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Forestry Talks for February & March

28 Jan 2016 @14:41

Upcoming Forestry events at Craftsbury:

February 7th at 3:00pm
Winter Gems – Guided Snowshoe Tour with Kim Jensen
Explore the terrain at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on a guided snowshoe tour with experienced naturalist, Kim Jensen from Lamoille County Conservation District. Participants will discover the hidden gems of winter, tracks, trees, and all the life bustling within the snow covered woodland habitat. Bring your own snowshoes if you have them, or they are available for free, though we request you reserve prior to arrival by emailing katie.black@craftsbury.com.

March 8th at 6:30pm
Vermont’s “Sweetest” Birds – Audubon VT’s Bird-Friendly Maple Project
What do Vermont’s maple sugaring industry and migratory songbirds have in common? Find out as Audubon VT conservation ...

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Forestry Talks for February & March

28 Jan 2016 @14:41

Upcoming Forestry events at Craftsbury:February 7th at 3:00pmWinter Gems – Guided Snowshoe Tour with Kim JensenExplore the terrain at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on a guided snowshoe tour with experienced ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Post Strong Results at World Cup, IBU Cup, and Canadian NorAm

25 Jan 2016 @22:14

World Cup in Antholz, Italy

GRP biathletes Clare Egan and Susan Dunklee competed in Antholz, Italy over the weekend in World Cup 6, which included a sprint, a pursuit, and a women’s 4x6k relay. Both Susan and Clare did not have their best days in the sprint; Susan shot well (1+1) but was missing her usual speed on skis and finished 37th. Clare cleaned in prone but then had 3 standing misses to take 67th. The pursuit two days later was a different game for Susan, she found her ski speed with the 4th fastest ski split, and made 17 out of 20 shots to climb up to 17th. The next day, the US women tested out a different relay order in the 4x6k, with Clare scrambling, Susan in second leg, then US biathletes Annelies Cook and Joanne Reid finishing. Clare had a solid relay leg, using only ...

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GRP Biathletes Post Strong Results at World Cup, IBU Cup, and Canadian NorAm

25 Jan 2016 @22:14

World Cup in Antholz, Italy GRP biathletes Clare Egan and Susan Dunklee competed in Antholz, Italy over the weekend in World Cup 6, which included a sprint, a pursuit, and a women’s 4x6k relay. Both Susan and ... go arrow

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26 Jan Race - Results

25 Jan 2016 @18:07

Results are up for Tuesday, January 25th's race.

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25 Jan 2016 @18:07

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Fun racing for all at the MNC duathlon

25 Jan 2016 @15:26

This weekend, Craftsbury was host to the Mansfield Nordic Club Duathlon event. In a duathlon, competitors classic ski a portion, quickly switch to skate skis, then move on to the skate leg of the event. Sunday was a gorgeous day, with sunny blue skis and perfect skiing conditions. 

The morning began with the longer races, where men and women, ranging from U16’s to masters, raced 11.4 k, with a ski exchange halfway through. Noah Eckstein was the only Craftsbury racer to contend the open event, where he finished seventh overall and third in the U18 age group. 

The afternoon was dominated by nearly one hundred feisty Bill Koch League racers, who are anywhere from first through eighth grade. The first and second graders kicked off the afternoon, with a win from Charlie Isselhardt and ...

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Fun racing for all at the MNC duathlon

25 Jan 2016 @15:26

This weekend, Craftsbury was host to the Mansfield Nordic Club Duathlon event. In a duathlon, competitors classic ski a portion, quickly switch to skate skis, then move on to the skate leg of the event. Sunday was a ... go arrow

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Job Opening: Running Camp Director

25 Jan 2016 @10:00

Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking to hire a Running Camp Director. This is a part-time position. The Center’s running camp program serves high school as well as adult runners and the camp 2016 offerings include three weekend camps and six week-long camps. View the 2016 running camp schedule here. The Director would work closely with the front office manager and staff regarding camp logistics both during camp weeks as well as well in advance of arrival at camp.

Job responsibilities:
Directing, coaching and leading running camps.
Hiring additional coaches to staff the camps.
Planning camp programming and all camp logistics (leading camp shirt design process, etc), scheduling and details.

Qualifications include the following:
Previous experience coaching runners at the high school, club, ...

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Job Opening: Running Camp Director

25 Jan 2016 @10:00

Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking to hire a Running Camp Director. This is a part-time position. The Center’s running camp program serves high school as well as adult runners and the camp 2016 offerings include ... go arrow

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Jennings Resigns

25 Jan 2016 @9:16

We are sad to announce the departure of Running Program Director Lynn Jennings. Lynn, who has coached at Craftsbury for nine years, and has been Director for the last five years, resigned from her position, with regret,  on 15 December. We are sad to see her go, but we respect her desire to pursue new adventures at this time in her life.

Lynn started coaching at the Center as a lark under previous Director Greg Wenneborg in 2007. One week turned into more over the years until Greg handed the job over to Lynn in 2010. Growing the running program to include high school cross country, running/sculling, foliage weekends and an inaugural Trails2Ales weekend meant Lynn got to spend her summers and autumns residing in “the Duck Blind” with her dog Towhee with plenty of time for sculling ...

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Jennings Resigns

25 Jan 2016 @9:16

We are sad to announce the departure of Running Program Director Lynn Jennings. Lynn, who has coached at Craftsbury for nine years, and has been Director for the last five years, resigned from her position, with ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers Victorious at Waterville Eastern Cup

20 Jan 2016 @12:34

This past weekend, the second stop of the Eastern Cup series brought several hundred racers to the Quarry Road Trails in Waterville, Maine. On Saturday, skiers were greeted with a short, but solid and well maintained, 1.5k loop for racing. All women, including U16s and college racers, skied three loops, for nearly 5k. Callie Young won the U16 division and placed 40th overall, followed by Phoebe Sweet as the 8th U16 and 90th overall.  Avery Ellis led the way for the U18 girls, where she placed 84th overall (8th U18) and Alex Lawson was close behind in 93rd (10th U18). Rena Schwartz and Madeline Strasser finished with close times, finishing 111th (16th U18) and 119th (18th U18). Marika Massey-Bierman placed 135th (23rd U18), followed by Jordi Kulis in 173rd (32nd U18) and Ani Koontz- ...

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Craftsbury Skiers Victorious at Waterville Eastern Cup

20 Jan 2016 @12:34

This past weekend, the second stop of the Eastern Cup series brought several hundred racers to the Quarry Road Trails in Waterville, Maine. On Saturday, skiers were greeted with a short, but solid and well ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Compete at the Canadian NorAm, IBU Cup, and World Cup

18 Jan 2016 @15:17

NorAm in La Patrie, Quebec

This past weekend Mike Gibson, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Alex Howe traveled up to Canada for a weekend of NorAm racing. In Saturday's sprint race, Mike had the top GRP result finishing in second place. He was followed by Alex in 4th and Ethan in 5th. The following day Alex and Mike both had exceptional races in the mass start with Alex taking the win and Mike in second. Ethan placed 5th. NorAm racing continues next weekend in Valcartier, Quebec.

IBU in Ridnaun, Italy

This past week IBU Cup racing continued for Casey Smith, Emily Dreissigacker, and Hannah Dreissigcaker with a sprint on Thursday. For the women, Hannah finished in 55th and Emily in 74th, with only one standing miss. On the men's side, Casey shot clean also placing 55th. He was the second ...

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GRP Biathletes Compete at the Canadian NorAm, IBU Cup, and World Cup

18 Jan 2016 @15:17

NorAm in La Patrie, Quebec This past weekend Mike Gibson, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Alex Howe traveled up to Canada for a weekend of NorAm racing. In Saturday's sprint race, Mike had the top GRP result finishing in ... go arrow

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GRP’s Sargent Powers through Double Sprint World Cup in Planica, Slovenia

18 Jan 2016 @14:35

Following the conclusion of the FIS Tour de Ski, the cross country World Cup continued this past weekend in Planica, Slovenia with double-header freestyle sprints. Green Racing Project skier Ida Sargent, along with several of her sprint specialist USST teammates, raced both the 1.2k individual sprint and a team sprint.

In Saturday’s individual sprint, Sargent had a strong start to the day in her qualifier, placing 21st, 8.94 seconds out. She, along with teammate Sophie Caldwell, made the top 30 rounds in a strong sprint field. Sargent was in the fifth and final quarterfinal heat, and had a good start that put her in position to advance. However, she faded a bit on the final uphill and ended up 5th in her heat and 23rd overall on the day. Caldwell did not advance from her ...

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GRP’s Sargent Powers through Double Sprint World Cup in Planica, Slovenia

18 Jan 2016 @14:35

Following the conclusion of the FIS Tour de Ski, the cross country World Cup continued this past weekend in Planica, Slovenia with double-header freestyle sprints. Green Racing Project skier Ida Sargent, along with ... go arrow

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Prologue results

11 Jan 2016 @16:20

Results right here.

We'll be running a classic prologue (2.5-3.8k interval start race for those not familiar w/the idiom) tomorrow on the IPC courses. Come join the fun! The guys trucked a bunch of snow, and this circuit is skiing well! Tuesday night race info.

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Prologue results

11 Jan 2016 @16:20

Results right here. We'll be running a classic prologue (2.5-3.8k interval start race for those not familiar w/the idiom) tomorrow on the IPC courses. Come join the fun! The guys trucked a bunch of snow, and this ... go arrow

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GRP Ski at US Nationals Days Three and Four

11 Jan 2016 @11:10

Green Racing Project skiers capped off US Nationals in Houghton, MI with two more National Championship titles in the 20k Freestyle and the Classic Sprint, the end of a 4-race series that saw at least one GRP skier on the podium in every race.

In Thursday’s 20k Freestyle, GRPer Caitlin Patterson broke away with the lead pack of four, which included 2 athletes from Vermont's SMS-T2 and APU’s Chelsea Holmes. In the end she outlasted all of them to take the victory by 4 seconds. The win was her second of the week, including the opening 10k classic race. Kaitlynn Miller was with the chase pack and ended up 10th, while Liz Guiney and Heather Mooney took 20th, and 35th, respectively.

Saturday’s classic sprint started off very well for the GRP women, with all 4 skiers qualifying for ...

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GRP Ski at US Nationals Days Three and Four

11 Jan 2016 @11:10

Green Racing Project skiers capped off US Nationals in Houghton, MI with two more National Championship titles in the 20k Freestyle and the Classic Sprint, the end of a 4-race series that saw at least one GRP skier ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Compete at the IBU Cup in Czech Republic and the World Cup in Germany

10 Jan 2016 @17:04

World Cup

This past weekend, World Cup racing action resumed in Ruhpolding, Germany with a sprint on Friday. Susan Dunklee led the way for the US women with an impressive 11th place finish and only one standing miss. Clare placed 74th with two standing misses. Susan was the only American to place in the top-60 and thus earn a start position in Saturday's pursuit race. In the pursuit, Susan had three misses and went on to finish 15th overall. 

In the final race of the weekend, a mass start, Susan cleaned three out of four shooting stages and with only one miss in her second prone stage she went on to place 6th, tying her best finish this year. 

Next weekend's world cup will also take place in Ruhpolding. Results can be found at biathlonworld.com.

IBU Cup

This past weekend in Nove ...

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GRP Biathletes Compete at the IBU Cup in Czech Republic and the World Cup in Germany

10 Jan 2016 @17:04

World Cup This past weekend, World Cup racing action resumed in Ruhpolding, Germany with a sprint on Friday. Susan Dunklee led the way for the US women with an impressive 11th place finish and only one standing ... go arrow

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Village Trail Re-opens

8 Jan 2016 @16:49

We're pleased to announce that effective tomorrow (Saturday, 8 Jan 16) the Village Trail now connects all the way to the village again! While the trail remains closed and ungroomed for the time being, it will be possible to connect the Center, the Village and on over to Greensboro via the Village Trail or Grand Tour over the Common as well.

Thanks to everyone for your respectful cooperation with this closure the past week or so, and a big thanks to all the landowners whose property the trails cross. It's your generosity that allows the trail network to be such a cherished resource for the community and skiers from far and near.

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Village Trail Re-opens

8 Jan 2016 @16:49

We're pleased to announce that effective tomorrow (Saturday, 8 Jan 16) the Village Trail now connects all the way to the village again! While the trail remains closed and ungroomed for the time being, it will be ... go arrow

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Ida Sargent Races First Five Stages of the Tour de Ski

6 Jan 2016 @14:37

The Tour de Ski began this past Friday on the first day of the New Year in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. The full Tour consists of eight races taking place in three countries at four different venues. 

Ida Sargent competed in five of the eight stages beginning with the freestyle sprint. She qualified for the heats in 26th and then went on to place fourth in her quarterfinal heat. Although she did not have a fast enough time to advance as a lucky loser, she did improve upon her qualifying position ending up in 20th overall.

The Tour continued the following day with a 15km mass start classic in which Ida finished 48th. This result set her up to start in a wave approximately 5-minutes behind the leader in the next day's 5k freestyle pursuit. She finished 51st overall.

After one rest day, ...

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Ida Sargent Races First Five Stages of the Tour de Ski

6 Jan 2016 @14:37

The Tour de Ski began this past Friday on the first day of the New Year in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. The full Tour consists of eight races taking place in three countries at four different venues.  Ida Sargent ... go arrow

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GRP Ski at US Nationals Day One and Two

5 Jan 2016 @21:37

Green Racing Project skiers are off to a great start at US Senior Nationals in Houghton, Michigan, which kicked off over the weekend. 4 women are representing the GRP at Nationals, which is used as selection for Under-23 World Championships, World Juniors, and for World Cup start rights. GRP skier Heather Mooney is eligible to qualify for U23’s in Romania, while the senior athletes Caitlin Patterson, Kaitlynn Miller, and Liz Guiney are vying for international races starts. A four race series, Nationals are held every year in early January and thus are not attended by most US World Cup racers, but still allow the top domestic skiers to compete for the title of National Champion.

10k Classic Individual
Nationals kicked off on Sunday, January 3rd with individual start classic races. GRP ...

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GRP Ski at US Nationals Day One and Two

5 Jan 2016 @21:37

Green Racing Project skiers are off to a great start at US Senior Nationals in Houghton, Michigan, which kicked off over the weekend. 4 women are representing the GRP at Nationals, which is used as selection for ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Juniors compete at World Youth/Junior Championship and Youth Olympic Games Trials

2 Jan 2016 @14:00

Between Christmas and New Years, two Craftsbury juniors, Anders Hanson and Marika Massey- Bierman, made the trip to Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska for World Youth/Junior Championships and Youth Olympic Game Trials. Youth/Junior World Championships will be held in Romania at the end of January and beginning of February and the Olympic Games will be in Lillehammer, Norway in mid February. Though all competitors were greeted with heavy winds and a grassy landscape, both Craftsbury biathletes completed solid races and finished within the top 10 each day.

Monday was a 10k sprint for youth men and 7.5k sprint for youth women. Anders placed 8th out of 18 competitors. It was a tricky shooting day for all, and Anders shared the same number of misses as the day's winner! Marika placed 8th in ...

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Craftsbury Juniors compete at World Youth/Junior Championship and Youth Olympic Games Trials

2 Jan 2016 @14:00

Between Christmas and New Years, two Craftsbury juniors, Anders Hanson and Marika Massey- Bierman, made the trip to Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska for World Youth/Junior Championships and Youth Olympic Game ... go arrow

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Paralympics at Craftsbury

1 Jan 2016 @16:44

We're eager to ring in the New Year with Paralympic Continental Cup competitions in biathlon and Nordic skiing all next week. We'll be hosting a wide variety of athletes, from sit skiers, to standing adaptive skiers as well as visually impaired athletes. In addition to established Paralympic medalists like Andy Soule (the first American to take any Olympic medal in biathlon), Oksana Masters, and Sean Halsted, we'll be welcoming new athletes as well, with classification opportunities in the week for athletes to come, try the sport, and be identified and properly categorized.

The racing kicks off next Wednesday, with a full schedule for the remainder of the week:

Wednesday, January 6 - Mid-distance XC skate race, 10:00am
Thursday, January 7 - Short-distance XC classic race, ...

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Paralympics at Craftsbury

1 Jan 2016 @16:44

We're eager to ring in the New Year with Paralympic Continental Cup competitions in biathlon and Nordic skiing all next week. We'll be hosting a wide variety of athletes, from sit skiers, to standing adaptive skiers ... go arrow

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New Assistant Junior Coaches

29 Dec 2015 @13:46

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is happy to announce the addition of an assistant coach for its BKL and Junior ski programming. Ruth McGovern of Stowe will be joining Craftsbury as a coach. Ruth started skiing as a BKLer, working her way up thru the ranks to race collegiately for Dartmouth and coaching at Bowdoin after graduating. Additionally, she has very extensive experience coaching both BKL and high school-aged athletes.

In addition to Ruth, another new face will be joining our crew on a part-time basis: Ben Taska will be helping with some of our bigger groups and filling in the gaps during race season. Ben also grew up skiing and racing in northern Vermont. He ran collegiately for Bates and coached skiing for several years at a school in Portland, Maine, before moving back to the ...

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New Assistant Junior Coaches

29 Dec 2015 @13:46

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is happy to announce the addition of an assistant coach for its BKL and Junior ski programming. Ruth McGovern of Stowe will be joining Craftsbury as a coach. Ruth started skiing as a ... go arrow

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Stick Season Singletrack at Craftsbury

26 Dec 2015 @8:05

We're enjoying an extended mountain bike and trail running season this winter. If you're interested in some cross-training, we thought it'd be appropriate to address some of the questions we've been getting about our expanded singletrack trail network given the continued mild weather.

What's available? Over the past several years, we've been working on expanding the singletrack trails at the Center for running, biking, hiking and snowshoeing in the winter. We presently have about 10 or so miles of trails if you connect the Center and Hosmer Point. Check out the current map of Center singletrack.

What's open? Frequently not much; this time of year is so wet, with so much freezing and thawing, that it's hard to open much up as we work to protect the trail system, even from damage caused ...

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Stick Season Singletrack at Craftsbury

26 Dec 2015 @8:05

We're enjoying an extended mountain bike and trail running season this winter. If you're interested in some cross-training, we thought it'd be appropriate to address some of the questions we've been getting about ... go arrow

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Eastern Cup Results from NENSA

24 Dec 2015 @11:44

Results from the weekend are over on NENSA's site.

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Eastern Cup Results from NENSA

24 Dec 2015 @11:44

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Juniors and BKL'ers take on the first Eastern Cup Weekend at Craftsbury

22 Dec 2015 @19:04

 

This weekend marked the beginning of the Eastern Cup series, the arrival of winter, and the opportunity for the Craftsbury juniors to put their summer and fall training to the test against one of the largest Eastern Cup fields on record. Saturday, amidst dumping snow, competitors raced around the upper and lower soccer fields two and a half times, to complete a 1.6 kilometer sprint.  In an effort to work with Mother Nature and still hold sprint rounds, despite the minimal snow on the ground, qualifying numbers were reduced to sixteen for the open field and eight each for the U16 and U18/U20 fields.

Callie Young qualified as the first U16 and Phoebe Sweet as the eighth, landing them spots in the same semi final, where they finished third and fourth in that heat, helping them to ...

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Juniors and BKL'ers take on the first Eastern Cup Weekend at Craftsbury

22 Dec 2015 @19:04

  This weekend marked the beginning of the Eastern Cup series, the arrival of winter, and the opportunity for the Craftsbury juniors to put their summer and fall training to the test against one of the largest ... go arrow

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Sargent Wraps up World Cup Period 1, GRP Women Race at Home

21 Dec 2015 @21:21

In the last race weekend before a brief holiday break, the GRP women's team had a strong showing, both abroad, with Ida Sargent in World Cup action, and much closer to home at the Craftsbury Eastern Cup.

World Cup 4 in Toblach, Italy

Sargent qualified in 24th position for the freestyle sprint heats, her second weekend in a row of strong qualification. Although she didn't move on to the semifinals, taking 6th in her heat, her consistent sprint performances so far this season combined with a 7th in the season opening classic sprint place her 20th in the Spring WC rankings. Ida will race next in the Tour de Ski, which begins January 1st. As always, results from World Cup racing are available on FIS-Ski.com, and video recaps on www.crosscountryski.us.

Craftsbury Eastern Cup Opener

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Sargent Wraps up World Cup Period 1, GRP Women Race at Home

21 Dec 2015 @21:21

In the last race weekend before a brief holiday break, the GRP women's team had a strong showing, both abroad, with Ida Sargent in World Cup action, and much closer to home at the Craftsbury Eastern Cup. World Cup 4 ... go arrow

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BKL race results

21 Dec 2015 @16:12

Congrats to all the BKL skiers who participated in yesterday's race! It was fast, furious, and fun. Take a look at the results:  BKL-race-results.pdf.

 

 

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BKL race results

21 Dec 2015 @16:12

Congrats to all the BKL skiers who participated in yesterday's race! It was fast, furious, and fun. Take a look at the results:  BKL-race-results.pdf.     go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Compete at US Biathlon Trials and the Third World Cup

21 Dec 2015 @12:58

US Biathlon Trials:

Racing continued in Canmore this past week with US Biathlon Trials. Casey was the first GRP finisher in Wednesday's sprint race placing 4th with only one prone miss. He was closely followed by Alex Howe in 5th, Ethan Dreissigacker in 6th, and Mike Gibson in 8th. Emily Dreissigacker finished 5th in the women's race.

In Thursday's race, Alex had the top GRP result finishing 2nd with 2 misses in both prone and standing. He was followed by Casey in 5th, Mike in 6th, and Ethan in 8th. For the women, Emily had a solid race finishing 3rd with only one prone miss. She was less than a minute back from race winner Maddie Phaneuf.

In Saturday's race, Casey led the way for the GRP with a third place finish. He missed one standing shot and was only 15 seconds behind race winner ...

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GRP Biathletes Compete at US Biathlon Trials and the Third World Cup

21 Dec 2015 @12:58

US Biathlon Trials: Racing continued in Canmore this past week with US Biathlon Trials. Casey was the first GRP finisher in Wednesday's sprint race placing 4th with only one prone miss. He was closely followed by ... go arrow

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Little Bellas overnight camps at Hosmer Point

17 Dec 2015 @8:09

Mountain biking continues to grow at Craftsbury. We're happy to announce that our sister organization, Hosmer Point, will be building on our nascent relationship with Jericho Vermont's popular Little Bellas to offer a new girl's-only mountain bike overnight camp in 2016. Mountain bikers will participate in Hosmer Point's daily schedule of exciting electives and evening activities with the rest of the coed camp, so they'll get all the community spirit and fun HP has to offer. During focus area blocks, Little Bellas' instructors will provide the all-girls mountain bike fun using their tested programming which empowers girls, emphasizes the importance of goal setting, promotes healthy lifestyles, and recognizes the positive effects of strong female bonds. Mountain bike instructors will ...

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Little Bellas overnight camps at Hosmer Point

17 Dec 2015 @8:09

Mountain biking continues to grow at Craftsbury. We're happy to announce that our sister organization, Hosmer Point, will be building on our nascent relationship with Jericho Vermont's popular Little Bellas to offer ... go arrow

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BKL Race this Sunday after the Eastern Cup!

14 Dec 2015 @18:26

Attention all BKL racers:  come out on Sunday afternoon, December 20, for the first local BKL race of the season! Our expert snowmaking & grooming team have taken advantage of what cold weather we’ve enjoyed to produce a sweet, snowy loop around the upper and lower soccer fields. Join us immediately after the conclusion of the Eastern Cup races. Things get started with a short lollipop race for the youngest skiers, and then we'll move into the grade-level races.

REMINDER - this is a Low-fluoro event! Keep the pricey wax in the box and just have fun.

Registration:
$5 DOR registration at 12:00pm in the Touring Center (includes hot cocoa for all racers).

Schedule:
Lollipop (no fee) ~ 1:20pm, on the upper soccer field.
Grades 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 freestyle races kick off at 1:30, with each ...

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BKL Race this Sunday after the Eastern Cup!

14 Dec 2015 @18:26

Attention all BKL racers:  come out on Sunday afternoon, December 20, for the first local BKL race of the season! Our expert snowmaking & grooming team have taken advantage of what cold weather we’ve enjoyed to ... go arrow

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Sargent makes Top 30 in Davos Skate Sprint

14 Dec 2015 @17:15

GRP cross country skier Ida Sargent had another successful sprint day in Davos, Switzerland, where the third weekend of World Cup racing took place this weekend. She skipped the 15k freestyle Saturday to rest up for the sprint, and on Sunday morning put down a fast qualifying time, taking 18th. She was in the mix for most of her quarterfinal heat, which ultimately went to German Sandra Rindwald, but didn't quite have the legs in the finishing stretch to contend for a semifinal spot. A 6th place in her heat placed her 27th on the day. Fellow Vermonter Sophie Caldwell had the top US result of the day, riding two lucky loser berths to the A Final, where she placed 6th. 

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Sargent makes Top 30 in Davos Skate Sprint

14 Dec 2015 @17:15

GRP cross country skier Ida Sargent had another successful sprint day in Davos, Switzerland, where the third weekend of World Cup racing took place this weekend. She skipped the 15k freestyle Saturday to rest up for ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Race Canceled

14 Dec 2015 @9:39

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we're canceling this week's Tuesday Night Race (scheduled for 12/15). We feel that we need to protect the snow for the upcoming Eastern Cup Opener this weekend. The fast and furious Tuesday Night Racing action should be back in full swing in January, beginning on the 12 with a classic mass start. 

Speaking of the Eastern Cup Opener, if you are interested in volunteering at the races, please email volunteers@craftsbury.com. Races like these depend on the dedication and support of our volunteer army and we can always use more helping hands. 

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Tuesday Night Race Canceled

14 Dec 2015 @9:39

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we're canceling this week's Tuesday Night Race (scheduled for 12/15). We feel that we need to protect the snow for the upcoming Eastern Cup Opener this weekend. The ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Compete at NorAm in Canmore, Alberta and World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria

14 Dec 2015 @9:37

NorAm:

This past weekend Emily Dreissigacker, Mike Gibson, Alex Howe, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Casey Smith began their race season competing at the NorAm in Canmore, Alberta. Alex had a fantastic day on Saturday placing first in the 10k sprint race with only one prone miss. He was 10-seconds ahead of second place finisher Wynn Roberts of the National Guard. Casey was the next GRP finisher in 6th place after cleaning his prone stage and missing two in standing. He was followed by Mike in 8th and Ethan in 10th. On the women's side, Emily also had a fantastic race winning the 7.5k sprint by almost 2-minutes with only one standing miss.

Ethan was the only GRP athlete to compete the following day in the 15k mass start event. He had a great race. After missing only one shot in each of his ...

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GRP Biathletes Compete at NorAm in Canmore, Alberta and World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria

14 Dec 2015 @9:37

NorAm: This past weekend Emily Dreissigacker, Mike Gibson, Alex Howe, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Casey Smith began their race season competing at the NorAm in Canmore, Alberta. Alex had a fantastic day on Saturday ... go arrow

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Catamounts starting December 12th

10 Dec 2015 @19:39

Catamounts, our popular ski program for kids age 6-11, starts this Saturday, December 12, at 3:30pm. Ideally, families come at 3:15 for gear fitting. Kids should also bring running shoes/sneakers in case we do activities that are not snow related. Our BKL, junior, and masters programs are already up and running, too. Are you signed up? To learn more about our various winter programs, including how to register, what times the various groups meet, and how to place equipment rental orders, click here. Don't forget your annual membership

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Catamounts starting December 12th

10 Dec 2015 @19:39

Catamounts, our popular ski program for kids age 6-11, starts this Saturday, December 12, at 3:30pm. Ideally, families come at 3:15 for gear fitting. Kids should also bring running shoes/sneakers in case we do ... go arrow

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Results - Tuesday night Race 1

10 Dec 2015 @15:53

The first Tuesday Night ski race of the season is on the books! Over 40 racers showed up to do laps on the man-made course. Ollie Burruss took the overall win with a time of 13:41.2 with Anders Hanson finishing a close 2nd and Alex Warner filling out the top 3.

On the women’s side, speedy 15 year old Callie Young took the W in a time of 15:50.7, finishing 9th overall. Less than a second behind was Phoebe Sweet, and Avery Ellis took 3rd.

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Results - Tuesday night Race 1

10 Dec 2015 @15:53

The first Tuesday Night ski race of the season is on the books! Over 40 racers showed up to do laps on the man-made course. Ollie Burruss took the overall win with a time of 13:41.2 with Anders Hanson finishing a ... go arrow

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Guides Needed for Paralympic Skiers

10 Dec 2015 @11:06

As you may know, Craftsbury is hosting a Paralympic Cross Skiing & Biathlon NorAm, which will also serve as the U.S. national championships, January 6-10, 2016. If you'd like to be involved in a hands-on way, the U.S. Paralympic coaches are looking for guides for some of their vision-impaired athletes. Guides need to be fit, but not necessarily world-beating fast. This is a perfect opportunity for a master skier to get some unique racing experience. If you are interested in guiding, please contact U.S. Paralympic head coach John Farra or assistant coach Eileen Carey.

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Guides Needed for Paralympic Skiers

10 Dec 2015 @11:06

As you may know, Craftsbury is hosting a Paralympic Cross Skiing & Biathlon NorAm, which will also serve as the U.S. national championships, January 6-10, 2016. If you'd like to be involved in a hands-on way, the ... go arrow

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Egan Races to Impressive Personal Best-Finish in Ostersund World Cup

8 Dec 2015 @16:22

The first biathlon World Cup of the season continued in Ostersund, Sweden with individual, sprint, and pursuit races. Clare Egan was the top American in Thursday's individual 15k race placing 44th, her second-best finish at the World Cup level after placing 40th in the pursuit at the 2015 World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. She cleaned both prone shooting stages and only missed one in her first standing stage and two in her second standing stage. Hannah Dreissigacker, who's been recovering from a knee injury, placed 80th and Susan Dunklee placed 84th.

Two days later in Saturday's 7.5k pursuit race, Clare was once again the first American with an incredible 16th place finish that blew away her previous best World Cup finish. Clare was the 90th starter and after cleaning her ...

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Egan Races to Impressive Personal Best-Finish in Ostersund World Cup

8 Dec 2015 @16:22

The first biathlon World Cup of the season continued in Ostersund, Sweden with individual, sprint, and pursuit races. Clare Egan was the top American in Thursday's individual 15k race placing 44th, her second-best ... go arrow

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Miller, Patterson Take Podiums at Sun Valley SuperTour

7 Dec 2015 @21:46

Green Racing Project skiers had a successful weekend with several podiums at the second weekend of USSA SuperTour racing in Sun Valley, ID. Low snow conditions threatened to move the venue up to 8,000 ft., but an army of shovelers was able to ready the Lake Creek trail system in time to hold the classic sprint and 10/15k mass start classic.

Saturday’s classic sprint started off well with all 5 GRP skiers making the top 30 rounds. Kaitlynn Miller led the charge winning the women’s qualifier, with Caitlin Patterson just behind her in 2nd, Liz Guiney in 4th, and Heather Mooney in 18th. Alex Howe also made the men’s heats with a 16th in the qualifier. The women continued to dominate the rounds, with Kaitlynn and Caitlin both winning their quarterfinals and Heather taking 2nd in her ...

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Miller, Patterson Take Podiums at Sun Valley SuperTour

7 Dec 2015 @21:46

Green Racing Project skiers had a successful weekend with several podiums at the second weekend of USSA SuperTour racing in Sun Valley, ID. Low snow conditions threatened to move the venue up to 8,000 ft., but an ... go arrow

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New Fitness Offering: Kickboxing

4 Dec 2015 @9:27

New Fitness offering:  Kickboxing for Fitness, 8 Saturdays at 4:00pm, December 12 to February 6. Pablo Coddou leads this class designed for people with little to no experience in the martial arts. The class introduces some of the basic forms and techniques of kickboxing in a high-intensity workout that combines strength training, precision, coordination, balance, and flexibility. The class focuses on learning techniques through open space practice, heavy bag, and eventually partner training with pads. An important component to this training is the practice of mindfulness through which we bring increased awareness to our bodies.

The class will benefit anyone interested in exploring a dynamic workout that is fun, powerful, invigorating, and engaging. The workout will crossover to many ...

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4 Dec 2015 @9:27

New Fitness offering:  Kickboxing for Fitness, 8 Saturdays at 4:00pm, December 12 to February 6. Pablo Coddou leads this class designed for people with little to no experience in the martial arts. The class ... go arrow

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Highland Lodge Shuttle 15-16

1 Dec 2015 @15:18

For the last couple years, we’ve been providing a free shuttle to take skiers to Highland Lodge so that they can enjoy a one-way point-to-point ski back to the Outdoor Center. The ~20k route also happens to be slightly net downhill in the Craftsbury direction, adding appeal to this beautiful ski.

Interest grew significantly last year, to the point where we were often taking as many as 3-4 van loads of skiers to HL on a weekend morning! It was great to see this enthusiasm, but the multiple trips were inefficient in terms of both staffing and van mileage.

So we are excited to announce that our shuttle service will be expanding this winter—into a bus! With a single bus trip, we will be able to bring as many skiers as we often carried last year.

With the new service will come a few ...

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Highland Lodge Shuttle 15-16

1 Dec 2015 @15:18

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Clare Egan and Susan Dunklee Compete in Biathlon World Cup Relays in Ostersund

30 Nov 2015 @19:13

The biathlon World Cup season opened last Sunday in Ostersund, Sweden with a single mixed relay and a mixed relay.

Clare Egan competed in the 2-person single mixed relay with teammate Sean Doherty. Clare cleaned all four shooting stages, using two spare rounds in both prone stages, two spare rounds in her first standing stage, and one spare round in her second standing stage. Clare and Sean finished 15th overall with one penalty lap.

Susan Dunklee competed in the 4-person mixed relay along with teammates Annelies Cook, Leif Nordgren, and Lowell Bailey. Susan scrambled for the team and cleaned her two shooting stages, using one spare round in both prone and standing. The team finished 10th with one penalty lap.

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Clare Egan and Susan Dunklee Compete in Biathlon World Cup Relays in Ostersund

30 Nov 2015 @19:13

The biathlon World Cup season opened last Sunday in Ostersund, Sweden with a single mixed relay and a mixed relay. Clare Egan competed in the 2-person single mixed relay with teammate Sean Doherty. Clare cleaned all ... go arrow

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Now Hiring: Assistant Junior/BKL Ski Coach

30 Nov 2015 @5:21

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking to hire a part-time assistant coach to work with its Junior and Bill Koch League Nordic Skiing programs. The Center’s youth programming serves skiers ages 6 to 18 and encompasses a wide range of abilities and goals. The assistant coach would work closely with head Junior/BKL coach Anna Schulz and director of skiing Pepa Miloucheva.

Job responsibilities:
-    Running regular practices with the athletes
-    Helping develop plans for practice activities with any given group
-    Assist in managing equipment
-    Assist with occasional race-day preparations
-    Desired availability includes: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, Saturdays, and occasional Sunday mornings.

Qualifications include the following:
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Now Hiring: Assistant Junior/BKL Ski Coach

30 Nov 2015 @5:21

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking to hire a part-time assistant coach to work with its Junior and Bill Koch League Nordic Skiing programs. The Center’s youth programming serves skiers ages 6 to 18 and ... go arrow

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Sargent’s 7th Headlines Opening Race Weekend for GRP Skiers

29 Nov 2015 @18:24

Proving that first race jitters are no barrier to success, GRP skier Ida Sargent fought her way  to 7th place in the opening classic sprint of the World Cup season. She also competed in two other races this weekend as part of the Ruka Triple Mini-Tour in Kuusamo, Finland. Back in the states, 5 GRP skiers opened their season in West Yellowstone, MT, finding success in the freestyle sprint and distance race.

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Sargent squeaked into the rounds (top 30) in Friday’s classic sprint qualification, and from there her results only improved. She placed 3rd in her quarterfinal heat behind Norwegian powerhouse sprinters Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvild Oestberg, which advanced her to the semifinals as a lucky loser. In her semifinal she again placed 3rd, but just ...

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Sargent’s 7th Headlines Opening Race Weekend for GRP Skiers

29 Nov 2015 @18:24

Proving that first race jitters are no barrier to success, GRP skier Ida Sargent fought her way  to 7th place in the opening classic sprint of the World Cup season. She also competed in two other races this weekend ... go arrow

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Results: Thanksgiving Biathlon

27 Nov 2015 @7:03

Results:
Thanks for coming out!

Novice
Open

Event Info:

If you're anything like us, you're ready to get on skis! Biathletes will have a chance to measure early season fitness Friday and Saturday, November 27-28 with two races.

Friday, November 27:  Sprint
Men 10k, Women 7.5k, Juniors 5k
Club rifles for juniors or beginners who don't own their equipment. (may want to drop a line to confirm availability)
$15 entry
10:00am start

Saturday, November 28:  SuperSprint
Quarter, semi and final sprint heats with 3 ski loops, 2 shooting stages, 1.5-2k in total length per round. Heats seeded based on finish in Friday's sprint.
Sorry, no rifles available for the SuperSprint - bring your own equipment.
$10 entry
10:00am start

Registration for both days is at Skireg. Acknowledging the volatile nature of ...

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Results: Thanksgiving Biathlon

27 Nov 2015 @7:03

Results:Thanks for coming out! NoviceOpen Event Info: If you're anything like us, you're ready to get on skis! Biathletes will have a chance to measure early season fitness Friday and Saturday, November 27-28 with ... go arrow

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International Biathlon Season Kicks off in Sjusjoeen, Norway

23 Nov 2015 @14:59

While the World Cup season doesn't start until next weekend, racing is already underway in Sjusjoeen, Norway. Last weekend many top biathlon teams joined the Norwegians for a sprint and mass start race. Both Clare Egan and Susan Dunklee competed in Saturday's 7.5k sprint against a deep international field.

Susan posted the top US women's result in 21st place. After cleaning the prone shooting stage, she was in the lead until missing four in the standing stage and losing time in the penalty loop. Clare finished the race in 84th.

Racing continues next weekend with the first World Cup in Oestersund, Sweden!

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International Biathlon Season Kicks off in Sjusjoeen, Norway

23 Nov 2015 @14:59

While the World Cup season doesn't start until next weekend, racing is already underway in Sjusjoeen, Norway. Last weekend many top biathlon teams joined the Norwegians for a sprint and mass start race. Both Clare ... go arrow

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2016 Sculling and Running Camps Posted

18 Nov 2015 @16:55

Ready to lock in your time at Craftsbury next summer? We're ready to help you out! Gather your crew and head over to our Running and Sculling Camp registration pages to reserve your slice of idyllic Vermont summer now!

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2016 Sculling and Running Camps Posted

18 Nov 2015 @16:55

Ready to lock in your time at Craftsbury next summer? We're ready to help you out! Gather your crew and head over to our Running and Sculling Camp registration pages to reserve your slice of idyllic Vermont summer now! go arrow

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Eastern Cup Schedule Posted

18 Nov 2015 @16:46

Posted: Current Schedule for NENSA Eastern Cup Opener over in our Eastern Cup section. Use this extended dryland period to get your stuff dialed in for the race season!

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Eastern Cup Schedule Posted

18 Nov 2015 @16:46

Posted: Current Schedule for NENSA Eastern Cup Opener over in our Eastern Cup section. Use this extended dryland period to get your stuff dialed in for the race season! go arrow

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Blowing Snow

17 Nov 2015 @16:49

We were finally able to start making snow last night! We should be able to make it again tonight, too. Unfortunately, the forecast doesn’t look as good for the rest of this week: we may not have good snow-making conditions again until after the weekend. As a result, we will likely have considerably less snow than we did last year for Thanksgiving. What's a skier to to do? Of course, there's tons of good dryland options in and around Northern Vermont.

Early Season Snow Stashes: there are a handful of higher elevation areas that receive early season snow and are popular early skiing destinations. Stay tuned in to this scene via the handy website Early Season XC Snow Conditions

We’ll keep you all posted on the snow status as we learn more; keep an eye on our snow report. Please ...

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Blowing Snow

17 Nov 2015 @16:49

We were finally able to start making snow last night! We should be able to make it again tonight, too. Unfortunately, the forecast doesn’t look as good for the rest of this week: we may not have good snow-making ... go arrow

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SkiErg World Sprints - Craftsbury edition

10 Nov 2015 @13:59

29 hearty souls (aside from the GRP) contested the Craftsbury edition of the 2015 Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints. 1000m on the erg, as hard and fast as you can go. World wide results are still coming in, but so far several skiers are on the podium of their respective categories. Hopefully we'll be able to mix in some real skiing along with the SkiErg soon.

You can see Craftsbury specific results here, and go over to Concept2's logbook for the current world rankings.

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SkiErg World Sprints - Craftsbury edition

10 Nov 2015 @13:59

29 hearty souls (aside from the GRP) contested the Craftsbury edition of the 2015 Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints. 1000m on the erg, as hard and fast as you can go. World wide results are still coming in, but so far ... go arrow

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GRP Rowers Wrap Up Fall at Speed Order

9 Nov 2015 @21:57

The Green Racing Project Rowers were down in Princeton, New Jersey this past weekend for USRowing’s East Coast Fall Speed Order.

The two-day event includes a 6000-meter test on the Concept2 ergs on Saturday, with a Sunday time trial water piece of about 4000 meters. Starting order for the Sunday piece is determined off the finishing order of the Saturday erg.

The GRP had eleven athletes competing in three events: the women’s single, the men’s single and the men’s pair.

In the women’s single Maddie Lips (Parker, Colorado) had the fastest GRP erg Saturday morning, placing sixth. Liz Vogt (Trout Lake, Washington) finished 11th in the erg and Maggie Fellows (Warwick, Massachusetts) was 13th.

Starting with corresponding bow numbers the next morning, Lips stormed the field to ...

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GRP Rowers Wrap Up Fall at Speed Order

9 Nov 2015 @21:57

The Green Racing Project Rowers were down in Princeton, New Jersey this past weekend for USRowing’s East Coast Fall Speed Order. The two-day event includes a 6000-meter test on the Concept2 ergs on Saturday, with ... go arrow

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SkiErg World Sprints this Saturday, Nov. 7

2 Nov 2015 @16:55

On Saturday, November 7, Craftsbury will participate in the 7th Annual SkiErg World Sprints! Everyone is invited to come race 1000 meters on a SkiErg. Come to the gym any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm. You can ski by yourself, or race with others. 

Never tried the SkiErg? We’ll have coaches to help you learn or improve your technique. We’ll also show you how to post your time to the Concept2 Online Logbook to compete for prizes in your age group. Let’s see how many age groups we can fill with COC skiers and friends! 

The winners of each age group will receive custom engraved cowbells to help ring in the snow season. There will also be prizes for the top three times in each age group (worldwide in both cases)

Questions?  E-mail skiing@craftsbury.com.

 

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SkiErg World Sprints this Saturday, Nov. 7

2 Nov 2015 @16:55

On Saturday, November 7, Craftsbury will participate in the 7th Annual SkiErg World Sprints! Everyone is invited to come race 1000 meters on a SkiErg. Come to the gym any time between 10:00am and 3:00pm. You can ski ... go arrow

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Halloween Biathlon Results

2 Nov 2015 @16:41

Last Thursday saw the initial running of the Halloween biathlon race at the Biathlon range at Elinor’s field. 16 competitors contested an interval start race with two shooting stages and three running laps of approximately 600 meters. Penalties required a loop of 25 meters per miss. The primary requirement for participation? A costume!

Check out the results and the photogallery.

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Halloween Biathlon Results

2 Nov 2015 @16:41

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Sign up now for Marathon 2016!

2 Nov 2015 @16:16

Registration is now OPEN on Skireg for the 35th edition of the Craftsbury Marathon. Up to 1000 racers will toe the line on Saturday, January 30, 2016 to contest the largest ski marathon in the east, and if you sign up now, you can get the lowest price to be a part of one of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce's top ten winter events! Marathon online registration fees for adults increase by $20 increments through three steps leading up to Wednesday, January 27, 2016 when online registration closes.

As in years prior, we're offering student racers in 9th grade and older a special half price rate for Marathon participation. Younger students and BKL skiers 8th grade and younger are eligible for an even lower rate:  $5 race for early registration when they ski with a regularly priced ...

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Sign up now for Marathon 2016!

2 Nov 2015 @16:16

Registration is now OPEN on Skireg for the 35th edition of the Craftsbury Marathon. Up to 1000 racers will toe the line on Saturday, January 30, 2016 to contest the largest ski marathon in the east, and if you sign ... go arrow

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Registration open for winter '15-'16 ski programs

2 Nov 2015 @11:31

Despite the warm temperatures forecasted for this week, we're hoping that winter weather is just around the corner! Registration for our winter programs is up and running on SkiReg. This winter's Bill Koch League and junior ski programs technically begin this week, the masters' winter program kicks off right after Thanksgiving, and Catamounts will start in mid-December. You can find more information about our various programs for skiers of all ages here. We realize that some participants may not join practices regularly until the snow flies, but early registrations help us plan ahead and continue to offer the best programming we can. And don't forget, now is a great time to renew your annual membership, too. Questions about our skiing programs? Email us: skiing@craftsbury.com. 

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Registration open for winter '15-'16 ski programs

2 Nov 2015 @11:31

Despite the warm temperatures forecasted for this week, we're hoping that winter weather is just around the corner! Registration for our winter programs is up and running on SkiReg. This winter's Bill Koch League ... go arrow

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Time to Renew your Annual Membership!

31 Oct 2015 @16:34

Seasons are changing, geese are flying south, woodpiles are neatly stacked and ready to go - must be time to sign up for or renew your annual membership to the Outdoor Center! Last season’s memberships expire October 31st and winter is right around the corner, so you'll want to sign up today. By being a member of the Outdoor Center you have access so many great Center offerings, year round! This means unlimited use of the ski trails in the winter (also good for running/biking trail use in the summer); discounts on equipment rentals, meals yoga classes, CrossFit, Community Fitness, as well as the popular Hosmer Community Rowing Club in the summer! Our member e-newsletter will keep you up to date on the goings-on at the Center, such as member events like cider pressing, hikes and ...

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Time to Renew your Annual Membership!

31 Oct 2015 @16:34

Seasons are changing, geese are flying south, woodpiles are neatly stacked and ready to go - must be time to sign up for or renew your annual membership to the Outdoor Center! Last season’s memberships expire ... go arrow

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Two Wins for GRP Rowers at 51st Head of the Charles Regatta

20 Oct 2015 @22:31

The Green Racing Project brought home two wins this weekend at the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

Willy Cowles (Farmington, Connecticut) won Saturday’s Men’s Championship Double with partner Sam Stitt from Potomac Boat Club. The two beat out the Green Racing Project entry of Peter and Tom Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio), who placed second. The Graves had a faster time down the course than Cowles and Stitt by split seconds, but their final time was effected by a 5 second penalty from missing a buoy. This allowed Cowles and Stitt to squeak out the Graves with a time of 17:01.955.

Sunday’s GRP win came from Hugh McAdam (Hollis, New Hampshire) in the Lightweight Men’s Single. The 2014 winner of the event, McAdam’s victory this year came in a time of 18:36.

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GRP Announces 2015-2016 Sponsors

17 Oct 2015 @16:13

The Green Racing Project is pleased to offer an update on our sponsor relationships for the 2015-2016 season! These companies’ generosity ensures that GRP athletes have the resources they need to train and compete at the highest level, day-in and day-out. They all share in Craftsbury’s mission of promoting environmental sustainability, lifelong sport, and elite competition, and by supporting the GRP, they’re putting their money where their mouth is. Please join us in offering our appreciation!

(Please click here for a full-size version of our partner poster, left.)

Presenting Partners

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You may have heard of them as the first rowing camp in North America, or perhaps as the most consistent snow in the east, but even without participating in one of the COC's ...

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GRP Announces 2015-2016 Sponsors

17 Oct 2015 @16:13

The Green Racing Project is pleased to offer an update on our sponsor relationships for the 2015-2016 season! These companies’ generosity ensures that GRP athletes have the resources they need to train and compete ... go arrow

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Dan Roock steps down from GRPRowing

15 Oct 2015 @16:24

Dan Roock, who has served as GRP Rowing Coach for the past three years, has decided to take a break from coaching. Dan is looking forward to having more time to spend on a variety of projects that coaching has not allowed him to pursue.

Dan led GRP rowers to a number of appearances at World Championships and World Cups, highlighted by a bronze medal in the Men’s Quad at World Cup III 2014, in Lucerne.  

We thank Dan for his years of coaching, and we wish him well in his future projects and adventures!

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Dan Roock steps down from GRPRowing

15 Oct 2015 @16:24

Dan Roock, who has served as GRP Rowing Coach for the past three years, has decided to take a break from coaching. Dan is looking forward to having more time to spend on a variety of projects that coaching has not ... go arrow

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Dec 4-6: Annual NENSA Event Organizer & TD Seminar

15 Oct 2015 @16:05

We're happy to welcome the New England Nordic community to Craftsbury for the '15-16 season NENSA Event Organizer and TD Seminar. Jim Rodrigues, USSA's Eastern TD Liaison and NENSA's TD Coordinator will lead the seminar along with a few guest speakers to facilitate a conversation on the most current issues facing host venues, organizing committees, race directors, and officials today.

This annual seminar is split into two parts, but everyone is encouraged to attend the entire program
. Technical Delegates (TD) training will be on Friday and Saturday. Looking to keep up with & discuss the latest rules and racing issues? This is your time TDs. Sunday is geared more towards Race Directors, Event Organizers and anyone looking to host a ski event this winter.

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Dec 4-6: Annual NENSA Event Organizer & TD Seminar

15 Oct 2015 @16:05

We're happy to welcome the New England Nordic community to Craftsbury for the '15-16 season NENSA Event Organizer and TD Seminar. Jim Rodrigues, USSA's Eastern TD Liaison and NENSA's TD Coordinator will lead the ... go arrow

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Energy Efficiency Tour and Presentation

15 Oct 2015 @15:02

The Center, along with the Town of Craftsbury Energy Committee welcome the community Monday, November 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm for a free tour of the energy saving infrastructure in net-zero Activity Center and around campus (potentially the new cabins too!), followed by a presentation by members of the design committee and architect Patrick Kane. The Center's kitchen will provide light snacks. Questions? Reach out to stay@craftsbury.com.

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The Center, along with the Town of Craftsbury Energy Committee welcome the community Monday, November 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm for a free tour of the energy saving infrastructure in net-zero Activity Center and around ... go arrow

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Free Talk: Forest Management & Timber Harvesting

15 Oct 2015 @12:19

Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s free Forestry and Conservation Speaker Series continues Thursday, October 22, at 7:00pm with another free talk in the Activity Center:  Forest Management & Timber Harvesting, an introduction to how we manage forests sustainably. Forests provide a diversity of critical benefits and resources to our communities including: clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, and wood products. Timber harvesting is typically part of an active management program designed to cultivate one or more of these forest values.

During this event, 3 short presentations will focus on key topics related to forest management, timber harvesting systems, and protecting water quality during forestry operations. These 3 elements are basic to any successful and ...

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Free Talk: Forest Management & Timber Harvesting

15 Oct 2015 @12:19

Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s free Forestry and Conservation Speaker Series continues Thursday, October 22, at 7:00pm with another free talk in the Activity Center:  Forest Management & Timber Harvesting, an ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Contest October Rollerski Trials Races

13 Oct 2015 @11:04

Jericho, Vt. hosted the second set of trials races for US Biathlon this Saturday and Sunday. The two sprint races capped a four race series, the first set of which was also hosted by Jericho back in August. The USBA coaches will use the results from the races to choose skiers to attend a fall camp in Park City, Ut., from which they will select athletes to fill out the World Cup quota for the US. With GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, among others, already qualified for World Cup starts, there are currently two women’s spots and one men’s spot available. 7 GRP biathletes competed in the weekend’s races, 4 women and 3 men.

Saturday’s sprint race saw a shake-up on the women’s side; GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee, who won both rollerski races in August, placed ...

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GRP Biathletes Contest October Rollerski Trials Races

13 Oct 2015 @11:04

Jericho, Vt. hosted the second set of trials races for US Biathlon this Saturday and Sunday. The two sprint races capped a four race series, the first set of which was also hosted by Jericho back in August. The USBA ... go arrow

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2015 Beatdown Results

10 Oct 2015 @13:08

Stoked to share a GORGEOUS day in the NEK with some friends at the 2015 Black River Beatdown. Thanks so much one and all for coming out, you can view results here (and no, they aren't in fact "Test" results - that's an artifact of pre-race setup).

Feedback? Reach out to bikes@craftsbury.com with any mistakes, praise, or ideas for the future. We hope to make the fall race an annual thing, so any thoughts you have on improvements or changes are definitely welcome.

We're going to be leafblowing/raking the trails thru the fall, so you can continue to (safely) mountain bike and run for a little while longer. Day use is $5/day OR your trail use is covered by an annual membership.

As always, you can find out current singletrack conditions at Trail Hub. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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2015 Beatdown Results

10 Oct 2015 @13:08

Stoked to share a GORGEOUS day in the NEK with some friends at the 2015 Black River Beatdown. Thanks so much one and all for coming out, you can view results here (and no, they aren't in fact "Test" results - that's ... go arrow

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New Wildlife Trail

7 Oct 2015 @11:27

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center now offers a self-guided Wildlife Trail using existing ski trails. The Wildlife Trail features several species common to the Craftsbury area such as Ruffed Grouse, White-Tailed Deer, and Bobcat. The trail project started several years ago as a collaborative effort between several COC staff members with the goal of offering more nature programming at the Center and highlighting the beautiful/unique landscape that exists here.

Most people can complete the trail in 1-1.5 hours. The guide booklets can be found at the front office, at the parking lot kiosk near the Activity Center, or on the trail head signboard located on the upper soccer field. The booklets have a trail map to direct you to Wildlife Trail signs along the path. Enjoy!

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New Wildlife Trail

7 Oct 2015 @11:27

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center now offers a self-guided Wildlife Trail using existing ski trails. The Wildlife Trail features several species common to the Craftsbury area such as Ruffed Grouse, White-Tailed Deer, ... go arrow

Sam Dougherty Announcement

New Biathlon Coach

6 Oct 2015 @9:20

This November marks a year since Miro Segrt came to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center from Serbia to serve as our Biathlon coach. In early November, Miro will be leaving Craftsbury to move on to his next adventure.
 
Miro brought seven years of biathlon coaching in Serbia to Craftsbury. His extensive competitive shooting experience brought a shooter’s perspective to the program, helping juniors in learning proper position, breathing, focus-- and always emphasizing safety. He also improved the organization and care of our biathlon equipment. We thank Miro for his many contributions to our program and we wish him well in what he takes on next!

As we lose Miro, we will be gaining Sam Dougherty as our new biathlon coach. Sam began his skiing and biathlon career in Alaska, attended Montana ...

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Sam Dougherty Announcement

New Biathlon Coach

6 Oct 2015 @9:20

This November marks a year since Miro Segrt came to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center from Serbia to serve as our Biathlon coach. In early November, Miro will be leaving Craftsbury to move on to his next ... go arrow

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Singletrack Shootout 2015

5 Oct 2015 @15:55

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in the 4th Annual Singletrack Shootout Biathlon race, part of Craftsbury’s Oktoberfest weekend. We had almost 60 competitors on a beautiful fall day. The bikers completed a ~7k course with two shooting stages, while the runners did ~6k. Both groups did two shooting stages; the novices shot prone both times while the expert category had a prone and a standing stage. For the overall win, the novices and experts were combined, and a few times the novices came out on top!

In the men’s running race, novice Russell Primeau took the victory, despite 7 misses on the range. However, it was expert racer Susan Dunklee who took the overall running victory, beating Russell’s time by 1:30 and accruing just three penalties in her shooting stages. ...

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Singletrack Shootout 2015

5 Oct 2015 @15:55

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in the 4th Annual Singletrack Shootout Biathlon race, part of Craftsbury’s Oktoberfest weekend. We had almost 60 competitors on a beautiful fall day. The bikers ... go arrow

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Checkpoint Challenge Results

5 Oct 2015 @15:22

Sunday morning at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center saw the 4th annual running of the Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge.  The Checkpoint Challenge combines running, orienteering, problem-solving, and teamwork challenges, with teams of 4 racing to accrue as many points as possible in the allotted time.  The format was dreamt up by the Outdoor Center’s resident Green Racing Project skiers in 2011, and the GRP ski team continues to host the event and design new challenges each year. 

Thanks to everyone who came out for the race, we had a great time hosting and hope you had fun competing! The 2015 Checkpoint Challenge victors were team “Make America Bern Again” composed of members Nils Koons, Hannah Dreissigacker, Gordon Vermeer, and Sarah Rutter. Second place went to team "Victorious ...

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Checkpoint Challenge Results

5 Oct 2015 @15:22

Sunday morning at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center saw the 4th annual running of the Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge.  The Checkpoint Challenge combines running, orienteering, problem-solving, and teamwork ... go arrow

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Green Mountain Head

2 Oct 2015 @11:18

Several Craftsbury rowers came home on Sunday with lots of prize maple syrup, apples, and cider from their fall racing season opener, the Green Mountain Head. On the men’s side, Green Racing Project member John Graves won the men’s 19-34 age category in the single scull, with fellow GRP member Hugh McAdam following in second. Teammates Andrew Reed and Parker Washburn finished 6th and 10th, respectively, in the same event. Craftsbury sculling camp director Troy Howell came in 6th in the men’s 45-54 division, while Dick Dreissigacker came in 4th in the men’s 65-74 division.

In the women’s events, Green Racing Project members Maggie Fellows, Maddie Lips, and Liz Vogt finished second, third, and fifth respectively for a strong showing in the 19-34 single scull event. Gevvie ...

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Green Mountain Head

2 Oct 2015 @11:18

Several Craftsbury rowers came home on Sunday with lots of prize maple syrup, apples, and cider from their fall racing season opener, the Green Mountain Head. On the men’s side, Green Racing Project member John ... go arrow

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2016 SBTC application now online

29 Sep 2015 @16:00

We're happy to announce that we're accepting applications for the Small Boat Training Center (SBTC), summer 2016. The SBTC is a summer program for U23 athletes (whether in college or not) designed to be a bridge from collegiate rowing to the US National Team, with a focus on smaller boats. In the nearest term, the immediate goal is to put together small boats to compete at U23 World Championship Trials.

The program offers coaching, equipment, room/board and travel support. Rowers may compete in races such as U23 World Trials, Senior Nationals, Senior Team World Trials, World Championships (U23 and Senior) and Canadian Henley.

Participants offset the costs of the program with work at the Center. Work projects support the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and its mission. Sound like something ...

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2016 SBTC application now online

29 Sep 2015 @16:00

We're happy to announce that we're accepting applications for the Small Boat Training Center (SBTC), summer 2016. The SBTC is a summer program for U23 athletes (whether in college or not) designed to be a bridge ... go arrow

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IPC 2016 Invitation

17 Sep 2015 @11:44

Craftsbury Outdoor Center invites you to join us for an IPC Nordic Skiing Continental Cup & U.S. Paralympics Nationals January 3-11, 2016. We've recently posted our invite information for the event, as well launching the event website at www.craftsburyipc.com. The website is the best option for staying up to date on events leading to the week of racing. However, here's some of the basics from the invite:

Schedule
Jan 3        Athlete arrivals
Jan 4        Unofficial Training
Jan 5        Official Training & IPC Classification
Jan 6        Mid Distance XC FR (5k W, 10k M)
Jan 7        AM - XC Short CL (2.5k W, 5k M)
                PM - Sprint XC CL (800m Sit, 1200m Stand/VI)
Jan 8        AM - Official Training Biathlon Individual
Jan 9   ...

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IPC 2016 Invitation

17 Sep 2015 @11:44

Craftsbury Outdoor Center invites you to join us for an IPC Nordic Skiing Continental Cup & U.S. Paralympics Nationals January 3-11, 2016. We've recently posted our invite information for the event, as well ... go arrow

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Public House donated to new non-profit

17 Sep 2015 @11:19

Two years ago, the Outdoor Center received the generous donation of the Craftsbury Inn, located in the lower village and along the ski trail to Greensboro. Here’s an update on that project.

We’ve made significant progress toward restoring the original historic structure by: taking down additions that were beyond repair; replacing the roofing; replacing a sill and restoring the foundation; and removing asbestos. We’ve also made a good start in restoring the land to provide an ADA compliant community park, restoring native vegetation along the riverbank by removing invasive species, and reviving a stretch of the Black River.

This past summer, the Outdoor Center (COC) made the decision to separate from the Craftsbury Inn project. Although we still think the idea of a public gathering ...

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Public House donated to new non-profit

17 Sep 2015 @11:19

Two years ago, the Outdoor Center received the generous donation of the Craftsbury Inn, located in the lower village and along the ski trail to Greensboro. Here’s an update on that project.We’ve made significant ... go arrow

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2015 Masters Camps

16 Sep 2015 @14:09

December 3-6, 2015
December 10-13, 2015

In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camps, we'll be offering two sessions again this December. The first camp will be geared more toward newer skiers or those who haven't raced before; the second will be aimed more at the master skier who has been competing and wants to race faster.

Participants will get three days on snow (four if you get to campus early enough on Thursday) full of instruction. Coaching staff for the camps are being finalized but will include Craftsbury's Ollie Burruss, Janice Sibilia, Craftsbury GRP's Pepa Miloucheva (session 2 only), GRP athletes, Craftsbury coaches and more (we're hoping for a return of Gunstock's Nina Gavrylyuk). The curriculum consists of technique drills, longer base-building skis, video ...

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2015 Masters Camps

16 Sep 2015 @14:09

December 3-6, 2015 December 10-13, 2015 In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camps, we'll be offering two sessions again this December. The first camp will be geared more toward newer skiers or ... go arrow

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Now Accepting 2016 Sculling Internship Apps

16 Sep 2015 @13:59

The Craftsbury Sculling Center Student Internship Program is an educational opportunity for highly motivated high school and college students with an interest in working in an ideal setting, serving the sculling community, and increasing their own knowledge of the sport. Craftsbury Sculling Center provides an intern with housing, meals, and the opportunity to participate in selected portions of Craftsbury's sculling program.

In return, the intern is responsible for 30 hours per week of work, which includes working on the dock during program sessions, assisting the fleet manager, general boathouse maintenance, and in keeping the waterfront area clean. The scheduling of work hours will consider time for participation in selected sculling sessions, lectures, and the Head of the ...

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Now Accepting 2016 Sculling Internship Apps

16 Sep 2015 @13:59

The Craftsbury Sculling Center Student Internship Program is an educational opportunity for highly motivated high school and college students with an interest in working in an ideal setting, serving the sculling ... go arrow

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Update on the Cabin Project

14 Sep 2015 @18:25

If you’ve spent any time around the Center this summer, chances are that you’re wondering about the ever-growing rock pile in the lower parking lot, and the accompanying blast site up at old Wilbur’s near the hoop houses.

The Center is currently in the middle of construction on six new cabins (colloquially known as Wilbursdorf) to replace the accommodations currently offered by Tamarack. Due to open in spring of 2016, these cabins will be located on top of the hill near the end of Lemon’s Haunt. Don’t worry, the 5k race loop has already been re-routed! The plan is for five residential cabins and one “common area” cabin with a kitchen and lounge space. Although simple in design, each cabin has a porch, a view of Big Hosmer, and direct ski trail access in the winter. The ...

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Update on the Cabin Project

14 Sep 2015 @18:25

If you’ve spent any time around the Center this summer, chances are that you’re wondering about the ever-growing rock pile in the lower parking lot, and the accompanying blast site up at old Wilbur’s near the ... go arrow

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Black River Beatdown: MTB and Trail run

9 Sep 2015 @15:29

October 10, 2015:  10k Run or 10/20mile bike

The Black River Beatdown is back for 2015 with an all-new course featuring loads of new singletrack! If you liked the course from this summer's EFTA race, you'll love what we've got prepared for you this fall. We've included two new sections of singletrack on the core Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails, including the new-in-2015 trail Disappearances, a machine-built ribbon of singletrack heaven dotted with wall rides. The mountain bike course also heads north up the road to the trails at Hosmer Point, our summer camp neighbor. Hosmer Point has a mix of machine- and hand-built trails that snake along the shores of Great Hosmer lake.

For our trail runners, we've put together one of the toughest 10k courses we've ever concocted. You'll start by ...

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Black River Beatdown: MTB and Trail run

9 Sep 2015 @15:29

October 10, 2015:  10k Run or 10/20mile bike The Black River Beatdown is back for 2015 with an all-new course featuring loads of new singletrack! If you liked the course from this summer's EFTA race, you'll love ... go arrow

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MTB Instruction: Little Bellas Women's Day at Craftsbury

8 Sep 2015 @13:26

We're excited to partner with the Little Bellas to offer women 21+ an overnight that includes wine and cheese, fall colors, and excellent mountain bike instruction. Instructors from the Jericho based non-profit will help you improve your mountain bike skills, no matter your level. As with their kids programming, the main goal will be to have fun, laugh and learn from each other! This overnight mountain camp for adults is an all-inclusive, one nights stay and serves as a fundraiser for Little Bellas and their mission of empowerment for young girls through cycling.

Who: Women (ages 21+)

When: Oct 10th-11th

Price:
$175 per person (until September 14th)
$200 per person (after September 14th)
Head over to the Little Bellas registration to signup (Please note their registration is set up ...

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MTB Instruction: Little Bellas Women's Day at Craftsbury

8 Sep 2015 @13:26

We're excited to partner with the Little Bellas to offer women 21+ an overnight that includes wine and cheese, fall colors, and excellent mountain bike instruction. Instructors from the Jericho based non-profit will ... go arrow

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Worlds Wrapup

5 Sep 2015 @11:54

Green Racing Project action finished up this Saturday at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. John Graves (Cincinnati, OH) and Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY) placed fourth in the C final, ending what has been a long summer of rowing.

The double of Graves and Dann first raced in April, winning NSRI and earning the right to represent the United States at the World Cups. They raced World Cup II in Varese, Italy, finishing in 11th place and then went to World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland, finishing in 10th place. These performances put them two short of automatic qualification for the United States World Championship team and the duo had to go back to New Jersey for Senior Trials II. Racing one other boat, Graves and Dann won trials, earning them the right to go to ...

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Worlds Wrapup

5 Sep 2015 @11:54

Green Racing Project action finished up this Saturday at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. John Graves (Cincinnati, OH) and Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY) placed fourth in the C final, ending what ... go arrow

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Friday's Medal Winning Recap and Saturday Preview

4 Sep 2015 @13:22

In down-to-the-wire fashion, Green Racing Project rower, Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) and his teammates in the lightweight men’s eight squeaked out a bronze medal in Friday’s final at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France.

The eight, composed of Henson, Matthew Lenhart (Lafayette, CA), Dave Smith (Seattle, WA), Jack Devlin (Arlington, VA), Alex Twist (Seattle WA), Chistopher Lambert (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Peter Schmidt (Providence, RI), Tobin McGee (Rye, NY), and coxswain Jack Carlson (Weston, MA), began the race in last place, but this did not deter the group, as a strong middle 1000 meters put the eight back in medal contention. Henson and his crew held off the sprint of a strong Italian crew, who started the first half of the race in first place. The eventual ...

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Friday's Medal Winning Recap and Saturday Preview

4 Sep 2015 @13:22

In down-to-the-wire fashion, Green Racing Project rower, Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) and his teammates in the lightweight men’s eight squeaked out a bronze medal in Friday’s final at the World Rowing ... go arrow

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GRP to Race Finals on Friday

3 Sep 2015 @14:19

Green Racing Project rowers, Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) and Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) will race in their respective A finals on Friday, at this year’s World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. McAdam’s final in the lightweight men’s quad will be at 7:05 a.m. east coast time. Henson’s final in the lightweight men’s eight will be at 7:35 a.m. east coast time. Both races can be watched live at WorldRowing.com.

McAdam’s quad has seen a full week of racing, being forced to the repechage after missing the A final in their heat by one spot. In the rep, McAdam’s crew of Austin Meyer (Cohoes, NY), Colin Ethridge (Laytonsville, MD), and Matt O’Leary (Westwood, MA), edged out the lightweight quad from Australia by less than a second to make the final. On Friday, they ...

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GRP to Race Finals on Friday

3 Sep 2015 @14:19

Green Racing Project rowers, Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) and Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) will race in their respective A finals on Friday, at this year’s World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. ... go arrow

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Week 13 Results: Tuesday Night Trail Race

28 Aug 2015 @19:49

The final Tuesday Night Trail Race of the season was well attended with over 40 people toeing the line. In the running race, Daniel Grosvenor was the first finisher while Quincey Massey-Bierman was the first female across the line. Ollie Burruss and Caitlin Patterson claimed the overall season titles for this event. In the 5k bike race, David Moody was the first finisher and his win gave him enough points to displace Finn Sweet for the overall lead. Callie Young was the overall female leader in this event. In the 10k bike race, Emmett Avery was the first finisher while Matt Moody and Caroline Kessler were the overall season leaders.

Thank you all for racing this season and hopefully we'll see you next year!

Results:

Run - 5k Bike - 10k Bike

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Week 13 Results: Tuesday Night Trail Race

28 Aug 2015 @19:49

The final Tuesday Night Trail Race of the season was well attended with over 40 people toeing the line. In the running race, Daniel Grosvenor was the first finisher while Quincey Massey-Bierman was the first female ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes at Jericho Biathlon Trials

18 Aug 2015 @15:02

This past weekend Jericho, VT welcomed over 80 biathletes from the US, Canada, and Sweden to the North American Rollerski Cup. The Craftsbury Green Racing Project and Junior biathlon program was well represented with 4 competitors in the men’s race, 7 in the women’s race, and 2 in the junior category. Competitors battled hot temperatures and hilly courses, but benefitted from the newly repaved range loop at Jericho. These trials races, combined with another set of trials in early October, will help the US Biathlon coaches choose the team for the first World Cups of the season in mid-November.

Saturday’s race was a sprint format individual start with 2 shooting stages, 1 prone and 1 standing. US Biathlon and Craftsbury biathlete Susan Dunklee had the best GRP result of the day, ...

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GRP Biathletes at Jericho Biathlon Trials

18 Aug 2015 @15:02

This past weekend Jericho, VT welcomed over 80 biathletes from the US, Canada, and Sweden to the North American Rollerski Cup. The Craftsbury Green Racing Project and Junior biathlon program was well represented ... go arrow

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Canadian Henley Sunday Update

9 Aug 2015 @12:26

A handful of GRP and SBTC scullers are still up in St. Catherines, Ontario racing at the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. On the men's side, GRPers (and former Harvard teammates) Andrew Reed and Parker Washburn, racing in the men's champ pair, won their semifinal to advance to this morning's final, which they also won by a whopping seven and a half seconds. They defeated crews from the St. Catharines Rowing Club, Victoria City Rowing Club and Mendota Rowing Club. Ben Davison, racing in the men's champ single, finished second in his heat to advance to Sunday afternoon's final where he won silver. 

On the women's side, Maggie Fellows just missed out on a spot in the women's champ single final, finishing third in her semifinal. SBTCers Kristi Wagner and Shiann Gardner both advanced ...

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Canadian Henley Sunday Update

9 Aug 2015 @12:26

A handful of GRP and SBTC scullers are still up in St. Catherines, Ontario racing at the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. On the men's side, GRPers (and former Harvard teammates) Andrew Reed and Parker Washburn, ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in Canada

6 Aug 2015 @13:17

Senior World Championship Trials were not the only racing action for the GRP this past week. A contingent of SBTC and GRP scullers are up in St. Catharines, Ontario for the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Racing started off on Tuesday with heats for the women's single. All four Craftsbury scullers, Maggie Fellows, Kristi Wagner, Mickey Fili, and Liz Vogt, advanced to Wednesday's semifinals, but all were stymied by crosswinds and waves and none advanced further. 

The U23 women's double of Shiann Gardner and Maddie Pont won their opening heat and will advance to the semifinals tomorrow. Also racing tomorrow are the two Craftsbury senior women's doubles, Kristi and Liz and Mickey and Brooke Mooney (sister of GRP skier Heather Mooney). Kristi, Maddie, and Shiann will also all enter ...

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Craftsbury in Canada

6 Aug 2015 @13:17

Senior World Championship Trials were not the only racing action for the GRP this past week. A contingent of SBTC and GRP scullers are up in St. Catharines, Ontario for the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Racing ... go arrow

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Graves and Dann qualify for World Champs

5 Aug 2015 @13:03

Ben Dann and John Graves finished their time in Princeton, New Jersey exactly where they wanted to be, comfortably ahead in the final of the men's double at Senior World Championship Trials II. Dann and Graves' victory capped off a season-long goal of qualifying for Worlds in order to gain experience in advance of next year's Olympic Games. The duo defeated California Rowing Club's Paul Marcy and Ryan Shelton by 8 seconds to earn the right to race in Aiguebelette, France at the end of August. 

The remaining GRP crews in the finals raced valiantly, but failed to qualify. Tom Graves was neck and neck with 2008 Olympian Ken Jurkowski until Jurkowski inched ahead in the final 500m to take a 1 second victory. Parker Washburn and Andrew Reed finished third in the pair, behind two boats ...

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Graves and Dann qualify for World Champs

5 Aug 2015 @13:03

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Dunklee 4th in Blink Rollerski Festival Biathlon Finale

5 Aug 2015 @11:29

Susan Dunklee saved the best for last, placing 4th in the final race of the Blink Rollerski Festival this weekend in Sandnes, Norway. The three day festival showcased the best biathletes and cross country skiers in the world competing not on snow, but on pavement.

The festival kicked off on Thursday, July 30th with the infamous Lysebotn Opp rollerski hill climb. The course covers 7k of uphill with 2,000 ft. of vertical climbing. Last year’s winner Liz Stephen wasn’t present to defend her title, but the best biathletes and cross country skiers were, and Norway’s Heidi Weng took the victory. Dunklee was 15th, an improvement on her 21st place from last year.

For Friday the races moved down from Lysebotn to Sandes, Norway and split into biathlon and cross country specific divisions. ...

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Dunklee 4th in Blink Rollerski Festival Biathlon Finale

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Susan Dunklee saved the best for last, placing 4th in the final race of the Blink Rollerski Festival this weekend in Sandnes, Norway. The three day festival showcased the best biathletes and cross country skiers in ... go arrow

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Update: Senior World Champs Trials

4 Aug 2015 @10:34

As of Tuesday morning, all four GRP boats have moved on to their respective finals. Tom Graves, racing the men's single, finished second in his heat, 1 second behind 2008 Olympian Ken Jurkowski. Tom dug for the line to just edge out CRI's Lucas Wilhelm. Tom and Jurkowski advance to the final alongside California's Ryan Monaghan and Potomac's Greg Ansolabehere. Results from today's heats are here.

In the men's pair, Parker Washburn and Andrew Reed also finished second in their repechage heat, 1 second behind the Princeton Training Center's A crew of Robert Munn and Robert James. Those two boats will face Vesper and Princeton's B boat in tomorrow's final. Results for the pair are here.

The men's quad and double also race their finals on Wednesday morning, with both crews facing stiff ...

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Update: Senior World Champs Trials

4 Aug 2015 @10:34

As of Tuesday morning, all four GRP boats have moved on to their respective finals. Tom Graves, racing the men's single, finished second in his heat, 1 second behind 2008 Olympian Ken Jurkowski. Tom dug for the line ... go arrow

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U23 Worlds Wrapped up in Bulgaria

26 Jul 2015 @13:30

With winning Sunday’s men’s single B-final, Ben Davison (Ivernesss, FL) wrapped up the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center’s action at the U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Holding first-place position throughout the race, Davison won the B-final with a time of 7:01.4. He beat single scullers from Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Monaco.

Davison’s seventh place finish marks the best United States finish in the men’s single. The previous best finish was former SBTC athlete and current Green Racing Project rower, Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY), who got 11th at the 2011 U23 Championships. Davison topped his performance at last year’s U23 Championships, where he finished 21st.

The other SBTC crews finished their racing on Saturday in the C-final. In the ...

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U23 Worlds Wrapped up in Bulgaria

26 Jul 2015 @13:30

With winning Sunday’s men’s single B-final, Ben Davison (Ivernesss, FL) wrapped up the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center’s action at the U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Holding first-place ... go arrow

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Upcoming Forestry Talks

13 Jul 2015 @15:51

We’re pleased to announce the next two presentations in our summer series focusing on Forestry and Conservation.

Tuesday, July 28, 7:30pm
The Staying Connected Initiative: Sustaining Forested Connections for Nature and People, from Craftsbury to Nova Scotia  
Our guest speaker will be Phil Huffman of The Nature Conservancy. Craftsbury’s location, between the Worcester Range and the northeastern VT forests, makes it a potentially important connector for wildlife.  How might this affect the way we think about and manage our woodlands?

Thursday, August 6, 7:30pm
Forest fragmentation: Vermont's forests under threat
Guest Speaker will be Jamey Fidel of VT Natural Resources Council. There are fewer and fewer large blocks of forest in VT. This affects plant and animal species, wildlife ...

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Upcoming Forestry Talks

13 Jul 2015 @15:51

We’re pleased to announce the next two presentations in our summer series focusing on Forestry and Conservation. Tuesday, July 28, 7:30pmThe Staying Connected Initiative: Sustaining Forested Connections for Nature ... go arrow

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Graves and Dann Place 10th at World Cup III

12 Jul 2015 @12:10

The double of Green Racing Project athletes John Graves (Cincinnati, OH) and Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY) finished racing at World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland on Sunday, finishing fourth in the B Final.

With a time of 6:24.07, Graves and Dann were six seconds back from the winners of the B Final, Serbia, who rowed the course in a time of 6:18.47. The overall winners of the event were the Croatian brothers of Martin and Valent Sinkovic. They won the A Final 2 seconds ahead of second place Germany, with a time of 6:14.79.

Following a training training period between World Cup II and World Cup III, where Graves and Dann rowed in Sarnen, Switzerland, the double had a full weekend of racing. The two started off the World Cup missing an automatic bid to the A/B Semifinal, losing to ...

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Graves and Dann Place 10th at World Cup III

12 Jul 2015 @12:10

The double of Green Racing Project athletes John Graves (Cincinnati, OH) and Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY) finished racing at World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland on Sunday, finishing fourth in the B Final. With a ... go arrow

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Graves Double Finishes Henley in Semifinals

4 Jul 2015 @14:32

After an aggressive start in Saturday's semifinals of the Henley Royal Regatta Double Sculls Challenge Cup, Green Racing Project rowers Peter and Tom Graves (Cincinnati, OH) were not able to hold off the Leander Club double, losing by two lengths. 

Peter and Tom made it to Saturday's semifinal after a quarterfinals win over a crew from City of Bristol Rowing Club.

Leander's crew was composed of the Great Britain National Team double of John Collins and Jonathan Walton. They move on to the final and will race a crew from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Collins and Walton recently finished 7th at World Cup II and will be competing at World Cup III in a week.

The Graves lost in the semifinal of the Double Sculls Challenge Cup in 2011 and made the final in 2008. This year also ...

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Graves Double Finishes Henley in Semifinals

4 Jul 2015 @14:32

After an aggressive start in Saturday's semifinals of the Henley Royal Regatta Double Sculls Challenge Cup, Green Racing Project rowers Peter and Tom Graves (Cincinnati, OH) were not able to hold off the Leander ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Wins Three National Championships

30 Jun 2015 @13:40

Fresh off of U23/Senior Trials I, the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center jumped back into action at USRowing’s Elite National Championship at Lake Mercer in New Jersey.

Racing in six finals, Craftsbury claimed three national championships in the men’s single, men’s lightweight single and men’s quad.

The men’s single final was stacked with Craftsbury athletes, but the real story of the race was the sprint between brothers Peter Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Tom Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio. Peter edged Tom at the line by less than a second in a come-from-behind sprint with a time of 7:02.0. Also in the mix were Erik Frid (Madbury, NH), who got bronze and Ben Davison (Iverness, FL) who finished fourth.

With this year’s win, Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) earned his ...

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Craftsbury Wins Three National Championships

30 Jun 2015 @13:40

Fresh off of U23/Senior Trials I, the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center jumped back into action at USRowing’s Elite National Championship at Lake Mercer in New Jersey. Racing in six finals, ... go arrow

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GRP and SBTC Compete at U23/Senior Trials I

30 Jun 2015 @13:28

At the beginning of last week the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center competed for the opportunity to represent the United States at the Senior and U23 World Rowing Championships this summer.

These trials contested seven Senior Team and 15 U23 Team events. Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) and Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) represented the Green Racing Project at the senior level, vying for the lightweight men’s eight and lightweight men’s quad, respectively. The SBTC was entered in 6 events: the men’s single, lightweight men’s single, women’s single, lightweight women’s single, women’s double, and men’s double.

Both Henson and McAdam raced their trials uncontested, going down the course with no other boats on the day of the finals. With their trials wins, Henson ...

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GRP and SBTC Compete at U23/Senior Trials I

30 Jun 2015 @13:28

At the beginning of last week the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center competed for the opportunity to represent the United States at the Senior and U23 World Rowing Championships this summer. These ... go arrow

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VTSSM/EFTA #4 MTB Race Results

29 Jun 2015 @17:44

A great time yesterday at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Summer Epic mountain bike race hosted here at Craftsbury. Lots of fun, despite all the liquid sunshine falling from the sky. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and you can find the results at BART timing. Hope we'll see even more of you next year!

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VTSSM/EFTA #4 MTB Race Results

29 Jun 2015 @17:44

A great time yesterday at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Summer Epic mountain bike race hosted here at Craftsbury. Lots of fun, despite all the liquid sunshine falling from the sky. Thanks to everyone who joined us, ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Trail Series - 6/29 update

29 Jun 2015 @14:22

Given all the rain we've received in the last week (monsoon June, anyone?), we're unfortunately forced to cancel the bike portion of this week's Tuesday Night Trail Series. Runners will be racing a modified course that follows our 5k Race Loop set of ski trails. The new course will be signed and will not include any singletrack.

Thanks for being patient while we let our singletrack trails dry out. One of these days we'll get proper summer weather, so keep your fingers crossed!

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Tuesday Night Trail Series - 6/29 update

29 Jun 2015 @14:22

Given all the rain we've received in the last week (monsoon June, anyone?), we're unfortunately forced to cancel the bike portion of this week's Tuesday Night Trail Series. Runners will be racing a modified course ... go arrow

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Masters Dryland Group Time Trial Results

21 Jun 2015 @16:25

On Sunday, June 21, despite a steady rain, seven intrepid members of the masters dryland training group ran the first of many West Hill TTs. With courses of either 0.6 or 1.1 miles to choose from, the group attacked the course, poles in hand, looking to lay down fast times. When it was all over, five runners had completed the 1.1mi and two had opted for 0.6. Everyone pushed hard on a day that called for toughness and resilience in the face of nasty weather and a new and unrelenting course.

Results are below.

Runner .6mi Time 1.1mi Time
Wyle Solomon 6:35 12:09
Dick Dreissigacker 7:56 13:22
Judy Geer 8:19 13:45
Linda Ramsdell 8:28 14:33
Elinor Osborn 11:10 19:52
Sung-Hee Chung 9:15  
George Hall 9:38  

Find out more about Masters' Dryland programming here.

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Masters Dryland Group Time Trial Results

21 Jun 2015 @16:25

On Sunday, June 21, despite a steady rain, seven intrepid members of the masters dryland training group ran the first of many West Hill TTs. With courses of either 0.6 or 1.1 miles to choose from, the ... go arrow

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World Cup II - Day 2

20 Jun 2015 @13:27

Both Green Racing Project boats competing for the United States competed Saturday in the A/B semifinals for World Cup II in Varese, Italy.

Starting off the GRP racing was the men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. The two battled it out in a difficult semifinal, which included the reigning World Championship 2x from Croatia. The two sprinted early and aggressively to sneak into the top three, necessary for moving on to the A final. The sprint was not enough, as Poland matched them and they finished 4th place with a time of 6:19.78, beating Germany and Denmark. Boats moving on from their semifinal included Croatia, Poland and Norway.

Graves and Dann will look to win the B final on Sunday at 10:20 a.m., 4:20 Italian time. They will be racing boats from Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, ...

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World Cup II - Day 2

20 Jun 2015 @13:27

Both Green Racing Project boats competing for the United States competed Saturday in the A/B semifinals for World Cup II in Varese, Italy. Starting off the GRP racing was the men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. ... go arrow

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World Cup II - Day 1

19 Jun 2015 @13:20

Both Green Racing Project boats overseas moved on to the A/B Semifinals at World Cup II earlier Friday in Varese Italy.

The day started off with the Men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. They finished second in their heat with a time of 6:17.1, behind Italy's 6:16.5. Also in their heat was Bulgaria, Italy and China. With this second place finish Graves and Dann avoided the repechage in the afternoon and moved straight into the semis.

Willy Cowles began his two-race day with a third place finish in his heat with a time of 7:01.1. He placed behind 2014 World Championship Bronze Medalist Angel Fournier Rodriguez, from Cuba, and Germany's Lars Hartig. In his heat were also the single scullers from Israel and Peru.

Later in the day Cowles faced a difficult field in his quarterfinal, ...

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World Cup II - Day 1

19 Jun 2015 @13:20

Both Green Racing Project boats overseas moved on to the A/B Semifinals at World Cup II earlier Friday in Varese Italy. The day started off with the Men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. They finished second in ... go arrow

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2015 Small Boat Training Center

16 Jun 2015 @21:06

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center would like to welcome this summer’s Small Boat Training Center’s athletes. Here’s a brief overview of the newest faces on campus:

Taylor Beach rows for the University of Southern California and is entering his senior year. At this year’s ACRA Championship in Gainesville, Georgia, Taylor’s lightweight four placed fourth. He is originally from Camarillo, California.

Ned Benning will be a senior at Cornell University next fall, majoring in Natural Resources Management and Policy. He spent his spring in Cornell’s first varsity eight, placing 4th in the Petite Finals at both Eastern Sprints and the IRA Regatta. He was on the 2011 Junior National Team and won bronze with the 2013 U23 National Team in the coxless 4. His hometown is Weston, ...

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2015 Small Boat Training Center

16 Jun 2015 @21:06

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center would like to welcome this summer’s Small Boat Training Center’s athletes. Here’s a brief overview of the newest faces on campus: Taylor Beach rows for the University of Southern ... go arrow

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New Masters Dryland Programming

15 Jun 2015 @14:17

Want to improve your cross country skiing this winter? Maybe you have a child in the junior programs and you’ve longingly watched them being put through their paces by Pepa, Anna, or Zach? Maybe you’ve heard tall tales from your friends around the country of vibrant masters training groups? Maybe you’ve had such a blast at Pepa’s clinics and camps that you got a thirst for ski training that you can’t quench?

No matter your motivation, you’re in luck. New for summer 2015, we are going to be offering our members a dryland training group aimed at adult skiers.

With new coach Ollie Burruss leading the charge, the masters dryland group is going to meet Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm and Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30am (or later, depending on the schedule). Depending on demand we ...

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New Masters Dryland Programming

15 Jun 2015 @14:17

Want to improve your cross country skiing this winter? Maybe you have a child in the junior programs and you’ve longingly watched them being put through their paces by Pepa, Anna, or Zach? Maybe you’ve heard ... go arrow

Rollerskiing in The Northeast Kingdom

2015 Summer Junior Ski Camp: August 3-7

14 Jun 2015 @9:55

Registration is open for this summer's junior ski camp! The camp, which is geared toward U16-U20 skiers, will be held from August 3-7 here at the Outdoor Center. Skiers will undertake a wide variety of training activities, including rollerskiing, running, and strength training, and will receive coaching from Craftsbury coaches and Green Racing Project athletes. Junior camp will take full advantage of the many outdoor opportunities available here at the Center, so campers can expect to mountain bike, swim, and get out on the water as well. Click here for more info.

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2015 Summer Junior Ski Camp: August 3-7

14 Jun 2015 @9:55

Registration is open for this summer's junior ski camp! The camp, which is geared toward U16-U20 skiers, will be held from August 3-7 here at the Outdoor Center. Skiers will undertake a wide variety of training ... go arrow

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2015 Sculling Interns

9 Jun 2015 @20:29

We're pleased to welcome our 2015 sculling interns, if somewhat belatedly. Once again, we're lucky to have a great crop of waterfront sculling staff this summer. Meet the interns who'll be helping our campers this summer:

Liam Doughty, May 14 – 24
Liam has five years of rowing experience starting at St. John the Baptist DHS, since then he has been affiliated with Long Island Rowing Club, East End Rowing, and most recently University of Connecticut Men’s Crew. During his high school career he was a four year varsity athlete, two year captain, CHSAA All-Academic Team member, New York All-State, MVP, and earned second and third place finishes at New York State Championships, as well as, a second place finish at the inaugural National Schools’ Championship. Liam has most of his ...

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2015 Sculling Interns

9 Jun 2015 @20:29

We're pleased to welcome our 2015 sculling interns, if somewhat belatedly. Once again, we're lucky to have a great crop of waterfront sculling staff this summer. Meet the interns who'll be helping our campers this ... go arrow

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Pan American Games Trials Wrap Up in New Jersey

21 May 2015 @8:11

The Outdoor Center's Sprinter and boat trailer have become a bit of a fixture at the Casperson Rowing Center in Princeton, New Jersey over the past 10 days as athletes competed at the second National Selection Regatta and then the Pan American Games Trials. The Pan American Games are held the year prior to the Olympics and are open to athletes from the Americas. This year's Games are in Toronto, Canada and the rowing events will be held in St. Catherines at the site of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta from July 11th to 15th. Because national team trials are based off of a 4-lane progression, with no lower-level finals, there was plenty of opportunity for high stakes racing for all the Craftsbury boats entered. 

Elizabeth Sonshine and Maggie Fellows continued their trend of close ...

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Pan American Games Trials Wrap Up in New Jersey

21 May 2015 @8:11

The Outdoor Center's Sprinter and boat trailer have become a bit of a fixture at the Casperson Rowing Center in Princeton, New Jersey over the past 10 days as athletes competed at the second National Selection ... go arrow

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Craftsbury: Nordic Club of the Year

19 May 2015 @16:57

While the ski season at Craftsbury may be over, the Outdoor Center was honored twice this past week, receiving both NENSA’s highest honor as well as Nordic Club of the Year from USSA.

The Outdoor Center is honored and humbled to receive these awards. What the Center is and does grows from the amazing ski culture it enjoys in Vermont and across New England. The on-site crew is a small part of this much larger team, this much larger, dedicated community of skiers, volunteers, athletes, racers, coaches, and people enjoying winter, sliding on snow.

Thanks to both organizations for the recognition of our efforts and for their partnership and support of our mission, and huge thanks to all of you for being an integral part of that team and supporting the Center's mission. Can't wait for ...

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Craftsbury: Nordic Club of the Year

19 May 2015 @16:57

While the ski season at Craftsbury may be over, the Outdoor Center was honored twice this past week, receiving both NENSA’s highest honor as well as Nordic Club of the Year from USSA. The Outdoor Center is honored ... go arrow

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Willie Cowles wins men's heavyweight single at NSR II

14 May 2015 @15:32

After a short trip back to Vermont, Craftsbury was back on the water at the second National Selection Regatta in Princeton, NJ to compete for a chance to send athletes to the World Cup circuit this summer. The GRP had athletes competing in the men’s and women’s open single sculls, as well as the men’s quad and the men’s lightweight double. The winners of all today’s events have the opportunity to either go to the second World Cup in Varese, Italy from June 19th-21st or the third World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland from July 10th-12th. If the US representative there places in the top 7 (or top 50% of events with less than 12 entries,) then they clinch their spot on the 2015 Senior National Team that will compete at the World Championships in Aiguebelette, France from August ...

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Willie Cowles wins men's heavyweight single at NSR II

14 May 2015 @15:32

After a short trip back to Vermont, Craftsbury was back on the water at the second National Selection Regatta in Princeton, NJ to compete for a chance to send athletes to the World Cup circuit this summer. The GRP ... go arrow