Outdoor Center News
Thru March 31: accepting applications for 2019-20 GRP Ski & Biathlon, U23
Last Updated: 21.Mar.2019
The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 training year. GRP is looking for fast skiers who wish to pursue high level domestic and international racing after college in either skiing or biathlon.
Applications are due end of day March 31 and decisions will be announced late-April. Space is very limited for the coming season; if interested apply ASAP.
In addition to our traditional year-round team, we'll again be offering a summer training group as well for U23 and college athletes (find more about that program).
The GRP is hosted by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization with the following mission:
1) to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong sports with a special focus on rowing, running, Nordic skiing and biathlon;
2) to use and teach sustainable practices; and
3) to protect and manage the surrounding land, lake and trails.
In exchange for coaching, travel support, room & board, GRP skiers are asked to take on projects that contribute to work of the Center. GRP projects in the past have included: ski & bike trail construction, mapping and improvements, engineering and design work in building projects, coaching of youth skiers and mountain bikers, outreach to area schools, growing vegetables for the Dining Hall, design of the GRP website and clothing, and blogging and writing articles for the Center’s website.
If this sounds like work you would enjoy, while taking your skiing and/or biathlon to the next level, then you may be a good fit for the GRP. You can read more about the team at their website: www.greenracingproject.com. The application is available here, and you will find FAQs here – including FAQs about our biathlon program. Any remaining questions may be addressed to GRPSki@craftsbury.com.
Athletes applying, or thinking of applying, are encouraged to talk to Coach Pepa Miloucheva at one of the late season ski races (World Cup Finals, SuperTour Finals), contact her at GRPSki@craftsbury.com, or call 802-586-7767 ext 343. Biathletes may address questions to Coach Sam Dougherty at GRPBiathlon@craftsbury.com, or call 802-586-7767 ext 342.