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|  November 2018  |
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US Cross Country Championships Are Coming to Craftsbury in 2019!

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to welcome the U.S. Nordic community to our little slice of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom for the 2019 U.S. Cross Country Championships presented by L.L. Bean. With national championship titles and start spots on the line for everything from the Junior World Championships in Lahti, Finland to the end-of-season World Cups in Quebec City, the racing action is sure to be fast and furious. 

Schedule:
January 3: 10/15k Classic Individual Start
January 4: 1.5k Classic Sprint
January 6: 20/30k Freestyle Mass Start (5/10k for juniors)
January 8: 1.5k Freestyle Sprint

January 5: Paralympic Sprint

Registration is now open on SkiReg, and it's not too early to sign up! The price goes up on December 19, and online registration will close on December 26. Otherwise, ...

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US Cross Country Championships Are Coming to Craftsbury in 2019!

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to welcome the U.S. Nordic community to our little slice of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom for the 2019 U.S. Cross Country Championships presented by L.L. Bean. With national ... go arrow

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2018 NENSA Eastern Cup Openers at Craftsbury

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is thrilled to welcome back the NENSA Eastern Cup Opener on December 22-23, 2018. The Opener is an all-freestyle affair this year, with a 1.5k sprint on Saturday, December 22, and a 5k mass start for women and U16 boys and a 10k mass start for men (U18+). Masters waves are back, heading off 5 minutes after the open mass start fields.

This season the Outdoor Center is hosting the U.S. Cross Country Championships two weeks after the Eastern Cup, so the Opener is serving as a dry run for two of the events coming up at the national championships. As such we are expecting larger-than-average fields for the EC Opener. There should be a large contingent of collegiate and elite skiers in attendance, as well as our top juniors, who will use the races as Junior ...

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2018 NENSA Eastern Cup Openers at Craftsbury

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is thrilled to welcome back the NENSA Eastern Cup Opener on December 22-23, 2018. The Opener is an all-freestyle affair this year, with a 1.5k sprint on Saturday, December 22, and a 5k ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Sprint Doubleheader, December 15-16

We are excited to invite collegiate skiers, juniors, masters, and elite racers to the Craftsbury Sprint Doubleheader this year! Classic sprints on Saturday, December 15 and freestyle sprints on Sunday, December 16. We are using the events as test runs on our newly reworked 1.5k sprint course, which will serve as the sprint course for 2019 US Cross Country Championships starting January 3. This event counts for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard's National Ranking List (NRL), so competitors will earn NRL points based on their qualifier position each day.

Saturday's classic sprints will follow a standard sprint format. After the morning's qualifiers, the top 30 male and female competitors will move on to the open heats. We will hold master's heats for the top 6 male and female masters. There ...

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Craftsbury Sprint Doubleheader, December 15-16

We are excited to invite collegiate skiers, juniors, masters, and elite racers to the Craftsbury Sprint Doubleheader this year! Classic sprints on Saturday, December 15 and freestyle sprints on Sunday, December 16. ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Selected to Race World and IBU Cups

This morning the U.S. Biathlon Association announced who earned race starts for Period 1 on the World Cup and the IBU Cup. Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan were pre-qualified for the World Cup based on last years results, but the remaining start positions were decided using rollerski trials from last week in Solder Hollow, Utah and this summer in Jericho, Vermont.

Emily Dreissigacker will join Susan and Clare on the World Cup which kicks off December 2nd in Pokljuka, Slovenia. These three GRP women plus Joanne Reid (who was pre-qualified) will compete in Slovenia, but only three athletes will continue on to World Cup 2 in Hochfilzen, Austria. The fourth, yet-to-be-determined athlete, will join the IBU Cup squad in Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, Italy. 

Hallie Grossman, Kelsey Dickinson, Alex Howe, ...

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GRP Biathletes Selected to Race World and IBU Cups

This morning the U.S. Biathlon Association announced who earned race starts for Period 1 on the World Cup and the IBU Cup. Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan were pre-qualified for the World Cup based on last years ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers Compete at NENSA Trapp Invitational Rollerski Race

NENSA and the Trapp Family Lodge recently hosted the last rollerski race event in the 2018 NENSA Rollerski Series, which included 5 races in New York and Vermont. The race, a 10k classic in Stowe, VT on November 3, wound its way along some of Stowe's rolling hills before climbing to its completion at the nordic center at the Trapp Family Lodge. Racers faced grueling conditions: a downpour, driving wind, and even some snow up top. However, almost 60 competitors still toed the line for the individual start race.

In the women's race, GRP athlete Caitlin Patterson had the top result of the day, finishing 3rd overall and 1st in the senior women's category. Ida Sargent finished 1st in the master women's category, good for 4th overall. Liz Guiney was 2nd in senior women, and Kaitlynn Miller ...

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Craftsbury Skiers Compete at NENSA Trapp Invitational Rollerski Race

NENSA and the Trapp Family Lodge recently hosted the last rollerski race event in the 2018 NENSA Rollerski Series, which included 5 races in New York and Vermont. The race, a 10k classic in Stowe, VT on November 3, ... go arrow

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USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Order Results

GRP Scullers traveled to Princeton, New Jersey this weekend for their final race of the fall (head racing) season. Hosted by USRowing, the aptly named "Fall Speed Order" or FSO is structured to have athletes first test their power and fitness by performing a 6 kilometer erg test on Saturday; and, second, to test their speed and boat-moving skills on the water by racing Lake Carnegie's 4.25 kilometer race course on Sunday. Sunday's starting order for the head race was determined by Saturday's finish order on the ergos. An additional carrot was added for the men, as the top 16 cumulative performances on both the erg and water received invitations to row in four quads Sunday afternoon with other top-finishers.

But, what does performing well at FSO actually mean for GRP athletes? There are ...

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USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Order Results

GRP Scullers traveled to Princeton, New Jersey this weekend for their final race of the fall (head racing) season. Hosted by USRowing, the aptly named "Fall Speed Order" or FSO is structured to have athletes first ... go arrow

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GRP Results from USBA Fall Festival/Team Selection Series

All three races in the US Biathlon (USBA) Fall Festival Rollerski Trials are in the books, and the Green Racing Project had some standout results. USBA uses the results from these rollerski trials races, in addition to two previous races in Jericho, VT, to select their World Cup team for the upcoming season. While the selections won’t be made public until after the completion of all five races, we hope to see a number of GRP athletes represent the US in early World Cups.

The race series started on Tuesday, October 30 with a 7.5/10k sprint race. In the senior women’s category, GRP athletes swept the top three positions, with Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan and Emily Dreissigacker going 1-2-3. All three missed just one shot in standing. The sweep continued from there, with Hallie Grossman ...

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GRP Results from USBA Fall Festival/Team Selection Series

All three races in the US Biathlon (USBA) Fall Festival Rollerski Trials are in the books, and the Green Racing Project had some standout results. USBA uses the results from these rollerski trials races, in addition ... go arrow

|  October 2018  |
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Over $5000 raised via Ski & Bike Swap

The 2nd biennial Ski and Bike Swap raised over $5000 for the Kathy Wright Memorial Scholarship fund and redistributed more than 650 bikes, skis and gear into the hands of more than 200 skiers and their families!

Donations to the Scholarship fund were based on consigned gear sales (25% of each item price). The Scholarship itself supports Craftsbury juniors in their skiing ventures, whether by making introductory programs more affordable or helping junior racers travel to camps and races. Recipients have thus far taken part in a variety of opportunities, from the New England BKL Festival up through Scandinavian Cup races. Last winter, the scholarship committee awarded 71 total scholarships, amounting to $20,420 in awards for program fee waivers and travel support. That’s 45 unique ...

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Over $5000 raised via Ski & Bike Swap

The 2nd biennial Ski and Bike Swap raised over $5000 for the Kathy Wright Memorial Scholarship fund and redistributed more than 650 bikes, skis and gear into the hands of more than 200 skiers and their families! ... go arrow