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|  April 2009  |
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Row Daily Events at Craftsbury

29 Apr 2009 @14:42

We mentioned coach Dustin Ordway's book when it came out last fall, but now you can jump start your "Row Daily" regimen with Dustin in one of his clinics. This fall will see Dustin bring his book and methodology to Craftsbury in the form of two introductory weekends:  October 2-4 and October 9-11. The program will include instruction in indoor rowing technique, using daily exercise for health and fitness, keeping a log to help you succeed, dealing with challenges, setting and adjusting goals - as well as relaxing here at the Center.

$450/person includes the programming, room and board. There are some discounts available - you can find out all the details on Dustin's website:  www.Rowdaily.com, which is also the home of registration.

Row Daily email (registration)
Row Daily Website
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Row Daily Events at Craftsbury

29 Apr 2009 @14:42

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MacDermott promoted to Head Men's coach at Trinity

8 Apr 2009 @13:57

Craftsbury's own Kevin MacDermott has moved up the ladder at Trinity College, taking the helm from Larry Gluckman who announced his retirement earlier this year. Congratulations Kevin! Read the official scoop here.

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MacDermott promoted to Head Men's coach at Trinity

8 Apr 2009 @13:57

Craftsbury's own Kevin MacDermott has moved up the ladder at Trinity College, taking the helm from Larry Gluckman who announced his retirement earlier this year. Congratulations Kevin! Read the go arrow

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Interview with Adrian

30 Mar 2009 @15:19

As mentioned, Adrian Owens has had a busy winter Ski-Orienteering. He's currently back from Japan and the World Championships and we hope to hear something about that experience. In the interim, you can read more about his earlier European Ski-O sojourn in a short interview we did.

There was also a brief article on fasterskier.com recently about the Ski-O Worlds.

Adrian Interview
Fasterskier coverage

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Interview with Adrian

30 Mar 2009 @15:19

As mentioned, Adrian Owens has had a busy winter Ski-Orienteering. He's currently back from Japan and the World Championships and we hope to hear something about that experience. In the interim, you can read more ... go arrow

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Trails are Closed

26 Mar 2009 @10:02

It's been a great year, but we will not be grooming any longer. Thanks for skiing with us for another great winter. Members can look forward to new opportunities into the spring and summer - keep watching the website and the eNewsletter. And of course, all skiers are invited to keep your hard earned fitness or learn something new with one of our sculling or running camps.

Want to join the fun? Find out more about membership here.

Enjoy the spring!

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Trails are Closed

26 Mar 2009 @10:02

It's been a great year, but we will not be grooming any longer. Thanks for skiing with us for another great winter. Members can look forward to new opportunities into the spring and summer - keep watching the ... go arrow

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School Ski Groups

25 Mar 2009 @16:51

While the season has pretty much wound down (today's the last day of grooming), it's worth highlighting our friends from area school groups that joined us this winter. We've always provided low cost ski equipment and day passes for local school programs, but this year we dropped that cost to zero in an effort to expand opportunities for new skiers.

Schools that joined us this winter:

Wolcott Elementary
Brownington Elementary
Irasburg Elementary
Albany Elementary
Craftsbury Academy
Hardwick Elementary

This is of course in addition to all the middle and high school teams that trained at the Center through the winter for some of the best skiing in the east.

Got a school team that wants a fresh place to train? Elementary school groups that are looking for wintry fun? Contact Davis at the Touring ...

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School Ski Groups

25 Mar 2009 @16:51

While the season has pretty much wound down (today's the last day of grooming), it's worth highlighting our friends from area school groups that joined us this winter. We've always provided low cost ski equipment ... go arrow

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New Green Team Deadline

25 Mar 2009 @16:39

The Green Team has pushed back the application deadline to 1 April due to some confusion over the application schedule.

Green what?" you ask.

The Green Team is a new venture for the Outdoor Center. Primarily aimed at post-collegiate skiers, the program hopes to bridge the gap from collegiate racing to national and international competition levels by providing members with high level training opportunities coupled with flexible, part-time work arrangements that support their racing efforts. For 2009-2010, Craftsbury hopes to accept five to six team members.

In addition to the athletic portion of the program, Green Team members will work to advance the Center's mission in lots of other ways including projects related to helping Craftsbury function more ecologically and sustainably, ...

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New Green Team Deadline

25 Mar 2009 @16:39

The Green Team has pushed back the application deadline to 1 April due to some confusion over the application schedule.Green what?" you ask.The Green Team is a new venture for the Outdoor Center. Primarily aimed at ... go arrow

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22 March Weekend Racing

25 Mar 2009 @10:34

This past weekend saw the last major weekend of the New England ski race calendar with racing in Maine:  the Eastern High School Championships at Rangeley, and the last of the TD Banknorth Marathon series just down the road at Sugarloaf.

TD Banknorth Eastern High School Championships

The Eastern Championships featured seven Craftsbury affiliated skiers:  Dan Brodhead, Connor Hunt, Jake Barton, Lia Van Dyke, Kyle Prohaska, Chelsea Evans and Kaitlynn Miller on the Vermont team. (Like the J2 Championships last week, the Eastern High School event is team-scored on a state basis).

Racing got underway on Friday with a 5.2k interval start freestyle event. Team Vermont pulled to the early lead over Maine with New Hampshire in the mix. Scoring for VT:

Kaitlynn Miller, 5th, 16:30.5 (about 53 ...

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22 March Weekend Racing

25 Mar 2009 @10:34

This past weekend saw the last major weekend of the New England ski race calendar with racing in Maine:  the Eastern High School Championships at Rangeley, and the last of the TD Banknorth Marathon series just down ... go arrow

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Race Wrapup - 14 Mar weekend

17 Mar 2009 @10:28

When we last left our racers, there was a weekend full of upcoming drama - JOs, the NCAAs, J2 championships and local events at Bretton Woods. It almost seems that as the spring weather warms up, so has the racing.

Junior Olympics

The Junior Olympics ended well for New England and Craftsbury. Friday the 13th proved lucky for Kaitlynn Miller as she got 3rd place in the J1 Women's Classic 5k in 16:55.72. Other Craftsbury skiers also had solid days:

J2 Girls-
Tara Geraghty-Moats, 25th

J1 Boys-
Jake Barton, 15th
Ethan Dreissigacker, 29th

OJ Boys-
Alex Schulz, 18th

Saturday was the last day of racing, with the classic relays. Kaitlynn's strong classic technique was paired with Stratton's Megan Killigrew and GMVS' Kristen Halvorsen to capture second by 2 seconds to Intermountain in the 3x5k. Kristen ...

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Race Wrapup - 14 Mar weekend

17 Mar 2009 @10:28

When we last left our racers, there was a weekend full of upcoming drama - JOs, the NCAAs, J2 championships and local events at Bretton Woods. It almost seems that as the spring weather warms up, so has the ... go arrow

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Spring Fling Pictures

13 Mar 2009 @13:40

Thanks to Steve Messier of Mt. Mansfield Photography for supplying us some great shots from last week's Spring Fling. See more of his work, as well as his partner Robin Lowney at mtmansfieldphotography.smugmug.com.

Spring Fling Gallery

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Spring Fling Pictures

13 Mar 2009 @13:40

Thanks to Steve Messier of Mt. Mansfield Photography for supplying us some great shots from last week's Spring Fling. See more of his work, as well as his partner Robin Lowney at go arrow

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CRASH-Bs addenda

13 Mar 2009 @11:47

We had mentioned some good results from Craftsbury athletes at the CRASH-Bs earlier, but an eNews reader pointed out a noteworthy accomplishment that we had overlooked. Long time camper and UMass professor Bob Sleigh pulled an 8:01 to repeat as the 75-79 Lightweight Men's division winner in 2009. Strong work Bob!

 

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CRASH-Bs addenda

13 Mar 2009 @11:47

We had mentioned some good results from Craftsbury athletes at the CRASH-Bs earlier, but an eNews reader pointed out a noteworthy accomplishment that we had overlooked. Long time camper and UMass professor Bob ... go arrow

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JOs, NCAAs, and SNOC

13 Mar 2009 @11:21

It's been a busy week of racing for Craftsbury skiers. There are skiers at the Junior Olympics, Hannah Dreissigacker at NCAAs, and the SNOC challenge race - and that's just during the week! This weekend won't slow down with several skiers gearing up for the J2 champs at Holderness, the Bretton Woods marathon as well as Mt. Washington 15k on Sunday and the closing NCAA/JO races. Whew - let's get right to the results.

JOs - hot on the heels of Monday's success, the Craftsbury skiers on the New England team tackled the mass start skate event. New England didn't have quite as strong a showing, but given the success of the sprints, that'd be pretty hard to duplicate. By the end of the day, NE sits in second place in the Alaska cup team standings by 17 points to Intermountain. The team will ...

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JOs, NCAAs, and SNOC

13 Mar 2009 @11:21

It's been a busy week of racing for Craftsbury skiers. There are skiers at the Junior Olympics, Hannah Dreissigacker at NCAAs, and the SNOC challenge race - and that's just during the week! This weekend won't slow ... go arrow

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Spring Fling Sprints

13 Mar 2009 @6:52

A new twist on the traditional Spring Fling format saw the addition of a short all-comers 100m FS sprint after the main racing of the day. While not originally intended as competition, we got enough interest about results and where people finished that we thought we'd publish the times we had. Perhaps this represents the start of a new spring tradition?

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Spring Fling Sprints

13 Mar 2009 @6:52

A new twist on the traditional Spring Fling format saw the addition of a short all-comers 100m FS sprint after the main racing of the day. While not originally intended as competition, we got enough interest about ... go arrow

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Gold at JO Sprints

11 Mar 2009 @9:49

Ethan Dreissigacker led the Craftsbury Skiers at Junior Nationals Monday, striking gold in the J1 Boys' sprints. Tara Geraghty-Moats also podiumed, bringing home a bronze medal in the J2 Girls' sprints. In addition to Ethan and Tara's points, lots of other New England skiers had great days as well, giving New England the lead in the team Alaska Cup race as well with a 75 point margin over Intermountain in the team competition. Craftsbury affiliated results on the day: 

Kaitlyn Miller - 46th, J1 girls
Jake Barton - 43rd, J1 boys
Alex Schulz - 8th, OJ boys

The setting and conditions look great for today's skate races. You can follow all the action live on the JO website.

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Gold at JO Sprints

11 Mar 2009 @9:49

Ethan Dreissigacker led the Craftsbury Skiers at Junior Nationals Monday, striking gold in the J1 Boys' sprints. Tara Geraghty-Moats also podiumed, bringing home a bronze medal in the J2 Girls' sprints. In addition ... go arrow

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Adrian at Ski-O WC '09

9 Mar 2009 @18:14

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens was in Japan last week competing at the World Ski Orienteering Championships. Adrian led the American finishers two of three days, finishing immediately behind a teammate in the Sprint distances on Wednesday the 4th.

Congratulations Adrian! Hopefully Adrian will have opportunity to tell some tales of his far flung travels.

Sprint Results, Pictures
Middle Distance Results, Pictures
Long Distance Results, Pictures

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Adrian at Ski-O WC '09

9 Mar 2009 @18:14

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens was in Japan last week competing at the World Ski Orienteering Championships. Adrian led the American finishers two of three days, finishing immediately behind a teammate in the Sprint ... go arrow

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Weekend Racing

9 Mar 2009 @17:31

While the majority of Craftsbury racers were at the Spring Fling, there were other races last weekend, including the Rangeley Lakes Loppet in Rangeley, ME. Craftsbury skier Ida Sargent won the women's 50k classic.

Out west, the Junior Olympics got underway with the opening ceremonies. Today was the sprint competition. You can see live results here. It seems the race of the day for CNSC was Tara Geraghty-Moats with an unofficial 3rd place for the Girl's J2 sprint.

Way to go Craftsbury!

Rangeley Results
Junior Olympics Live results page

 

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9 Mar 2009 @17:31

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Spring Fling results

9 Mar 2009 @16:59

The eagle eyed amongst our readers will have already found our 2009 Spring Fling results. For the rest of us, you can find the complete 2009 Spring Fling results here.

The day didn't warm up as early as was predicted, but was still quite spring like with warm sun beginning around noon guaranteed to slow any participant who hadn't rilled their skis adequately.

Thanks to all the nearly 150 racers who showed up on Saturday. Hope you enjoyed the race as much as we enjoyed hosting you.

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Spring Fling results

9 Mar 2009 @16:59

The eagle eyed amongst our readers will have already found our 2009 Spring Fling results. For the rest of us, you can find the go arrow

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VT HS Champs, Day 2

6 Mar 2009 @14:22

Yesterday saw the Vermont High School action head south to Chittenden, Vt and Mountain Top for the Classic races. And again, Craftsbury skiers had dominant performances.

Division I -

Girls:

7   Kyle PROHASKA, STJ, 22:17.3

Division II -

Girls:

2   Chelsea EVANS, U–32, 22:43.7
4   Silene DECIUCIES, PA, 23:29.2
9   Holly BUSHMAN, U-32, 24:46.5

Boys:

1  Ethan DREISSIGACKER, PA, 17:45.4
2  Jake BARTON, PA, 18:24.4
3  Dan BRODHEAD, Craftsbury Academy, 18:44.9
6  Conor HUNT, PA, 20:09.8

In the relays, both U-32 and PA won the boys' and girls' classic relays respoectively, while Silene and the PA girls got fourth.

Congratulations!

Times Argus coverage
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VT HS Champs, Day 2

6 Mar 2009 @14:22

Yesterday saw the Vermont High School action head south to Chittenden, Vt and Mountain Top for the Classic races. And again, Craftsbury skiers had dominant performances.Division I -Girls:7   Kyle PROHASKA, STJ, ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers to JOs

6 Mar 2009 @14:21

The end of the season brings the Junior Olympics - a Junior National Championship, this year taking place in Truckee, CA at Donner Summit. Again, Craftsbury is lucky to be represented by several of its junior athletes at this event. 2009 JO team members from Craftsbury:

Ethan Dreissigacker, J1 
Jake Barton, J1
Kaitlynn Miller, J1 
Kristin Halvorsen, J1 
Tara Geraghty-Moats, J2 

And, as has also been customary over the past several years, our own Pepa Miloucheva will be coaching the New England kids (kids are scored by regional teams as well as individually).

Sounds like snow may be a problem. No, not too little, but possibly too much! Apparently, Tuesday into Wednesday saw Donner get 4 feet in 24 hours! No doubt they have been hard at work getting everything groomed up perfectly for ...

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Craftsbury Skiers to JOs

6 Mar 2009 @14:21

The end of the season brings the Junior Olympics - a Junior National Championship, this year taking place in Truckee, CA at Donner Summit. Again, Craftsbury is lucky to be represented by several of its junior ... go arrow

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Claim your Marathon T-shirt

5 Mar 2009 @16:20

If you prepaid for a Marathon t-shirt and didn't pick it up at the Marathon, please call the office, 802-586-7767, to arrange for shipping.

If you didn't preorder a t-shirt, we also have a few left for sale. Call the office, 802-586-7767, for details.

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Claim your Marathon T-shirt

5 Mar 2009 @16:20

If you prepaid for a Marathon t-shirt and didn't pick it up at the Marathon, please call the office, 802-586-7767, to arrange for shipping.If you didn't preorder a t-shirt, we also have a few left for sale. Call the ... go arrow

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CRASH-Bs 09

4 Mar 2009 @9:13

We got to see many of you at the CRASH-Bs in Boston. Just under 2200 competitors kicked off the competitive season at the Agganis Arena. There were lots of great performances, including some noteworthy times by Craftsbury connected athletes. Coach Taylor Washburn (current Head of the Hosmer record holder) pulled 6:18 to place 5th in the LW Open Men category, three seconds faster than Craftsbury intern (and current Harvard oarsman) Austin Mayer. Continuing the LW men’s theme, camper Jonathan Rosow captured 3rd in the Jr. Men’s LW at 6:28. Throw in intern Tom Nesel (another Harvard oarsman) at 6:28, LW Open Men, and maybe we have an interesting LW quad? Hmmm…

Congratulations to everyone who competed in this paean to pain, with special congratulations to Kendra Littlefield of Oakland, ME ...

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CRASH-Bs 09

4 Mar 2009 @9:13

We got to see many of you at the CRASH-Bs in Boston. Just under 2200 competitors kicked off the competitive season at the Agganis Arena. There were lots of great performances, including some noteworthy times by ... go arrow

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VT HS Champs, Day 1

3 Mar 2009 @15:05

Yesterday marked the first day of Vermont High School Championships - a 5k FS at Trapp's. Craftsbury skiers had a very strong day, with a number of top ten finishes, including sweeping the top 4 spots in the Division II boys' race.

Division I -

4. Kyle Prohaska, St. J, 17:11.5

Division II -

Girls:

2. Chelsea Evans, U-32, 17:32.5
3. Holly Bushman, U-32, 18:36.8

Boys:

1. Ethan Dreissigacker, PA, 13:12.5
2. Jake Barton, PA, 13:41.9
3. Dan Brodhead, Craftsbury Academy, 14:29.9
4. Connor Hunt, PA, 14:31.5

Today's classic technique event heads to Chittenden and Mountain Top. Best of luck!

Results and Times Argus Story

 

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VT HS Champs, Day 1

3 Mar 2009 @15:05

Yesterday marked the first day of Vermont High School Championships - a 5k FS at Trapp's. Craftsbury skiers had a very strong day, with a number of top ten finishes, including sweeping the top 4 spots in the ... go arrow

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The Daehlie Connection

3 Mar 2009 @14:38

Onetime Craftsbury Junior, Gus Kaeding, writes of his race experience this year in the 55k Classic technique American Birkebeiner. Gus, originally of Worcester, VT, skied with CNSC around the year 2000. Currently, he's involved with CXC's elite program. Recent results include a Birkie sprint finish against Nordic ski legend Bjorn Daehlie. It's a great ski story - check it out.

Also worth noting is current Craftsbury skier Buddy Majernik's finish in this year's Birkie, a 7th out of 103 in his age group for the classic technique race. Congratulations Buddy.

Gus vs. Bjorn

 

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The Daehlie Connection

3 Mar 2009 @14:38

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Local Marathon Press

2 Mar 2009 @14:48

Don't know if everyone got to see this, but we got a copy of the Barton Chronicle article on the '09 Marathon.

Chronicle coverage

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Ski-O World Championships

2 Mar 2009 @11:54

Craftsbury member Adrian Owens is on the World orienteering circuit again. This time he's in Japan at the World Ski-O Championships. You can follow Adrian at the website. Racing begins on Wednesday (the 4th) and runs through Sunday the 8th.

World Championship Website

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Ski-O World Championships

2 Mar 2009 @11:54

Craftsbury member Adrian Owens is on the World orienteering circuit again. This time he's in Japan at the World Ski-O Championships. You can follow Adrian at the go arrow

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BKL Fest 2009

2 Mar 2009 @11:36

A great weekend at Notchview for the 2009 Bill Koch Festival. Craftsbury was well represented in the NEVT district team with 19 kids participating from CNSC. For its part, the weather cooperated during the weekend with pleasant temperatures on both days, and even sunshine (especially Saturday). The organizers did a wonderful job to recover from Friday's rain and had the stadium in tiptop shape for the weekend's racing with fast, tilled surfaces.

But it's not all work and no play at the BKL festival. Organizers had onsite activities from a Magic Woods, a Troll themed opening ceremonies, a fun terrain park, and a snow fort to play on in between races (a Freestyle Relay on Saturday and Individual Classic race on Sunday). A fun weekend with lots of memories for everyone.

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BKL Fest 2009

2 Mar 2009 @11:36

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2009 Sculling Interns named

2 Mar 2009 @10:19

After careful consideration, we have selected our 2009 sculling interns:

Brandon Walz: Ohio State U
Caleb Corliss: Tabor Academy
Emily Wallis: Penn State
John Graves: Trinity
Eli Roxby: Trinity
Leah Greenspan: Lower Merion HS
Marvin Leininger: Boone High School (Orlando)
Joe Sutherland: Pine View School (Sarasota)
Jean Sack: Humboldt Bay Rowing Assoc.
Terrance Word: Wesleyan
Leo Pelletier: East Lyme HS
Jonathan Rosow: Avon High School
Ellen Heister: Ohio State

Congratulations to all our 2009 interns and a huge thank you to all who applied. We received many great applications as always.

There are two spots still available at the end of our season, from September 10th to the 27th. Interested scullers can apply for the remaining spots by sending your application to sculling@craftsbury.com.

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2009 Sculling Interns named

2 Mar 2009 @10:19

After careful consideration, we have selected our 2009 sculling interns:Brandon Walz: Ohio State UCaleb Corliss: Tabor AcademyEmily Wallis: Penn StateJohn Graves: TrinityEli Roxby: TrinityLeah Greenspan: Lower ... go arrow

|  February 2009  |
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SNOC Challenge Race #1

26 Feb 2009 @15:46

Well, the first round of the team scored events in the 2009 SNOC challenge is in the books, with Craftsbury holding a slim lead over SNOC, with a wider gap to Onion River:

Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club      15     252
Stowe Nordic Outing Club       12     245             
Onion River Nordic                  9     169

A non-affialiated racer won the event:  Marc Gilbertson finished the 5k course in 15:02 to take the prize. 13 seconds later SNOC's Eric Eley broke the tape ahead of ORN's Hugh Pritchard in 15:35 to round out the podium.

All Craftsbury members are reminded that the challenge is just begun though. Next Wednesday the challenge moves to Morse Farm touring Center outside of Montpelier for a FS sprint. Registration at 4pm, racing commences at 4:30. We have a good start, now we need to ...

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SNOC Challenge Race #1

26 Feb 2009 @15:46

Well, the first round of the team scored events in the 2009 SNOC challenge is in the books, with Craftsbury holding a slim lead over SNOC, with a wider gap to Onion River:Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club      15     ... go arrow

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Marathon winnner 4th at Worlds

26 Feb 2009 @15:09

As the FIS World Championships wrap up, we couldn't help but notice recent Marathon winner Kris Freeman's 4th place in the 15k Classic event. While we'd never claim responsibility for Kris' World Championship ski, we think racing Craftsbury couldn't have hurt.

Congratulations Kris.

Fasterskier.com Article

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Marathon winnner 4th at Worlds

26 Feb 2009 @15:09

As the FIS World Championships wrap up, we couldn't help but notice recent Marathon winner Kris Freeman's 4th place in the 15k Classic event. While we'd never claim responsibility for Kris' World Championship ski, ... go arrow

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Ski-O results

23 Feb 2009 @20:51

From Adrian:

We had a fun ski-O race in Craftsbury Saturday. Several inches of fluff on top of a firm crust made great off-trail skiing on downhills.

"In addition to the 27 racers on the  3, 6, and 10 km ski-O courses, about 25 kids used maps to find treasures at 10 different points.

"Thanks to all who attended and helped."

As a participant, I can say the race was a BLAST! Hopefully we can convince Adrian and Allison to set up another race for us sometime.

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Ski-O results

23 Feb 2009 @20:51

From Adrian:We had a fun ski-O race in Craftsbury Saturday. Several inches of fluff on top of a firm crust made great off-trail skiing on downhills."In addition to the 27 racers on the  3, 6, and 10 km ski-O ... go arrow

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Vermont HS Race this Weekend

19 Feb 2009 @11:27

Another event for this weekend at the Center:  VT high school ski racing. BFA St. Albans has asked us to host their classic race on Saturday, beginning at 11AM. Come see some of the young talents from nearly ten schools compete in this mass start 5k!

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Vermont HS Race this Weekend

19 Feb 2009 @11:27

Another event for this weekend at the Center:  VT high school ski racing. BFA St. Albans has asked us to host their classic race on Saturday, beginning at 11AM. Come see some of the young talents from nearly ten ... go arrow

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Valentine's Weekend Racing

19 Feb 2009 @8:23

We have results from far and wide this past weekend. Thirteen Craftsbury skiers from the youngest group went south to Morrisville and the BKL Valentine's day relays. A great time with some good results. A good way to explore some relay pairings for the upcoming BKL fest.

BKL gallery

The Juniors were over in Hyde Park for the Vermont Nordic Elite Team qualifying races at Lamoille Union High School. Almost 200 skiers competed to earn one of the twenty slots on the Vermont Elite Eastern High School and/or the J2 teams. They skied a 3k classic in the morning and a 3k Freestyle in the afternoon, with the combined times determining who will represent VT at the Spring Championship races.

Eight athletes competed for Craftsbury, and all eight qualified for either the elite or J2 team (placings ...

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Valentine's Weekend Racing

19 Feb 2009 @8:23

We have results from far and wide this past weekend. Thirteen Craftsbury skiers from the youngest group went south to Morrisville and the BKL Valentine's day relays. A great time with some good results. A good way ... go arrow

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Marathon Gallery 3

18 Feb 2009 @17:28

More marathon pictures, this time from our friend Kate Carter. Lots of great portraits of all sorts of participants here.

Kate Carter 2009 marathon gallery

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Marathon Gallery 3

18 Feb 2009 @17:28

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Rowing News Coverage

18 Feb 2009 @14:55

Our friends at Rowing News did a brief piece on the sale of the Center in the February '09 issue. Read the full text.

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Rowing News Coverage

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SNOC Challenge Race

18 Feb 2009 @14:47

Wednesday, February 25, Craftsbury will be hosting the first leg of the annual Stowe Nordic Outing Club's Challenge race. Part of the Wednesday night race series SNOC hosts, this year's race has expanded to a three race format: a classic mass start at Craftsbury, followed by a FS Sprint at Morse Farm on the 4th, and a Skate race at Trapp's on the 11th with cumulative team scoring between the three events deciding this year's winning team.

Last year, despite a strong start at the Craftsbury portion of the race, SNOC did prevail, while CNSC held on to second over Onion River Nordic (Montpelier). Hopefully the situation can be turned around this year. All Craftsbury members or other Craftsbury affiliated skiers are called upon to come join us. Registration costs $5 and opens at 4pm, with ...

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SNOC Challenge Race

18 Feb 2009 @14:47

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Ski-O on Saturday

18 Feb 2009 @9:25

Just a quick reminder to signup for this weekend's Ski-O event at the Center. Allison Van Akkeren and Adrian Owens are drawing on their experiences in Europe with the Ski-O tour to put on the clinic and race. Complete information on the clinic here.

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Ski-O on Saturday

18 Feb 2009 @9:25

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Maximum Camp Enrollment Cut

18 Feb 2009 @9:22

After some discussion, we have decided to cut the total number of campers that can attend any given sculling program session. For 2009, Craftsbury Sculling Weeks' enrollment will be capped at 35 people, with weekends capped at 25. But why you ask? Like many educators, our coaches feel that smaller class sizes provide better opportunities for individual instruction. We're always focused on the quality of our camps and this step made sense.

The downside? You need to sign up earlier to make sure you get the session you, your team, your family or your club has decided on as there are five less slots available in any session.

2009 Camp schedule

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Maximum Camp Enrollment Cut

18 Feb 2009 @9:22

After some discussion, we have decided to cut the total number of campers that can attend any given sculling program session. For 2009, Craftsbury Sculling Weeks' enrollment will be capped at 35 people, with ... go arrow

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Ski Jumping

18 Feb 2009 @9:21

We haven't added a ski jumping hill (though I did notice some skier has been industrious on Elinor's Hill recently), but we have an accomplished jumper in our midst. Tara Geraghty-Moats can fly over as well as on the snow. Regular website visitors may recognize the name from many ground bound race results, but this past weekend she had the unique opportunity to jump closer to home.

The Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro recently completed an extensive renovation of the only 90 meter jump in New England. They put it to good use, holding the 85th annual Harris Hill Ski Jumping competition. Tara won on Saturday with an 84.5 meter jump and took silver to Karin Friburg on Sunday - congratulations!

It sounds like quite an event at a historic venue. Be sure to check out their website.

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Ski Jumping

18 Feb 2009 @9:21

We haven't added a ski jumping hill (though I did notice some skier has been industrious on Elinor's Hill recently), but we have an accomplished jumper in our midst. Tara Geraghty-Moats can fly over as well as on ... go arrow

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Winter's Back

13 Feb 2009 @12:25

Yes, we did have some rain yesterday. However, it turned back to snow in the late afternoon. Add the magic of the PistenBully and, voila, the return of winter! Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us tomorrow.

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Winter's Back

13 Feb 2009 @12:25

Yes, we did have some rain yesterday. However, it turned back to snow in the late afternoon. Add the magic of the PistenBully and, voila, the return of winter! Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us tomorrow. go arrow

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Another Photo Gallery

10 Feb 2009 @19:02

We asked Kris Dobie to share the cool pictures he took for us at the Marathon this year. You can browse all the gallery at his website.

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Another Photo Gallery

10 Feb 2009 @19:02

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More Marathon Video

10 Feb 2009 @18:56

Found another video from the Craftsbury Marathon, this one primarily of the front runners coming onto the common at the end of 50k. Check it out on fasterskier.

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More Marathon Video

10 Feb 2009 @18:56

Found another video from the Craftsbury Marathon, this one primarily of the front runners coming onto the common at the end of 50k. go arrow

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Weekend Racing

10 Feb 2009 @12:52

It was another busy weekend of racing for Craftsbury skiers. The biggest spotlight was focused on Trapp Family Lodge where the UVM carnival, Supertour and Eastern Cup combined for a weekend of high level racing. Add in some challenging weather conditions and the event is certain to be remembered for some time to come.

Saturday was Freestyle interval start - 5k for the women, 10k for the men. Craftsbury finishers:

J2 Women -
2 Tara Geraghty-Moats 16:08.4
West Fairlee, VT
11 Hannah Miller 17:53.0
Morrisville, VT
19 Holly Bushman 19:38.0
Berlin, VT

J2 Boys -
6 Hans Halvorsen 15:07.2
Waitsfield, VT (GMVS)
16 Isaac Lafoe 17:53.3
Derby, VT

Women -
11 Ida Sargent U23 15:18.2
Orleans, VT (Dartmouth)
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Weekend Racing

10 Feb 2009 @12:52

It was another busy weekend of racing for Craftsbury skiers. The biggest spotlight was focused on Trapp Family Lodge where the UVM carnival, Supertour and Eastern Cup combined for a weekend of high level racing. Add ... go arrow

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World's Biathlon Relay

4 Feb 2009 @18:35

The Biathlon Youth and Junior World Championships wrapped up yesterday with the relay event. The boy's team struggled a bit on the range yesterday, finishing eighth on the day. Craftsbury skier, Ethan Dreissigacker went clean on his leg, using an additional 3 rounds to lead the US team's effort.

Judy's Photo gallery

Fasterskier coverage

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World's Biathlon Relay

4 Feb 2009 @18:35

The Biathlon Youth and Junior World Championships wrapped up yesterday with the relay event. The boy's team struggled a bit on the range yesterday, finishing eighth on the day. Craftsbury skier, Ethan Dreissigacker ... go arrow

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Marathon Video

4 Feb 2009 @18:17

John found a video of the 2009 Marathon on Video Vermont's website. Video Vermont is a local production company that shoots all sorts of stuff:  weddings, business pieces, and most importantly to this news item - events.

You can find the Marathon clip here.

The photo at left is from another neighbor of the Center's who's pretty handy with a camera, Nancy Moran. Thanks Nancy!

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Marathon Video

4 Feb 2009 @18:17

John found a video of the 2009 Marathon on Video Vermont's website. Video Vermont is a local production company that shoots all sorts of stuff:  weddings, business pieces, and most importantly to this news item - ... go arrow

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Osborn Marathon Photos

3 Feb 2009 @10:09

Our neighbor from down the road, Elinor Osborn is quite an accomplished photographer. Over the weekend she turned her lens to the Marathon. You can see a collection of Marathon 2009 photos on her website.

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Osborn Marathon Photos

3 Feb 2009 @10:09

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Marathon Feedback

2 Feb 2009 @17:48

Whether you have compliments or criticism, we want to hear it. The 2009 Marathon Feedback Form is operational and waiting for you. It only takes a minute or two, and it's a very valuable tool as we evaluate what worked and what we want to improve for next year. Now's your chance to speak up!

Feedback Form

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Marathon Feedback

2 Feb 2009 @17:48

Whether you have compliments or criticism, we want to hear it. The go arrow

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Biathlon Worlds Report

2 Feb 2009 @17:18

While most Craftsbury skiers were close to home in some capacity for the marathon, other races were going on this weekend. Notably, the World Junior and Youth Biathlon Championships where Ethan Dreissigacker and the other competitors are battling windy conditions.

Saturday was the 7.5k Youth sprint. Ethan was the second American through on the day, 2:46 off the win. Sunday was the last individual event, the 10k pursuit. The first shooting leg got off to a good start, as Ethan went clean. The rest were bedeviled by the windy conditions mentioned earlier. When the dust settled, Ethan stood as the first American on the day and tied for the best shooting on the US Team.

Tomorrow brings the relay, 3x7.5k for the Youth Men. Hopefully the championships will end on an upswing for the US Men's ...

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Biathlon Worlds Report

2 Feb 2009 @17:18

While most Craftsbury skiers were close to home in some capacity for the marathon, other races were going on this weekend. Notably, the World Junior and Youth Biathlon Championships where Ethan Dreissigacker and the ... go arrow

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1st-hand Marathon reports

2 Feb 2009 @16:49

Found a couple of race reports out on the web today - those of the Freeman brothers, over on Fasterskier. You can read the inside scoop from the perspective of first and second place in the men's 50k.

Kris Blog
Justin Blog

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1st-hand Marathon reports

2 Feb 2009 @16:49

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Permalink for WCAX story

2 Feb 2009 @16:37

As the news media moves on to things besides the marathon, the story got shuffled off the WCAX main menu. Here's a permalink so you can still find the story.

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Permalink for WCAX story

2 Feb 2009 @16:37

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Perfect Day for the Marathon

1 Feb 2009 @16:10

You could not ask for a better day. This is what cross country skiing is all about." - Kris Freeman, U.S. Ski Team, Olympian.

That kind of sums it all up. The 2009 Marathon will be remembered for all the superlatives: great snow, solid tracks, easy waxing, nice temperature, lots of fun, and even abundant sunshine. Over 600 skiers enjoyed the best of what the Kingdom has to offer Nordic skiers.

Against the quintessential New England background of the Common, the racers got things underway at 9AM. It didn't take very long before Kris Freeman pulled a select group free from the front. While his brother Justin held on the longest, eventually Kris was solo and crossed the line after 50k of classic skiing in a scorching 2:30:32. Justin Freeman followed in second just under three minutes ...

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Perfect Day for the Marathon

1 Feb 2009 @16:10

You could not ask for a better day. This is what cross country skiing is all about." - Kris Freeman, U.S. Ski Team, Olympian.That kind of sums it all up. The 2009 Marathon will be remembered for all the ... go arrow

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Biathlon Photo Gallery

29 Jan 2009 @12:46

As noted yesterday, Craftsbury skier Ethan Dreissigacker is competing at Youth and Jr. Worlds' in Canmore. This morning there are a number of galleries and some more coverage to follow. Looks like a stunning setting. From the USBiathlon website, it mentioned a pretty windy range as giving the athletes difficulities. Another interesting item to note is that Ethan was 5:14 back of the winner (who had one miss), and had five one minute penalties due to his five misses. That's some strong skiing, with the potential of a nice result.

USBiathlon Coverage
Judy's Gallery
USBiathlon Gallery

 

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Biathlon Photo Gallery

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Weekend Race Recap

28 Jan 2009 @14:08

Past weekend racing saw more activity by the older generation of CNSC skiers, with racing at Jackson and the Bates Carnival further east. Two skiers were way further afield - Michigan and Norway.

Jackson hosted the White Mt Classic 30K on the 24th. CNSC had a good representation with 6 skiers contesting the event.

Carlie Geer - 5th M5
Judy Geer - 1st M6
Amalia Franceschi - 5th M6
Peter Harris - 2nd M6
John Brodhead - 1st M8
George Hall - 1st M9

Full Classic results

Kris Dobie's photo Gallery

Thanks in part to points earned at Jackson, CNSC sits at 5th in the Zak Cup club standings. We should get some good points during this weekend's festivities, but can always use more people out there gathering points for us. Read more about this NENSA club competition here.

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Weekend Race Recap

28 Jan 2009 @14:08

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Jr. & Youth Biathlon World's

28 Jan 2009 @13:34

CNSC athlete Ethan Dreissigacker has just finished the first of his races at the Youth and Junior World Championships in Canmore, Alberta. Ethan finished 26th, and the first American in the men's 12.5k individual competition, shooting clean in the final standing leg.

You can follow his and the rest of the competition's progress at the International Biathlon Union's website. The IBU also offers some video feeds that would be a fun way to follow the race - though the do require a Microsoft plugin.

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Jr. & Youth Biathlon World's

28 Jan 2009 @13:34

CNSC athlete Ethan Dreissigacker has just finished the first of his races at the Youth and Junior World Championships in Canmore, Alberta. Ethan finished 26th, and the first American in the men's 12.5k individual ... go arrow

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Row for Hope progress

23 Jan 2009 @14:08

Avid readers may remember the Row for Hope campaign from early in the fall. Don't remember? Row for Hope is a public charity focused on funding cancer research. The organization was founded by Paul and Joy Ridley, after losing their mother to skin cancer in 2001. The Center made a donation of a camp to be raffled off for fundraising.

Well, Paul's underway now. About 22 days in, he's about 20% through the row and working on 40 mile days. Whoa. Kind of puts those 2k pieces into perspective, huh?

Row for Hope Blog

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Row for Hope progress

23 Jan 2009 @14:08

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Craftsbury Ski-O details finalized

21 Jan 2009 @13:28

As mentioned in the previous news item, more details about the February 21st ski-o event. Complete info can be found here.

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Craftsbury Ski-O details finalized

21 Jan 2009 @13:28

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MLK weekend race roundup

19 Jan 2009 @16:31

This weekend saw farflung action for Craftsbury skiers, with BKL racing in Morrisville, racing at the Eastern Cup in Rumford, ME - and the Owens/VanAkkern world tour continuing in Europe

Anica and Xavier Koontz Miller and Jacob Morse traveled to Morrisville for BKL racing. Anica came in 4th in the J5's (first girl), Jacob was 3rd in J4's, and Xavier finished 4th in the J3's. The weather cooperated nicely:  warming up with no wind for the duration of the races. A fun event put on by the Morrisville Nordic skiers and their coach Josh Carlson.

Further east, Rumford was the site of the second weekend of Eastern Cup racing. Freestyle sprints were the order of the day on Saturday, with a classic distance race on tap for Sunday. Sunday's action all took place in a driving snowstorm, adding ...

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MLK weekend race roundup

19 Jan 2009 @16:31

This weekend saw farflung action for Craftsbury skiers, with BKL racing in Morrisville, racing at the Eastern Cup in Rumford, ME - and the Owens/VanAkkern world tour continuing in EuropeAnica and Xavier Koontz ... go arrow

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Trinity at Craftsbury

18 Jan 2009 @8:03

For the third year in a row, the Center had the pleasure of hosting a group from Trinity College this January.

A smaller group than in years past, around a dozen students and chaperones got to see the other side of Craftsbury. The group enjoyed stellar trail conditions, but unfortunately suffered some of the lowest temps of the season during the middle of the week.

The end of the week closed with another rendition of the Trinitasa-loppet. Novice Jonathan Poole put together a dominant performance, besting all comers and crushing the loppet record by over a minute and a half. Second was John Graves who edged coach Kevin MacDermott by a mere 7 seconds. You can see the full results here.

We love hosting athlete groups - it's great to play a small part in their seasons. Do you have a group of ...

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Trinity at Craftsbury

18 Jan 2009 @8:03

For the third year in a row, the Center had the pleasure of hosting a group from Trinity College this January.A smaller group than in years past, around a dozen students and chaperones got to see the other side of ... go arrow

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Kris Freeman to ski Craftsbury

16 Jan 2009 @15:06

Ever wondered how you’d stack up against high level talent? Here’s your chance! The Craftsbury Marathon has always drawn a strong field of highly talented skiers (including the elder Freeman, Justin last year), but perhaps never more than this year. Long-time USST member Kris Freeman has announced he’ll join the ranks contesting the 28th annual Craftsbury marathon January 31st.

To enthusiasts of Nordic racing, the Andover, NH, native needs little introduction:  national team member for the past 9 years, two-time Olympian, U-23 World champion – clearly the dominant US men’s distance competitor of his generation.

Equally impressive is that this was all accomplished as a Type 1 diabetic, requiring countless injections and blood samples to monitor his blood sugar levels.

Now you can measure ...

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Kris Freeman to ski Craftsbury

16 Jan 2009 @15:06

Ever wondered how you’d stack up against high level talent? Here’s your chance! The Craftsbury Marathon has always drawn a strong field of highly talented skiers (including the elder Freeman, Justin last year), but ... go arrow

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Pepa and the moose

13 Jan 2009 @13:04

Our own Natasha Fatale and her band of skiers was frozen out of racing last week in Anchorage at the US National nordic championships. FIS minimum temperature requirements forced the cancelation of two races, trimming the race program to only two events - the second of which occurred after CNSC's departure for the return trip home. This skiing setback did however give them more time for their next passion - capturing pesky moose and squirrel.

Pepa and her skiers found this particular specimen in an Anchorage neighborhood. He was good enough to pose for several photos.

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Pepa and the moose

13 Jan 2009 @13:04

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Craftsbury Ski-O

13 Jan 2009 @13:03

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens is spending just under two weeks in Europe ski-orienteering (Ski-O). Having qualified last year for the US National team, Adrian is competing at the World Masters' Ski-O Championships, as well as the World Cups this coming weekend. This past weekend's competitions in Austria saw Adrian finish 7th both days. His consistency has netted him a 6th place overall in the current standings, with events to contest in Italy and Switzerland remaining.

What is this sport? Well, ski-o is the sport of navigating a course with map and compass. The object is to ski to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes—both on and off trail—that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time.

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Craftsbury Ski-O

13 Jan 2009 @13:03

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens is spending just under two weeks in Europe ski-orienteering (Ski-O). Having qualified last year for the US National team, Adrian is competing at the World Masters' Ski-O Championships, ... go arrow

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CNSC skier to Scando Trip

12 Jan 2009 @17:45

Some good news over the weekend:  Jake Barton of Craftsbury Nordic has been named to the US Scandinavian Cup Team. The team is comprised of J1 young men and women who'll compete in the Scandinavian Cup races from the 21st of January to the 3rd of February - a great way to enter international competition. congratulations Jake.

Full J1 roster

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CNSC skier to Scando Trip

12 Jan 2009 @17:45

Some good news over the weekend:  Jake Barton of Craftsbury Nordic has been named to the US Scandinavian Cup Team. The team is comprised of J1 young men and women who'll compete in the Scandinavian Cup races from ... go arrow

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CNSC Weekend race results

12 Jan 2009 @17:31

The weekend saw many competitions on offer for various ages and abilities of the Craftsbury ski team. The BKL kids headed to Stowe for the 6th annual mini-marathon - a timed tour put on by the Stowe Nordic Outing Club covering 15 or 25k for skiers and their families. Initial forecasts called for serious cold and chill, but the day turned quite beautiful with a sunny backdrop for all the kids and parents to enjoy.

A bit to the west of Stowe, over in Jericho was the NorAm Cup stop #5. The North American Cup is a season biathlon competition all over North America, with stops in different locations. Being so close to home, it was a natural that one would find some Craftsbury skiers. Ethan Dreissigacker won the Youth men's events on both Saturday and Sunday - even finishing second overall ...

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CNSC Weekend race results

12 Jan 2009 @17:31

The weekend saw many competitions on offer for various ages and abilities of the Craftsbury ski team. The BKL kids headed to Stowe for the 6th annual mini-marathon - a timed tour put on by the Stowe Nordic Outing ... go arrow

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Nationals - Skate results

6 Jan 2009 @11:08

Anchorage finally warmed enough to hold a ski race! Yesterday afternoon, USSA held a shortened version of the planned FS event, running a 5k for the women and a 10k for the men.

CNSC finishers:

Women:

54 Hannah Dreissigacker (Dartmouth) 16:55.2 (17th - U23)
100 Tara Geraghty-Moats, 17:51.7 (37th - Junior)
108 Ida Sargent (Dartmouth) 18:04.9 (34th - U23)
133 Kaitlynn MILLER 18:42.6 (64th - Junior)

Boys

115 Jake Barton 29:33.8 (34th Junior)
124 Ethan Dreissigacker 29:46.6 (39th Junior)
162 Alex Schulz (Dartmouth) 31:38.2 (62nd Junior)
195 Dan Brodhead 35:17.8 (82nd Junior)

Keep up the good work guys and stay warm!

Official Results

Judy's picture gallery

Anchorage Daily news photo gallery

Fasterskier coverage

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Nationals - Skate results

6 Jan 2009 @11:08

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Classic Results

5 Jan 2009 @11:11

We had quite a turnout for the Craftsbury Classic - nearly 180 racers of all ages raced on Sunday. The bunch was greeted by nearly ideal trail conditions for classic skiing:  cold snow, reworked with the tiller to be nice and fast, but easily waxed for.

The day started out with a 2 x 2k relay event, contested by 5 teams. Topher Sabot and Jen Mygatt swooped up from the south (Williamstown, MA and New Haven, CT) to claim the prize.

Next up, the BKL kids had their chance to tackle the same 2k (Lemon's Haunt) the relay teams just used. Leading all BKL boys home was Sam Merrens from Norwich. Sam's a J3 for Ford Sayre. The Ford Sayre club continuted its winning ways in the BKL girls' race when teammate Elise Hardy of Norwich broke the tape in 8:31. Both races had great competition from nice ...

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Classic Results

5 Jan 2009 @11:11

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CNSC at Nationals

1 Jan 2009 @12:37

In addition to hosting the Youth/Junior Biathlon Trials, Anchorage is also hosting this year's Nordic skiing National championships. Championship racing begins this Saturday with a Classic technique sprint and running through Thursday the 8th - and nearly 10 CNSC skiers will be competing:

Jake Barton
Dan Brodhead
Ethan Dreissigacker
Hannah Dreissigacker (Dartmouth)
Tara Geraghty-Moats
Kaitlynn Miller
Ida Sargent (Dartmouth)
Alex Schulz (Dartmouth)

Good luck and good racing to all. Hopefully it warms up from the temperatures Anchorage has been experiencing!

You can follow the team's progress a number of places:

Official Website

Fasterskier.com

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CNSC at Nationals

1 Jan 2009 @12:37

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Ski for Light Volunteers Needed

31 Dec 2008 @14:18

Did you make a resolution to be more giving in the new year? Well, here's your chance. Craftsbury is hosting a New England Regional Ski for Light (NERSFL) group. NERSFL is an organization that works to make available trips throughout the year for visually-impaired persons.  In the winter, there are cross-country ski and snowshoe outings - like the one Craftsbury is hosting.

This is where you come in. NERSFL needs some volunteer guides to assist their skiers Jan. 10-12 at Craftsbury. A free training will be offered Friday afternoon, January 9, with a lunch and your ski equipment included.
Interested? Contact Lenore Renaud - Craftsbury groups' coordinator at 802-586-7767 x. 29 or groups@craftsbury.com for more information.

Find out more:

Boston Globe Article
NERSFL website

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Ski for Light Volunteers Needed

31 Dec 2008 @14:18

Did you make a resolution to be more giving in the new year? Well, here's your chance. Craftsbury is hosting a New England Regional Ski for Light ( go arrow

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Day 3 of Biathlon Trials

31 Dec 2008 @9:18

Day 3 didn't see much of a warmup in Anchorage's temperature, but the biathlon competition was heated. In the 7.5k Individual Relay event, CNSC/EABC team member Ethan Dreissigacker beat all comers in the youth race for the second straight day. CNSC teammate, Mike Gibson of UVM had a tough go of it in the prone leg, but finished 11th in the Youth men.

Ethan's wins (and podium on the first day) assured Ethan of a place on the US Junior Worlds team this year. This year's US Youth Men's team includes Ethan Dreissinggacker of Craftsbury, Vt., Nick Michaud of Fort Kent, Maine, Raleigh Goessling of Esko, Minn., and Preston Butler of Marion, Mass. The boys will compete at Calgary for the World Championships starting the 27th of January.

Congratulations!

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Day 3 of Biathlon Trials

31 Dec 2008 @9:18

Day 3 didn't see much of a warmup in Anchorage's temperature, but the biathlon competition was heated. In the 7.5k Individual Relay event, CNSC/EABC team member Ethan Dreissigacker beat all comers in the youth race ... go arrow

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Sculling photos, Fall '08

30 Dec 2008 @11:44

Got a link from a photographer who was up at the Center this fall as part of the Men's Journal coverage. If you click through (and are willing to register for free à la snapfish or other photo sites) you can check out some photos he took when the lake was still liquid.

Justin Cash Gallery

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Sculling photos, Fall '08

30 Dec 2008 @11:44

Got a link from a photographer who was up at the Center this fall as part of the Men's Journal coverage. If you click through (and are willing to register for free à la snapfish or other photo sites) you can check ... go arrow

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CNSC at Biathlon Trials

30 Dec 2008 @11:08

Several skiers are more than capably representing Craftsbury at the US World Youth/Junior Biathlon Team Trials in Anchorage this week.

Competition opened on Sunday, the 28th with the sprint competitions, where Ethan Dreissigacker opened the week with a 2nd place. Former teammate Michael Gibson, now skiing at UVM, had a tougher day on the range, and some misses pushed him further down the standings.

In Monday's pursuit, Ethan put in a performance that should seal another spot on the American Youth World Championship team this winter, winning the 10k youth pursuit.

All week competitors have battled more than pounding hearts and unsteady hands - the weather at Anchorage's Kincaid's Park flirted with temperatures that require race cancellation all week. The FIS says a race cannot start if ...

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CNSC at Biathlon Trials

30 Dec 2008 @11:08

Several skiers are more than capably representing Craftsbury at the US World Youth/Junior Biathlon Team Trials in Anchorage this week.Competition opened on Sunday, the 28th with the sprint competitions, where Ethan ... go arrow

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Eastern Cup 1 results

24 Dec 2008 @0:56

This past weekend (Dec. 20-21) kicked off the '08-09 Eastern Cup season, with a good turnout by CNSC skiers, including the Bill Koch kids at left. While it's still early in the season, the club had a good showing.

Saturday was the classic sprint day. The women's race saw Ida Sargent (now skiing for Dartmouth) on the podium with a third. Kaitlynn Miller led home the current crop of CNSC racers (all still juniors by the way) with a solid 16th, while Tara Geraghty-Moats poled home in 24th.

In the men's race Saturday, Ethan Dreissigacker led CNSC finishers with a 15th, followed closely by Jake Barton at 21st.

Sunday brought cold and freestyle distance racing. Unfortunately, we don't currently have any BKL results, but nearly 10 CNSC youngsters competed! Quite a nice turnout - way to go guys!

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Eastern Cup 1 results

24 Dec 2008 @0:56

This past weekend (Dec. 20-21) kicked off the '08-09 Eastern Cup season, with a good turnout by CNSC skiers, including the Bill Koch kids at left. While it's still early in the season, the club had a good ... go arrow

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Just in time for Christmas!

19 Dec 2008 @13:43

A couple of Craftsbury coaches have been busy in the offseason as Bo Vestergaard and Dustin Ordway have a couple of products to offer the rowing community.

Bo didn't join us this summer, but I was able to catch up with him at HOCR this fall and he had some new projects in the works at that point.

Well, the new project has come to fruition in the form of www.rojabo.com - a new online training service Bo and a partner are offering. For a monthly subcription fee, one can access training plans that are tailored to you, your goals and your current fitness. They currently are offering a free opportunity where you can take their tests on an erg, and then after entering the data, for two weeks you'll get a customized training plan.

We haven't had opportunity to test the program ourselves yet, ...

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Just in time for Christmas!

19 Dec 2008 @13:43

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Opener Results

14 Dec 2008 @15:16

Around 60 skiers headed to Craftsbury this morning for the Craftsbury Opener. Generally run as a freestyle event, this year saw a format change to a classical technique race over distances of 2, 5 or 10k. Air temperature was in the mid-20s, while snow conditions were an abrasive mixture, but coverage was quite good - kudos to the groomers for their work. Many racers found success with hard wax over a klister binder.

For the Bill Koch kids, Henry Harmeyer led the pack in. The first girl to cross the line was CNSC's own Lauren Gillott. (complete age group breakout in the results section - soon).

The 5k was an all girls affair, with another CNSC racer leading the way. Hannah Miller of Elmore crossed the line in 21:14, besting her teammate Holly Bushman.

In the 10k race, Olympian Marc ...

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Opener Results

14 Dec 2008 @15:16

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Craftsbury Opener - Classic

12 Dec 2008 @15:10

From John Brodhead, Race Director:

We have decided this afternoon that the Craftsbury Opener on Sunday, December 14th, will be classic technique.  We are able to set a good deep track with occasional dirt and grass showing.  We will try to cover these spots as well as possible.  We suggest you not use your best skis just in case."

Not signed up yet? You can still register day of race.

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Craftsbury Opener - Classic

12 Dec 2008 @15:10

From John Brodhead, Race Director:We have decided this afternoon that the Craftsbury Opener on Sunday, December 14th, will be classic technique.  We are able to set a good deep track with occasional dirt and grass ... go arrow

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Men's Journal CSC Article Online

9 Dec 2008 @15:04

The Men's Journal article mentioned several days ago has been posted online. You can read the full text or check out their photogallery.

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Men's Journal CSC Article Online

9 Dec 2008 @15:04

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Highland Lodge Pass Deal

5 Dec 2008 @11:35

A reminder from Highland Lodge of a great deal for Craftsbury Members:

"To celebrate the Smith Family's 55th year at Highland Lodge and 35th year of operating a beautiful cross-country ski area, we would like to offer a $25.00 season's pass to anyone with a valid season's pass at any other cross-country ski area in Vermont."

For only an additional 25 bucks, Craftsbury members have access to another 50k of skiing only 10miles away from our neighbors and friends at Highland Lodge!

So, get your membership, then head on over to Greensboro for their deal.

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Highland Lodge Pass Deal

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IROW Nationals

4 Dec 2008 @12:42

We were honored to have the folks from IROW select us for the annual nationals this past October. IROW is of course the recreational and open water group, putting on a bunch of races and other events for recreational and open water rowers of all stripes and abilities.

Their time with us consisted of sprints, demos, clinics and some longer pieces as well. A good time, and now there are some pics online from the visit as well. Check them out here.

Do you have a group looking for a new setting? Why not give the Center a look? We can provide you with a package deal that offers you as much or as little instruction and watertime as you want, with lots of on-site facilities and equipment to make your planning easy. Contact us at groups@craftsbury.com to arrange your trip.

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IROW Nationals

4 Dec 2008 @12:42

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Men's Journal Article

4 Dec 2008 @12:15

You may want to pick up a copy of the December 2008 issue of Men's Journal. Lo and behold, there on page 36 is an article on Craftsbury. One of the editors joined us this fall for a long weekend session.

Unfortunately, there's no web version of this story, so we can't link you there. But it's worth checking the issue out if you come across a copy.

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Marathon feature story

4 Dec 2008 @11:32

The marathon is featured in this month's Cross Country Skier - it's even the cover shot! You can read the whole feature here. Have you signed up yet? Scoot on over to registration now - it's filling fast, and you can still take advantage of the early registration pricing.

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Marathon feature story

4 Dec 2008 @11:32

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CNSC Thanksgiving trip

4 Dec 2008 @11:09

Over Thanksgiving the older competitive group of the ski club headed off in search of snow, finding it in abundance at Salmon Hills, NY - along with several New England colleges training as well.

"It was a good first snow camp," Coach Pepa said. "The kids did a lot of technique, a speed workout and got 20 hours of volume over the week."

From the looks of the pictures, Pepa herself was kept pretty busy as well. But, as Pepa is quick to point out, it's all worthwhile once you sit down with a nice plate of bones. I must say, it's the best looking Yurt-cooked Thanksgiving feast I've ever seen.

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CNSC Thanksgiving trip

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Craftsbury Sculling Center reorganizes as Non-profit

23 Nov 2008 @19:55

The Craftsbury Sculling Center is excited to announce that we have recently been purchased by a local non-profit foundation. This change is exciting not only because of greater financial stability and an increased ability to expand our programming, but because of a revitalized vision:

  1. The promotion of lifelong sports from all ages, from introductory to elite.
  2. Using and teaching sustainable practices throughout the organization.
  3. Protecting and managing the lake, land and trails.
 

The current staff of the Center is working with the management of the non-profit to detail all the changes. We don't have all the details, but we can point to several themes that you'll find as parts of the new Center:

  • Continuity of the programming, staff and beautiful setting. Over 34 years, we've continually ...
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Craftsbury Sculling Center reorganizes as Non-profit

23 Nov 2008 @19:55

The Craftsbury Sculling Center is excited to announce that we have recently been purchased by a local non-profit foundation. This change is exciting not only because of greater financial stability and an increased ... go arrow

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COC reorganizes as Non-Profit

23 Nov 2008 @10:55

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to announce that we have recently been purchased by Dick Dreissigacker and Judy Geer who have restructured the organization as a non-profit entity.

“During our discussions about the vision for the Center, it became apparent that there was quite a bit of common ground between the Spring family’s mission for Craftsbury and what the Foundation envisions,” Craftsbury Manager, Russ Spring Jr. explains. “The foundation’s goal is to build upon the work started by our founders, Russell and Janet Spring, so many years ago, keeping current staff and programming in place while improving and expanding the reach of the Center’s programs.”

Spring’s comments are reflected in the revitalized mission statement of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center:

1) The promotion ...

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COC reorganizes as Non-Profit

23 Nov 2008 @10:55

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to announce that we have recently been purchased by Dick Dreissigacker and Judy Geer who have restructured the organization as a non-profit entity. “During our discussions ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in the Times Argus

23 Nov 2008 @9:50

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus have a story about the Center's restructuring. Read more details.

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Craftsbury in the Times Argus

23 Nov 2008 @9:50

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Boats out, Ice-in

23 Nov 2008 @9:45

Well, it's happened - the official end of the sculling season. The ice started coming in today. Sure, it was cold enough that most had long since moved indoors, but this really seals the deal.

Right now, it's just a skim of ice, but given that temps haven't broken 30 for 7-10 days, the rest of the lake isn't far behind. This ice date does represent a return to normal as opposed to recent years. Last year for instance, I still sculled on the 14th of December.

However, the ice is a harbinger of many good things - like our skiing for scullers weekend! Come on up this winter and enjoy water in its solid state.

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Boats out, Ice-in

23 Nov 2008 @9:45

Well, it's happened - the official end of the sculling season. The ice started coming in today. Sure, it was cold enough that most had long since moved indoors, but this really seals the deal.Right now, it's just a ... go arrow

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Head of the Hooch Winner

17 Nov 2008 @16:22

Of course, there were lots of winners at the Head of the Hooch - 82 events were contested at one of the largest fall regattas. But one winner stands out from this crowd - Hugh Tullos of Oklahoma City University. Hugh visited the booth, entered the raffle, had a cookie, and as a result of all this hard work - he won a free week of camp in 2009! Congratulations Hugh!

Unfortunately for those who didn't win this time, you'll have to wait until February for your next opportunity to win a free week of camp at Craftsbury, when we visit the CRASH-Bs in Boston. Just to be safe, maybe just sign up now the traditional way, just as backup.

Thanks to all who visited the booth and made the regatta another great experience for the Craftsbury Road Show.

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Head of the Hooch Winner

17 Nov 2008 @16:22

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Marathon Training plan

17 Nov 2008 @16:10

Vermont Sports Today has a training plan in this month's issue specifically for the Craftsbury Marathon. It's written for athletes that are starting with some fitness, but it's quite specific - it may be the just the tool you need to have your best marathon ever.

Not your cup of tea? Well, check out the program put together by Pepa. No matter which training plan you choose, don't forget to sign up before the end of the month - that's when the first price increase goes into effect.

 

VST training plan

COC Training plan

Marathon registration

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Dropping Temps, Dropping Prices

16 Nov 2008 @14:14

Brrrr...It's been a cold week around here. Little bits of snow on top of nice frozen ground. So far, we've had an ideal setup for winter, as the continuous cold has really allowed the ground to setup nicely, and any water to freeze. But it has been a shock to the system for the locals.

While you're huddled indoors seeking warmth, why not get ready for the season. One change everyone will notice at the new Craftsbury Center is the lower pricing on memberships and equipment rentals. A membership to Craftsbury will start at $25 for students and seniors, $50 for individual adults and only $100 for a family to ski the Center’s 85k all winter: 

•    Unlimited trail use Winter ‘08-’09.
•    Access to Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club (CNSC) programming
•    Ski Rental discount of 20%.
•    Craftsbury ...

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Dropping Temps, Dropping Prices

16 Nov 2008 @14:14

Brrrr...It's been a cold week around here. Little bits of snow on top of nice frozen ground. So far, we've had an ideal setup for winter, as the continuous cold has really allowed the ground to setup nicely, and any ... go arrow

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2009 Internships

6 Nov 2008 @13:34

Looking for a great way to work, train and live in Vermont next summer? Love sculling? Well, you're in luck, because we're looking for some hard working interns for our 2009 season.

Craftsbury Sculling Center provides an intern with housing, meals, and the opportunity to participate in Craftsbury’s Sculling Program as arranged with Pepa and depending on workload. In return, the intern is responsible for 30 hours per week of work, which includes a variety of boathouse tasks.

Want to find out more? Click here for more details, download the application information, and get your application in before February 1 as scheduling preference is given to applicants who complete the process prior to that date.

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2009 Internships

6 Nov 2008 @13:34

Looking for a great way to work, train and live in Vermont next summer? Love sculling? Well, you're in luck, because we're looking for some hard working interns for our 2009 season.Craftsbury Sculling Center ... go arrow

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HOCR winner

5 Nov 2008 @14:01

A little bit delayed, but our winner for the free week of camp drawing in 2009 from Head of the Charles is...James Sopko of Mukilteo, WA. Congratulations James!

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HOCR winner

5 Nov 2008 @14:01

A little bit delayed, but our winner for the free week of camp drawing in 2009 from Head of the Charles is...James Sopko of Mukilteo, WA. Congratulations James! go arrow

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Skiing

30 Oct 2008 @14:53

No, we're not open. But just for kicks, we rolled some of the fields. It's not bad. Patchy around the trees, but pretty decent out in the fields. It's conservative to say we got 5-7 out in the open spots, and the wind kind of blew it around so that some spots have better coverage yet. A fun October afternoon.

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Skiing

30 Oct 2008 @14:53

No, we're not open. But just for kicks, we rolled some of the fields. It's not bad. Patchy around the trees, but pretty decent out in the fields. It's conservative to say we got 5-7 out in the open spots, and the ... go arrow

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China and Craftsbury, pt. 2

30 Oct 2008 @6:03

You may recall this past August that we had a Chinese film crew here shooting a segment for a travel show based out of Shanghai. Well, some eagle-eyed staff have found the footage and an excerpt of the show that contains the Craftsbury segment (about 1:23 or so into the video). It is in english, with subtitles for Chinese speaker.

Maybe everything about the sport didn't translate in the short time the host was with us (like the part about "Don't let go of the handles") - but at least everyone stayed dry and in the boat.

Video excerpt of the show

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China and Craftsbury, pt. 2

30 Oct 2008 @6:03

You may recall this past August that we had a Chinese film crew here shooting a segment for a travel show based out of Shanghai. Well, some eagle-eyed staff have found the footage and an go arrow

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More fall snow

29 Oct 2008 @10:50

We awoke to more snow this morning - about 3 through 11am. Sure it's early, and the snow is pretty mushy on top of pretty warm ground. But it's exciting nonetheless, and hopefully a good omen of things to come. Besides, it's still snowing now! You can't be a skier in New England without being an eternal optimist.

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More fall snow

29 Oct 2008 @10:50

We awoke to more snow this morning - about 3 through 11am. Sure it's early, and the snow is pretty mushy on top of pretty warm ground. But it's exciting nonetheless, and hopefully a good omen of things to come. ... go arrow

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SNOW!

23 Oct 2008 @8:24

...sort of. It wasn't much and it didn't stick around long, but it is promising to see nonetheless. Yesterday, we awoke to find a thin layer of snow, with more falling. While the daylight quickly eroded the snow, it's good to see things headed in the right direction.

The cold appears to be a little more serious and long lasting. We've been arriving to find 20s in the morning. It makes us very glad that we put a new heating system in Tamarack.

The new boiler is a high efficiency Italian model (a Biasi), that reburns the exhaust gasses in a secondary chamber for maximum performance. Given the ready supply of local, renewable wood energy on our over 320 acres vs. the utter lack of oil on same, we feel that this represents a positive choice for the Center, its guests and the environment. ...

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SNOW!

23 Oct 2008 @8:24

...sort of. It wasn't much and it didn't stick around long, but it is promising to see nonetheless. Yesterday, we awoke to find a thin layer of snow, with more falling. While the daylight quickly eroded the snow, ... go arrow

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Row for Hope

22 Oct 2008 @8:50

The Center always enjoys supporting a variety of causes, but a cause of note currently is Row for Hope.

Row for Hope is a public charity focused on funding cancer research. The organization was founded by Paul and Joy Ridley, after losing their mother to skin cancer in 2001. Now, seven years later, Paul will be rowing across the Atlantic in the hope of raising over $500,000 for the Yale Cancer Center.

The Center's small role in this endeavor has been to provide a free weekend camp that Row for Hope is raffling off. Contact them for details on participation or donate today.

Even if you can't donate, it's worth following this adventure. There's a blog, flickr pool and other media that Paul will be updating during his row (slated to begin in December).

Bon Voyage Paul and Row for Hope!

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Row for Hope

22 Oct 2008 @8:50

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HOCR '08

21 Oct 2008 @9:46

This weekend marked the 44th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. It was great to see so many familiar faces at the booth. Sadly, I don't have a winner to announce for the free week, as the drawn entry has not yet responded to confirm their prize acceptance. Hopefully within the next several days.

Lots of familiar faces on the race course or coaching as well - Craftsbury coaches and campers were in an assortment of boats all day. Sloan DuRoss partnered with Sam Stitt in the Open 2x and got second as he winds up his career. Carol Bower's 1980 Rowing Club won another Senior Master 8+, and Troy Howell got 13th in the Senior Master 1x, Bo Vestergaard netting 23rd in the same event. On the women's side, Pam Besteman got 12th in the Master 1x.

Erik Breiland sculled to a 20th in the open ...

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Coach Blake at Worlds

18 Oct 2008 @12:57

Craftsbury Coach Eric Blake was a scoring member of the 3rd place US team at the 2008 World Mountain Running Championships in Sierre Crans-Montana, Switzerland last month. This finish is the high point in international competition for the US team.

Blake covered the 12K race with 3,430 feet of climbing in under an hour, 58:23 - good for 23rd overall, 3rd American runner. Eric qualified for his fifth US team appearance via his win earlier this year at Mt. Washington.

In addition to Eric and the men's strong showing, the juniors had a strong weekend with an American in 3rd in the junior women, as well as a 5th in the boys' race.

Congratulations Eric! Now you have to give us the secret to running uphill next summer!

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Coach Blake at Worlds

18 Oct 2008 @12:57

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Skiing for Scullers 2009

3 Oct 2008 @16:24

Come explore the other side of Craftsbury this January 23-25th. Come for the weekend, learn how to ski and how it will benefit your sculling next summer. The same formula you know from our sculling instruction will be applied to skiing: video, drills, training talks, and a low student to coach ratio (featuring plenty o' Pepa) will introduce you to, or improve your classical and skate techniques. Plus the usual food and fun of Craftsbury!

$386 per person (based on double occupancy) gets you two nights lodging, meals, rentals, trail passes, lessons and a $50/person discount coupon off any 2009 sculling program! Space is limited, so call us today to register.

If you really enjoy the weekend, you'll just have enough time to join our ski marathon, the following weekend.

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Skiing for Scullers 2009

3 Oct 2008 @16:24

Come explore the other side of Craftsbury this January 23-25th. Come for the weekend, learn how to ski and how it will benefit your sculling next summer. The same formula you know from our sculling instruction will ... go arrow

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Bostonistas in Craftsbury

22 Sep 2008 @13:52

Over Labor Day, a Boston Magazine Bostonista joined us as a camper. Check out the blog.

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Bostonistas in Craftsbury

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Midweek Peak Special

4 Sep 2008 @13:36

No doubt you've heard about our fall pricing, but if you can arrange your stay to happen during a Sunday to Thursday, the deal gets better! In addition to everything you get in our regular foliage rates, midweek guests during our fall foliage promotion get a FREE mountain bike rental for the length of your stay and can participate in a daily guided activity for FREE! Same pricing, just more goodies.

But hurry, because just like the colorful Vermont foliage, these special rates are here for only a short time.

 

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More Boats for Sale

4 Sep 2008 @9:48

Just a quick note to let you know that Craftsbury will be selling more boats this fall - this time Peinert x25s and Zephyrs. We had such success last year selling boats that these are mainly 2007s and 2006s. But, not there aren't many (4 each), and they'll go quick. You can see all the boats for sale at this page. We've also added more Smoothie2 sculls, this time 2008s.

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More Boats for Sale

4 Sep 2008 @9:48

Just a quick note to let you know that Craftsbury will be selling more boats this fall - this time Peinert x25s and Zephyrs. We had such success last year selling boats that these are mainly 2007s and 2006s. But, ... go arrow

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Early Ski Tune-Up/Craftsbury Classic

2 Sep 2008 @8:19

An all inclusive weekend of fun and informative events, instruction and a race for everyone.  Whether you are planning to do the marathon this year or would just like to have more fun on the snow and improve your technique, consider our new Ski Tune-Up Weekend January 2-4, 2009 with FREE lessons, seminars and all-ages activities for house-guests.

Even if you can't join us for the rest of the weekend, come enjoy a classic tuneup, with the Craftsbury Classic, Sunday January 4. The fun 2, 5, or 10k mass start race starts at 10AM for only $15 pre-reg and $20 day of - or FREE to all houseguest participants! Get your year off on the right foot with Craftsbury.

 

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Early Ski Tune-Up/Craftsbury Classic

2 Sep 2008 @8:19

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2008-2009 Season's Pass Deals

2 Sep 2008 @8:18

Like groundhogs emerging from their holes in the spring or the first robin, there have been groomer sightings at the Center. These harbingers of winter can only mean one thing - it's time to get your season's pass while it's still cheap!

You can get a Craftsbury season's pass for only $130 if you're flying solo, or $225 for a family pass. That will get you a season of the best nordic skiing in the east, 85k of groomed trails, a free day of skiing at nearby Highland Lodge, and all the fun of Craftsbury. We get snow early and often, so don't wait for the first flakes to fly, get your pass today!

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2008-2009 Season's Pass Deals

2 Sep 2008 @8:18

Like groundhogs emerging from their holes in the spring or the first robin, there have been groomer sightings at the Center. These harbingers of winter can only mean one thing - it's time to get your season's pass ... go arrow