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|  May 2015  |
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BKL Daycamps 2015

1 May 2015 @11:15

Public registration has now opened at Skireg for our BKL daycamps: Camp 1Camp 2. The BKL camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure this year will be no exception. This June 29th-July 3rd and July 20th-24th, skiers age 8-13 will join us daily from 9am to 3pm at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The skiers will work hard, and play even harder! You can read more details about the camps here

There'll be lots of fun games, a variety of ski workouts, tons of opportunities to learn or improve skills like roller skiing, shooting with a real biathlon rifle, sculling, mountain biking, all capped by the traditional adventure race and pizza party at the end of the week. Don't miss it!

Prices:

  • Non-Members - $135 for the first child in a week ...
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BKL Daycamps 2015

1 May 2015 @11:15

Public registration has now opened at Skireg for our BKL daycamps: Camp 1, Camp 2. The BKL camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure this year will be no ... go arrow

|  April 2015  |
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Nature Activities with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center

28 Apr 2015 @17:48

This summer the Outdoor Center will be offering opportunities to learn about local flora and fauna and help with ecosystem-monitoring projects. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.

Wildflower walks kick off Saturday, May 30
Learn to identify local wildflowers, shrubs, and trees, and hear about their habitat preferences, unique life histories and roles in local “natural communities” on guided wildflower walks this summer. The first of these three will walks is the last Saturday in May, 10:00am-12:30pm, meeting on the Activity Center porch.

Join plant ecologist Eva Dannenberg to explore the wild plants in the woods and cedar swamp surrounding the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. In years past we have seen more than 30 different wildflowers, ferns, and shrubs. Leisurely ...

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Nature Activities with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center

28 Apr 2015 @17:48

This summer the Outdoor Center will be offering opportunities to learn about local flora and fauna and help with ecosystem-monitoring projects. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. Wildflower walks ... go arrow

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GRP Rowers Back on the Water at First National Selection Regatta

28 Apr 2015 @15:03

Spring is here for the rowers, even if it may not look like it on frozen Great Hosmer. The GRP squad finished a six-week training camp in Clemson, South Carolina before making the trip up to New Jersey for the first National Selection Regatta (NSR). The first NSR has World Cup spots on the line for the men’s and women’s heavyweight doubles, while Craftsbury also had competitors in the men’s heavyweight and lightweight single. Racing began on Wednesday with a time trial for all events that saw all Craftsbury boats advancing to the next round of racing. Thursday morning brought high winds that cancelled racing after conditions deteriorated during the early heats. Elizabeth Sonshine and Maggie Fellows braved the elements to finish 5th in their heat in the women’s double (the last ...

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GRP Rowers Back on the Water at First National Selection Regatta

28 Apr 2015 @15:03

Spring is here for the rowers, even if it may not look like it on frozen Great Hosmer. The GRP squad finished a six-week training camp in Clemson, South Carolina before making the trip up to New Jersey for the first ... go arrow

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New Junior, Masters' Coaches at Craftsbury

27 Apr 2015 @13:10

We're pleased to announce that Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss will be joining the Craftsbury team as Junior and Masters' coaches respectively. Both Anna and Ollie have a long history with Craftsbury and Nordic Skiing. Anna grew up skiing for Pepa at the Center, competing at the collegiate level for Harvard where she met Ollie. After graduation, Anna worked for a stint at the Outdoor Center before moving to Bend, Oregon where she coached at the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. The past two years she's been in Burlington, working on a Master's degree in public administration at UVM, where she has also been researching how to adapt transportation infrastructure to the impacts of climate change. Along with Ollie she's kept in touch with skiing through coaching at the Mansfield ...

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New Junior, Masters' Coaches at Craftsbury

27 Apr 2015 @13:10

We're pleased to announce that Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss will be joining the Craftsbury team as Junior and Masters' coaches respectively. Both Anna and Ollie have a long history with Craftsbury and Nordic ... go arrow

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GRP Ski 2015-16

20 Apr 2015 @9:58

The Green Racing Project is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its ski squad. Heather Mooney and Hallie Grossman will be moving to Craftsbury and joining the team at the end of the spring following graduation from Middlebury College and Bates College respectively.

Heather, a Peru VT native, comes to Craftsbury from Stratton Mountain School and Middlebury College. She was a top junior racer, competing at the 2011 and 2013 World Junior Championships and on the 2012 Youth Olympic Team where her relay team captured the bronze medal. She finished her college career this past winter as the Middlebury ski team captain and finished 2nd on the overall EISA ranking list with six individual carnival wins. Heather’s major in Architectural studies with a minor in Geology and ...

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GRP Ski 2015-16

20 Apr 2015 @9:58

The Green Racing Project is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its ski squad. Heather Mooney and Hallie Grossman will be moving to Craftsbury and joining the team at the end of the spring ... go arrow

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Results - 2015 Mud n'Ice Quadrathlon

13 Apr 2015 @11:48

Results - here

Big thanks to everyone who came out and braved the elements last Saturday. Results book has two pages:  a page of the overall and a page that has leg rankings so you can get your geek on with split times.

16 April Updates:

Firstly, racer briefing, 9:45am, Saturday, April 18. Attendance is mandatory for all racers, including all team members.

Ski course - Groomed for skate only, but use whatever technique you wish.

Run course - Don't drive running course; miles 3-4 are closed to traffic.

Paddle course & Info - Boat transition at bridge on Wylie Hill Rd, best accessed via Rt. 14 N. Do NOT attempt to drive through Wylie Hill Rd! PFD must be worn. Possible portage, 2/3rd way down the river. Teams must perform run to bike exchange with boat on the bank. Iron competitors can ...

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Results - 2015 Mud n'Ice Quadrathlon

13 Apr 2015 @11:48

Results - here Big thanks to everyone who came out and braved the elements last Saturday. Results book has two pages:  a page of the overall and a page that has leg rankings so you can get your geek on with split ... go arrow

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LIVE Webcam

10 Apr 2015 @15:44

Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Think of all the words we've just added to our grooming and snow report with our new live webcam! If you head over the snow report or our YouTube Channel, you can check out the live Craftsbury webcam! This past week we got our first cam up, focused on the lower soccer field/lower stadium. You'll see there's still a lot of snow out there, and some die-hard skiers too. We'll start with this camera to try and work out the bugs, but hope to add additional view or two so that you can follow our progress throughout the year with snowmaking, grooming and even some coverage of the scene at races. Enjoy!

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LIVE Webcam

10 Apr 2015 @15:44

Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Think of all the words we've just added to our grooming and snow report with our new live webcam! If you head over the snow report or our YouTube Channel, you can check ... go arrow

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Indoor Biathlon Challenge - RESULTS

1 Apr 2015 @12:17

Results are in from the first indoor biathlon challenge! Find them here. Over this past winter, we had 63 participants, 37 male and 26 female, ranging from 9 to 76 years of age, from 4 continents (North and South America, Australia and Europe) and 7 different countries (USA, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Serbia, Australia and Argentina). The oldest participants were Neil Ulman (76) for men and Green Barbara (75) for women. The youngest participants were Alan Moody (9) for men and Nicoya Mowbray-Parker (11). Your overall winners were a pair of Dreissigackers:  Ethan and Emily. Amongst the non-pros? Zach Russo and Anica Koontz Miller. Are you an age group winner? Drop a line to Coach Miro - biathlon@craftsbury.com. Big thanks - and congratulations - to all our competitors!

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Indoor Biathlon Challenge - RESULTS

1 Apr 2015 @12:17

Results are in from the first indoor biathlon challenge! Find them here. Over this past winter, we had 63 participants, 37 male and 26 female, ranging from 9 to 76 years of age, from 4 continents (North and South ... go arrow

|  March 2015  |
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GRP Skiers End Season at SuperTour Finals

31 Mar 2015 @15:46

Sun Valley, ID is a favorite location for Spring Series, the SuperTour races which mark the end of the competition season for most US Nordic skiers. With sunny skies, spring skiing conditions, and the strongest domestic fields of the 2014-2015 season, this year was no different. The Green Racing Project sent 5 women and 4 men to race SuperTour Finals and US Distance Nationals Championships, held at Galena Lodge in Sun Valley over the week of March 21-26th.

10/15k Classic Individual
The GRP kicked things off on Saturday the 21st of March with a 10/15k classic individual. Cold overnight temperatures combined with warm days to create a treacherously icy track, made especially challenging by klister conditions. On the GRP women’s side, only Caitlin Patterson and Emily Dreissigacker ...

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GRP Skiers End Season at SuperTour Finals

31 Mar 2015 @15:46

Sun Valley, ID is a favorite location for Spring Series, the SuperTour races which mark the end of the competition season for most US Nordic skiers. With sunny skies, spring skiing conditions, and the strongest ... go arrow

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Spring Fling 15/30k - RESULTS

30 Mar 2015 @16:31

Thanks one and all for coming out for a fast, sunny, fun day! Results (scroll down for age group breakdown).

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Saturday, March 28, 10:00am:  our spring citizen's race, 15 or 30k of mass-start, freestyle fun. Put your hard won winter fitness to good use in and celebrate the change of seasons. The exact course map can be found here; one lap or two depending on 15 vs. 30k.

Bib pickup opens at 8:30am. STARTLIST

DOR is still available, with an additional $10 fee. Bib pickup opens at 8:30am. (Entry was online via Skireg. Craftsbury houseguests race for FREE - email us for a code to enter at checkout. $25 until reg closed March 27 at 5:00pm.)

Note:  times will not be recorded past 1:00pm. If you want an official finish time you'll need to complete the course by that ...

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Spring Fling 15/30k - RESULTS

30 Mar 2015 @16:31

Thanks one and all for coming out for a fast, sunny, fun day! Results (scroll down for age group breakdown). ---- Saturday, March 28, 10:00am:  our spring citizen's race, 15 or 30k of mass-start, freestyle fun. Put ... go arrow

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Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race - RESULTS & Shooting data

29 Mar 2015 @15:56

Thanks to one and all who enjoyed a great late winter day today. Results - now w/shooting data! There's a lot to geek out with in these, so keep scrolling down thru the book (though no shooting data to this point). You'll note that results were scored for the experts similar to a Nordic skiing sprint (A final times may not be as good as qualifying times). 

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Coach Miro has organized a Supersprint Biathlon for this coming Sunday. The full scoop:

VENUE: Craftsbury Outdoor Center, small biathlon range at lower field

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 9:55     Safety and biathlon clinic for novices and zeroing for experts, bib pick-up
10:00             Expert qualification races
11:00             Novice qualification races
12:00             Finals
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Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race - RESULTS & Shooting data

29 Mar 2015 @15:56

Thanks to one and all who enjoyed a great late winter day today. Results - now w/shooting data! There's a lot to geek out with in these, so keep scrolling down thru the book (though no shooting data to this point). ... go arrow

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Work at Craftsbury: Now hiring in the Office

26 Mar 2015 @16:05

Want to join the team? The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking for someone to join the front office. The ideal applicant should have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and adjust to a dynamic, fast paced environment. Knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel are required along with a minimum of 1 year of customer service experience, preferably with both reservations and face to face service experience.

Full time seasonal position includes one day of weekend work. Benefits include meals during your shift, as well as gym use, rowing, skiing, mountain biking and use of all the rest of our fitness and recreational facilities.

Send your resume to:  jobs@craftsbury.com, chasl@craftsbury.com, or fax (802) 586-7768
Please provide 3 written references.

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Work at Craftsbury: Now hiring in the Office

26 Mar 2015 @16:05

Want to join the team? The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking for someone to join the front office. The ideal applicant should have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and ... go arrow

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GRP Biathlon at World Cup & US Champs

25 Mar 2015 @15:23

Last weekend marked the season finale for American biathletes both at home and abroad (...that is, until Craftsbury's Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race!). Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee were the lone female members of a selective US contingent competing at World Cup 9 in in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia, while Clare Egan and Mike Gibson represented the GRP at US Biathlon National Championships in Truckee, California.  

In Friday's World Cup sprint, Hannah Dreissigacker led team USA with a new personal best result of 14th place, missing just one single shot in prone. Susan Dunklee suffered four misses on the range, but skied the fifth-fastest course time to finish 26th. In Saturday's pursuit competition, both US women missed five shots, which caused Hannah to slide back to ...

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GRP Biathlon at World Cup & US Champs

25 Mar 2015 @15:23

Last weekend marked the season finale for American biathletes both at home and abroad (...that is, until Craftsbury's Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race!). Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee were the lone female ... go arrow

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Now accepting Summer '15 SBTC Applications

24 Mar 2015 @18:15

We're pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Small Boats Training program (SBTC). SBTC is a summer program designed to be a bridge from collegiate rowing to the US National Team, with a focus on smaller boats. The immediate goal of the program is to put together small boats to compete at U23 World Trials - a goal the program has accomplished in every year of its existence so far.

We plan on serving around 4-6 athletes during 2015. We have an open and continuous rolling admissions policy, but we encourage all applicants for the summer program to have applications in by May 1 with acceptances starting by April 1.

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

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Now accepting Summer '15 SBTC Applications

24 Mar 2015 @18:15

We're pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Small Boats Training program (SBTC). SBTC is a summer program designed to be a bridge from collegiate rowing to the US National Team, with a ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in Cali: 2015 JNs

19 Mar 2015 @11:59

Editor’s note: We’ve been avidly following the progress of our three Craftsbury Juniors at the 2015 Junior National Championships. We reached out to Callie Young, Craftsbury U16 racer, to give us the recap of the event below. Thanks Callie and congrats to all our '15 Junior Nationals competitors.

Last week, Orli Schwartz, Phoebe Sweet, and I (Callie Young) headed for Truckee, California to compete at Junior Nationals. We left on the 6th and got home on the 16th. The weather in Truckee on most days was in the 60s and sunny making for some very slushy snow. The altitude also posed a challenge for skiers like us who had never raced at altitude.

The first race we had was a skate sprint where the top 30 people in each class qualified for the heats. It was a pleasant and sunny, but not ...

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Craftsbury in Cali: 2015 JNs

19 Mar 2015 @11:59

Editor’s note: We’ve been avidly following the progress of our three Craftsbury Juniors at the 2015 Junior National Championships. We reached out to Callie Young, Craftsbury U16 racer, to give us the recap of ... go arrow

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Craftsbury at U16s

19 Mar 2015 @11:58

This past weekend five Craftsbury junior skiers represented Vermont at the NENSA U16 Championships in Fort Kent, Maine. The championships began on Friday afternoon with the 5K freestyle race. With plenty of snow and clear skies, the weekend was off to a great start. For the girls, Rena Schwartz had the top Craftsbury result on Friday with an impressive 8th place finish. She was followed by Marika Massey-Bierman in 24th, Anica Koontz Miller in 32nd, and Claire Ellis in 62nd. Matthew Lawlor was the only Craftsbury representative in the boys race and skied to a 24th place finish.

The championships continued on Saturday with a 5K classic race in the morning and a 1.2K freestyle sprint in the afternoon. Marika led the way for Craftsbury in the girls race with a solid 10th finish. Close ...

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Craftsbury at U16s

19 Mar 2015 @11:58

This past weekend five Craftsbury junior skiers represented Vermont at the NENSA U16 Championships in Fort Kent, Maine. The championships began on Friday afternoon with the 5K freestyle race. With plenty of snow and ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers wrap up World Cup and OPA Finals

17 Mar 2015 @20:21

The cross country World Cup season officially came to an end this weekend after almost 5 months of competition. GRP skier Caitlin Patterson was in Drammen and Oslo, Norway to claim her final Period 4 World Cup start rights in the Drammen classic sprint and the iconic 30/50k skate Holmenkollen. Meanwhile, Europa Cup finals were in Chamonix, France, and GRP skier Liz Guiney joined the team of US skiers competing there. Both race series had spring-like weather with ice, slush, sunshine, and a high level of competition for their respective circuits.

Drammen and Oslo World Cups
The final World Cup stop in Norway draws some of the largest crowds and most die-hard fans of Nordic skiing. In Wednesday’s classic sprint in Drammen, the men’s heats were largely dominated by skiers double ...

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GRP Skiers wrap up World Cup and OPA Finals

17 Mar 2015 @20:21

The cross country World Cup season officially came to an end this weekend after almost 5 months of competition. GRP skier Caitlin Patterson was in Drammen and Oslo, Norway to claim her final Period 4 World Cup start ... go arrow

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Masters Clinic: Monday, March 30

17 Mar 2015 @13:49

We've had a great winter here at Craftsbury. Before the skis get put away (and Pepa heads back to the mother land) we thought it'd be great to have a masters' clinic. Monday, March 30, starting at 3:30pm, head up to the Center for technique adjustments from the NEK's queen of clean, efficient skiing. We'll review freestyle technique, and have a short video review session as well.

Want to join in? This clinic is free to members, but we ask that you drop a line to skiing@craftsbury.com to give us a count of how many to expect.

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Masters Clinic: Monday, March 30

17 Mar 2015 @13:49

We've had a great winter here at Craftsbury. Before the skis get put away (and Pepa heads back to the mother land) we thought it'd be great to have a masters' clinic. Monday, March 30, starting at 3:30pm, head up to ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

17 Mar 2015 @12:57

World Championships events continued last Wednesday with the women’s 15k Individual. Left unsatisfied after a frustrating first weekend of W.C. competition, the US’s top seeded woman, Susan Dunklee, was eager to get back on her game. But when she missed two shots in the first prone stage, it seemed unlikely she would achieve the turnaround she was hoping for. A clean second stage put Susan back in the race, and a clean third stage moved her into medal contention. A single miss in the final standing stage bumped Susan out of the top ten but she held on to a solid 12th place in what would be the US’s top result from World Championships. Annelies Cook was the next finisher for the US in 47th with four misses, followed by Clare Egan in 51st also with four misses. Hannah ...

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

17 Mar 2015 @12:57

World Championships events continued last Wednesday with the women’s 15k Individual. Left unsatisfied after a frustrating first weekend of W.C. competition, the US’s top seeded woman, Susan Dunklee, was eager to ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon NorAm Championships

17 Mar 2015 @11:44

This past week was another busy one for GRP biathletes competing in both North America and Europe. On this side of the pond, two newcomers to biathlon, Emily Dreissigacker and Alex Howe, joined seasoned biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Mike Gibson at Canadian Nationals/North American Championships in Hinton, Alberta. 

Canadian National Championships kicked off last Wednesday with a sprint. Ethan Dreissigacker was the GRP’s top performer in the men’s 10k event, taking 5th place in the fifteen-person field, with clean shooting. Right behind him was Alex Howe, who paired a fast ski time with an impressive rookie shooting performance of 70% hits to finish 6th. Mike Gibson suffered five penalties and was 11th. In the women’s 7.5k sprint, Emily Dreissigacker got off to an excellent ...

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GRP at Biathlon NorAm Championships

17 Mar 2015 @11:44

This past week was another busy one for GRP biathletes competing in both North America and Europe. On this side of the pond, two newcomers to biathlon, Emily Dreissigacker and Alex Howe, joined seasoned biathletes ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Race Series Results

16 Mar 2015 @14:42

Last Tuesday was the capping event in our Tuesday night race series. This year's series ad hoc start mandated bumping up to 4 the number of drops allowed from the 12 total possible races. Our overall winners were very home grown; congratulations to the GRP's Andrew Reed and Emily Dreissigacker your men's and women's overall season champs.

In terms of non-professional athletes, Mike Kavanaugh and Sung-Hee Chung are the working-class heroes, while George Hall and Elinor Osborn won the 75+ division. Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us - hope you enjoyed racing as much as we enjoyed hosting! Find full results.

Citizen racers:  don't forget our 15/30k Spring Fling freestyle extravaganza this Sunday! 1 lap or 2, it's a great way to put your end of season fitness to work in the ...

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Tuesday Night Race Series Results

16 Mar 2015 @14:42

Last Tuesday was the capping event in our Tuesday night race series. This year's series ad hoc start mandated bumping up to 4 the number of drops allowed from the 12 total possible races. Our overall winners were ... go arrow

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GRP '15-16 application process open

16 Mar 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 training year. We expect to be able to add a few new members to the team. We’re excited to formally add a GRP Biathlon program in ’15-16. Applications for either the ski or biathlon program will be due by March 30 and decisions will be made by April 15 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year:  one USST member, another who earned World Cup starts, three USBiathlon team members, another biathlete at the IBU Cup level, several SuperTour podiums, and strong Eastern Cup results.

The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:

            1) to support and promote participation and excellence ...

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GRP '15-16 application process open

16 Mar 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 training year. We expect to be able to add a few new members to the team. We’re excited to formally add a GRP Biathlon ... go arrow

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BKL Festival 2015 Results

13 Mar 2015 @15:20

The TD Bank Bill Koch Festival, the premier event of the season for youth skiers in New England, took place this past weekend at Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden, Vermont. This year’s festival theme was “Spirit of Winter” and featured a freestyle relay on Saturday and an individual classic race on Sunday. In between races, there was a paintball biathlon, free style park, ice cream making on snow, a mini-marathon in memory of Mountain Top’s former Nordic director Mike Gallagher, as well as general merriment.

On Saturday, the 1st and 2nd graders had a mixed gender relay. Anika Leahy and her partner Anya Carlson (Onion River) skied to 4th place and the Charlies (Isselhardt and Kehler) took 7th place. In the girls 3-4 relay, Emily Kimball (Morrisville) and Anna Isselhardt placed ...

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BKL Festival 2015 Results

13 Mar 2015 @15:20

The TD Bank Bill Koch Festival, the premier event of the season for youth skiers in New England, took place this past weekend at Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden, Vermont. This year’s festival theme was “Spirit ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers at Lahti World Cups and Austrian SUMI Cup

11 Mar 2015 @11:42

The ski season is winding down, but GRP skiers are still racing at home and abroad prior to the season finale, SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley. This weekend marked the penultimate World Cup weekend in Lahti, Finland and GRP World Cup regular Ida Sargent was joined by Caitlin Patterson as the US SuperTour distance leader for Period 4. Also, GRP skier Liz Guiney was in Austria racing a FIS race in between OPA Cup weekends in Europe, while several GRP men raced the Bretton Woods Marathon in New Hampshire.

Lahti World Cups

The World Cup weekend in Lahti, Finland hosted a skate sprint and a 10k/15k classic distance race, the first regular World Cups following World Championships. Ida took 43rd in qualification, 3 seconds out of qualifying and Caitlin was 51st, another 2 seconds behind Ida. ...

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GRP Skiers at Lahti World Cups and Austrian SUMI Cup

11 Mar 2015 @11:42

The ski season is winding down, but GRP skiers are still racing at home and abroad prior to the season finale, SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley. This weekend marked the penultimate World Cup weekend in Lahti, Finland ... go arrow

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New Creek Road Trails

10 Mar 2015 @7:41

By now many of you have discovered the lovely new trails off of Ruthie’s Run by the yellow house of rowers on Creek Road. The main trail crosses the road, winds through some fields, enters an open hardwood forest, and climbs gradually for a kilometer or so before making a loop and coming back down. The trails will add about 3 kilometers to your ski around Sam’s or Ruthie’s and provide expansive views of the Lowell Range.

These new trails come to us through the generosity of Sally and Larry Bohen, who recently purchased the property along Creek Road. This past fall, the Bohens came to introduce themselves and ask if we would be interested in grooming the trails on their property. What a terrific offer! We took a walk with them on their property and were thrilled to find that the ...

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New Creek Road Trails

10 Mar 2015 @7:41

By now many of you have discovered the lovely new trails off of Ruthie’s Run by the yellow house of rowers on Creek Road. The main trail crosses the road, winds through some fields, enters an open hardwood forest, ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers at JN2015

9 Mar 2015 @17:45

Racing commenced today at Truckee, CA for the 2015 USSA Junior National Championships. Craftsbury's own Callie Young, Phoebe Sweet and Orli Schwartz are contesting the events - you'll definitely want to follow this. But how?

Resource #1 should be the 2015 JN's website. Start lists, results, and even a live video stream can be found on the site. We'll be posting coverage here as we can, and are working to live tweet results via on-site coach Zach Russo - stay tuned. But you should also check out a blog that the skiers put together to document their trip:  Pink & Green:  the adventures of the micro-greenies in Truckee. They've posted their first blog today, so head on over and get the inside scoop from the girls themselves. 

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Craftsbury Skiers at JN2015

9 Mar 2015 @17:45

Racing commenced today at Truckee, CA for the 2015 USSA Junior National Championships. Craftsbury's own Callie Young, Phoebe Sweet and Orli Schwartz are contesting the events - you'll definitely want to follow this. ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

9 Mar 2015 @11:34

Last weekend marked the opening of the 2015 Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Among the athletes representing the US there are three GRP women, Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Clare Egan.

Racing kicked off last Thursday with the Mixed Relay. Susan and Hannah were joined by teammates Lowell Bailey and Lief Nordren, in that order. Susan continued her streak of strong relay starts, skiing the second-fastest course time for the first leg, and using only one spare round in each stage to tag off to Hannah in third place. Unfortunately, Hannah suffered a bad prone stage and incurred one penalty lap, but she hit all of her standing targets using two spares, and skied fast enough to tag Lowell in 13th place out of 26 teams. Lowell had a perfect leg, shooting lean ...

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

9 Mar 2015 @11:34

Last weekend marked the opening of the 2015 Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Among the athletes representing the US there are three GRP women, Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Clare ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers Patterson and Guiney in Rogla OPA Cups

3 Mar 2015 @8:55

Green Racing Project skiers Caitlin Patterson and Liz Guiney traveled to Rogla, Slovenia last weekend to race OPA Cups against some of the best skiers from the OPA countries: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Slovenia. Similar to USSA SuperTours, OPA Cups are the step below World Cup competition; however, in Europe the fields are generally composed of athletes who bounce between World Cup racing for their respective countries and the OPA Circuit.

Saturday, February 28th was a skate sprint on a short, fast course with most of the climbing concentrated towards the end. Caitlin had a strong qualifier, finishing 14th, and Liz was farther back in 21st. In the heats, Caitlin nearly made lucky loser by finishing 4th in her quarterfinal, but her time wasn’t quite fast enough ...

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GRP Skiers Patterson and Guiney in Rogla OPA Cups

3 Mar 2015 @8:55

Green Racing Project skiers Caitlin Patterson and Liz Guiney traveled to Rogla, Slovenia last weekend to race OPA Cups against some of the best skiers from the OPA countries: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, ... go arrow

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Ethan Dreissigacker at IBU Cup

2 Mar 2015 @8:02

This past weekend, Ethan Dreissigacker represented the US and the GRP at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup 7 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The IBU Cup is a winter-long series of international biathlon races that is one tier below the World Cup. Following his strong performances at NorAm Cups 6 & 7 in February, Ethan was one of five US men selected to compete at IBU Cups 7 & 8, which are being held over consecutive weekends at the Canmore Nordic Center. Of the other four qualifiers, only two, Wynn Roberts (National Guard Biathlon) and Patrick Johnson (Far West Nordic) are competing. Russell Currier (MWSC) elected not to make the trip, and Casey Smith (also MWSC) suffered a severe crash while training on Friday before the races and was transported to a hospital in Calgary, ...

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Ethan Dreissigacker at IBU Cup

2 Mar 2015 @8:02

This past weekend, Ethan Dreissigacker represented the US and the GRP at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup 7 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The IBU Cup is a winter-long series of international biathlon races ... go arrow

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2015 Supersprint Results

1 Mar 2015 @16:23

Thanks to everyone who joined us today for the inaugural Supersprint! Results

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2015 Supersprint Results

1 Mar 2015 @16:23

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Patterson 5th in American Birkebeiner, Sargent races at World Championships

25 Feb 2015 @14:17

It was another jam packed race weekend for the Green Racing Project skiers as they near the end of the 2014-2015 season. Over in Falun, Sweden, Ida Sargent contested her first race of World Championships, while the stateside GRP members took on the American Birkebeiner and the Stowe Derby.

Four GRP skiers, two men and two women, made the long trip to Hayward, Wisconsin to race the 51k Birkie. Usually the marathon event is preceded by Elite Sprints on Main Street in Hayward, but this year plummeting temperatures forced the organizers to cancel the sprints and all focus was on the main event. The women’s elite wave was the first to start at 8 AM, and included GRP skiers Caitlin Patterson and Kaitlynn Miller. Although American Holly Brooks took the women’s win in Hayward, Caitlin P. ...

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Patterson 5th in American Birkebeiner, Sargent races at World Championships

25 Feb 2015 @14:17

It was another jam packed race weekend for the Green Racing Project skiers as they near the end of the 2014-2015 season. Over in Falun, Sweden, Ida Sargent contested her first race of World Championships, while the ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Juniors Young, Sweet, and Schwartz qualify for Junior Nationals

17 Feb 2015 @20:52

Aside from the Green Racing Project skiers, a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club juniors raced very well at the Eastern Cup in Hanover and Holderness, NH this past weekend. The Silver Fox Trot and Cheri Walsh Memorial have been the traditional end to the Eastern Cup season for many years, and the weekend also determines final Junior National team selection.

It was chilly but bluebird for Saturday’s individual start freestyle race on the winding, steep trails at Oak Hill Touring Center in Hanover. The women all raced a 5k, including U16’s and U18/20’s. Callie Young took the top Craftsbury spot as 4th U16 and an impressive 32nd overall, closely followed by Phoebe Sweet as 5th U16 and 34th overall. Also racing in the U16 division, Rena Schwartz took 10th. Orli Schwartz ...

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Craftsbury Juniors Young, Sweet, and Schwartz qualify for Junior Nationals

17 Feb 2015 @20:52

Aside from the Green Racing Project skiers, a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club juniors raced very well at the Eastern Cup in Hanover and Holderness, NH this past weekend. The Silver Fox Trot and Cheri ... go arrow

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GRP Ski President’s Weekend Update

17 Feb 2015 @9:38

The Green Racing Project skiers are experiencing a calm before the storm: Ida Sargent is set to race at World Championships, which start on the 18th of February, and the American Birkebeiner crew is already on the road for their race on the 22nd. However, there was no rest for the weary, as this weekend the stateside crew competed in Eastern Cups and Carnivals while Ida competed in a World Cup in Östersund, Sweden.

After a two week break from World Cup competition, many skiers used the World Cups in Östersund as a final tune-up before World Championships in Falun. The US Ski Team had solid results in both days of racing, a good indication of fitness for World Champs. Ida took 41st in Sunday’s classic sprint, missing qualification by 3 seconds, but her two teammates Sophie Caldwell ...

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GRP Ski President’s Weekend Update

17 Feb 2015 @9:38

The Green Racing Project skiers are experiencing a calm before the storm: Ida Sargent is set to race at World Championships, which start on the 18th of February, and the American Birkebeiner crew is already on the ... go arrow

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GRP Named to IBU Cup & World Champs

17 Feb 2015 @6:41

The Green Racing Project continues to make a name for itself in Biathlon, as four GRP athletes were named Monday to rosters for IBU Cups 7 & 8 in Canmore, Alberta, and 2015 World Championships in Kantiolahti, Finland. Click Here to read the official US Biathlon press release.

After finishing on the podium in all three of the February NorAm Cups, including a win at the sprint in Jericho, Ethan Dreissigacker has been named to the US team competing at IBU Cups 7 and 8 in Canmore, Alberta. The events, which are scheduled for February 27-March 7, 2015 will include three sprints, an individual, and a mixed relay. This will be Ethan's first appearance on the IBU Cup. He is joined by Russell Currier (MWSC), Patrick Johnson (Far West Nordic), Wynn Roberts (National Guard Biathlon), ...

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GRP Named to IBU Cup & World Champs

17 Feb 2015 @6:41

The Green Racing Project continues to make a name for itself in Biathlon, as four GRP athletes were named Monday to rosters for IBU Cups 7 & 8 in Canmore, Alberta, and 2015 World Championships in Kantiolahti, ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon NorArm and World Cup

10 Feb 2015 @16:25

While the cross-country skiing SuperTour grabbed our attention last weekend, the domestic and international biathlon race circuits continued with NorAm Cup #6 in Jericho, Vermont, and World Cup #7 in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. 

A pair of podium finishes per day for the GRP men in Jericho! GRP biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Mike Gibson went one-two in Saturday's men's sprint in Jericho, with Ethan missing only one shot, and Mike three. On Sunday in the pursuit, Casey Smith (Maine Winter Sports Center) moved up from 3rd place to win, with only three misses over four shooting stages. Ethan moved into 2nd place with five misses and Mike moved into 3rd with eight. 

Third Straight Top-10 for Susan Dunklee! World Cup 7 kicked off last Friday with back-to-back relays in Nove Mesto. ...

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GRP at Biathlon NorArm and World Cup

10 Feb 2015 @16:25

While the cross-country skiing SuperTour grabbed our attention last weekend, the domestic and international biathlon race circuits continued with NorAm Cup #6 in Jericho, Vermont, and World Cup #7 in Nove Mesto, ... go arrow

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QiGong: 8 Week Breath Empowerment Series

10 Feb 2015 @15:21

Starting Thursday (Feb. 6th), the Thursday 5pm QiGong class will begin an eight week Breath Empowerment series. Teacher Eleanor Kinsey is challenging herself to practice Breath Empowerment every day for the next eight weeks and invites you to join the process once a week to Breathe Like You Have Never Breathed Before! Performing Breath Empowerment will flood your body with oxygen, bring healing blood to stagnant capillaries, increase your lung capacity, promote a healthy breathing rhythm, boost your metabolism, and unload pounds of stress from your emotional body. Don't miss this chance to experience the healing benefits of your breath! Each week will end with a new meditation.  Get ready to BREATHE!

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QiGong: 8 Week Breath Empowerment Series

10 Feb 2015 @15:21

Starting Thursday (Feb. 6th), the Thursday 5pm QiGong class will begin an eight week Breath Empowerment series. Teacher Eleanor Kinsey is challenging herself to practice Breath Empowerment every day for the next ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Nordic Well Represented at SuperTour/Eastern Cup Weekend 2

9 Feb 2015 @17:11

With the SuperTour and Eastern Cup circuit both coming to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails this past weekend, there was a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic racers, GRP and juniors alike, out on the courses. The green suits stood out among the crowd, and the racers brought home a number of top finishes in the weekend’s races.

Friday brought a 1.4/1.6k freestyle SuperTour sprint combined with the Dartmouth Carnival. Three GRP women and five GRP men made the rounds, and Jake Barton and Ethan Dreissigacker were just outside the top 30 in 40th and 47th. Alex Howe went on to take 9th after qualifying 3rd, and Gordon was the next GRP skier in 17th. Alex Schulz took 21st after finishing 5th in his quarterfinal, while Mike Gibson and Pete Hegman were 25th and 28th. For the women, ...

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Craftsbury Nordic Well Represented at SuperTour/Eastern Cup Weekend 2

9 Feb 2015 @17:11

With the SuperTour and Eastern Cup circuit both coming to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails this past weekend, there was a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic racers, GRP and juniors alike, out on the courses. ... go arrow

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Freeman sweeps Weekend, Rorabaugh takes today for the Women

8 Feb 2015 @15:12

A snowy and deceptively cold day greeted the racers for the last day of events at Craftsbury. Overnight had brought a fluffy couple of inches to the Center, but midway through the morning it became apparent mother nature wasn't done! A snow squall started moments before the women's racing, and while it abated somewhat during the day, it continued well into the afternoon, becoming more and more graupel-like. 

But that just didn't matter for Kris Freeman today. Again, the script seemed to be the same; a couple of probing attacks and then a late attack for good. Kris has had a banner week and a half at Craftsbury, sweeping this weekend's events, and 4 of 5 overall. Freeman's victory capped a great run-in to his pending starts at World Champs in Falun, Sweden starting on the 18th. ...

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Freeman sweeps Weekend, Rorabaugh takes today for the Women

8 Feb 2015 @15:12

A snowy and deceptively cold day greeted the racers for the last day of events at Craftsbury. Overnight had brought a fluffy couple of inches to the Center, but midway through the morning it became apparent mother ... go arrow

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Freeman and Rose your winners today

7 Feb 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury SuperTours have been a tour de force by Kris Freeman, and today was no different as he scored his third win at the Center, in the men's 15k. On the women's side, Mary Rose of SVSEF took the win over a rare tie between Erika Flowers and UNH's Annika Taylor. Click below for results from these and the U16 Eastern Cup races as well. 

Today's results - U16 BoysU16 Girls, MenWomen
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Start lists for tomorrow

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Freeman and Rose your winners today

7 Feb 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury SuperTours have been a tour de force by Kris Freeman, and today was no different as he scored his third win at the Center, in the men's 15k. On the women's side, Mary Rose of SVSEF took the win over a ... go arrow

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Freeman, Bender take another win

6 Feb 2015 @20:49

Today saw our first repeat winners of the 2015 Craftsbury SuperTours as Jennie Bender and Kris Freeman doubled their haul from the NEK with wins in the freestyle sprint. Bender qualified first to set off on a dominant tear thru the field, with Heather Mooney being the closest anyone would get to her all day, finishing second in the semifinals by ~0.25s. Freeman's path was a bit less obvious; with the long-time National Squad member qualifying 10th, finishing second in the semis, and edging Reese Hanneman by 0.06s for his second win of the two weekends here at Craftsbury. Results and brackets can be found on the SuperTour website.

Join us tomorrow as the SuperTour/Dartmouth EISA carnival is joined by the Eastern Cup crowd, as almost 500 racers toe the line! Start lists are posted on ...

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Freeman, Bender take another win

6 Feb 2015 @20:49

Today saw our first repeat winners of the 2015 Craftsbury SuperTours as Jennie Bender and Kris Freeman doubled their haul from the NEK with wins in the freestyle sprint. Bender qualified first to set off on a ... go arrow

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GRP Update from SuperTour Weekend 1

5 Feb 2015 @12:25

Amidst all the excitement of the SuperTours in Craftsbury, the Green Racing Project had a large contingent of skiers, biathletes, and even one rower competing in the weekend’s races. The team had several top finishes, including two podiums.

Friday’s mass start classic races brought warm, wet snow and small yet competitive fields. The men started first, racing a 30k that consisted of three laps of race loop plus Ruthie’s Run. Andrew Dougherty was the top GRP man, hanging with the lead pack for most of the race before finishing 9th. Gordon Vermeer was about a minute behind Andrew but on the winning side of a sprint finish for 10th. Pete Hegman skied into 14th, and Alex Howe was just ahead of Alex Schulz and Jake Barton, with the three finishing 16th, 17th, and 18th. The women were ...

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GRP Update from SuperTour Weekend 1

5 Feb 2015 @12:25

Amidst all the excitement of the SuperTours in Craftsbury, the Green Racing Project had a large contingent of skiers, biathletes, and even one rower competing in the weekend’s races. The team had several top ... go arrow

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Explore a quieter ski on the Greensboro Trails

4 Feb 2015 @21:28

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center maintains 30 km of ski trails in Greensboro plus another 15 km connector trail to Craftsbury Village and the Grand Tour. We took on the grooming of the trails when Highland Lodge scaled down their operations a few years ago to lodging only. Eric Hanson, Craftsbury Groomer, shares some of the secrets from the Greensboro Trails in this blog post - a great choice if you're looking for a lower key experience than our core trails.

2015 Map of the Greensboro trails

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Explore a quieter ski on the Greensboro Trails

4 Feb 2015 @21:28

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center maintains 30 km of ski trails in Greensboro plus another 15 km connector trail to Craftsbury Village and the Grand Tour. We took on the grooming of the trails when Highland Lodge scaled ... go arrow

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Marathon Details and Survey

4 Feb 2015 @20:34

Thanks to one and all for joining on a brilliant, clear day last Saturday here at the Center. Firstly, you'll find search-able results posted. Second, we are interested in hearing from you how to improve the marathon. Head over to the survey and give us your feedback.

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Marathon Details and Survey

4 Feb 2015 @20:34

Thanks to one and all for joining on a brilliant, clear day last Saturday here at the Center. Firstly, you'll find search-able results posted. Second, we are interested in hearing from you how to improve the ... go arrow

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Classic Sprint wins for Bender, Blackhorse Von-Jess

1 Feb 2015 @22:33

Two of the top names over the past several years of North American XC sprinting brought their game to Craftsbury today, and walked away with wins:  Jennie Bender and Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess. For Bender it was an almost home course win for the Vermont native, while Blackhorse-Von Jess' victory was perhaps more akin to snatching up one last item on the way through to Europe to catch the World Champs in Falun. 

Your podiums:

Women - 
Bender, Bridger Ski Foundation
Craftsbury's own Liz Guiney
Anja Gruber, Far West Elite Team

Men - 
Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess, Bend Endurance
Kris Freeman, Freebird
Tyler Kornfeld, APU

The men's race was particularly close w/the top four skiers separated by just under half a second. Find results in today's update on the www.craftsburysupertour.com homepage.

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Classic Sprint wins for Bender, Blackhorse Von-Jess

1 Feb 2015 @22:33

Two of the top names over the past several years of North American XC sprinting brought their game to Craftsbury today, and walked away with wins:  Jennie Bender and Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess. For Bender it was an ... go arrow

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Marathon Results!

31 Jan 2015 @20:06

Wow! What a day! While the weather by no means made it to balmy, the absence of wind and sun-filled skies made a memorable day for all - even almost pleasant! But perhaps no more so than for Elizabeth Youngman and Patrick O'Brien as they took the 50k titles by over 7 and 3 minutes respectively; solid results for both skiers. You can find full results here:

50k Women
50k Men

25k Women
25k Men

25k Age Group Results
50k Age Group Results

Our intention is to put these into our searchable results database for your data-tranching pleasure some time in the coming week.

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out - and special shout out to the new US Masters' National Champs crowned here this weekend. Scoring for that should be completed early in the week. See you all next year, Saturday, January ...

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Marathon Results!

31 Jan 2015 @20:06

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Victories for Freeman, Patterson at Craftsbury SuperTour Wk 1/Day 1

30 Jan 2015 @21:30

Racers opened weekend one of National caliber competition in Craftsbury today with wins for Kris Freeman in the men's 30k and Caitlin Patterson in the women's 20k. Both races broke up early with an early lead group of around a dozen, thinning down to a select group as the race wore on - the freshly falling snow certainly rewarded conservative pack tactics and late surges.

Current men's USSA SuperTour points leader Kris Freeman's narrow win over APU's Eric Packer provides a confirmation of good form heading into World Championship starts. The New Hampshire native (and Craftsbury Marathon winner) was named to the World Champs team for Falun 2015 after a strong showing all season to lead the USSA SuperTour over today's fourth placed finisher Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess.

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Victories for Freeman, Patterson at Craftsbury SuperTour Wk 1/Day 1

30 Jan 2015 @21:30

Racers opened weekend one of National caliber competition in Craftsbury today with wins for Kris Freeman in the men's 30k and Caitlin Patterson in the women's 20k. Both races broke up early with an early lead group ... go arrow

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NO Highland Shuttle This Weekend

30 Jan 2015 @12:10

Heads up:  due to the high volume of activity around the Outdoor Center this weekend (see events' calendar), we will not be running the Highland Lodge shuttle.

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NO Highland Shuttle This Weekend

30 Jan 2015 @12:10

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Toko Marathon Wax Recommendation

30 Jan 2015 @0:09

Click thru for the latest from the yellow folks. Remember:  there will be a wax clinic Friday night at bib pickup as well.

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Toko Marathon Wax Recommendation

30 Jan 2015 @0:09

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Masters Nationals 10k Results

29 Jan 2015 @20:23

Had approximately 150 or so athletes toe the line today at the US Masters National Championships 10k. They kicked off not only race one of their National Championships but our SuperTour Festival! Congrats to all the winners from near and far. Full results.

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Masters Nationals 10k Results

29 Jan 2015 @20:23

Had approximately 150 or so athletes toe the line today at the US Masters National Championships 10k. They kicked off not only race one of their National Championships but our SuperTour Festival! Congrats to all the ... go arrow

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Fitness Classes during Marathon/SuperTour Weeks

29 Jan 2015 @17:11

Hello, Craftsbury Community! The next two weeks are very exciting ones for us as we host a slew of important races for the nordic ski community of North America. At the same time, welcoming one community necessitates the understanding of another. We have to cancel a handful of our fitness offerings due to the influx of activity and really appreciate your understanding.

There will be no Yoga on Jan. 29, Feb. 1, and Feb. 8.
There will be no QiGong on Jan. 29.

After the 8th, everything will return to athletic business as usual! Stay warm and come check out the racing!

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Fitness Classes during Marathon/SuperTour Weeks

29 Jan 2015 @17:11

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Skiing with the Stars Event on February 4th

28 Jan 2015 @14:34

As part of the Craftsbury SuperTour Festival happening this week and next, we’re hosting a “Skiing with the Stars” event for local junior skiers. On Wednesday February 4th from 4-5:30 pm, middle-school skiers aged 8-14 are invited to ski with professional Nordic skiers currently competing on the USSA SuperTour. We’ll pair a group of juniors with SuperTour racers from Alaska’s APU team, the Stratton-T2 elite team, Sun Valley Gold Team and Craftsbury’s own Green Racing Project. This free and open event will also include fun relay race under the lights. We’ll cap things off with autographs from the SuperTour racers.

Schedule:
4:00 pm- Arrival and check-in
4:30- Break into groups and ski with your “star”
5:00- Obstacle-themed team relay
5:30- Autographs and pick-up

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Skiing with the Stars Event on February 4th

28 Jan 2015 @14:34

As part of the Craftsbury SuperTour Festival happening this week and next, we’re hosting a “Skiing with the Stars” event for local junior skiers. On Wednesday February 4th from 4-5:30 pm, middle-school skiers ... go arrow

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Biathlon News Jan. 23-25

27 Jan 2015 @4:03

This past weekend marked a historical first for the Green Racing Project. US Biathlon veterans Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker were joined by World Cup rookie Clare Egan at World Cup 6 in Antholz, Italy- the first time that three GRP biathletes competed at a World Cup event. It also was a season-best weekend for Susan Dunklee, who notched two top-10 finishes.

In Friday's sprint race, Susan led team USA with an exciting 8th place finish, shooting 90% with a single miss in standing. Hannah Dreissigacker kept spectators on the edge of their seats with only one prone miss but two in standing, leaving the range in 61st place, just one second outside of qualifying for the following day's pursuit. She fought hard on her final lap and crossed the line in 52nd, and then with later ...

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Biathlon News Jan. 23-25

27 Jan 2015 @4:03

This past weekend marked a historical first for the Green Racing Project. US Biathlon veterans Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker were joined by World Cup rookie Clare Egan at World Cup 6 in Antholz, Italy- the ... go arrow

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GRP Ski Weekend Update

26 Jan 2015 @22:23

Green Racing Project skiers were busy last weekend competing at home and abroad. GRP skier Ida Sargent continued her World Cup season in Rybinsk, Russia, where organizers held a 3 day mini-tour. Meanwhile, several of the domestic GRP skiers raced a little closer to home at the UVM Carnival in Stowe, VT.

Although temperatures were frigid for the World Cup mini-tour in Rybinsk, it didn’t stop the US team from having one of their strongest weekends of the season. Ida didn’t race the 10k skate, but her teammate and fellow Vermonter Liz Stephen took 2nd place, which is the highest placing ever for a US female cross country skier in distance. The next day in the freestyle sprint, Ida qualified in speedy fashion, taking the 5th spot. In the rounds she just missed making the semifinals, ...

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GRP Ski Weekend Update

26 Jan 2015 @22:23

Green Racing Project skiers were busy last weekend competing at home and abroad. GRP skier Ida Sargent continued her World Cup season in Rybinsk, Russia, where organizers held a 3 day mini-tour. Meanwhile, several ... go arrow

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2nd Annual Touring the Trails

25 Jan 2015 @13:35

We're hosting this XC Ski/Snowshoe event benefiting the Green Mountain United Way on Sunday, March 1, from 1:00-5:00pm. Your $40 minimum entry covers your trail pass and equipment rentals. To make this a successful fundraiser, approach your friends and family to sponsor you for an amount per kilometer skied or snowshoed, simply one total amount - or some other creative approach all your own! Visit www.gmunitedway.org for sponsorship and entry forms, registration itself will take place at the Center on March 1st.

Questions? Call the United Way at 802-647-2148 or the Center at 802-586-7767 and ask for Russ.

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2nd Annual Touring the Trails

25 Jan 2015 @13:35

We're hosting this XC Ski/Snowshoe event benefiting the Green Mountain United Way on Sunday, March 1, from 1:00-5:00pm. Your $40 minimum entry covers your trail pass and equipment rentals. To make this a successful ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Juniors and GRP Skiers Race at Rumford Eastern Cup

22 Jan 2015 @13:53

This past weekend the Craftsbury juniors and some of the GRP skiers headed to Black Mountain in Rumford Maine for the second weekend of Eastern Cup racing.

Saturday’s individual start skate race, which was combined with the Bates College Carnival, was a 5K for the women, U16 skiers, and U18/U20 girls, and a 10K for the men and U18/U20 boys. With temperatures hovering in the single-digits, the U16 boys were the first racers to toe the line Saturday morning. Matthew Lawlor, the only Craftsbury skier in the race, finished in 22nd place. Leading the way for the women was Caitlin Patterson who won the race by over 30 seconds. Liz Guiney was the next Craftsbury finisher with a solid 4th place finish. She was followed by Kaitlynn Miller in 10th, Callie Young in 74th (3rd U16), Orli ...

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Craftsbury Juniors and GRP Skiers Race at Rumford Eastern Cup

22 Jan 2015 @13:53

This past weekend the Craftsbury juniors and some of the GRP skiers headed to Black Mountain in Rumford Maine for the second weekend of Eastern Cup racing. Saturday’s individual start skate race, which was ... go arrow

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Sargent bounces back with double World Cup sprints in Otepää, Estonia

20 Jan 2015 @16:24

The World Cup circuit ventured to Eastern Europe for the first time this 2014-2105 season for a double sprint weekend in Otepää, Estonia. As a standout sprinter, GRP skier Ida Sargent was slated to race both the individual classic sprint on Saturday and the freestyle team sprint, an event where two skiers alternate skiing 3 laps of the sprint course, on Sunday.

Saturday’s classic sprint was only the second classic sprint of season. In the first sprint in Kuusamo, Ida had her best ever World Cup finish, taking 5th, so hopes were high for another top finish. Unfortunately, an unlucky fall in the qualifier took Ida out of contention and she missed qualifying for the top 30 by 6 seconds. Sadie Bjornsen was the lone US qualifier on the women’s side, and ended up 15th after losing a ...

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Sargent bounces back with double World Cup sprints in Otepää, Estonia

20 Jan 2015 @16:24

The World Cup circuit ventured to Eastern Europe for the first time this 2014-2105 season for a double sprint weekend in Otepää, Estonia. As a standout sprinter, GRP skier Ida Sargent was slated to race both the ... go arrow

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GRP Biathlon Wrapup, MLK 15

19 Jan 2015 @17:58

Another big biathlon weekend for the Green Racing Project! At World Cup 5 in Rupholding, Germany, Susan Dunklee once again led the US women in the 7.5k sprint, placing 26th with a single miss. "While the end result today doesn't look particularly special, I think it was one of my best performances of the season so far." said Dunklee. Hannah Dreissigacker also competed in the sprint and finished 77th with three misses. On Sunday, Susan was the lone American woman in the mass start. On her way into the range for the final shooting stage she was in third place in lead pack including the eventual race winner, Darya Domracheva (BLR). Susan had two misses in the last stage and fell back from the leaders, but held onto 16th place with a total of three misses, citing it as another top ...

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GRP Biathlon Wrapup, MLK 15

19 Jan 2015 @17:58

Another big biathlon weekend for the Green Racing Project! At World Cup 5 in Rupholding, Germany, Susan Dunklee once again led the US women in the 7.5k sprint, placing 26th with a single miss. "While the end result ... go arrow

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Inaugural Baxter Winter Triathlon in the books at Craftsbury

16 Jan 2015 @13:08

This past weekend on January 10th the Craftsbury Outdoor Center teamed up with Baxter Outdoors, the outdoor adventure arm of Baxter Brewing Company from Lewiston, Maine to put on the inaugural Baxter Winter Triathlon. This event is part of the 2015 Packed Powder Series and brought people from all over to compete in a 5k Snowrun and 15k winter tri. While Craftsbury is no stranger to winter triathlons thanks to the efforts of Keith Woodward, this event brought a bigger crowd than normal of people ready to enjoy some of the Center's beautiful terrain. The 15k winter triathlon consisted of a 5k snowrun on the packed ski trails, transitioning to a 5k snowshoe on the singletrack that winds its way around the center before finishing with a 5k freestyle ski on the homologated race loop. While ...

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Inaugural Baxter Winter Triathlon in the books at Craftsbury

16 Jan 2015 @13:08

This past weekend on January 10th the Craftsbury Outdoor Center teamed up with Baxter Outdoors, the outdoor adventure arm of Baxter Brewing Company from Lewiston, Maine to put on the inaugural Baxter Winter ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers Race at US Senior Nationals in Houghton, Michigan

13 Jan 2015 @16:04

The GRP skiers were back at it after a short holiday break! The most recent races found them in Houghton, Michigan, way up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for US Nationals. The four day race series is used as selection for European trips later in the season such as Under23 World Championships, OPA Cups, and World Championships.

The first day, January 4th, was a 10k/15k individual start freestyle race with cold and snowy conditions (a theme for the entire week). The men raced 2x a 7.5k loop. The top GRP men’s result was Gordon Vermeer in 18th, and he was followed by Alex Howe in 34th, Pete Hegman in 58th, Andrew Dougherty in 71st, and Jake Barton in 85th. In the women’s race, and Caitlin Patterson was just off the podium in 4th while Liz Guiney took 18th.

Organizers delayed the ...

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GRP Skiers Race at US Senior Nationals in Houghton, Michigan

13 Jan 2015 @16:04

The GRP skiers were back at it after a short holiday break! The most recent races found them in Houghton, Michigan, way up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for US Nationals. The four day race series is used as ... go arrow

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Sargent contests Tour de Ski, first World Cups of 2015

13 Jan 2015 @15:58

The Tour de Ski is cross country skiing’s answer to cycling’s Tour de France: 7 races over 9 days in 3 countries where skiers compete to take the overall title at the end of the tour. This year’s tour started in Oberstdorf, Germany, made a brief stop in Val Mustair, Switzerland, and then wrapped up in Toblach and Val di Fiemme, Italy with a brutal hill climb as the final and deciding stage.

Like most of the US Ski Team, Ida Sargent planned to compete in only the first few stages of the Tour and then pull out to save up for races later in the season. Her best result was in the 10k classic pursuit, where she was able to move up to 40th place from her starting position of 58th. She also finished 58th in the 3k skate prologue, 56th in the skate sprint qualifier, and 46th in the 5k ...

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Sargent contests Tour de Ski, first World Cups of 2015

13 Jan 2015 @15:58

The Tour de Ski is cross country skiing’s answer to cycling’s Tour de France: 7 races over 9 days in 3 countries where skiers compete to take the overall title at the end of the tour. This year’s tour started ... go arrow

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Highland Shuttle running

13 Jan 2015 @11:06

Happy to announce that we're again running a free shuttle bus Saturdays and Sundays to Highland Lodge for houseguests, day members, and annual members. We started our shuttle service last weekend, but it's always worth a call to the Touring Center to confirm the current shuttle schedule and Highland Lodge conditions. Conditions over the weekend were such that you may not have wanted to use your race skis, but recent snows are improving things daily. 

You can catch the weekend shuttle at either the Center's or Highland Lodge's Touring Center.

Weekend shuttle
Leaves Craftsbury: 9:30am
Arrives Greensboro: 9:45am (leaving immediately to return to Craftsbury)
Arrives Craftsbury: around 10:00am

Afternoon shuttle may be available by request.

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Highland Shuttle running

13 Jan 2015 @11:06

Happy to announce that we're again running a free shuttle bus Saturdays and Sundays to Highland Lodge for houseguests, day members, and annual members. We started our shuttle service last weekend, but it's always ... go arrow

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GRP Biathlon Wrap: Jan 10 Weekend

12 Jan 2015 @20:13

Five GRP biathletes resumed competition over the weekend after a holiday hiatus. In a rare moment of converging schedules, they all flew to Munich, Germany last Tuesday en route to three different competitions.

National Team members Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker traveled to the biathlon-crazy city of Oberhof, Germany for World Cup 4. On a blustery Friday afternoon that saw many of the top competitors taking uncharacteristic turns in the penalty loop, both Dunklee and Dreissigacker scored World Cup points in the 7.5k sprint by placing inside the top 40. Dunklee led the US women in 21st place with thee penalties, and Hannah was next for the team in 37th with two penalties. Only two women in the 93-person field shot clean for the race. Dunklee was the lone American woman in ...

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GRP Biathlon Wrap: Jan 10 Weekend

12 Jan 2015 @20:13

Five GRP biathletes resumed competition over the weekend after a holiday hiatus. In a rare moment of converging schedules, they all flew to Munich, Germany last Tuesday en route to three different ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers and Craftsbury Juniors Race Eastern Cup Opener at Rikert

24 Dec 2014 @9:45

Craftsbury was well represented this weekend at the Eastern Cup Opener, which took place at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. Most of the GRP skiers were in attendance as well as many of the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club juniors. The Opener attracted skiers from all over New England with over 400 racers toeing the line. 

Saturday’s individual start classic race was a 5K race for the women and U16 skiers and a 10K for the men. In the U16 girls’ race Marika Massey-Bierman led the way for Craftsbury with a 9th place finish. She was followed closely by Callie Young in 10th and Rena Schwartz in 11th. Anica Koontz Miller also had a strong race finishing 20th. Zander Martin was the sole Craftsbury skier in the U16 boys’ race in which he finished 45th. For the women, Kaitlynn Miller ...

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GRP Skiers and Craftsbury Juniors Race Eastern Cup Opener at Rikert

24 Dec 2014 @9:45

Craftsbury was well represented this weekend at the Eastern Cup Opener, which took place at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. Most of the GRP skiers were in attendance as well as many of the Craftsbury ... go arrow

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Dunklee and Dreissigacker post solid results in Pokljuka, Slovenia

22 Dec 2014 @14:55

GRP/USBA biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker recently wrapped the third IBU World Cup of the season with a sprint, pursuit, and mass start in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Dealing with low snow conditions in Slovenia, and in fact all over Europe, they nonetheless pulled off strong results in the last World Cups before the holiday break.

Biathlon is known for being a fickle sport, one where the shooting and skiing all have to come together on the right day for a good result. Previously this season, Hannah hadn’t quite found her stride and wasn’t able to qualify for any pursuits (top 60) based off her sprint results. However, during the sprint in Pokljuka she combined clean shooting with strong skiing and netted a career best place of 17th, solidly qualifying her for the pursuit. ...

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Dunklee and Dreissigacker post solid results in Pokljuka, Slovenia

22 Dec 2014 @14:55

GRP/USBA biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker recently wrapped the third IBU World Cup of the season with a sprint, pursuit, and mass start in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Dealing with low snow conditions in ... go arrow

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Sargent wraps up Period One World Cups with Davos Sprint

21 Dec 2014 @14:21

GRP skier Ida Sargent just completed her final race in Period One of the World Cup season with a skate sprint in Davos, Switzerland. This weekend’s races were originally scheduled as two distance events in La Clusaz, France, but low snow in the region caused the organizers to move the event to Davos, where they were able to successfully host a World Cup classic distance and skate sprint the previous weekend. Although organizers did their best to cover the courses, even bringing down snow from nearby mountain passes, the skiers faced low snow and icy conditions. To accommodate the conditions, they also changed the races to a 10k/15k skate and another skate sprint on the same course as the previous weekend.

Ida didn’t race the 10k skate on Saturday in order to prep for the sprint, but ...

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Sargent wraps up Period One World Cups with Davos Sprint

21 Dec 2014 @14:21

GRP skier Ida Sargent just completed her final race in Period One of the World Cup season with a skate sprint in Davos, Switzerland. This weekend’s races were originally scheduled as two distance events in La ... go arrow

Four GRP biathletes race IBU trials

18 Dec 2014 @14:12

Four GRP biathletes competed at IBU Cup trials this past week in Coleraine, MN-- the most in program history. Biathlon rookie Elizabeth Guiney joined veterans Clare Egan, Mike Gibson and Ethan Dreissigacker at the event, which consisted of four races in five days. It was also the first trip for Craftsbury's new biathlon coach, Miroslav Segrt

The top biathletes from IBU Cup trials are selected to travel to Europe in January and February to compete on the IBU Cup, which is one tier below the World Cup. This year's overall men's and women's winners, Sean Doherty and Maddie Phaneuf (both members of the US Biathlon X-Team) earned starting rights, and additional qualifiers may be announced later this week.

Elizabeth experienced a steep learning curve in her inaugural biathlon races, ...

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Four GRP biathletes race IBU trials

18 Dec 2014 @14:12

Four GRP biathletes competed at IBU Cup trials this past week in Coleraine, MN-- the most in program history. Biathlon rookie Elizabeth Guiney joined veterans Clare Egan, Mike Gibson and Ethan Dreissigacker at the ... go arrow

Dunklee leads USA women in Hochfilzen

15 Dec 2014 @21:30

The GRP's Susan Dunklee once again led the US women's biathlon team at World Cup 2 last weekend in Hochfilzen, Austria. In Friday's 7.5k sprint, Dunklee finished 29th with one miss in each shooting stage. She was followed by Americans Annelies Cook, who finished 50th with one penalty, and the GRP's Hannah Dreissigacker, who finished 78th with three. Dunklee and Cook's top-60 finishes earned them start spots for Sunday's pursuit race-- the 4-stage biathlon event with an individual pursuit-style start based on the results from the sprint race. Dunklee moved up two places to 27th despite missing two shots on each of her two final stages. Cook scored her first World Cup Points of the season by placing inside the top 40 in 33rd place with one miss each on her first and last stages. ...

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15 Dec 2014 @21:30

The GRP's Susan Dunklee once again led the US women's biathlon team at World Cup 2 last weekend in Hochfilzen, Austria. In Friday's 7.5k sprint, Dunklee finished 29th with one miss in each shooting stage. She was ... go arrow

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Sargent bounces back in third World Cup in Davos, Switzerland

15 Dec 2014 @18:26

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back at it this weekend in the third World Cup of the season in Davos, Switzerland. Coming off her career best 5th place finish in the classic sprint in Kuusamo, Finland, Ida came down with a cold in Lillehammer and wasn’t able to perform to her full potential. However, she bounced back quickly in Davos, Switzerland this past weekend, where the US skiers raced a distance classic and skate sprint. 

Saturday’s race was the 10k/15k classic individual, and the US women had a good day, with Liz Stephen, Jessie Diggins, and Sadie Bjornsen finishing in places 20-22. Ida finished 47th, still dealing with the lingering cold and battling slow skis. 

In Sunday’s skate sprint, Ida was able to turn it around and post the best US result of the day. In qualifying, she took ...

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Sargent bounces back in third World Cup in Davos, Switzerland

15 Dec 2014 @18:26

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back at it this weekend in the third World Cup of the season in Davos, Switzerland. Coming off her career best 5th place finish in the classic sprint in Kuusamo, Finland, Ida came down with ... go arrow

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Meet new Biathlon Coach Miro

13 Dec 2014 @16:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Green Racing Project is excited to welcome to the program our new biathlon coach, Miroslav Segrt, who recently arrived in Craftsbury from his home country of Serbia. He will work together with Craftsbury junior coach Zach Russo and GRP coach Pepa Miloucheva to grow and improve the biathlon program in Craftsbury. We’re very excited to have him on board.

Miroslav grew up in Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and has a background in both rowing and competitive sport shooting. He helped coach the Serbian National Biathlon team at IBU Cups, World Juniors, World Cups, and World Championships. He also recently completed his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

Check out the Craftsbury blog for a more in-depth interview with Miro, and make sure to introduce ...

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Meet new Biathlon Coach Miro

13 Dec 2014 @16:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Green Racing Project is excited to welcome to the program our new biathlon coach, Miroslav Segrt, who recently arrived in Craftsbury from his home country of Serbia. He will work ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers Take on SuperTour and World Cup Races

9 Dec 2014 @11:31

With the first set of races already under their belts, the GRP skiers in the US and abroad had their second consecutive weekend of racing on December 5th, 6th, and 7th. Ida Sargent represented the US at the World Cup mini-tour in Lillehammer, Norway, while 9 GRP skiers took to the line at the SuperTour in Bozeman, Montana.

Coming off her successful 5th place finish in the classic sprint in Kuusamo, Finland last weekend, Ida and the rest of the US World Cup crew had an uncharacteristically tough day in the freestyle sprint. Only one US skier, Sadie Bjornsen, made the top 30 in qualification and the subsequent sprint rounds. This kind of performance is unusual for the talented sprinters on the US team, so expect them to bounce back quickly in the upcoming races. Ida was 52nd in ...

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GRP Skiers Take on SuperTour and World Cup Races

9 Dec 2014 @11:31

With the first set of races already under their belts, the GRP skiers in the US and abroad had their second consecutive weekend of racing on December 5th, 6th, and 7th. Ida Sargent represented the US at the World ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Race Series

9 Dec 2014 @10:58

UPDATE:  Tuesday, December 9th's race:  Mass-start, freestyle, on the snowmaking loop, 4 laps. Start at yurt, finish at the arch in the lower soccer field.

Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready to start your engines! The Tuesday night ski race circuit returns to Craftsbury for the 2014-2015 season starting next Tuesday the 9th of December! Race registration will be held day-of in the new touring center starting at 3:30 PM for a 4:00 PM race start time. Race entry fees are free for members, house guests and staff. For those who are not members or guests, a day or season pass covers the race fee. For those who wish to self time you can do so at any point during the day of the race, a clipboard with timing sheets and pencils will be available in the timing shed. Racers are also encouraged to ...

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Tuesday Night Race Series

9 Dec 2014 @10:58

UPDATE:  Tuesday, December 9th's race:  Mass-start, freestyle, on the snowmaking loop, 4 laps. Start at yurt, finish at the arch in the lower soccer field.Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready to start your engines! The ... go arrow

GRP Biathletes at World Cup and NorAm Cup

8 Dec 2014 @13:07

GRP biathletes kicked off their seasons last week with Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker representing Craftbsury and Team USA at the World Cup in Östersund, Sweden, and Clare Egan, Michael Gibson and Ethan Dreissigacker taking to the trails in Canmore, AB, Canada at the NorAm Cup. 

Susan led off for team USA in the season-opening mixed relay, handing off to teammate Annelies Cook less than four seconds out of the lead. Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey skied the third and fourth legs, and the team eventually finished 7th for a solid start to the World Cup Season. Next, Susan and Hannah both competed in the individual format-- a four-stage race in which athletes get a 1-minute time penalty for each miss instead of skiing penalty loops. Susan missed only three out of twenty shots and ...

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GRP Biathletes at World Cup and NorAm Cup

8 Dec 2014 @13:07

GRP biathletes kicked off their seasons last week with Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker representing Craftbsury and Team USA at the World Cup in Östersund, Sweden, and Clare Egan, Michael Gibson and Ethan ... go arrow

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Successful Opening World Cup Weekend for GRP Skiers and Biathletes

2 Dec 2014 @19:41

The first races of a new season always bring a certain amount of nerves and uncertainty. They are a chance to prove that summer and fall training has paid off, and that the body and mind are ready to race. Luckily for the skiers and biathletes representing the GRP on the World Cup in Europe, the first races seem to have gone off without a hitch, and even with some personal bests.

Ida Sargent kicked off the FIS cross country season with a classic sprint in Kuusamo, Finland. Classic sprinting has traditionally been Ida’s strength, and Saturday’s sprint was no exception. After qualifying in 27th place, she was able to take advantage of the “lucky loser” rule twice to advance all the way to the A Final. She took 3rd in her quarterfinal heat but had one of the fastest heats, so she took a ...

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Successful Opening World Cup Weekend for GRP Skiers and Biathletes

2 Dec 2014 @19:41

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GRP Skiers Race at SuperTour Opener, West Yellowstone

1 Dec 2014 @19:06

This past weekend marked the beginning of the 2014-15 race season for the GRP skiers who traveled to West Yellowstone, Montana for the USSA SuperTour Opener.  Racing action began on Friday with a freestyle sprint on a firm and fast course.  Six GRP athletes finished in the top 30 to earn spots in the quarterfinal heats.  For the men’s race, Alex Schulz qualified in 9th, Gordon Vermeer in 17th, and Alex Howe in 20th.  For the women, Caitlin Patterson qualified in 5th, Elizabeth Guiney in 26th, and Kaitlynn Miller in 30th.  The men’s qualifier was a tight race with all top-30 skiers finishing within 10 seconds of each other.  Peter Hegman finished in 34th and was less than one second from qualifying.  Andrew Dougherty and Jake Barton raced to 45th and 48th place respectively.  

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GRP Skiers Race at SuperTour Opener, West Yellowstone

1 Dec 2014 @19:06

This past weekend marked the beginning of the 2014-15 race season for the GRP skiers who traveled to West Yellowstone, Montana for the USSA SuperTour Opener.  Racing action began on Friday with a freestyle sprint on ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Demo Days - this Weekend!

1 Dec 2014 @14:19

Join us at Craftsbury for our annual Demo Days event Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, from 9am to 3pm both days. If you want to try out this year’s brand new skis, poles, wax, clothing and all the rest of the material that will make your skiing better than ever, this is the time and place!

You no longer have to sacrifice your Thanksgiving, hop on a plane or travel to far off locales to experience the new gear, just head on up to the NEK. With Reps’ and Retailers’ tents set up trailside to our snowmaking loop you can ski up, hop off your skis and onto a shiny new pair, and ski off to test on our loop of varied terrain. (You ski up and downhill, you should probably experience how your new gear works in a variety of conditions, right?)

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Craftsbury Demo Days - this Weekend!

1 Dec 2014 @14:19

Join us at Craftsbury for our annual Demo Days event Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, from 9am to 3pm both days. If you want to try out this year’s brand new skis, poles, wax, clothing and all the rest of the ... go arrow

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Opener Results

30 Nov 2014 @12:38

Thanks to all who came out, results for your 2014 Opener:

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16+ Men
16+ Women
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Opener Results

30 Nov 2014 @12:38

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Masters' Camps this December

26 Nov 2014 @14:30

Save the dates:

December 4-7, 2014
December 11-14, 2014

In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camp, we'll be offering two sessions of instruction 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 get 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 NENSA's Janice Sibilia, Gunstock's Nina Gavrylyuk, Craftsbury GRP's Pepa Miloucheva, GRP athletes, Craftsbury coaches and others. The curriculum consists of technique drills, longer base-building skis, video review to reinforce technical points, ...

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Masters' Camps this December

26 Nov 2014 @14:30

Save the dates:December 4-7, 2014December 11-14, 2014In response to the popularity of last year's Masters' Camp, we'll be offering two sessions of instruction this December. The first camp will be geared more toward ... go arrow

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Indoor Thanksgiving Farmer's Market at the Center

18 Nov 2014 @10:16

There’s snow on the ground, and in the forecast, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t access fresh produce and other local goods in Craftsbury! Sunday, December 21st from 12:00-3:00pm the Craftsbury Outdoor Center will be hosting an indoor farmer’s market. Stop by to pick up local produce, cheeses, meat, pickles, yarn, gift items and more. The market will be held in the new touring center at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, located at 535 Lost Nation Road. See you there!

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Indoor Thanksgiving Farmer's Market at the Center

18 Nov 2014 @10:16

There’s snow on the ground, and in the forecast, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t access fresh produce and other local goods in Craftsbury! Sunday, December 21st from 12:00-3:00pm the Craftsbury Outdoor Center ... go arrow

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GRP Finishes Strong at USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Order

11 Nov 2014 @15:42

While the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is buzzing with preparations for the upcoming winter season, the GRP rowers had one last race this weekend in Princeton, New Jersey. The USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Order is an informal race event that has a 6,000m ergometer test on Saturday before a 4,250m time trial in singles on Sunday. While there is no explicit selection on the line, this is one of the few opportunities for current and aspiring national teammembers to see where they stack up.

Saturday's erg test on the Concept2 indoor rower determines the start order for Sunday's time trial on the water, so there is a definite incentive to bring the power on the first day. Elizabeth Sonshine brought the fastest 6k for the women in 16th place, ahead of Emily Driessigacker in 20th and Maggie ...

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GRP Finishes Strong at USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Order

11 Nov 2014 @15:42

While the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is buzzing with preparations for the upcoming winter season, the GRP rowers had one last race this weekend in Princeton, New Jersey. The USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Order is an ... go arrow

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HP Opportunity: Assistant Directorship

29 Oct 2014 @18:05

Want to become a member of the team? Here's an opportunity at our sister organization, Hosmer Point for an assistant director for summer camp and school outreach programs. Position will be on-camp from May 1-October 1 and includes housing. (Wait...you get to go to camp all summer? And live there free too? Sweet!)

Find out more about the position via the Hosmer Point website.

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HP Opportunity: Assistant Directorship

29 Oct 2014 @18:05

Want to become a member of the team? Here's an opportunity at our sister organization, Hosmer Point for an assistant director for summer camp and school outreach programs. Position will be on-camp from May 1-October ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Complete Second Set of Jericho Trials

28 Oct 2014 @21:17

Biathletes in the US face a unique set of challenges in qualifying for World Cup competition. Unlike in cross country skiing where the SuperTour leader gains an automatic World Cup start spot, in biathlon a series of trials races determine who attends the early World Cups. However, both sets of trials occur on rollerskis, which are notoriously different from real skis. In addition, one race weekend is in August while the other is in October, so athletes have to be on their game for a long period of time.

The GRP biathletes had a very solid showing for the second set of races this weekend in Jericho, VT (October 25th and 26th). Although Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker were already pre-qualified for the early World Cup races, they still wanted top results to prove they were ready ...

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GRP Biathletes Complete Second Set of Jericho Trials

28 Oct 2014 @21:17

Biathletes in the US face a unique set of challenges in qualifying for World Cup competition. Unlike in cross country skiing where the SuperTour leader gains an automatic World Cup start spot, in biathlon a series ... go arrow

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GRP Announces '14-'15 Sponsors

27 Oct 2014 @20:53

The Green Racing Project is pleased to offer an update on our sponsor relationships for the 2014-2015 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

 

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

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 '14-'15 Sponsors

27 Oct 2014 @20:53

The Green Racing Project is pleased to offer an update on our sponsor relationships for the 2014-2015 season! These companies’ generosity ensures that GRP athletes have the resources they need to train and compete ... go arrow

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Coming SATURDAY: Registration opens for Craftsbury Marathon and National Masters Champs!

27 Oct 2014 @8:40

Skiers: mark your calendars, because registration for the 2015 Craftsbury Marathon will open this November 1st! Signing up early locks in your spot and gives you the lowest price for your entry. We'll begin making snow as soon as weather allows, that same date, with opening for skiing November 21st.

Have you heard? For 2015, Marathon week will be part of a much broader ski festival! The Marathon will be part of the 2015 National Masters Championship scoring, following on the heels of a 10k freestyle event on Thursday the 29th. In addition to these events, we'll be hosting two consecutive weekends of USSA SuperTour Events; all in all, 7 races in 11 days. Whether you join us as racer or as a spectator, it's sure to be a week to remember.

So save the date, and head online that Saturday ...

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Coming SATURDAY: Registration opens for Craftsbury Marathon and National Masters Champs!

27 Oct 2014 @8:40

Skiers: mark your calendars, because registration for the 2015 Craftsbury Marathon will open this November 1st! Signing up early locks in your spot and gives you the lowest price for your entry. We'll begin making ... go arrow

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GRP Reels in Top Finishes at Head of the Fish Regatta

26 Oct 2014 @17:36

Many of the fall rowing races are known for offering unique prizes to attract racers to compete. The GRP has sampled several of these this year: from the maple syrup and apple cider of the Green Mountain Head, hand-crafted beer steins for our own Henley-on-Hosmer, and one of the most unique: mounted and decorated fish heads from the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, New York.

This weekend three of the GRP rowers went after their own fish heads in the single, and all three came back with a prize. Hugh McAdam won the men's light single by 42 seconds after a collision mid-race, Erik Frid won the men's open single by 9 seconds and Maggie Fellows won the women's open single by 36 seconds. 

Now the GRP is all back in Vermont and is braving the cold to prepare for the USRowing East ...

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GRP Reels in Top Finishes at Head of the Fish Regatta

26 Oct 2014 @17:36

Many of the fall rowing races are known for offering unique prizes to attract racers to compete. The GRP has sampled several of these this year: from the maple syrup and apple cider of the Green Mountain Head, ... go arrow

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Sunday Medals for GRP at 50th Head of the Charles Regatta

21 Oct 2014 @15:38

There's long been a point of contention in the rowing world about who would win in a matchup between the best scullers in the world and the best sweep rowers. This weekend the Head of the Charles gave an answer, as the sculling "Great Eight"" won the Championship men's eight event under the banner of Craftsbury. The Small Boat Training Center and the sculling camps at Craftsbury have long sought to prove that sculling can help improve performance in all levels of the sport so this was a welcome confirmation at the Center. John Graves helped organize the sculling Great Eight which took athletes from 7 different countries that raced this year's world championships in the single, double or quad and took to the Charles in an eight for almost a week of training together for the event. ...

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Sunday Medals for GRP at 50th Head of the Charles Regatta

21 Oct 2014 @15:38

There's long been a point of contention in the rowing world about who would win in a matchup between the best scullers in the world and the best sweep rowers. This weekend the Head of the Charles gave an answer, as ... go arrow

Saturday Recap from Head of the Charles

19 Oct 2014 @8:15

The first day of the 50th anniversary of the Head of the Charles is in the books, here's a report of the Craftsbury representation:

Dick and Peter Driessigacker were first to race along with Craftsbury coach emeritus Larry Gluckman, who rowed together in the "Motley"" rowing club 8 in the senior master division. The crew took 24th out of 55 senior master crews (age 50+), and was fourth in their own category of Grand Master crews (age 60+). GRP coach Dan Roock also took to the water in a majority Princeton alumni crew racing under Hingham Harbor. His crew was just behind the ""Motley"" entry in 25th place. Judy and Carly Geer raced with fellow 1980 Olympic teammates under the ""1980 rowing club"" where they took 8th place. 

Troy Howell stormed from the back of the pack in the men's ...

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Saturday Recap from Head of the Charles

19 Oct 2014 @8:15

The first day of the 50th anniversary of the Head of the Charles is in the books, here's a report of the Craftsbury representation:Dick and Peter Driessigacker were first to race along with Craftsbury coach emeritus ... go arrow

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Bliz Eyewear Signs on as GRP Rowing Sponsor

17 Oct 2014 @15:38

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce a new eyewear sponsor for the rowing team's 2014-2015 season. Bliz eyewear has a history of sponsoring top-level athletes and has an environmentally-friendly approach to their manufacturing that matches the "green"" ethos of the Green Racing Project. 

Bliz Eyewear joins Concept2, JL Racing and Sauce Headwear as official sponsors of the GRP rowers, who are competing this weekend at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Thank you to everybody who helps make this happen and good luck to all crews racing!

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Bliz Eyewear Signs on as GRP Rowing Sponsor

17 Oct 2014 @15:38

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce a new eyewear sponsor for the rowing team's 2014-2015 season. Bliz eyewear has a history of sponsoring top-level athletes and has an environmentally-friendly approach to ... go arrow

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Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race Wrap

8 Oct 2014 @16:59

It was another successful day on the range for Saturday’s Oktoberfest Singletrack Shootout biathlon race. We were lucky to have a great turnout of both novice and expert bikers and runners to make for a fun and competitive race that even avoided most of the rain that morning!

In the novice race, a couple of GRP rowers led the standings in the running race. Maggie Fellows handily took the victory in the women’s run with clean shooting (go Maggie!) while Phil Grisdela outran his competitors in the men’s run and even hit a couple of targets along the way. In the junior running category, Quincy Massey-Beirman took the women’s victory and while there weren’t any men’s junior runners, Sasha Charkasov was the top junior in the men’s mountain bike race. Notably, both women in the novice ...

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Singletrack Shootout Biathlon Race Wrap

8 Oct 2014 @16:59

It was another successful day on the range for Saturday’s Oktoberfest Singletrack Shootout biathlon race. We were lucky to have a great turnout of both novice and expert bikers and runners to make for a fun and ... go arrow

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CrossFit Day this Sunday

7 Oct 2014 @14:41

CrossFitters: come up for a one day seminar at the Center this Sunday, October 12. Day opens at 9:00am, in the new Activity Center. Try rowing on the water, learn to shoot a biathlon rifle, pick up technique pointers on the Concept2 Indoor Rower and SkiErg - all levels are welcome!

$50 gets you the boats, coaching, Indoor Rowers, SkiErgs, ammo, rifles and safety instruction - and a hearty lunch! Reserve at 802-586-7767, or email your questions to biathlon@craftsbury.com.

Join us to learn new skills and push your limits!

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CrossFit Day this Sunday

7 Oct 2014 @14:41

CrossFitters: come up for a one day seminar at the Center this Sunday, October 12. Day opens at 9:00am, in the new Activity Center. Try rowing on the water, learn to shoot a biathlon rifle, pick up technique ... go arrow

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Checkpoint Challenge Wrap

6 Oct 2014 @13:29

Eleven teams rose to the Challenge on Sunday to complete the 2014 Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge (CCC) and its nine difficult stations. Beginning at 9:45am under blue skies, contestants ran about 7or 8 kilometers while traveling between checkpoints spread across the COC campus – as far north as the end of Race Loop, as far south as Elinor’s field, and ranging from the ski trails down to the waterfront.

Station 7, Tangrams, proved a consistent challenge. Teams had to memorize a geometric shape displayed on a sign, and then use wooden shapes to recreate it 30 or so yards away. In fact, time spent at that checkpoint ended up making the difference between the eventual winners – Ruthie’s Runners – and the previously defending champs, the Craftsbury Crazies, who ended up third this year. ...

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Checkpoint Challenge Wrap

6 Oct 2014 @13:29

Eleven teams rose to the Challenge on Sunday to complete the 2014 Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge (CCC) and its nine difficult stations. Beginning at 9:45am under blue skies, contestants ran about 7or 8 kilometers ... go arrow

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GRP strikes Vermont gold at Green Mountain Head Regatta

1 Oct 2014 @16:12

The rowers kicked off the fall head racing season this past weekend at the Green Mountain Head Regatta in Putney, Vermont. The race is put on by the Putney Rowing Club and officiated by Graeme King, one of the top boatmakers in the country. The race has a unique vibe, always three weeks before the Head of the Charles with trailer parking in a corn field by the Connecticut River. The race is 5k long with two 90-degree turns halfway through to bring crews back to the start/finish line. Some of the tastiest prizes in rowing are awarded here, with maple syrup for first place, apple cider for second and a bag of local apples for third. 

Craftsbury started the season off on a strong note, with John Graves leading the charge in the men's single to take first place in a time of 18:56. ...

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GRP strikes Vermont gold at Green Mountain Head Regatta

1 Oct 2014 @16:12

The rowers kicked off the fall head racing season this past weekend at the Green Mountain Head Regatta in Putney, Vermont. The race is put on by the Putney Rowing Club and officiated by Graeme King, one of the top ... go arrow

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Deconstructing Wilbur's

22 Sep 2014 @9:00

If you’ve been around the Outdoor Center much this summer you may have noticed the slow disappearance of Wilbur’s, the building near the hoop houses at the end of Lemon’s Haunt. Wilbur’s is being deconstructed by ReSource and some of the salvaged material will be used by the Center while the remaining material will be sold to the ReSource Store, which provides families and individuals in crisis with building materials and reduces the amount of waste placed in landfills.

The Center purchased the building three years ago and reviewed options for its future. Ultimately, it was decided the building had issues that were hard to remediate: an outdated and energy inefficient construction style, it would have been difficult, and not cost-effective to upgrade to meet our needs.

The Wilbur’s ...

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Deconstructing Wilbur's

22 Sep 2014 @9:00

If you’ve been around the Outdoor Center much this summer you may have noticed the slow disappearance of Wilbur’s, the building near the hoop houses at the end of Lemon’s Haunt. Wilbur’s is being deconstructed by ... go arrow

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COC Crossfit now 2x per week!

20 Sep 2014 @13:37

We're excited to announce that you can now get your WOD twice a week at COC! Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:30, taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier.

As previously, this program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost. Come join the fun!

 

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COC Crossfit now 2x per week!

20 Sep 2014 @13:37

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2014 Climb to the Castle Race Report

10 Sep 2014 @9:04

For the first time in several years, the GRP skiers didn’t have a large contingent racing Climb to the Castle. Climb to the Castle, or C2C as it’s affectionately known, is an annual uphill skate rollerski sufferfest that ascends 5 miles at an 8% average grade to the top of Whiteface Mountain, just outside of Lake Placid, NY. The Climb to the Castle usually falls as one of the last workouts of the US Ski Team training camp in Lake Placid, and members of the US Biathlon and Nordic Combined teams have been known to jump in as well. However, this year only two GRP members, Caitlin Patterson and Ida Sargent, attended the USST Lake Placid camp and they both had to leave early to prepare for a 2.5 week long glacier training camp in Ramsau, Austria. Luckily, GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee was ...
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2014 Climb to the Castle Race Report

10 Sep 2014 @9:04

For the first time in several years, the GRP skiers didn’t have a large contingent racing Climb to the Castle. Climb to the Castle, or C2C as it’s affectionately known, is an annual uphill skate rollerski sufferfest ... go arrow

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2015 Sculling Camp Registration OPEN

3 Sep 2014 @10:13

Summer's starting to wind down here at Craftsbury, a bittersweet time for sure, but there's no reason to be glum:

-Less than 80 days until we open to ski
-You can lock in your 2015 camp now

We're having a banner year for registrations and camp enrollment, so you'll want to lock in your time for 2015 early to ensure you get the time and accommodation you want next summer. You can find the new schedule and registration up and ready to go! Sign up today!

 

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2015 Sculling Camp Registration OPEN

3 Sep 2014 @10:13

Summer's starting to wind down here at Craftsbury, a bittersweet time for sure, but there's no reason to be glum:-Less than 80 days until we open to ski-You can lock in your 2015 camp nowWe're having a banner year ... go arrow

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Finals Racing in Amsterdam

30 Aug 2014 @14:06

Finals racing has been furious in Amsterdam, with world records being broken in many different event classes, some of which have stood for almost two decades. The lightweight quad was the first to race for the US and Craftsbury, making a statement in Friday's B final where they lead from wire to wire. The US won in a time of 5:54 ahead of Mexico, Uruguay and Brazil. 

Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer were next to race in Saturday's B final of the men's lightweight double after coming in fourth from a photo finish in the A/B semifinal. The crew was 5th off the line and was locked in a tight battle all the way down, using a strong sprint to pass the Danish to take 4th at the line in a time of 6:19.5. Great Britain won the B final in a time of 6:16.7 and South Africa won the A final.

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Finals Racing in Amsterdam

30 Aug 2014 @14:06

Finals racing has been furious in Amsterdam, with world records being broken in many different event classes, some of which have stood for almost two decades. The lightweight quad was the first to race for the US ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Final Wrap

27 Aug 2014 @22:20

There could be no better way to wrap up the Summer 5k Trail Series than a warm, sunny August evening like Tuesday night! The race was followed by refreshments (VT Pilsner from Lost Nation Brewing, and na punch from the COC kitchen), awards, and a delightful COC dinner. 

Thanks to all 209 of our participants for bringing their friendly and competitive spirit to Craftsbury's trails throughout the summer. And congratulations to all of our many champions! Zach Russo, Matt Moody, and Avery Ellis took home the overall-champion hardware, and George Hall, Matt, and Wyle Solomon received Ironman honors for completing 13 out of 13 weeks. These competitors were joined on the podium by a litany of deserving age-group champions as well. 

The Tuesday Night fun will resume in December with ski races. ...

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Tues Night 5k Final Wrap

27 Aug 2014 @22:20

There could be no better way to wrap up the Summer 5k Trail Series than a warm, sunny August evening like Tuesday night! The race was followed by refreshments (VT Pilsner from Lost Nation Brewing, and na punch from ... go arrow

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GRP Athletes and Craftsbury Junior Skiers Race to the Top of Vermont

26 Aug 2014 @19:16

2700’ of vertical climbing over a mere 4.3 miles. No matter how you slice it, it makes for a tough day. That’s exactly what racers faced in the 4th Annual Race to the Top of Vermont, a winding uphill course that has runners and bikers start at the bottom of the Toll Road and finish near the top of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, VT. Finishing the race is definitely an achievement, but the elite runners aren’t just out to finish, they are pushing their limits and attempting to break course records. The Craftsbury crew was well represented in Sunday’s race with GRP skiers, biathletes, rowers, and a few junior skiers toeing the line.

The top Craftsbury finisher in the men’s race was GRP skier Gordon Vermeer. Gordon finished 3rd overall, a little less than 2 minutes behind former cross country ...

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GRP Athletes and Craftsbury Junior Skiers Race to the Top of Vermont

26 Aug 2014 @19:16

2700’ of vertical climbing over a mere 4.3 miles. No matter how you slice it, it makes for a tough day. That’s exactly what racers faced in the 4th Annual Race to the Top of Vermont, a winding uphill course that has ... go arrow

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Men's lightweight quad makes World Championship Debut

26 Aug 2014 @8:53

The second day of racing on Monday at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam marked the debut of the US lightweight men's quad in international racing, with Kyle Lafferty representing the GRP alongside many former teammates from Riverside Boat Club. Kyle's last international performance was in the senior men's lightweight pair in Bled, Slovenia in 2011. For teammates Jake Georgeson, Andrew Neils and Peter Schmidt this is their first race abroad. 

The crew had a challenging heat, with last year's world champions the Greeks, perennial powerhouse country Italy and a young but talented crew from the Netherlands. The US was undaunted however, sticking to their race plan and fighting all the way down the course, coming up short in the sprint to finish fourth in 6:09 behind the ...

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Men's lightweight quad makes World Championship Debut

26 Aug 2014 @8:53

The second day of racing on Monday at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam marked the debut of the US lightweight men's quad in international racing, with Kyle Lafferty representing the GRP alongside ... go arrow

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Racing Kicks off at 2014 World Rowing Championships

24 Aug 2014 @21:21

Racing has begun in Amsterdam at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, with two boats representing the US and Craftsbury coming to the line in the heats. Craftsbury is representing the US with Josh Konieczny in the men's lightweight double, Kyle Lafferty in the men's lightweight quad, and coach Dan Roock overseeing the men's heavyweight quad of Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves.

Josh Konieczny is back in action with Austin Meyer in the lightweight men's double after winning the Holland Beker regatta at the same course and taking fourth place at the second World Cup in France. The lightweight double is one of only two Olympic-class boats for the lightweight men so competition is very tight, with a full progression of heats, repechages, quarterfinals, semifinals and ...

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Racing Kicks off at 2014 World Rowing Championships

24 Aug 2014 @21:21

Racing has begun in Amsterdam at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, with two boats representing the US and Craftsbury coming to the line in the heats. Craftsbury is representing the US with Josh Konieczny in the ... go arrow