Forester  - Philadelphia, PA - Penn
Chelsea Foster  - Avon, CT - Simmons College
Hugh Gorman  - Hingham, MA - Boston College High School
Blaire Hunter  - Lexington, MA - Buckingham, Brown, and Nichols School
Patrick Lawlor  - West Glover, VT - St. Johnsbury Academy
Jenny McIlvaine  - West Barnstable, MA - Cape Cod Rowing
Claire Meyers  - Manlius, NY - Syracuse
Cara Murphy  - Shaker Heights, OH - Mt. Holyoke
Jonah Orlovsky  - Bratislava, Slovakia - Slovak Rowing Club
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2014 Sculling Internships

Craftsbury is proud to announce its sculling interns for the 2014 Camp season:Serena Benages - Wellesley, MA - CRIKatie Costantini  - Pelham, NY - Williams CollegeWalker Ferris  - ... go arrow

Now accepting '14-15 GRP Ski Applications

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due by April 1 and decisions will be made by April 15 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year, with one USST Olympian, two others representing USBA at the Olympics, an USST U23 team member, SuperTour podiums, and the Eastern Cup overall men’s winner to name a few highlights of the year thus far.

The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:
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Now accepting '14-15 GRP Ski Applications

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. ... go arrow

Susan Dunklee staying focused during the 7.5k sprint in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Photo USBA/NordicFocus

Dunklee and Dreissigacker back to Biathlon World Cup

Don’t worry, biathlon fans, the racing didn’t end after two weeks of exciting action at the Sochi Olympics. Biathlon is back! GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker raced last weekend in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Unlike Sochi, where the wind was calm and the shooting range well protected from the elements, Slovenia presented a challenge on the range. For all of the races the wind whipped around, fluttering the range flags and frustrating many competitors. Then, just as suddenly, the wind would stop and previous sight corrections the biathletes made to their rifles proved a hindrance.

On Thursday the 6th, Susan and Hannah raced a 7.5k sprint. The day would ultimately go to the sharp shooters, and after her first prone stage, Susan looked to be among them. She cleaned her first stage easily and was ... go arrow

Dunklee and Dreissigacker back to Biathlon World Cup

Don’t worry, biathlon fans, the racing didn’t end after two weeks of exciting action at the Sochi Olympics. Biathlon is back! GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker raced ... go arrow

Ida Sargent racing a mass start classic in Poland earlier this season.

GRP's Sargent takes on the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway

The Holmenkollen, this past weekend’s World Cup stop in Oslo, Norway, may be the Norwegian equivalent of the Super Bowl. Fans camp out the night before the races, and in the morning there are throngs of people, all celebrating, drinking, and cheering loudly for skiers of every country. This year, the men and women raced a 50k and a 30k classic, respectively (the technique changes every year). With Norway being granted extra start spots for its Nation’s Cup skiers, there was a sea of red out on the trails. Among them were 8 American women shooting for top results and a berth into World Cup Finals the following weekend.

Ida was able to take 42nd in the women’s 30k, and with that result, she held onto her top 50 ranking on the overall World Cup standings. This means that she will be able to compete in ... go arrow

GRP's Sargent takes on the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway

The Holmenkollen, this past weekend’s World Cup stop in Oslo, Norway, may be the Norwegian equivalent of the Super Bowl. Fans camp out the night before the races, and in the morning there are ... go arrow

Ida Sargent racing a classic sprint in Asiago, Italy earlier this season. Photo Fischer/Nordic Focus

Sargent races Drammen classic city sprint, Randall secures

City sprints are always exciting, bringing the drama and upsets of World Cup sprinting to the streets. The classic sprint in Drammen, Norway on Wednesday was no exception. A windy, mostly flat course that ends at the top of an absurdly steep climb, Drammen is always thrilling for the spectators. In the men’s field there is an interesting interplay between the skiers who choose to double pole the entire classic course on skate skis and those who choose to use kick-wax. This made for some spectacular comebacks on the final climb, when the double-polers, tired and full of lactic acid, had to push through while the striders came on strong. The women all used classic skis, however there were still some great comebacks and almost all of the heats were close.

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Sargent races Drammen classic city sprint, Randall secures

City sprints are always exciting, bringing the drama and upsets of World Cup sprinting to the streets. The classic sprint in Drammen, Norway on Wednesday was no exception. A windy, mostly flat ... go arrow

Ida racing a sprint qualifier in Toblach earlier this season. Photo Steve Fuller/Flying Point Road

Sargent races post-Olympic World Cup in Lahti, Finland

The Olympics may be over, but the racing on the cross country World Cup is just heating up. The World Cup field flew from Sochi to Scandinavia, where they will finish out their race season in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. This past weekend saw double skate races in Lahti, Finland; a skate sprint on Saturday and a 10k skate on Sunday. Some were out for redemption after disappointing Olympic races, while others were looking to defend overall or sprint titles.

The GRP’s Ida Sargent qualified for the sprint heats at the Olympics just over two weeks ago, but in Lahti the competition for heats was fierce and Ida ended up on the outside of qualifying in 44th. However, she was less than 2 seconds out of 30th place and many strong World Cup sprinters found themselves out of qualifying as well. Ida tends to be stronger in ... go arrow

Sargent races post-Olympic World Cup in Lahti, Finland

The Olympics may be over, but the racing on the cross country World Cup is just heating up. The World Cup field flew from Sochi to Scandinavia, where they will finish out their race season in ... go arrow

David Moody on top of the podium after winning the U12 paintball biathlon race at Gunstock Nordic.

BKL'ers ski to Nordic and Biathlon success

Craftsbury Nordic's youngest racers skied to Nordic and Biathlon success in last weekend's BKL events.

Silver Fox Trot
Seven Craftsbury skiers traveled to Hanover, NH on March 1st to take part in Ford Sayre's Silver Fox Trot races. It was another cold but sunny day. The mass starts made for exciting spectating and tricky skiing as skiers were funneled into narrower lanes in the skate races. Cormac Leahy was jostled to the ground in the boys 3/4 race, which had the largest field of 28 skiers, but he made up lost time to win that race in a photo finish. Alan Moody won the grade 1/2 classic race and then switched skis to compete in the 3/4 skate race, coming in 6th. Griffin Wright won the 5/6 boys race, with David Moody placing 11th.  Craftsbury girls also had great ... go arrow

BKL'ers ski to Nordic and Biathlon success

Craftsbury Nordic's youngest racers skied to Nordic and Biathlon success in last weekend's BKL events.Silver Fox TrotSeven Craftsbury skiers traveled to Hanover, NH on March 1st to take part in Ford ... go arrow

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Alex Schulz made the podium, and he didn't even race the 50k! Some smart thinking there Alex...

GRP Skiers (and Rowers!) take on the American Birkiebeiner

The biggest ski race in North America, and an annual tradition for over 10,000 skiers from the Midwest and beyond, the American Birkiebeiner is one race that has to be seen to be believed. 6 of the GRP skiers and 3 rowers traveled to Hayward, Wisconsin to brave the 50k course this past Saturday, the 22nd. 

The Birkie organizers love having the Elite skiers present, and to raise hype for the big marathon event they hosted Elite Sprints on Main St. in Hayward the Thursday before the Birkie. The format was simple, racers lined up in heats of two to compete in a single elimination drag race, down the street, around a set of pylons, and back up to the finish. Whoever won their heat moved on to the next, and so on until a winner emerged. Gordon and Liz both got knocked out in the first round after taking on the ... go arrow

GRP Skiers (and Rowers!) take on the American Birkiebeiner

The biggest ski race in North America, and an annual tradition for over 10,000 skiers from the Midwest and beyond, the American Birkiebeiner is one race that has to be seen to be believed. 6 of the ... go arrow

Susan, Ida, Hannah, and Liz Stephen at the Closing Ceremony. Photo Hannah Dreissigacker

GRP Biathletes Wrap up Sochi Appearance with Season Best

Friday’s biathlon relay was the last race in Sochi for Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, the two biathletes representing the GRP at the Olympics Games. They had an impressive run of results over the previous two weeks, with Hannah notching a personal best and Susan making history with several best ever results for the American team. Their mixed relay along with Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey was a bit disappointing, not because of the final result, 8th, but because they were in contact with the leaders following Susan’s scramble leg.

The US women have stepped it up in biathlon relays this year, taking 8th place in both relays they contested in the regular World Cup circuit. In Friday’s relay, they used the same order with Susan scrambling. She came through for the tag once again in contact with ... go arrow

GRP Biathletes Wrap up Sochi Appearance with Season Best

Friday’s biathlon relay was the last race in Sochi for Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, the two biathletes representing the GRP at the Olympics Games. They had an impressive run of ... go arrow

Griffin strides it out during the classic relay. See more pics at the blog gallery.

'14 BKL Festival

This past weekend was the culminating event of the winter for BKLers across New England - the festival, held this year at Waterville. Great turn out and results from Craftsbury kids of all ages! Check the results -

Classic Relay:
Grade 1-2 Mixed
6th - Emily Kimball, Alan Moody, Anika Leahy

Grade 3-4 Boys
15th - Cormac Leahy, Ezra McCarty

Grade 5-6 Boys
2nd - Griffin Wright, Jack Young
15th - David Moody, Hero McCarty

Grade 5-6 Girls
3rd - (NWVT) Camille Bolduc, Quincy Massey-Bierman, Ali Priganc

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'14 BKL Festival

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Matthew Lawlor in racing action at the Center.

Championship Season for Craftsbury

The sun's rising higher in the sky, days are getting longer...that means it's time for XC Ski Championships! The past several weeks have seen several series wrapup, qualifier races, and even some of the year-end MAIN EVENTS! Let's catch up:

J2/EHS Qualifiers
Did you look at the results of the Craftsbury SuperTour several weekends ago and wonder where all the juniors were? The answer:  they were all at the lovely Rickert Nordic Center, fighting for a slot on Vermont's J2 and/or Eastern High School teams. The qualifier is comprised of two races:  a 3.5k classic race in the morning, and a 3.5k skate race in the afternoon, with combined times determining the year's team for J2 and Eastern High School Championships. Craftsbury was well represented by a sprinter full of youngsters.
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Championship Season for Craftsbury

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Susan crushing the 12.5k mass start on Monday. Photo FasterSkier

Susan makes history in 12.5k Mass Start, Craftsbury ladies

Before she even started the 12.5k mass start race in Sochi on Monday, Susan Dunklee had already made history as the first American woman to qualify for the 30 woman race at the Olympics. However, she wasn’t content to just show up, she wanted to contend for the medals. In the first lap she was with the leaders and shot clean, and stayed with them through the second lap. However, in order to stay in contention in the mass start, she needed to be perfect in all of her shooting stages, and she wasn’t quite there. A miss in the second stage put her out of the top ten, and although she missed 1 in each of the following two stages, she skied her heart out to sprint for 12th place and make history a second time. 12th place in the best an American woman has ever placed in an Olympic event in biathlon. Although Susan was ... go arrow

Susan makes history in 12.5k Mass Start, Craftsbury ladies

Before she even started the 12.5k mass start race in Sochi on Monday, Susan Dunklee had already made history as the first American woman to qualify for the 30 woman race at the Olympics. However ... go arrow

Caitlin Patterson in 5th place in the 5k Skate Race in St. Paul, MN.

GRP continues season at Battle Creek SuperTour in St.

The domestic crew of GRP racers was busy this past weekend at the SuperTour races in St. Paul, Minnesota. Five men and one woman represented the GRP in a classic 10k/15k mass start on Saturday and 5k/10k skate individual on Sunday. With many athletes in the US contesting college races and other regional races, the field was small but competitive, packed with most of the top names on the domestic circuit.

In the classic 10k, GRP skier Caitlin Patterson continued a run of top 6 performances in the SuperTours with a 5th place. She was just 12 seconds behind race winner Rosie Brennan of APU. The men’s 15k saw some new faces on the podium, with Matt Gelso of Sun Valley taking his first SuperTour victory of the season and SMS-T2 post-grad skier Ben Saxton taking second just a few days after returning from U23 World ... go arrow

GRP continues season at Battle Creek SuperTour in St.

The domestic crew of GRP racers was busy this past weekend at the SuperTour races in St. Paul, Minnesota. Five men and one woman represented the GRP in a classic 10k/15k mass start on Saturday and ... go arrow

Ida racing in the slushy 10k in Sochi. Photo Anatolii Tsymbalov

Sargent 34th in Olympic 10k Classic

Some people described the weather for Thursday’s 10k individual in Sochi as “tropical”. With temperatures soaring into the 50’s and no overnight freeze to solidify the tracks, it was a hot, messy day on the trails. Just two days after Sophie Caldwell’s historic 6th place in the skate sprint, the US women had their work cut out for them on a challenging and extremely soft course. The organizers tried to harden things up by salting sections of the course, which helped on some sections but contributed to variable conditions overall. Most racers wouldn’t even consider taking a feed in such a short race, but all of the US women took feeds to avoid dehydration in the hot sun.

Ida Sargent raced to a very solid 34th place, about 3 minutes off the pace of the race leader Justyna Kowalczyk. ... go arrow

Sargent 34th in Olympic 10k Classic

Some people described the weather for Thursday’s 10k individual in Sochi as “tropical”. With temperatures soaring into the 50’s and no overnight freeze to solidify the ... go arrow

Cute Craftsbury girls Hannah and Ida in Sochi! Photo Sadie Bjornsen

Dreissigacker redeems herself in 15k Individual, Dunklee

Hannah Dreissigacker had nothing to lose in Friday’s 15k individual after finishing 64th in the sprint race earlier in the Games and missing qualification for the pursuit race. With the pressure off, Hannah was able to turn in her best performance ever in a World Cup, World Championships, or Olympics in 23rd. Hannah has shot well in relays this year but so far hasn’t been able to put her shooting together in an individual race. But in the 15k, where each miss adds 1 minute to a competitor’s final time, Hannah’s shooting was nearly flawless. She missed one in her first prone stage, but then cleaned the next two stages before missing one in her final standing. For comparison, the winner of the day, Darya Domracheva of Belarus had one miss. No skier with more than 3 misses was able to finish within the ... go arrow

Dreissigacker redeems herself in 15k Individual, Dunklee

Hannah Dreissigacker had nothing to lose in Friday’s 15k individual after finishing 64th in the sprint race earlier in the Games and missing qualification for the pursuit race. With the ... go arrow

Get out and enjoy the fresh snow with your friends and neighbors!

Adult Recreational Ski Group

A free member series! Each Monday join Touring Center staff for a short lesson at 3:00pm (meet on the upper field) followed by a recreational ski with your friends and neighbors at the Center. More details? Email the TC.

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Adult Recreational Ski Group

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Susan gets low at the 7.5k Sprint at the Olympics. Photo Fasterskier

Dunklee strives for the medals in first Olympic appearances

Susan Dunklee’s results from the first two Olympic biathlon races, 14th in the sprint and 18th in the pursuit, fail to tell the whole story of her Olympic debut. The funny thing about biathlon is that the race can change in a matter of seconds, and that was certainly the case in both of Susan’s races. What the results don’t tell is that in both races Susan was in contention for a top result, and if everything went perfectly, an Olympic medal. So while she may have missed out in these races, she has the confidence going into the remaining races that she can compete with the best in the world.

Sunday’s 7.5k sprint was the first women’s biathlon competition of the Olympics, and the finishing margins were extremely close. Susan cleaned her first prone stage and was in the mix in the ski. Then ... go arrow

Dunklee strives for the medals in first Olympic appearances

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Ida in qualification in Toblach last weekend. Photo Steve Fuller/Flying Point Road

Sargent strong in Olympic debut

Just a little over one week ago, Ida Sargent missed making the rounds in the Toblach World Cup, the last opportunity to practice heats before the big show in Sochi. She ended up 33rd, heartbreakingly close to a quarterfinal berth. That is the nature of World Cup sprinting, that one day everything goes according to plan, and another day leaves you looking for more.  

But Ida must have been saving it up for when it really counted, because she had no trouble qualifying in the freestyle sprint today in Sochi. She was 26th in qualification, one of four Americans to make it to the rounds. Fellow Vermonter Sophie Caldwell was 9th in qualification, Jessie Diggins was 12th, and Kikkan Randall 18th. Ida had a tough quarterfinal heat with eventual silver medalist Ingvild Oestberg. Unfortunately she lost a bit of speed going ... go arrow

Sargent strong in Olympic debut

Just a little over one week ago, Ida Sargent missed making the rounds in the Toblach World Cup, the last opportunity to practice heats before the big show in Sochi. She ended up 33rd ... go arrow

The prestigious club cup in safekeeping in the bowels of Craftsbury HQ.

SNOC Challenge Races

It's that time of year again:  the annual renewal of the intra-club rivalry between Onion River Nordic (ORN), Stowe Nordic (SNOC) and Craftsbury. Over the next three weeks, club members have the opportunity to compete at the low key mid-week races and score points for their club! Everyone contributes to the effort - and we'll need everyone to do so again if we're going to hold on to the club cup!

This year's races:

Wednesday, February 12:  Craftsbury race - mass start, classic
We open the event at Craftsbury with a 5k on the Kirby's course. Lots of fun striding! NOTE:  this will be the only mid-week race for Craftsbury, i.e. the Tuesday race will happen on Wednesday for February 12 (though we will continue our Tuesday series in ... go arrow

SNOC Challenge Races

It's that time of year again:  the annual renewal of the intra-club rivalry between Onion River Nordic (ORN), Stowe Nordic (SNOC) and Craftsbury. Over the next three weeks, club members have ... go arrow

Different day, same person on top of the podium: Caitlin Gregg makes it 2 of 3 in Sunday's sprint.

SuperTour Sprint Results

It was the sprinter's day to play in the sun today. Caitlin Gregg won the qualifier and bulled her way through the heats to win over Jennie Bender and Caitlin Patterson. On the men's side, Sam Naney qualified first, and similarly justified his ranking, besting Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess and Reese Hanneman over the 1.5k men's sprint loop. Full results cribbed from BART timing below.

Thanks to one and all for joining us this weekend, to Dartmouth for sharing their carnival with us and partnering to bring the event into being, to our super helpful and indomitable volunteers for making it all come together! Hope to see you in Craftsbury again soon! Conditions are phenomenal in the NEK right now!

Men's results
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SuperTour Sprint Results

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SuperTour Sprint Stadium

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The traditional mohawks, to go along w/the Carni-crushes celebrated today - John Lazenby photo

SuperTour Sprint Startlists

Startlists for the women's and men's sprints:

Women's Startlist
Men's Startlist

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SuperTour Sprint Startlists

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SuperTour 15/20k CL Results

Congrats to men's winner Scott Patterson of UVM and women's winner Rosie Brennan of APU. Full results:

Men's 20k Classic
Women's 15k Classic

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SuperTour 15/20k CL Results

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SuperTour VTCM for Sunday Race

Important Safety Note: 
•    The Sprint course runs in the opposite direction from the 5k
•    Watch for racers coming fast down the hill by the new building!

Sprint information:
Note:  Men’s and Women’s Sprint courses are different.  Be sure you know your course.
•    Courses are closed during sprint racing - only competitors allowed on the course when it is closed.
•    The course will be open before and after racing as follows: open until 9:20, open from the end of qualification until 12:50
•    Women’s qualification starts at 9:30
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SuperTour VTCM for Sunday Race

Important Safety Note:  •    The Sprint course runs in the opposite direction from the 5k•    Watch for racers coming fast down the hill by the new ... go arrow

SuperTour 15/20k CL Startlists

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GRP's Caitlin Patterson en route to second place in the women's 10k free.

SuperTour 5/10k Results

Great day on snow at Craftsbury today. Women were led home by Caitlin Gregg, fresh from her Toblach World Cup starts, and the men's winner was UVM's Scott Patterson - also a recent returnee from a European sojourn at the U23 World Champs. Full results from www.barttiming.com:

Men - 10k FS
Women - 5k FS

And check out some of the pics that Craftsbury member and talented photographer John Lazenby shared from the day.

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SuperTour 5/10k Results

Great day on snow at Craftsbury today. Women were led home by Caitlin Gregg, fresh from her Toblach World Cup starts, and the men's winner was UVM's Scott Patterson - also a recent returnee from a ... go arrow

SuperTour VTCM for Saturday Race

ICYMI yesterday:  Sprint Schedule Change

There will be a change in schedule for Sunday’s Sprint:  the numbers of entries allow us to compact the schedule slightly, which will get everyone home sooner.

•    Women’s Qualification will start as scheduled at 9:30
•    Men’s qualification will be moved up to 10:00  
•    Heats will begin at 1:00 rather than 2:00.

Men’s U20 heats will be held if there are at least 10 U20 racers not making the Senior Heats. There will not be any U20 Women’s heats.

Sprint heats will be timed and lucky losers will be determined by time.

Safety Reminder:  Please always ski in the direction of the race course!  Coaches and athletes ... go arrow

SuperTour VTCM for Saturday Race

ICYMI yesterday:  Sprint Schedule ChangeThere will be a change in schedule for Sunday’s Sprint:  the numbers of entries allow us to compact the schedule slightly, which will get ... go arrow

SuperTour: 5/10k FS Startlists

Men and Women for tomorrow's 5/10k FS interval start.

 

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SuperTour: 5/10k FS Startlists

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SuperTour - Distance Stadium Map

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SuperTour Athlete Change Form

Wrapping up start lists. See problems? Be sure to file one of these athlete change forms at bib pickup. It will help us with tracking necessary changes. Thanks!

Athlete Change Form

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SuperTour Athlete Change Form

Wrapping up start lists. See problems? Be sure to file one of these athlete change forms at bib pickup. It will help us with tracking necessary changes. Thanks!Athlete Change Form go arrow

SuperTour VTCM Friday

Important: Changes to Sprint Schedule

There will be a change in schedule for Sunday’s Sprint: The numbers of entries allow us to compact the schedule slightly, which will get everyone home sooner.

• Women’s Qualification will start as scheduled at 9:30
• Men’s qualification will be moved up to 10:00
• Heats will begin at 1:00 rather than 2:00.

Men’s U20 heats will be held if there are at least 10 U20 racers remaining not making the Senior Heats. There will not be any U20 Women’s heats.

Spectator access: For spectators wishing to watch the racing from somewhere besides the Stadium, we recommend Coaches’ Corner, where you’ll get to see racers twice during each 5k lap. Follow ... go arrow

SuperTour VTCM Friday

Important: Changes to Sprint ScheduleThere will be a change in schedule for Sunday’s Sprint: The numbers of entries allow us to compact the schedule slightly, which will get everyone home ... go arrow

Our Olympic spirit will burn bright - NEK style!

Craftsbury's Opening Ceremonies

What: Please come join us for a brief opening ceremony in honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics and our three GRP Olympians: Hannah Dreissigacker, Susan Dunklee, and Ida Sargent. All three hometown heroes were born and raised in the NEK. Friends since a very young age, they have risen through the ranks and the years to the pinnacle of their sports.

There will be a ceremonious lighting of a bon fire (our Olympic torch), and an apple cider toast of our Olympians.

When: Friday, February 7th @ 6:00pm

Where: Fox's Faraway Farm (ie Gerry's), 1466 Mill Village Road, Craftsbury, VT

Hope you can make it!

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Craftsbury's Opening Ceremonies

What: Please come join us for a brief opening ceremony in honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics and our three GRP Olympians: Hannah Dreissigacker, Susan Dunklee, and Ida Sargent. All three hometown ... go arrow

"Touring the Trails" for United Way

We're excited to announce a fun outdoor event coming to Craftsbury this winter:  Sunday, March 9, from 1:00-5:00pm you're invited to come ski or snowshoe as part of a fundraiser for the Green Mountain United Way. You'll be raising money for the work the United Way does through out the Northeast Kingdom and beyond while challenging other participants for most sponsorship money brought in, and vying for other fun prizes. Following the afternoon of fun in the snow, pizza will be served to all participants, compliments of the Center.

If you love to cross country ski or snowshoe, this is the event for you. Sign up now by completing the Sign-Up Form, then collect pledges from your family and friends, based on the number of kilometers you ... go arrow

"Touring the Trails" for United Way

We're excited to announce a fun outdoor event coming to Craftsbury this winter:  Sunday, March 9, from 1:00-5:00pm you're invited to come ski or snowshoe as part of a fundraiser for the Green ... go arrow

Memorial Ski for Torin Tucker

The Dartmouth Ski team invites the ski community to join them in a memorial for Dartmouth skier Torin Tucker today, February 6th. Those attending should meet at the stadium at the Center at 4:00pm to to ski the marathon course to the spot where Torin passed. After a short ceremony at the cairn constructed there by the Center the group will complete the marathon course in honor of Torin's memory. All are welcome, read the attached announcement written by Dartmouth students Erik Fagerstrom and Annie Hart for more details.

 

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Memorial Ski for Torin Tucker

The Dartmouth Ski team invites the ski community to join them in a memorial for Dartmouth skier Torin Tucker today, February 6th. Those attending should meet at the stadium at the Center at 4:00pm ... go arrow

No Yoga this Sunday

Due to this weekend's SuperTour, Yoga with Margaret Pitkin is canceled for Sunday, February 9, 2014. Classes will continue next week per the normal schedule.

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No Yoga this Sunday

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2014 Marathon Results, Monday Updates

3 Feb 14 - Monday Update #3 - Corrected results from end-of-day Monday, and lap times. Updated PDFs below, or check out our searchable results database.

And don't forget to fill out our survey so we can improve the 2015 event. That's available here.

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Thanks one and all for coming out on a beautiful winter day here in Craftsbury. Congrats to your overall winners Gordon Vermeer and Elissa Bradley in the 50k, with Alex Blais-Montpetit and Liz Hollenbach taking the 25k. We have results by age groups, and the list of high schoolers who completed the Go the Distance Challenge below. Complete results sets will be posted in the ... go arrow

2014 Marathon Results, Monday Updates

3 Feb 14 - Monday Update #3 - Corrected results from end-of-day Monday, and lap times. Updated PDFs below, or check out our searchable results database.And don't forget to fill out our survey so we ... go arrow

Dartmouth Skier Torin Tucker Passes Away

By now many of you are aware of the unfathomable and tragic occurrence at yesterday's Marathon. Dartmouth skier Torin Tucker passed away on a climb while racing. The exact cause of death is unknown. You can read Dartmouth's statement here.

Our hearts go out to Torin's family and friends as they deal with this incredible loss.

We also want to thank the athletes, first responders, and doctors who were all on the scene so quickly doing everything they could to try to save Torin.

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Dartmouth Skier Torin Tucker Passes Away

By now many of you are aware of the unfathomable and tragic occurrence at yesterday's Marathon. Dartmouth skier Torin Tucker passed away on a climb while racing. The exact cause of death is ... go arrow

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Marathon Wax Recommendations

The full scoop from Toko and Swix. Get your boards dialed in!

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Marathon Wax Recommendations

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Marathon Course Preview Vid

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Groomed up and ready to go.

Marathon Preliminary Startlists

The Craftsbury Marathon is a wave start classic race, with each wave self-seeded. That being said, it's important to double check the startlists (see below) to verify we have your info correct (distance, category, wave number, etc). Please look over the start list and let us know via this google form or at bib pickup on Friday night or Saturday morning. Scratches are also helpful data, but not critical. Some of you have already reported scratches, but may still appear on the startlist. Don't worry:  we've noted these scratches in the race file, but may not have removed you from the startlist. Thanks for letting us know, and we are sorry for any confusion that may arise.

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Marathon Preliminary Startlists

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Marathon Map: Elevation, and Stadium

2014 Course map - now with elevation profile. Course preview video to come. Thanks!

2014 Stadium. Find all marathon maps (eventually) here.

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Marathon Map: Elevation, and Stadium

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Fast & Female in Lake Placid in September. Who do you recognize?

Craftsbury Fast & Female 2/5

Fast and Female comes to Craftsbury! Join us on Wednesday, February 5th for an afternoon of athletic inspiration for girls ages 9-19 years old at the Craftsbury Fast and Female Power Hour! Come ski with some of our nation's top cross-country skiers, including national champions Rosie Brennan, Becca Rorabaugh, and local Vermonter Jennie Bender, as well as Caitlin Patterson of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project and Erika Flowers of the SMS T2 Team. Also joining in the fun will be the women of Craftsbury's Green Racing Project Rowing team! All levels of skill and ability are welcome for an afternoon of Olympic celebration, games, and dancing. For complete details and registration information, visit NENSA.net.

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Craftsbury Fast & Female 2/5

Fast and Female comes to Craftsbury! Join us on Wednesday, February 5th for an afternoon of athletic inspiration for girls ages 9-19 years old at the Craftsbury Fast and Female Power Hour! Come ski ... go arrow

"You can still register!"

DOR Marathon Registration

Miss the online registration deadline yesterday? You've got options.

Option 1 - Download the paper form, print it and bring it bib pickup on Friday night or Saturday morning, along with payment.

Option 2 - Show up at bib pickup on Friday night or Saturday morning, grab a form, complete it and pay.

What will registration cost now?
25k/50k CL Race or Rec Class - Adult - $120
25k/50k CL Race or Rec Class - Student (9th grade and up) - $60
25k CL Race or Rec Class - BKL athlete skiing with a full price adult - $10

Thanks and see you soon!

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DOR Marathon Registration

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"Did you notice I've posted the entrant instructions?"

Marathon Entrant Instructions

Entrant instructions posted. Get 'em while they're hot!

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Marathon Entrant Instructions

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Biathlon NorAm Championship women's pursuit podium. L-R: Katrina Howe, Clare Egan, Rose-Marie Cote.

Craftsbury at Biathlon NorAm Champs

Green Racing Project biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker, Michael Gibson, and Clare Egan brought home a slew of medals from last weekend's North American Biathlon Championships in Jericho, Vermont. While the best of the best are in Europe preparing for the 2014 Olympic Games, over seventy-five biathletes of all ages and from as far away as western Canada came to Ethan Allen Biathlon Range to compete. The Craftsbury contingent also consisted of several volunteers and a number of Craftsbury junior biathletes.

In Friday's sprint race, Clare finished first in the women's 7.5k, just three seconds ahead of Katrina Howe of Maine Winter Sports Center. The men's 10k was also a closely-contested race, with Mike finishing second, only seven seconds behind winner Raleigh Goessling, also of Maine Winter Sports Center. Ethan was only ... go arrow

Craftsbury at Biathlon NorAm Champs

Green Racing Project biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker, Michael Gibson, and Clare Egan brought home a slew of medals from last weekend's North American Biathlon Championships in Jericho, Vermont. While ... go arrow

"Can you hear me now?"

Marathon Course Update

The latest from John:

"This morning I skied the 12.5k loop we will be using for the race course ... go arrow

Marathon Course Update

The latest from John:"This morning I skied the 12.5k loop we will be using for the race course Saturday. Late this morning  the temperature was 10F, sunny, with a light breeze from the south. ... go arrow

2.9 million and counting: C2 Virtual Challenge Update

What's the best way to stay warm on these frigid Craftsbury days? Stay inside and erg, of course! The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has assembled a team that is competing in the Concept2 January Virtual Team Challenge in which teams from all over the world vie to see who can amass the most meters on the Concept2 rowing erg and SkiErg throughout the month of January. The COC team is comprised of 39 members including COC staff, GRP rowers and skiers, and community members, and each group is well represented.

Thus far, the Craftsbury squad is faring well, especially considering that this is the first year a COC team has competed in the Challenge. With 8 days remaining in the competition, the group sits in 34th place overall out of a total of 337 teams, and has racked up a whopping 2,914,249 meters! That's more than ... go arrow

2.9 million and counting: C2 Virtual Challenge Update

What's the best way to stay warm on these frigid Craftsbury days? Stay inside and erg, of course! The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has assembled a team that is competing in the Concept2 January Virtual ... go arrow

"Listen up!" Race Director Brodhead spreads the word.

Loops for the '14 Marathon

As we prepare for the Craftsbury Marathon this weekend, here is the latest on the race plan from John Brodhead, our Race Director. We’re happy to have only closed one day since November due to poor conditions, and are looking forward to the 33rd annual Craftsbury Marathon on February 1st. Racing will be held on the core trails at the Center on a course similar to last year thanks to a little help from mother nature and a tremendous amount of work from our groomers. Read on for the full report and see you at the race!

Unfortunately we will not be able to run the Craftsbury Marathon Course as a point to point event starting at Highland Lodge due to sparse snow conditions on the Lodge Trails and on the Interconnect this year. The good news is we will have excellent snow coverage at the Center thanks ... go arrow

Loops for the '14 Marathon

As we prepare for the Craftsbury Marathon this weekend, here is the latest on the race plan from John Brodhead, our Race Director. We’re happy to have only closed one day since November due to ... go arrow

The pack skis away during the '13 Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon, another great KW Production!

Winter Tri #2: Skating edition

This past Sunday saw another episode of Keith's multisport madness at Craftsbury, with the first-ever skate triathlon! After weeks of oval maintenance and zamboni R&D, Keith's circle was put to the test by 10 triathletes in a skate, run, ski event.

The winner was GRP Rower Kyle Lafferty, who bested course designer Keith Woodward by just under 2 minutes, primarily on the strength of his run leg. Maggie Fellows was fourth overall, and the first woman across the line. The rower's cross training seems to be going well this winter! Full results.

Big thanks to everyone who came out. The Center now has a limited selection of nordic skates to rent too as a result of this event! Talk to the TC about pricing and availability.

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Winter Tri #2: Skating edition

This past Sunday saw another episode of Keith's multisport madness at Craftsbury, with the first-ever skate triathlon! After weeks of oval maintenance and zamboni R&D, Keith's circle was put to the ... go arrow

No pictures from the Quebec races, so here's Ethan starting North American Rollerski Champs in Aug

GRP Biathletes Compete in Quebec, Canada

Three of the GRP biathletes ventured north to Val Cartier in Quebec to compete in NorAm #4 as a tune-up race for the North American Championships in Jericho this weekend. Clare Egan, Mike Gibson, and Ethan Dreissigacker competed in a sprint race (7.5k/10k) on the 18th and a pursuit race (10k/12.5k) on the 19th which was seeded from the previous day’s result.

Clare was the only woman to finish the 7.5k sprint, so congrats to her for taking the victory! She had two misses in prone and two in standing. Even without major competition, it was still good for her to put on a bib and practice shooting in a race situation. Mike and Ethan took second and third in the race behind Canadian biathlete Vincent Blais. Mike had 5 misses and Ethan had four, although Ethan cleaned his standing stage.

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GRP Biathletes Compete in Quebec, Canada

Three of the GRP biathletes ventured north to Val Cartier in Quebec to compete in NorAm #4 as a tune-up race for the North American Championships in Jericho this weekend. Clare Egan, Mike Gibson ... go arrow

Susan in the sprint in Antholz, with a big smile! Photo Andrei Ivanov, Facebook

Antholz Biathlon World Cup Day Two and (Almost!) Three

Starting in fourth position in the pursuit race in Antholz must have been an intimidating prospect for Susan Dunklee, after her career best finish in the sprint race two days prior. But Susan didn’t let the pressure get to her and skied with the lead pack for 3 laps, switching off with eventual winner Andrea Henkel of Germany. She cleaned the first stage and only missed one on the second stage, putting her in a great position coming into the final two shooting stages. However, 3 misses on the third stage put her in the penalty loop and she had to watch the leaders ski away. She ended the day in 24th place after 1 miss in her final stage. It was a strong result, although frustrating considering her great start position. The takeaway for Susan from the pursuit must be that she is clearly capable of skiing with the World ... go arrow

Antholz Biathlon World Cup Day Two and (Almost!) Three

Starting in fourth position in the pursuit race in Antholz must have been an intimidating prospect for Susan Dunklee, after her career best finish in the sprint race two days prior. But Susan ... go arrow

Make friends with the erg this winter thru classes with the GRP!

Come Erg with us twice weekly!

Happy to say that the erg clinic from the other week was such a hit that we've added two erg classes weekly. Classes will be led by GRP rowers and feature a bit of instruction and drills, followed by a workout. Classes are free for members, take about an hour, and run on Fridays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. Instruction will be geared towards beginners, but any member is welcome regardless of ability. Join us!

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Come Erg with us twice weekly!

Happy to say that the erg clinic from the other week was such a hit that we've added two erg classes weekly. Classes will be led by GRP rowers and feature a bit of instruction and drills, followed ... go arrow

Sophie Caldwell leading Ida in the 10k Classic in Szklarska Poreba, Poland. Photo Andy Newell

Sargent breaks through in distance race in Szklarska

Ida Sargent may be known for her sprinting abilities, but that didn’t prevent her from throwing down a top ten in a 10k classic race this weekend in Poland, demonstrating that she has the fitness to compete with the world’s best. Szklarska Poreba hosted a freestyle sprint and a distance mass start classic in the penultimate World Cup stop before the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Although the Norwegians, Swedes, and Finns were all absent, attending their national championships, it was still a strong, albeit smaller, field. Polish favorite and national darling Justyna kowalczyk was present, and collected a victory in the 10k classic to the cheers of her home crowd.

Friday’s freestyle sprint was a chance for the US women to show their depth in sprinting and they put on an impressive show, with 5 ladies in ... go arrow

Sargent breaks through in distance race in Szklarska

Ida Sargent may be known for her sprinting abilities, but that didn’t prevent her from throwing down a top ten in a 10k classic race this weekend in Poland, demonstrating that she has the ... go arrow

Jack Young on his way to 3rd in the grade 5-6 duathlon. CNSC swept the top 4 places!

BKL Duathlon Results

On Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Bill Koch League skiers flocked to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for the Mansfield Nordic Club duathlon. Almost 70 kids in grades 1-8 competed in the races, which ranged in distance from 1.5k for the youngest skiers to 4k for the oldest. Duathlons are double the excitement, with a required change-of-equipment in the middle of the race as skiers switch from classic to skate skiing.

Representing Craftsbury Nordic with flying colors, Allen Moody won the grade 1-2 boys 1.5k race by over two minutes-- a massive margin for a race that only took him four and a half minutes. Allen also competed with the grade 3-4 boys and came in third, about 50 seconds behind his buddy and teammate, Cormac Leahy, who took first place. Cormac's sister Anika Leahy zipped around the course in the grade 1-2 ... go arrow

BKL Duathlon Results

On Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Bill Koch League skiers flocked to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for the Mansfield Nordic Club duathlon. Almost 70 kids in grades 1-8 competed in the races, which ... go arrow

Jacob Morse during Saturday's 5k FS. He would place 11th.

Juniors & GRP at Eastern Cup

With a growing number of up-and-coming Craftsbury juniors joining the Green Racing Project on the Eastern Cup circuit, the bright green race suits are increasingly ubiquitous. Six girls and ten boys represented Craftsbury at last weekend's NENSA Eastern Cup races at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine.

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The men's 15k freestyle mass start featured some of the country's top distance racers, all looking for one last chance to show their stuff in hopes of being named to the Olympic Team in the next few days. In the end it was a three-way sprint finish in which Kris Freeman of Maine Winter Sports Center edged Matt Liebsch and Sylvan Ellefson by a mere .6 and 1.2 seconds for the win. About 40 seconds later, the crowd got to see another sprint finish between ... go arrow

Juniors & GRP at Eastern Cup

With a growing number of up-and-coming Craftsbury juniors joining the Green Racing Project on the Eastern Cup circuit, the bright green race suits are increasingly ubiquitous. Six girls and ten boys ... go arrow

Video still from the promo video!

BKL Duathlon by MNC on MLK

BKL skiers:  looking for a race this Monday? Come up to Craftsbury! We're playing host to the fine folks from Mansfield Nordic as they run their super-fun duathlon. What's a duathlon? Well, it's what people used to call the continuous pursuit - which is to say you start the race on your classic skis and then switch mid-race to your skate skis! Two styles for the price of one, and this year even includes a Masters division.

The races get started in the afternoon on Monday, January 20 at 1:00pm and run until 3ish. Check the schedule below -


1:00pm 0.5k Lollipop race - Classic Only
1:15    1.5k 1st and 2nd grade - Classic Only
1:30    2x1k 3rd/4th grade duathlon format
2:00    2x1.5k 5th/6th grade duathlon format
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BKL Duathlon by MNC on MLK

BKL skiers:  looking for a race this Monday? Come up to Craftsbury! We're playing host to the fine folks from Mansfield Nordic as they run their super-fun duathlon. What's a duathlon? Well ... go arrow

Image from today via Nordic Focus.

Career Best for Susan at Antholz

Watch out Sochi, GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee appears to be hitting her peak, and just at the right time with a 4th place finish in a World Cup sprint in Antholz, Italy. This is a career best finish for Susan, who last finished in the top 5 in an individual race at the World Championships in Rupholding, Germany two years ago.

In Antholz, Susan cleaned for the first time in a World Cup and also had a blazing fast ski time. When she crossed the line she was in first place, but she still had to wait for the rest of the field to finish. For a while it looked like Susan might hold on to a podium spot in 3rd place, but Belarusian Darya Domracheva just beat out Susan by 0.60s. Susan was also only 4s out of 2nd and 10.7s from the victory. 

Hannah Dreissigacker had a bit of an unlucky day. She fell and broke her ... go arrow

Career Best for Susan at Antholz

Watch out Sochi, GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee appears to be hitting her peak, and just at the right time with a 4th place finish in a World Cup sprint in Antholz, Italy. This is a career best finish ... go arrow

Sophie Caldwell (L) and Ida following the team sprint in Nove Mesto. Photo Sophie Caldwell

Sargent sprints it out in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

It was another double sprint weekend World Cup in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic and the US team contested an individual freestyle sprint on Saturday and a classic team sprint Sunday. With no snow anywhere to be seen in Eastern Europe, Nove Mesto is lucky to have a 2k man-made loop where they could hold the races. GRP skier Ida Sargent competed in both races after a holiday training break in Davos, Switzerland.


Saturday’s freestyle sprint was a strong day for the US women, with Kikkan Randall taking the victory and Sophie Caldwell in 15th. Unfortunately Ida didn’t make the sprint rounds, finishing 50th, but after a sustained break from racing, she most likely just needs to get her sprint legs back under her. The US men also had a solid day with Andy Newell qualifying in 2nd. He and Simi Hamilton ... go arrow

Sargent sprints it out in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

It was another double sprint weekend World Cup in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic and the US team contested an individual freestyle sprint on Saturday and a classic team sprint Sunday. With no snow ... go arrow

Susan racing in Austria earlier this season

Dunklee continues consistent run at Rupholding World Cups

GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee is already pre-qualified for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which means that every World Cup up until the games begin is a sort of practice run for the competitions that will really count. So far, Susan has had a remarkably consistent season on the World Cup and she continued to have strong results in this weekend’s races in Rupholding, Germany. Although conditions were icy, they were much better than last weekend’s conditions in Oberhof, Germany, where low snow threatened to cancel the races. The first day of the Rupholding World Cups was a relay, which unfortunately the US women did not contest as Susan and Annelies Cook were the only women racing.


In Friday’s 15k individual start Susan placed 41st, with 1 miss in prone and 2 in standing over the four ... go arrow

Dunklee continues consistent run at Rupholding World Cups

GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee is already pre-qualified for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which means that every World Cup up until the games begin is a sort of practice run for the ... go arrow

Hannah and parents, Judy Geer and Dick Dreissigacker at 2013 World Champs - Chelsea Little photo.

Two GRP Biathletes named to Sochi Olympic Team

Following a week of strong showings on the IBU Cup circuit Hannah Dreissigacker was named to the 2014 US Biathlon Olympic Team, joining GRP teammate Susan Dunklee (pre-qualified on the basis of 2012-13 World Cup results). Dreissigacker came through time after time in the four races from Riduan, Italy - the quartet of races providing the basis for the final Olympic selection. Two spots were sure to go to the best finishers from the four Americans competing in Riduan, with a possible third spot available on the basis of the strong showing of US athletes in biathlon recently.

Dreissigacker led the American women in the 7.5k Sprint event last Saturday, the 5th, with a 15th place on only 1 miss. She followed that the next day with a 13th place, second American by 14 seconds to Sara Studebaker, 1:21 off the winning ... go arrow

Two GRP Biathletes named to Sochi Olympic Team

Following a week of strong showings on the IBU Cup circuit Hannah Dreissigacker was named to the 2014 US Biathlon Olympic Team, joining GRP teammate Susan Dunklee (pre-qualified on the basis of ... go arrow

Winter Tri Postponed to 1/26

Update:  Due to ice conditions (remember - this has a skate leg!) we've postponed the tri again to Sunday, January 26. All else remains the same, just the date changes. Online registration will close at 5pm on January 25th.

Our second Winter Triathlon of 13-14, beginning at 11:00am, with the Mud n'Ice Quadrathlon capping the season on March 30. New events! January's course will feature a snowshoe, ski, ice skate - in that order. While exact distances and courses are TBD, the long course will be around:

~4k snowshoe
~6k ski
~3k ice skate

Helmets are mandatory for the ice skate portion of the triathlon. Need skates? Email ... go arrow

Winter Tri Postponed to 1/26

Update:  Due to ice conditions (remember - this has a skate leg!) we've postponed the tri again to Sunday, January 26. All else remains the same, just the date changes. Online registration ... go arrow

Alex Schulz striding it out in the classic sprint, where he finished 8th overall.

2nd Edition of GRP Skiers at US Nationals- Report from Day

We’re back with the second installment of our report from the GRP skiers at US Cross Country Championships. The second part of the championships had some weather challenges, some hard-fought races, and a little redemption as well! Keep reading for a full report on the 20k/30k mass start freestyle and the classic sprint on January 8th and 10th.

20k/30k Mass Start Freestyle

The mass start freestyle proved to be one of the most challenging days of Nationals, with the men skiing 6 laps of the Olympic 5k course and the women skiing 4. The GRP men still hadn’t found their stride for the mass start, and Pat O’Brien posted the best result in 36th place, followed by Andrew Dougherty in 62nd, Gordon Vermeer in 64th and Jake Barton in 68th. The women toughed it out in a race that saw ... go arrow

2nd Edition of GRP Skiers at US Nationals- Report from Day

We’re back with the second installment of our report from the GRP skiers at US Cross Country Championships. The second part of the championships had some weather challenges, some hard-fought ... go arrow

Caitlin (L) and Liz sprinting it out on Hermod's Hill during the semifinal on the skate sprint day.

GRP Skiers at US Nationals Race Report- Day One and Two

There were a lot of races during the last week at US Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, UT, so we’ll bring you the race report in two installments. First up, the 10k/15k individual classic and the freestyle sprint, which both went off last weekend on January 4th and 5th. Look for the report on the final two days of the championship sometime tomorrow!

10k/15k Individual Classic

GRP skier Caitlin Patterson’s 3rd place in the 10k classic was the bright spot on a tough, tough day for the GRP skiers on the first day of Nationals. The Olympic 5k course at Soldier Hollow rewarded some, but for many presented a challenge. The course featured grueling ascents that ... go arrow

GRP Skiers at US Nationals Race Report- Day One and Two

There were a lot of races during the last week at US Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, UT, so we’ll bring you the race report in two installments. First up, the 10k/15k individual ... go arrow

Canceled - Biathlon Super Sprint

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, which predicts cold and constant rain, we have decided to cancel the Super Sprint. We are looking forward to rescheduling this awesome event for a beautiful day when we can all have a really fun time!

On Saturday, January 11th, at 9:00am the Craftsbury Outdoor Center will hold the inaugural Biathlon Super Sprint! This fast-paced skiing-and-shooting extravaganza is a great way to try your hand at biathlon if you're new to the sport, or to get some more racing experience under your belt while the regional biathlon calendar is otherwise sparse.

Following a bracket format, heats of four racers will compete head-to-head in a ... go arrow

Canceled - Biathlon Super Sprint

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, which predicts cold and constant rain, we have decided to cancel the Super Sprint. We are looking forward to rescheduling this awesome event for a beautiful ... go arrow

SuperTour Info Live

The keen eyed among you no doubt have noticed, but for everyone else, we've posted race info for the upcoming Craftsbury SuperTour/Dartmouth Winter Carnival - AND registration on Skireg is now live.

Head over to www.craftsbury.com/supertour for Race Info, Course Maps, Lodging info and the like. Registration info will be posted soon as well, but is already available online at Skireg as noted above. Remember:  reg is online ONLY - NO DOR! So sign up now to reserve your slot.

Looking forward to welcoming the North American ski world to our little corner of it this ... go arrow

SuperTour Info Live

The keen eyed among you no doubt have noticed, but for everyone else, we've posted race info for the upcoming Craftsbury SuperTour/Dartmouth Winter Carnival - AND registration on Skireg is now live. ... go arrow

Erg Class & Virtual Team Challenge

Clinic - Come join in on an erg class led by Laura Larsen-Strecker, one of the GRP rowers. Learn how to maximize your fitness and strength training on the Concept2 rowing ergometer in this free one-hour erging class. Instruction will be geared towards beginners, but any member is welcome regardless of ability. Class will open with basic instruction and drills to start followed by a workout. Join us this Friday, 5:00pm in the fitness center in the basement of Cedar.

Challenge - And if you're looking for a mid-winter challenge, why not join the GRP Rowers as part of the Concept2 "Virtual Team Challenge"? The Challenge offers  teams around the world a chance to compete to see who can accumulate the most meters on C2 machines (rowing erg & SkiErg) throughout the month. The ... go arrow

Erg Class & Virtual Team Challenge

Clinic - Come join in on an erg class led by Laura Larsen-Strecker, one of the GRP rowers. Learn how to maximize your fitness and strength training on the Concept2 rowing ergometer in this free ... go arrow

Snow Report App - v1.1 Update

UPDATE - We've re-organized the snow report, and now the app supports the re-shuffling too! Version 1.1 is available at the links below.

Thinking about heading to Craftsbury for some nordic skiing? With the new Craftsbury Outdoor Center app, you can check the local weather, snow report and trail info for our 100k of trails right from your phone!

Android
The droid version is available for Android 4.0.3 and newer, and provides you with a handy way to keep tabs on conditions. Head over to Google Play and install now!
Craftsbury Snow Report App - Android

iPhone
The wait is over! We're pleased to announce that the iOS version of the Craftsbury Snow App is ... go arrow

Snow Report App - v1.1 Update

UPDATE - We've re-organized the snow report, and now the app supports the re-shuffling too! Version 1.1 is available at the links below.Thinking about heading to Craftsbury for some nordic skiing? ... go arrow

Susan racing in the World Cup in Annecy prior to the break. Photo Detlef Eckert

Biathletes Dreissigacker and Dunklee back in Europe after

After a short break directly after the World Cups in Annecy, both Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker are back in Europe competing in the last few World Cup and IBU Cups before the Olympics. Susan was in Oberhof, Germany this past weekend for the World Cup there, and Hannah competed in the IBU Cup in Ridnaun, Italy, which will be used for Olympic selection.

Susan raced a 7.5k sprint and a 10k pursuit in Oberhof. She was the top American woman in both races and had two really consistent races. In Friday’s sprint race she finished 32nd with 4 misses, 2 in prone and 2 in standing. Unfortunately she just missed qualifying for Sunday’s mass start, as only the top 30 get a start position. However, she was able to move up to 25th place in Saturday’s pursuit race and cleaned the first two stages ... go arrow

Biathletes Dreissigacker and Dunklee back in Europe after

After a short break directly after the World Cups in Annecy, both Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker are back in Europe competing in the last few World Cup and IBU Cups before the Olympics. ... go arrow

Clare Egan on top of the podium for the 7.5k sprint in Mt. Itasca. Tracy Barnes L, Katrina Howe R

GRP Biathletes Compete at IBU Cup Trials in Mt. Itasca

It has been a few weeks since the GRP biathletes returned from their December trials races in Mt. Itasca, MN, but in light of some great performances from the crew, we decided that they needed some belated news coverage. The trials were a four race series with three sprint (7.5k/10k) competitions and one mass start. One woman and two men were selected from the trials to compete at an IBU Cup in Ridnaun, Italy, in hopes of making the Olympic team. GRP biathlete Clare Egan had some great results at trials and just narrowly missed the IBU Cup selection. Here’s the rundown of the week’s races.

Saturday, December 14th- 10k/7.5k Sprint 

It was freezing cold in Mt. Itasca for the first sprint competition, but the organizers managed to pull off a sprint competition, 10k for the men and ... go arrow

GRP Biathletes Compete at IBU Cup Trials in Mt. Itasca

It has been a few weeks since the GRP biathletes returned from their December trials races in Mt. Itasca, MN, but in light of some great performances from the crew, we decided that they needed some ... go arrow

The GRP team training at Soldier Hollow. (L to R) Pete, Andrew, Liz, Alex, Gordon

GRP Skiers Prepped for US Senior Nationals in Soldier

Eight of the GRP skiers are in Midway, UT getting ready to race at US Senior Nationals starting tomorrow, January 4th. Not only are national championships on the line, but the races will be used to pick the U23 World Championship Team which will compete in Val di Fiemme, Italy later this month. The races will also influence Olympic team selection, so there is a lot on the line! GRP athletes Liz Guiney, Jake Barton, Andrew Dougherty, and Pete Hegman are all eligible for U23’s, so they will be looking for top results against the country’s best U23 racers. Caitlin Patterson, Patrick O’Brien, Alex Schulz, and Gordon Vermeer, all over 23, will be looking for overall podium positions in the 4 race series. Look for Patrick and Alex to duke it out in the two sprints, and Gordon to break through in a distance race. ... go arrow

GRP Skiers Prepped for US Senior Nationals in Soldier

Eight of the GRP skiers are in Midway, UT getting ready to race at US Senior Nationals starting tomorrow, January 4th. Not only are national championships on the line, but the races will be used to ... go arrow

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Register NOW: Marathon price hike tomorrow

Thinking about the 2014 Craftsbury Marathon? We are! Today is the last day to register at the cheapest rate:  the low rate of only $60 for adults, $30 for students ends TONIGHT at midnight. So before you start your revelry, lock in your entertainment for February 1:  it's going to be another great year, sign up now!

Register now at Skireg

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Register NOW: Marathon price hike tomorrow

Thinking about the 2014 Craftsbury Marathon? We are! Today is the last day to register at the cheapest rate:  the low rate of only $60 for adults, $30 for students ends TONIGHT at midnight. So ... go arrow

With the renovation of the Public House, skiers will have yet another destination.

Craftsbury Inn to become Craftsbury Public House

Thanks to collaboration between the owners of the Craftsbury Inn, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the Craftsbury Inn (in Craftsbury Village) will soon be restored and will take on a new life as the Craftsbury Public House. It will offer community gathering space, exhibition/performance space, accommodations and a Pub. The grounds will become a community park, and it will serve as a village trailhead for the ski trails between Highland Lodge and the Outdoor Center.

The Craftsbury Public House was built by Amasa Scott, a successful merchant, as his private residence. An advocate for Craftsbury Village, in the 1850’s Amasa built the prominent building, and donated land and lent funds to build the town hall in the village to bolster its standing as center of discourse and ... go arrow

Craftsbury Inn to become Craftsbury Public House

Thanks to collaboration between the owners of the Craftsbury Inn, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the Craftsbury Inn (in Craftsbury Village) will soon be ... go arrow

Ida Sargent in the start for the classic sprint in Asiago. Photo Austin Caldwell

Sargent breaks through with 10th in Asiago, Italy

A double classic sprint weekend? Sounds like a dream come true for Ida Sargent, a classic sprint specialist (who also holds her own in distance and skate sprints!). But this past World Cup weekend in Asiago, Italy offered an individual classic sprint and a team sprint, and Ida made the most of it with some strong results.

Saturday was the individual sprint, and Ida started the day with a 21st in qualification. She was one of four US women to make the heats, with Sadie Bjornsen qualifying in 5th, Vermonter Sophie Caldwell in 25th, and Kikkan Randall in 27th. However, Ida was the only US Woman to advance out of her quarterfinal. She was third in that race, which was enough to earn her a lucky loser spot and a semifinal start. In her semi, Ida matched up against eventual winner Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland. Ida took 5th ... go arrow

Sargent breaks through with 10th in Asiago, Italy

A double classic sprint weekend? Sounds like a dream come true for Ida Sargent, a classic sprint specialist (who also holds her own in distance and skate sprints!). But this past World Cup weekend ... go arrow

Anders Hanson (left) of Craftsbury Nordic took 3rd place in the U-16 boys' heats.

Eastern Cup Freestyle Sprint

Over 350 racers competed today at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Day One of the TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup Opener weekend. Despite dreadful weather characterized by rain in the low 30's, athletes celebrated the solstice with a freestyle sprint on the beautifully-groomed man-made loop. Following the morning qualifier races, there were full sprint heats for U-16, U-20 and Open categories.

A HUGE and exceptional thanks to all coaches, parents, spectators, and above all, our steadfast volunteers, for not only braving the storm but maintaining a very spirited race environment throughout the whole day, which ran from well before 9:30am to well after 4pm. 

Top prizes for the day in the U-16 category went to Leah Brams of Cambridge Sports Union (CSU) and Forrest Hamilton ... go arrow

Eastern Cup Freestyle Sprint

Over 350 racers competed today at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Day One of the TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup Opener weekend. Despite dreadful weather characterized by rain in the low 30's, athletes ... go arrow

Hannah Dreissigacker racing in Annecy-Le Grand this past weekend. Photo Detlef Eckert

Dunklee and Dreissigacker at IBU World Cup 3 in Annecy- Le

Last weekend, when the US Women’s Biathlon team finished 8th in the 4x6k relay in Hochfilzen, Austria, it was a historic result. Fast forward to the past weekend in Annecy- Le Grand, France, where the women’s relay took 8th place again. This time, the result wasn’t a historic best, but rather an indication of what is possible. The US team of Susan Dunklee, Sara Studebaker, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Annelies Cook is hungry for more, and they know it is within reach. They saw the Canadian team take 4th in the very same relay so they know what it will take to get a top result. In Friday’s relay, both GRP athletes Susan and Hannah had great results. Susan is settling into the scramble leg nicely for the second weekend in a row, and in her leg she only used one spare to keep the US team within 33 seconds ... go arrow

Dunklee and Dreissigacker at IBU World Cup 3 in Annecy- Le

Last weekend, when the US Women’s Biathlon team finished 8th in the 4x6k relay in Hochfilzen, Austria, it was a historic result. Fast forward to the past weekend in Annecy- Le Grand, France ... go arrow

Ida Sargent tearing it up training in Lillehammer, Norway last week. Photo USSA Nordic

Sargent continues World Cup run in Davos, Switzerland

Usually it is the men’s sprint field that is only separated by a few seconds in qualifying, meaning that it only takes one slip or mistake to miss out on the top 30 and a qualifying spot in the rounds. It may be an indication of how strong the women’s World Cup field is right now, but on Sunday in Davos, Switzerland it was the women who were packed into the results sheet. Only a little over 3 seconds separated the top qualifier, Denise Herrmann of Germany, from the 30th. In comparison, the men’s field was much more strung out, with 6 seconds between the fastest qualifier and 30th place.

GRP athlete Ida Sargent has had a successful run in sprints this season, with a 13th in the first skate sprint in Beitostolen and 16th in the classic at Kuusamo. In Davos though, just a few mistakes landed her in 41st ... go arrow

Sargent continues World Cup run in Davos, Switzerland

Usually it is the men’s sprint field that is only separated by a few seconds in qualifying, meaning that it only takes one slip or mistake to miss out on the top 30 and a qualifying spot in ... go arrow

Sophia leading class during warmer times.

Craftsbury Center Yoga during the Holidays

Ok yogi bears! We want to make sure we keep you limber through the polar months, but have a couple of updates you'll want to be aware of to ensure that you make your classes.

We will continue to offer the three weekly classes: Wednesday at 5:30pm, Thursday at 3:30pm, and Sunday at 10:30am. HOWEVER, the Sunday class will be held an hour earlier at 9:30am starting December 29, 2013 through February of 2014. Additionally, be prepared for the Thursday afternoon classes to shift locations to the Yurt behind Cedar Lodge when there are scheduling issues.

Lastly, we unfortunately do have to cancel a few classes due to the holidays. The following classes will NOT be happening:

December 22, 2013
December 25, 2013
December 26, 2013
January 1, 2014
January 2, 2014
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Craftsbury Center Yoga during the Holidays

Ok yogi bears! We want to make sure we keep you limber through the polar months, but have a couple of updates you'll want to be aware of to ensure that you make your classes.We will continue to ... go arrow

Zach Caldwell leads campers through the finer points of ski prep.

2013 Craftsbury Masters Camp Recap

Thanks to NENSA's Janice Sibilia for sharing her recap of last weekend's Masters Camp - hopefully the first of many more camps to come!

The inaugural Craftsbury masters camp was a huge success! More than 20 master skiers came out to get tips on technique, strength and range of motion training, flexibility, and waxing. Both the skiing and the enthusiasm were fabulous, contributing to a fun and informative weekend for all.

The camp kicked off Thursday afternoon with a yoga session and a chance to get the ski legs going. Dinner was followed by a presentation about Training for Cross Country Skiers, led by Pepa Miloucheva.

On Friday morning campers received much welcomed help getting prepped for classic skiing. With everyone waxed up and ready to go, the group was introduced to the ... go arrow

2013 Craftsbury Masters Camp Recap

Thanks to NENSA's Janice Sibilia for sharing her recap of last weekend's Masters Camp - hopefully the first of many more camps to come!The inaugural Craftsbury masters camp was a huge success! More ... go arrow

Craftsbury Signs On As Official NENSA Sponsor

NENSA and Craftsbury have formalized a long-standing collaboration, aligning Craftsbury as a NENSA sponsor for the coming season. With this partnership, NENSA recognizes Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s services, facilities and tradition of excellent programming as a key asset for the New England Nordic community. Craftsbury will continue to welcome the NENSA community to their growing facilities and will offer special deals to NENSA members for select programs. In addition to their direct sponsorship support of NENSA and providing excellent training opportunities, Craftsbury Outdoor Center will continue to host some of the most exciting racing in New England with the NENSA Eastern Cup Opener, the famous Craftsbury Marathon, Craftsbury GRP Spring Tour, and a national SuperTour event this February.

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Craftsbury Signs On As Official NENSA Sponsor

NENSA and Craftsbury have formalized a long-standing collaboration, aligning Craftsbury as a NENSA sponsor for the coming season. With this partnership, NENSA recognizes Craftsbury Outdoor ... go arrow

Tri-promoter extraordinaire Keith W during a ski leg in an early Tri iteration.

Winter Tri #1 Results

A small, but dedicated core of multi-sport athletes contested our first winter tri. The course designer/race promoter took the win (hmm...) over the Green Racing Project's Phil Grisdela and COC member Matt Moody. Thanks to all for coming out, and don't miss our next Tri, January 5th. We're hoping for a Snowshoe/Ski/Skate! Stay tuned!

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Winter Tri #1 Results

A small, but dedicated core of multi-sport athletes contested our first winter tri. The course designer/race promoter took the win (hmm...) over the Green Racing Project's Phil Grisdela and COC ... go arrow

Susan in the opening leg of the women's relay in Hochfilzen. Photo Fasterskier

GRP Biathletes at IBU World Cups in Sweden and Austria

Both Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee have been over in Europe representing the Green Racing Project for the last couple of weeks on the IBU World Cup. We’re a bit behind in our coverage, but these ladies have been skiing hard in the opening races and showing a lot of promise for the rest of the season. Here is a rundown of everything you may have missed, starting with the opening World Cups in Oestersund, Sweden and then on to the next stop in Hochfilzen, Austria. Susan and Hannah are both currently in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France for the 3rd World Cup so stay tuned for coverage of those races!

Oestersund, Sweden

Sunday, November 24th – 2x6k + 2x7.5k Mixed Relay

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GRP Biathletes at IBU World Cups in Sweden and Austria

Both Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee have been over in Europe representing the Green Racing Project for the last couple of weeks on the IBU World Cup. We’re a bit behind in our ... go arrow

Member's Race Suits and Jackets are in!

That's right! If you ordered a Race Suit before the November 15th deadline, your suit and/or jacket has arrived. As a reminder, here is the breakdown for pricing:

Buying:

Race suit and Jacket- $205

Race suit- $120

Jacket- $100

 

Renting:

Race suit and Jacket- $60

Race Suit- $40

Jacket- $30

 

Please note that if you are renting, you need to write a full-price deposit dated April 30th. See Zach Russo to bring your suit home in time for the next Tuesday Race! You can contact him at zach.russo@craftsbury.com, or find him at the Touring Center between 4:30 and 5 Tuesday through Friday and most of the day Saturday and Sunday.

 

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Member's Race Suits and Jackets are in!

That's right! If you ordered a Race Suit before the November 15th deadline, your suit and/or jacket has arrived. As a reminder, here is the breakdown for pricing:Buying:Race suit and Jacket- ... go arrow

The snow quarry while the groomers spread out Lemon's and Wilbur's.

Another Busy Weekend at Craftsbury

We had a great time seeing lots of skiers last weekend at our Demo Day. It seemed like every skier on Sunday demoed at least one pair of skis - that's a lot of mileage! This was also the biggest showing of sales reps and retailers at our Demo event ever, with even more expected to participate next year. If you missed the opportunity to demo skis, boots or poles this weekend, we understand retailers such as Caldwell Sports may offer another demo opportunity at next weekend's Eastern Cup Race (December 21/22).

But we're getting ahead of ourselves, because we have lots on tap this weekend. Our masters camp gets underway this afternoon with a full ... go arrow

Another Busy Weekend at Craftsbury

We had a great time seeing lots of skiers last weekend at our Demo Day. It seemed like every skier on Sunday demoed at least one pair of skis - that's a lot of mileage! This was also the biggest ... go arrow

A Pink Storm after the Relay, in which the US Women placed 3rd and 12th. Photo Kikkan Randall

Sargent at World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back in action for the second weekend of World Cup racing in Lillehammer, Norway, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. For many World Cup skiers, it was their first time racing a World Cup in Lillehammer, which is back on the circuit after a long break. The weekend brought an individual start distance classic and a relay, notable because it is the first and only relay event before the Olympics in February.

In Saturday’s 10k classic, Sargent was hoping to break into the top 30 and ultimately finished just outside in 39th. Sargent is a strong classic skier, but may have lacked a little pop after a tiring last weekend in Kuusamo. The US Women had another great day, as Sadie Bjornsen matched her 7th place result in the 5k classic from last weekend, proving it was no fluke. She also had the ... go arrow

Sargent at World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back in action for the second weekend of World Cup racing in Lillehammer, Norway, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. For many World Cup skiers, it was their first time ... go arrow

Start of the women's 10k Classic Mass Start on Sunday, photo Bridger Ski Foundation

GRP at USSA SuperTour in Bozeman, Montana

Caitlin Patterson once again led the GRP skiers at the second SuperTour series just up the road in Bozeman, MT. The most striking aspect of the race weekend was the cold; temperatures never climbed above zero degrees Fahrenheit. The legal FIS limit for racing is -20C (-4F), so it was touch and go whether the organizers would be able to hold the event. The first race, a classic sprint scheduled for Saturday, was cancelled as the temperature around race time was still -15F with no signs of warming. Unfortunately they were not able to reschedule the classic sprint, and on a sparse SuperTour schedule, this means that the competition for SuperTour points, and ultimately World Cup Start rights, will be even closer.

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GRP at USSA SuperTour in Bozeman, Montana

Caitlin Patterson once again led the GRP skiers at the second SuperTour series just up the road in Bozeman, MT. The most striking aspect of the race weekend was the cold; temperatures never climbed ... go arrow

Caitlin and Liz training in West Yellowstone prior to the Bozeman SuperTour races

GRP Ski Bozeman SuperTour Preview

We didn’t get around to posting a SuperTour preview for the Bozeman races, but since today’s classic sprint was cancelled due to temperatures below the legal FIS limit, we figured there is still time! Here’s the update on the Montana GRP skier contingent’s weekend races.

The name of the game at the Bohart Ski Trails is surviving the cold. Actually, frigid may be a better word for it. With temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit all week, there has been an off chance that the organizers wouldn’t be able to hold the races as planned, a classic sprint Saturday and mass start classic Sunday. They pushed back the start time Saturday until noon, but it wasn’t quite enough and the temperature around 11 a.m. was still -15F, so the jury chose to cancel the classic sprint, with no word on ... go arrow

GRP Ski Bozeman SuperTour Preview

We didn’t get around to posting a SuperTour preview for the Bozeman races, but since today’s classic sprint was cancelled due to temperatures below the legal FIS limit, we figured there ... go arrow

Craftsbury member Matt Moody competes in the first winter Tri.

Winter Tri #1 - December 15

Another winter of Keith Woodward flavored multi-sport madness kicks off on Sunday, December 15, 11:00am. This event will be run/bike/ski, at approximate distances of 4/8/6k. In the event of limited terrain, the run and bike legs may be on dirt.

Entry:
Registration is online via SkiReg.com

$10 for Craftsbury Members
$20 all others
FREE to Craftsbury Houseguests (Complete paperwork in the office upon arrival, OR request coupon code with your reservation paperwork for online reg)

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Winter Tri #1 - December 15

Another winter of Keith Woodward flavored multi-sport madness kicks off on Sunday, December 15, 11:00am. This event will be run/bike/ski, at approximate distances of 4/8/6k. In the event of limited ... go arrow

Callie Young putting her new Fischers to good use during last week's Opener.

Demo Day this Sunday

Our annual Demo Day is this coming Sunday, December 8th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Come check out new equipment from cross-country ski industry reps and retailers trailside! Right now we have 17k of our core trails open with natural snow cover, plus 2k of perfect conditions on the man-made loop. Whether you want to come enjoy first tracks of the season on your old faithful skis, or try out some of the latest ski technology, this Sunday at the Outdoor Center is the time and place.

Right now we can confirm appearances from Fischer, Caldwell Sport, and START wax and poles as well as others. We are hoping to have skis, boots, poles, clothing, and even snow-bikes available for people to try out.

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Demo Day this Sunday

Our annual Demo Day is this coming Sunday, December 8th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Come check out new equipment from cross-country ski industry reps and retailers trailside! Right now we have 17k ... go arrow

Tues races are a low-key way to test yourself against a variety of competitors, like Adrian Owens.

Tuesday Night Ski Races underway!

There may not be lots of snow where you live, but we're well into winter here at Craftsbury. Today's harbinger? The start of the 13-14 Tuesday night XC Ski race series!

As was the case last year, we will offer both a traditional race option and a self-timed version - both counting toward the overall points series. The traditional race option begins with registration at 3:30pm, and races kicking off at 4:00pm.

The self-timed category allows those whose schedules can't fit the race start time to participate in our regularly scheduled event to join the fun. Your results will be included with the rest of the competitors and posted the next day on our website. Just like the summer, we will offer season long prizes for both overall and age group results, based on points from each event.

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Tuesday Night Ski Races underway!

There may not be lots of snow where you live, but we're well into winter here at Craftsbury. Today's harbinger? The start of the 13-14 Tuesday night XC Ski race series!As was the case last year, we ... go arrow

CSU's Alex Jospe leads UNH's Teagan Yutrzenka up chip hill, en route to 4th and 3rd repectively.

Opener Results - Now w/BKL

UPDATE:  now w/BKL results and pictures.

We were thrilled to kick off the winter race season with close to 150 racers from BKL to M10s! BKL did ~3k in a mass start, while U16 boys and girls did ~4.5k, over 16s did ~7.5k.

Temps started cool, but warmed through the day. The course held up well, but did soften:  where one would've selected a firm ski in the am, by the time the U16 girls took the course, something with more splay may have been more suitable.

Congrats to our podiums:
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1 AKEO MAIFELD-CARUCCI Harvard University 0:18:06.0
2 PER LINDGREN, UNH 0:18:17.4, 0:11.5
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Opener Results - Now w/BKL

UPDATE:  now w/BKL results and pictures.We were thrilled to kick off the winter race season with close to 150 racers from BKL to M10s! BKL did ~3k in a mass start, while U16 boys and girls did ... go arrow

Ida Sargent racing in the classic sprint in Kuusamo last season. Photo Salomon/Nordic Focus

GRP at the first World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland

Ida Sargent kicked off the first World Cup weekend in Kuusamo with some solid finishes and an indication of a lot more to come as the season progresses. Friday’s race was a classic sprint, one of Sargent’s best events, and she qualified for the rounds in 18th position. In her quarterfinal she matched up against some of the world’s best including last year’s overall World Cup winner Justyna Kowalczyk and Norwegian star Astrid Jacobsen. In a blazing finishing sprint Sargent nearly took 2nd place and an automatic spot in the semifinals, but missed it by less than a boot length to the other Ida (Ingemarsdotter) of Sweden. Perhaps bigger boots next time? Sargent didn’t advance out of her quarter, and ended the day in 16th place overall. Other top American finishes included Sadie Bjornsen’s 3rd ... go arrow

GRP at the first World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland

Ida Sargent kicked off the first World Cup weekend in Kuusamo with some solid finishes and an indication of a lot more to come as the season progresses. Friday’s race was a classic sprint, one ... go arrow

[L to R] Kate Fitzgerald(APU), Caitlin Gregg(Team Gregg), Caitlin Patterson, Sylvia Nordskar(DU)

Patterson's 2nd Place Highlights GRP Weekend in West

Sunday’s skate distance race was a battle of the Caitlins, with GRP skier Caitlin Patterson and Team Gregg’s Caitlin Gregg duking it out for 1st and 2nd in the 10k individual start. Ultimately Gregg took the victory, but Patterson fought hard until the end to hold off APU skier Kate Fitzgerald and secure the second podium position. Patterson’s 2nd place was the top result for the Green Team in their first SuperTour weekend, but it was backed by solid finishes from the other GRP members. Liz Guiney was 12th in the same race, and she ended up in the middle of a large group of women that all finished within 30 seconds of each other. In the men’s race Andrew Dougherty took 14th place, 1:42 behind race winner Mads Strøem from Colorado University. Not far behind, Pete Hegman and Gordon Vermeer ... go arrow

Patterson's 2nd Place Highlights GRP Weekend in West

Sunday’s skate distance race was a battle of the Caitlins, with GRP skier Caitlin Patterson and Team Gregg’s Caitlin Gregg duking it out for 1st and 2nd in the 10k individual start. ... go arrow

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Opener Course & Start Info

Course:
Here is the Course Map for tomorrow's Craftsbury Opener. Start and finish are in the lower field. From the start, racers head up the gradual "Coaching Hill", straight across the upper field and into the woods. Then the course follows the man-made loop around Lemon's Haunt. Upon arriving back in the lower field, racers take an immediate left up the steep "Chip Hill", and then wind around back down Coaches Hill, keeping right (2-way traffic here!) Skiers will then enter the "Biathlon Loop" going counter clockwise, and take a wider radius for the lap, but a tighter radius to finish under the wooden arch.

Laps:
BKL: 2 laps
U-16: 3 laps
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Opener Course & Start Info

Course:Here is the Course Map for tomorrow's Craftsbury Opener. Start and finish are in the lower field. From the start, racers head up the gradual "Coaching Hill", straight across the upper field ... go arrow

GRP Men Alex, Gordon, Jake, and Pete (L to R) training on the West Yellowstone trails

GRP Skiers West Yellowstone SuperTour Preview

The first SuperTour races of the 2013-2014 cross country skiing season kick off this Friday and Saturday in West Yellowstone, MT. The Green Racing Project has a strong contingent of skiers in West ready to compete in a skate sprint and individual start 10k/15k skate race this weekend. Friday’s sprint is short and fairly flat, almost guaranteeing a full-out drag race in the heats. All of the GRP men will be aiming to make the heats in a strong field with athletes from APU, Sun Valley, Stratton T2, Team Homegrown, and various other elite club and colleges. Look for Pat O’Brien, Gordon Vermeer, and Alex Schulz especially to lay down some fast times on the 1.3k course. On the women’s side, Caitlin Patterson will be looking to repeat or improve upon her 3rd place finish in last ... go arrow

GRP Skiers West Yellowstone SuperTour Preview

The first SuperTour races of the 2013-2014 cross country skiing season kick off this Friday and Saturday in West Yellowstone, MT. The Green Racing Project has a strong contingent of skiers in West ... go arrow

Pic of Ida and Sadie courtesy Flyingpointroad.com from 2012's World Cup opener in Sjusjøen, Norway.

GRP in Beitostolen, Norway

GRP/USST athlete Ida Sargent had a successful weekend at the FIS Opener in Beitostølen, Norway. The race weekend was a chance for the US skiers to shake out the cobwebs and go hard before the first World Cups of the season this weekend in Kuusamo, Finland. The field was mostly Norwegian skiers, with a few Slovenian women in attendance. Sargent placed 29th in Friday’s 10k classic individual start in an impressive showing which had all 7 US Women in the top 30. The highlight of the day for the US was Sadie Bjornsen’s 5th place finish, coming the day after her 24th birthday. Sargent was happy with her result, stating the importance of dialing in her race routine and getting back the sensations of racing before the World Cup next weekend.

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GRP in Beitostolen, Norway

GRP/USST athlete Ida Sargent had a successful weekend at the FIS Opener in Beitostølen, Norway. The race weekend was a chance for the US skiers to shake out the cobwebs and go hard before the ... go arrow

Registration for 14-15 Opens Monday

Want to reserve your winter '14-15 Craftsbury getaway? We'll be opening our books for your reservations starting Monday, December 2nd at 8:30am for current reservation holders. Call 802-586-7767 to reserve. No existing reservation for this winter? Call us Monday, December 9th and lockdown your spot for next winter at that time. See this winter's rates here.

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Registration for 14-15 Opens Monday

Want to reserve your winter '14-15 Craftsbury getaway? We'll be opening our books for your reservations starting Monday, December 2nd at 8:30am for current reservation holders. Call 802-586-7767 to ... go arrow

Ethan Dreissigacker during the '12 Opener. Photo - Mike Sibilia

Craftsbury Opener this Sunday!

Ready to get on snow? Registration for the 2013 Craftsbury Opener ski race is available now online at SkiReg.

This year's Opener will take place on Sunday, December 1st, as we wrap up our Thanksgiving Training Week. We're planning on 10k for men and women, 5k for juniors, and ~2k for BKL, all freestyle technique. Check out our Craftsbury Opener page for full details and the latest information.

Race entry is FREE to Craftsbury houseguests. Even better news? We're waiving our standard lodging cancellation policy for the period of November 22 to December 20. We're skiers too, and ... go arrow

Craftsbury Opener this Sunday!

Ready to get on snow? Registration for the 2013 Craftsbury Opener ski race is available now online at SkiReg.This year's Opener will take place on Sunday, December 1st, as we wrap up our ... go arrow

Ugly weather = No Yoga tonight

Regrettably, bad driving means no yoga tonight. Stretch out next to the woodstove tonight!

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Ugly weather = No Yoga tonight

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Try Biathlon this Saturday!

 

The Outdoor Center boasts the earliest on-snow biathlon training in New England. Our new and improved mini-range is comprised of four standard biathlon targets and is situated right on the man-made loop on the lower soccer field. At Saturday's free clinic, GRP Biathletes Mike Gibson, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Clare Egan, along with US Biathlon development coach, Algis Shalna, will provide safety instruction and coaching for all those who want to try their hand at biathlon. Bring your ski equipment; we'll provide rifles and ammunition. The clinic will start at 2:00pm and wrap up by 3:30pm.

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Try Biathlon this Saturday!

 The Outdoor Center boasts the earliest on-snow biathlon training in New England. Our new and improved mini-range is comprised of four standard biathlon targets and is situated right ... go arrow

Training Hill, open for business.

Craftsbury Opens for the '13-14 Ski Season

We'll be open on our ~600m ribbon of snow tomorrow morning! The ribbon is not presently tracked, but is over a foot deep of the COC snowmaker’s finest.

Despite some warm days and downpours, we’ve enjoyed some good snowmaking weather in the past week. Current forecasts have us in good shape to blow a significant amount of snow in the coming week or so. Our goal is to have our traditional early season loop extended through the woods by the beginning of the week. The loop will be busy with groups and teams throughout Thanksgiving week and beyond as we have a number of upcoming events like the Craftsbury Opener, Demo Days and the early season Masters’ Camp.

While we’re eager for everyone to come join us in the coming days, we urge skiers to use caution:  we are making more ... go arrow

Craftsbury Opens for the '13-14 Ski Season

We'll be open on our ~600m ribbon of snow tomorrow morning! The ribbon is not presently tracked, but is over a foot deep of the COC snowmaker’s finest. Despite some warm days and downpours ... go arrow

Evergreen VT master skier Perry Bland getting it done during the Marathon.

Under a month until Masters' Camp

Get your best season yet underway with our December 12-15 training camp. Participants will get three days on snow (four if you get to campus early enough on Thursday) full of instruction from Craftsbury GRP's Pepa Miloucheva, NENSA's Janice Sibilia, GRP athletes, and Craftsbury coaches. The curriculum consists of technique drills, longer base-building skis, video review to reinforce technical points, flexibility and yoga, plus lots of presentations by the coaching staff on a range of topics including strength, program personalization, and nutrition. The weekend won't be all work though: there'll be plenty of time for relaxing with your fellow campers and staff, enjoying sumptuous meals in our Vermont Fresh Network Dining Hall (included in the full price camp), trying some biathlon, gear demo opportunities, and ... go arrow

Under a month until Masters' Camp

Get your best season yet underway with our December 12-15 training camp. Participants will get three days on snow (four if you get to campus early enough on Thursday) full of instruction from ... go arrow

Josh Konieczny during his winning '13 Speed Order. From USRowing Flickr - http://bit.ly/17Ufb5c

'13 Fall East Coast Speed Order

As the GRP ski team took to snow for the first time this season, the GRP rowers travelled down to Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the USRowing Fall Speed Order for their last rowing race of 2013. The speed order consisted of a 6 km erg piece indoors on Saturday that determined the start order of a 4.25 km time trial on Lake Carnegie in singles and pairs on Sunday. Last year GRP rowers won both the men’s heavyweight and lightweight singles and the squad was looking to build on that performance for this year.

Racing kicked off on Saturday with the 6km erg test to determine the start order for Sunday’s time trial on the water. Josh Konieczny led the group with the top score in the lightweight division, almost 10 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Steve Whelpley was the top heavyweight ... go arrow

'13 Fall East Coast Speed Order

As the GRP ski team took to snow for the first time this season, the GRP rowers travelled down to Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the USRowing Fall Speed Order for their last rowing race of ... go arrow

Just Added: Masters Wax Clinic Tomorrow!

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Just Added: Masters Wax Clinic Tomorrow!

We're pleased to announce that we'll be offering an additional Wax Clinic tomorrow, Thursday, November 14, 4:15pm. Craftsbury Masters program participants' opportunity to learn from GRP wax tech ... go arrow

Ida Sargent during last year's Sjusjoen World Cup. Photo courtesy - flyingpointroad.com

Tomorrow - NNF Drive for 25 Slideshow at Craftsbury

UPDATE:  We hope that you'll join us tonight, however we mis-understood Ida's schedule, and she won't be part of tonight's event. (She's gearing up for being in Europe for the next 5 months, I guess she gets a pass...) Liz will still be presenting, likely joined by Andrew Dougherty. Hope you can make it!

Join us tomorrow night, Thursday, November 14, in the Touring Center after the wax clinic (approximately 5:30 or so) as Ida Sargent and Liz Guiney presents a short slide show. The GRP pair will talk share some of their international ski racing experiences and explain how the National Nordic Foundation (NNF) has been providing a growing amount of support for US Skiers (including quite a few of our Craftsbury skiers). NNF is just about to ... go arrow

Tomorrow - NNF Drive for 25 Slideshow at Craftsbury

UPDATE:  We hope that you'll join us tonight, however we mis-understood Ida's schedule, and she won't be part of tonight's event. (She's gearing up for being in Europe for the next 5 months, I ... go arrow

Stowe Nordic's Carol Van Dyke giving the other M6 women what for in the 2012 Opener.

New Masters' Program for 13-14 Winter

We're excited to formally announce a new training opportunity for our masters' members:  Competitive Masters Racer Training. We'll be hosting indoor dryland sessions Tuesday nights at 5:30pm until early December, outdoor sessions Wednesdays at 3:30pm throughout the fall and winter. Designed for masters skiers who plan to do some amount of racing. You can register for this program, along with our other programs for all ages and abilities, over at skireg.

 

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New Masters' Program for 13-14 Winter

We're excited to formally announce a new training opportunity for our masters' members:  Competitive Masters Racer Training. We'll be hosting indoor dryland sessions Tuesday nights at 5:30pm ... go arrow

Go Green this winter with new Craftsbury kit!

Nov 15. Deadline for Pre-Season Uniform Order

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Nov 15. Deadline for Pre-Season Uniform Order

The end is near NOW for pre-season uniform orders! The order window for the new race suits and jackets closes today, November 15 - while limited supply will be available in-season, if you want the ... go arrow

Fall Speed Order coming up this weekend

As the fall draws to a close and the Outdoor Center prepares for the coming ski season, the GRP rowers gear up for one last race in 2013. This weekend is the USRowing Fall Speed Order in Princeton, NJ, an opportunity for aspiring and current national team athletes to compete and see the results of the fall training. There are over 100 athletes competing in singles and pairs this weekend with a 6k erg on Saturday November 9th and a three-mile head race on Lake Carnegie Sunday November 10th. Last year was a big success for the GRP with John Graves winning the men’s single ahead of Steve Whelpley in second place while Hugh McAdam took home the first spot for the lightweights. (Check out last year’s results go arrow

Fall Speed Order coming up this weekend

As the fall draws to a close and the Outdoor Center prepares for the coming ski season, the GRP rowers gear up for one last race in 2013. This weekend is the USRowing Fall Speed Order in Princeton ... go arrow

Running through the green tunnel of a Vermont Summer.

2014 Running Camps Registration Open

Is it ever too early to sign up for the 2014 docket of running camps? We think not! Next summer will be here before we know it, and the quiet roads and peaceful scenes of Vermont await. Registration is online now and spots will go quickly, so don’t wait to sign up for your favorite camp. Our schedule has something for everyone, from weeklong training getaways for marathoners, high school runners, and masters, to the fall foliage and running weekends in September. There are also options for avid runners who want to try out sculling, or vice versa! Check out the full schedule to see all of the camps offered in 2014 at the Center.

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2014 Running Camps Registration Open

Is it ever too early to sign up for the 2014 docket of running camps? We think not! Next summer will be here before we know it, and the quiet roads and peaceful scenes of Vermont await. Registration ... go arrow

BKLers Quincy Massey-Bierman and Jack Young show off their hardware at the snowy 2013 BKL festival.

13-14 Winter Ski Programming

Now that you've gotten your membership up to date, lock in your ski programming registration for the winter. We offer annual members great ski training and coaching for skiers of all ages to train, learn technique, improve - and just have a blast on snow all winter long! 2013-14 programming information is here, and registration for same is now online.

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13-14 Winter Ski Programming

Now that you've gotten your membership up to date, lock in your ski programming registration for the winter. We offer annual members great ski training and coaching for skiers of all ages to train ... go arrow

And...GO! 2012 skiers explode from the Marathon starting line.

2014 Marathon Registration is OPEN

Another sign of impending winter:  registration for the 33rd annual Craftsbury Ski Marathon is OPEN! Head over to SkiReg to sign up now! Entries are never cheaper than what they are now:  adults ski for only $60, students $30. Again this year, we're doing a deal for BKL skiers who enter the Marathon with a full price adult - only $5! (discount applied during checkout)

Sign up now and spread the word about the point to point Craftsbury Marathon coming this February 1st!

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2014 Marathon Registration is OPEN

Another sign of impending winter:  registration for the 33rd annual Craftsbury Ski Marathon is OPEN! Head over to SkiReg to sign up now! Entries are never cheaper than what they are now:  ... go arrow

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Volunteers are the key to successful events like the Craftsbury Marathon.

Volunteering at Craftsbury 13-14

Winter is coming! We’re hoping for a good old-fashioned snowy one. We’ve got a number of exciting races on the schedule for this winter, and we wanted to give all our dedicated volunteers an early look at the calendar in hopes that you’ll be able to join us for some or all of these events.

And as small tokens of thanks, we are working on putting together a few items of winter wear to keep you warm, make you more recognizable as a volunteer. If you expect to be able to help out with at least two of these race weekends, we will keep you even warmer!! Please let us know of your interest and your top size so we can appropriately recognize your contributions.

December 21-22: NENSA Eastern Cup Opener—this race weekend kicks off the New England season. There will be a ... go arrow

Volunteering at Craftsbury 13-14

Winter is coming! We’re hoping for a good old-fashioned snowy one. We’ve got a number of exciting races on the schedule for this winter, and we wanted to give all our dedicated ... go arrow

Discounts on our popular local dinners are just one member benefit you'll earn when you renew.

Time to Renew your Annual Membership!

Seasons are changing, geese are flying south, woodpiles are neatly stacked and ready to go - must be time to sign up for or renew your annual membership to the Outdoor Center! Last season’s memberships expire this Thursday October 31st and winter is right around the corner, so you'll want to sign up today. By being a member of the Outdoor Center you have access so many great Center offerings, year round! This means unlimited use of the ski trails in the winter (also for running/biking in the summer); discounts on equipment rentals, meals yoga classes, crossfit, community fitness, as well as the popular Hosmer Community Rowing Club in the summer! Our member e-newsletter will keep you up to date on the goings-on at the Center, such as member events like cider pressing, hikes and training on the Concept2 ergometer led by ... go arrow

Time to Renew your Annual Membership!

Seasons are changing, geese are flying south, woodpiles are neatly stacked and ready to go - must be time to sign up for or renew your annual membership to the Outdoor Center! Last season’s ... go arrow

New Craftsbury Ski Coach

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Zach Russo for the position of junior nordic coach. Russo will be charge of the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club Junior program and will help out with some of the master’s and BKL ski programming as well, in addition to coaching the new Sterling College ski team.

Russo graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in the spring of 2013. At Clarkson he was a member of both the cross country running team and the nordic ski team which won the USCSA Championship in 2012 and was runner-up in 2013. He was also Nordic team captain for the 2012-2013 season. Prior to attending Clarkson, Russo skied and ran for Harwood Union ... go arrow

New Craftsbury Ski Coach

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Zach Russo for the position of junior nordic coach. Russo will be charge of the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club Junior program and will ... go arrow

We're excited to add QiGong to our offerings of practices like yoga.

New! QiGong Classes

We're excited to be adding QiGong to our life long fitness offerings for members and houseguests. Join Center massage practitioner Eleanor Kinsey Wednesdays at 7:30am, in Tamarack classroom. Qigong is the a movement practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation, loosely related to tai chi or yogic practices.

"My class includes standing movement forms, powerful breathing techniques, Taoist stretching, and meditation to help you feel connected to the Qi energy around us and within," explains Eleanor. "The slow movements, deep breathing, and visualization of these forms promotes a healthy flow of Qi and blood by relaxing the body and opening energy pathways and blood vessels." You can read ... go arrow

New! QiGong Classes

We're excited to be adding QiGong to our life long fitness offerings for members and houseguests. Join Center massage practitioner Eleanor Kinsey Wednesdays at 7:30am, in Tamarack classroom. Qigong ... go arrow