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|  August 2010  |

New Masters Ski Camp

16 Aug 2010 @11:59

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

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

Full details on the Performance Training for Masters Skiers camp

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New Masters Ski Camp

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

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 ... go arrow

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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.

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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
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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
Questions? Contact Tim

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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 ... go arrow

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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!

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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

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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

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|  June 2010  |
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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

More detail on the NENSA Masters team itself

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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

11 Jun 2010 @14:56

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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.

Tim's column
Green Business
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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

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NEW! All ages Hosmer Rowing Club

22 Apr 2010 @11:07

For over the past ten years, Craftsbury has offered area youth the opportunity to scull on a regular basis over the summer with its Hosmer Youth Rowing Club. In 2010, we're expanding this programming to include members from age 12 to masters, and all abilities and levels of experience are welcome!

Beginning May 11, the 2010 edition of the Hosmer Sculling Club will meet Tuesdays and Fridays at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Boathouse on Big Hosmer Pond. Sessions will continue until the early fall. Groups will be formed on the basis of skill level and scullers will learn primarily in the single, though team boat rowing will be available to those who can complete a round trip of the lake.

Try your first session FREE. If you like it and are already a member of Craftsbury (remember, Albany ...

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NEW! All ages Hosmer Rowing Club

22 Apr 2010 @11:07

For over the past ten years, Craftsbury has offered area youth the opportunity to scull on a regular basis over the summer with its Hosmer Youth Rowing Club. In 2010, we're expanding this programming to include ... go arrow

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Ski-O World Cup 2010 Report

21 Apr 2010 @15:05

Adrian shares his experiences from the 2010 Ski Orienteering World Cup in Sweden in this race report.

Race Report

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Ski-O World Cup 2010 Report

21 Apr 2010 @15:05

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Vermont Botanical and Bird Club meeting at the Center

20 Apr 2010 @15:55

We're pleased that the Outdoor Center will be hosting the 115th Annual Meeting of the Vermont Botanical and Bird Club from Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6, 2010. Hopefully the orchids and other unique flora and fauna of our area will be on full display for participants. This will mark the fourth time we've hosted the event, though not since 1998.

Want to participate or just find out more about the Botanical and Bird Club? They have a website that explains all those things and much more.

Vermont Botanical and Bird Club website
Registration for the 2010 meeting

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Vermont Botanical and Bird Club meeting at the Center

20 Apr 2010 @15:55

We're pleased that the Outdoor Center will be hosting the 115th Annual Meeting of the Vermont Botanical and Bird Club from Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6, 2010. Hopefully the orchids and other unique flora and ... go arrow

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2010 BKL Day Camps - UPDATED

19 Apr 2010 @15:55

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Craftsbury Green Racing Project are pleased to announce dates for our 2010 BKL Summer Day Camps. As those who attended last year know, these are fun camps filled with roller skiing, biathlon, orienteering, swimming, games, sculling, and an end-of-camp adventure race. And of course the famous pizza and rope swing party!

Space is limited, be sure to call the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Office to reserve your spot.

What: summer day camp for BKL age children (8-14) focusing on training for Nordic skiing

Where: The Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, VT

When: July 5-9 and August 16-20. Camp days run from 9 am to 3 pm.

Cost: Craftsbury Outdoor Center members - $100 for the first child in a camp, $75 per additional child for families with more than one child ...

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2010 BKL Day Camps - UPDATED

19 Apr 2010 @15:55

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Craftsbury Green Racing Project are pleased to announce dates for our 2010 BKL Summer Day Camps. As those who attended last year know, these are fun camps filled with roller skiing, ... go arrow

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Early Loon sighting on Little Hosmer

13 Apr 2010 @14:59

Our neighbors at the Hosmer Watershed Initiative have reported the loon has returned to Little Hosmer - the earliest sighting in 12 years (by 4 weeks)! Shouldn't be too long before the Big Hosmer Loons show up.

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Early Loon sighting on Little Hosmer

13 Apr 2010 @14:59

Our neighbors at the Hosmer Watershed Initiative have reported the loon has returned to Little Hosmer - the earliest sighting in 12 years (by 4 weeks)! Shouldn't be too long before the Big Hosmer Loons show up. go arrow

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Great Walk with Jens Hilke and Chip Knight!

12 Apr 2010 @14:39

About a dozen members of the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative gathered on Sunday for a nature walk on Judy Davis’s property with Jens Hilke (Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department) and Chip Knight (National Wildlife Federation). Besides being able to point out and ID some very interesting finds – scat from many different species, multiple types of woodpecker activity, different tree and shrub species – the pair was able to tell us about why our area is important in the grand scheme of Vermont.

Our side of Craftsbury and Albany is in a zone of calcareous soils – that is, they have a lot of calcium in them. To the west is an area with a lot more schist. This means that we have “sweeter” soil and typically different plant communities than our westerly neighbors. Jens and Chip also talked ...

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Great Walk with Jens Hilke and Chip Knight!

12 Apr 2010 @14:39

About a dozen members of the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative gathered on Sunday for a nature walk on Judy Davis’s property with Jens Hilke (Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department) and Chip Knight (National Wildlife ... go arrow

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Ice Out 2010

8 Apr 2010 @13:55

The three photos show the rapid progression of spring around here the past several weeks.

The April 1 photo (top) shows the hole Troy made trying to walk across the remaining ice. April 2 was shot on a 80 degree day (what color of the ice!) and the shot from Saturday shows nothing but the clear, beautiful water for rowing we're known for.

Spring has come quick - which means summer can't be far behind. Have you made your summer camp reservation yet? Spaces are filling quickly, check it out and sign up soon.

You can see more of our ice-out and spring pictures on the Flickr stream.

Sculling camps 2010 schedule
Flickr stream

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Ice Out 2010

8 Apr 2010 @13:55

The three photos show the rapid progression of spring around here the past several weeks.The April 1 photo (top) shows the hole Troy made trying to walk across the remaining ice. April 2 was shot on a 80 degree day ... go arrow

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April GRP VTSports Column: Birkie Fever

31 Mar 2010 @10:05

Scoot over to VTSports.com for Tim's latest column. This month is Suffering from Birkie Fever".

GRP Vermont Sports April column

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April GRP VTSports Column: Birkie Fever

31 Mar 2010 @10:05

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Last races of 2009-10 for GRP

30 Mar 2010 @14:32

Busy weekend for the Green Racing Project as they ended their season with a bang at the SuperTour Finals in Aroostook County Maine. Following a day off on Thursday, the GRP faced three races over the next three days:  a 7/10k classic mass start on Friday, classic sprints on Saturday, and a hill climb on Sunday. In addition to the individual race honors, the cumulative times would be kept as well for overall honors for the weekend's tour.

While a spring" series, temperatures were quite unseasonably cold all weekend. The temps combined with the heavily transformed, rain soaked snow (now ice), and some fresh snow made for some challenging conditions.

Friday:  Mass Start - 7/10k classic
The men mass start got things underway with a win for the US Ski Team's (and Vermont's) Andy Newell. Tim ...

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Last races of 2009-10 for GRP

30 Mar 2010 @14:32

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Craftsbury in the News - WSJ edition

30 Mar 2010 @14:02

Craftsbury member Neil Ulman wrote this article about our small town in the Wall Street Journal. While the article is part of an ongoing series about where to retire, readers may enjoy Neil's descriptions of town life and the references to various neighbors.

Wall Street Journal article

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Craftsbury in the News - WSJ edition

30 Mar 2010 @14:02

Craftsbury member Neil Ulman wrote this article about our small town in the Wall Street Journal. While the article is part of an ongoing series about where to retire, readers may enjoy Neil's descriptions of town ... go arrow

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Group Pricing Update

25 Mar 2010 @8:07

We've made mention of the great deals available to groups at the Center recently with groups from Boston College and Trinity College (Hartford, CT) joining us for some winter cross-training, but the policy has been broadened and is worth revisiting. Currently any group of 10 or more whose non-profit mission closely matches the Center's is eligible for 20% off any lodging at the Center! Examples of qualifying groups would include schools and university teams, some conservation or environmental groups or other organizations (review the Center's mission to see how closely your groups' goals align).

When the lodging deal is added to our great facilities and on site resources, we feel you'd be hard pressed to find a better place to get together for your professional gathering, team ...

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Group Pricing Update

25 Mar 2010 @8:07

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New 2010 Sculling Camp Stay Options

25 Mar 2010 @7:58

We've added some new options for campers in 2010. One is a new parallel track within several camps dealing with Race Preparation. The other option this coming season is a break with our long standing schedule of predominantly 6 day/5 night and 3 day/2 night camps. We're offering several full week options (7 day/6 night), plus a shortened Holiday week camp for the July fourth Holiday.

Why the change? A number of reasons. Firstly, our broader offerings give you additional flexibility in planning your time here at Craftsbury. Want to attend your Fourth of July BBQ and still attend camp? Now you can. Second, we have heard many campers seeking a little more time at camp that a full week would offer. The longer experience allows you additional sessions to more deeply incorporate the ...

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New 2010 Sculling Camp Stay Options

25 Mar 2010 @7:58

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USSA Distance Nationals

25 Mar 2010 @7:49

As mentioned previously, the Green Racing Project skiers are in the last week of their competitive year. Competing four times in five days, they're going out with a bang in Aroostook County, ME (home to the recent Junior Olympics as well).

Wednesday kicked the racing off with a 30/50k freestyle mass start - the USSA Distance Cross-Country Nationals events. Challenging conditions set the tone, as Tuesday saw 8-10" of snow fall on the spring corn. This front was chased by a nighttime full of rain - only to be capped with several new inches of snow in the morning.

The women opened the day at 9. Hannah Dreissigacker and Ida Sargent crossed the line 14th and 15th after about an hour and a half, and teammate Lauren Jacobs followed about 8 minutes later. Craftsbury Marathon champion Susan ...

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USSA Distance Nationals

25 Mar 2010 @7:49

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2010 Fleet sale posted

24 Mar 2010 @12:33

Those who pore over our website have no doubt noticed that our 2010 fleet sale has already been posted. While the majority of fleet boats won't be ready for pick up until late in the season, all can be reserved right now. Additionally, several lightly used demos are available for pickup right now, including a 2008 Kaschper Raven and a 2008 Hudson Predator. Check all the boats out here and save some money on a great boat.

2010 Fleet Sale

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2010 Fleet sale posted

24 Mar 2010 @12:33

Those who pore over our website have no doubt noticed that our 2010 fleet sale has already been posted. While the majority of fleet boats won't be ready for pick up until late in the season, all can be reserved ... go arrow

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New Demo accessories at Craftsbury

24 Mar 2010 @10:44

We have updated our demo fleet this winter (keep watching for details), but we've also added some interesting accessories for campers to try:  a Garmin Forerunner 305 and a Shox-Box.

The Garmin offers a different, impeller-less take on training data. It provides stopwatch functionality along with GPS based distance and speed calculations, plus heart rate functionality. All data is downloadable and can be analyzed via the provided software, including a graph of speed vs. heart-rate that some staff find especially useful. The unit is obviously not rowing specific, so it may be interesting to athletes who cross-train frequently.

The Shox-Box is an accessory for the erg that aims to reduce shock to the back at the finish and to simulate some of the feel of on the water boat movement. The ...

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New Demo accessories at Craftsbury

24 Mar 2010 @10:44

We have updated our demo fleet this winter (keep watching for details), but we've also added some interesting accessories for campers to try:  a Garmin Forerunner 305 and a Shox-Box.The Garmin offers a different, ... go arrow

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Craftsbury's Juergen Uhl profiled

23 Mar 2010 @12:52

Craftsbury's 2010 American Birkebeiner classic champion Juergen Uhl is profiled by Fasterskier.com in this article. He too will be in the county this week to contest distance nationals and the SuperTour finals. If only the 50k was classic...

Fasterskier profile of Juergen Uhl

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Craftsbury's Juergen Uhl profiled

23 Mar 2010 @12:52

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March 20 Weekend wrapup

23 Mar 2010 @12:44

The beat goes on for some Craftsbury skiers. Most racing was in Maine this past weekend with the Sugarloaf Marathon capping the season long NENSA marathon series as well as North American Biathlon Championships in Fort Kent.

The Sugarloaf Marathon was again organized by Colby College. If you haven't done this race, you owe it to yourself to make the trip (only 3 hours from Craftsbury via Quebec). Great coverage and excellent conditions greeted racers at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for the 50k skate event that caps many racer's seasons in New England.

Craftsbury masters Sheldon Miller, John Brodhead and Linda Ramsdell contested the 50k event along with Craftsbury Alum and current Colby athlete Jake Barton, while BKL skier Xavier Koontz Miller represented Craftsbury in the 25k. Sheldon ...

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March 20 Weekend wrapup

23 Mar 2010 @12:44

The beat goes on for some Craftsbury skiers. Most racing was in Maine this past weekend with the Sugarloaf Marathon capping the season long NENSA marathon series as well as North American Biathlon Championships in ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Tour Survey

22 Mar 2010 @13:15

As the winter winds down, our thoughts turn to next year and our plans for more snowy fun. We can use your help, especially with respect to the recreational TD Bank Craftsbury Ski Tour that has traditionally been run at the same time as the Marathon. We have a very brief survey that you can access here to help us improve the experience. Whether you skied the Tour event this year or not, we're interested in your opinion.

(Please note, this survey does NOT deal with the Green Racing Project's Spring Tour that was canceled this past weekend - only the 25k classic technique tour).

Thanks for your help!

Tour survey

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Craftsbury Tour Survey

22 Mar 2010 @13:15

As the winter winds down, our thoughts turn to next year and our plans for more snowy fun. We can use your help, especially with respect to the recreational TD Bank Craftsbury Ski Tour that has traditionally been ... go arrow

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Craftsbury JO 2010 wrapup

19 Mar 2010 @12:54

This article is from Craftsbury Member Carol Van Dyke, who attended Junior Olympics with her daughter Lia. She wrote the following for the Stowe reporter. Thanks to Carol Van Dyke for contributing her article.

The 2010 Junior Olympics took place this past week from March 5-12 in Presque Isle, Maine. This weeklong competition brings together the top junior skiers ages 14-19 in the nation. Five local skiers were members of the 50+ New England team roster racing amongst nine other divisional teams from Alaska, Intermountain, Rocky Mountain, Far West, Midwest, High Plains, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest. Located in the far northern reaches of potatoland Aroostoock County, Maine, the supremely organized event, friendly welcome, perfect ski conditions and the daily azure ...

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Craftsbury JO 2010 wrapup

19 Mar 2010 @12:54

This article is from Craftsbury Member Carol Van Dyke, who attended Junior Olympics with her daughter Lia. She wrote the following for the Stowe reporter. Thanks to Carol Van Dyke for contributing her article.The ... go arrow

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No Ergo Circuit Classes March 30 and April 1st

19 Mar 2010 @12:30

Coach Gluckman's popular program will take a break the last week of March - no sessions on March 30 and April 1st. Classes will resume on April 6th.

Ergo Class information

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No Ergo Circuit Classes March 30 and April 1st

19 Mar 2010 @12:30

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CRASH-Bs Raffle Winner

17 Mar 2010 @10:58

As always, it was great to see so many familiar faces at the booth during the CRASH-Bs - plus all the new friends we met as well. Of the several hundred entries we received for our camp raffle, Scott Krieger of Westwood, MA was selected as our winner of a 2010 camp week.

Congratulations Scott and to all the rowers who attended this year's celebration of indoor rowing in Boston.

CRASH-Bs 2010 results

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CRASH-Bs Raffle Winner

17 Mar 2010 @10:58

As always, it was great to see so many familiar faces at the booth during the CRASH-Bs - plus all the new friends we met as well. Of the several hundred entries we received for our camp raffle, Scott Krieger of ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Spring Tour canceled

16 Mar 2010 @15:42

We regret to announce that the Craftsbury Spring Tour has been canceled. Despite contingency planning, including moving the event to Trapp Family Lodge, we don't feel we'll be able to create a positive competitive experience. With forecasted highs in the 60's for the rest of the week and temperatures not reaching freezing during the night, it is highly unlikely there will be enough snow on the race courses come Friday. Given this situation, the organizers agreed they could not host a fair event throughout the weekend.


We apologize for any inconvenience. All registered skiers will receive full refunds in the mail in two weeks with the exception of the SkiReg fees.

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Craftsbury Spring Tour canceled

16 Mar 2010 @15:42

We regret to announce that the Craftsbury Spring Tour has been canceled. Despite contingency planning, including moving the event to Trapp Family Lodge, we don't feel we'll be able to create a positive competitive ... go arrow

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Photos from February CTA tour

16 Mar 2010 @12:23

CTA Tour participant Sheri Larsen was kind enough to both take some photos of the CTA tour the Center participated in as well as let us link to them. Her shots begin here and the gallery continues for another 40 or so shots.

CTA Tour pictures

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Photos from February CTA tour

16 Mar 2010 @12:23

CTA Tour participant Sheri Larsen was kind enough to both take some photos of the CTA tour the Center participated in as well as let us link to them. Her shots begin go arrow

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2010 National Masters' Club Challenge

16 Mar 2010 @12:05

From the AXCS press release:

The Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club took top honors in the "NM2010 Club Challenge" at the 2010 AXCS National Masters held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont (January 28-30, 2010).

American XC Skiers (AXCS) created the 2010 Club Challenge as a very simple incentive designed specifically to encourage clubs to participate as a group at the National Masters event - particularly the Thursday, January 28 10km FS National Masters Championship.

No race results will be used to determine the Club Challenge winning club. Skiers simply needed to register and start the 10km FS to be counted towards the final tally. So every club member - no matter what age or ability - counted.

Eleven Craftsbury skiers were posted on the final results sheet. Stowe came in ...

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2010 National Masters' Club Challenge

16 Mar 2010 @12:05

From the AXCS press release:The Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club took top honors in the "NM2010 Club Challenge" at the 2010 AXCS National Masters held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont (January ... go arrow

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SBTC Workout of the Week

15 Mar 2010 @16:53

In what we hope to turn into a regular feature during the run in to the season, we present the first workout of the week from SBTC head coach Larry Gluckman in the SBTC blog. Click here to read the article.

SBTC blog - workout #1

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SBTC Workout of the Week

15 Mar 2010 @16:53

In what we hope to turn into a regular feature during the run in to the season, we present the first workout of the week from SBTC head coach Larry Gluckman in the SBTC blog. go arrow

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SBTC Preliminary Roster for 2010

15 Mar 2010 @16:12

A few veterans and some strong new contenders mark the preliminary roster for the 2010 version of the Small Boat Training Center (SBTC). The initial list includes:

Elizabeth and Rebecca Donald, University of Pennsylvania, 2009 BRC Competitors, U23 Canadian Henley 2x 2nd place

John Graves, Trinity College, 2009 U23 2- World Championships - 2009 SBTC athlete

Johnny Hood, Rollins College, 2009 U23 1x Trials Finalist, 4th place U23 1x Trials 4th place - 2009 SBTC athlete

Ben Johnson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2009 Henley Royal Regatta

Will Kelly, Trinity College, 2009 U23 LWT 4x World Championships

Hank Moore, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2009 Henley Royal Regatta - 2009 SBTC athlete

The summer session will start around May 10, 2010 after the ECAC and Dad Vail Regattas are completed. ...

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SBTC Preliminary Roster for 2010

15 Mar 2010 @16:12

A few veterans and some strong new contenders mark the preliminary roster for the 2010 version of the Small Boat Training Center (SBTC). The initial list includes:Elizabeth and Rebecca Donald, University of ... go arrow

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Craftsbury National Champions

9 Mar 2010 @12:09

The Junior Olympics got underway yesterday in Presque Isle, Maine with classic sprints. It was a HUGE day for the New England team in general, and Craftsbury faired pretty well in particular. New England scored 16 top 5 places, 13 of 18 available medals and 3 top 3 sweeps. Craftsbury has two new national champions in Alex Schulz and Kaitlynn Miller, both OJ skiers. Craftsbury skier Hannah Miller (Kaitlynn's sister) finished 6th in the A final for FJ2 skiers as well.

Congratulations to Alex and Kaitlynn, as well as all the other Craftsbury and New England Athletes.

Bangor Daily News Coverage
Official Results
NENSA (general link - lots of coverage here)
Junior Olympics website

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Craftsbury National Champions

9 Mar 2010 @12:09

The Junior Olympics got underway yesterday in Presque Isle, Maine with classic sprints. It was a HUGE day for the New England team in general, and Craftsbury faired pretty well in particular. New England scored 16 ... go arrow

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Gatineau Race Report

5 Mar 2010 @15:58

By Craftsbury BKLer Marika Massey-Bierman. The beaver tails" sound especially scrumptious.

Race report

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Gatineau Race Report

5 Mar 2010 @15:58

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TD Bank Tour News Update

4 Mar 2010 @21:29

Course:
As had been mentioned previously, the Tour is still approximately 25 km, but will be a point to point event from Highland Lodge to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Maps can be viewed here. Roughly speaking, the course will follow the Highland Lodge-Craftsbury Outdoor Center interconnector trail to the Center with a small loop on Upper Bayley-Hazen and Lemon’s Haunt to the finish in the lower soccer field.

Conditions:
As of today there is as much as 2 feet of snow in the Greensboro section of the trail and as little as a few inches at the lower elevations near Craftsbury Village. Fortunately the temperatures are not expected to range too high over the next several days leading up to the Tour. It seems likely that we will able to use the point to point course.

However, there is a good ...

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TD Bank Tour News Update

4 Mar 2010 @21:29

Course:As had been mentioned previously, the Tour is still approximately 25 km, but will be a point to point event from Highland Lodge to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Maps can be viewed go arrow

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2010-2011 GRP Application Process Open

4 Mar 2010 @7:01

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 training year. Space will be limited as all current team members are planning to continue with the program. We hope to be able to add at least 2 new members to the team. Applications will be due by April 1st and decisions will be made by May 1st at the latest.

The GRP had a successful first year, with members earning a number of top ten SuperTour finishes, one making the U23 Worlds team, another making the U26 Biathlon team, several biathlon NorAm podiums, and top finishes at Eastern Cups and Open Carnivals.

A key responsibility for GRP members is making contributions to the mission-related work of the non-profit Craftsbury Outdoor Center, GRP’s host organization. GRP projects in the past year have ...

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2010-2011 GRP Application Process Open

4 Mar 2010 @7:01

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 training year. Space will be limited as all current team members are planning to continue with the program. We hope to be able to ... go arrow

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VT HS Champs Day 1 Results

3 Mar 2010 @20:47

We were happy to provide a venue for Day 1 of the Vermont High School Nordic Championships. We covered the freestyle portion of the event with individual and relay races for boys and girls. The championships have moved to Prospect in Woodford today for the classic events.

Best of luck to all the racers.

Results from Monday:

Boys individual start
Boys relay
Girls individual start
Girls relay

Burlington Free Press coverage of Day 1 and Day 2.

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VT HS Champs Day 1 Results

3 Mar 2010 @20:47

We were happy to provide a venue for Day 1 of the Vermont High School Nordic Championships. We covered the freestyle portion of the event with individual and relay races for boys and girls. The championships have ... go arrow

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GRP article in Vermont Sports

3 Mar 2010 @14:35

The monthly column from Tim Reynolds of the GRP has been posted online. This month? Snow shoveling prior to the marathon.

Complete Vermont Sports article text

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GRP article in Vermont Sports

3 Mar 2010 @14:35

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Feb 27th Weekend Racing wrap

3 Mar 2010 @13:39

The BKL were off on their own adventures, but closer to home several members contested the Great North Woods 30k at the Balsams in Dixville Notch, NH on Saturday, with more racing the Stowe Derby on Sunday.

Saturday's inaugural Great North Woods 30k presented every classic skier's wax nightmare of temperatures right around zero, freshly falling snow and minimal forerunning, so the tracks weren't necessarily the fastest place to be - even if your skis were working. But 6 Craftsbury members gave it a go and had lots of compliments for the setting and terrain there - definitely one to think about next year when you're planning your race calendar.

3rd Peter Harris 2:12:09
4th John Brodhead 2:12:46
46th Jay Dege 3:30:46
       
2nd Gina Campoli 2:26:52
3rd Linda Ramsdell 2:32:52
16th Louise ...

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Feb 27th Weekend Racing wrap

3 Mar 2010 @13:39

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BKL Fest 2010

1 Mar 2010 @8:06

The theme for this year's Bill Koch Festival was Ski the Wave", but few realized the roller coaster that organizers and participants would ride last week. Originally intended to be held at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME, the festival was moved north and west to Fryeburg Maine's Stark's Hill trails. The home trails of Fryeburg Academy had their own ups and downs with the weather in the past week, but after all the drama, the trails and setting provided a great backdrop for the 2010 highpoint of the Bill Koch calendar with nice, firm trails and warm, fast conditions for much of the weekend.

Craftsbury was well represented in the Northeast Vermont Team, as well as other teams that some members skied for. Saturday was relay day and Sunday the individual starts.

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BKL Fest 2010

1 Mar 2010 @8:06

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Sculling Interns 2010

26 Feb 2010 @14:54

We're happy to congratulate the following interns for their acceptance to our sculling internship program in 2010 season:

Caleb Corliss, Wesleyan, Nashville, TN

Greer Dent, Wesleyan, Chevy Chase, MD

Caroline Howard, Portora Boat Club, Ireland, Thomasville, NC

Ricky Holak, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Windham, NH

Gilder Keeler, Wesleyan, Middletown, CT

Elizabeth Lafranchise, Savannah Country Day School, Savannah, GA

Marvin Leininger, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, FL

Eliza MacLean, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Lincoln MA

Trevor Michelson, Wesleyan, New York, NY

Meredith Papps, University of Tulsa, Kingston, ON

Jean Sack, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Eureka, CA

Emma Shaw, University of North Carolina Crew, Chapel Hill, NC

Jake Sluis, Trinity College Crew, Ridgewood, NJ

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Sculling Interns 2010

26 Feb 2010 @14:54

We're happy to congratulate the following interns for their acceptance to our sculling internship program in 2010 season:Caleb Corliss, Wesleyan, Nashville, TNGreer Dent, Wesleyan, Chevy Chase, MDCaroline Howard, ... go arrow

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March Lodging Deals

25 Feb 2010 @8:49

We've just received a solid hit of snow, with more storms lined up for the coming days. After some discussion of how to celebrate, it occured to us, Why not share the wealth?"

Join us to celebrate the great skiing this March by taking 10% off any of our lodging, or if you bring a group of 10 or more take 15% any accommodation! As always, this deal includes trail passes for your entire party and all your meals during your stay.

Yes, the seasons are changing. But there's lots of great skiing left in this winter, with plenty of late season sunshine and warmer temperatures to make your experience of our 85k of trails even more spectacular. Call reservations today - 802-586-7767 or email stay@craftsbury.com for more information.

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March Lodging Deals

25 Feb 2010 @8:49

We've just received a solid hit of snow, with more storms lined up for the coming days. After some discussion of how to celebrate, it occured to us, Why not share the wealth?"Join us to celebrate the great skiing ... go arrow

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Sargents in the News

24 Feb 2010 @19:26

Boston.com ran a nice feature on Eben, Elsa and Ida Sargent, as well as mentioning their parents who are also Craftsbury members. You can read more about this NEK ski family and their Dartmouth connections in the article here.

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Sargents in the News

24 Feb 2010 @19:26

Boston.com ran a nice feature on Eben, Elsa and Ida Sargent, as well as mentioning their parents who are also Craftsbury members. You can read more about this NEK ski family and their Dartmouth connections in the go arrow

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Hannah named to U26 biathlon squad!

24 Feb 2010 @19:17

Green Racing Project member Hannah Dreissigacker has been named to the US Team for biathlon's inaugural Under-16 World Championships in Oteppa, Estonia. Hannah was a discretionary pick based on her performance the last two weekends at the Jericho and Lake Placid biathlon NorAms. She flies to Europe on Thursday. The Championships feature 5 races, including a relay.

Susan Dunklee of Barton, who frequently trains at Craftsbury, was also named to the team. The team in its entirety consists of:

Senior women:

Laura Spector, Lennox, MA
Susan Dunklee, Barton, VT
Annelies Cook, Saranac Lake, NY
Hannah Dreissigacker, Craftsbury, VT

Senior Men:

Zach Hall, Nikiski, AK
Wynn Roberts, Battle Lake, MN
Casey Simons, Park City, UT

Junior Men:

Leif Nordgren, Marine on St Croix, MN

Junior Women:

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Hannah named to U26 biathlon squad!

24 Feb 2010 @19:17

Green Racing Project member Hannah Dreissigacker has been named to the US Team for biathlon's inaugural Under-16 World Championships in Oteppa, Estonia. Hannah was a discretionary pick based on her performance the ... go arrow

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Feb. 20th Weekend Race Wrap

23 Feb 2010 @14:40

This weekend featured racing in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, as well as the Williams College Carnival at Prospect Mountain in southern Vermont.

Junior racers competed in the Eastern Cup Finals, consisting of the Silver Fox Trot, hosted by Ford Sayre but held at Gunstock, and the Cheri Walsh Memorial at Holderness. In Gunstock, Hannah Miller grabbed her first podium of the year, finishing 3rd in the J2 girls' 5k classic. Her sister Kaitlynn matched her performance with a 3rd-place finish in the women's 10k classic. She was followed by GRP member Lauren Jacobs in 9th, and juniors Kyle Prohaska and Lia Van Dyke in 27th and 30th. In the men's 15k race, Craftsbury senior Juergen Uhl finished second, and Craftsbury alum Alex Schulz 9th. On Sunday, Hannah was the seventh J2 girl in ...

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Feb. 20th Weekend Race Wrap

23 Feb 2010 @14:40

This weekend featured racing in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, as well as the Williams College Carnival at Prospect Mountain in southern Vermont.Junior racers competed in the Eastern Cup Finals, consisting of the ... go arrow

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2010 US Nationals Ski-O results

23 Feb 2010 @12:43

Drowned out in recent hubbub has been the Ski Orienteering Championships, that took place a weekend or so ago (February 12-15). The Center hosted the Long Distance Championships for the US on Sunday the 14th, and quite a few Craftsbury members participated.

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2010 US Nationals Ski-O results

23 Feb 2010 @12:43

Drowned out in recent hubbub has been the Ski Orienteering Championships, that took place a weekend or so ago (February 12-15). The Center hosted the Long Distance Championships for the US on Sunday the 14th, and ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Vermont Life mention

23 Feb 2010 @12:04

The Center appears in the current issue of Vermont Life with a feature on sculling. Some nice photos from warmer times at Craftsbury accompany the brief article. You can see the text here, but get the full issue at your newstand.

Vermont Life article

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Craftsbury Vermont Life mention

23 Feb 2010 @12:04

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Craftsbury Junior Olympic qualifiers

23 Feb 2010 @11:10

Six Craftsbury junior racers will be representing the New England team at the Junior Olympics, this year being held in Preque Isle, Maine, March 8-14. The selection was based on the season-long series of Eastern Cup races held throughout New England, as well as early-season SuperTours in Montana and the US National Championships in Alaska.

Hannah Miller will be part of a strong J2 girls' squad, who seem poised to turn a few heads. Her sister Kaitlynn will join Tara Garaghty-Moats and JO first-timer Lia Van Dyke on the older girls' team. Craftsbury alums Jake Barton, skiing for Colby, and Alex Schulz, skiing for Dartmouth, both made the older boys' team.

Congratulations to all these racers!

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Craftsbury Junior Olympic qualifiers

23 Feb 2010 @11:10

Six Craftsbury junior racers will be representing the New England team at the Junior Olympics, this year being held in Preque Isle, Maine, March 8-14. The selection was based on the season-long series of Eastern ... go arrow

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Feb. 13 weekend racing roundup

17 Feb 2010 @19:31

This weekend, many of the skiers took a break, but college athletes competed in the Dartmouth Carnival at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, and the GRP's Hannah Dreissigacker competed in biathlon NorAms in Lake Placid.

Ida Sargent swept the weekend of carnival action, winning Friday's 15k classic mass start as well as anchoring Dartmouth's winning 3x5k skate relay team. She helped Dartmouth to an overall win for the weekend. Former Craftsbury skier Johanna Ludington, skiing for Saint Lawrence, finished 23rd on Friday. Jake Barton finished 26th in the 20k classic on Friday, and anchored Colby's 7th-place relay team.

Hannah finished 5th in the pursuit in Lake Placid on Friday, with 3 penalties. In Saturday's pursuit, she moved up to 4th with 6 penalties. Mike Gibson, a former ...

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Feb. 13 weekend racing roundup

17 Feb 2010 @19:31

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Marathon Bike Tour winner story

17 Feb 2010 @13:31

We've heard a lot of great stories from the Marathon, but Lauren Hefferon of Ciclismo Classico passed this gem along from the winner of the Italian bike trip raffle post-marathon. It's from early February, so remember that with some of the date references. Enjoy. To see the prize Candace won, check out the Ciclismo Classico website.

As Luck Would Have it…

In 2009 luck did not grace us with its unpredictable presence. Eli could write the teenage bible on bad luck. Luke suffered too. He was on the unlucky (and stupid) side of two alcohol-related incidents that cost him dearly. But the real zinger was losing his place on his college ski team last fall. That one knocked us all for a loop. But when Luke told us he’d like to race in the long marathons this winter, I rushed to the website of ...

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Marathon Bike Tour winner story

17 Feb 2010 @13:31

We've heard a lot of great stories from the Marathon, but Lauren Hefferon of Ciclismo Classico passed this gem along from the winner of the Italian bike trip raffle post-marathon. It's from early February, so ... go arrow

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2010 Craftsbury Tour Postponement News

17 Feb 2010 @11:28

We will be running the postponed Tour on Sunday, March 7. Tourers who did not compete in the 25k race on the 30th are already registered. For all other interested skiers, we have reopened online registration at $75/adult and $25/kid up to February 28. After the 28th, the event price will jump to $95 for adults and $30 for kids up to day of event.

The postponed tour is planned as a point to point tour starting at Highland Lodge. Skiers will park here at the Center, register, and be bussed from the Center to Highland Lodge. Tourers will breakfast there from 8:00, then starting between 9:00 and 10:00 follow the course to the Craftsbury Village, stopping on the way at the Craftsbury Road crossing food station, followed by a two course feed stop at the Craftsbury Inn and the Craftsbury ...

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2010 Craftsbury Tour Postponement News

17 Feb 2010 @11:28

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CTA Backcountry Tour on the 25th

17 Feb 2010 @11:10

While we are better known for our groomed skiing, the Catamount Trail actually passes through the Center. Join us in a tour next Thursday from the Center to Lowell and  experience this lesser known side of Craftsbury.

The event is part of week long tour organized by the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) from Edson Hill Manor to the Canadian border. However, for those who can't escape work for seven days, you needn't do the entire week's worth of touring to participate in this day's adventure. This is a long tour of 13.3 miles that starts on our ski center trails but is mainly on backcountry and snowmobile trails. The route crosses the Lowell Mountains and travels through many open farm fields, utilizing the historic Bayley-Hazen Rd. for much of the way, providing many wonderful ...

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CTA Backcountry Tour on the 25th

17 Feb 2010 @11:10

While we are better known for our groomed skiing, the Catamount Trail actually passes through the Center. Join us in a tour next Thursday from the Center to Lowell and  experience this lesser known side of ... go arrow

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4th Annual Trinitassaloppet

15 Feb 2010 @15:16

Toward the end of January, we were honored to be visited by a group from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. This was their fourth winter visit. Similarly to Boston College, the group's featured ski instruction and cross training, as well as lots of R and R. Their week culminated in what has become a traditional fashion - a ski race around Duck Pond and Murphy's Field. Check out the results here.

Thanks to the Bantams for joining us this winter. Do you have a group looking for a cross training opportunity? Email our groups' department and ask about the cross-training deals available year round.

Trinitassaloppet results

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4th Annual Trinitassaloppet

15 Feb 2010 @15:16

Toward the end of January, we were honored to be visited by a group from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. This was their fourth winter visit. go arrow

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Center in Men's Health

11 Feb 2010 @18:08

The Center was mentioned in Men's Health in an article by Ripton author, our friend Bill McKibben. You can read it here. There's been a relative exposion in nordic news recently with New York Times' articles, Kris Freeman making it on to the Today Show, and this article is just one more example of that.

Men's Health Article

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Center in Men's Health

11 Feb 2010 @18:08

The Center was mentioned in Men's Health in an article by Ripton author, our friend Bill McKibben. You can go arrow

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Ski and Play Program - UPDATE

11 Feb 2010 @17:50

11 Feb. 2010 UPDATE:  Parents no longer need to make independent babysitting arrangements for younger children (2-3 year olds). Fees will be the same for the younger kids as the older and sign up will be the same process as well. It's worth being mindful that a limited number of these slots are available for younger kids however, so if you're interested be sure to sign up early!

Ski and Play is a new program at the Center with a goal of getting younger kids out skiing as well as enjoying some sledding, skating and general outdoorsy fun. It will be held Sundays starting this coming weekend the 31st and going through closing - which we are tentatively estimating as March 21st.

Additional Details:


-Sundays, 10-12

-Meeting at the Touring Center

-Two groups, one for kids aged 4-7 and a smaller ...

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Ski and Play Program - UPDATE

11 Feb 2010 @17:50

11 Feb. 2010 UPDATE:  Parents no longer need to make independent babysitting arrangements for younger children (2-3 year olds). Fees will be the same for the younger kids as the older and sign up will be the same ... go arrow

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Marathon Wrapup

11 Feb 2010 @17:43

We've gotten the remainder of the pictures up as well as the splits for the 25k, 50k, and High School results. It's worth noting that we don't have the same degree of confidence in all the splits as we do the finish times and offer them such as they are for your edification.

Pictures
25k splits
50k splits
HS relay race

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Marathon Wrapup

11 Feb 2010 @17:43

We've gotten the remainder of the go arrow