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|  December 2010  |
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Podiums for Pat and Chelsea!

13 Dec 2010 @17:39

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

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

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

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Podiums for Pat and Chelsea!

13 Dec 2010 @17:39

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

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Ski-O Race this Saturday

9 Dec 2010 @15:21

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

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

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

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

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Ski-O Race this Saturday

9 Dec 2010 @15:21

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

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10-11 Catamounts' Ski Program

9 Dec 2010 @13:27

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

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

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

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10-11 Catamounts' Ski Program

9 Dec 2010 @13:27

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

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Opener is CANCELED

8 Dec 2010 @12:37

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

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


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Opener is CANCELED

8 Dec 2010 @12:37

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

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Wrapping up November's Running Results

3 Dec 2010 @14:46

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

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

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

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Wrapping up November's Running Results

3 Dec 2010 @14:46

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 go arrow

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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!

Head of the Hooch results
Silver Skiff results

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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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MacDermott Named USRA Jr National Team Coach

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)
Fasterskier preview of Muonio weekend
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GRP racing at Muonio this Weekend

11 Nov 2010 @12:41

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2011 SBTC: Now accepting applications

11 Nov 2010 @10:36

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

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

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

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2011 SBTC: Now accepting applications

11 Nov 2010 @10:36

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Fall Regatta Raffle Winners

11 Nov 2010 @9:45

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

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

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

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

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Fall Regatta Raffle Winners

11 Nov 2010 @9:45

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

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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

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 go arrow

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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

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Victory, defeat at Senior Trials

29 Sep 2010 @8:22

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

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

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

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Victory, defeat at Senior Trials

29 Sep 2010 @8:22

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

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Craftsbury at 5th Ave. Mile

28 Sep 2010 @16:55

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

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

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

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Craftsbury at 5th Ave. Mile

28 Sep 2010 @16:55

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

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HOH Men's Record Lowered

27 Sep 2010 @16:00

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

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

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

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HOH Men's Record Lowered

27 Sep 2010 @16:00

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

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Craftsbury Podiums at Green Mountain Head

27 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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

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

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Craftsbury Podiums at Green Mountain Head

27 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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The Center now runs on solar!

24 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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

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

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The Center now runs on solar!

24 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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Craftsbury Coach and Runners at Reach The Beach Relay

23 Sep 2010 @11:01

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

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

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

Everyone survived, ...

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Craftsbury Coach and Runners at Reach The Beach Relay

23 Sep 2010 @11:01

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

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Rigging Basics Handout Posted

14 Sep 2010 @16:20

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

Craftsbury Rigging Basics Handout

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Rigging Basics Handout Posted

14 Sep 2010 @16:20

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Craftsbury Coach Wins Silver at Worlds

14 Sep 2010 @16:16

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

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

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Craftsbury Coach Wins Silver at Worlds

14 Sep 2010 @16:16

Craftsbury Running Coach Eric Blake was part of the American silver medal team in Slovenia at the World Mountain Running Championships over Labor Day weekend. He placed 27th overall and was the fourth American ... go arrow

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Three Lakes Tour Canceled

14 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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Three Lakes Tour Canceled

14 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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GRP VT Sports Column

9 Sep 2010 @12:16

Catch the September/October GRP Vermont Sports column here.

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9 Sep 2010 @12:16

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New Running Camps Director

8 Sep 2010 @20:38

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

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

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

We're ...

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New Running Camps Director

8 Sep 2010 @20:38

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

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2010 Running Camp Wrapup

8 Sep 2010 @9:27

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

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

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

See you next summer!

2010 Camp photos

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2010 Running Camp Wrapup

8 Sep 2010 @9:27

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

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Volunteer Meeting

7 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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

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Volunteer Meeting

7 Sep 2010 @11:43

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

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Trail Run Series Points posted

1 Sep 2010 @10:04

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

Series points totals through 25 August 2010

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Trail Run Series Points posted

1 Sep 2010 @10:04

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Great Deals remain in 2010 Boat and Oar Sale

27 Aug 2010 @11:52

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

Full sale listing

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Great Deals remain in 2010 Boat and Oar Sale

27 Aug 2010 @11:52

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Hosmer Rowing Club Success

27 Aug 2010 @11:44

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

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

Hosmer Rowing Club information

 

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Hosmer Rowing Club Success

27 Aug 2010 @11:44

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

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Wildlife Sighting Map

27 Aug 2010 @11:17

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

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

Hosmer Ponds Wildlife Map

Hosmer Ponds Watershed Group

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Wildlife Sighting Map

27 Aug 2010 @11:17

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

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Sweet Cedar Single Track Photo Album Up

27 Aug 2010 @11:04

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

Picasa web album

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Sweet Cedar Single Track Photo Album Up

27 Aug 2010 @11:04

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Sweet Cedar Singletrack Results

22 Aug 2010 @15:06

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

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

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

Full results

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Sweet Cedar Singletrack Results

22 Aug 2010 @15:06

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

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Final SBTC results from NSRIII

21 Aug 2010 @13:14

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

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

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Final SBTC results from NSRIII

21 Aug 2010 @13:14

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Successful BKL Camp Finishes Up!

21 Aug 2010 @12:59

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

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

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

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Successful BKL Camp Finishes Up!

21 Aug 2010 @12:59

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

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September Sculling Programming Space

19 Aug 2010 @12:56

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

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

Camp Schedule
Race Prep Track
Yoga and Sculling
Foliage and Sculling

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September Sculling Programming Space

19 Aug 2010 @12:56

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2010 Three Lakes Tour

16 Aug 2010 @12:24

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

2010 Three Lakes Tour information

Registration form

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2010 Three Lakes Tour

16 Aug 2010 @12:24

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

New Masters Ski Camp

16 Aug 2010 @11:59

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

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

Full details on the Performance Training for Masters Skiers camp

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16 Aug 2010 @11:59

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New Rollerski Rules

16 Aug 2010 @11:37

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

Download the rules here

 

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New Rollerski Rules

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Events Past and Future with the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative

9 Aug 2010 @16:30

For the last year, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has been working with the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative, a group of local residents dedicated to learning about, protecting, and enjoying our wonderful piece of Vermont. There's a new section of our website about the group, complete with a PDF version of their newsletter, Notes From The Hosmers, so check it out! The Center hosted one event for the Hosmers group last week, and is looking forward to another later in August.

Last Wednesday, the Center had a pizza party for community members who live around the Hosmers. It was a beautiful afternoon, and we managed to beat the thunderstorms! The kitchen made some delicious pizza, and Scott manned the outdoor bread oven while people gathered and chatted over food and drink. Tracy Zschau ...

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Events Past and Future with the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative

9 Aug 2010 @16:30

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SBTC Racing Concludes in Canada

8 Aug 2010 @18:17

The 128th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta concluded today in Saint Catherine's, Ontario. With it, a number of athletes finished their summer season with the Small Boat Training Center and headed for home.

Saturday and Sunday were reserved for championship racing. Only athletes who have represented the US in international competition could compete in these events, and were actually excluded from the earlier events this week, so the crews which had traveled to Belarus for U23 World Championships got their first shot at racing after a week of spectating.

The initial heats of the Championship Men's Pair were contested on Saturday. Craftsbury had two entries in the race. Hank Moore and Ben Johnson finished 4th in Heat 1 in 6:51.57, and John and Peter Graves finished 5th in Heat 3 in 6:49.95. ...

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SBTC Racing Concludes in Canada

8 Aug 2010 @18:17

The 128th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta concluded today in Saint Catherine's, Ontario. With it, a number of athletes finished their summer season with the Small Boat Training Center and headed for home.Saturday and ... go arrow

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CNSC Tops Field at Biathlon Cup

8 Aug 2010 @17:43

Four different Craftsbury athletes hit the podium this weekend in Jericho, Vermont, at the North American Rollerski Biathlon Cup. The haul included two victories and two third-place finishes. Non-biathlon GRP athletes and coach Pepa Miloucheva helped on the range and with timing at the race - but we swear we didn't let any misses by Craftsbury athletes go uncounted!

Saturday's race was a sprint competition, an individual start format with one prone and one standing shooting stage. In her first biathlon race, CNSC junior standout Tara Garaghty-Moates won the youth women's race by 30 seconds over Anna Kubek of Mount Itasca, even though she missed eight targets to Kubek's three. Congratulations to Tara, who obviously has a bright future in biathlon!

In the senior women's division, ...

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CNSC Tops Field at Biathlon Cup

8 Aug 2010 @17:43

Four different Craftsbury athletes hit the podium this weekend in Jericho, Vermont, at the North American Rollerski Biathlon Cup. The haul included two victories and two third-place finishes. Non-biathlon GRP ... go arrow

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Graves brothers victorious!

6 Aug 2010 @18:52

The last two days of racing at Canadian Henley have been exciting ones for the Small Boat Training Center. Singles, pairs, and doubles have all seen action, although the Champ events have not yet started and the 8+ is waiting for its debut.

Elliot Skopin and Terrence Word were first up on Thursday, racing in the opening heat of the U23 men's pair. They finished second in their heat in 7:07, behind a pair from Mendota Rowing Club who covered the course in seven minute flat. With their performance Skopin and Word advanced to the semis on Friday.

Next up was Johnny Hood in the semifinal of the Under 23 men's single. Hood also rowed to second, finishing in 7:16 to the winner's 7:13. He nabbed a spot in the final, and then rested up, because this was just his first race of the day.

Tom and ...

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Graves brothers victorious!

6 Aug 2010 @18:52

The last two days of racing at Canadian Henley have been exciting ones for the Small Boat Training Center. Singles, pairs, and doubles have all seen action, although the Champ events have not yet started and the 8+ ... go arrow

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Disc Golf Course Open!

5 Aug 2010 @14:34

Visitors to the Center have likely noticed some metal chained baskets around campus. The Center is the proud owner of a new six hole disc golf course. The course has three different lengths depending on whether you play from the red, white or blue tees. After a free trial, use of the course costs $5/game or if you're an annual member, it's FREE!

No discs? No problem - come rent one from the office. If you return the disc, you get your deposit back.

Come try this new way to experience the fields and forests of Craftsbury.

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Disc Golf Course Open!

5 Aug 2010 @14:34

Visitors to the Center have likely noticed some metal chained baskets around campus. The Center is the proud owner of a new six hole disc golf course. The course has three different lengths depending on whether you ... go arrow

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Follow us on Twitter

5 Aug 2010 @13:06

While not the freshest news, it bears mentioning that we are now on Twitter. You can follow us here for all the latest updates that don't quite make the level of news. Of sourse, there are other things to note as well:  RSS feeds, the Flickr stream, eNewsletters - so many ways to stay connnected! Let's keep in touch!

Craftsbury Twitter
RSS feeds
Flickr Stream
eNewsletter Subscriptions

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Follow us on Twitter

5 Aug 2010 @13:06

While not the freshest news, it bears mentioning that we are now on Twitter. You can go arrow

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Still Space in Race Prep Track

5 Aug 2010 @11:08

The Race Prep Track is a great addition to the offerings. Unless you can improve the weather, I think you have nailed it!" - June 2010, Race Prep Camper

We're about five weeks away from our next Race Prep offering, this time a four day/three night offering beginning September 9 (a Thursday). With all the August camps full, why not join us to find your head racing stride this fall? The Head Race Prep Track is about long distance race training, techniques and strategies. In addition to our onsite instruction, we hope to trailer boats to offsite bodies of water for longer practices and spend time in how to take turns, passing and giving way and other aspects of head racing.

Race Prep Track is the same pricing as our regular camp offering and covers the same items: lodging, meals, boat ...

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Still Space in Race Prep Track

5 Aug 2010 @11:08

The Race Prep Track is a great addition to the offerings. Unless you can improve the weather, I think you have nailed it!" - June 2010, Race Prep Camper We're about five weeks away from our next Race Prep offering, ... go arrow

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Golden Wheel Results

5 Aug 2010 @8:19

This past Sunday, Ida Sargent took the 1st ever Golden Wheel Rollerski Race in the 10k women's division, while Pat O'Brien took the victory in the men's 15k.  Both of the GRP athletes rolled to commanding wins in their races, with comfortable margins to earn the prize of the Golden Wheel.

The women's podium, led by Sargent in 19:05, was filled out by Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee in 19:48 and 20:42.  O'Brien was followed by two of his GRP teammates, Matt Briggs and Dylan McGuffin.  Pat's winning time was 25:41, Briggs came in at 27:13, McGuffin followed in 27:52.  The races were enjoyed by all as was the post race barbecue on the side of the trail at the Jericho range.  Junior 5ks were won by Moni Dyanov (Bulgarian National Team) and Mellisa Manning (Ethan Allen).  Thanks to ...

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Golden Wheel Results

5 Aug 2010 @8:19

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Mountain Bike Race

5 Aug 2010 @6:02

Just a reminder about our revitalized mountain bike race. After disappearing for a several year hiatus, the race is back in only two short weeks - Sunday, August 22nd.

Race day will be kicked off by a FREE 3k kids event at 10:15. The 20k open race starts 15 minutes later at 10:30 and features a  mix of double and singletrack riding. There'll be prizes for age group and overall winners, so come join the fun!

Register online until August 20 at BikeReg.com for only $15, or you can enter day-of-race starting at 9AM at the Touring Center.

The GRP has been putting lots of work into the trail system, why not come enjoy the fruits of their labor? Hope to see you in a couple weeks!

BikeReg.com registration
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Mountain Bike Race

5 Aug 2010 @6:02

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Ida in Fasterskier

4 Aug 2010 @11:30

Fasterskier launched a Pros of Tomorrow" series profiling skiers who are nearing the jump to ranks of elite nordic skiing. Who did they select to start things off? GRP's own Ida Sargent. Read the whole article at Fasterskier.com and learn more about her reflections on the past season as well as plans for the future.

Pros of Tomorrow:  Ida Sargent at Fasterskier.com

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Ida in Fasterskier

4 Aug 2010 @11:30

Fasterskier launched a Pros of Tomorrow" series profiling skiers who are nearing the jump to ranks of elite nordic skiing. Who did they select to start things off? GRP's own Ida Sargent. Read the whole article at ... go arrow

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FREE Hike, Bike and Paddle event

4 Aug 2010 @11:05

We're hosting Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont's second annual Hike, Bike, and Paddle event here at the Center on Saturday, August 21nd from 10am to 3pm. Participants will have access to all the Center's outdoor facilities (excepting the boathouse). Always wanted to try kayaking? Come join us on Big Hosmer Pond in one of our kayaks. Never tried mountain biking? Now's your chance, with free usage of one of our rental fleet. Of course, if you already have equipment that you enjoy, you're welcome to bring that and take advantage of our facilities as well.

Either way, come out, enjoy Vermont's great outdoors and maybe try something new. First 100 receive a t-shirt and free lunch! The event is totally free, open to the public, and no registration is required.

Questions? Talk to Krystin ...

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FREE Hike, Bike and Paddle event

4 Aug 2010 @11:05

We're hosting Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont's second annual Hike, Bike, and Paddle event here at the Center on Saturday, August 21nd from 10am to 3pm. Participants will have access to all the Center's ... go arrow

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Hosmer Records Broken

30 Jul 2010 @8:15

The two all time women's marks for the Head of the Hosmer fell today - coach and camper. Coach and Olympian Lisa Schlenker broke the women's mark formerly held by Anne Holmes from last summer by 12 seconds, while camper (and Olympian) Lynn Jennings broke the five year old all time women's camper record, also by 12 seconds.

While our race is not even a footnote in these athlete's careers, it's still cool to see records fall. Congrats!

Full HOH results

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Hosmer Records Broken

30 Jul 2010 @8:15

The two all time women's marks for the Head of the Hosmer fell today - coach and camper. Coach and Olympian Lisa Schlenker broke the women's mark formerly held by Anne Holmes from last summer by 12 seconds, while ... go arrow

Reynolds, Sargent winners in 15k

27 Jul 2010 @13:54

Green Racing Project members Tim Reynolds and Ida Sargent topped a 50-runner field in the inaugural Black River Beatdown 15k trail running race at Craftsbury this weekend.

The race course utilized both the Center's ski trails and its singletrack snowshoe/mountain bike trail network. With big hills, tight corners, and plenty of mud, it was a true trail racing experience - and many racers remarked on the difficulty of the course, calling it a real beatdown".

The GRP took the top two spots, with Reynolds winning in 56:41, followed by newcomer Dylan McGuffin in 58:34. Olympian and Morrisville resident Marc Gilbertson snagged the final place on the podium, followed by the GRP's Pat O'Brien and Matt Briggs rounding out the top 5.

Sargent led the women's race wire to wire, taking the win in ...

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Reynolds, Sargent winners in 15k

27 Jul 2010 @13:54

Green Racing Project members Tim Reynolds and Ida Sargent topped a 50-runner field in the inaugural Black River Beatdown 15k trail running race at Craftsbury this weekend.The race course utilized both the Center's ... go arrow

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SBTC rowers make history!

26 Jul 2010 @8:01

Craftsbury SBTC rowers competed in their last races at U23 World Championships this weekend, with results that were historic for both the SBTC program and United States rowing in general. The athletes are now on their way home from Brest, Belarus, and will receive a hero's welcome back in Craftsbury for sure!

Elizabeth and Rebecca Donald brought home the first U23 medal in SBTC history, rowing to third place in the women's double. The twins had won their initial heat on Thursday, and got a free pass straight to Saturday's A Final. The competition was a bit fiercer than in the prelims, but Liz and Rebecca buckled down and rowed in third position for the entire race, holding strong against a late charge by Romania to secure third by a tenth of a second in 7:20.46. Germany led the race ...

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SBTC rowers make history!

26 Jul 2010 @8:01

Craftsbury SBTC rowers competed in their last races at U23 World Championships this weekend, with results that were historic for both the SBTC program and United States rowing in general. The athletes are now on ... go arrow

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Day 2 at U23's

24 Jul 2010 @9:10

On the second day of racing at U23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus, all of the Craftsbury/SBTC crews lived to row another day, advancing to various semifinal and final events. All the crews will be racing tomorrow (Saturday), so stay tuned and check the live timing for results as the Championships move towards a close!

Longtime Craftsbury athlete Emily Dreissigacker kicked off the day's racing in the women's quad. With Emily stroking, the crew rowed to a 1-second victory over Germany in their heat. With their performance they snagged an automatic berth into the final, and a good lane position as well.

Next up was SBTC athlete John Graves in the lightweight men's single. After finishing second in his initial heat yesterday, John was rowing in the repechage, where a ...

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Day 2 at U23's

24 Jul 2010 @9:10

On the second day of racing at U23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus, all of the Craftsbury/SBTC crews lived to row another day, advancing to various semifinal and final events. All the crews will be racing ... go arrow

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SBTC strong in Day 1 of U23s

22 Jul 2010 @9:01

Four Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) boats raced at the U23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus, today, as the Championship kicked off with initial heats. Thunderstorms in the afternoon cancelled racing before the schedule could be completed, however, with a number of crews, including Craftsbury athlete Emily Dreissigacker and her women's quadruple scull teammates, postponing their debut until tomorrow.

Results were headlined by the Donald sisters in the women's double. Rebecca and Elizabeth, who attend the University of Pennsylvania, won their heat, advancing straight to Saturday's final. After Estonia took an early lead, the sisters kept their composure and hammered into the finish, taking a two-second win over Italy. Their time of 7:30.38, however, would ...

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SBTC strong in Day 1 of U23s

22 Jul 2010 @9:01

Four Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) boats raced at the U23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus, today, as the Championship kicked off with initial heats. Thunderstorms in the afternoon cancelled ... go arrow

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GRP Sauce Headwear Fundraiser

20 Jul 2010 @9:09

When it's July, one's thoughts turn to toques and headbands.

Well, ok, maybe not, but we all know that cooler weather is on its way and that you'll need a sharp looking lid to stay warm sooner rather than later - it's Vermont after all. That's where this GRP fundraiser comes in. The GRP has partnered with sponsor Sauce Headwear of Canmore, AB to offer great headwear for active outdoor pursuits. All versions are a thin, very breathable, synthetic material, perfect for times when you're working hard and moving fast - or other times in the year where you just need a bit more warmth.

Best of all, 50% of the sale of each hat or headband goes to the GRP and supports their training, racing and travel!

Stop in the office and take a look. Available in white or green with the GRP logo.

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GRP Sauce Headwear Fundraiser

20 Jul 2010 @9:09

When it's July, one's thoughts turn to toques and headbands.Well, ok, maybe not, but we all know that cooler weather is on its way and that you'll need a sharp looking lid to stay warm sooner rather than later - ... go arrow

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US U23 LM2x joins SBTC

14 Jul 2010 @18:18

It's worth noting one more crew will be joining the SBTC's trip to Brest, Belarus tomorrow - the US U23 LM2x of Alex Burjakowsky and Nick Trojan. They've been coached by another SBTC athlete, Peter Graves, but joined the program after their win at Mercer in last month's trials. Since their arrival, the California duo have experienced plenty of warm weather - even for northern Vermont - so hopefully they've felt right at home. 

While the four SBTC crews will leave tomorrow, racing doesn't begin for another week, allowing time to acclimate to the time change and practice on the course before heats begin next Thursday. You can follow the U23 World Championships at FISA's website as well as coverage at row2k.

Closer to home, SBTC 1x sculler John Hood is competing at USRowing's club ...

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US U23 LM2x joins SBTC

14 Jul 2010 @18:18

It's worth noting one more crew will be joining the SBTC's trip to Brest, Belarus tomorrow - the US U23 LM2x of Alex Burjakowsky and Nick Trojan. They've been coached by another SBTC athlete, Peter Graves, but ... go arrow

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NENSA REG camp wrapup

5 Jul 2010 @16:20

We were honored to have NENSA's Regional Elite Group (REG) camp athletes and coaches with us. Their stay ended in the middle of last week, concluding with a brutal uphill skate 6k TT up Gutzman's hill (from South Craftsbury Road toward East Craftsbury). By all accounts the camp appears to have been a successful one - a good way to learn more and stay fired up during the long dryland season.

You can read more about the camp, see photos and video, find the rollerski results, or read some of the athlete's impressions.

Best of luck in your training skiers and thanks for visiting us!

NENSA Wrap
Photos, photos, and video
Rollerski TT results
Athlete thoughts:  here and here

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NENSA REG camp wrapup

5 Jul 2010 @16:20

We were honored to have NENSA's Regional Elite Group (REG) camp athletes and coaches with us. Their stay ended in the middle of last week, concluding with a brutal uphill skate 6k TT up Gutzman's hill (from South ... go arrow

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Vespoli Demo Single

5 Jul 2010 @12:58

A recent update to our demo program - we added a M" Vespoli Matrix 26 for 150-180 pounders. If you're in the market for a new boat, the Center's a great place to visit. Find out more about our demo program or read more about the Matrix at Vespoli's website.

Demo Program
Vespoli

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Vespoli Demo Single

5 Jul 2010 @12:58

A recent update to our demo program - we added a M" Vespoli Matrix 26 for 150-180 pounders. If you're in the market for a new boat, the Center's a great place to visit. Find out more about our demo program or read ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in Vermont Sports

5 Jul 2010 @12:17

Over at VTSports.com you can find a couple Craftsbury related articles this month. In addition to Tim's Monthly GRP article, there's an article about the upcoming Rollerski Biathlon Cup coming to Jericho in August. Craftsbury member John Madigan is the president of the Ethan Allen Biathlon Club (EABC) that will host the event and GRP as well as other Craftsbury skiers will be attending the competition. The Rollerski Biathlon will be taking place August 7, and they need some volunteers. If you have some time, think of contacting EABC and seeing how you can help. Otherwise, consider perhaps just stop by for a different take on biathlon than what you're used to seeing.

Remember, you can get an electronic subscription to Vermont Sports, cutting waste and ensuring that you never miss an ...

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Craftsbury in Vermont Sports

5 Jul 2010 @12:17

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2011 Sculling Camp Schedule available

5 Jul 2010 @11:20

We don't want to rush a great season, but we know that summers fill way too fast! You can get a jump on your planning and lock in your accommodations by registering now for 2011 camps. The 2011 schedule is here, though online registration is not yet available these camps. Either call the office (802-586-7767) or download the registration form and mail it to us.

2011 Sculling camp schedule
2011 Sculling registration form

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2011 Sculling Camp Schedule available

5 Jul 2010 @11:20

We don't want to rush a great season, but we know that summers fill way too fast! You can get a jump on your planning and lock in your accommodations by registering now for 2011 camps. The go arrow

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Craftsbury Coaches in Open Water

5 Jul 2010 @11:09

Thanks to Ellen Braithwaite for passing along this story about another variety of rowing:

Craftsbury's Hosmer Pond is renowned for its calm flat water, but a handful of Craftsbury Sculling Center coaches sought out the wild and ever changing water of Admiralty Sound in Port Townsend, Washington for the 5th Annual North American Open Water Rowing Championships.

Coming in first in the women's single in the Port Townsend Challenge was Diane Davis of the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco.  Dan Gorriaran of the Narragnasett Boat Club in Providence, Rhode Island was second in a very competitive men's single class. Ellen Braithwaite from Sausalito, California's Open Water Rowing Center and her partner Tom Dexel of Santa Cruz Rowing Club (rowing under the banner of the Either Oar Rowing ...

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Craftsbury Coaches in Open Water

5 Jul 2010 @11:09

Thanks to Ellen Braithwaite for passing along this story about another variety of rowing:Craftsbury's Hosmer Pond is renowned for its calm flat water, but a handful of Craftsbury Sculling Center coaches sought out ... go arrow

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Oar Sale 2010

5 Jul 2010 @10:58

Earlier this spring, we posted the boats we will offer for sale this summer. Recently, we added the sculls available this summer as well. You can find the sculls here. A great time to get a deal on excellent equipment.

Craftbury Sculls sale 2010

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Oar Sale 2010

5 Jul 2010 @10:58

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VT Woodlands Association Talk Wrapup

29 Jun 2010 @17:11

Sunday evening, Vermont Woodlands Association president Put Blodgett came to the Outdoor Center to discuss wildlife and woodlands management. A small but interested audience gathered in the yurt to join the discussion. Blodgett pointed out that most wildlife species need a diversity of habitat types throughout their life cycles, including early successional forest, so cutting areas of your woodland instead of leaving mature, closed-canopy forest as the only habitat type actually benefits wildlife. Black bears, for instance, like to forage on raspberries and blackberries, which can't grow in a shady, closed-canopy forest. Other issues that Blodgett touched on were the negative effects of habitat fragmentation on species with large range sizes, and the way that deer overpopulation - a ...

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VT Woodlands Association Talk Wrapup

29 Jun 2010 @17:11

Sunday evening, Vermont Woodlands Association president Put Blodgett came to the Outdoor Center to discuss wildlife and woodlands management. A small but interested audience gathered in the yurt to join the ... go arrow

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Elmore Mountain TT and NENSA REG camp

29 Jun 2010 @17:07

NENSA's annual Regional Elite Group (REG) camp started on Friday, and this year it's taking place in Craftsbury. It's exciting for us to get to show off our summer training grounds to some of the best juniors in New England, as well as other coaches like Matt Whitcomb (USST), Cami Thompson (Dartmouth), and Janice Sibilia (NENSA)!

The camp dove right into the tough stuff with a running time trial up Mount Elmore on Saturday. Although a few area athletes have used the course as a time trial before, there are no established records, and only a few Craftsbury skiers had ever hiked it, so there wasn't any home course advantage. The course - which started off on a dirt road before turning onto steep, rocky singletrack - wasn't easy for anyone, and the humidity only made things more ...

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Elmore Mountain TT and NENSA REG camp

29 Jun 2010 @17:07

NENSA's annual Regional Elite Group (REG) camp started on Friday, and this year it's taking place in Craftsbury. It's exciting for us to get to show off our summer training grounds to some of the best juniors in New ... go arrow

SBTC Success at U23 Trials

29 Jun 2010 @10:29

The Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) passed their first test of 2010 with flying colors:  three SBTC boats won their finals and will be representing the US in Brest, Belarus for the U23 World Championships. Craftsbury athletes named to the 2010 U23 National Team include:

Rebecca and Elizabeth Donald, open women's double from the University of Pennsylvania
Hank Moore and Ben Johnson, straight men's open pair from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
John Graves, lightweight men's single, a recent Trinity College (CT) grad

We took ten kids down and five were named to the U23 Team - which is a great validation of the program, especially considering that's over 3 different classes:  Open, LW and Women's," said SBTC coach Larry Gluckman. "In terms of the racing strategy, I was really ...

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SBTC Success at U23 Trials

29 Jun 2010 @10:29

The Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) passed their first test of 2010 with flying colors:  three SBTC boats won their finals and will be representing the US in Brest, Belarus for the U23 World ... go arrow

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Three SBTC boats to Worlds!

25 Jun 2010 @10:29

Just a quick note regarding the U23 Trials. Three SBTC boats won their finals and will be representing the US in Brest, Belarus:

Rebecca and Elizabeth Donald, open women's double
Hank Moore and Ben Johnson, straight open pair
John Graves, lightweight men's single

John Hood got his fastest time of the week (faster than teammate John Graves' winning time today) in racing to third in the open single. Jessica Novack and Katie Kroll were locked in a Big Ten show down for second in the open women's 2- with a USRA Development Camp entry comprised of Wisconsin women before yielding down the stretch to also finish third. The second men's pair of Elliott Skopin and Terrence Word ended fourth on the day.

We at the office watched the live video feed from the USRA website, but are eager to hear all ...

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Three SBTC boats to Worlds!

25 Jun 2010 @10:29

Just a quick note regarding the U23 Trials. Three SBTC boats won their finals and will be representing the US in Brest, Belarus: Rebecca and Elizabeth Donald, open women's doubleHank Moore and Ben Johnson, straight ... go arrow

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Troy Overhead Camera view added

24 Jun 2010 @15:54

As mentioned earlier, Fleet Manager Troy Howell was inspired by coach Lisa Schlenker to play with video. Since that post, Troy has added the overhead view we alluded to in the news item.

Troy's overhead shot

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Troy Overhead Camera view added

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Winter and DeRegt 4th in A final

23 Jun 2010 @14:50

Two SBTC athletes who cross-trained with us this winter recently scored a fourth place finish at the FISA World Cup in Munich, Germany. Brian DeRegt and Jon Winter followed their win in the B final in Bled several weeks ago by breaking into the A final and capturing a 4th place behind Great Britain, New Zealand and host Germany.

You can read more about the weekend's racing, check out the results, or view video on the World Rowing website.

Congratulations Jon and Brian!

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Winter and DeRegt 4th in A final

23 Jun 2010 @14:50

Two SBTC athletes who cross-trained with us this winter recently scored a fourth place finish at the FISA World Cup in Munich, Germany. Brian DeRegt and Jon Winter followed their win in the B final in Bled several ... go arrow

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New Coaches 2010

23 Jun 2010 @13:57

A great part of the Center is the opportunity to learn from so many different coaches. In addition to many familiar faces, we're happy to say that some new folks will be joining us this summer, including a World Champion, author, national team member and more! Read more about new 2010 Craftsbury Coaches Paul Bardotz, Anne Dinshah, Alie Fishman, Sandy Killen, Jim Lister, Johnathan Moss, Rosemary Ostfeld, Charlie Poole and John Sisk on our coaches page.

Our coaches

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New Coaches 2010

23 Jun 2010 @13:57

A great part of the Center is the opportunity to learn from so many different coaches. In addition to many familiar faces, we're happy to say that some new folks will be joining us this summer, including a World ... go arrow

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Trail Running Series #2 results

19 Jun 2010 @9:13

Results for Wednesdays second trail run in the series are up. You'll find them in the new permanent home of trail running results here.

Trail running results pages

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Trail Running Series #2 results

19 Jun 2010 @9:13

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Fern Walk recap

16 Jun 2010 @16:04

Yesterday, June 15th, Hardwick naturalist Michael Lew-Smith led a group of members on a nature walk focusing on ferns. The group started below Windridge Tennis Camp and headed down towards Ruthie's Run and the beaver pond - an area of our trails which is literally a fern gully!

Lew-Smith taught the group an amazing amount about ferns, from the names of the different parts of a fern (stipes and fronds and rachi, oh my!) to identifying different species and where they like to grow. Some of the ferns he talked about were:

Lady Fern
Ostrich Fern
Interrupted Fern
Cinnamon Fern
Sensitive Fern
Wood Fern
Christmas Fern
Hay-Scented Fern
Royal Fern
New York Fern
Bracken Fern
Maidenhair Fern
Narrow Beech Fern
Oak Fern
Marsh Fern
Marginal Woodfern

We also learned about some other plants, including horsetails, a ...

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Fern Walk recap

16 Jun 2010 @16:04

Yesterday, June 15th, Hardwick naturalist Michael Lew-Smith led a group of members on a nature walk focusing on ferns. The group started below Windridge Tennis Camp and headed down towards Ruthie's Run and the ... go arrow

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2010 Ski Dryland Programs

16 Jun 2010 @11:01

If you believe the adage Skiers are made in the summer," come join our 2010 dryland programming. We have program options for members age 9 to Masters. These programs are generally in the vein of ongoing training and learning opportunities from May to November. Read about the programming and any related fees here. Still have questions? Shoot us an email for more details.

2010 Dryland Program form

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2010 Ski Dryland Programs

16 Jun 2010 @11:01

If you believe the adage Skiers are made in the summer," come join our 2010 dryland programming. We have program options for members age 9 to Masters. These programs are generally in the vein of ongoing training and ... go arrow

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2011 NENSA Masters Team to include 4 Craftsbury skiers

16 Jun 2010 @10:41

The NENSA Masters team is a recognition of masters' athletes who score points in the Eastern Cups and TD Bank Marathon series. Masters team members receive an invitation and roster preference to the NENSA Fall Masters Weekend Training Camp plus race support by NENSA at TD Bank Eastern Cup events.

Once again, Craftsbury skiers are well represented on the team:

Women
M5- M10
1. Gina Campoli – M5
2. Carol Vandyke – M5
3.  Judy Geer – M6

Men
M5 – M10
2.  John Brodhead – M8

Congratulations for another great season to all of you!

NENSA team announcement

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2011 NENSA Masters Team to include 4 Craftsbury skiers

16 Jun 2010 @10:41

The NENSA Masters team is a recognition of masters' athletes who score points in the Eastern Cups and TD Bank Marathon series. Masters team members receive an invitation and roster preference to the NENSA Fall ... go arrow

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Opening 5k in the Trail Running Series

11 Jun 2010 @14:56

Wednesday night marked the opening of our summer trail running series. A mainly local crowd joined us and competed from the upper rec field, around Murphy's field, the west side of Duck Pond, Upper Bayley Hazen and then finishing via Lemon's Haunt - i.e. 5k.

New GRP athlete Dylan McGuffin took the opener in a time of 18:05, followed by Ollie Burruss and Krum Sergiev. Ida Sargent took the women's honors in 20:32, topping Judy Geer with Linda Ramsdell rounding out the opening night's women's podium.

Ultimately, we're creating a home on the website for these results. In the interim, find the results below. Come join us next week. Prizes will be based on the overall series points, so you've hardly missed anything. Besides, it's a fun way to get out and enjoy the Center's trails during the ...

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Opening 5k in the Trail Running Series

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Wifi now available at the Center

8 Jun 2010 @9:16

Craftsbury has taken a step into the digital age:  the Center now offers free wifi to its guests in all accommodations on campus!

While we made an initial round of installations earlier this year, the system demanded more troubleshooting to function properly for all users. After some continued tweaking, we seem to have found a configuration that now supports our users' laptops and wifi enabled mobile devices. (Still no cellular service yet though).

If you've been reluctant to join us at the Center because of Internet connectivity needs, we've got you covered. You can now enjoy Craftsbury with an easier option for remaining in contact with the rest of your life.

Why not register today for a sculling or running session? While some sessions are full, space remains at times throughout the ...

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Wifi now available at the Center

8 Jun 2010 @9:16

Craftsbury has taken a step into the digital age:  the Center now offers free wifi to its guests in all accommodations on campus!While we made an initial round of installations earlier this year, the system demanded ... go arrow

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2010 National Trails Day Craftsbury 5k

7 Jun 2010 @16:23

Despite some unfortunate weather, Craftsbury held its first ever National Trails Day celebration on Sunday, June 6th. The morning started off with a 5k trail race which was a fundraiser for the Northern Rivers Land Trust. Green Racing Project members Ollie Burruss and Ida Sargent splashed through the puddles and slipped around the trails to take the men's and women's overall wins in slow conditions. Despite the rain, the race got some rave reviews and some runners even claimed to have enjoyed running on Race Loop, one of the tougher 5k courses you can put together at the Center.

The weather undercut interest in either John Brodhead's nature walk or an afternoon of volunteer trailwork, so those events will have to be rescheduled for another time. But community members and Northern ...

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2010 National Trails Day Craftsbury 5k

7 Jun 2010 @16:23

Despite some unfortunate weather, Craftsbury held its first ever National Trails Day celebration on Sunday, June 6th. The morning started off with a 5k trail race which was a fundraiser for the Northern Rivers Land ... go arrow

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SBTC Early Season Results

2 Jun 2010 @15:44

The SBTC have gotten their 2010 summer season underway in grand fashion with the USRowing Collegiate Nationals. Beyond the hopes of doing well during the May 22nd weekend competition, there was the additional motivation of getting to practice on the same course where the U23 trials would be held in the coming weeks to select the US' U23 World Championship team.

Five athletes attended the inaugural regatta and all boats came home with medals. John Hood started things off with a bronze medal in Men's 1x, behind Edgars Boitmanis of Oklahoma City University an Potomac Boat Club's Brendan McEwan.

The remaining athletes were in two pairs without coxswain, and finished 1-2. Henry Moore and Ben Johnson edged teammates Elliott Skopin and Terrence Word by slightly less than 0.3 seconds, with an ...

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SBTC Early Season Results

2 Jun 2010 @15:44

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Summer Racing Opportunities

31 May 2010 @13:27

The Center's core trails have received lots of attention in the past year or so with improved grading, drainage and more regular year round maintenance. What better way to showcase them then a variety of fun activities? Check out some active opportunities to enjoy Craftsbury's trails year round:

Trail Running series:  Join us every Wednesday night beginning June 9 until September 15 for a 5k trail run. Kids race at 6pm, with the open race at 6:15. The courses will alternate between three options so you can measure your improvement from the beginning of the series to the end. Prizes will be awarded at the last race of the series for the overall points scored. Races are $5 per race per event or only $40 for the whole series!

15k Trail Race:  July 24 is the date of our inaugural Trail ...

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Summer Racing Opportunities

31 May 2010 @13:27

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2010 SBTC U23 Candidate Roster

14 May 2010 @15:36

Craftsbury is pleased to welcome 11 U23 rowers for the first half of our summer Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) programming.

Now in its second year, the Craftsbury SBTC strives to help athletes bridge from collegiate rowing to the US National Team by offering coaching, equipment, excellent facilities, and race support. In addition to athletic development, rowers participate in various projects that contribute to the Center's mission of conservation and sustainability while defraying the costs of program participation.

In the inaugural season, SBTC athletes made both the U23 and Senior National Teams, won the HOCR Open Men's 2x, and had many other highlights along the way. We hope 2010 will be at least as successful.

Athletes that will be joining us for the first several months of ...

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2010 SBTC U23 Candidate Roster

14 May 2010 @15:36

Craftsbury is pleased to welcome 11 U23 rowers for the first half of our summer Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) programming. Now in its second year, the Craftsbury SBTC strives to help athletes bridge from ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in VTSports

7 May 2010 @11:44

Craftsbury appears several times in this month's issue of Vermont Sports. Tim has his monthly column, this month about racing in Aroostock County, Maine and the prospect of nordic skiing as an economic engine. The Center is also highlighted in an article about green businesses.

You can read them online or pick up a copy at your favorite bike shop or outfitter - OR subscribe online for a .pdf version delivered to your inbox monthly! Save paper, save time, and support the Center. How? Electronic subscriptions are only $10 annually, and $1 of that can go to one of three Vermont non-profits - including the Center. Learn more here.

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Craftsbury in VTSports

7 May 2010 @11:44

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Pepa named NENSA coach of the year!

7 May 2010 @11:35

Pepa is being recognized for coaching excellence by the regional nordic skiing governing body, NENSA! To those who have had the pleasure of working with her here at the Center, this hardly comes as a surprise. Whether masters, juniors, Elderhostel clients, little kids - she gives every skier lots of feedback and helps them improve through her enthusiastic instruction. Congratulations Pepa!

NENSA article

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Pepa named NENSA coach of the year!

7 May 2010 @11:35

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Troy's Hosmer Rowing Videos

7 May 2010 @11:27

As those who visited us last summer know, Coach Lisa Schlenker had several GoPro video cameras that she was filming with. Fleet Manager Troy Howell took an interest and Lisa generously lent Troy one of the units for the remainder of the summer. Over the winter he's compiled some of the footage into some YouTube videos here and here. They can give one a bit of a sense of the lake as well as provide a different viewpoint on the sculling stroke. In addition to the two views here, keep watching for the currently unposted overhead video.

Troy's YouTube channel

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Troy's Hosmer Rowing Videos

7 May 2010 @11:27

As those who visited us last summer know, Coach Lisa Schlenker had several GoPro video cameras that she was filming with. Fleet Manager Troy Howell took an interest and Lisa generously lent Troy one of the units for ... go arrow

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New compost facility underway

7 May 2010 @11:24

Construction began today for a new compost facility at the Center. With the cedar design work overseen by Rustic Cedar's (and Craftsbury's) Brian Gluck and staffed by the Green Racing Project, we should have a nice facility later this summer. The compost will age and eventually be applied to the concurrently developing pie garden the GRP are creating as well. You can follow progress on the Center's Flickr stream.

Flickr stream

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New compost facility underway

7 May 2010 @11:24

Construction began today for a new compost facility at the Center. With the cedar design work overseen by Rustic Cedar's (and Craftsbury's) Brian Gluck and staffed by the Green Racing Project, we should have a nice ... go arrow

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2010-2011 GRP athletes

5 May 2010 @12:08

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is proud to announce the 2010 additions to the Green Racing Project. After the GRP's successful inaugural season, we received a lot of applications. After a written and personal interview process with the many highly qualified applicants, we would like to welcome the following athletes to the Green Racing Project for 2010.

Dylan McGuffin joins us from the University of New Hampshire where he led the Wildcats with nine top 20 efforts, including three top-five finishes this past season, and one win at the St. Lawrence Carnival. He capped his career at UNH in grand fashion with a 10th place, All-American performance, in the men's 10k classic at NCAAs this spring. Graduating with a degree in forestry, we hope our trails will benefit from his talents. The ...

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2010-2011 GRP athletes

5 May 2010 @12:08

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is proud to announce the 2010 additions to the Green Racing Project. After the GRP's successful inaugural season, we received a lot of applications. After a written and personal ... go arrow

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Last (?) snow of 2009-2010 winter

3 May 2010 @13:20

We were treated to one more blast of winter at the end of last week. You can see a couple of photos in our Flickr stream. By Wednesday we had 12-16" of very wet snow blanketing our daffodils.

Summer afficionados will be pleased to know that we're back to snow free and sunny this afternoon (Monday).

Flickr stream

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Last (?) snow of 2009-2010 winter

3 May 2010 @13:20

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Job Opening: Assistant Ski Coach

23 Apr 2010 @11:19

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking applicants for a position that would be part-time ski coach and part-time program coordinator for other programs at the Center.  The ski coaching responsibilities would include coaching the Junior program as well as providing race support, waxing and testing skis, and assisting Head Coach Pepa Miloucheva with the Green Racing Project.  The program coordination would include developing and managing events and programs at the Center such as biking programs and/or other mission-related projects.

Applicants should have excellent race waxing skills, previous coaching experience, and other non-skiing experience and skills that would be valuable to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

For more information, please e-mail skiing@craftsbury.com.

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Job Opening: Assistant Ski Coach

23 Apr 2010 @11:19

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is seeking applicants for a position that would be part-time ski coach and part-time program coordinator for other programs at the Center.  The ski coaching responsibilities would ... go arrow