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|  April 2011  |
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2011 CRASH-Bs Camp Raffle Winner

8 Apr 2011 @12:25

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

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2011 CRASH-Bs Camp Raffle Winner

8 Apr 2011 @12:25

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

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Introducing Run2Scull, Scull2Run

31 Mar 2011 @9:32

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

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

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Introducing Run2Scull, Scull2Run

31 Mar 2011 @9:32

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

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

29 Mar 2011 @12:35

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

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

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

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

29 Mar 2011 @12:35

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Marathon Tour Finishers Posted

23 Mar 2011 @14:55

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

Tour Finishers

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Marathon Tour Finishers Posted

23 Mar 2011 @14:55

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How Long Will We Groom?

23 Mar 2011 @14:39

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

How long are you going to groom?"

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

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

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How Long Will We Groom?

23 Mar 2011 @14:39

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

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Update: BKL Pursuit & Sprint Results

22 Mar 2011 @14:40

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

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

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

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Update: BKL Pursuit & Sprint Results

22 Mar 2011 @14:40

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

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Craftsbury Tops Podium at Biathlon Nationals

22 Mar 2011 @13:32

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

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

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

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Craftsbury Tops Podium at Biathlon Nationals

22 Mar 2011 @13:32

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

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10/20k Gunderson & Spring Fling Results

21 Mar 2011 @13:19

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

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

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

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10/20k Gunderson & Spring Fling Results

21 Mar 2011 @13:19

A weekend's worth of racing hinged on the outcome of yesterday's 10/20k Gunderson start freestyle race. Overall leaders Ida Sargent and Justin Freeman had gaps of 29 and 25 seconds - would it be enough for these ... go arrow

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Continuous Pursuit Results

19 Mar 2011 @11:13

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

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

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

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Continuous Pursuit Results

19 Mar 2011 @11:13

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

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Prologue Results & Pursuit Startlists

18 Mar 2011 @18:50

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

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

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

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Prologue Results & Pursuit Startlists

18 Mar 2011 @18:50

The Spring Tour opened with an emphasis on spring. Wet, transformed snow under a mix of bright sunshine and clouds with a blustery wind greeted the competitors. Techs worked to stay ahead of the shifting conditions, ... go arrow

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Course Marking Info for Spring Tour

18 Mar 2011 @11:27

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

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

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

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

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Course Marking Info for Spring Tour

18 Mar 2011 @11:27

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

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Craftsbury Spring Tour & Spring Fling - UPDATE

17 Mar 2011 @12:57

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

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

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Craftsbury Spring Tour & Spring Fling - UPDATE

17 Mar 2011 @12:57

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

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Reminder

16 Mar 2011 @15:42

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

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

RSVP via email
Volunteer this weekend

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Reminder

16 Mar 2011 @15:42

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BKL racing this Saturday!

16 Mar 2011 @8:47

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

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

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

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BKL racing this Saturday!

16 Mar 2011 @8:47

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

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Member Appreciation Day

15 Mar 2011 @13:00

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

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

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Member Appreciation Day

15 Mar 2011 @13:00

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

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Kids Day a Huge Success!

15 Mar 2011 @9:34

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

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

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Kids Day a Huge Success!

15 Mar 2011 @9:34

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

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Rumble in the Rain Biathlon Race Results

6 Mar 2011 @13:52

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

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Rumble in the Rain Biathlon Race Results

6 Mar 2011 @13:52

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

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Tour Maps & Information

4 Mar 2011 @16:43

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

Entrant instructions
Maps:  complete course, detailed view of village

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Tour Maps & Information

4 Mar 2011 @16:43

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GRP Update: The Birkie and Biathlon in Europe

3 Mar 2011 @16:29

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

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

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GRP Update: The Birkie and Biathlon in Europe

3 Mar 2011 @16:29

Four Green Racing Project (GRP) skiers recently returned from a trip to the Midwest to race in the famous American Birkebeiner marathon on Saturday, February 26. The crew was also slated to compete in two SuperTour ... go arrow

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2011 BKL Festival

1 Mar 2011 @17:55

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

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

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2011 BKL Festival

1 Mar 2011 @17:55

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

|  February 2011  |
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High School Classic Championships

28 Feb 2011 @17:54

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

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

On the boy's side, ...

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High School Classic Championships

28 Feb 2011 @17:54

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

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Biathlon next Weekend

25 Feb 2011 @12:11

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

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

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

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

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

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Biathlon next Weekend

25 Feb 2011 @12:11

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

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Craftsbury GRP 2011-12 Application Process Open

24 Feb 2011 @16:51

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due by April 1st and decisions will be made by May 1 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project has enjoyed another successful campaign, with a member earning spots on the Senior and U23 Worlds teams, another on the U26 Biathlon team, several NorAm podiums, the Eastern Cup overall men's winner, and top ten SuperTour finishes to name a few highlights of the year thus far.

The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:

1) to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong sports with a special focus on rowing, ...

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Craftsbury GRP 2011-12 Application Process Open

24 Feb 2011 @16:51

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due ... go arrow

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SNOC Challenge Race #2 at Craftsbury

24 Feb 2011 @12:00

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

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

Stowe Nordic Wednesday night race series info

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SNOC Challenge Race #2 at Craftsbury

24 Feb 2011 @12:00

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

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2011 VT HS Nordic Ski State Champs Info

23 Feb 2011 @12:27

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

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

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

Maps: Individual start, Relay, stadium/amenities

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2011 VT HS Nordic Ski State Champs Info

23 Feb 2011 @12:27

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

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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!

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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.

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New Snow Report Features

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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.
 
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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

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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.

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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:

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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

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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)
Review current volunteer positions

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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

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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

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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!

Ski programming information
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Contact Lucas

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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

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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.

USRA Press Release

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30 Nov 2010 @8:10

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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

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, ... go arrow

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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)
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GRP racing at Muonio this Weekend

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow