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|  April 2012  |
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Trails still Drying Out

16 Apr 2012 @14:21

One side effect of the early warmth is that much of the Northern Vermont's trails are ahead of schedule in terms of their readiness for hiking, cycling and other warm-weather activities. While the Center's summer trail network is improving, and definitely ahead of where it generally is at this point on the calendar, we ask that you hold off on mountain biking a little longer. Some spots are certainly ready - but we'd prefer to open when the entire network can be utilized.

Thanks for you understanding. It's sure that we'll be open for all trail uses before too much longer!

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Trails still Drying Out

16 Apr 2012 @14:21

One side effect of the early warmth is that much of the Northern Vermont's trails are ahead of schedule in terms of their readiness for hiking, cycling and other warm-weather activities. While the Center's summer ... go arrow

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Wanted: Wax Tech for GRP '12-'13 Season

12 Apr 2012 @15:06

Calling all Wax Wizards & Grind Gurus:  the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is looking for an experienced Wax Tech for the 2012-2013 season. Responsibilities would include all waxing-related decisions, management of ski fleet, travel with team to most races. The position is seasonal, running from roughly November through March; with potential for additional work assisting with coaching, or other programs or work at the Outdoor Center. Applicant must have several years' experience with waxing skis for high level athletes and competitions. Direct questions and résumés to skiing@craftsbury.com. Application deadline of May 15.

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Wanted: Wax Tech for GRP '12-'13 Season

12 Apr 2012 @15:06

Calling all Wax Wizards & Grind Gurus:  the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is looking for an experienced Wax Tech for the 2012-2013 season. Responsibilities would include all waxing-related decisions, management ... go arrow

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2012-13 GRP Skiers

12 Apr 2012 @13:47

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce five new additions to the Green Racing Project (GRP) for 2012. The GRP works to provide an environment where post-collegiate skiers can focus on a high level of training, while also work on a broad range of projects supporting the mission of the Outdoor Center. Thanks to their ski speed and mission-related abilities, we are excited to welcome Amy Glen, Alex Howe, Nils Koons, Caitlin Patterson, and Gordon Vermeer to our program.

Amy Glen is the first of two Alaskans to join us this year. The Anchorage native will be making the short drive from UVM to Craftsbury as she joins the team. During her last two seasons as a Catamount, she never finished lower than 10th on the EISA circuit, capping her collegiate career edging Dartmouth's ...

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2012-13 GRP Skiers

12 Apr 2012 @13:47

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce five new additions to the Green Racing Project (GRP) for 2012. The GRP works to provide an environment where post-collegiate skiers can focus on a high level of ... go arrow

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Mud and Ice Quadrathlon 2012 Results

12 Apr 2012 @12:52

The Mud and Ice Quadrathlon results were delayed due to some technical difficulties, but now you can check them out here. Big thanks to all who came out for the reincarnation of the event, and we're already looking forward to next year.

2012 Mud and Ice Quadrathlon Results

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Mud and Ice Quadrathlon 2012 Results

12 Apr 2012 @12:52

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2012 Tuesday Night Trail Series

11 Apr 2012 @17:16

Whether you're looking for a new routine or hoping to test your fitness, the Tuesday Night 5k Trail Runs are a great option. Our weekly 5k Trail Running Series will get underway for summer 2012 starting June 12th. Races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp, with registration opening at 5:30pm on the Upper Soccer Field by the Yoga Tent. Entry is $5 for each race or $30 for the entire series - annual members run FREE! Full info.

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2012 Tuesday Night Trail Series

11 Apr 2012 @17:16

Whether you're looking for a new routine or hoping to test your fitness, the Tuesday Night 5k Trail Runs are a great option. Our weekly 5k Trail Running Series will get underway for summer 2012 starting June 12th. ... go arrow

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SuperTour GRP Racing Wrap-up

11 Apr 2012 @14:15

In addition to their hosting duties, the Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers competed during the USSA SuperTour Finals/Long Distance Nationals we hosted at the end of March. Lots of great results, lots of great stories, lots of coverage, lots and lots of photos - way more depth and breadth of coverage than we can hope to reproduce here. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

The home team had plenty to cheer about throughout the nearly ten days of the event. The GRP men's and women's team leaders from each stage were -

Prologue - 3.2k freestyle:
5th - Susan Dunklee
12th - Tim Reynolds

Mass Start - 10/15k classic:
7th - Ida Sargent
6th - Bryan Cook

Classic Sprint:
6th - Ida (4 GRP qualifiers)
6th - Tim (4 GRP qualifiers)

Hill Climb - freestyle:
7th - Susan
13th - Bryan

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SuperTour GRP Racing Wrap-up

11 Apr 2012 @14:15

In addition to their hosting duties, the Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers competed during the USSA SuperTour Finals/Long Distance Nationals we hosted at the end of March. Lots of great go arrow

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2012 Hosmer Community Rowing Club

11 Apr 2012 @13:33

While the water is not especially inviting right now, summer will soon be here. What better way to enjoy it then from the seat of a rowing shell? Beginning May 25, the 2012 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club will meet Tuesdays and Fridays at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Boathouse on Big Hosmer Pond. Sessions will continue until Septmber 28. Tuesday sessions will run from 5:30-7:00pm and Fridays from 2:00-3:30pm. Both sessions will be led again this year by Craftsbury staff, coaches and Small Boat Training Center athletes as they train with the goal of representing the US in international competition.

Click through to get all the details on the waiver, making sure your membership is current and other important details. Hope to see you on the water this summer!

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2012 Hosmer Community Rowing Club

11 Apr 2012 @13:33

While the water is not especially inviting right now, summer will soon be here. What better way to enjoy it then from the seat of a rowing shell? Beginning May 25, the 2012 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing ... go arrow

|  March 2012  |
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Craftsbury Scullers at NSR-1

22 Mar 2012 @7:34

Craftsbury SBTC alumni kicked off the 2012 season competing at the National Selection Regatta 1 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. While this event was the most important for single scullers, doubles partners Tom and Pete Graves, plus their brother and cousin, lightweight single scullers John Graves and Brian DeRegt used the event as a training race to gauge their fitness as they prepare for upcoming Olympic Trials. The men’s single event featured a deep and strong field of 33 entries. In the time trial Peter Graves led the Craftsbury scullers with an impressive third place finish, only 1.13 seconds behind Warren Anderson’s winning time of 6:40.07. DeRegt also laid down a very fast time and qualified for the semifinals by finishing 5th, only 1.76 seconds out. ...

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Craftsbury Scullers at NSR-1

22 Mar 2012 @7:34

Craftsbury SBTC alumni kicked off the 2012 season competing at the National Selection Regatta 1 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. While this event was the most important for single scullers, ... go arrow

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New American Club Record for Craftsbury Camper

13 Mar 2012 @16:47

Judith Tripp of New York City, a long time Craftsbury runner whose versatility is well known (Judith runs marathons, road miles and competes in triathlon), competed in the mile relay at the venerable Millrose Games track meet in New York City on February 11. Held on the lightning fast Armory track, Judith and her Central Park Track Club teammates ran 6:06 which was good for a new American Club Record. Judith reports, “I raced in my new track spikes which I had spent good time breaking in so they were fast and comfortable. I was a bit worried about what my split would be but I was determined to do my best and it’s surprising what you can do when you really push!”

Congratulations Judith!

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New American Club Record for Craftsbury Camper

13 Mar 2012 @16:47

Judith Tripp of New York City, a long time Craftsbury runner whose versatility is well known (Judith runs marathons, road miles and competes in triathlon), competed in the mile relay at the venerable Millrose Games ... go arrow

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GRP Weekend Wrap

12 Mar 2012 @10:02

Susan Dunklee is the real deal.

Last week she posted the top result ever for an American woman in international biathlon compeition with her 5th place in the 15km Individual at Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany. This weekend she followed up by skiing the second leg of a strong relay finish by the American women in 11th. They shot clean using 9 extra rounds and were 4 minutes behind the victorious German squad. 

The next day she toed the line as the sole American woman to qualify for the 30 person mass start event, mainly on the basis of her performance in the individual earlier in the week.

And Susan did not disappoint. She mateched the best shooters in the field with only 1 miss over 4 stages to finish in 16th, only 1:30 behind the winner and just 0:30 from 5th place, ...

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GRP Weekend Wrap

12 Mar 2012 @10:02

Susan Dunklee is the real deal.Last week she posted the top result ever for an American woman in international biathlon compeition with her 5th place in the 15km Individual at Biathlon World Championships in ... go arrow

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Winter Tri #3 Results

9 Mar 2012 @10:45

With local turnout depressed by BKL festival commitments, only seven hearty souls toed the line of the third winter triathlon. Find results here.

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Winter Tri #3 Results

9 Mar 2012 @10:45

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SUSAN 5TH AT WORLDS!!!

7 Mar 2012 @20:55

Craftsbury Green Racing Project athlete Susan Dunklee has just posted the best result of her young career (5th!!!) at the IBU World Championships at Ruhpolding, Germany in the 15k Women's Individual. Susan's shooting results have begun to mirror her ski speed, as she only missed one shot all day, in the

 

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SUSAN 5TH AT WORLDS!!!

7 Mar 2012 @20:55

Craftsbury Green Racing Project athlete Susan Dunklee has just posted the best result of her young career (5th!!!) at the IBU World Championships at Ruhpolding, Germany in the 15k Women's Individual. Susan's ... go arrow

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Dunklee 36th at Biathlon World Champs

6 Mar 2012 @14:35

Susan Dunklee moved up almost 20 places in the 10km pursuit to finish 36th at Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany on Sunday. 

With 4 misses in the sprint race and a 53rd place finish, Susan told Fasterskier.com that she felt fortunate to qualify for the pursuit. Well, she certainly made the most of it. She had one fewer miss over four shooting stages, a near season best 85% on the range for Dunklee. She led the American squad with her teammate Sara Studebaker, the only other American woman to qualify for the pursuit, in 41st.

Meanwhile, Ida Sargent again saw World Cup action in Laht Finland. She finished 52nd in the classic sprint event. Ida will race in Drammen, Norway tomorrow in another classic sprint, and will return to Vermont to race at SuperTour Finals and ...

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Dunklee 36th at Biathlon World Champs

6 Mar 2012 @14:35

Susan Dunklee moved up almost 20 places in the 10km pursuit to finish 36th at Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany on Sunday. With 4 misses in the sprint race and a 53rd place finish, Susan told ... go arrow

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CNSC Shines at BKL Festival

6 Mar 2012 @14:26

CNSC's younger crowd turned in some impressive performances at the New England Bill Koch Festival in Great Glen, NH last weekend. The Festival again broke particpation records with over 575 kids this year! Craftsbury had 25 BKL skiers in attendence:

Orion Cenkl
Avery and Claire Ellis
Benjamin Gillott
Anders Hanson
Olivia Jones
Anica Koontz Miller
Matthew Lawlor
Cormac and Ani Leahy
Marika and Quincy Massey-Bierman
David and Alan Moody
Jacob Morse
Kestrel Owens
Adrienne and Maya Remick
Molly Stanciu
Finn and Phoebe Sweet
Kai and Max Wingensiefen
Callie and Jack Young

Quite a crew!

Saturday's classic relay competitions greeted all the skiers with some tricky wax conditions with windy weather and fresh snow. Coach Jeremy Nellis described Saturday's condtions as one of the top two trickiest wax days he's ...

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CNSC Shines at BKL Festival

6 Mar 2012 @14:26

CNSC's younger crowd turned in some impressive performances at the New England Bill Koch Festival in Great Glen, NH last weekend. The Festival again broke particpation records with over 575 kids this year! ... go arrow

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Fast & Female XC Clinic at Craftsbury

6 Mar 2012 @12:24

Coming to the Center this April 1st, 2012:   Fast and Female XC Clinic! Join World Cup and Olympic skiers, including Chandra Crawford, Kikkan Randall, Craftsbury's own Ida Sargent, and Montpelier's Liz Stephen for a day of skiing, dancing, yoga, autographs and stories from the World Cup. 

Girls ages 9-18 of all skiing abilities (including beginners!) are welcome to sign up now for this event online. This is a special early registration opportunity available to local participants. Registration will open to the broader public on March 12th, so don't hesitate to sign up now - these events tend to fill up quickly!

The Center will be offsetting much of the costs usually associated with the event to bring the cost for this full-day event to only $7, including lunch, a Fast and Female buff, ...

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Fast & Female XC Clinic at Craftsbury

6 Mar 2012 @12:24

Coming to the Center this April 1st, 2012:   Fast and Female XC Clinic! Join World Cup and Olympic skiers, including Chandra Crawford, Kikkan Randall, Craftsbury's own Ida Sargent, and Montpelier's Liz Stephen for a ... go arrow

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CNSC Juniors Top 20 at JWC

28 Feb 2012 @21:46

In the final races of the Junior World Biathlon Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland, CNSC's Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Geraghty Moats improved on their solid results earlier in the week to post exceptional finishes. 

Both Ethan and Tara led the American squad in 6km and 10km sprint races respectively. Tara finished 18th with 2 misses on the range, and Ethan had only a single miss to finish in 20th. 

“I was pretty excited that I held onto 20th because that was my best result at my first Junior Worlds in Ruhpolding, Germany” Dreissigacker told Fasterskier.com

While neither of the pair were able to match their performances in the pursuit (Ethan slipped to a respectable 30th with 6 misses and Tara to 52nd with 9), the sprint races capped a solid week of biathlon competition at the ...

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CNSC Juniors Top 20 at JWC

28 Feb 2012 @21:46

In the final races of the Junior World Biathlon Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland, CNSC's Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Geraghty Moats improved on their solid results earlier in the week to post exceptional ... go arrow

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March 4 Triathlon

28 Feb 2012 @8:45

Just a note and a quick reminder of the Winter Triathlon, Sunday, March 4th at 11am. While registration is DOR, Keith hopes to gain some insight as to how many transition zones he needs to build. Drop him a line if you plan on making it this Sunday.

See you this weekend!

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March 4 Triathlon

28 Feb 2012 @8:45

Just a note and a quick reminder of the Winter Triathlon, Sunday, March 4th at 11am. While registration is DOR, Keith hopes to gain some insight as to how many transition zones he needs to build. go arrow

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Bullies go Bio

27 Feb 2012 @18:02

We recently starting getting our off-road diesel from Bourne's Energy in Morrisville - a local supplier of bio-diesel mixes. Bourne's gets their bio from White Mountain Biodiesel in North Haverhill, NH. White Mountain only uses waste vegetable oil that they pick up Vermont and New Hampshire as their feedstock, rather than using virgin oils - an important consideration we feel when sourcing bio-fuels.

We're starting with B5 (5% biodiesel, 95% petro diesel), and will be increasing our biodiesel precentage with each successive refill of our 1000 gallon bulk tank. Long-time biodiesel/veggie oil user (and Craftsbury groomer) Lucas Schulz explains:  "Bio gels at higher temperatures than regular diesel, so that's why we're starting off with B5 and slowing upping it and seeing how the ...

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Bullies go Bio

27 Feb 2012 @18:02

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2012-13 GRP Application Process Now Open

24 Feb 2012 @13:12

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 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 March 22nd and decisions will be made by April 1 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year, with a member on the USST B team, another member on the USBA World Cup squad, a second biathlete on the USBA U26 team, several top-10s and a podium at Nationals, SuperTour wins and podiums, and the Eastern Cup overall women’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:

  1. to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong ...
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2012-13 GRP Application Process Now Open

24 Feb 2012 @13:12

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 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 ... go arrow

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CNSC at Biathlon Junior World Championships

24 Feb 2012 @12:13

For the second year in a room, CNSC boasts two representatives on the US Squad at these Junior World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Ethan Dreissigacker makes his final appearance as a 20 year-old junior while Tara Geraghty-Moats is competing in the youth category.

This week saw their first two competitions, the individual and relay events. Both CNSC skiers started in each event. Ethan, along with most of the field, struggled on the range in tricky shooty conditions. He had 7 misses and settled for 53rd place overall in the 15km event. Tara similarly had 8 misses, but as a relative newcomer to biathlon, has showed considerable improvement on the shooting range. She finished in 44th in the 10km.

In the 4x7.5km junior relay event, Ethan scrambled for the American team. He used 4 ...

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CNSC at Biathlon Junior World Championships

24 Feb 2012 @12:13

For the second year in a room, CNSC boasts two representatives on the US Squad at these Junior World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Ethan Dreissigacker makes his final appearance as a 20 year-old junior ... go arrow

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Egan and Reynolds 2nd in Birkie Sprints

24 Feb 2012 @12:11

On Thursday afternoon Clare Egan and Tim Reynolds did the GRP proud in front of a good crowd along Main Street in Hayward, WI. In the Elite Birkie Sprints, a short 250m out-and-back exhibition event, Reynolds and Egan both advanced to the finals of the men's and women's fields only to be best in the last round of the day.

The event featured a large men's field and a predominantly European one. Reynolds was the only American in the final four of an event that showcased a head to head format that saw the winner advancing to the next round and the loser eliminated. Reynolds was outstretched at the line by an impressively limber Dmitry Ozerski of Russia.

On the women's side, Clare won both of her quarter and semi final heats by solid margins only to fall short to a strong Jennie Bender of ...

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Egan and Reynolds 2nd in Birkie Sprints

24 Feb 2012 @12:11

On Thursday afternoon Clare Egan and Tim Reynolds did the GRP proud in front of a good crowd along Main Street in Hayward, WI. In the Elite Birkie Sprints, a short 250m out-and-back exhibition event, Reynolds and ... go arrow

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Distance Nationals Date Clarification

21 Feb 2012 @15:19

A quick, but important clarification about dates for US Long Distance Nationals being held at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The correct schedule for US Long Distance Nationals at Craftsbury is as follows:

Friday, March 30:  Women’s 30k skate mass start
Saturday, March 31:  Men’s 50k skate mass start
 
These dates were correctly published on the FIS website and in the USSA Competition Guide. However, we have recently discovered that conflicting dates were published in several other places. We wish we had caught this sooner, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
 
For the latest info about both SuperTour Finals and Long Distance Nationals, please visit www.2012supertourfinals.com. Registration will be available at SkiReg in the next few days.

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Distance Nationals Date Clarification

21 Feb 2012 @15:19

A quick, but important clarification about dates for US Long Distance Nationals being held at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The correct schedule for US Long Distance Nationals at Craftsbury is as follows:Friday, ... go arrow

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Where Snow is still King

21 Feb 2012 @12:38

Check out this article from the Albany (NY) Times Union:  "Where Snow is still King". The author of the piece discovered what Craftsbury skiers, houseguests and members have known all this winter - we've consistently been the place for the most snow and terrain in '11-'12.

Despite a lack of cooperation from Mother Nature, we're still making our stand:  96k of trails open this morning and we blew snow all last night until mid-morning. Hopefully we're earning a nice, big storm from Ullr or whomever is in charge of winter these days! Think snow!

Albany Times Union Article, "Where Snow is still King"

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Where Snow is still King

21 Feb 2012 @12:38

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Full Weekend Ahead

16 Feb 2012 @13:55

Regrettably, there's not much snow in much of New England this winter. Wish everyone was skiing in the same conditions we've been fortunate enough to enjoy this winter, but many are not so lucky. Races have been moved all season - and this week is no different. We'll be hosting four races over the next four days:

Thursday, Feb 16 - North Country Twilight sprints, starting around 4pm. Watch tomorrow's stars rip it up tonight on the fields.

Saturday, Feb 18 - Williams College Carnival - enjoy watching some of the fastest college skiers in the country to our trails!

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 18-19 - TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup Finals. The EC opened here last December, and now we're closing it down too. As we are only acting as host venue, go to NENSA's website for Eastern Cup details.

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Full Weekend Ahead

16 Feb 2012 @13:55

Regrettably, there's not much snow in much of New England this winter. Wish everyone was skiing in the same conditions we've been fortunate enough to enjoy this winter, but many are not so lucky. Races have been ... go arrow

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2012 SuperTour Finals Website - now live!

16 Feb 2012 @13:51

March is coming up fast - and so is the SuperTour Finals! We've made limited mention of this event in the past, but now you can stay up on all the developments surrounding the SuperTour at Craftsbury this spring on its own dedicated website - www.2012supertourfinals.com. You can be sure you're getting the latest information on the event too, by following its Twitter stream, via the handle @2012STFinals.

Looking forward to some great racing!

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2012 SuperTour Finals Website - now live!

16 Feb 2012 @13:51

March is coming up fast - and so is the SuperTour Finals! We've made limited mention of this event in the past, but now you can stay up on all the developments surrounding the SuperTour at Craftsbury this spring on ... go arrow

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Sierra Ski-Orienteering

15 Feb 2012 @15:09

The first round of the 2012 Ski-Orienteering World Cup just concluded in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe region of California. The series of seven races in right around seven days (January 27 to February 4) also included North American and U.S. National Championships. Many skiers from New England (including Craftsbury skiers Adrian and Kestrel Owens) and national teams from Europe made the trip west. While the Swedes, Norwegians, and Russians dominated the World Cup podium, New England skiers also placed well, taking home improved world rankings and most of the national championship medals.

Craftsbury member Adrian Owens, had his best World Cup race in the sprint placing 27th and simultaneously capturing the top North American spot. His long distance event, and final sprint race were also fast ...

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Sierra Ski-Orienteering

15 Feb 2012 @15:09

The first round of the 2012 Ski-Orienteering World Cup just concluded in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe region of California. The series of seven races in right around seven days (January 27 to February 4) also included ... go arrow

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O'Brien 3rd at Owl Creek Chase - Updated

13 Feb 2012 @15:12

Another big weekend for the Green Racing Project is in the books. 

At home, Clare Egan took on the college girls a the Dartmouth Carnival 5km skate, again at the Trapp Family Lodge due to poor snow coverage throughout much of New England. Clare finished 6th in a tough collegiate field. Results

On the SuperTour, Patrick O'Brien led the men's squad at the Owl Creek Chase in Aspen, CO with a 3rd place finish. It was his second podium of the weekend, with Dylan McGuffin and Patrick sharing the podium in 2nd and 3rd in the classic sprint qualifier on Saturday. Nils Koons also posted a strong finish in the 10km classic with a 6th place finish. The GRP reunites with Pepa and Co. in Madison next weekend. They're looking forward to returning to sea level after a tough stint racing up high.

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O'Brien 3rd at Owl Creek Chase - Updated

13 Feb 2012 @15:12

Another big weekend for the Green Racing Project is in the books. At home, Clare Egan took on the college girls a the Dartmouth Carnival 5km skate, again at the Trapp Family Lodge due to poor snow coverage ... go arrow

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BKL at the Trapps Eastern Cup

9 Feb 2012 @12:18

Great turnout by the Craftsbury BKL racers for last weekend's Eastern Cup at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. No less than 18 Craftsbury racers flew the colors around Morton's Maze in Stowe, netting six podium appearances and three wins! Strong work one and all, and big thanks to Morrisville Nordic's Josh Carlson for organizing a great event.

Results (Note - 3rd and 4th boys race:  Jack Seivwright and Jack Young's finish places are flip flopped).

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BKL at the Trapps Eastern Cup

9 Feb 2012 @12:18

Great turnout by the Craftsbury BKL racers for last weekend's Eastern Cup at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. No less than 18 Craftsbury racers flew the colors around Morton's Maze in Stowe, netting six podium ... go arrow

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Winter Tri #2 - POSTPONED

9 Feb 2012 @11:45

Updated 9 Feb 12:

Craftsbury groomer and triathlete extraordinaire, Keith Woodward is organizing another low-key winter triathlon, .

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Winter Tri #2 - POSTPONED

9 Feb 2012 @11:45

Updated 9 Feb 12:Craftsbury groomer and triathlete extraordinaire, Keith Woodward is organizing another low-key winter triathlon, go arrow

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Ida Breaks Through to 12th

8 Feb 2012 @18:31

In another weekend of racing by Craftsbury representatives all over the world, Ida Sargent took the headline with her 12th place finish in the freestyle sprint in Moscow, Russia. 

Ida has been knocking on the door all winter long, and in just her third career appearance in the sprint rounds, she managed to move on from her quarter final heat with a 3rd place finish in one of the day's fastest heats. She was ultimately knocked out in the semi-finals, in a heat that included no fewer than three American women, a first on the World Cup for the USA in another historic day for the women's team. Her result was good for 12th place, Ida's top finish yet on the World Stage. Results

In domestic racing, the GRP's male trio and CNSC's Nils Koons contested the Boulder Mountain Tour, part of the ...

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Ida Breaks Through to 12th

8 Feb 2012 @18:31

In another weekend of racing by Craftsbury representatives all over the world, Ida Sargent took the headline with her 12th place finish in the freestyle sprint in Moscow, Russia. Ida has been knocking on the door ... go arrow

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2012 Marathon Survey is Live

8 Feb 2012 @9:16

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2012 Marathon Survey is Live

8 Feb 2012 @9:16

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2012 Marathon Splits

3 Feb 2012 @17:52

Just a note to say you can find limited split information from the 2012 Marathon here - note the use of the word "limited." Complete, official results remain over here

 

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2012 Marathon Splits

3 Feb 2012 @17:52

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2012 Marathon Tee Shirts

3 Feb 2012 @17:27

Did you order a 2012 Marathon tee shirt and forget to pick it up last weekend? You're in good company. If you're one of those skiers, drop the office a line, and they'll work out details of how to get it to you. Thanks!

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2012 Marathon Tee Shirts

3 Feb 2012 @17:27

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Tour de Twin Cities Wrap

31 Jan 2012 @21:57

The Tour de Twin Cities concluded on Sunday with a 20km skate pursuit at Green Acres in St. Paul. With Maria Stuber sidelined by illness, it was up the boys to continue their strong charge in Saturday's mass start event where the GRP placed 4 in the top 8. 

At the end of the day, Patrick O'Brien held on to his 2nd place overall ranking, and with it a $2000 prize. Dylan McGuffin also finished in the money with a strong 5th place after two strong performances in the final stages of the Tour.

Bryan Cook ended the week ranked 7th in the Overall, and Tim Reynolds in 12th. 

In the pursuit, Bryan also ended a fine weekend of racing, crossing the finish line in 3rd place standing in the two day pursuit in St. Paul. He had the 4th fastest split time of the day over 20km.

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Tour de Twin Cities Wrap

31 Jan 2012 @21:57

The Tour de Twin Cities concluded on Sunday with a 20km skate pursuit at Green Acres in St. Paul. With Maria Stuber sidelined by illness, it was up the boys to continue their strong charge in Saturday's mass start ... go arrow

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2012 Marathon Results - UPDATED

31 Jan 2012 @19:05

Check out the complete 2012 Marathon results here. Our searchable results page will produce as specific of a results' set as you wish. For example, to view the Women's 25km, select "Race - 25km" for Event and "Female" for Gender, then click the Search button. 

Podiums:

Women's 25k
1- Julia Harrison 01:15:59.40
2- Karina Packer
3- Elise Seyferth

Men's 25k
1- Steven Mangan 01:02:47.00
2- Silas Talbot
3- Hans Halvorsen

Women's 50k
1- Clare Egan, 02:32:20.90
2- Robyn Anderson
3- Emily Blackmer

Men's 50k
1- Nils Koons, 02:06:57.80
2- Eli Enman
3- Scott Lacy

Thanks to all who made the day a great one!

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2012 Marathon Results - UPDATED

31 Jan 2012 @19:05

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Craftsbury On Top at TdTC

28 Jan 2012 @16:01

Dylan McGuffin outsprinted current Tour de Twin Cities leader and Team Birkie's Matt Liebsch by a literal inch in the 10km classic mass start to take his first victory of the season, and his first podium at a NorAm. See the picture here!

On this sunny saturday morning at Green Acres Rec Area in St. Paul, MN, Craftsbury's green suits paced the field for the most of the race. Patrick O'Brien won the intermediary sprint, adding 15 points to solidy his 2nd place in the Overall Classification. He ultimately finished 8th on the day. Bryan Cook and Tim Reynolds filled in the gaps in 4th and 6th respectively, making it the strongest day yet for Craftsbury at the Tour with all four of their men finishing in the top 8. 

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Craftsbury On Top at TdTC

28 Jan 2012 @16:01

Dylan McGuffin outsprinted current Tour de Twin Cities leader and Team Birkie's Matt Liebsch by a literal inch in the 10km classic mass start to take his first victory of the season, and his first podium at a NorAm. ... go arrow

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Tour de Twin Cities Update

26 Jan 2012 @13:51

Tim Reynolds and Patrick O'Brien led a strong showing by the Green Racing Project in the 3rd Stage of the Tour de Twin Cities. In the 1.4km Skate Sprint under the lights at Wirth Park in Minneapolis yesterday evening, Reynolds topped the field, with his teammate a slim 1/2 second behind. 

Dylan McGuffin turned in a solid 7th place, with Bryan Cook in 11th to round out an impressive overall performance by the men's squad. Maria Stuber finished 5th in the women's field. 

With his consistent finishes, Patrick now sits in 3rd in the Overall Classification, and Maria in 5th. Updated standings and full results from each stage are here. Fasterskier coverage is here.

The Tour wraps up this weekend with classic and skate distance races at Green Acres Recreation Area in St. Paul.

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Tour de Twin Cities Update

26 Jan 2012 @13:51

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Big Weekend for Craftsbury GRP

23 Jan 2012 @21:29

With the CNSC representing in five distinct locations this weekend, from as close by as Jackson, NH and as far away as Otepää, Estonia, the Green Racing Project managed to turn in impressive results from literally all over the place.

The big story of the weekend is Susan Dunklee's breakthrough performance in Antholtz, Italy, on the Biathlon World Cup. Susan, in her rookie season on the Tour, has already turned in some impressive results from the get-go in Östersund, Sweden where she finished in the top thirty. But this weekend she showed a new level of her ski speed and shooting accuracy. Susan missed only one shot in the 7.5km sprint, good for 17th place and the top American female finish on the World Cup this season. She was a mere 20 seconds shy of the top ten. With this result, she ...

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Big Weekend for Craftsbury GRP

23 Jan 2012 @21:29

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Dunklee 17th at Antholz-Anterselva World Cup

20 Jan 2012 @14:21

It can seem like a basic equation:  take the ski speed the GRP's Susan Dunklee has shown all season, add hot shooting with only one miss = the GRP biathlete's first World Cup top 20. But when you factor in Dunklee was still recovering from a cold after having missed some races, the learning curve that accompanies competiting in your rookie season on the World Cup - to say nothing of the quality of competition, vagueries of ski prep, and much more - Susan's 17th place in Thursday's 7.5k sprint in Antholz-Anterselva is more elegant calculus than simple arithmetic.

Not only was it a personal best for Susan, not only was it the best finish by an American woman this season on the Biathlon World Cup, but with this placing she punched her ticket for Sunday's mass start, an exclusive affair ...

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Dunklee 17th at Antholz-Anterselva World Cup

20 Jan 2012 @14:21

It can seem like a basic equation:  take the ski speed the GRP's Susan Dunklee has shown all season, add hot shooting with only one miss = the GRP biathlete's first World Cup top 20. But when you factor in Dunklee ... go arrow

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FREE Weekend Highland Lodge Shuttle

19 Jan 2012 @17:31

Update:  Feb 16 -

Starting this weekend (January 21) we will be running a free shuttle bus Saturdays and Sundays to Highland Lodge for houseguests, day members, and annual members. Want to explore the trail system at Highland Lodge? How about your own point to point excursion from the lodge back to the Center? This is your chance!

You can catch the weekend shuttle at either the Center's or Highland Lodge's Touring Center.

Weekend Morning shuttle
Leaves Craftsbury:  2:45pm(leaving immediately to return to Craftsbury)
Arrives Craftsbury:  around 3:00pm

The above schedule will run from this Saturday through all of February. We'll revisit scheduling for March as we draw closer to that time. Some important details:

-There are no reservations on the shuttle - it's first come, first served.
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FREE Weekend Highland Lodge Shuttle

19 Jan 2012 @17:31

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Member opportunity: Massage

19 Jan 2012 @17:06

Annual members:  previously a service only offered to houseguests, massage will be now be available to members as well! Make an appointment with one of our two on-site therapists for injury prevention/recovery, relaxation or addressing other structural or body alignment issues. Rates:

30 min - $40
60 min - $70
90 min - $100

Interested? You can schedule your appointment through the office email or 802-586-7767.

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Member opportunity: Massage

19 Jan 2012 @17:06

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Mansfield BKL Skiathlon

18 Jan 2012 @18:51

The hearty BKLers headed over to Jericho Sunday afternoon for a skiathlon (classic leg/skate leg), despite single digit temps. Lots of great times and results from the next generation of Craftsbury skiers, including six podium appearances! Wow!

3rd    7-8 Boys    Benjamin Gillott    16:10.0
8th    7-8 Girls    Avery Ellis            20:07.2
               
2nd    5-6 Girls   Callie Young            11:50.8
3rd    5-6 Girls    Marika Massey-Bierman    12:31.1
               
1st    3-4 Boys    Jack Young    06:26.2
3rd    3-4 Boys    David Moody    07:19.3
4th    3-4 Boys    Cormac Leahy    07:32.2
5th    3-4 Boys    Alan Moody    07:41.5
6th    3-4 Boys    Orion Cenkl    07:59.8
1st    3-4 Girls    Quincy Massey-Bierman    06:09.6

Way to go BKL!

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Mansfield BKL Skiathlon

18 Jan 2012 @18:51

The hearty BKLers headed over to Jericho Sunday afternoon for a skiathlon (classic leg/skate leg), despite single digit temps. Lots of great times and results from the next generation of Craftsbury skiers, including ... go arrow

Farmington EC Weekend - Updated

17 Jan 2012 @18:13

Titcomb Mountain Eastern Cup
Only 5 days after the concluding races at US Nationals in Rumford, ME, the Green Racing Project was back in action again this weekend. With Ida and Susan back in Europe, Hannah racing at biathlon NorAms in Jericho, VT, the rest of the GRP headed back to western Maine for the second weekend of the TD Bank Eastern Cup at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.

With scant snow at Saturday's orginal venue in Augusta, both the sprint and distance events slated for the weekend went off on a short man-made loop at the base of the alpine area at Titcomb. Saturday featured a short, roller-derby-esque sprint course that had most of the men and many women opting for skate skis to double both the classic sprint qualifier and all the rounds. Maria Stuber outsprinted Clare Egan ...

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Farmington EC Weekend - Updated

17 Jan 2012 @18:13

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Brett Ely at Marathon Trials

17 Jan 2012 @10:29

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely toed the line in Houston for the Olympic Marathon Trials on January 14th. A slew of Craftsbury runners were on hand to cheer for Brett and wish her well before the race. With 8 weeks of  preparation under her belt since the Pan Am Games, Brett was feeling ready to race well having made the best preparation she could. Under sunny skies and in crisp temperatures, Ely was looking smooth and fluid until the mid-stages of the race. Unfortunately, her recurring hip injury made itself known and she was forced to drop out. She said, “The hip issue was still present but I’m doing ok. It’s time now to finally get things fixed without the deadline of future races.”

Heal up fast, Brett! 

2012 Olympic Marathon Trials Full Results

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Brett Ely at Marathon Trials

17 Jan 2012 @10:29

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely toed the line in Houston for the Olympic Marathon Trials on January 14th. A slew of Craftsbury runners were on hand to cheer for Brett and wish her well before the race. With 8 weeks of  ... go arrow

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Winter Triathlon Results

11 Jan 2012 @15:07

Around 20 hearty souls joined us for the first Craftsbury Winter Triathlon this past Sunday, January 8 - a great turn out given the short notice! The course was a lot of fun and even though most competitors had never tried something like this previously, it seemed that everyone had a great time. Big thanks to Keith for organizing the event! Find full results here.

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Winter Triathlon Results

11 Jan 2012 @15:07

Around 20 hearty souls joined us for the first Craftsbury Winter Triathlon this past Sunday, January 8 - a great turn out given the short notice! The course was a lot of fun and even though most competitors had ... go arrow

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Coach Brett Ely at Olympic Trials

10 Jan 2012 @10:10

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely is just days away from her target event:  the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. Brett has been gearing toward this target for quite some time, with some pretty serious obstacles to overcome along the way.

Well, the day has finally arrived! Find out a bit about what she's up to in these interviews (here and here), and follow the race at the Trials website on Saturday. Be sure to catch the TV coverage later that day, (January 14), on NBC from 3:00-5:00pm EST.

Good luck Brett!

BAA interview
Runners Feed Interview
Trials Website

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Coach Brett Ely at Olympic Trials

10 Jan 2012 @10:10

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Richard Priest, Achilles Guide at NYC Marathon

10 Jan 2012 @9:47

Richard Priest, a soon to be 7-year veteran of Craftsbury running camps, tried something a bit different in November’s New York City marathon:  he ran as an Achilles International guide. Achilles International provides able-bodied athlete volunteers and pairs them with disabled runners. Richard and his fellow Achilles guide, Janine Schweiger, were paired with Nkele Mosiane from South Africa. Nkele is a 45-year old above the knee amputee (one leg) who had walked the NYC marathon twice before. This year she was taking a go at it on a handcycle. Richard was accepted as a guide a month before the marathon and he met Nkele two days before the race at an Achilles International event.

Richard’s report:

“It was rise and shine at 3:00 am since I had to take a cab to the apartment where the South ...

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Richard Priest, Achilles Guide at NYC Marathon

10 Jan 2012 @9:47

Richard Priest, a soon to be 7-year veteran of Craftsbury running camps, tried something a bit different in November’s New York City marathon:  he ran as an Achilles International guide. Achilles International ... go arrow

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Wrapping up Nationals, Looking ahead

10 Jan 2012 @8:22

The week of racing at Nationals concluded with two classic races:  a 20/30k mass start and a classic sprint.

Ida had her best result of the week in the mass start. After trading leads throughout the race, Ida Sargent ended the day second to her USST teammate, CXC's Jessie Diggins, at a gap of 11.6 seconds. It was Diggins' third championship of this edition of Nationals, and extended her unbeaten 2011-12 North American winning streak to around a dozen.

The rest of the GRP women were solid as well:
Hannah Dreissigacker - 14th
Clare Egan - 17th
Maria Stuber - 22nd

Pat O'Brien led the GRP men home in their 30k several hours later, ending eighth in a pack of three with CXC's Brian Gregg and his GRP teammate Bryan Cook right behind him in 9th. It was GRP rookie Cook's second strong distance ...

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Wrapping up Nationals, Looking ahead

10 Jan 2012 @8:22

The week of racing at Nationals concluded with two classic races:  a 20/30k mass start and a classic sprint.Ida had her best result of the week in the mass start. After trading leads throughout the race, Ida Sargent ... go arrow

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GRP at Nationals - UPDATE

6 Jan 2012 @11:03

6 Jan 11 Update:  Ida 2nd in 20k classic mass start! Unofficial results.

Wondering where the GRP have been this week? The whole crew went to Rumford, Maine for the 2012 US Cross Country Championships. After a slow start due to poor conditions, racing is in full swing!

Following a canceled day of competiton, Tuesday saw the tracks groomed back up and ready to go for the freestyle sprints. After qualifying, the GRP was sitting pretty:

GRP Women, FS sprint qualifier:
Ida Sargent - 3rd
Maria Stuber - 4th
Hannah Dreissigacker - 8th
Clare Egan - 19th

GRP Men, FS sprint qualifier:
Tim Reynolds - 7th
Pat O'Brien - 21st
Dylan McGuffin - 31st (just out of qualifying by 0.05s!)
Bryan Cook - 35th
Nils Koons (not a GRP member, but part of the training group) - 44th

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GRP at Nationals - UPDATE

6 Jan 2012 @11:03

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New Year's 2012 Racing Roundup

5 Jan 2012 @13:37

Beyond the great competition going on here at the Center this past weekend with the Classic, there were other results to note (even if a bit belatedly).

Last week, Craftsbury biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Geraghty-Moats headed off to the great white north of Alaska for US Junior Biathlon Trials in Anchorage - and made the end of 2011 a very successful one!

The racing opened on Wednesday, the 28th with a 7.5/10k spring competition. Ethan kicked things off in fine style, missing only one shot en route to a 1:17 win. Tara took a more dramatic path to a clear and decisive win, missing half of the day's targets, but still winning by 1:03 on the strength of her ski speed. In fact, when looking at the percent back measurements USBA uses to decide Worlds' teams, Tara had the biggest ...

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New Year's 2012 Racing Roundup

5 Jan 2012 @13:37

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High School XC Ski Training at Craftsbury

5 Jan 2012 @9:54

Did you know that Vermont High School teams training together with their coach Craftsbury ski for free? Yup, you and your whole team can come and train on our trail system gratis.

What's the catch? No catch, but we do ask one really important favor:  please give the Touring Center a call in advance of your arrival. Understandly, this program is quite popular (all the more so given the limited skiing available throughout New England this winter). This popularity combined with our presently limited terrain can make for especially full trails.

However, with a quick phone call to the Touring Center, we can help ensure that you and your team have the room you need to train effectively. Reach the Touring Center at 802-586-7767, ext. 32, seven days a week. Thanks! and see you on the trails!

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High School XC Ski Training at Craftsbury

5 Jan 2012 @9:54

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Craftsbury Classic Results

1 Jan 2012 @18:04

Thanks to everyone for coming out today. Great as always to see some many friendly faces.

Results are presently available in .pdf format here. We'll be posting them in our searchable database in the coming days, but wanted to get them out.

Happy 2012!

Craftsbury Classic 2012 - Full Results

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Craftsbury Classic Results

1 Jan 2012 @18:04

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Charley's Cabin Open for Visitors

27 Dec 2011 @19:00

The newly winterized “Charley’s Cabin” at Hosmer Point is ready for visitors! Named for long-time former Windridge Camp Director, Charley Witherell, the rustic cabin features an open layout with central woodstove, comfy couches and chairs, and a country-style dinner table with seating for six. During winter weekends and vacation weeks (staring today!), Charley’s Cabin will be open to cross-country skiers and other users of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s trails as a destination warming hut. Staff will keep the woodstove burning hot inside the cabin between 10am and 3pm and provide refreshments such as cocoa and cookies.

We hope that you'll find it as warm and inviting a rest stop during a long ski as what we do!

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Charley's Cabin Open for Visitors

27 Dec 2011 @19:00

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Run2Ski Weekend: February 10-12

27 Dec 2011 @18:15

Join Running Camp Director Lynn Jennings and the Green Racing Project's Maria Stuber for three days and two nights of winter training fun this February 10th thru 12th. Come and explore 135 kilometers of groomed trails on skis, go on a forest snowshoe ramble and learn to snowshoe run; you'll go home refreshed, energized, and armed with improved techniques and tactics for snowy fun to add to your cross-training mix.

The complete weekend package of programming, instruction, lodging, and meals is available for $350 with a double occupancy accommodation. Program pricing also includes trail use fees and snowshoe rental.

Get full details on its webpage, or sign up now with this form. Hope to see you this February!

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Run2Ski Weekend: February 10-12

27 Dec 2011 @18:15

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Craftsbury Classic - TIME CHANGE!!!

27 Dec 2011 @12:50

After much discussion and consideration, we have decided to change the schedule for the Craftsbury Classic, our mass start race taking place this Sunday, January 1, 2012. Our plan is to push everything to the afternoon, with BKL skiers starting at 2pm (also mass start, classic - like all other categories) and categories J2 and up getting underway at 2:30pm. Registration and bib pickup will still close 30 minutes prior to the respective start time.

Full Schedule:
12:30 PM    DOR Registration Opens. BKL $5, all others - $25.
1:30 PM      Registration closes for BKL.
2:00 PM      BKL race start. Mass start, classic. Depending on loop available will determine lap counts and so forth. BKL Awards at finish, immediately following race.
2:00 PM      Registration closes for all other classes.
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Craftsbury Classic - TIME CHANGE!!!

27 Dec 2011 @12:50

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WPI Christmas Cross-training Visit

27 Dec 2011 @11:39

It was great to have group from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) join us prior to Christmas. In addition to lots of ski instruction and time on snow, the group spent much time at work in the fitness room. As many college groups do, they ended their stay with a competitive time trial around our manmade race loop.

Craftsbury Sculling Intern and WPI oarsman Ricky Holak grabbed the honors at this, the first WPI Invitational, with a time of 13:08 - a comfortable 30 second margin over second place. Not bad for a sculler who'd never skied before! It was great to host the group, and hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.

Do you have a group that could benefit from time to bond, train or meet in a setting outside your usual environment? We can offer as much or little support as you wish ...

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WPI Christmas Cross-training Visit

27 Dec 2011 @11:39

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Winter Trails Day at Craftsbury

26 Dec 2011 @15:52

Winter Trails Day is a nationwide event, organized to offer those new to snow sports an opportunity to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these  winter sports.

Join Craftsbury Outdoor Center in its celebration of the 17th annual Winter Trails Day is on January 7, 2012. All Saturday, the Center will offer Complimentary trail use and rental equipment for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for folks who are trying these activities for the first time. In addition, an introductory XC skiing group lesson at 1:30pm will be offered. (While free, we ask that you register your interest in the intro group lesson when you grab your gear from the Touring Center please).

Hope you'll join us!

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Winter Trails Day at Craftsbury

26 Dec 2011 @15:52

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GRP Abroad: Sargent Top 30 in Rogla

20 Dec 2011 @19:09

While the majority of the GRP squad was racing on home turf at the Eastern Cup Openers in Craftsbury, three GRP women were representing the team and the USA and abroad.

Headlining last weekend's results was a breakthrough performance by Ida Sargent, who wrapped up a two month tour in Europe in a stint with US Ski Team. After on a strong 38th place finish in the 10km classic event, Ida sneaked into the rounds in the 1.2km skate sprint in Rogla, Slovenia on Sunday where she ultimately finished 5th in her quarterfinal for a 25th place. Congratulations to Ida for scoring the first World Cup points of her career!

In Hochfilzen Austria, Susan contested the 3rd weekend of Biathlon World Cup action. In the 7.5km sprint, Dunklee struggled on the range with 7 misses, finishing in 72nd place and ...

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GRP Abroad: Sargent Top 30 in Rogla

20 Dec 2011 @19:09

While the majority of the GRP squad was racing on home turf at the Eastern Cup Openers in Craftsbury, three GRP women were representing the team and the USA and abroad.Headlining last weekend's results was a ... go arrow

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CNSC Shines at EC Opener

20 Dec 2011 @13:26

The TD Bank Eastern Cup Series began in a big way at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center last weekend. 

A beautiful, wintry weekend played host to New England's season opening races. The Outdoor Center's investment in snow making this summer paid off with a 1.5km loop approximately a foot deep, the only snow that survived last week's rain storms at the COC, and some of the only skiing to be had in New England.

This loop saw a lot of traffic this weekend. Saturday's events included both a sprint qualifier in the morning followed by a classic prologue in the afternoon (1 and 2 laps, respectively). Sunday's race was 3 laps of skating for the women, and 6 for the men. With over 400 competitors on each day, that's over 7,000 racer laps on the loop, not including warm up and testing! 

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CNSC Shines at EC Opener

20 Dec 2011 @13:26

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Day 2, Eastern Cup Openers Results

18 Dec 2011 @19:18

Day 2 opened clear and cold, with over 400 racers competing on the 1.5k loop. The cold was welcome however, as it allowed our snowmaking team to make two additional mounds of fresh snow to augment the existing coverage.

Sophie Caldwell picked up right where she left off on Saturday, posting an 11 second win over Craftsbury Green Racing Project's own Maria Stuber who herself bested UNH's Elizabeth Guiney by 4 seconds.

After Saturday's double duplicate podium, the men's field was ready to shake up the results - and change it did, as none of Saturday's top three appeared on Sunday's podium. The GRP's Bryan Cook led a Craftsbury podium sweep, with teammates Dylan McGuffin and Nils Koons completing the all green victory party.

Check out NENSA for full results, and we've posted more pictures ...

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Day 2, Eastern Cup Openers Results

18 Dec 2011 @19:18

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Day 1, Eastern Cup Openers Results

17 Dec 2011 @19:43

Day 1 of the TD Bank Eastern Cup Openers is in the books. We hosted over 300 racers today, on our 1.5k loop. We even got a bit of snow this morning to make things look more wintry (and make coach lives harder!).

The day started especially well for Corey Stock of CSU who posted a 6.5s win (in one k!) over the Green Racing Project's Clare Egan, with Dartmouth's Sophie Caldwell. Egan and Caldwell repeated their podium in the afternoon's prologue, with Sophie taking the win over another Green Racing Project skier - Maria Stuber. Egan claimed the last step of the podium for a fine start to the NENSA EC season.

The men's podium was a perfect duplicate between the two races:  Craftsbury's GRP skier Tim Reynolds on the top step, teammate Patrick O'Brien close at hand in second, UVM skier Alex ...

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Day 1, Eastern Cup Openers Results

17 Dec 2011 @19:43

Day 1 of the TD Bank Eastern Cup Openers is in the books. We hosted over 300 racers today, on our 1.5k loop. We even got a bit of snow this morning to make things look more wintry (and make coach lives harder!).The ... go arrow

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GRP in Davos and Hochfilzen

12 Dec 2011 @11:45

Our Green Racing Project contingent abroad saw more World Cup action this weekend in Davos, SUI and Hochfilzen, AUT respectively for Cross Country and Biathlon. 

Susan led the USBA as the top American woman in both the 7.5km sprint competition and the 10km pursuit. Dunklee had a miss each in prone and standing in the sprint, good for a 37th place finish and just shy of her 28th place high mark on the WC from the week before in Sweden. She was a bit shakier on the range in the next day's pursuit with 3+3 misses in her prone shootings, but she pulled it back together with only one miss in her final 2 standing stages to level off in 43rd, again leading the American women.

While the US women were lapped in Sunday's relay and did not receive a time or place, Susan again skied a strong second ...

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GRP in Davos and Hochfilzen

12 Dec 2011 @11:45

Our Green Racing Project contingent abroad saw more World Cup action this weekend in Davos, SUI and Hochfilzen, AUT respectively for Cross Country and Biathlon. Susan led the USBA as the top American woman in both ... go arrow

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Now taking Winter 12-13 Reservations

8 Dec 2011 @22:00

Just a quick reminder:  any group or individual with a current '11-12 reservation can make a reservation for the '12-13 winter season. Want to reserve for next winter, but don't have a pending reservation for this winter? Your turn will come on Monday the 12th, when our reservation book opens to everyone! If you have your heart set on our most popular winter periods and spaces, now's the time to act. Contact the front office.

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Now taking Winter 12-13 Reservations

8 Dec 2011 @22:00

Just a quick reminder:  any group or individual with a current '11-12 reservation can make a reservation for the '12-13 winter season. Want to reserve for next winter, but don't have a pending reservation for this ... go arrow

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Opener - CANCELED!

8 Dec 2011 @11:26

In the interest of making sure we have the best skiing possible for the first Eastern Cup races of the season (December 17-18), we have opted to cancel the Craftsbury Opener which had been scheduled for this Saturday Dec 10. We plan to be working on snow-making and snow-moving throughout the weekend, which will make it difficult to run a race. We will, however, be open for training! Find the latest snow and trail conditions at our ski report.

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Opener - CANCELED!

8 Dec 2011 @11:26

In the interest of making sure we have the best skiing possible for the first Eastern Cup races of the season (December 17-18), we have opted to cancel the Craftsbury Opener which had been scheduled for this ... go arrow

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Live Weather from the Upper Soccer Field!

6 Dec 2011 @13:43

Thanks to a recent installation, you can stop speculating about the weather at Craftsbury! We recently installed a small weather station on the upper soccer field. The station provides temperature, wind, humidity and precipitation data. We're in the process of tying the data into our snow report, but in the meantime, you can view it at Weather Underground or the device's own summary page. The Weather Underground page in particular provides some nice archived data that you can view for trending information - great for waxing!

Weather Underground History page
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Live Weather from the Upper Soccer Field!

6 Dec 2011 @13:43

Thanks to a recent installation, you can stop speculating about the weather at Craftsbury! We recently installed a small weather station on the upper soccer field. The station provides temperature, wind, humidity ... go arrow

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Race Volunteer Opportunities

6 Dec 2011 @10:45

We're hosting an ambitious number of races this winter (see below), and that is only possible thanks to our wonderful, dedicated volunteers. Whether you volunteer for one race, for the Marathon, or commit to helping on an ongoing basis, volunteering is a great way to meet other community members, develop new skills (or share your existing talents), get as close as possible to the action, cheer on friends and family, enjoy and promote the outdoors, support your local communities and businesses, and showcase your home ski center to the Nordic ski world.

Beyond the warm altruistic feeling, we offer volunteers small tokens of our appreciation - including great fundraising opportunities for groups, donations to non-profits in the single volunteers' names, and more! You can find general ...

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Race Volunteer Opportunities

6 Dec 2011 @10:45

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GRP on the World Cup

28 Nov 2011 @14:26

The Green Racing Project's Ida Sargent and Susan Dunklee are currently representing the United States on the World Cup in Scandinavia.

Ida, in her inaugural year with the US Ski Team, raced to a season best 37th place in the 10km classic stage of the 3 day 'Ruka Triple' stage race in Kuusamo, Finland last weekend. This result nearly matched her career best 33rd in the classic sprint at the same venue last year. Sargent finished 38th overall in the event, fourth among Americans in one of their strongest international showings ever as a group with Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, and Liz Stephen finishing 6th, 23rd, and 35th respectively.

Sargent will continue her European tour with the National Team in Dusseldorf, Germnay for two sprint events next weekend.

Susan, across the border in ...

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GRP on the World Cup

28 Nov 2011 @14:26

The Green Racing Project's Ida Sargent and Susan Dunklee are currently representing the United States on the World Cup in Scandinavia.Ida, in her inaugural year with the US Ski Team, raced to a season best 37th ... go arrow

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TT" results"

26 Nov 2011 @16:52

In light of the changing conditions, the mass-start TT" moved to today instead of tomorrow. Around 40 skiers tackled the open race, with a gaggle of BKLers - including a team from QC! - doing a single lap as well. Check out some pics here, and find a bit more coverage at NENSA.

Thanks to everyone who came out for a taste of the race season to come!

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TT" results"

26 Nov 2011 @16:52

In light of the changing conditions, the mass-start TT" moved to today instead of tomorrow. Around 40 skiers tackled the open race, with a gaggle of BKLers - including a team from QC! - doing a single lap as well. ... go arrow

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Rec Skiing for Masters Survey

23 Nov 2011 @14:54

We'd like to offer some free programming for adult members interested in recreational skiing. The proposed program would be geared toward recreational skiers. (If you are a competitive skier of any level, you may be more interested in our masters ski training.)


If recreational skiing sounds at all interesting to you, we're hoping you'll help us by completing this survey. Thanks!

Survey 

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Rec Skiing for Masters Survey

23 Nov 2011 @14:54

We'd like to offer some free programming for adult members interested in recreational skiing. The proposed program would be geared toward recreational skiers. (If you are a competitive skier of any level, you may be ... go arrow

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Snowmaking and Craftsbury

23 Nov 2011 @14:12

While it's proved unnecessary given today's snowfall (6 and still falling!), after a long process of careful study, planning, permitting and implementation, Craftsbury is making snow to supplement what nature provides us. Our goal is to provide our community, members and guests with more reliable skiing at home in northern VT, as efficiently as possible. You can read lots more details of the project here.

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Snowmaking and Craftsbury

23 Nov 2011 @14:12

While it's proved unnecessary given today's snowfall (6 and still falling!), after a long process of careful study, planning, permitting and implementation, Craftsbury is making snow to supplement what nature ... go arrow

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Dan Roock Named SBTC Lead Coach

23 Nov 2011 @13:58

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce that Dan Roock has accepted the position of Lead Coach of its Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) program. He will be joining us in this capacity on a year-round, full-time basis after the completion of the collegiate season this spring.

Coach Roock has an extensive background coaching men, women, and lightweights to success across the full gamut of ages from junior to post-collegiate seniors striving for international success. Dan's hire marks a return to the Center of sorts as he has coached many summers at Craftsbury's sculling camp. His depth, experience, and results across a diverse variety of crews makes him well-suited for our program which accepts rowers in a similarly broad range of ages, boats and background.

An area for ...

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Dan Roock Named SBTC Lead Coach

23 Nov 2011 @13:58

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce that Dan Roock has accepted the position of Lead Coach of its Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) program. He will be joining us in this capacity on a year-round, ... go arrow

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Deer of North America Event

22 Nov 2011 @20:21

Check out this great event with Keeping Track's Susan Morse at Hazen Union High School, on Monday, December 5 from 7-9pm to learn fascinating information about whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, elk and caribou - including the latest research on rubs and scrapes. Ms. Morse is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking, with more than thirty-five years experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use. Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear, and Canada lynx. Through this presentation, the audience will travel with Susan throughout the northeast, the Rocky Mountain west and arctic Canada as she films and hunts the magnificent members of the North American deer family.

The evening is hosted by the local chapter of the Staying Connected ...

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Deer of North America Event

22 Nov 2011 @20:21

Check out this great event with Keeping Track's Susan Morse at Hazen Union High School, on Monday, December 5 from 7-9pm to learn fascinating information about whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, elk and caribou - ... go arrow

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Highland Lodge X-C Ski Trails Remain Open

22 Nov 2011 @10:43

Thanks to collaborative efforts between an enthusiastic group of Greensboro residents and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, the x-c ski and snowshoe trails of the Highland Lodge will remain open to skiers and snowshoers despite the closing of the Lodge.

On October 10, the long-time owners of the Lodge made the tough decision to close their doors and sell the Lodge. Over the past 50+ years, David Smith’s family had built and maintained a wonderful trail system offering over 50k of skiing through woods and fields above Greensboro. The trails cross the properties of numerous landowners, all of whom have granted permission for trail use over the years. When news spread of the lodge’s closing, local skiers - including David - came together immediately to see what they could do to keep this ...

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Highland Lodge X-C Ski Trails Remain Open

22 Nov 2011 @10:43

Thanks to collaborative efforts between an enthusiastic group of Greensboro residents and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, the x-c ski and snowshoe trails of the Highland Lodge will remain open to skiers and ... go arrow

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Freestyle TT & NENSA Clinic over Thanksgiving Weekend

15 Nov 2011 @9:28

Ready for a break from another 5k Turkey Trot? Thanks to NENSA, we have better options for skiers this upcoming holiday weekend! We will be hosting an on-snow NENSA Gaining the Edge clinic on Saturday the 26th and hope to hold a low key interval start race on Sunday the 27th. 

Clinic
Join us for an on snow NENSA Gaining the Edge Clinic, module one (technique/physiology), Saturday, Nov 26th. Meet in front of office at 12:45. Bring skate and classic ski gear, as well as running shoes. The first part is scheduled to be on snow, with the last 30 minutes a physiology/training discussion. Clinic will run from 1-4pm. Email NENSA's Janice Sibilia to sign up. Cost $45 for NENSA members, $50 for non-members.

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Freestyle TT & NENSA Clinic over Thanksgiving Weekend

15 Nov 2011 @9:28

Ready for a break from another 5k Turkey Trot? Thanks to NENSA, we have better options for skiers this upcoming holiday weekend! We will be hosting an on-snow NENSA Gaining the Edge clinic on Saturday the 26th and ... go arrow

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$1250 Cash Purse for Marathon from West Hill!

9 Nov 2011 @11:57

We're pleased to announce that West Hill Shop of Putney, VT has generously put up a $1250 purse for the 2012 TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon. The sum will be split between the top three in the men's and women's 50k races this coming January.

West Hill has been helping cyclists and skiers from their Putney location since 1971. Stop and think about that: over 40 years of supporting the full spectrum of nordic fun from the stream of elite level athletes southern Vermont has produced to kids and families looking for out the back door fun. Wow!

If you're in the neighborhood (they're right off exit 4 on I-91), stop by and say hi. Great gear, great people and a wicked cool solar installation bringing them to net negative energy use!

Thanks to West Hill for their generosity and support of ...

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$1250 Cash Purse for Marathon from West Hill!

9 Nov 2011 @11:57

We're pleased to announce that West Hill Shop of Putney, VT has generously put up a $1250 purse for the 2012 TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon. The sum will be split between the top three in the men's and women's 50k ... go arrow

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Craftsbury at HOCR '11

1 Nov 2011 @10:14

The 2011 Head of the Charles coverage has been somewhat lost in our early season snow and scores of projects - but don’t think that we didn’t make our annual autumnal pilgrimage to Cambridge. In addition to our booth (thanks to so many for stopping by!), Craftsbury had LOTS of connections racing - too many to list, so I must ask forgiveness in advance as I'm sure I've left folks out.


The headline result for Craftsbury affiliated crews has to be the Graves brothers' win in the Men's Champ double for the third consecutive year. The former SBTCers made their return to the international stage as members of the US squad this summer, and used that form to post a 16 second win over the US Training Center boat from Oklahoma. Winning at Charles once is something that virtually every rower ...

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Craftsbury at HOCR '11

1 Nov 2011 @10:14

The 2011 Head of the Charles coverage has been somewhat lost in our early season snow and scores of projects - but don’t think that we didn’t make our annual autumnal pilgrimage to Cambridge. In addition to our ... go arrow

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2012 Marathon Registration is OPEN!

1 Nov 2011 @10:01

If the snow didn't signal the early harbinger of winter, this will:  the 31st annual TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon Registration is now OPEN! Sign up now to ensure your place - and get the lowest cost entry. We've gone back to ultra-scenic point to point course - PistenBully groomed for its whole length, we've got the $1000 Dash for Cash sprints on Friday night, we've slashed entry costs for students and BKL skiers - it's going to be a great time! You won't want to miss it! Register now at Skireg.

2012 TD Bank Marathon Registration

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2012 Marathon Registration is OPEN!

1 Nov 2011 @10:01

If the snow didn't signal the early harbinger of winter, this will:  the 31st annual TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon Registration is now OPEN! Sign up now to ensure your place - and get the lowest cost entry. We've gone ... go arrow

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Ely at Pan Am Games

1 Nov 2011 @9:43

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely has reported in from Guadalajara, Mexico where she represented Team USA in the marathon:

“I had to stop just after 20k due to a hip injury. Everyone went out fast and I was running super even pace through 16k and just picking people off. I was second to last at 5k, passed people continuously after that, and felt really strong and confident until the hip locked up. It happened just after 16k and over the next 4k my right side stopped firing. It's frustrating when 99% of you is ready to go, but the 1% that isn't stops you dead.

I've had some time to reflect and naturally I still feel unsettled, but recognize everything I gained and also realize even more fully how unbelievably lucky I am in the support I have surrounding me. I get to share this sport and this ...

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Ely at Pan Am Games

1 Nov 2011 @9:43

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely has reported in from Guadalajara, Mexico where she represented Team USA in the marathon:“I had to stop just after 20k due to a hip injury. Everyone went out fast and I was running super ... go arrow

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Dunklee to USBA Training Camp

26 Oct 2011 @14:20

GRP athlete Susan Dunklee has been named as one of six women to attend a pre-World Cup training camp in Sweden this November. Based on performances at the camp, the skiers will be divided further into a World Cup team and a second group that will contest IBU cup races - the international biathlon competitions just one level down from the World Cup in international significance.

While we hope to find out more from Susan directly, we certainly wanted to share this with the Craftsbury community. You can read more about the camp and selection process over at fasterskier.com. Congratulations Susan on one more step toward the World Cup!

"USBA Names Twelve Athletes to Pre-World Cup Training Camp in Sweden" at Fasterskier.com

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Dunklee to USBA Training Camp

26 Oct 2011 @14:20

GRP athlete Susan Dunklee has been named as one of six women to attend a pre-World Cup training camp in Sweden this November. Based on performances at the camp, the skiers will be divided further into a World Cup ... go arrow

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November 2 Local Dinner

26 Oct 2011 @14:01

Do you have dinner plans on November 2nd? Why not join us? The kitchen will be offering a special local dinner on Wednesday, the 2nd at 7:00pm. Reservations are required, prior to 4pm on Tuesday November 1st. Given that our larger lodges are not presently open, this requirement is especially important for this meal - thanks for your help

The meal will be served buffet-style/all you can eat, and includes an extensive salad bar with dessert for only $18/person for Craftsbury members and $21/person for non-members. Fruit juices, tea and coffee service are included in the meal. Soft drinks and small selection of beers, wines, and soft drinks are available for sale in the office, BYOB is also fine. While we always have a vegetarian option at our meals, we do our best to ...

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November 2 Local Dinner

26 Oct 2011 @14:01

Do you have dinner plans on November 2nd? Why not join us? The kitchen will be offering a special local dinner on Wednesday, the 2nd at 7:00pm. Reservations are required, prior to 4pm on Tuesday November 1st. Given ... go arrow

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Masters' Dryland Programming

25 Oct 2011 @13:47

Just a reminder to members that through Monday, November 21, we will have two masters’ clinics or practices per week. Mondays at 3:30 and Wednesday at 5:30. Mondays will be running or ski walking with poles or roller skiing and Wednesdays will be strength in the weight room. Stay tuned for the schedule after we're on snow, though our hopes are to offer a mix of technique clinics and standing training opportunities. Fee: $30 per session, or $100 covers the entire series through March. Click here to read more about ski programming, or navigate over here to sign up (and don't forget to make sure your membership is current).

Ski Programming information and signup
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Masters' Dryland Programming

25 Oct 2011 @13:47

Just a reminder to members that through Monday, November 21, we will have two masters’ clinics or practices per week. Mondays at 3:30 and Wednesday at 5:30. Mondays will be running or ski walking with poles or ... go arrow

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Community Biathlon Event

25 Oct 2011 @12:33

Please join us for an afternoon of introductory biathlon training at Elinor’s Field on Saturday, October 29 at 3:30. Our shooting range and equipment will be available for both newcomers and experts alike with local biathletes and coaches on hand to provide safety instruction, give lessons and answer questions.

A beginners’ clinic will be available for first time biathletes ages 12 and up, with all equipment provided. Experienced biathletes are welcome to bring their own rifles. Interested in trying a “combo” workout and shooting with an elevated heart rate? Bring your running shoes or mountain bike for a small taste of that challenge. Late October can be cold, so dress in warm layers and wear gloves.

Whether you're an area resident, COC member or even a staff member, everyone over 12 ...

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Community Biathlon Event

25 Oct 2011 @12:33

Please join us for an afternoon of introductory biathlon training at Elinor’s Field on Saturday, October 29 at 3:30. Our shooting range and equipment will be available for both newcomers and experts alike with local ... go arrow

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Early October Results

18 Oct 2011 @12:32

Sparkling autumn weather draws the running world to start lines and Craftsbury runners have been “peddling their wares” as Coach Greg Wenneborg calls racing. The season is early with lots of the big races remaining on the schedule, but early results are trickling in.

Mike Patenaude went into September 25th’s Montreal Marathon on the hunt for a new PR of 3:03. It was not to be that day, as the hills and humidity got to him in the latter stages of the race. Careful race analysis revealed that he went out a trifle fast, and was battling dehydration. He still finished with his third best time ever of 3:16:45 and is now looking ahead to getting back on track in the New York City Marathon on November 6th.

Andie Davis was on the start line for the 35th annual Tufts 10k for Women in Boston on ...

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Early October Results

18 Oct 2011 @12:32

Sparkling autumn weather draws the running world to start lines and Craftsbury runners have been “peddling their wares” as Coach Greg Wenneborg calls racing. The season is early with lots of the big races remaining ... go arrow

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Coach Brett Ely at Pan Am Games

18 Oct 2011 @12:16

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely was named to the 90-person Team USA roster for the Pan American Games slated to be held October 24 - 29 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Brett will be wearing the red, white and blue in the women’s marathon on October 23rd.

Brett shared her thoughts about the upcoming race: “It has been a dream of mine to represent the United States in international competition, so I was thrilled to be selected for the Pan Am Games marathon team. It's an incredible opportunity, but it does present a few unique challenges. The race takes place just 12 weeks before the Olympic Trials marathon, so I am working with my coach, Terry Shea, to devise a plan that allows me to be ready for both the Pan Am Games in October and the 2012 U.S. Olympic team trials marathon in January. I have been ...

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Coach Brett Ely at Pan Am Games

18 Oct 2011 @12:16

Craftsbury coach Brett Ely was named to the 90-person Team USA roster for the Pan American Games slated to be held October 24 - 29 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Brett will be wearing the red, white and blue in the women’s ... go arrow

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Thanksgiving Skiing at Craftsbury

18 Oct 2011 @8:02

Beginning Monday, November 21st, we'll open our lodging and hope to offer 1-3k of early season skiing! In addition to the on-snow opportunities, individual guests or teams can enjoy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor training resources, meals and all our lodging amenities - all with minimal risk as we'll offer full refunds from the 23rd until December 16 in the event we are unable to provide snow. You can read all the details here.

Join us in November and turn that dryland fitness into on-snow speed!

Early season snow at Craftsbury in 2011

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Thanksgiving Skiing at Craftsbury

18 Oct 2011 @8:02

Beginning Monday, November 21st, we'll open our lodging and hope to offer 1-3k of early season skiing! In addition to the on-snow opportunities, individual guests or teams can enjoy a wide variety of indoor and ... go arrow

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2012 Sculling Internships

3 Oct 2011 @7:51

We've recently posted our 2012 Internship application here. For those who aren't familiar, the Craftsbury Sculling Center Student Internship Program is an educational opportunity for highly motivated high school and college students with an interest in working in an ideal setting, serving the sculling community, and increasing their own knowledge of the sport.

The intern receives housing, meals, and the opportunity to participate in selected portions of Craftsbury's Sculling Program. In return, the intern is responsible for 30 hours of work  per week, which includes working on the dock during program sessions, assisting the fleet manager, general boathouse maintenance, and in keeping the waterfront area clean.

Interested? You can read more here and grab the application which has a lot ...

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2012 Sculling Internships

3 Oct 2011 @7:51

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Craftsbury Skiers Climb to the Castle

20 Sep 2011 @7:39

A large contingent of Craftsbury skiers competed this past Saturday in the 5th Annual Climb to the Castle Rollerski race, hosted by the New York Ski Education Foundation in Wilmingon, New York. This infamously hard race follows the toll road to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, the fifth highest peak in New York State, topping out at 4,867 ft. The five mile climb has an average 8% grade. Breaking with the trend of the past few years, beautiful September weather with crisp temperatures and calm winds greeted the skiers, leading to fast times and personal records up the mountain.

Craftsbury skiers dominated the women’s field taking six of the top eight spots on the day. GRP athlete, Ida Sargent, led the charge with a second place finish behind her USST teammate Liz Stephen, who won the ...

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Craftsbury Skiers Climb to the Castle

20 Sep 2011 @7:39

A large contingent of Craftsbury skiers competed this past Saturday in the 5th Annual Climb to the Castle Rollerski race, hosted by the New York Ski Education Foundation in Wilmingon, New York. This infamously hard ... go arrow

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11-12 Membership and Winter Programming

9 Sep 2011 @14:37

Hard to believe, but it’s getting to be time to renew annual memberships! You can find information and registration paperwork. As in years past, Craftsbury and Albany residents do receive a complimentary membership, but we do ask that you update your contact information via this form.

…and if it’s time to renew memberships, that means skiing can’t be far behind! We’re offering programming for skier members of all ages this winter. Check out the programming section for details, or download the form for registration.

Membership information and paperwork (with landowners info here)
Member ski programming info and registration

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11-12 Membership and Winter Programming

9 Sep 2011 @14:37

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Coach Gluckman Steps Down

8 Sep 2011 @10:20

It is with heavy hearts that we at the Outdoor Center announce that Coach Larry Gluckman will be retiring, effective the end of October 2011.

Larry came aboard at the Center to help found and direct the Small Boat Training Center (SBTC), a program to bridge the gap from collegiate rowing to international competition. In three seasons as head coach, Larry selected and coached all the SBTC crews, landing eight of them on the United States’ U23 World Championship Squads - four in summer 2011. A bronze medal by Elizabeth and Rebecca Donald at the 2010 U23 Championships in Brest, Belarus, in the Women’s Open 2X was the first international podium for the program. Other notable performances were B finals for John Graves, ’10, in the LM1x, Ben Dann, ’11, in the M1x, and the M2- rowed by Hank ...

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Coach Gluckman Steps Down

8 Sep 2011 @10:20

It is with heavy hearts that we at the Outdoor Center announce that Coach Larry Gluckman will be retiring, effective the end of October 2011.Larry came aboard at the Center to help found and direct the Small Boat ... go arrow

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Fall Foliage Sculling Sessions

8 Sep 2011 @10:01

Space remains in our season-ending Foliage and Sculling sessions. These camps are timed to coincide with the peak of Vermont's striking fall color. The same instruction as our regular program paired with greater flexibility in scheduling provides excellent opportunities to explore the beautiful Vermont foliage during afternoon, off-campus activities. Enjoy a very memorable end to your summer of rowing! Find information here or signup now.

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Fall Foliage Sculling Sessions

8 Sep 2011 @10:01

Space remains in our season-ending Foliage and Sculling sessions. These camps are timed to coincide with the peak of Vermont's striking fall color. The same instruction as our regular program paired with greater ... go arrow

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Boat Sale 2011

6 Sep 2011 @9:40

We still have a great selection of boats in our 2011 fleet sale. Find singles across the spectrum of racing to open-water from Fluidesign, Maas and Peinert, plus a convertible 4x/- from Hudson. Match any of these boats with a set of used blades from Concept2. Our fleet is under the watchful eye of Troy, so you can be sure the boats have been well taken care of, and as the season is winding down, you'll be able to pick your boat up in time for head racing season! Check out the remaining inventory here.

2011 Boat Sale

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Boat Sale 2011

6 Sep 2011 @9:40

We still have a great selection of boats in our 2011 fleet sale. Find singles across the spectrum of racing to open-water from Fluidesign, Maas and Peinert, plus a convertible 4x/- from Hudson. Match any of these ... go arrow

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Summer 5km Series a Wrap

5 Sep 2011 @9:02

On Wednesday the Outdoor Center hosted our final 5km trail run of the summer. With 28 participants, the week was on par with the rest of the 12 race series where we averaged almost 30 racers each week, with a good mix of folks coming from the greater community and Craftsbury Outdoor Center programming. Over the course of the summer we lucked out with almost perfect weather each evening, and a core group of weekly racers.

Lisa Schlenker (Craftsbury) and Todd Taska (Lowell) took the overall series titles respectively and each a pair of Salomon Crossmax Trail shoes. This is the second year in a row Salomon has sponsored both our summer 5km series and our 15km trail race; we are grateful for their support. Of particular note was Schlenker's 188 points amassed over the season. She missed only ...

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Summer 5km Series a Wrap

5 Sep 2011 @9:02

On Wednesday the Outdoor Center hosted our final 5km trail run of the summer. With 28 participants, the week was on par with the rest of the 12 race series where we averaged almost 30 racers each week, with a good ... go arrow

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Hurricane Irene

2 Sep 2011 @11:53

It's been quite touching to hear from so many guests, campers, athletes and others wondering how the Center fared in our encounter with Hurricane/Tropical Depression Irene the last weekend of August.

The Center was very fortunate. We had braced for the storm and what we assumed would be a long power outage, lots of work on the trails, and struggles with known wet areas around campus. We got ready, watched the radar, and waited - but the fickle winds of the storm veered west, over the Champlain Valley. We got a lot of rain, yes, but we never lost power – not at all - and the damage to the Center was pretty well limited to one of the bridges in the Village (find the blog post here). That was mostly it for us.

…which is quite remarkable really. Given how some communities were hit, we ...

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Hurricane Irene

2 Sep 2011 @11:53

It's been quite touching to hear from so many guests, campers, athletes and others wondering how the Center fared in our encounter with Hurricane/Tropical Depression Irene the last weekend of August.The Center was ... go arrow

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Harvest Weekend 2011

26 Aug 2011 @15:16

Come celebrate a bountiful summer and the change in season with Craftsbury's Harvest Weekend, September 2-5. Harvest Weekend offers participants four days of farm tours, presentations, great food, and lots of hands on-learning opportunities in a wide variety of topics from fitness to cheesemaking to rustic building to food preservation!

But you won't have to tap into your nest egg to participate. The Harvest Weekend '11 package includes all the presentations, fitness options, instructional opportunities, meals, lodging and additional transportation to farms for the same price as a regular stay at the Center! Rates start at only $95/pp/nt (for double occupancy).

Get all the details here.

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Harvest Weekend 2011

26 Aug 2011 @15:16

Come celebrate a bountiful summer and the change in season with Craftsbury's Harvest Weekend, September 2-5. Harvest Weekend offers participants four days of farm tours, presentations, great food, and lots of hands ... go arrow

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Your Input Needed: Master Planning Survey

25 Aug 2011 @11:26

It’s been almost three years since the Craftsbury Outdoor Center became a non-profit. In that time, much has stayed the same, while there have also been a lot of changes. It feels like a good time to pause, catch our breath, and ask all of you to help us think about the future.

Thanks to the help of an interested member volunteer, we've created a brief survey to kick off this larger planning process. Whether you are a sculler, a runner, a skier—a coach, camper or counselor, a local neighbor or a friend, you are an important member of our Craftsbury Outdoor Center community and we want to hear what you think. When you have a moment in the next week or so, please click here and complete the survey that will help guide us as we continue to move forward.

Thanks in advance for taking the ...

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Your Input Needed: Master Planning Survey

25 Aug 2011 @11:26

It’s been almost three years since the Craftsbury Outdoor Center became a non-profit. In that time, much has stayed the same, while there have also been a lot of changes. It feels like a good time to pause, catch ... go arrow

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September Saturday Local Dinners

25 Aug 2011 @10:11

Another month, another set of tasty local meals open to the public on Saturdays! Join us in September on September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th for dining hall meals open to the public. As has become standard, reservations are required prior to 2pm on the respective Saturday afternoon to participate, with dinner being served at either a 6 or 7pm seating (call the office to reserve and for more information about times - 802-586-7767).

Meals continue to be served buffet-style/all you can eat, and include an extensive salad bar with dessert for only $18/person for Craftsbury members and $21/person for non-members. Fruit juices, tea and coffee service are included in the meal. Soft drinks and small selection of beers, wines, and soft drinks are available for sale in the ...

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September Saturday Local Dinners

25 Aug 2011 @10:11

Another month, another set of tasty local meals open to the public on Saturdays! Join us in September on September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th for dining hall meals open to the public. As has become standard, ... go arrow

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Big Winter at Craftsbury!

17 Aug 2011 @16:49

School is coming, sweet corn is ripe, the sun is setting just a bit earlier...another blissful Vermont summer is drawing to a close. But the passing season also draws us closer to a great winter full of events at Craftsbury!

In addition to our traditional citizen races, we'll be hosting three marquee events this winter:  the December TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cups, the 2012 TD Bank Marathon and Tour, and the 2012 USSA SuperTour Finals.

National Caliber Racing
The TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cups will be the first of the high profile events, contested on December 17-18. Two days of racing will include a sprint qualifier, a prologue, and a 5/10k skate race. The Eastern Cup will be our inaugural event on several new loops that we're homologating this summer (keep reading for details).

The TD Bank ...

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Big Winter at Craftsbury!

17 Aug 2011 @16:49

School is coming, sweet corn is ripe, the sun is setting just a bit earlier...another blissful Vermont summer is drawing to a close. But the passing season also draws us closer to a great winter full of events at ... go arrow

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New Personnel at Craftsbury

12 Aug 2011 @15:32

We're happy to welcome several new folks to the Outdoor Center:  Eric Schulz, Jeremy Nellis and Allie Burke. All will be year round employees in support of the expanded goals of the Outdoor Center.

Eric Schulz joins the Facility/Maintenance Team and will focus on special projects in that department, along with the variety of other projects sure to come his way. Eric comes to us from the Trapp Family Lodge, where he has been Facilities Manager for 17 years. Even prior to his employment, Eric already had many Craftsbury connections. His whole family has skied for Craftsbury, with son Lucas presently working alongside him in the grooming and maintenance group. Daughter Anna and youngest son Alex have worked for the Center and participated in a variety of ways over the past several years ...

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New Personnel at Craftsbury

12 Aug 2011 @15:32

We're happy to welcome several new folks to the Outdoor Center:  Eric Schulz, Jeremy Nellis and Allie Burke. All will be year round employees in support of the expanded goals of the Outdoor Center.Eric Schulz joins ... go arrow

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NorAm Rollerski Biathlon Championships

9 Aug 2011 @12:35

Several Craftsbury skiers were in action over the weekend at the North American Rollerski Biathlon Championships. The Ethan Allen Biathlon Club hosted the event this year in Jericho. Results from the weekend form some of the basis for USBA's determination of the athletes will go to Europe for the fall and early winter period, so the racing carried extra import.

Saturday's sprint was a hot, sticky affair. Biathlon competitors are accustomed to being challenged by nature, but generally by cold, not heat. The 80 degree temperatures on the asphalt rollerski path stretched everyone. Craftsbury athletes kept a cool head however. The GRP's Susan Dunklee ended the day 4th, 42 seconds back from the winner, even with five misses. Given that the winner missed only one, it's hard not to imagine ...

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NorAm Rollerski Biathlon Championships

9 Aug 2011 @12:35

Several Craftsbury skiers were in action over the weekend at the North American Rollerski Biathlon Championships. The Ethan Allen Biathlon Club hosted the event this year in Jericho. Results from the weekend form ... go arrow

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SBTC at Canadian Henley

8 Aug 2011 @13:22

In addition to the US Senior Trials last week, the SBTC was also contesting Canadian Henley in St. Catherines, Ontario. 2011 marked the 129th edition of the week-long summer classic.

Ben Dann continued his summer to remember in the single, winning the Champ Men's event with a six second cushion. "Ben was simply the fastest sculler at the regatta," Coach Gluckman observed. Indeed, Dann won each stage of the regatta, by 5-8 seconds. A very dominant performance by the Brown sculler.

On the women's side, the marquee Craftsbury result in the single was in the U23 Women's event. Astrid Wettstein ended the regatta 5th, from nearly 50 entrants. Astrid was competing in her second Henley of the summer, having earlier rowed with her Princeton crew in the Henley Royal Regatta. SBTC teammate Katie ...

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SBTC at Canadian Henley

8 Aug 2011 @13:22

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