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|  February 2011  |
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No Catamounts during President's Week

21 Feb 2011 @15:32

Regrettably, we will not be having Catamounts on Monday or Wednesday.  It is February break for most every New England school. Given the resultant crowds and the demand for skis and equipment we felt it'd be a better decision to only meet on Saturday the 26th and then resume our regular schedule next week. See you then!

Read more about the Catamounts' program

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No Catamounts during President's Week

21 Feb 2011 @15:32

Regrettably, we will not be having Catamounts on Monday or Wednesday.  It is February break for most every New England school. Given the resultant crowds and the demand for skis and equipment we felt it'd be a ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Success at Eastern Cup Finals

21 Feb 2011 @11:30

Despite a prior week of warming temperatures, the NENSA Eastern Cup Finals in New Hampshire went off without a hitch on February 19 and 20. A number of Craftsbury skiers of all ages took part in the races, a few were vying for spots on the New England Junior Olympic team while one was trying to hold onto the Eastern Cup leader's bib.

The weekend started off with the Silver Fox Trot in Hanover, New Hampshire. The course was hard and fast after a cold night, making for some technical downhills. Pat O'Brien and Hannah Dreissigacker used their years of experience training on the course to their advantage (Oak Hill is home to Dartmouth's Nordic team) taking the wins in both the men's and women's 10 km skate races. Wearing the yellow Eastern Cup leader's bib, Pat squeeked out a win with 6 ...

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Craftsbury Success at Eastern Cup Finals

21 Feb 2011 @11:30

Despite a prior week of warming temperatures, the NENSA Eastern Cup Finals in New Hampshire went off without a hitch on February 19 and 20. A number of Craftsbury skiers of all ages took part in the races, a few ... go arrow

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Hosmer Point Snowshoe Trip & Info Session

18 Feb 2011 @19:51

Meet Hosmer Point Camp Director Jon Hammond and learn more about camp programming this Monday, February 21. Jon will lead two snowshoe and sledding trips to the Hosmer Point campus at 10am and 2:30pm. He’ll be at dinner in the dining hall that night as well in advance of an information session at 7:30pm in the Touring Center.

The snowshoe/sled trips and information session are open to anyone interested. Unfortunately dinner is available for houseguests only on Monday.

Remember - if you've got questions check out their developing website, plus you can drop a line to the Hosmer Point folks here.

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Hosmer Point Snowshoe Trip & Info Session

18 Feb 2011 @19:51

Meet Hosmer Point Camp Director Jon Hammond and learn more about camp programming this Monday, February 21. Jon will lead two snowshoe and sledding trips to the Hosmer Point campus at 10am and 2:30pm. He’ll be at ... go arrow

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New Snow Report Features

18 Feb 2011 @18:11

The regular users of the website may have noticed a couple of changes in the snow report. Firstly, we've added an expanded photo of the day gallery, because just like it's hard to have too much skiing, it's hard to have too many pictures of conditions and the goings-on here at the Center.

The second big addition is an expanded, trail by trail breakdown of grooming status. If you're planning your trip up to the Center, you get a clearer idea of what's been done, and when.

Hope you enjoy the new features, and drop us a line if you'd like to see something else added.

Snow Report

 

 

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New Snow Report Features

18 Feb 2011 @18:11

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GRP's Valentine Weekend Wrap

18 Feb 2011 @15:45

Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers were spread around between a number of racing venues this past weekend, from Ruhpolding, Germany to Gatineau, Québec and a number of places in between.

Chelsea Little, Tim Reynolds, and Matt Briggs went north to take part in the Eastern Canadian Championships in Gatineau, Québec. Like the races in Orford, QC a few weeks ago, this was another “mini-tour” that included three races in three days. However, the championship status, FIS-level scoring, and slightly more central location meant that the field was much deeper.

Building on his recent successes, Tim brought home another weekend of impressive results. He kicked off scoring with a podium spot in the mini-tour's opening 3 km skate prologue on the afternoon of Friday February 11. Tim skied to 3rd, ...

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GRP's Valentine Weekend Wrap

18 Feb 2011 @15:45

Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers were spread around between a number of racing venues this past weekend, from Ruhpolding, Germany to Gatineau, Québec and a number of places in between. Chelsea Little, Tim Reynolds, ... go arrow

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2 Weeks to Marathon Tour!

17 Feb 2011 @19:15

We've been enjoying some spectacular spring like weather the past few days:  sunny skies, moderate temperatures and fast snow (though rilling isn't a bad idea). Skiing doesn't get much better!

What better way to celebrate the season, longer days and warmer temps than joining in the Marathon Tour on March 5th? The Tour travels one of the most arguably beautiful skis in New England:  25 open and scenic kilometers from Highland Lodge back to the Center. No timing also means that you also have time to sample items from local restaurants and delis en route. It's a perfect route for families with young skiers.

There's roughly one more week to register online and save some cash, but we will be offering day of event registration as well. Keep checking back on the website as we'll be posting ...

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2 Weeks to Marathon Tour!

17 Feb 2011 @19:15

We've been enjoying some spectacular spring like weather the past few days:  sunny skies, moderate temperatures and fast snow (though rilling isn't a bad idea). Skiing doesn't get much better! What better way to ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Juniors' Strong Results at Home

17 Feb 2011 @17:59

High school skiers from all around Vermont came to Craftsbury for the J2 and Eastern High School Championships (EHSC) Qualifier races. The day started with a two-lap 3 km classic race, followed by a skate race on the same course in the afternoon. The final results from both races were used to name Vermont’s teams to the regional J2 Championships and EHSC races. Craftsbury juniors had some great results on their home course!

Hannah Miller was 5th in both the skate and classic races, while teammate Lia Van Dyke finished 10th in the skate and 6th in the classic. These top results mean that both girls will be representing Vermont at the EHSC in Rumford, Maine at the end of March.

The J2 races provided more drama. Craftsbury junior skier Kristina Dege started off the day with a ...

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Craftsbury Juniors' Strong Results at Home

17 Feb 2011 @17:59

High school skiers from all around Vermont came to Craftsbury for the J2 and Eastern High School Championships (EHSC) Qualifier races. The day started with a two-lap 3 km classic race, followed by a skate race on ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Spring Tour

17 Feb 2011 @17:43

Three Days.
Four Races.
One Tour Winner.

That's our mini-tour format weekend in a nutshell. Racing opens with a 3k classic prologue on Friday afternoon, 15km double pursuit skiathlon mass start on Saturday morning, 200m sprints and BBQ on Saturday evening, and a 20km skate pursuit on Sunday morning. First skier across the line on Sunday wins the overall Spring Tour Title. Don't want to race the whole event? One can race just individual stages as well. Find more details here.

To celebrate spring skiing and this new event, we're offering special rates for the Spring Tour weekend:  $200 gets you a bed for two nights, 5 delicious meals in our dining hall, and entry fees for the entire weekend. Hope you'll come join us!

More Spring Tour information
Registration
Race Flyer

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Craftsbury Spring Tour

17 Feb 2011 @17:43

Three Days.Four Races.One Tour Winner.That's our mini-tour format weekend in a nutshell. Racing opens with a 3k classic prologue on Friday afternoon, 15km double pursuit skiathlon mass start on Saturday morning, ... go arrow

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Early February BKL wrapup

15 Feb 2011 @13:52

Editor's note - In the hubbub around the weekend's J2 races I did not get this BKL roundup from February 10th posted. My apologies to the skiers and readers.

Over the first part of February, Craftsbury BKL skiers have been busy taking part in races and events all over Vermont - and the world! Kestrel Owens spent the time traveling to Lillehammer, Norway to compete in the Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships (JWOC). The races took place the first week of February and Kestrel competed in three events: the sprint, middle, and long distance races. Kestrel was the only US athlete competing at JWOC and was up against the best juniors from all over Europe and at least one skier from Japan. You can find results here.
 
Closer to home, Craftsbury skiers competed in a number of races at ...

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Early February BKL wrapup

15 Feb 2011 @13:52

Editor's note - In the hubbub around the weekend's J2 races I did not get this BKL roundup from February 10th posted. My apologies to the skiers and readers.Over the first part of February, Craftsbury BKL skiers ... go arrow

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UPDATED - J2/EHSC Qualifier Results

13 Feb 2011 @15:41

14 Feb Update - Now find the cumulative times as well:

Boys overall
J2 boys overall
Girls overall
J2 girls overall
Download an overall results set

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Great day here at the Center as we hosted roughly 200 J2 and High School Skiers as they competed for the right to represent Vermont at next month's J2 and Eastern High School Championships. Huge thanks to all the parents and other volunteers without whom the event would not have gone off! It was a great day with nice fast snow - especially on the skate leg. Check out the results, and I suspect keep an eye on NENSA for the team announcements.

Boys Classic
Girls Classic
Boys Freestyle
Girls Freestyle
Download a results set

Congratulations to the qualifiers and good luck to Team Vermont at the championships!

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UPDATED - J2/EHSC Qualifier Results

13 Feb 2011 @15:41

14 Feb Update - Now find the cumulative times as well: go arrow

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SBTC named USRA Training Center Partner

9 Feb 2011 @14:23

The Craftsbury SBTC is happy to announce our acceptance into the USRowing Training Center Partner Program. This program is a new initiative by USRowing to collaborate on the development of athletes that will represent the US internationally - particularly clubs that emphasize training athletes in small boats. (Kind of right in our wheelhouse, eh?)

While the SBTC's goal has always been athlete development, this partnership brings us more fully into the national pipeline and formalizes the relationship between the SBTC and USRowing in a way that should aid ID and selection in both directions.

You can read the full Press release here at USRowing and Partner Program information here.

While you're reading, why not find out more about the SBTC itself? Applications are still being accepted up ...

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SBTC named USRA Training Center Partner

9 Feb 2011 @14:23

The Craftsbury SBTC is happy to announce our acceptance into the USRowing Training Center Partner Program. This program is a new initiative by USRowing to collaborate on the development of athletes that will ... go arrow

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Hosmer Point Camp website now live!

9 Feb 2011 @8:51

Our sister organization, Craftsbury Outdoor Camp at Hosmer Point, has recently made their website public. Check it out to get a better idea of their camp programming this summer. Have a child from 9-15 looking for a great summer camp experience? You can find enrollment information as well. Keep checking back as it will continue to evolve and grow as we draw closer to the summer!

Hosmer Point website

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Hosmer Point Camp website now live!

9 Feb 2011 @8:51

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5th Annual Trinitassaloppet Results

8 Feb 2011 @15:32

For the fifth consecutive year, we were honored to host a small group from Trinity College (CT) at the end of January. In addition to lots of work in the fitness room, the group spent lots of time on the ski trails. After a week of training and instruction, most contested the 5th annual Trinitassaloppet. This freestyle event awards a year of bragging rights to its champion. 

An interloper claimed the crown this year:  Craftsbury fleet manager Troy Howell. Howell had trained with the athletes and eeked out a two second win over Trinity oarsman Peter Field over the course that features much of Duck Pond.

As always, we at the Center enjoyed hosting the Trinity group and apologize for the delayed posting of race results.

Do you have a group that could benefit from time to bond, train or meet ...

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5th Annual Trinitassaloppet Results

8 Feb 2011 @15:32

For the fifth consecutive year, we were honored to host a small group from Trinity College (CT) at the end of January. In addition to lots of work in the fitness room, the group spent lots of time on the ski trails. ... go arrow

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World Juniors Biathlon Wrap-Up

7 Feb 2011 @15:20

CNSC athletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Garaghty-Moates recently finished up their week of racing at biathlon World Youth and Junior Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Ethan raced in the junior men's division, while Tara competed in the youth women's races.

In Tuesday's youth women's individual, Tara had a tough day on the range, missing 16 of 20 shots. As a result she was saddled with 16 minutes of penalties and finished 66th overall. She had the 20th-fastest course time on the day, however, and since she's only been training to shoot a rifle for less than a year, her errrors can be excused.

In Wednesday's junior men's individual, Ethan led the U.S. team with a 38th-place finish. Ethan missed five shots over the course of the four shooting stages and ended up just over ...

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World Juniors Biathlon Wrap-Up

7 Feb 2011 @15:20

CNSC athletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Garaghty-Moates recently finished up their week of racing at biathlon World Youth and Junior Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Ethan raced in the junior men's ... go arrow

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New Dog Trail in Craftsbury

7 Feb 2011 @15:09

Skiers who want to enjoy their favorite sport with a four-legged friend have a new option:  the Cedar Swamp trail on Craftsbury Common. The new trail was built by Sterling College students as part of a service-learning project to create a dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trail on the Common. Although the trail was created in conjunction with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, it is distinct from the rest of the Center’s trails and does NOT require a membership or other payment. (On Center groomed trails, leashed dogs are welcome on the lake trails only).

There have been some great reviews on this classic-only trail. Grooming is currently provided primarily by users themselves skiing or snowshoeing to pack it down. The trail creators respectfully remind all users that good canine ettiquette is ...

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New Dog Trail in Craftsbury

7 Feb 2011 @15:09

Skiers who want to enjoy their favorite sport with a four-legged friend have a new option:  the Cedar Swamp trail on Craftsbury Common. The new trail was built by Sterling College students as part of a ... go arrow

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Stowe EC Results, and Ida in Europe

7 Feb 2011 @13:18

Almost the entire GRP squad raced at the Eastern Cups in Stowe this weekend, with the exception of Ollie, who is recovering from the flu, and Ida, who is racing in Europe (more on that later).

On Saturday, which was combined with the UVM Carnival, the women raced a 5k skate and the men 10k. Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker led the crew by placing 6th and 7th behind UVM's Caitlin Patterson. The pair, who have been racing against each other since they were BKL kids, finished just a second apart. Chelsea Little was the next finisher, placing 26th about 50 seconds behind them, followed by Lauren Jacobs in 53rd. In the men's race, Tim Reynolds finished 7th, just over 30 seconds behind Caitlin's brother Scott Patterson, also representing UVM. Tim was the top non-collegiate racer in the ...

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Stowe EC Results, and Ida in Europe

7 Feb 2011 @13:18

Almost the entire GRP squad raced at the Eastern Cups in Stowe this weekend, with the exception of Ollie, who is recovering from the flu, and Ida, who is racing in Europe (more on that later).On Saturday, which was ... go arrow

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Craftsbury to host Vermont J2/EHSC qualifiers

7 Feb 2011 @13:13

This coming Sunday, February 13, Craftsbury will host the qualifying races to determine the teams that will represent Vermont at the J2 and Eastern High School Championships in March. The qualifier day opens with a classic race at 10am and wraps up with a freestyle racing at 1pm. Both races are interval start and 3km in length. Times from both events will be totalled to determine the top 20 overall boys and girls to compete as Team Vermont in Rumford for the Eastern High School Champs. The same system will be used to find the top 20 J2 (skiers born in 1995 or 96) to represent the state at Gunstock for the J2 Championships.

You can find registration here and more detailed information about the racing here. As one would expect, we do have some volunteer needs - drop us a line if you are ...

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Craftsbury to host Vermont J2/EHSC qualifiers

7 Feb 2011 @13:13

This coming Sunday, February 13, Craftsbury will host the qualifying races to determine the teams that will represent Vermont at the J2 and Eastern High School Championships in March. The qualifier day opens with a ... go arrow

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UPDATE: TD Bank NENSA Kids' Day - Mar. 13!

7 Feb 2011 @12:13

7 Feb 11 Update:  NENSA's Kids Day has been rescheduled to Sunday March 13! What better time to celebrate skiing than the sunny spring time! Information below still applies to March event. Can't wait? Try our Catamounts program for skiers aged 7-12. Read more.

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Youth skiers of all abilities are welcome for a fun day of skiing, games, and delicious food at our TD Bank Kids Day. With generous support from the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) and TD Bank, we will be providing equipment and instruction free of charge to children from the area - anyone who wants can try out the great sport of cross-country skiing! This is the perfect opportunity for kids who have never skied before to come give it a try in a low-key, fun-filled environment.

Stop by the Touring Center between 9 ...

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UPDATE: TD Bank NENSA Kids' Day - Mar. 13!

7 Feb 2011 @12:13

7 Feb 11 Update:  NENSA's Kids Day has been rescheduled to Sunday March 13! What better time to celebrate skiing than the sunny spring time! Information below still applies to March event. Can't wait? Try our ... go arrow

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Lake Placid Biathlon NorAms

4 Feb 2011 @18:50

Craftsbury GRP athletes Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Lauren Jacobs went to Lake Placid this weekend for the last US NorAm biathlon races of the 2010-2011 season. The slightly warmer weather was welcomed by all the athletes that had suffered through the recent brutal temperatures in Jericho. Susan repeated last weekend's performance with another win in Saturday's sprint race, missing only two targets in the two-stage race and finishing in a time of 25:28. Hannah had another strong skiing race and ended up less than a minute behind Susan, good enough for second place even with four misses.  Also counting four misses, Lauren finished in sixth place.

Sunday's race was a true pursuit, adding to the excitement of the four-stage race. With seven misses but strong skiing, Susan ...

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Lake Placid Biathlon NorAms

4 Feb 2011 @18:50

Craftsbury GRP athletes Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Lauren Jacobs went to Lake Placid this weekend for the last US NorAm biathlon races of the 2010-2011 season. The slightly warmer weather was welcomed ... go arrow

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All Marathon Results Available

4 Feb 2011 @9:18

Just a couple of notes. Marathon results can be found here, on the results page. Or click below for quick access -

Onion River Sports Dash for Cash
50k Marathon Splits
HS relay results
Blizzard Man and Woman Results

Don't forget to complete the feedback form too! We need your comments to improve the event for next year.

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All Marathon Results Available

4 Feb 2011 @9:18

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A Win, Two Podiums, & Top-10s for GRP Skiers in U.S. and Canada

31 Jan 2011 @17:56

It was a successful weekend for the Green Racing Project, which split its efforts between the home-field advantage of the Craftsbury Marathon and a weekend of NorAm mini-tour racing in Orford, Quebec. Every skier notched at least one top-10 finish against competitive fields, and a number of them won money - a pretty rare opportunity in our sport!

Pat O'Brien and Dylan McGuffin were the lone athletes to contest the marathon. They started off by going 1-2 in the Dash for Cash the night before, potentially because Pat jumped the gun. It was a pretty good prediction of what was to come, though: Pat skied to a 16-second victory over national champion and 2006 Olympian Justin Freeman. After yoyoing towards and away from the leading pair the whole race, Dylan finished third, just over two and ...

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A Win, Two Podiums, & Top-10s for GRP Skiers in U.S. and Canada

31 Jan 2011 @17:56

It was a successful weekend for the Green Racing Project, which split its efforts between the home-field advantage of the Craftsbury Marathon and a weekend of NorAm mini-tour racing in Orford, Quebec. Every skier ... go arrow

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Marathon Feedback Form

31 Jan 2011 @17:33

We had a great weekend (hope you did too) but we know that there's always room for improvement. One of the most critical parts of the process is to learn from participants both what and how we can improve. Good, bad or indifferent - we value your feedback that you can leave us right here. Please take a moment and complete our 2011 Marathon Feedback form.

2011 Feedback form

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Marathon Feedback Form

31 Jan 2011 @17:33

We had a great weekend (hope you did too) but we know that there's always room for improvement. One of the most critical parts of the process is to learn from participants both what and how we can improve. Good, bad ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Junior and U23 Racers Shine in Four Different Countries

31 Jan 2011 @17:27

Craftsbury's crew of under-23 and junior racers have been busy this weekend, with athletes participating in races in two U.S. states and three foreign countries. Wow!

Ida Sargent was at U23 World Championships for skiing in Otepaa, Estonia, representing the U.S. in the women's classic sprint. On Saturday she was the third U.S. woman to qualify for the heats, skiing to 21st place in the 1.2 kilometer qualifier (Sadie Bjornsen and Jennie Bender were the others, qualifying 11th and 18th). Ida was 12 seconds behind top qualifier Kerttu Niskanen of Finland. In her quarterfinal, she finished fifth, and ended up 23rd overall. It was her only race of the championships.

Over in the Czech Republic, Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Garaghty-Moates were also representing the U.S., this time at World ...

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Craftsbury Junior and U23 Racers Shine in Four Different Countries

31 Jan 2011 @17:27

Craftsbury's crew of under-23 and junior racers have been busy this weekend, with athletes participating in races in two U.S. states and three foreign countries. Wow!Ida Sargent was at U23 World Championships for ... go arrow

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Brief Marathon Wrapup

29 Jan 2011 @18:54

It's been a great day here at the Center:  nice snow, good grooming, hardwax conditions and lots of eager racers! Perhaps none more eager than our four podiums on the day:

50k Men -
Patrick O'Brien
Justin Freeman
Dylan McGuffin

50k Women -
Robyn Anderson
Emily Blackmer
Paige Elliott

25k Men -
Noah Brautigam
Federico Cichero
Jake Hollenbach

25k Women -
Joann Hanowski
Trina Hosmer
Jen Mygatt

You can see full results here. While you're surfing around your post race haze, you can find some pictures from Kris Dobie posted here as part of the NENSA flickr pool.

Thanks to all racers, spectators, volunteers, sponsors and everyone else who made the day such a special one here at Craftsbury!

Results
Some Photos
Additional coverage at NENSA

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Brief Marathon Wrapup

29 Jan 2011 @18:54

It's been a great day here at the Center:  nice snow, good grooming, hardwax conditions and lots of eager racers! Perhaps none more eager than our four podiums on the day:50k Men - Patrick O'BrienJustin FreemanDylan ... go arrow

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Jan. 22-23 Jericho NorAms

26 Jan 2011 @14:11

The Ethan Allen range in Jericho hosted another set of biathlon NorAms this past weekend on January 22-23. Though the temperature hovered around zero for most of the weekend, racers from all over New England and Canada still made the trip to Vermont to take part. In addition, a large contingent of National Guard biathletes were present, helping boost the number of racers.

Saturday's sprint saw two Craftsbury Green Racing Project skiers on the top of the podium. Susan Dunklee, recently returned from competing in IBU cups, missed only one target (standing) in the two-stage race to finish first in the women's category. Hannah Dreissigacker finished second with two misses in prone and three standing. Craftsbury's own Keith Woodard finished first in the master men's category with only two ...

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Jan. 22-23 Jericho NorAms

26 Jan 2011 @14:11

The Ethan Allen range in Jericho hosted another set of biathlon NorAms this past weekend on January 22-23. Though the temperature hovered around zero for most of the weekend, racers from all over New England and ... go arrow

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Vermont Magazine Article

21 Jan 2011 @14:45

Readers of Vermont magazine may have noticed the feature on the Center in the January/Februay 2011 issue. The rest of us can enjoy this copy. Big thanks to Vermont magazine for the article and the .pdf copy for us to post!

Vermont Magazine article

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Vermont Magazine Article

21 Jan 2011 @14:45

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UPDATE: TIME CHANGE - BKL race, Jan. 22

20 Jan 2011 @10:54

Allison VanAkkeren and Adrian Owens are hosting a BKL 2k freestyle race at the Center Saturday, Jan 22. UPDATE - Due to low temperature forecasts, we've moved to a 2pm start time (lollipoppers first, BKL shortly thereafter), 1:15 registration in the yurt. Cost remains $5. There will be ribbons and hot chocolate for all. Following the race, there will be a treasure hunt on skis for kids of all ages.
 
This race is in honor of Pete Johnson and his siblings, all of whom were BKL skiers in their day.  

While payment is day of race, Allison asks that you RSVP what events you and your children will be participating in via email. Volunteer interest or any questions should also be directed to Allison as well.

See you next Saturday!

Contact Allison

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UPDATE: TIME CHANGE - BKL race, Jan. 22

20 Jan 2011 @10:54

Allison VanAkkeren and Adrian Owens are hosting a BKL 2k freestyle race at the Center Saturday, Jan 22. UPDATE - Due to low temperature forecasts, we've moved to a 2pm start time (lollipoppers first, BKL shortly ... go arrow

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COC To Donate to Pete's Greens in Honor of Marathon Volunteers

19 Jan 2011 @14:16

Pete's Greens has recently been added to the list of organizations to which the Center will make a donation in honor of volunteer hours worked at the marathon. It brings the total number of organizations to eight - see the full list here.

Pete's is one of the largest and strongest businesses in Craftsbury, and one of the biggest organic vegetable farms in the state. On January 12th, their beautiful big barn burnt down completely in a devastating fire. The barn housed all of their stored vegetables and meat as well as their vegetable washing and processing equipment and a tractor, and was only insured at about half its value. As a result, Pete's faces a big challenge to get back on its feet: it lost $250,000 worth of food alone.

Pete Johnson has been an incredibly generous member of the ...

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COC To Donate to Pete's Greens in Honor of Marathon Volunteers

19 Jan 2011 @14:16

Pete's Greens has recently been added to the list of organizations to which the Center will make a donation in honor of volunteer hours worked at the marathon. It brings the total number of organizations to eight - ... go arrow

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Susan's Successful Europe Trip Comes to a Close

19 Jan 2011 @10:11

The GRP's Susan Dunklee is back in the Kingdom after a two-week trip to Europe, where she competed in IBU Cup biathlon races. The IBU Cup is a circuit one step below the World Cup, which all athletes have to compete in to qualify for World Cup races. The IBU Cup is modeled directly on the World Cup, right down to the fact that there are only eight weekends of racing. Susan qualified to represent the U.S. by winning a trials race in Mount Itasca, Minnesota, in December.

Her first weekend of competition was in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. In the 15k individual (four shooting stages, one minute penalty per missed shot) and the 7.5k sprint (two shooting stages, penalty loop for each missed shot), Susan finished 48th and 58th - not her best performances, and clearly not what she was hoping ...

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Susan's Successful Europe Trip Comes to a Close

19 Jan 2011 @10:11

The GRP's Susan Dunklee is back in the Kingdom after a two-week trip to Europe, where she competed in IBU Cup biathlon races. The IBU Cup is a circuit one step below the World Cup, which all athletes have to compete ... go arrow

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Hannah leads GRP in Lake Placid

19 Jan 2011 @9:45

This weekend most of the Green Racing Project athletes headed to chilly Lake Placid, New York, to compete in a pair of SueprTours which were held in conjuction with the Saint Lawrence Carnival. Organizers had shifted the race venues when it looked like there was going to be a shortage of snow, and even after the Adirondacks received a massive dump they didn't switch the races back, so Friday's 6k/10k classic race was held on a 2k loop at the Olympic jumps complex, and Saturday's 10k/15k skate was held on the biathlon trails. Given that the actual cross-country ski trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg are very tough and fun to ski, everyone was a little bummed not to be able to race on them.

Never mind, though: the races were plenty difficult as it was. For Saturday's race, the short loop ...

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Hannah leads GRP in Lake Placid

19 Jan 2011 @9:45

This weekend most of the Green Racing Project athletes headed to chilly Lake Placid, New York, to compete in a pair of SueprTours which were held in conjuction with the Saint Lawrence Carnival. Organizers had ... go arrow

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GRP Partners with Brighter Planet

19 Jan 2011 @9:26

The Green Racing Project is pleased to announce a new partnership with Brighter Planet, the Vermont based carbon mitigation company best know for its fusion of carbon offsets with the credit card business.  Brighter Planet has agreed to offset of all the GRP's race related travel for the 2010-11 ski season, some 110,000 lbs of CO2.

We've struggled with finding ways to balance our needs as ski racers with our environmental goals and the Center's mission.  We aren't going to skip important races just because we have to travel to get to the starting line.  This new relationship with Brighter Planet, while certainly not a solution to the transportation conundrum, certainly helps in this constant balancing act," says team member Tim Reynolds.

The carbon offset market has been a subject of ...

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GRP Partners with Brighter Planet

19 Jan 2011 @9:26

The Green Racing Project is pleased to announce a new partnership with Brighter Planet, the Vermont based carbon mitigation company best know for its fusion of carbon offsets with the credit card business.  Brighter ... go arrow

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Camp Purchase!

14 Jan 2011 @15:13

We’re excited to announce the purchase of the neighboring Windridge Tennis Camp facility by our parent non-profit foundation. The 55-acre facility is contiguous with the property of the Outdoor Center and includes 3000 feet of beautiful waterfront. Craftsbury ski trails cross the camp property as well. The decision to purchase the camp is in keeping with the third prong of our mission:  to protect and manage the surrounding land, lake and trails.

We will continue to run the former Windridge facility as a summer camp for kids, but with a new name and focus. Craftsbury Outdoor Camp at Hosmer Point will put more emphasis on the lifelong sports and activities that we know and love—and that fit our mission—such as sculling, mountain biking, xc running, and canoeing, while also maintaining ...

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Camp Purchase!

14 Jan 2011 @15:13

We’re excited to announce the purchase of the neighboring Windridge Tennis Camp facility by our parent non-profit foundation. The 55-acre facility is contiguous with the property of the Outdoor Center and includes ... go arrow

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Ida named to US World Championship Team

13 Jan 2011 @13:49

It was announced yesterday that Craftsbury Green Racing Project member Ida Sargent has been named to the 2011 U.S. Cross Country World Championship Team. The 2011 World Championships will be held in Oslo, Norway at the end of February. Ida will be one of 14 American skiers contesting the event. You can read the USSA press release here at Fasterskier.

Ida has also been named to the U23 World Championship team that will be competing in Otepää, Estonia at the end of this month. The U23 World's program will include Ida's strong suit - the classic sprint. U23 World's information can be found on its website.

Way to go Ida! It's going to be great watching one of our own on the sport's biggest stage.

Fasterskier hosts USSA's press release
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Ida named to US World Championship Team

13 Jan 2011 @13:49

It was announced yesterday that Craftsbury Green Racing Project member Ida Sargent has been named to the 2011 U.S. Cross Country World Championship Team. The 2011 World Championships will be held in Oslo, Norway at ... go arrow

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GRP at Nats - FS sprints

11 Jan 2011 @10:37

After an up and down week, Craftsbury skiers closed US Nationals with some freestyle sprint results that were perhaps a bit closer to what they had envisioned coming into the week.

Saturday's conditions were rock hard in Rumford - perfect for fast times. Hopes ran high after the GRP qualified four skiers for the open heats:  Tim Reynolds, Pat O'Brien, Dylan McGuffin and Hannah Dreissigacker on the women's side. Craftsbury skiers Alex Schulz and Tara Geraghty-Moats missed the open qualifier but made the U23 and J2 heats respectively. Results from open qualifying:

Men -
Tim- 5
Pat- 10
Dylan- 21
Alex Schulz- 39 (0.88s from qualifying in the open category - pretty deep field when 9 people fit in 0.88s!)
Matt Briggs- 55

Women -
Hannah- 22
Tara Geraghty-Moats- 47
Chelsea Little- 57
Lauren Jacobs- 68

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GRP at Nats - FS sprints

11 Jan 2011 @10:37

After an up and down week, Craftsbury skiers closed US Nationals with some freestyle sprint results that were perhaps a bit closer to what they had envisioned coming into the week. Saturday's conditions were rock ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in January VT Sports

7 Jan 2011 @14:53

This month's issue of Vermont Sports is out now and features some familiar faces. From the cover, to a profile of skier Hannah Miller, to the reader athlete (member Paul Bierman), to Tim's article on carbon offsets on the website, you'll find plenty of Craftsbury you'll recognize. Check it out!

VTSports.com
Hannah Miller profile
Tim's article
Paul Bierman profile

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Craftsbury in January VT Sports

7 Jan 2011 @14:53

This month's issue of Vermont Sports is out now and features some familiar faces. From the cover, to a profile of skier Hannah Miller, to the reader athlete (member Paul Bierman), to go arrow

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Volunteers Needed!

7 Jan 2011 @10:45

Volunteering offers a unique experience of the Marathon that can net the participant a variety of benefits:  from lunches and merchandise raffle entries to donations to your favorite non-profits! Volunteering also makes a great non-profit group fundraiser as the Center makes a donation for your hours worked. (Think class trips, Boy Scout troops, etc).

We have a niche for almost everyone, regardless of your interest or age. And the vast majority of these opportunities do NOT require you to be a skier - only to be a friendly, generous representative of the NEK! Read more about volunteering here, and find specific Marathon volunteer opportunities here.

General Volunteer information (benefits and so forth)
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Volunteers Needed!

7 Jan 2011 @10:45

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GRP at Nats - CL and FS distance

7 Jan 2011 @10:34

For many, it's not quite been the week that was hoped for at Nationals. Organizers and competitors have struggled with the January thaw, techs have fought through wax struggles, and now much of the Craftsbury team is fighting illness. Not exactly how the Nationals script was supposed to read, but the show goes on. Overcoming shifting conditions, weather challenges and tough terrain with balance, grit and grace is all part of nordic skiing - right?

The classic distance races went off on Wednesday. The racing was postponed from a scheduled Tuesday start to allow organizers additional time for snowmaking and grooming. In addition to the change of date, the format was shifted from mass start to interval start, a necessary accommodation for the 2.5k loop.

Sadie Bjornsen and Lars Flora (both ...

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GRP at Nats - CL and FS distance

7 Jan 2011 @10:34

For many, it's not quite been the week that was hoped for at Nationals. Organizers and competitors have struggled with the January thaw, techs have fought through wax struggles, and now much of the Craftsbury team ... go arrow

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Marathon Maps, Seeding Online

7 Jan 2011 @10:34

We've recently posted more details surrounding the 30th Annual TD Bank Marathon. Click here to check out the course maps and over here for the seeding information. The seeding list also has an explanation of criteria and petition process information on the same page. Only three more weeks!

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Marathon Maps, Seeding Online

7 Jan 2011 @10:34

We've recently posted more details surrounding the 30th Annual TD Bank Marathon. Click go arrow

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GRP at Nats: CL Sprint

3 Jan 2011 @16:23

Over the weekend, 14 Craftsbury skiers travelled to Maine eager to test themselves against the US ski community. Their bodies may have passed the first exam, but under the tricky conditions the wax didn't quite make the grade.

Black Mountain, the site of this week's 2011 US Cross Country Championships, has suffered the same thaw as the rest of the northeast. The resulting mixed conditions has given organizers and athletes a whole other layer of challenges to adapt to.

While there were strong performances as Ida, Tim and Pat qualified for the heats (with Hannah missing by under a second), it's hard not to wonder what might have been as the crew struggled with wax selection and in Ida's case, the lingering effects of injury.

Luckily, there's another four races to exorcise such questions. ...

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GRP at Nats: CL Sprint

3 Jan 2011 @16:23

Over the weekend, 14 Craftsbury skiers travelled to Maine eager to test themselves against the US ski community. Their bodies may have passed the first exam, but under the tricky conditions the wax didn't quite make ... go arrow

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Two More Craftsbury Biathletes to Europe

2 Jan 2011 @15:54

Craftsbury biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Geraghty-Moats punched their tickets to Europe this winter with strong performances at the US Junior Worlds' Biathlon Trials. They have been named to the US Junior Men's and Youth Women's teams respectively and will compete at the Junior World Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic from 29 January through 5 February 2011.

The trials races were part of the NorAm Cup #2 held at Jericho's Ethan Allen Firing Range. Scores from all three days of racing were used to determine the 2011 US Junior team.

Tuesday's event was a Sprint competition of 10k for the Junior Men and 7.5k for Tara and the Youth Women. Mike Gibson, long time CNSC skier and current UVM skier rode solid shooting to finish 7th. Ethan and Tara struggled on the range and ...

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Two More Craftsbury Biathletes to Europe

2 Jan 2011 @15:54

Craftsbury biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Tara Geraghty-Moats punched their tickets to Europe this winter with strong performances at the US Junior Worlds' Biathlon Trials. They have been named to the US Junior ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Classic - CANCELED

1 Jan 2011 @13:18

The New Year thaw has put the 2011 Craftsbury Classic on ice. While we've avoided any precipitation beyond some occasional drizzle here at the Center, the continued unseasonable temperatures have made conditions unsuitable for racing. This combined with forecasts that indicate little likelihood of cooler temperatures until well after the race's scheduled start have left us no choice but cancel this edition of the event. As stated in the calendar, racers who registered via NENSA will receive a full refund.

Thanks for your understanding, and let's all do start our snowdances to turn this thaw around!

 

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Craftsbury Classic - CANCELED

1 Jan 2011 @13:18

The New Year thaw has put the 2011 Craftsbury Classic on ice. While we've avoided any precipitation beyond some occasional drizzle here at the Center, the continued unseasonable temperatures have made conditions ... go arrow

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December Running Results

24 Dec 2010 @17:39

California's 2010 autumn racing season ended at the California International Marathon in Sacramento on December 4th. Billed as one of the fastest courses in the country, runners flock to the race looking to score PR's as well as qualifying times for the Olympic Trials and Boston Marathon. A tight-knit group of Craftsbury coaches and runners journeyed west in search of fast times:  coaches Brett Ely, Eric Blake and Melissa Rittenhouse were joined by Craftsbury campers Mike Davi and Holly Baker-Wong of Richmond, VA.

Brett, Eric and Melissa were all hunting their respective Olympic Trials A standard qualifying time. The men's and women's Trials will be held in Houston on January 14, 2012. Brett and Melissa have already earned entry with the B standard time (2:47:00). However, athletes ...

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December Running Results

24 Dec 2010 @17:39

California's 2010 autumn racing season ended at the California International Marathon in Sacramento on December 4th. Billed as one of the fastest courses in the country, runners flock to the race looking to score ... go arrow

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Double Victories for Tim Headline Eastern Cup Weekend

23 Dec 2010 @18:56

The NENSA Eastern Cup openers in Craftsbury and Jericho were a big success for Craftsbury athletes, with the highlight being Tim Reynolds' pair of wins in the open men's races.

In Saturday's skate sprint on Murphy's Field, Tim skied to a convincing win over Kevin Cutts of Northern Michigan University. The A Final was packed with Craftsbury athletes - Dylan McGuffin and Pat O'Brien, Tim's Green Racing Project (GRP) teammates, finished third and fourth. And the B Final had familiar faces, too: Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club's (CNSC) Alex Schulz finished second, for eighth place overall, and the GRP's Matt Briggs ended up eleventh overall. CNSC athlete Ethan Dreissigacker, skiing for Dartmouth, briefly led his heat before falling back to end up 23rd overall, and the GRP's Ollie Burruss ...

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Double Victories for Tim Headline Eastern Cup Weekend

23 Dec 2010 @18:56

The NENSA Eastern Cup openers in Craftsbury and Jericho were a big success for Craftsbury athletes, with the highlight being Tim Reynolds' pair of wins in the open men's races.In Saturday's skate sprint on Murphy's ... go arrow

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Eastern Cup Photos

23 Dec 2010 @13:14

Some awesome photos from the weekend can be found at John Lazenby's website. Definitely worth checking out!

John Lazenby Eastern Cup Gallery

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Eastern Cup Photos

23 Dec 2010 @13:14

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Susan Is Europe-Bound!

20 Dec 2010 @15:50

You heard it here first: Susan is headed for Europe!

After three days of trials races at Mount Itasca, Minnesota, the GRP's own Susan Dunklee was selected to represent the U.S. at the January IBU Cup races in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, and Altenberg, Germany.

In Thursday's mass start race, Susan finished second, a minute and one second behind Haley Johnson (U.S. National Team) and with one more penalty. In Saturday's sprint race, she slipped to fourth. Johnson won again, followed by BethAnn Chamberlain (Maine Winter Sports Center) and Lanny Barnes (U.S. National Team). It appeared that Susan's hopes of racing in Europe might be slipping away, because only two athletes would be selected.

But in Sunday's pursuit race, she came roaring back. Since the race series was a trials series, not a ...

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Susan Is Europe-Bound!

20 Dec 2010 @15:50

You heard it here first: Susan is headed for Europe!After three days of trials races at Mount Itasca, Minnesota, the GRP's own Susan Dunklee was selected to represent the U.S. at the January IBU Cup races in Nove ... go arrow

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Eastern Cup Day 1 Wrapup

18 Dec 2010 @18:50

Fine day of racing here at Craftsbury. Watch NENSA for the Virtual Team Captain's Meeting updates, go to Flying Point Road for photos of the day's action (some pics are on NENSA, and we'll be posting some of ours too), and results will be on NENSA and BART timing. See everyone tomorrow!

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Eastern Cup Day 1 Wrapup

18 Dec 2010 @18:50

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Catamounts Postponed

17 Dec 2010 @13:08

It looks like we'll be holding off on the start of the Catamount program until Monday, the 20th. Craftsbury is hosting the Eastern Cup races this weekend, and the sprint race schedule overlaps the tentative startup time. Hope to see you all Monday at 3:00 at the Touring Center!

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Catamounts Postponed

17 Dec 2010 @13:08

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Dec.11 Ski-O Results

15 Dec 2010 @11:17

Adrian Owens has been generous enough to put together some intro to Ski-O events, most recently December 11. Around a dozen hearty souls took on the course. Adrian has this report:

Mild temperatures and reasonably snowy trail conditions made for a fun ski-orienteering event with all contestants finding all the controls.  Some skiers were trying the sport for the first time, while others are getting ready for upcoming age group World Championship races in Norway in February. 

Skiers started at intervals of about 5 minutes and later as map holders became available from early finishers.  The first place racer was well ahead of the pack whose times were very close for 2nd-5th place.

Some rules were clarified, such as: it is okay to take off your skis for a short cut ...

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Dec.11 Ski-O Results

15 Dec 2010 @11:17

Adrian Owens has been generous enough to put together some intro to Ski-O events, most recently December 11. Around a dozen hearty souls took on the course. Adrian has this report:Mild temperatures and reasonably ... go arrow

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Podiums for Pat and Chelsea!

13 Dec 2010 @17:39

A small but dedicated group of Craftsbury skiers made the trek to Bolton Valley yesterday for their opening race. Luckily, it was a small but fast group, too, and at the end of the day the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club is sitting in third place in the NENSA club standings behind Northwest Vermont Endurance and the University of Vermont!

The snowy, windy morning began with BKL races. Lauren Gillot finished second behind Nathaniel Kuzio in the 4k race for J3's... and she was only 50 seconds back, so watch out, boys! Benjamin Gillot and Marika Massey-Bierman were first and second in the 2k race for J4's, and Benjamin only edged Marika by a second. Finally, Quincy Massey-Bierman was the top lollipopper.

The women's race was not a close one. Caitlin Patterson of UVM took first by 58 seconds ...

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Podiums for Pat and Chelsea!

13 Dec 2010 @17:39

A small but dedicated group of Craftsbury skiers made the trek to Bolton Valley yesterday for their opening race. Luckily, it was a small but fast group, too, and at the end of the day the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club ... go arrow

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Ski-O Race this Saturday

9 Dec 2010 @15:21

If you're feeling a deficit for your competitive juices after the cancelation of the Opener, why not join Adrian for a ski orienteering (ski-o) clinic and race this Saturday? The clinic is at 1pm and interval race starts at 2pm.

You can learn about the sport and practice a sprint style course, about 4 km. Skating or classic skis will work. A few map holders are available to borrow. If snow is spotty, bring running shoes and a compass.

Registration:  Day of race only. Clinic is free. Race: $5 for adults, $3 for kids.

Drop a line to Adrian if you have any questions. Don't forget to join us on January 2nd too, when we'll be offering another opportunity to try this unique sport.

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Ski-O Race this Saturday

9 Dec 2010 @15:21

If you're feeling a deficit for your competitive juices after the cancelation of the Opener, why not join Adrian for a ski orienteering (ski-o) clinic and race this Saturday? The clinic is at 1pm and interval race ... go arrow

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10-11 Catamounts' Ski Program

9 Dec 2010 @13:27

The Catamount ski program for kids ages 7-12 is back for another winter of fun! This program aims to build enthusiasm for nordic skiing through skill development and ski play. Participants will learn both skating and classical techniques with lots of instruction, casual tours, drills, and most of all - fun and games!

This season's Catamounts will begin Saturday, December 18 at 2pm and run on Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 with Saturday sessions from 2-3:30 until the end of snow (April?). Don't hesitate to join us if you can't make the opening session - there's plenty of opportunities to join in.

Program costs are $50/child for the season or $25/child for weekend programming only. Scholarships are available. Craftsbury Outdoor Center membership is required to participate in ...

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10-11 Catamounts' Ski Program

9 Dec 2010 @13:27

The Catamount ski program for kids ages 7-12 is back for another winter of fun! This program aims to build enthusiasm for nordic skiing through skill development and ski play. Participants will learn both skating ... go arrow

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Opener is CANCELED

8 Dec 2010 @12:37

Regrettably we are canceling the December 11 Craftsbury Opener. We have decent coverage from the recent snow fall, but not enough on the connections out to Murphy's. As noted in the calendar listing, participants who registered online will receive full refund of race entry.

Join us next week for the TD Bank Eastern Cup Opening weekend!


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Opener is CANCELED

8 Dec 2010 @12:37

Regrettably we are canceling the December 11 Craftsbury Opener. We have decent coverage from the recent snow fall, but not enough on the connections out to Murphy's. As noted in the go arrow

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Wrapping up November's Running Results

3 Dec 2010 @14:46

Craftsbury running campers have been out and about in some of the largest and most historic races in the world over the past month.

Jules Winkler, 79 years old and a 19-year Craftsbury camper, raced in the historic Athens Classic Marathon in Greece on Halloween. This year’s race honored the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon! Jules explained why he targeted this event:  “It’s one of the toughest courses out there. My goal is to run marathons in my 80’s and 90’s and to set the world record for a marathon when I am 100!”

Jules trains 50 miles per week, has run 37 marathons, including a marathon on each of the seven continents. He finished the Athens marathon in 6:41:37 and said, “This was my toughest marathon yet - 22 miles of hills. Beyond the terrain, I even helped a lady ...

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Wrapping up November's Running Results

3 Dec 2010 @14:46

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Craftsbury at Hooch, Silver Skiff

30 Nov 2010 @9:26

While the SBTC athletes have headed for warmer climes, we do have a couple of November results to highlight. 2010 U23 1x LW John Graves won the Champ 1x at the Head of the Hooch by a solid margin.

Further afield, Daniela Nachazelova took 4th place at the Silver Skiff in Turin, Italy. The 11k stake race on the Po River attracted 560 rowers from around the globe. Daniela has coached with us in the past and spent the fall training with and sharing some of her international experience with the SBTC athletes.

Way to go scullers!

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Craftsbury at Hooch, Silver Skiff

30 Nov 2010 @9:26

While the SBTC athletes have headed for warmer climes, we do have a couple of November results to highlight. 2010 U23 1x LW John Graves won the Champ 1x at the Head of the Hooch by a solid margin. Further afield, ... go arrow

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MacDermott Named USRA Jr National Team Coach

30 Nov 2010 @8:10

We mentioned it earlier, but it bears repeating on the website:  Craftsbury Senior Associate Director Kevin MacDermott has been named as Men's Head Coach for the 2011 Junior National Team. Congratulations Kevin! We're sure that Kevin's mix of organizational and technical savvy will serve the Junior National Team well.

You can read the full USRowing press release announcing the hiring here.

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Ida in World Cup Mini-Tour!

28 Nov 2010 @17:14

Our very own Ida Sargent - a Craftsbury skier since she was small, and a current member of the Green Racing Project - just competed in a World Cup mini-tour in Kuusamo, Finland. It was Ida's second weekend of World Cup racing - in the first, she competed in America's first women's relay in more than a decade.

This weekend, Ida continued to accomplish great things. In Friday's classic sprint, she finished 33rd - the top American, and just 1.5 seconds out of qualifying for the quarterfinals! She told FasterSkier that she felt flat, and it was really tough to be that close when I know I could have skied faster."

On Saturday, she followed up her sprint with a great performance in the 5k classic. Her 45th-place finish put her 1:20 back from Marit Bjoergen of Norway, the winner, but only 30 ...

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Ida in World Cup Mini-Tour!

28 Nov 2010 @17:14

Our very own Ida Sargent - a Craftsbury skier since she was small, and a current member of the Green Racing Project - just competed in a World Cup mini-tour in Kuusamo, Finland. It was Ida's second weekend of World ... go arrow

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GRP Results from the Weekend

24 Nov 2010 @8:39

The Green Racing Project athletes had a busy week all over the world, with athletes competing in three different countries. Here's a roundup of the results.

The most exciting racing happened in Gallivare, Sweden, where Ida Sargent competed in her very first World Cup race. She sat out of Saturday's 10k skate, instead making her debut in the 4x5k relay on Sunday. Ida started the whole thing - she was the first leg, scrambling through a crowd of the best skiers in the world. After a few kilometers of good skiing, she bonked, and eventually tagged off to Kikkan Randall in 19th place. But it wasn't the end of the world: Randall, Morgan Arritola, and Liz Stephen helped the team to a 12th-place finish. It was the first women's relay the U.S. has fielded in a decade, and it was all thanks to ...

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GRP Results from the Weekend

24 Nov 2010 @8:39

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GRP Slideshow, Clothes Swap, and Potluck

23 Nov 2010 @12:35

Clean out your closets, bring a dish to share, and come join Craftsbury members and staff for a fun evening event on Saturday December 11.

How it works:  This is an opportunity to get rid of those clothes you no longer wear or want (particularly winter items). Bring your bagged clothes and a potluck dish to the dining hall at 5:30 that Saturday. We will lay the clothes out on tables during dinner - please separate your clothing into men's, women's and children's items. After dinner everyone will have the opportunity to go digging for new treasures! Any items that remain after the evening will be shipped to Second Chance in Morrisville.

The skiers of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project will also be on hand to share photos and stories from their recent trip to Finland. Ever wondered how ...

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GRP Slideshow, Clothes Swap, and Potluck

23 Nov 2010 @12:35

Clean out your closets, bring a dish to share, and come join Craftsbury members and staff for a fun evening event on Saturday December 11.How it works:  This is an opportunity to get rid of those clothes you no ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Racing this Weekend

19 Nov 2010 @14:16

The GRP skiers are split this weekend, with Ida getting a World Cup start in Gällivare, Sweden with the US Ski Team, Susan Dunklee is in Canmore, Alberta at the USBA Trials, while most of their teammates are in Rovaniemi, Finland for a weekend of racing.

The World Cup features two races this weekend:  a 10/15k freestyle event and a 4x5/10k relay on Sunday. You can follow the action on fasterskier.com or at the event website. There's a cool course preview here.

Rovaniemi is an all classic affair this weekend with a sprint and a 5/10k on Sunday. It's not clear how much coverage will be available, but fasterskier is a good bet and the event website is here.

Meanwhile, team member Susan Dunklee is at the USBA trials in Canmore, Alberta which wrap up today with the mass start. You can ...

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Craftsbury Racing this Weekend

19 Nov 2010 @14:16

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Hard at (Trail)work

18 Nov 2010 @13:12

We have all enjoyed the trail work that has been done all summer, but Eric and his team are still at it, putting the finishing touches on the trails this fall, grading, smoothing, making small re-routes and improving drainage where needed. The trails look phenomenal - even with some new cairns along the side as Keith pursues excavator art!

One of the bigger projects we have undertaken is rehab of the Center to Highland Lodge Connector Trail. The work is pretty well finished and it looks great. We have made some of the toughest sections safer by widening, smoothing and banking turns, resulting in a much more skiable trail for a broader range of skiers. We also worked at improving drainage and mitigating erosion with new ditches, bridges and culverts. This has the added benefit of ...

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Hard at (Trail)work

18 Nov 2010 @13:12

We have all enjoyed the trail work that has been done all summer, but Eric and his team are still at it, putting the finishing touches on the trails this fall, grading, smoothing, making small re-routes and ... go arrow

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2011 Florida Winter Weekend

18 Nov 2010 @11:02

Even the most dedicated scullers need a break from the wintry routine of weight training, erg sessions, cross-training and stretching. That's why we're adding a weekend camp session for experienced scullers from January 7-9 to our SBTC training trip.

Join SBTC head coach Larry Gluckman along with Craftsbury coach and fleet manager Troy Howell for a mid-winter break in Deland, Florida. The curriculum will be based on our 36 years of sculling instruction, with a balance of dock talks, on-water instruction in a variety of shells (oriented more toward team boats), video analysis, and other training talks with a big dose of social time for more discussion and conversation with your fellow campers and coaching staff.

You can find complete details here, and registration forms here. If you're ...

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2011 Florida Winter Weekend

18 Nov 2010 @11:02

Even the most dedicated scullers need a break from the wintry routine of weight training, erg sessions, cross-training and stretching. That's why we're adding a weekend camp session for experienced scullers from ... go arrow

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10-11 Membership and Ski Programming

18 Nov 2010 @10:27

The ski season is nearly here! You've got your wood for the stove, your skis are ready, we're working on the trails, snow tires are on the car...what are we forgetting? Oh yeah! Membership to Craftsbury!

Our 2010-2011 membership paperwork is ready for you to download and complete to access a full year of fun. The affordably priced membership offers you unlimited nordic skiing and summer trail access plus a wide range of activities, events and opportunities related to lifelong sports, sustainability and the environment. In addition, your membership helps support projects related to the mission of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, now beginning its third year as a non-profit organization.

Membership gives the holder:
     • Unlimited trail use '10-'11 (Note that not all winter trails are ...

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10-11 Membership and Ski Programming

18 Nov 2010 @10:27

The ski season is nearly here! You've got your wood for the stove, your skis are ready, we're working on the trails, snow tires are on the car...what are we forgetting? Oh yeah! Membership to Craftsbury!Our go arrow

GRP results from Muonio, Finland

16 Nov 2010 @15:06

As you may have noticed from reading all the blog posts, the Green Racing Project started its season last weekend in Muonio, Finland. The athletes have now completed four races, with a few very impressive results.

Last Sunday, they competed in a preview" classic sprint. Ida Sargent qualified second and ended up fourth, which was an excellent result. The rest of the team didn't make the heats, partly because the organizer reduced the size and number of quarterfinal heats due to the cold. Otherwise, Hannah Dreissigacker and Pat O'Brien would have moved on as well. The team's efforts boded well for the future.

And the next weekend, a large contingent of World Cup skiers arrived, and the races were really on. Friday's competition was a skate sprint, and Sargent proved that her earlier ...

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GRP results from Muonio, Finland

16 Nov 2010 @15:06

As you may have noticed from reading all the blog posts, the Green Racing Project started its season last weekend in Muonio, Finland. The athletes have now completed four races, with a few very impressive ... go arrow

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Early Season Lodging Deals

11 Nov 2010 @15:54

The temperature is dropping, snow is in the air and heavy frost greets us each morning: winter 2010-11 will soon be here! To celebrate, we're offering an early opening deal: if a weekend from November 19 - December 17 is snowy we will open our lodging with skiing and continental breakfast at a special B&B rate of only $55/adult/night (kids are even cheaper)! This is a great opportunity for families, ski clubs, teams and others seeking early season bargains and snow time.

Read all about the package here!

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Early Season Lodging Deals

11 Nov 2010 @15:54

The temperature is dropping, snow is in the air and heavy frost greets us each morning: winter 2010-11 will soon be here! To celebrate, we're offering an early opening deal: if a weekend from November 19 - December ... go arrow

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GRP racing at Muonio this Weekend

11 Nov 2010 @12:41

While racing started last weekend (quite auspiciously for Ida it's worth adding), the race season starts in earnest this weekend with a freestyle sprint, 5/10k classic mass start and 5/10k freestyle in Muonio, Finland.

You can read a preview on Fasterskier that Chelsea wrote here. Competitions can be followed via the organizer's website - though it's not clear if the results will be real time or not. Of course, given that Finland is 7 hours ahead of the eastern standard time zone, by the time we wake up tomorrow qualifying and the first rounds of heats should already be complete.

Best of luck skiers!

Fasterskier coverage of FIS kickoff (7 Nov)
Fasterskier preview of Muonio weekend
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GRP racing at Muonio this Weekend

11 Nov 2010 @12:41

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2011 SBTC: Now accepting applications

11 Nov 2010 @10:36

Our bridge for pre-elite U23 and Senior athletes had another amazing year, sending three boats to U23 World Championships, and winning its first medal. We've recently posted the application for this coming year online. The application is appropriate for all SBTC programming, including the January training trip to Deland, FL.

In addition to the application, you can read more about the program, read about some of our alumni, and check out the blog with some of Coach Gluckman's workout series. The deadline for consideration for summer programming is March 1, 2011 (though if you want to apply for the January training trip you'll want to get your application back to Coach Gluckman ASAP).

We're really proud and excited by what the SBTC has accomplished to this point and are eager to see ...

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2011 SBTC: Now accepting applications

11 Nov 2010 @10:36

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Fall Regatta Raffle Winners

11 Nov 2010 @9:45

We had a great time as always during head racing season, being part of the fun at the Head of the Oklahoma and Charles. We got to see lots of old friends at both places - plus make lots of new ones as well!

Our own little competition at both events was our raffle for a free week of camp. From the HOKC entrants we drew the name of Laura Henry who was extra excited as her friends stayed with us in 2010 and have been talking about the experience ever since.

The lucky winner of the HOCR raffle is Caitlin Ryan. Any time one wins a great prize like this is a lucky day, but Caitlin was drawn out of the largest number of raffle entrants we've ever had at any regatta.

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who visited the booth this fall. Hope we'll see many of you next summer.

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Fall Regatta Raffle Winners

11 Nov 2010 @9:45

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Marathon Registration - NOW OPEN!

30 Oct 2010 @14:03

What are you doing at midnight this Halloween? Why not close the ghoulish day by entering the 2011 Marathon? Registration for the 2011 event opens on SkiReg at 12:01AM and November's the best time to enter - the cheapest TD Bank Marathon entry you'll get! Don't miss our 30th anniversary!

2011 TD Bank Marathon Registration

2011 TD Bank Marathon Tour Registration (March 5, 2011)

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Marathon Registration - NOW OPEN!

30 Oct 2010 @14:03

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Craftsbury at HOCR

25 Oct 2010 @11:41

Craftsbury had a strong presence at Head of the Charles (HOCR) this weekend, with a very attractive vendor booth as well as coaches and athletes competing in many different races.

The booth was staffed mainly by Troy and Kimberly Howell, whose friendly faces attracted a record number of visitors. Brian Gluck's gorgeous cedar backdrop drew a lot of compliments too, as did the 90 dozen chocolate chip cookies which were handed out! Craftsbury coaches Norm Graf, Larry Gluckman, Liza Dickson, Noel Wanner, Ric Ricci, Anne Holmes, Alie Fishman, and other helped with the booth as well. Stay tuned to hear who won a free week at Craftsbury in the raffle!

While we could never list everyone with Craftsbury ties who competed this weekend, we can share some performances we’re aware of. ...

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Craftsbury at HOCR

25 Oct 2010 @11:41

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GRP Preparing for Finland Trip

21 Oct 2010 @11:41

The dryland training season for the Craftsbury Green Racing Project has finally wrapped up, and the athletes are now looking forward to a 4-week on-snow camp in Finland, which departs on Monday.

They are leaving behind a string of successful time trial results. Last weekend, they competed at Climb to the Castle, a 5-mile rollerski race up the Whiteface Toll Road in Lake Placid. The race was attended by the U.S. Ski Team, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, CXC Team Vertical Limit, and the U.S. Nordic Combined team, among others. Ida Sargent led the group with a fifth-place finish in the women's race, followed by Hannah Dreissigacker in 8th, Chelsea Little in 9th, and Lauren Jacobs in 11th. The men were led by Tim Reynolds in 11th place, ahead of Matt Briggs in 19th, Pat O'Brien in ...

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GRP Preparing for Finland Trip

21 Oct 2010 @11:41

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Craftsbury Running Results - Early October

13 Oct 2010 @11:42

This past weekend saw Craftsbury running campers and coaches competing across the country at races in Boston, Scranton and Chicago.

Over 7000 women raced the 35th annual Tufts 10k for women on Columbus Day in Boston. Among them was Craftsbury coach, Brett Ely. Coming back from a lengthy injury-induced hiatus, Brett re-entered the racing world placing 33rd in 36:45. Sporting the bright yellow Boston Athletic Association colors, Brett helped her team seal their 5th place team finish. Brett’s post-race assessment:   “It was great to stand on a starting line with butterflies in my stomach, to cross a finish line with lactic acid in my legs, and to get a checkpoint to move forward from.”

Four Craftsbury runners also lined up on Beacon Street. Andie Davis placed 11th in her 50 – 59 age group ...

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Craftsbury Running Results - Early October

13 Oct 2010 @11:42

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BKL skier named to US Jr. Ski-O team

9 Oct 2010 @11:42

Craftsbury BKL skier Kestrel Owens has been named to the US Jr. National Ski-orienteering Team and will be traveling to Lillehammer, Norway for the Jr. World Championships, January 31-February 6, 2011. Here's a copy of the writeup from the Hardwick Gazette (thanks to them for providing us with a copy!), and we'll all be able to follow Kestrel's progress at the Jr. World's website.

Way to go Kestrel!

Hardwick Gazette Article
Jr. World Championships Website

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BKL skier named to US Jr. Ski-O team

9 Oct 2010 @11:42

Craftsbury BKL skier Kestrel Owens has been named to the US Jr. National Ski-orienteering Team and will be traveling to Lillehammer, Norway for the Jr. World Championships, January 31-February 6, 2011. Here's a copy ... go arrow

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See Solar Output in Real-Time!

7 Oct 2010 @8:09

Craftsbury recently announced the installation of eight large solar arrays in the Upper Soccer Field, which will provide more than a third of the Center's electricity - you can read that press release here.

Now the Center has some new news - you can track the panels' electrical output online! All Earth Renewables has an online system which posts stats day by day. To see what we're producing, point your browser to here. Depending on the weather, output so far has varied by more than a factor of three - it's pretty cool to how what's happening outside correlates to solar output.

Happy tracking!

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See Solar Output in Real-Time!

7 Oct 2010 @8:09

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Gilbertson is new CNSC Assistant

7 Oct 2010 @7:56

The Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club is pleased to announce the hiring of a new assistant coach, Marc Gilbertson. A resident of Vermont since childhood, Marc has been a teacher at Lamoille Union High School since he graduated from Colby College in 1991.

Marc enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a racer. At Colby, surprised D-I skiing by qualifying for NCAA's out of a D-II program. He continued skiing after college, even while working full-time as a teacher, and became a marathon specialist, finishing 2nd in the 50k at Nationals a few years later. He took a year-long sabatical to train for the 2008 Olympics, which he qualified for by winning a 30K Gold Cup Race in Lake Placid. Other highlights of Marc's career include being the top U.S. skier at the 2004 American Birkebeiner, just 10 ...

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Gilbertson is new CNSC Assistant

7 Oct 2010 @7:56

The Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club is pleased to announce the hiring of a new assistant coach, Marc Gilbertson. A resident of Vermont since childhood, Marc has been a teacher at Lamoille Union High School since he ... go arrow

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Graves second at Senior Trials

4 Oct 2010 @11:42

Tom Graves was the lone SBTC competitor still standing in the final days of senior trials. In the open single, Graves was hoping for two wins so that he would be selected to represent the United States at the World Championships in New Zealand next month.

In the first final on Thursday, Tom had the slowest start of four entries through the 1,000 meter mark, but closed the gap with a strong drive to the finish. He ended up second, 1.3 seconds behind Ken Jurkowski, and only 0.2 seconds ahead of Martin Etem, an entry from the USRowing Training Center. Notably, Tom's splits were almost dead-even for the first and second halves of the race, while both Etem and Mchael Sivigny slowed down and could not maintain their early pace.

Tom's second-place finish guaranteed him a spot in the one-on-one ...

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Graves second at Senior Trials

4 Oct 2010 @11:42

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Victory, defeat at Senior Trials

29 Sep 2010 @8:22

The skeleton crew of remaining Small Boat Training Center athletes headed to Princeton, New Jersey this week for Senior Trials. The winners of the 5-day regatta will be rewarded with a trip to New Zealand for World Championships this month.

Racing began on Tuesday morning with a strong wind. Coach Larry Gluckman said, To describe the conditions as rowable in the first 500m is generous.  Quartering starboard head winds at 12-15 phm gusts made the starting area an open water crossing."

The first Craftsbury athletes to see action were Johnny Hood and Tom Graves in the open single. They were seeded in the same heat, where Hood took an early lead, with open water by the 500 meter mark. By 1000 meters, he had been passed by Jamie Koven, and after Graves rowed through him, Hood called it a ...

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Victory, defeat at Senior Trials

29 Sep 2010 @8:22

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Craftsbury at 5th Ave. Mile

28 Sep 2010 @16:55

The 30th edition of the famed 5th Avenue Mile included several Craftsbury campers. The straight-as-an-arrow course starts on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue near East 80th St. and it heads one mile south to East 60th St. The slight uphill and downhill in the middle of the course, combined with the tricky aspect of running a straight mile rather than the usual four laps on a track, makes for a challenging race.

Four Craftsbury middle distance runners stepped down in distance to test themselves over the iconic course.  With a premium on aggressive racing, combined with speed and power, the mile is not an easy distance to master.

Leading the way was Eduardo Ribeiro Ferreira who placed 10th in his 35 – 39 age group heat in 4:45. Andie Davis ran 6:23 to score 5th in her 50 – 59 age group heat.

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Craftsbury at 5th Ave. Mile

28 Sep 2010 @16:55

The 30th edition of the famed 5th Avenue Mile included several Craftsbury campers. The straight-as-an-arrow course starts on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue near East 80th St. and it heads one mile south to East 60th St. The ... go arrow

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HOH Men's Record Lowered

27 Sep 2010 @16:00

We've been remiss in not covering this sooner:  after an earlier shattering of the women's Head of the Hosmer records, a sculler went under the men's Head of the Hosmer course record. Peter Graves is the new record holder in a scorching 10:11, lowering the record by two seconds.

In a rare coincidence, Peter lowered the record in the presence of the previous record holder - Craftsbury coach Taylor Washburn who went 10:15 on the day. Congrats to Peter and apologies for not writing your accomplishment up sooner.

Watch this week for the last Hosmer of 2010 in the Results section. You can also find an archive of results there as well.

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HOH Men's Record Lowered

27 Sep 2010 @16:00

We've been remiss in not covering this sooner:  after an earlier shattering of the women's Head of the Hosmer records, a sculler went under the men's Head of the Hosmer course record. Peter Graves is the new record ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Podiums at Green Mountain Head

27 Sep 2010 @11:43

A number of Craftsbury scullers competed at the Green Mountain Head Race in Putney, Vermont, yesterday, bringing home prizes of maple syrup and bags of apples. The Green Mountain Head is always exciting, as it is one of only a handful of races in which are still out-and-back, requiring a turn around a stake" halfway through the race.

Judy Geer, co-owner of the Outdoor Center, won the women's 55- to 64-year-old division in 23:49. It was a repeat win for Judy, who said that the race was "much harder than practice!" She received some maple syrup for her efforts. Craftsbury Sculling Center coach Ellen Braithewait finished eleventh in 26:30.

Craftsbury men were led by longtime coach and occasional Small Boat Training Center athlete Taylor Washburn, who finished second in the 19- ...

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Craftsbury Podiums at Green Mountain Head

27 Sep 2010 @11:43

A number of Craftsbury scullers competed at the Green Mountain Head Race in Putney, Vermont, yesterday, bringing home prizes of maple syrup and bags of apples. The Green Mountain Head is always exciting, as it is ... go arrow

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The Center now runs on solar!

24 Sep 2010 @11:43

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center recently made a big move to become more sustainable, installing eight large solar panel arrays in the upper soccer field. This system will provide 36% of the Center’s electricity without relying on fossil fuels, requiring any inputs, or creating any waste.

The panels were manufactured and installed by AllEarth Renewables, a Williston, Vermont manufacturer dedicated to the “triple bottom line”: people, planet, and profits. The Center was excited to work with a local company so that its investment can benefit fellow Vermonters.

Each array consists of 20 panels. The arrays are unique in that they use a global positioning system (GPS) to rotate around their center support and track the sun as it moves across the sky. The “trackers” produce 35 to 45% more ...

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The Center now runs on solar!

24 Sep 2010 @11:43

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center recently made a big move to become more sustainable, installing eight large solar panel arrays in the upper soccer field. This system will provide 36% of the Center’s electricity ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Coach and Runners at Reach The Beach Relay

23 Sep 2010 @11:01

Craftsbury running coach Melissa Rittenhouse joined a group of Craftsbury marathon week runners at the Reach the Beach Relay on September 17th and 18th.  Running from NH’s Franconia Notch to Hampton Beach, 200 miles in 24 hours, the Reach the Beach relay is the longest distance running relay race in the United States.

Each 12-person team travels in a van and rotates through 36 transition areas. Each runner runs three legs of the relay of varying length and difficulty totaling 16.6 miles each.

Along with Melissa, Craftsbury runners Mike Davi, Holly Baker-Wong, EJ Gorman, and Kerry Loucks and their team placed 15th out of 430 teams and 3rd in the open co-ed division.  Their team averaged 6:56/mile for 209 miles for a total time of 24 hours, 10 minutes and 36 seconds. 

Everyone survived, ...

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Craftsbury Coach and Runners at Reach The Beach Relay

23 Sep 2010 @11:01

Craftsbury running coach Melissa Rittenhouse joined a group of Craftsbury marathon week runners at the Reach the Beach Relay on September 17th and 18th.  Running from NH’s Franconia Notch to Hampton Beach, 200 miles ... go arrow

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Rigging Basics Handout Posted

14 Sep 2010 @16:20

We've just added to our information available on line - you can find our rigging basics handout here, along with a number of other useful pdf downloads in this section. Enjoy!

Craftsbury Rigging Basics Handout

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Rigging Basics Handout Posted

14 Sep 2010 @16:20

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Craftsbury Coach Wins Silver at Worlds

14 Sep 2010 @16:16

Craftsbury Running Coach Eric Blake was part of the American silver medal team in Slovenia at the World Mountain Running Championships over Labor Day weekend. He placed 27th overall and was the fourth American across the line. Each team has six members and the top five for each team count in the scoring. The silver is one place improved from 2008's history-making bronze medal for the Americans. The gap to the winning Eritrean team remains formidable, but with steady progress the Americans are becoming a force on the World Mountain Running stage.

The men's race was held over a 12 kilometer course with more than 4,200 feet of vertical gain. The route narrowed over its length and the surface went from grass to pavement to gravel to steep rocky forests and alpine areas. There was one ...

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Craftsbury Coach Wins Silver at Worlds

14 Sep 2010 @16:16

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Three Lakes Tour Canceled

14 Sep 2010 @11:43

Regrettably, we've elected to cancel the 2010 Three Lakes Tour due to lack of registrations. As you may recall, we ran the event as pre-registration only and requiring a minimum of 20 participants to hold it. We didn't make that number this year, so have canceled this year's edition. Watch the website and be sure to join us for next year's version!

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Three Lakes Tour Canceled

14 Sep 2010 @11:43

Regrettably, we've elected to cancel the 2010 Three Lakes Tour due to lack of registrations. As you may recall, we ran the event as pre-registration only and requiring a minimum of 20 participants to hold it. We ... go arrow

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GRP VT Sports Column

9 Sep 2010 @12:16

Catch the September/October GRP Vermont Sports column here.

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GRP VT Sports Column

9 Sep 2010 @12:16

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New Running Camps Director

8 Sep 2010 @20:38

After four years of coaching at Craftsbury, Lynn Jennings will tackle a new challenge in 2011 as the Director of the Running program at Craftsbury. A three time Olympian and 1992 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist, Lynn started running when she was 14, the only girl on her high school cross country team in Harvard, MA.

Thousands of miles later, she arrived in Craftsbury in 2007 and has been sharing her passion, knowledge and expertise with our runners every summer since then.

A 1983 Princeton University graduate, Lynn lives in Portland, OR.  She trail runs in Forest Park every day with her dog Towhee. An avid sculler, Lynn rows on the Willamette River in Portland. At Craftsbury, when she is not leading the running camps she can be found on Big Hosmer honing her sculling skills.

We're ...

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New Running Camps Director

8 Sep 2010 @20:38

After four years of coaching at Craftsbury, Lynn Jennings will tackle a new challenge in 2011 as the Director of the Running program at Craftsbury. A three time Olympian and 1992 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist, ... go arrow

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2010 Running Camp Wrapup

8 Sep 2010 @9:27

Another successful and memorable summer of running camps has come to an end.  Runners tested their mettle on the tough hills of Craftsbury, honed their speed with track workouts and reveled in the beauty of the 10 mile Ridge Run, the most beautiful run in the Northeast Kingdom. 

After a week of running camp, runners head home rejuvenated and ready to tackle their autumn training and racing schedules with a renewed sense of purpose and focus. 

Please join us next year for a week of camaraderie, fun and plenty of top notch running.  Our enthusiastic and experienced coaching staff will be ready to show you how valuable a week of running camp can be. 

See you next summer!

2010 Camp photos

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2010 Running Camp Wrapup

8 Sep 2010 @9:27

Another successful and memorable summer of running camps has come to an end.  Runners tested their mettle on the tough hills of Craftsbury, honed their speed with track workouts and reveled in the beauty of the 10 ... go arrow

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Volunteer Meeting

7 Sep 2010 @11:43

We have a big winter planned:  hosting an TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup weekend, the TD Bank Marathon, Vermont High School State Championships, the Marathon Tour, plus a full slate of other events for the season. Want to be a part of the excitement? Here's your chance! We're looking for volunteers to help us welcome the ski world to your home trail system at the Center.

Volunteering can take many different forms, from timing races, feeding athletes, first aid, course setup - the exact tasks vary from race to race. A volunteer team member is a critical part of any successful event: you are right next to the action, sharing your favorite trails with the rest of the community. Depending on the level of responsibility and volunteer involvement, team members are also eligible for more tangible ...

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Volunteer Meeting

7 Sep 2010 @11:43

We have a big winter planned:  hosting an TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup weekend, the TD Bank Marathon, Vermont High School State Championships, the Marathon Tour, plus a full slate of other events for the season. Want ... go arrow

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Trail Run Series Points posted

1 Sep 2010 @10:04

The 2010 trail run series is winding down - only 3 races left including tonight's! You can find where you're at in the overall points on the results page here. The link is for results through last week's race on August 25th. All future races will have the current cumulative points listed below the results for that week's race. Hope you can make the racing as we wrap up the trail running year!

Series points totals through 25 August 2010

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Trail Run Series Points posted

1 Sep 2010 @10:04

The 2010 trail run series is winding down - only 3 races left including tonight's! You can find where you're at in the overall points on the results page go arrow

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Great Deals remain in 2010 Boat and Oar Sale

27 Aug 2010 @11:52

Want a new boat but need to keep your budget intact? We still have a good variety of shells and sculls available in this summer's boat and oar sale. Peinert 26s, 25s, and a Dolphin, plus boats by Hudson and Sykes remain if you're looking for a shell, with sculls from C2, Croker and Dreher to complete your rig. Buy now, pick them up or meet us at one of the fall regattas and we'll deliver them. Don't miss this easy way to pick up a great deal on a well-maintained boat from our fleet.

Full sale listing

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Great Deals remain in 2010 Boat and Oar Sale

27 Aug 2010 @11:52

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Hosmer Rowing Club Success

27 Aug 2010 @11:44

The Center has offered sculling to local youth in various forms since around the turn of the century, but having expanded the offering this summer to include all ages, we're having a banner year getting Vermonters on the water. As of two weeks ago, we had 75 different scullers participate in the Hosmer Rowing Club. This represents 335 documented boat launches since the program's start on May 11! Wow!

Huge thanks to all the participants, SBTC athletes, interns and staff for bringing such a vibrancy to this program. Will we make 100 scullers before the program wraps up this fall? Join us Tuesdays or Fridays if you haven't already - full details here

Hosmer Rowing Club information

 

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Hosmer Rowing Club Success

27 Aug 2010 @11:44

The Center has offered sculling to local youth in various forms since around the turn of the century, but having expanded the offering this summer to include all ages, we're having a banner year getting Vermonters ... go arrow

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Wildlife Sighting Map

27 Aug 2010 @11:17

Chelsea has been working on a cool mapping tool to share the wildlife you see in and around Craftsbury. This interactive map was inspired by the Staying Connected Initiative, a multi-agency project which studies and preserves important wildlife corridors from New York to Maine and Massachussetts to Quebec. The area around the Hosmers is an important piece in this large habitat block, which explains why our community is home to so many different kinds of wildlife.

You can document wildlife sightings as well as learn more about what everyone else is seeing as well. The map and instructions are here, in the Hosmer Ponds Group section of the website.

Hosmer Ponds Wildlife Map

Hosmer Ponds Watershed Group

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Wildlife Sighting Map

27 Aug 2010 @11:17

Chelsea has been working on a cool mapping tool to share the wildlife you see in and around Craftsbury. This interactive map was inspired by the Staying Connected Initiative, a multi-agency project which studies and ... go arrow

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Sweet Cedar Single Track Photo Album Up

27 Aug 2010 @11:04

We have some photos that will give you a better sense of the first Sweet Cedar Singletrack race on Sunday. Check them out.

Picasa web album

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Sweet Cedar Single Track Photo Album Up

27 Aug 2010 @11:04

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Sweet Cedar Singletrack Results

22 Aug 2010 @15:06

Bit of a damp one at the most recent incarnation of the Craftsbury mountain bike race - the 2010 Sweet Cedar Singletrack 20k yesterday. 14 brave souls weathered the morning's drizzle.

It ended up being a family affair for Eben and Ida Sargent, brother and sister from Orleans. Eben was able to capitalized on a flat by early leader Adam Whitney of Waitsfield, VT to claim the win in the men's division, while Ida removed much of the drama early in her win over teammate Susan Dunklee of Barton.

Thanks to all who came out, and thanks to the sponsors, Onion River Sports and Vermont Peanut Butter Company.

Full results

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Sweet Cedar Singletrack Results

22 Aug 2010 @15:06

Bit of a damp one at the most recent incarnation of the Craftsbury mountain bike race - the 2010 Sweet Cedar Singletrack 20k yesterday. 14 brave souls weathered the morning's drizzle.It ended up being a family ... go arrow

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Final SBTC results from NSRIII

21 Aug 2010 @13:14

Friday and Saturday were the last two days of racing at National Selection Regatta III at Lake Mercer, NJ. The three SBTC boats competed in finals, which were the last races of the summer season for many of the athletes.

On Saturday, the women's doubles of Shay Seager and Emily Dreissigacker and the Donald sisters competed in the B Final. Dreissigacker and Seager ended up on top in a time of 7:10.5, only 0.4 seconds ahead of the second-place boat, a US Rowing entry from the Princeton Training Center. Coach Larry Gluckman said, Emily and Shay demonstrate some senior speed and won the B final over one of the US Training Center doubles, Vesper and Potomac, posting a respectable 7:10 on flat water with no wind conditions." Rebecca and Elizabeth Donald finished fifth in the heat in 7:36.9. ...

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Final SBTC results from NSRIII

21 Aug 2010 @13:14

Friday and Saturday were the last two days of racing at National Selection Regatta III at Lake Mercer, NJ. The three SBTC boats competed in finals, which were the last races of the summer season for many of the ... go arrow

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Successful BKL Camp Finishes Up!

21 Aug 2010 @12:59

Our second BKL camp of the summer just finished up, and it was a success! The camps are run by the Green Racing Project athletes, and are aimed at kids ages 7-13 and introduce them to summer ski training. We had a lot of help with this camp, and are really grateful to everyone who made it possible.

Monday started off with a rollerskiing in the morning and canoing in the afternoon. The kids were introduced to orienteering on Tuesday, with the help of orienteering masters Adrian Owens, Allison Van Akkeren, and Simeon Daniyov. While a number of kids concluded that orienteering was hard", they did a great job and learned some good compass skills.

Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, kids had a chance to try both sculling and biathlon. Sculling was taught by Small Boat Training Center athletes ...

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Successful BKL Camp Finishes Up!

21 Aug 2010 @12:59

Our second BKL camp of the summer just finished up, and it was a success! The camps are run by the Green Racing Project athletes, and are aimed at kids ages 7-13 and introduce them to summer ski training. We had a ... go arrow

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September Sculling Programming Space

19 Aug 2010 @12:56

We're in the midst of a great summer for our sculling camps - the next available opening is in September! But we have some special upcoming opportunities in our camps, including a Yoga for Scullers themed week, a Race Prep Track weekend, and two Foliage & Sculling camps timed to coincide with peak foliage in Vermont.

Fall is a great time to come to enjoy a sculling camp here at Craftsbury. So why not check out the schedule and make time for one last hurrah this season?

Camp Schedule
Race Prep Track
Yoga and Sculling
Foliage and Sculling

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September Sculling Programming Space

19 Aug 2010 @12:56

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2010 Three Lakes Tour

16 Aug 2010 @12:24

A new event we're offering this year to 50 participants:  paddle, kayak or scull Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake, and Big Hosmer Pond in one day. Over 20 miles of paddling possible in this untimed event. The Three Lakes Tour is a great way to celebrate as another glorious summer on the water winds down with a long day on the water, while a portion of your entry supports the Green Mountain United Way's Northeast Kingdom Food Shelves. Read full details.

2010 Three Lakes Tour information

Registration form

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2010 Three Lakes Tour

16 Aug 2010 @12:24

A new event we're offering this year to 50 participants:  paddle, kayak or scull Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake, and Big Hosmer Pond in one day. Over 20 miles of paddling possible in this untimed event. The Three ... go arrow

New Masters Ski Camp

16 Aug 2010 @11:59

We're really excited to be able to bring serious masters' athletes this weekend of training opportunities and information that will help both this season as well as into the future. The long weekend of October 1-4, 2010 will offer lots of coaching on technique, testing to see where you're at currently in your training, plenty of opportunities to get good workouts in, and great knowledge from top coaches that will keep helping you now and in the future.

Should be a great time, and at a great price: $375 for 4 days/3 nights including everything (lodging, meals, coaching - you name it), with a 3 day/2 night option as well. If you're a master who's serious about your training and performance, you'll want to be sure to attend.

Full details on the Performance Training for Masters Skiers camp

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New Rollerski Rules

16 Aug 2010 @11:37

We've posted some new guidelines for rollerskiers. All dryland programming participants of any age must read the rules, and sign their agreement to them to participate in Craftsbury dryland training. These rules are very important for safety, for being good neighbors and protecting the valuable training resource that our well-maintained, lightly traveled roads offer.

Download the rules here

 

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New Rollerski Rules

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