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|  January 2012  |
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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

Thanks to everyone for coming out today. Great as always to see some many friendly faces.Results are presently available in .pdf format go arrow

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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

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, ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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.
2:30 ...

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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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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!

Read more at the Winter Trails ...

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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 ... go arrow

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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! 

The Outdoor ...

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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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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
Weatherlink

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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. 

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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.

Information
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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.

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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

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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

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August Saturday Local Dinners

28 Jul 2011 @9:01

After a month of tasty local meals open to the public, we don't want to stop. So we're extending our local dinners for the month of August. Join us August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th for dining hall meals open to the public. As before, 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 ...

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August Saturday Local Dinners

28 Jul 2011 @9:01

After a month of tasty local meals open to the public, we don't want to stop. So we're extending our local dinners for the month of August. Join us August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th for dining hall meals open to the ... go arrow

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2011 Black River 15k Results

27 Jul 2011 @12:46

The second annual Black River Beatdown lived up to its name. Held on one of the hottest days of 2011, the weather limited it to a rather intimate affair of 23 racers. The GRP/CNSC contingent did quite well in their home race, sweeping the men's podium and placing 2 of three on the women's.

Pat O'Brien broke the tape in 57:35 - a strong result from one of the few who improved their time from 2010. He had a solid two minute gap back to second placed Dylan McGuffin who finished in 59:42. Another roughly 2 minutes passed before the podium was completed by GRP teammate (and last year's winner) Tim Reynolds. The bronze medalist covered 15k in 1:01:23.

On the women's side, it was GRP newcomer Clare Egan taking the win. The 2011 America East Conference 3000m steeplechase winner earned the top ...

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2011 Black River 15k Results

27 Jul 2011 @12:46

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Records Fall at Head of the Hosmer

15 Jul 2011 @13:13

A strong field assembled for yesterday afternoon's Head of the Hosmer. This depth combined with very favorable conditions hinted that one or more records may be surpassed. Sure enough, John Graves broke brother Pete Graves’s Head of the Hosmer record of 10:11 by three seconds. Regrettably for John, he only held this new record for 11 seconds, until Ben Dann came across the finish line in 9:54! Ben's record is the first sub-10 minute time on Hosmer. Given how he's been sculling recently, Ben becoming the record holder is not too surprising, but the seventeen second demolition of the previous record is definitely noteworthy. On the day, the top three men all went under the record (Ben, John, and previous record holder Taylor Washburn).

Congrats to all! Hopefully this is a harbinger of ...

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Records Fall at Head of the Hosmer

15 Jul 2011 @13:13

A strong field assembled for yesterday afternoon's Head of the Hosmer. This depth combined with very favorable conditions hinted that one or more records may be surpassed. Sure enough, John Graves broke brother Pete ... go arrow

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Running Day Camper Member Opportunity

12 Jul 2011 @15:49

Late breaking member opportunity:  join the Craftsbury Running Camp led by Olympian Lynn Jennings as a day camper for $75/day, including lunch. Join in Marathon Week programming from July 10-16, Masters' Week July 17-23, or All Comers Week July 31 to August 6. No matter when you choose to join in, you can come train with Coach Jennings and participate in all of the day's programming any day EXCEPT Wednesdays, and then commute back home. Find more running camp information here.

Interested? Make your reservation through the front office the day prior to your arrival at a minimum (again, sorry, no Wednesdays!). They'll take your reservation and let you know when to be on campus the next morning! Programming questions can be directed to Coach Jennings via email.

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Running Day Camper Member Opportunity

12 Jul 2011 @15:49

Late breaking member opportunity:  join the Craftsbury Running Camp led by Olympian Lynn Jennings as a day camper for $75/day, including lunch. Join in Marathon Week programming from July 10-16, Masters' Week July ... go arrow

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Craftsbury now Vermont Fresh!

12 Jul 2011 @10:25

Emblematic of the Outdoor Center's commitment to sourcing more food locally, Craftsbury has recently been accepted as a member of the Vermont Fresh Network! Vermont Fresh is an organization that supports all parts of the food system from farmer to chef/restaurant as they build innovative partnerships at all levels of the foodsystem to strengthen Vermont agriculture.

The membership reflects both a recognition and a commitment:  a recognition of the recent work the Craftsbury Kitchen Staff has done in creating these very relationships with our friends and neighbors who grow our food, as well as a commitment to expand this going forward. As the kitchen points out, when they work more closely with farmers, menus can be planned to take advantage of crops picked close by, when they're at ...

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Craftsbury now Vermont Fresh!

12 Jul 2011 @10:25

Emblematic of the Outdoor Center's commitment to sourcing more food locally, Craftsbury has recently been accepted as a member of the Vermont Fresh Network! Vermont Fresh is an organization that supports all parts ... go arrow

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4 SBTC Crews to National Team

29 Jun 2011 @13:43

Following finals this morning at Mercer, four Craftsbury crews were named to the U23 National Team. The crews:

M2x - Hank Moore/Lenny Futterman
LM2x - Edward O'Neill/Dylan Gould
M1x - Benjamin Dann
W1x - Alycia Da'Loia-Moore

with the W2x of Katie Burke/Claire Kuehnel finishing second in their final to the USRowing Selection Camp 2x after a gutsy row. Aside from USRowing (with 5 crews), no other organization has more boats going to Amsterdam for the U23 World Championships then Craftsbury.

The paths the crews took to their wins basically fell into two varieties - early lead, or fight back around 1000m. For both the Craftsbury single scullers, by 1000m the race was well in hand. Both Alycia and Ben had won yesterday's time trial, so their results were not unforeseen - but that doesn't ...

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4 SBTC Crews to National Team

29 Jun 2011 @13:43

Following finals this morning at Mercer, four Craftsbury crews were named to the U23 National Team. The crews:M2x - Hank Moore/Lenny FuttermanLM2x - Edward O'Neill/Dylan GouldM1x - Benjamin DannW1x - Alycia ... go arrow

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COC Running Results, Father's Day 2011

28 Jun 2011 @16:43

Illustrating the joys and woes of running and racing in one weekend, Craftsbury coaches Eric Blake and Brett Ely were out and about in the racing world over the June 18-19 weekend. Eric made his annual appearance at the venerable and daunting 51st annual Mt. Washington road race in New Hampshire while Brett was chasing a long sought goal at Grandma’s marathon in Duluth, Minnesota.

For multiple time winner, podium regular and Craftsbury coach Eric Blake, the 2011 toil up the 7.6 mile auto road was tough and disappointing. He placed 9th and struggled with his ongoing hamstring troubles. “I’ve been banged up this spring and then 2 weeks before the race my hamstring issues got much worse. I almost didn't run but knowing the race was uphill I thought I may be OK. I wasn't and struggled the ...

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COC Running Results, Father's Day 2011

28 Jun 2011 @16:43

Illustrating the joys and woes of running and racing in one weekend, Craftsbury coaches Eric Blake and Brett Ely were out and about in the racing world over the June 18-19 weekend. Eric made his annual appearance at ... go arrow

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5 SBTC Crews through to U23 Trials' Finals

28 Jun 2011 @13:46

USRowing's U23 World Championship Trials got down to business today on Mercer Lake. Today featured a head race style time trial. After times were tallied, five Craftsbury boats made tomorrow's finals:

M2x - Moore/Futterman, 2nd
M1x - Dann, 1st
W2x - Burke/Kuehnel, 2nd
W1x - Da'Loia-Moore, 1st
LM2x - O'Neill/Gould, 2nd (by 0.16s!)

Craftsbury boats were involved with both the tightest margin of victory and the widest. The LM2x were pipped at the line by 0.16s by Steel City. Given how game Edward O'Neill and Dylan Gould are, it should make for an interesting race in the finals tomorrow.

At the opposite end of the spectrum was Ben Dann, SBTC's M1x who carved out a near 31 second gap to second place. What Dann's victory lacked in drama, it more than made up for in dominance. Coach Gluckman noted ...

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5 SBTC Crews through to U23 Trials' Finals

28 Jun 2011 @13:46

USRowing's U23 World Championship Trials got down to business today on Mercer Lake. Today featured a head race style time trial. After times were tallied, five Craftsbury boats made tomorrow's finals:M2x - ... go arrow

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Running Groups at Craftsbury

16 Jun 2011 @5:22

Running Camps Director Lynn Jennings and coach Melissa Rittenhouse recently hosted a week-long running camp for a group of honors philosophy students from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The students and their professor, Dr. Sean Kelly spent a semester studying the connections between running and the mystic philosophers. Dr. Kelly explained the group of 8 students studied the Christian, Islamic, and Hindu mystical tradition, where philosophers dwell on the inner well-being of one's self, or salvation in a body.”

Lynn writes: 
Melissa and I threw everything we could at them:  fartlek and tempo runs, a hill session, trail running, a track session, circuit training, biking to Irasburg and our legendary Endurathon Day. Bottom line? They were eager to learn more about running and ...

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Running Groups at Craftsbury

16 Jun 2011 @5:22

Running Camps Director Lynn Jennings and coach Melissa Rittenhouse recently hosted a week-long running camp for a group of honors philosophy students from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The students and their ... go arrow

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Additional Yoga during Masters Week

15 Jun 2011 @4:29

We are pleased to welcome sports yoga specialist Mike Ritlop of the Centered Athlete in Montreal to Masters’ Week. Mike will be joining the running camp staff July 17 - 23 during our ever-popular Masters camp to lead hour-long yoga sessions as well as pre-morning run yoga warmups. Mike’s training, experience with endurance athletes (both as a participant and professionally), and holistic approach to yoga will give campers additional tools to perform better, recover more quickly and remain injury-free.

Mike's approach to yoga is rooted in a love of sports and all things athletic from a very young age, as well as the personal experience of overcoming years of chronic back pain with yoga. He is committed to helping people achieve optimal health and athletic longevity through including ...

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Additional Yoga during Masters Week

15 Jun 2011 @4:29

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2011-12 GRP Additions

10 Jun 2011 @12:30

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce new additions to both the roster and the programming of the Green Racing Project for 2011. We are excited to welcome Clare Egan, Maria Stuber and Bryan Cook to our program. Clare will join us as a full-time GRP skier; Maria and Bryan will be the first skiers to join us as Green Racing Project “training partners”.

Our goal in developing the training partners plan is to allow the creation of more flexible arrangements, which may better meet certain athletes’ needs while still achieving the goals of the Green Racing Project.

Clare Egan, a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and a member of the '06 and '07 NENSA Junior Olympic Teams, graduated in 2010 from Wellesley College where she started a cross-country ski program. She then raced the ...

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2011-12 GRP Additions

10 Jun 2011 @12:30

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce new additions to both the roster and the programming of the Green Racing Project for 2011. We are excited to welcome Clare Egan, Maria Stuber and Bryan Cook to ... go arrow

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Nancy Clark Nutrition Talk

10 Jun 2011 @11:13

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to welcome renowned sports' nutritionist Nancy Clark on July 20th. She will speak and field questions beginning at 8pm in the Outdoor Center Dining Hall in a free event open to all Craftsbury camp participants, houseguests, athletes, employees, and the general public. We encourage anyone with an interest in sport and food to attend what will assuredly be a very informative and engaging evening.

The scientific language of diet and nutrition can be difficult to understand. Nancy Clark has made the translation of this subject into the vernacular her life's work. Between her syndicated column, national lecture tours, her prolific authorship, website, Wheatie Box appearances (even her own nutrition app at the Apple Store!), Nancy is perhaps the best ...

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Nancy Clark Nutrition Talk

10 Jun 2011 @11:13

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to welcome renowned sports' nutritionist Nancy Clark on July 20th. She will speak and field questions beginning at 8pm in the Outdoor Center Dining Hall in a free event open ... go arrow

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New Craftsbury Blog!

8 Jun 2011 @17:01

Our regular visitors may have noticed, but we've added a new feature to the website - a campus wide blog. Our hope is to bring you more of the details and stories from the Center that may otherwise slip through the cracks. You can find the blog here, via the menus on the left of the pages, at www.craftsbury.com/blog, or by clicking on the WordPress "W" to the left at the bottom of the menu list.

Check it out! There's some cool stonework that Keith did, some astonishing pics of the flooding we sustained in the fitness room, coverage of a mountain bike trip by the BKL and more. Hope you enjoy it. The blog also allows comments, so share your thoughts on what you see there too!

Craftsbury Center Blog

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New Craftsbury Blog!

8 Jun 2011 @17:01

Our regular visitors may have noticed, but we've added a new feature to the website - a campus wide blog. Our hope is to bring you more of the details and stories from the Center that may otherwise slip through the ... go arrow

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Disc Golf Course Open for Season

6 Jun 2011 @16:50

The Center’s six-basket, eighteen-tee disc golf course is now open for the season. This scenic course starts and finishes near the Ski Touring Center and traverses a combination of open field, trail and wooded fairways. Holes range from 100 to 400 feet. Disc Golf is a family friendly sport. Anyone can learn the basics quickly and enjoy the good exercise and fun the sport offers.

Disc Golf Course use is for members and house guests. You can find details about annual membership here. While annual membership is a very good value (entitling members to trail uses year round including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, walking, and access to member-specific programming), day memberships are available for students and seniors at $5 and adults at $10.

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Disc Golf Course Open for Season

6 Jun 2011 @16:50

The Center’s six-basket, eighteen-tee disc golf course is now open for the season. This scenic course starts and finishes near the Ski Touring Center and traverses a combination of open field, trail and wooded ... go arrow

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Wednesday Night 5k Trail Series Kicks off June 15th

2 Jun 2011 @13:46

Our second iteration of the Wednesday Night 5k Trail Running Series at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center kicks off on June 15th.  Last year we averaged approximately 20 runners of all ages each week, with runners from 6 countries and 18 different states participating at various times throughout the summer! 

This year we will again use 3 different 5 kiometer courses that we cycle through all summer long.  Come each week and see how your times improve over the summer!  We will keep track of points each week based on the size of the field and the place you finished.  These points will be tallied and a record kept online on the 'Run' section of the Craftsbury website where results from each week can also be found.  At our last run on August 31st we will celebrate the series with a post-race ...

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Wednesday Night 5k Trail Series Kicks off June 15th

2 Jun 2011 @13:46

Our second iteration of the Wednesday Night 5k Trail Running Series at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center kicks off on June 15th.  Last year we averaged approximately 20 runners of all ages each week, with runners from 6 ... go arrow

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2011 Dryland Training Info

31 May 2011 @17:03

Get it while it's hot:  the 2011 Dryland Programming form for all ages is ready for download and mailing to the office. If you're a ski programming participant (or want to be), look over here for your paperwork.

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2011 Dryland Training Info

31 May 2011 @17:03

Get it while it's hot:  the 2011 Dryland Programming form for all ages is ready for download and mailing to the office. If you're a ski programming participant (or want to be), look go arrow

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April Marathon Scene: Boston and Big Sur

9 May 2011 @13:50

The talented and fleet of foot who qualified for Boston this year were granted a perfect day for the annual trek from Hopkinton. Crisp 40 degree temperatures at the start coupled with blue skies and a 20 mph WSW tailwind promised that Patriots Day 2011 would be a PR sort of day.

Craftsbury runner Mike Davi from Richmond, VA took advantage of the conditions and executed a savvy and well constructed race plan. Smart marathoners try to run even splits. Boston is a tough course to nail because of its net downhill over the first half of the race. To run well at Boston requires reining in the excitement the first half and letting it all out the second. Just past halfway, Mike went through Wellesley College and its crowds of Wellesley women feeling strong and relaxed.

“As usual, the women ...

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April Marathon Scene: Boston and Big Sur

9 May 2011 @13:50

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Craftsbury - USSA Club of the Month

3 May 2011 @11:35

Nice mention from USSA of CNSC ski programming - we're club of the month! Check it out on their website.

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Craftsbury - USSA Club of the Month

3 May 2011 @11:35

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2011 Craftsbury BKL Daycamps

27 Apr 2011 @19:15

We’re excited to announce the dates for our 2011 BKL summer daycamps! We will be running two sessions this summer on July 11-15 and August 15-19. Either camp is suitable for experienced 7 and 8 year old skiers up to 13 year olds.

Programming will be the mix of ski instruction, roller skiing, running, paddling, biking and all sorts of other active fun that you know and love. Plus you’ll get the opportunity to try new activities like sculling, biathlon (with real rifles) and orienteering with map and compass.

Camp runs from 9-3pm daily and closes with the now traditional adventure race, wood-fired pizza party, and afternoon on the rope swing!

Each session will be capped at 20 participants, so we urge those interested to take the opportunity to sign up as soon as possible. You can find ...

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2011 Craftsbury BKL Daycamps

27 Apr 2011 @19:15

We’re excited to announce the dates for our 2011 BKL summer daycamps! We will be running two sessions this summer on July 11-15 and August 15-19. Either camp is suitable for experienced 7 and 8 year old skiers up to ... go arrow

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Two GRP athletes to US B Squads for '11-12

26 Apr 2011 @12:28

While the '10-11 winter continues to wind down, plans are already underway for next season. For the Green Racing Project’s Ida Sargent and Susan Dunklee, those plans include an increased role in the US Ski and Biathlon Teams.

Ida Sargent has been nominated to the US Ski Team's (USST) B Squad for the coming winter. B squad members receive invitations and financial support to join USST training camps as well as getting some European race starts that are crucial for continued development at the highest level of nordic skiing. USST generally provides race and wax support for these starts, plus defraying a portion of travel expenses.

After strong early season results in Finland, Sargent's nomination to the team seemed a fairly safe bet. However, lingering effects from a traffic accident in ...

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Two GRP athletes to US B Squads for '11-12

26 Apr 2011 @12:28

While the '10-11 winter continues to wind down, plans are already underway for next season. For the Green Racing Project’s Ida Sargent and Susan Dunklee, those plans include an increased role in the US Ski and ... go arrow

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SBTC's John Graves 3rd at NSR-I

23 Apr 2011 @9:06

SBTC athlete and last year's US U23 LM1x John Graves joined the senior ranks and competed at the NSR-I races at Mercer County, N.J. on Thursday and Friday, earning a spot in the A final of the SR LM1x and ultimately finishing third on the day. John had sculled conservatively to a 13th place finish in Thursday's time trial, employing the time-honored strategy of racers who know the field in their event well enough to leave something in the tank for the semis and finals. In Friday morning's semifinal heats, he turned things up a couple of notches and won his heat to advance to the A final, where he came third behind a pair of Oklahoma City's USRowing Training Center athletes, W. Daly and K. McMahon, who had finished 1-2 in the second of three semifinals. Two of John's current training ...

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SBTC's John Graves 3rd at NSR-I

23 Apr 2011 @9:06

SBTC athlete and last year's US U23 LM1x John Graves joined the senior ranks and competed at the NSR-I races at Mercer County, N.J. on Thursday and Friday, earning a spot in the A final of the SR LM1x and ultimately ... go arrow

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SBTC: Twelve Athletes named to 2011 U23 Crew

15 Apr 2011 @14:09

Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) is pleased to announce the acceptance of a dozen rowers and scullers into our 2011 summer program. This year's SBTC crew of U23 candidates will be comprised of:

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Katie Burke, Duke, W1X/2X
Monique Carter, Michigan State, W1X/2X
Catherine Crowley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, W1X
Alycia Da'Loia-Moore, Boston College, W1X
Claire Kuehnel, Boston University, W1X/2X
Astrid Wettstein, Princeton, W1X/2X

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Benjamin Dann, Brown, M1X/2X
Matt Given, Boston University, M1X/2X
Len Futterman, Boston University, M2X
Hank Moore, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, M2X
Dylan Gould, Cornell, ML2-
Edward O'Neill, Cornell, ML2-

We're excited both by the results this year's class has to their credit (four 2010 Jr/U23 National Team members) as well as the ...

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SBTC: Twelve Athletes named to 2011 U23 Crew

15 Apr 2011 @14:09

Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) is pleased to announce the acceptance of a dozen rowers and scullers into our 2011 summer program. This year's SBTC crew of U23 candidates will be comprised ... go arrow

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Running: Spring Racing News

14 Apr 2011 @16:23

After months of enduring endless snow, icy winds and minimal daylight hours, Craftsbury campers are dusting off their racing shoes and entering the spring racing scene. On April 3rd, Andie Davis and Kitty Jerome lined up for the Urban Environmental Challenge 10k trail race held in historic Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx in New York City. The only 10k course exclusively on trails in New York City, the race was hosted by the Van Cortlandt Track Club and attracted 400 eager spring racers. Generations of cross country runners have tested their mettle on the infamous back hills in the northwestern portion of the park and Andie and Kitty were interested to see how they’d fare on the rough and rugged trails.

Andie was racing just one week after returning from a multi-week trek in Nepal ...

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Running: Spring Racing News

14 Apr 2011 @16:23

After months of enduring endless snow, icy winds and minimal daylight hours, Craftsbury campers are dusting off their racing shoes and entering the spring racing scene. On April 3rd, Andie Davis and Kitty Jerome ... go arrow

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Ergo Circuit Class Suspended

13 Apr 2011 @17:12

We've had a pretty dramatic past couple of days weather wise in the Kingdom with lots of rain and warm temperatures. One of the casualties however was the fitness room - esepecially its carpet. We're still figuring out the scope of the problem and weighing our options for repair. 

In light of the mess though, we regretfully must suspend the Community Fitness Program until at least April 25. We hope that we'll have a better handle on the problem and a plan for attacking it sometime next week and hopefully be able to offer a more definitive timeframe for restarting the fitness class.

Thanks for you patience - we'll definitely be back! Still have questions? Drop a line to Coach Gluckman.

Ergo Circuit Class Information
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Ergo Circuit Class Suspended

13 Apr 2011 @17:12

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2011 Hosmer Community Rowing Club

11 Apr 2011 @16:58

The warmer weather this weekend has gotten us thinking about time on the water. What better way to enjoy that time than in a rowing shell? Beginning May 24, the 2011 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 30. 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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2011 Hosmer Community Rowing Club

11 Apr 2011 @16:58

The warmer weather this weekend has gotten us thinking about time on the water. What better way to enjoy that time than in a rowing shell? Beginning May 24, the 2011 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club will ... go arrow

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2011 CRASH-Bs Camp Raffle Winner

8 Apr 2011 @12:25

Our (very belated) congratulations go out to Teresa Datar who visited our booth and entered our camp week raffle at CRASH-Bs back in snowy February. She will be joining us this summer after we pulled her name from the hat. Congratulations Teresa!

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2011 CRASH-Bs Camp Raffle Winner

8 Apr 2011 @12:25

Our (very belated) congratulations go out to Teresa Datar who visited our booth and entered our camp week raffle at CRASH-Bs back in snowy February. She will be joining us this summer after we pulled her name from ... go arrow

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Introducing Run2Scull, Scull2Run

31 Mar 2011 @9:32

Are you a runner who is intrigued by rowing and wants to learn how to scull? Or perhaps you are a sculler who loves to run but can't imagine coming to Craftsbury and not getting out on Big Hosmer Pond. Our newest camp allows you to use both your running shoes and your oars for some serious cross-training that will take both disciplines to new levels.

Read more, register, and then mark out June 12-17 on your calendar for some real fun and a great learning opportunity!

Full details
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Introducing Run2Scull, Scull2Run

31 Mar 2011 @9:32

Are you a runner who is intrigued by rowing and wants to learn how to scull? Or perhaps you are a sculler who loves to run but can't imagine coming to Craftsbury and not getting out on Big Hosmer Pond. Our newest ... go arrow

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Updated (Now with Sculls) - 2011 Fleet Sale Now Posted

29 Mar 2011 @12:35

Update of 29 March 11 - We've added the sculls we'll be selling this year as well! Click here.

Whether you're a club looking to inexpensively build your fleet or single sculler in the market for a gently used shell, it's worth checking out our 2011 Fleet Sale. We've listed a wide variety of shells, from staples like the Peinert X25 and 26; open-water shells like the Maas 24; wide and stable models like the Maas Aero or Peinert Zephyr, demo models from Fluidesign, Sykes and Vespoli - even a couple of team boats. View the whole list here.

You can put down a deposit as soon as any boat is listed. An estimate of boat pickup or delivery dates are listed on the webpage, next to the price. While the majority of the shells will be available at the end of the season, several are ready to pick up ...

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Updated (Now with Sculls) - 2011 Fleet Sale Now Posted

29 Mar 2011 @12:35

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Marathon Tour Finishers Posted

23 Mar 2011 @14:55

Just a reminder that Tour finishers can see who all took on the 25k course here. We had a bit of a delay in the posting (sorry), but we got them up around a week ago or so. Thanks again for joining us!

Tour Finishers

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Marathon Tour Finishers Posted

23 Mar 2011 @14:55

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How Long Will We Groom?

23 Mar 2011 @14:39

The most common question we've been asked the past week or so has been

How long are you going to groom?"

The short answer - as long as possible while we can provide good skiing. Our snow stake currently shows over 30" of snow after the past day's accumulation. Given this kind of snowpack and some ongoing amazing midwinter conditions right now, why wouldn't we want to see this amazing season keep going?

We aim to groom around 15-30k daily, primarily the core trails and then a longer trail as well. We'll rotate through the longer loops so they each get hit around once a week or so. Please note that the Touring Center (TC) is now closed weekdays. For information, trail passes and rentals, please go to the office. The TC will be open on weekends as long as we have snow and are grooming ...

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How Long Will We Groom?

23 Mar 2011 @14:39

The most common question we've been asked the past week or so has been How long are you going to groom?"The short answer - as long as possible while we can provide good skiing. Our snow stake currently shows over ... go arrow

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Update: BKL Pursuit & Sprint Results

22 Mar 2011 @14:40

The Spring Tour isn't just about fast senior athletes, there's some BKLers ripping it up as well. The Craftsbury BKL parents worked to organize a pursuit and some sprints this afternoon. You can find pursuit results here, including these that break down the splits. Sprint results will be posted in the coming day or so.

Thanks to all for coming out and making this afternoon so fun!

BKL pursuit results
Results w/splits
Sprint results (posted 22 Mar 11)

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Update: BKL Pursuit & Sprint Results

22 Mar 2011 @14:40

The Spring Tour isn't just about fast senior athletes, there's some BKLers ripping it up as well. The Craftsbury BKL parents worked to organize a pursuit and some sprints this afternoon. You can find pursuit results go arrow

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Craftsbury Tops Podium at Biathlon Nationals

22 Mar 2011 @13:32

Craftsbury Green Racing Project biathletes Susan Dunklee and Lauren Jacobs, along with CNSC athletes Tara Geraghty-Moats, Mike Gibson, and Ethan Dreissigacker, competed last week at the US Biathlon National Championships in northern Minnesota.

The racing kicked off with a sprint competition in the pouring rain on Thursday. Though the weather didn't cooperate, three of the five Craftsbury athletes ended the day on top of the podium! Tara won the youth girls 6 km race with a personal best 60% shooting (2-2). In the women's 7.5 km Susan took the win in a tight race, finishing just 3 seconds ahead of second place and shooting 0-3. Lauren had some good shooting with 80% (0-2).

The excitement continued in the junior men's 10 km race. Ethan topped the podium, shooting 2-0 and besting second ...

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Craftsbury Tops Podium at Biathlon Nationals

22 Mar 2011 @13:32

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10/20k Gunderson & Spring Fling Results

21 Mar 2011 @13:19

A weekend's worth of racing hinged on the outcome of yesterday's 10/20k Gunderson start freestyle race. Overall leaders Ida Sargent and Justin Freeman had gaps of 29 and 25 seconds - would it be enough for these rabbits to stay away from the pack of charging chasers behind them?

The women went off first on hard, fast, early morning conditions. The question on everyone's mind was how Sargent could hold up over the longer distance in her weaker discipline. We didn't have to wait long for the answer:  it was only a little over 24 minutes before the ponytailed hometown hero crested the last rise to enter the stadium by herself, claiming the weekend's overall title.

CXC's Maria Stuber won the day's battle, posting the fastest women's time of 23:58, followed closely by Sargent's teammate ...

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10/20k Gunderson & Spring Fling Results

21 Mar 2011 @13:19

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Continuous Pursuit Results

19 Mar 2011 @11:13

Saturday brought the first ever pursuit format event to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Given today's results, Ida Sargent and Justin Freeman may hope that we host a lot more.

Sargent topped UVM's Caitlin Patterson and GRP teammate Hannah Dreissigacker to claim the win. Ida led into the transition zone by 8 seconds over Patterson, and Caitlin had closed some of the gap in the exchange zone with a smooth transition. Ida was able to stretch her lead over the skate leg to finish 11 seconds ahead of the Catamount by the finish.

The men's race was pretty much all Freeman, all the time. Justin had over a 20s led at the transition, enjoyed a smooth exchange and followed his strong classic leg with the second best skate leg on the day to seal a 25 second victory. UVM's Scott Patterson matched ...

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Continuous Pursuit Results

19 Mar 2011 @11:13

Saturday brought the first ever pursuit format event to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Given today's results, Ida Sargent and Justin Freeman may hope that we host a lot more. Sargent topped UVM's Caitlin Patterson ... go arrow

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Prologue Results & Pursuit Startlists

18 Mar 2011 @18:50

The Spring Tour opened with an emphasis on spring. Wet, transformed snow under a mix of bright sunshine and clouds with a blustery wind greeted the competitors. Techs worked to stay ahead of the shifting conditions, but as it seems has recently been the case, most found zeros to be the go to skis today as the warm wind really pushed the water content of the snow to saturation.

Sophie Caldwell's Fischer zeroes carried her to victory - and a decisive one at that. Dartmouth Ski Team's Caldwell pulled 17 seconds out of Stratton's Rachel Hall who had edged hometown hero Ida Sargent by 0.1s.

Middlebury's Doug Debold went out of the gate first, posting the fastest time and holding strong as entire field couldn't touch the Middlebury skier's 7:20.6. The GRP's Matt Briggs and Tim Reynolds came ...

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Prologue Results & Pursuit Startlists

18 Mar 2011 @18:50

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Course Marking Info for Spring Tour

18 Mar 2011 @11:27

Just a quick note as to how the courses are signed this weekend:

Prologue - White signs w/red text
Continuous pursuit - CL leg - white signs w/red text, FS leg - yellow signs w/blue text
20k FS, pursuit start - white signs w/red text

Both the prologue and continuous pursuit are signed currently. 20k FS (and Spring Fling) will be signed tomorrow afternoon.

As mentioned yesterday, here's the course maps location again as well.

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Course Marking Info for Spring Tour

18 Mar 2011 @11:27

Just a quick note as to how the courses are signed this weekend:Prologue - White signs w/red textContinuous pursuit - CL leg - white signs w/red text, FS leg - yellow signs w/blue text20k FS, pursuit start - white ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Spring Tour & Spring Fling - UPDATE

17 Mar 2011 @12:57

With over two feet of snow falling last week on an already superb spring base, the trails at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center are in perfect shape for the upcoming Spring Tour on March 18-20 - this weekend! The festivities kick off with a classic prologue on Friday afternoon, followed by a continuous pursuit on Saturday and handicap start freestyle race on Sunday. Saturday night will feature short 100m out and back sprints for Tour bonus seconds and a BBQ with live music. We're offering special rates to racers for the weekend but we are filling up quickly, so please contact reservations or 802.586.7767.

All up to date race information will be found here, including registration, courses, start times and up to date start lists and results. We are expecting a strong field with large ...

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Craftsbury Spring Tour & Spring Fling - UPDATE

17 Mar 2011 @12:57

With over two feet of snow falling last week on an already superb spring base, the trails at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center are in perfect shape for the upcoming Spring Tour on March 18-20 - this weekend! The ... go arrow

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Reminder

16 Mar 2011 @15:42

Just a reminder to all our great 2010-11 volunteers to RSVP by the end of the day Friday for this year's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (Saturday night at 6:45pm). RSVP your interest to stay@craftbury.com or via phone - 802-586-7767. Should be lots of fun - hope you can join us!

Want to join in the fun? We still need volunteers for this weekend's Spring Tour. You can experience the last high level races on the east coast and you can still be part of the volunteer dinner and raffle for prizes on Saturday night! Contact volunteers@craftsbury.com for details on what jobs are still available.

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Reminder

16 Mar 2011 @15:42

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BKL racing this Saturday!

16 Mar 2011 @8:47

This coming Saturday, March 19, some of Craftsbury's BKL parents are organizing racing for BKL skiers.

Registration is free and opens at 1:30pm. Races will be run one after the other beginning with a Lollipop race at 2:30. After that, a 1k FS race for beginners (all BKL ages), followed by a continuous pursuit/duathlon event. Grades 1-4 will be covering about 2.5k, while grades 5-8 will contest their event over ~5k. Short sprints are also scheduled at 4pm.

These BKL races are a small part of a whole weekend's worth of racing (the Craftsbury Spring Tour) where national caliber skiers will compete at 4races in three days. Come up early for a ski and to watch the really fast skiers have at it. Stay after the BKL races and watch the same racers compete in their own sprints in the late ...

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BKL racing this Saturday!

16 Mar 2011 @8:47

This coming Saturday, March 19, some of Craftsbury's BKL parents are organizing racing for BKL skiers. Registration is free and opens at 1:30pm. Races will be run one after the other beginning with a Lollipop race ... go arrow

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Member Appreciation Day

15 Mar 2011 @13:00

Our winter season is winding down - it’s time to party! We welcome everyone to join us for a day of fun at our Member Appreciation Day, Sunday, March 20. It’s a day of Spring fun for all, but especially Craftsbury members. All members (including Craftsbury & Albany residents) should be sure to take advantage of FREE rentals all day as well as the FREE BBQ with sugar on snow starting at noon. While you enjoy your lunch, you watch some of the Spring Tour racing too.

It’s our way of saying “Thanks!” to all our friends & neighbors for another season of fun! Hope to see you!

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Member Appreciation Day

15 Mar 2011 @13:00

Our winter season is winding down - it’s time to party! We welcome everyone to join us for a day of fun at our Member Appreciation Day, Sunday, March 20. It’s a day of Spring fun for all, but especially Craftsbury ... go arrow

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Kids Day a Huge Success!

15 Mar 2011 @9:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center was proud to host the last installment of NENSA's TD Bank Kids Day this past Sunday. After being rescheduled due to a cold streak in January, the snowy and warm mid-March weather was perfect for a day of fun on skis.

In total we had about 30 kids, plus their families, take part in the games and fun. We started the morning with introductions and a warm-up with Simon Says and Hit the Deck. Then after a group photo, we split up into groups to go around to different stations. The three groups each got to try a downhill slalom course, a speed trap with radar gun, and bean bag biathlon. After a quick snack break of famous Craftsbury chocolate chip cookies, the group reconvened for Feral Cat and Cut-the-Pie. After a morning of fun, kids and their families got to ...

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Kids Day a Huge Success!

15 Mar 2011 @9:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center was proud to host the last installment of NENSA's TD Bank Kids Day this past Sunday. After being rescheduled due to a cold streak in January, the snowy and warm mid-March weather was ... go arrow

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Rumble in the Rain Biathlon Race Results

6 Mar 2011 @13:52

On this rainy, dreary Sunday 15 racers still braved the weather to partake in Craftsbury's first ever biathlon race at Elinor's Hill. Eleven novices, all of whom took part in the biathlon clinics held yesterday afternoon, raced a sprint biathlon race that included two stages of prone shooting (rifles were left for them on the mats) and a loop that went down behind the range. Four racers in the expert category, carrying their own rifles, completed a traditional sprint race (prone-standing). The expert loop also went down behind the range but then turned right to head up the steep biathlon s-curves backwards, returning to the range via Upper Bailey Hazen and Elinor's downhill. For every missed shot, both novice and expert competitors completed a penalty loop, which on the Craftsbury ...

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Rumble in the Rain Biathlon Race Results

6 Mar 2011 @13:52

On this rainy, dreary Sunday 15 racers still braved the weather to partake in Craftsbury's first ever biathlon race at Elinor's Hill. Eleven novices, all of whom took part in the biathlon clinics held yesterday ... go arrow

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Tour Maps & Information

4 Mar 2011 @16:43

In addition to detailed entrant instructions, you can find information about the route for tomorrow's tour in the maps - complete course and village detail. The maps also include info like menus and other details of the aid stations. Check it all out and see you tomorrow!

Entrant instructions
Maps:  complete course, detailed view of village

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Tour Maps & Information

4 Mar 2011 @16:43

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GRP Update: The Birkie and Biathlon in Europe

3 Mar 2011 @16:29

Four Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers recently returned from a trip to the Midwest to race in the famous American Birkebeiner marathon on Saturday, February 26. The crew was also slated to compete in two SuperTour races in Madison, Wisconnsin but unfortunately they were cancelled due to the ongoing political turmoil there. The morning of the Birkie was a bitter cold one but the GRP skiers still posted some impressive results and everyone improved their place from the previous year.

In her first ever Birkie appearance, Hannah Dreissigacker had the top GRP result with an 11th place for women. Chelsea Little improved her result from last year by 22 places, coming in 39th in this year's event. The men were led by Matt Briggs, only 3:54 back from the leader in 21st. Ollie Burruss was 33rd, ...

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GRP Update: The Birkie and Biathlon in Europe

3 Mar 2011 @16:29

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2011 BKL Festival

1 Mar 2011 @17:55

The premier event of the season for youth skiers in New England took place this past weekend at Middlebury College's Breadloaf campus in Ripton, Vermont. The TD Bank Bill Koch League (BKL) Festival is an annual two-day event that captures the spirit of the BKL program:  fun, skiing, and friendly competition. Craftsbury had a big presence at the Festival, skiing for the Northeast Vermont (NEVT) BKL district. And in between snacks of maple cotton candy and sugar-on-snow, there was some great racing to be had.

The highlight of the weekend may have been the very first race, the 1-2 grade mixed gender skate relay. Craftsbury skier Quincy Massey-Bierman finished the first leg with a huge lead, tagging off to fellow NEVT skier Jack Young. He protected the lead as southern Vermont closed from ...

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2011 BKL Festival

1 Mar 2011 @17:55

The premier event of the season for youth skiers in New England took place this past weekend at Middlebury College's Breadloaf campus in Ripton, Vermont. The TD Bank Bill Koch League (BKL) Festival is an annual ... go arrow

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High School Classic Championships

28 Feb 2011 @17:54

Over three hundred Vermont High School racers braved shifting conditions at Craftsbury during the classic day of the 2011 Vermont High School Nordic Ski Championships. One needed to be a complete racer to compete today:  mental toughness, deep fitness, wax knowledge - all needed to be in order to succeed on the Center's courses. Competitors put together many gutsy performances today.

Two of Monday's many interesting storylines were the strength of the Stowe girls' squad and the battle between CVU and Woodstock on the boys' side. The Stowe girls won both of today's events outright and hold a solid 40 point lead over second-placed U-32 in Division II. We're extra proud of the Stowe girl's results as team members Hannah Miller and Lia Van Dyke train with us year-round.

On the boy's side, ...

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High School Classic Championships

28 Feb 2011 @17:54

Over three hundred Vermont High School racers braved shifting conditions at Craftsbury during the classic day of the 2011 Vermont High School Nordic Ski Championships. One needed to be a complete racer to compete ... go arrow

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Biathlon next Weekend

25 Feb 2011 @12:11

We invite skiers ages 13 and up to join us for two special biathlon events next weekend at the range on Elinor's Hill.

Saturday at 3pm will be an Intro to Biathlon clinic. $5 covers ammunition, range use, rifle plus safety and shooting instruction. Please pre-register via the office - space is limited to 20 interested members, houseguests or Marathon Tour participants.

Sunday at 11am will be a short biathlon race. Experienced racers and participants from the biathlon clinic (above) are welcome to test their skills in this low-key event. $5 entry fee, payable DOR only. Meet at Elinor's house for the race.

Your level of experience determines the race and the protocol of the two shooting stages you'll have to complete:

Beginners - prone/prone on standing targets, no rifle carrying required.

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Biathlon next Weekend

25 Feb 2011 @12:11

We invite skiers ages 13 and up to join us for two special biathlon events next weekend at the range on Elinor's Hill. Saturday at 3pm will be an Intro to Biathlon clinic. $5 covers ammunition, range use, rifle plus ... go arrow

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Craftsbury GRP 2011-12 Application Process Open

24 Feb 2011 @16:51

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 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 April 1st and decisions will be made by May 1 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project has enjoyed another successful campaign, with a member earning spots on the Senior and U23 Worlds teams, another on the U26 Biathlon team, several NorAm podiums, the Eastern Cup overall men's winner, and top ten SuperTour finishes 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 sports with a special focus on rowing, ...

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Craftsbury GRP 2011-12 Application Process Open

24 Feb 2011 @16:51

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 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 ... go arrow

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SNOC Challenge Race #2 at Craftsbury

24 Feb 2011 @12:00

What are you doing March 2? How about coming out for a fun afternoon classic 5k! Wednesday the second, we're hosting the Stowe Nordic Outing Club's weekly race. Adding to the fun is that it will be scored both individually and by teams. It's the second of three races in the annual Club Challenge between Onion River Nordic (Montpelier) Stowe Nordic and Craftsbury Nordic ski clubs. All participants score points for their team, regardless of finish. Participation is key!

So join us this coming Wednesday. It's a classic 5k mass-start in a fun, low-key atmosphere. Registration is at 4pm, racing starts at 4:30pm. Another reason to race? As part of the challenge, racers affiliated with any of the three teams do not have to pay any entry fee!

Stowe Nordic Wednesday night race series info

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SNOC Challenge Race #2 at Craftsbury

24 Feb 2011 @12:00

What are you doing March 2? How about coming out for a fun afternoon classic 5k! Wednesday the second, we're hosting the Stowe Nordic Outing Club's weekly race. Adding to the fun is that it will be scored both ... go arrow

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2011 VT HS Nordic Ski State Champs Info

23 Feb 2011 @12:27

Want to come check out the courses for Monday's state classic championships? Maps are posted and courses are marked:

Relay course - Red text on white sign
Individual Race course - Blue text on yellow sign

Keep watching this space for additional information to be posted in the coming days.

Maps: Individual start, Relay, stadium/amenities

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2011 VT HS Nordic Ski State Champs Info

23 Feb 2011 @12:27

Want to come check out the courses for Monday's state classic championships? Maps are posted and courses are marked:Relay course - Red text on white signIndividual Race course - Blue text on yellow signKeep watching ... go arrow