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|  January 2009  |
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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

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. go arrow

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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

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

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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!

Judy sent along some more photos you can ...

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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.

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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 ... go arrow

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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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Men's Journal Article

4 Dec 2008 @12:15

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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

4 Dec 2008 @11:09

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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%.
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Dropping Temps, Dropping Prices

16 Nov 2008 @14:14

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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

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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

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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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21 Oct 2008 @9:46

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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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US Mountain running Blog

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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

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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

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08 MRA discounts

25 Aug 2008 @10:10

Sadly, the Masters Rowing Association (MRA) is no more. Craftsbury will honor those MRA members' discounts that have already made reservations with us for the '08 season. Likewise, the planned programming during the MRA Fall Festival weeks will remain consistent as well, with some additional emphasis on head racing available for those who are interested.

We are still evaluating what 2009 may hold in terms of programming, but will NOT offer any MRA discount as MRA memberships are no longer being sold.

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08 MRA discounts

25 Aug 2008 @10:10

Sadly, the Masters Rowing Association (MRA) is no more. Craftsbury will honor those MRA members' discounts that have already made reservations with us for the '08 season. Likewise, the planned programming during the ... go arrow

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Amy Wilton Book

19 Aug 2008 @20:11

Many Craftsbury campers know Amy as a coach or perhaps for her end of camp slideshows at Craftsbury most summers. But now you can add art book photographer" to that list as Amy and author C. S. Lambert have put together a new book coming out this fall. The book details what happens when you start getting really serious about your ocean seaglass finds. In "A Passion for Sea Glass", they guide readers through the world of sea glass collectors. Want to find out more? The book can be purchased online here.

Now, when can we expect the rowing book? Lobby Amy via her website.

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Amy Wilton Book

19 Aug 2008 @20:11

Many Craftsbury campers know Amy as a coach or perhaps for her end of camp slideshows at Craftsbury most summers. But now you can add art book photographer" to that list as Amy and author C. S. Lambert have put ... go arrow

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Craftsbury at Jr. Worlds

13 Aug 2008 @17:17

Campers/Interns Austin Meyer, Tom Nesel, and Cara Linnenkohl all represented the US at this summer's World Junior Championships in Linz, Austria at the end of July. Cara (Redmond, WA) joined us several years ago as part of our junior women's development camp. Her oarswomanship has certainly developed quite nicely, and this year she took silver in the junior women’s single sculls - the highest finish of a U.S. junior men’s or women’s single sculls crew in event history! This fall, Cara will be heading east to attend UVA.

Austin and Tom are from New York and have both interned with us several times in the past - as well as being campers. Both true lightweights from New York, they manned the 2x and raced to a 12th place finish out of the highest subscribed field (32 crews) at the regatta. ...

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Craftsbury at Jr. Worlds

13 Aug 2008 @17:17

Campers/Interns Austin Meyer, Tom Nesel, and Cara Linnenkohl all represented the US at this summer's World Junior Championships in Linz, Austria at the end of July. Cara (Redmond, WA) joined us several years ago as ... go arrow

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Summer Sculling Groups

12 Aug 2008 @14:00

We've been lucky this summer to have visitors beyond our program campers as several groups joined us for special training opportunities.
 
The summer opened with a visit from the Columbia Lions, fresh off Grand Final appearances at the Eastern Sprints – the first time both heavies and lights made the Grand Final, and the first time at all for the heavies since 1955. Both crews joined us for over two weeks of training on the calm water of Big Hosmer without the distractions of home. After their visit, it was directly off to IRAs, where the heavies battled their way into the Grand Final and the lights won the Petite Final. The season continued for the Heavies who traveled to Henley and contested the Temple Cup.

Which is precisely the same mission that brought Larry Gluckman's Trinity ...

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Summer Sculling Groups

12 Aug 2008 @14:00

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Pepa v Weiss: Wheel of Torture

12 Aug 2008 @12:33

In addition to the Head of the Hosmer's weekly competition for bragging
rights on the water, sidebets have become popular, most recently an ab
roller challenge.

The competitors:

Craftsbury Coach, Charlie Weiss
Age:  22
Ht:  6'2"
Wt:  185lbs

Craftsbury Associate Director and resident hardwoman, Pepa Miloucheva
Age:  41
Ht:  5'6"
Wt:  135lbs

The challenge? Maximum number of repetitions on the ab roller - aka the
Wheel of Torture.

Preparation diverged amongst the competitors, with Charlie working actively
on improving his wheel technique and endurance. Pepa tapered hard in advance
of the contest.

The results? In a defiant stroke for masters' athletes everywhere, the wily
veteran Miloucheva obliterated Weiss, stopping after only 81 reps, having
seen that Weiss wasn't getting up off ...

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China and Craftsbury

9 Aug 2008 @17:26

If you're living in Shanghai and want to learn to scull, where would you go? That's right Craftsbury. As part of a two week long tour of Vermont, a Chinese television crew from Shanghai came to film a feature on sculling and the Center.

The show, called Getaway" on International Channel Shanghai (or ICS) is an english speaking travel show aired in China. The show puts its host, William Feng, through different segments and challenges that highlight various regions. Will came to Craftsbury to try sculling and a bit of mountain biking. Noel gave Will his introduction to the water, with Davis providing a mountain bike primer - both of which Will passed with flying colors.

And you thought you had a drive to get to the Center...

 

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China and Craftsbury

9 Aug 2008 @17:26

If you're living in Shanghai and want to learn to scull, where would you go? That's right Craftsbury. As part of a two week long tour of Vermont, a Chinese television crew from Shanghai came to film a feature on ... go arrow

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Fall Foliage Rates

9 Aug 2008 @13:41

Painful as it is to acknowledge, summer is beginning to wind down. Schools are reopening in the coming weeks, days are getting shorter, and late summer crops are appearing in the garden. The flip side of this bitter sweet change is that you can take advantage of our special pricing on guest stays this fall.

September 19 to October 11 you can stay at Craftsbury starting at $59/person/night! Pricing includes breakfast as well as free access to our wide variety of recreational options including our waterfront with canoes and kayaks, biking and walking trails, tennis/volleyball and badminton courts, horseshoe pit, weight room and sauna. We also have mountain bikes available for rent as well as naturalist guides ready for hire.

But hurry, because just like the colorful Vermont foliage, these ...

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Fall Foliage Rates

9 Aug 2008 @13:41

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Boat and Oar Sale '08

31 Jul 2008 @12:05

In the market for a gently used boat? Ready to try the next generation sculls? Do we have a deal for you! We've just posted the first round of our 2008 fleet offerings, with a bunch of 26s, a Dolphin and a wide selection of demo and team boats from several manufacturers.

To go with your new boat, select a new set of sculls from nearly 20 pairs of C2s from last year, priced to move. This equipment will go fast, so make your deposit today.

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Boat and Oar Sale '08

31 Jul 2008 @12:05

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Coach wins Mt Washington

1 Jul 2008 @6:41

The longest day of the year also marks one of the toughest races of the season: the Mt. Washington Road Race. The name belies the toughness of this course, whose only hill is 7.6 miles long with nearly 5,000 feet of vertical. Yikes.

First across the line was Craftsbury's own coach, Eric Blake, for his second win at Mt. Washington in 1:00:39. The race this year served as the U.S. national mountain running championship and as the prime selection race for the Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team that will compete in the World Mountain Trophy race in Switzerland in September, so Eric will be headed across the pond for more fun in the Alps this fall. Craftsbury Coach Brett Ely also competed, finishing just outside the top 20 in 23rd as part of the women's race.

There's quite a bit of good ...

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Coach wins Mt Washington

1 Jul 2008 @6:41

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2009 Sculling Rates and Dates

6 Jun 2008 @10:40

WHAT?! 2009 already? Well, for lots of Craftsbury Sculling aficionados who want to ensure they get one of the cabins or the exact session they want, it's never too early to reserve. You can see our 2009 information here and get to a downloadable registration form here, and start planning to make your summer dreams a reality...

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2009 Sculling Rates and Dates

6 Jun 2008 @10:40

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Pepa on Dryland Training

2 Jun 2008 @7:41

How do Pepa's kids go so fast? Well, partly because while the rest of us have put skiing from our mind they're hard at work. Pepa's hard at work too, and still thinking of how to get beter. Check out Pepa's article on Fasterskier.com from last Thursday. Now's a great time to be working on technique before you can develop bad habits as dryland kicks off the summer season.

Seize the Moment - Make Technique Changes at the Right Time

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Pepa on Dryland Training

2 Jun 2008 @7:41

How do Pepa's kids go so fast? Well, partly because while the rest of us have put skiing from our mind they're hard at work. Pepa's hard at work too, and still thinking of how to get beter. Check out go arrow

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Women's Marathon Trials'08

29 May 2008 @12:28

A performance of note this spring was at the 2008 Women's Marathon Olympic Trials by Craftsbury Coach and Boston Athletic Association runner, Brett Ely. Brett was the third BAA finisher on the day, 34th overall-bettering her PR by 4:18.

As we mentioned earlier, Kasie Enman, another runner with Craftsbury ties competed as well, finishing 11th, in 2:37:14, lopping nearly 7 minutes off of her PR!

Great runs by both competitors - Congratulations! You can find results and tons of information at the official website of the trials, bostontrials2008.com.

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Women's Marathon Trials'08

29 May 2008 @12:28

A performance of note this spring was at the 2008 Women's Marathon Olympic Trials by Craftsbury Coach and Boston Athletic Association runner, Brett Ely. Brett was the third BAA finisher on the day, 34th ... go arrow

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Kaschper and Dreher arrival

28 May 2008 @10:15

Now that the hubbub surrounding our initial opening has died down a bit, we can mention another bit of excitement at the boathouse:  the arrival of a 2008 midweight (155-185lbs.) Kaschper Raven and blades from Dreher.

The 3 pair of Dreher Blades represent an assortment of options:

 - 1 pair Rx blades with medium grips and standard flex
 - 1 pair Apex blades with medium grips and standard flex
 - 1 pair Apex blades with large grips and stiff flex

Combine these with the Croker and C2 sculls we already had in stock and chances are you'll be able to find the perfect sculls for your technique.

2008 is the first time we've had an opportunity to try the Raven. It's a great looking boat with classic lines highlighted with a sexy clear carbon finish. The bio rig offers more height options with just ...

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Kaschper and Dreher arrival

28 May 2008 @10:15

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Stotesbury Cup Regatta '08

26 May 2008 @9:07

The Craftsbury Road Show rolled to Philadelphia, PA a weekend or so ago for the world's largest high school regatta, the Stotesbury Cup. The weather wasn't entirely cooperative, but it cleared off nicely for Saturday's semis and finals. Cookies and great racing were enjoyed by all, and after the weekend we drew a winner - Jaimee Morell of Vineland, NJ won a free week of camp this summer. Congratulations!

Congratulations as well to Craftsbury Coach Troy Howell (profiled just last month) and the Episcopal School of Dallas. Troy's Senior Girls' 2x was a silver medalist on Saturday.

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Stotesbury Cup Regatta '08

26 May 2008 @9:07

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Family and Sculling camp

15 Apr 2008 @16:57

Clients often ask us about how our camps work with their spouse or children. The Center is a great place for scullers and their families. What better way to enjoy your sport than with the rest of the household? Our camps are a fun way to introduce your parents, partner, or children to the sport you love. Our low camper to coach ratio ensures that wherever they are starting, they'll have fun and learn quickly.

Can't convince them to try rowing? There's still plenty to enjoy each day. The Center has 320 acres of fields and forests with canoeing, mt. bike trails, great access to road cycling, swimming, athletic fields and courts (tennis, badminton, volleyball), and lots of great local attractions to visit. With advance notice, We can arrange babysitting as well, and free wifi can keep ...

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Family and Sculling camp

15 Apr 2008 @16:57

Clients often ask us about how our camps work with their spouse or children. The Center is a great place for scullers and their families. What better way to enjoy your sport than with the rest of the household? Our ... go arrow

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Jr. Camps filling fast

15 Apr 2008 @16:50

We’ve had a great response to our Jr. Women’s Camps this year. Space remains only in the June 22-27, 2008 session: Performance Sculling for Jr. Women: 13-15 – the other camp is full. If you, or an avid sculler in your club or family is interested, better sign up as space is limited and has filled fast.

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Jr. Camps filling fast

15 Apr 2008 @16:50

We’ve had a great response to our Jr. Women’s Camps this year. Space remains only in the June 22-27, 2008 session: Performance Sculling for Jr. Women: 13-15 – the other camp is full. If you, or an avid sculler in ... go arrow

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Room upgrades available

15 Apr 2008 @16:44

Lots of people know that our pricing is all inclusive:  meals, lodging, coaching, boat rental - complete. What some people don't know is that you can request more gracious accommodations. The Center has a wide range of lodging available for campers. From our basic dorm style rooms to lakeside cottages, you're sure to find something that feels comfortable to you. Make a note on your online registration or ask our front office during your reservation what is available to make your stay that much more comfortable.

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Room upgrades available

15 Apr 2008 @16:44

Lots of people know that our pricing is all inclusive:  meals, lodging, coaching, boat rental - complete. What some people don't know is that you can request more gracious accommodations. The Center has a wide range ... go arrow

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More Boats

15 Apr 2008 @15:26

Spring's coming to the Center. No, not the daffodils or other flowers yet - boats! This weekend was our Maas shipment:  Flys, Aeros and 24s. Today we expect to see Coach Peter Figgins of UVM with a Kaschper Raven MW 1x in tow as well.

I also included a couple of shots of the remaining snow. You can see the pile from the roof in the second picture down, as well as the marooned launches and a view from the right hand dock (which itself is under a foot of snow).

Fear not, this'll all be gone well in advance of the season opening. We've made great progress already, melting feet of snow the first week of April. Temperatures are supposed to climb this week into next, so still more will be done by the time we'll be ready for all of our guests.

Images at left:

From Top:
 - Maas boats
 - The snow ...

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More Boats

15 Apr 2008 @15:26

Spring's coming to the Center. No, not the daffodils or other flowers yet - boats! This weekend was our Maas shipment:  Flys, Aeros and 24s. Today we expect to see Coach Peter Figgins of UVM with a Kaschper Raven MW ... go arrow

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Coach at Marathon Trials

10 Apr 2008 @13:55

Craftsbury Coach and Boston Athletic Association runner, Brett Ely, will be in the hunt for a berth on the 2008 US Olympic team. Women’s Olympic marathon trials will be run on a unique course the day before the festivities kick off for the Boston Marathon – Sunday, April 20.

Another runner with Craftsbury connections competing that day is Kasie Enman. Kasie coached here in 2006. She runs as a BAA affiliated runner as well.

You can follow Brett and Kasie’s progress, as well as the rest of the field, live in an online stream at NBC.com, beginning at 8am. A one hour highlights special will be broadcast the following Sunday, the 27th. The regular marathon is on the Versus network.

Best of luck!

BAA Profile of Brett
BAA Profile of Kasie

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Coach at Marathon Trials

10 Apr 2008 @13:55

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CRASH-Bs Winner

1 Apr 2008 @9:29

CRASH-Bs has passed but one bit of business remains: the Craftsbury Weeklong Raffle winner. The lucky erg athlete is Richard Creed of Farmington, CT who visited our booth in Boston and now has a free week of camp to use sometime during the 2008 season. Congratulations Richard!

Want to win your own free session? Come visit us at the world's largest high school regatta, the Stotesbury Cup. Have a cookie, enjoy some awesome racing and enter the raffle.

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CRASH-Bs Winner

1 Apr 2008 @9:29

CRASH-Bs has passed but one bit of business remains: the Craftsbury Weeklong Raffle winner. The lucky erg athlete is Richard Creed of Farmington, CT who visited our booth in Boston and now has a free week of camp ... go arrow

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Scull internships '08

31 Mar 2008 @1:43

While all the applicants to the process have known the results of our search for interns this summer, we hadn't officially announced this year's crop of interns. Without further ado:

Ben RoseGrosse Ile, MI
Emily WallisArlington, VA
Paal HaddalWinona, MN
Heidi WallsPortland, ME
Parker WashburnAndover, MA
Caleb CorlissMarion, MA
Nick PerryPoughkeepsie, NY
Ian GrahamCave Creek, AZ
Branden TaaffeSarasota, FL
David SmithMilford, CT
Tara Geraghty-Moats Hannover, NH
Austin MeyerCohoes, NY
Jean SackEureka, CA
Tyler AndrewsSammamish, WA
Leo PelletierSalem, CT

Congratulations to all our interns!

Still wanting to participate in the '08 internship program? We do have internships available from Sept. 7 to the 28th. So if you have interest and time available during that time, drop us a line at ...

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Scull internships '08

31 Mar 2008 @1:43

While all the applicants to the process have known the results of our search for interns this summer, we hadn't officially announced this year's crop of interns. Without further ado:Ben RoseGrosse Ile, MI Emily ... go arrow

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Biathlon National Championships

31 Mar 2008 @1:16

CNSC members Ethan Dressigacker, Mike Gibson, and Hannah Dreissigacker headed west to Mt Itasca in Coleraine, MN for the US Biathlon National Championships. Competing in the Youth Men's division, Mike got 2nd in Thursday's Sprint, 4th in Friday's Pursuit and 5th in Saturday's Mass Start. In a near mirroring of Mike's results, Ethan got a 4th in the Sprint, and two second place finishes in Friday and Saturday's events, while Hannah traded spots through the weekend with fellow collegian Katrina Howe in women's racing.

I can't imagine the level of fatigue these racers are carrying at this point in the season. I've been worn out just writing of their travels and victories. Hopefully some well-deserved rest is next on the agenda.

US biathlon website

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Biathlon National Championships

31 Mar 2008 @1:16

CNSC members Ethan Dressigacker, Mike Gibson, and Hannah Dreissigacker headed west to Mt Itasca in Coleraine, MN for the US Biathlon National Championships. Competing in the Youth Men's division, Mike got 2nd in ... go arrow

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Grooming next weekend April 5th & 6th!

30 Mar 2008 @1:13

The conditions are too good to close just yet - so we're not. We'll start grooming again next Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th. There's some dicey weather in the interim, but we have a pretty bomber base (see the photos at left) and should be able to weather most of what's being forecast - there is some snow expected this weekend as well.

Next Saturday's grooming will be much as we've done the past several weeks - mainly the core trails plus Ruthie's and Sam's.

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Grooming next weekend April 5th & 6th!

30 Mar 2008 @1:13

The conditions are too good to close just yet - so we're not. We'll start grooming again next Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th. There's some dicey weather in the interim, but we have a pretty bomber base (see the ... go arrow

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Staying Open for Skiing

23 Mar 2008 @13:52

We've still got some great skiing at Craftsbury so we're staying open through March 30th!! Come out and enjoy the spring trails. go arrow

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Staying Open for Skiing

23 Mar 2008 @13:52

We've still got some great skiing at Craftsbury so we're staying open through March 30th!! Come out and enjoy the spring trails. go arrow

Racing wrapup

19 Mar 2008 @23:25

The season is pretty well wrapped up around New England. This past weekend saw the capping of many junior's seasons as the Junior Olympics finished with the team relay and closer to home, the TD BankNorth Eastern High School Championships at Trapps.

The Junior Olympics took a turn for the absurd as a missing bag of race skis put something of a damper on the preparations for CNSC and New England in advance of Friday's Classic Mass start event. CNSC's Kristin Halvorsen placed a strong 4th - only 10.7s out of gold in the FJ2 5k. Tara Geraghty-Moats had a top 20 in the same race, as did Jake Barton in the MJ1 15k.

With one last shot at redemption and catching the Alaskan team heading into the final race, New England's FJ2 girls did their part, winning gold behind the team of Isabel ...

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Racing wrapup

19 Mar 2008 @23:25

The season is pretty well wrapped up around New England. This past weekend saw the capping of many junior's seasons as the Junior Olympics finished with the team relay and closer to home, the TD BankNorth Eastern ... go arrow

4th SNOC challenge results

13 Mar 2008 @15:48

Like kissing your sister - while we didn't tie, it wasn't as satisfying for the home team as one would like. The 4th annual SNOC challenge ended with Stowe beating CNSC Wednesday afternoon, 265 to 168. CNSC's 168 was enough to hold off the Onion River Nordic upstarts who joined the fray this year. This brings the series to 3 to 1 in SNOC's favor and the Kingdom's finest are left to wonder what might have been if last week's race had not been cancelled. go arrow

4th SNOC challenge results

13 Mar 2008 @15:48

Like kissing your sister - while we didn't tie, it wasn't as satisfying for the home team as one would like. The 4th annual SNOC challenge ended with Stowe beating CNSC Wednesday afternoon, 265 to 168. CNSC's 168 ... go arrow

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More JO Gold for CNSC

13 Mar 2008 @15:35

Got an email from Pepa announcing Tara Geraghty-Moats won the FJ2 5k in Anchorage - another gold for CNSC as well as a second medal for Tara. A late storm added much needed snow, but much dreaded changes in waxing. Seems the techs got Tara's skis right at least.

Fasterskier coverage
Official results
NENSA coverage

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More JO Gold for CNSC

13 Mar 2008 @15:35

Got an email from Pepa announcing Tara Geraghty-Moats won the FJ2 5k in Anchorage - another gold for CNSC as well as a second medal for Tara. A late storm added much needed snow, but much dreaded changes in waxing. ... go arrow

More Spring Fling accounts

11 Mar 2008 @20:59

Found these accounts of some Cambridge Sports Union members' experiences of Saturday's racing. Enjoy.

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More Spring Fling accounts

11 Mar 2008 @20:59

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Marathon Coverage

11 Mar 2008 @12:29

The March issue of Vermont Sports Today contains two articles about the 2008 Craftsbury marathon. Click to read Kate Carter's Commentary, and here to read John Morton's article, "The Lure of the Craftsbury Marathon".

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Marathon Coverage

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JO success for CNSC

11 Mar 2008 @12:23

Junior Olympics kicked off on Monday with the classic sprint race and it was a good day for Craftsbury skiers:

FJ2
Kristin Halvorsen 1st
Tara Geraghty-Moats 3rd

MJ1
Ethan Dreissigacker 9th
Alex Schulz 10th

Pepa hasn't seen the points to this point, but thinks that New England should be leading that competition. As noted in a fasterskier.com blog, the conditions are tricky, but no one is better prepared to make the best of marginal conditions than a New Englander.

Follow all the news from Alaska with these links:

Official Junior Olympics '08 websiteFasterskier JO blogsPictures from the racing

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JO success for CNSC

11 Mar 2008 @12:23

Junior Olympics kicked off on Monday with the classic sprint race and it was a good day for Craftsbury skiers:FJ2Kristin Halvorsen 1stTara Geraghty-Moats 3rdMJ1Ethan Dreissigacker 9thAlex Schulz 10thPepa hasn't seen ... go arrow

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Weekend Weather saga

11 Mar 2008 @10:58

This past weekend's weather (8th-9th) was a doozy. Sadly, the storm's track didn't yield the awesome snow totals that other parts of the country received. Rather we got iced trees and power outages - however, we stayed open all weekend, and our skiing is really quite good after the PistenBully chews everything up nice and fine.

We'd like to thank everyone who was working to contact us this weekend for their patience as we worked to bring everything back online. We have things cleaned up - except for what used to be my woodpile at left - all systems are go, so if you did have difficulty reaching us, please try again this week and we'd be happy to help you.

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Weekend Weather saga

11 Mar 2008 @10:58

This past weekend's weather (8th-9th) was a doozy. Sadly, the storm's track didn't yield the awesome snow totals that other parts of the country received. Rather we got iced trees and power outages - however, we ... go arrow

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2008 Spring Fling Results

9 Mar 2008 @9:55

Over 127 racers braved the winter weather rain, slush and ice to participate in the Craftsbury Spring Fling ski races this past Saturday. There was about an hour rain shower during the race but heavy rains did not commence until after the awards ceremony. In the 30 km event, Ian Case slipped away from Marc Gilberston in the final kilometers. Both are from Hyde Park, Vermont. Many college ski racers from Harvard, St. Lawrence, Middlebury, and UVM filled out many top places. In the 15 km, Liz Stephen of East Montpelier beat out the Craftsbury Marathon female winner, Carina Hamel. Ms. Stephen recently won a bronze medal at the U23 (under 23) Worlds Competition in Italy. Thirty-two children ages 3 to 13 skied in the lollypop, 2 km or 4 km events. go arrow

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2008 Spring Fling Results

9 Mar 2008 @9:55

Over 127 racers braved the winter weather rain, slush and ice to participate in the Craftsbury Spring Fling ski races this past Saturday. There was about an hour rain shower during the race but heavy rains did not ... go arrow

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Yaks on Skis

5 Mar 2008 @19:29

A bit tardy, but worth checking out are Maria Harrigan and friends who joined us for the marathon and really got in the spirit. As astute readers of this website know, this year we added a competition for feed stations to earn extra money. Quite a few participated and put on a great show of costumes, themes and signs. Maria and her compatriots took it to the next level however by dressing up themselves to participate in the marathon. Check out the yaks, including some YouTube footage of when they tried the double skis. More footage.

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Yaks on Skis

5 Mar 2008 @19:29

A bit tardy, but worth checking out are Maria Harrigan and friends who joined us for the marathon and really got in the spirit. As astute readers of this website know, this year we added a competition for feed ... go arrow

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CNSC/SNOC Challenge races

5 Mar 2008 @19:05

Wednesday, March 5 CANCELLED due to conditions. In an effort to preserve snow and quality skiing, Craftsbury has elected to let the water drain out of the trails before grooming. See Snow Report of March 5 for more details.

Wednesday, March 5, Craftsbury will be hosting the first leg of the annual Stowe Nordic Outing Club's Challenge race. Part of the Wednesday night race series they host, this year's race will be a two race format: a classic mass start at Craftsbury with a Skate race at Trapp's on the 12th with cumulative team scoring between the two events deciding this year's winning team. The series is even with one win a piece to this point, so any Craftsbury affiliated skier is called upon to serve in this cause. Registration's at 4pm, with the race at 4:30. Come on out this ...

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CNSC/SNOC Challenge races

5 Mar 2008 @19:05

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CNSC top ranked club in NENSA!

5 Mar 2008 @18:05

With two races remaining, Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club leads the season long Nensa point series. Each year, NENSA runs a club competition at selected New England races. At this point, CNSC holds a slim 3 point advantage over the Ford Sayre club. Any CNSC member that can rally to go the the Bretton Woods race on March 16th is strongly encouraged to do so.

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CNSC top ranked club in NENSA!

5 Mar 2008 @18:05

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Cold weather exercise

3 Mar 2008 @21:38

We often get questions about cold weather and exercise. Our answer has always been to dress right and keep going through winter. Below is a link to a January 17, 2008, New York Times article about a study that backs that up. go arrow

Cold weather exercise

3 Mar 2008 @21:38

We often get questions about cold weather and exercise. Our answer has always been to dress right and keep going through winter. Below is a link to a January 17, 2008, New York Times article about a study that backs ... go arrow

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CNSC at Championships

29 Feb 2008 @10:54

It's nearly March and the end of the season brings several new challenges for the skiers in the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club. Dartmouth Freshman and CNSC athlete Ida Sargent is currently at Jr. World Championships, where she's netted a 12th place this past Saturday in the sprint, as well as 20th in the 5k Classic event and 36th in the 10k Freestyle. The sprint and 10k finish were pacesetters for the American team. The championships ended on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Malles, Italy, after being moved from snowless Szczyrk, Poland. You can follow the results at the FIS website, and fasterskier.com has coverage as well. Running simultaneously to the Junior Championships are the U23 Worlds as well - with Elsa Sargent qualifying for the US worlds' team as well.

Domestically, the Junior Olympic ...

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CNSC at Championships

29 Feb 2008 @10:54

It's nearly March and the end of the season brings several new challenges for the skiers in the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club. Dartmouth Freshman and CNSC athlete Ida Sargent is currently at Jr. World Championships, ... go arrow

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SNOW-a-palooza

28 Feb 2008 @22:55

We didn't get as much as was forecast, but we still have a solid 10-12 out of the past day and a half's storm. It went about as forecast: heavier snow (moisture content) changing to progressively lighter stuff - Champlain powder?

Anyhow, we are anticipating another shot of snow tomorrow evening into Saturday, so don't put those skis away just yet! Some of the best skiing of the year is available right now and the (nearly) March sun goes higher in the sky and stays light much longer. Come on up!

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SNOW-a-palooza

28 Feb 2008 @22:55

We didn't get as much as was forecast, but we still have a solid 10-12 out of the past day and a half's storm. It went about as forecast: heavier snow (moisture content) changing to progressively lighter stuff - ... go arrow

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Spring Fling & Craftsbury Appreciation Day

28 Feb 2008 @22:50

Yup, it's just about time for the rite of spring: Craftsbury's Spring Fling 15 and 30k skate race AND Craftsbury appreciation day - Both on March 8.

The Spring Fling is a mass start 15 or 30k, with BKL distances as well, starting at 10, with more registration info here.

Craftsbury Appreciation day is an event for Craftsbury residents. Our way of saying "Thanks" for another fun winter. Craftsbury residents get:

  • Free rentals all Day - Sat. March 8, 2008
  • Free lessons at 10AM and 1PM
  • Free BBQ starting at noon with sugar on snow
     

Good fun all the way around, and a nice close to our winter lodging season on the 9th.

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Spring Fling & Craftsbury Appreciation Day

28 Feb 2008 @22:50

Yup, it's just about time for the rite of spring: Craftsbury's Spring Fling 15 and 30k skate race AND Craftsbury appreciation day - Both on March 8. The Spring Fling is a mass start 15 or 30k, with BKL distances as ... go arrow

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New Team Boats!

28 Feb 2008 @22:34

We keep getting more and more deliveries of gear. This past Monday, it was Jeff McIntyre of Hudson delivering us some new goodies. We got a school of new Predators: LW, MW, HW singles; LW, MW, HW pair/doubles, and a MW quad/four. It's been a while since we've had new pair/doubles and the quad is an exciting addition to the boathouse as well. We do have both sweep and scull riggers, so should you want to mix up your week with a little sweep rowing, you've got your chance.

Like the rest of the boats we're buying this year for the demo program, we will be selling all of these at the end of the season along with our usual selection of Peinerts and Maas boats. Keep your eyes peeled on our sale page, as I hope to get that posted in the next month or so. Of course pickup will be after the ...

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New Team Boats!

28 Feb 2008 @22:34

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Craftsbury & Groups

28 Feb 2008 @1:36

Getting hitched? Big family get together? Staff retreat or maybe a conference? We still have space this summer and fall for your wedding, event, training camp or conference. Craftsbury is a prime spot to host your next group function. We have several large meeting areas, rentals, planning services, food and lodging - all with the backdrop of our prime recreation facilities. Contact our events coordinator at groups@craftsbury.com or by phone at 802-586-7767 extension 29.

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Craftsbury & Groups

28 Feb 2008 @1:36

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Demo Program '08 arrivals

18 Feb 2008 @17:05

As some of you may have heard, we've made some changes to our Demo program. We're in the process of purchasing a selection of boats from Hudson, Fluidesign, Sykes, Fillippi, Kaschper, Vespoli, as well as the usual fresh shipment from Peinert and Maas. 15 new demo boats (including three new 2x/- and new 4+/-), 25 new fleet boats, and demo oars from Dreher and Croker - there's no better place to try new boats than Craftsbury.

And in a sign of spring, the orders are starting to arrive! We have two boats from Sykes and a trio of Fluidesign singles: LW, MW and HWs from FD; with a MW and HW HKCC Mould 26 singles from Sykes. They're still wrapped up, which is probably how they'll stay until the lake's liquid again. Our Vespoli 27XL has been picked up and will come north with Senior Associate ...

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Demo Program '08 arrivals

18 Feb 2008 @17:05

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Biathlon and CNSC

13 Feb 2008 @20:42

You have read a bit about the biathlon connections here at the Center with Ethan's experience at Junior Worlds, but Vermont Sports has done a feature on biathlon. Read more about Ethan, Alex Schulz, and Mike Gibson - all CNSC racers who are competing in biathlon as well. If you can find the print version, there are a fair number of pictures as well.

There's also a profile of Ethan as one of their athletes of the month.

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Biathlon and CNSC

13 Feb 2008 @20:42

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Marathon Wrapup

6 Feb 2008 @13:57

Despite fears of skating rink conditions for the 28th annual TD BankNorth Craftsbury marathon, Saturday, Feb. 2nd saw another great turnout by racers and touring class skiers. Craftsbury and Greensboro danced around some of the worst of the predicted weather Friday evening into Saturday morning, getting mainly sleet, with less rain than forecast. The challenging conditions did necessitate a delayed start to whip the course into shape as well as the subtraction of the five worst kilometers, but by race time at 11AM, the point to point course was in good condition for competitors and tourists alike.

The racing was a bumper haul for the Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield, with GMVS racers or their coaches taking 3 out of the four overall categories. Noah Brautigam kicked off the ...

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Marathon Wrapup

6 Feb 2008 @13:57

Despite fears of skating rink conditions for the 28th annual TD BankNorth Craftsbury marathon, Saturday, Feb. 2nd saw another great turnout by racers and touring class skiers. Craftsbury and Greensboro danced around ... go arrow

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Pepa profiled in Gazette

6 Feb 2008 @12:35

About a week ago, Pepa was profiled in the Hardwick Gazette. They wrote about what we all know: that she's a great coach with fast skiers. go arrow

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Pepa profiled in Gazette

6 Feb 2008 @12:35

About a week ago, Pepa was profiled in the Hardwick Gazette. They wrote about what we all know: that she's a great coach with fast skiers. go arrow

Trinity College Winter Trip '08

6 Feb 2008 @12:29

In the continuing theme of summer athletes visiting the Center during the winter (did you see us in the pic of the day on row2k at the beginning of the week?) the Center was fortunate to host a group from Trinity College this January.

36 students and chaperones experienced another side of Craftsbury: video, ski lessons, great conditions and tons of skiing. The second annual Trinitasa-loppet closed the week of aerobic base and team building before members of the group start their winter work for a fast season.

This year's winner of the prestigious Trinitasa-loppet was rower Brian DeRegt in 11:08, which we believe is course record, with Sarah Keller leading the women home in 16:45. In other positive news, coach Kevin MacDermott stayed upright this year, even finishing the Loppet in a ...

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Trinity College Winter Trip '08

6 Feb 2008 @12:29

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Craftsbury in Canadian Press

6 Feb 2008 @11:33

Tim Shuff of the Toronto Globe and Mail visited us this past December. He wrote an article on skiing in Northern VT, with us as the representative on the Nordic side. go arrow

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Craftsbury in Canadian Press

6 Feb 2008 @11:33

Tim Shuff of the Toronto Globe and Mail visited us this past December. He wrote an article on skiing in Northern VT, with us as the representative on the Nordic side. go arrow

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SNOW!

6 Feb 2008 @1:34

Forecasted 4-6 today into tomorrow, possibly a foot or more over the weekend.While I don't want to jinx the storm, it's hard not to be excited. We've dodged a bullet and now it's snowing. Apparently, the storm slid south far enough to put us on the Northern edge of it and get rid of any possible rain events for the next several days. What are you doing this weekend? Come on up and play!

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SNOW!

6 Feb 2008 @1:34

Forecasted 4-6 today into tomorrow, possibly a foot or more over the weekend.While I don't want to jinx the storm, it's hard not to be excited. We've dodged a bullet and now it's snowing. Apparently, the storm slid ... go arrow

Preliminary Race Results Posted

2 Feb 2008 @19:04

Preliminary results for the 2008 TD Banknorth Craftsbury Marathon have been posted. go arrow

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2 Feb 2008 @19:04

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Marathoners: We want your input!

2 Feb 2008 @16:24

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Marathoners: We want your input!

2 Feb 2008 @16:24

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