In accordance with a new FIS mandate, the Outdoor Center is working to expand the width of our race loops to meet FIS international trail criteria.
GRP athletes are assisting the Outdoor Center in the permitting and planning process for a new snow making system on the Upper and Lower Soccer Fields.
Over the past two summers, the Outdoor Center has gradually expanded its singletrack running and mountain biking trails.
We are designing a composting facility for the Center's dining hall to reduce the amount of waste being taken to landfills.
Easements and Conservation
The Center's trail system crosses many parcels of private land, and it is a goal to ensure that the trails will still exist far in the future.
General Lake Health
We monitor the water quality in Great Hosmer Pond and remove invasive milfoil growing in the water.
GRP athletes coach the junior ski program, as well as the Craftsbury Academy girls' soccer team.
Local Foods Project
Getting more local food into the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Dining Hall.
Space Heating Efficiency
The GRP is supporting the Center in its goal of having 80% of the energy for space heating be generated sustainably by 2012.
Kingdom Lakes Trail
We are working with a number of other groups to develop a trail network for inn-to-inn ski touring from Hardwick north to Barton.
Carbon Emission Inventory
Team 350 Challenge
Outdoor Masonry Oven
SuperTour Finals 2012
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center will host the SuperTour Finals and US Long Distance National Championships from March 24th-31st in 2012. These races will consist of a mini-tour stage format with a prologue, distance and sprint race, concluding with a hill climb at Jay Peak Resort. The final races of the week are the 30km/50km Mass Starts that will crown the National Champions of 2012 in the long distance event. GRP athletes are assisting in race organization, sponsorships, and social events. Join us the last week of March for an exciting conclusion to the 2011-12 season!
Craftsbury Outdoor Center Community Gatherings
An ongoing series of gatherings including guest speakers and seasonal activities. During summer 2009 astronomer Dr. Paul Spitzer led groups through a "tour" of the summer sky and Perseid's meteor shower and filmmaker Gail Osherenko showed "The Dark Side of the Loon," her film about wintering loons. During the winter, author and naturalist Bernd Heinrich joined us to talk about ultrarunning and discuss his book, "Why We Run." We're in the process of planning a slate of summer events for 2010, including a celebration of National Trails Day.
Youth Nordic Ski Camps
During the summer, Green Racing Project athletes host two separate week-long sessions for local aspiring Nordic skiers. Camps include an introduction to roller-skiing, orienteering, paddling, rowing, soccer, hiking, and an adventure race to cap off the week.
Craftsbury Spring Fling Weekend Race Tour
The GRP had some big ideas about expanding Craftsbury's usual Spring Fling race to a full weekend of Tour de Ski style racing. An early spring foiled our 2009 race series, but we're already planning the 2010 edition and hoping that the snow will cooperate with us a little bit better this time around. We had some of the country's top skiers commit to racing in 2009, so we hope they'll come back this year too!
Weekly Running Races
Starting in the beginning of June, the GRP will be hosting weekly trail running races every Wednesday evening. We hope to encourage more athletes from all over the Kingdom to get out and take advantage of our trails in the summer by providing a fun, low-key race venue for people to compete after work.