Community Open House

As part of our Oktoberfest Weekend celebration, we want to invite all of Craftsbury and the greater community to the Outdoor Center on Saturday afternoon, October 7, 2017, for our first Community Open House. We'll be providing free clinics in biathlon, as well as mini mountain bike clinics with free rentals, and cheese and cider tastings. There will be clinics going on all day, so if you stop by any time between 1-4 pm, you're sure to catch an opportunity for a cool clinic for you or your kids.

During the open house, the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club (our junior ski program) will be hosting a silent auction to benefit the Kathy Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund helps make outdoor sports like cross country skiing and mountain biking accessible to families in northern Vermont by helping kids get involved in the sport at an affordable rate and helping them get to Junior Nationals and elite training camps.

Schedule of Events:


Open House Begins


Cider Making Starts


Bike Shop Open for Free Hour-Long Rentals


Checkpoint Challenge Begins


Mini Mountain Bike Clinic #1 w/ Ollie


Novice Biathlon Clinic #1


Mini Mountain Bike Clinic #2 w/ Emmett Avery


Mini Mountain Bike Clinic #3 w/ Anna (for women)


Novice Biathlon Clinic #2


Silent Auction Begins


Mini Mountain Bike Clinic #4 w/ Emmett Avery


Mini Mountain Bike Clinic #5 w/ Ollie


Novice Biathlon Clinic #3


End of the Open House, all bikes must be returned


Silent Auction Closes


Other Weekend Activities and Lodging

The Community Open House is just one of the activities at Craftsbury October 7 & 8 - come on up and make a weekend of it! Saturday the 7th will be a busy day, with the Checkpoint Challenge occurring at the same time as the Community Open House. Later that afternoon the Outdoor Center will host a silent auction to benefit the Kathy Wright Scholarship Fund and then a fall-themed Harvest Dinner. Stick around for the following day, and enter in the Singletrack Shootout, a running/biking biathlon race that is open to novices and biathlon experts alike.

Lodging at the Center is available both Friday and Saturday nights starting at $95 per person per night double occupancy, and includes race entries and all your meals. Call 802-586-7767 to make your reservation.