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|  January 2014  |

2.9 million and counting: C2 Virtual Challenge Update

27 Jan 2014 @19:37

What's the best way to stay warm on these frigid Craftsbury days? Stay inside and erg, of course! The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has assembled a team that is competing in the Concept2 January Virtual Team Challenge in which teams from all over the world vie to see who can amass the most meters on the Concept2 rowing erg and SkiErg throughout the month of January. The COC team is comprised of 39 members including COC staff, GRP rowers and skiers, and community members, and each group is well represented.

Thus far, the Craftsbury squad is faring well, especially considering that this is the first year a COC team has competed in the Challenge. With 8 days remaining in the competition, the group sits in 34th place overall out of a total of 337 teams, and has racked up a whopping 2,914,249 ...

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2.9 million and counting: C2 Virtual Challenge Update

27 Jan 2014 @19:37

What's the best way to stay warm on these frigid Craftsbury days? Stay inside and erg, of course! The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has assembled a team that is competing in the Concept2 January Virtual Team Challenge ... go arrow

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Winter Tri #2: Skating edition

27 Jan 2014 @18:52

This past Sunday saw another episode of Keith's multisport madness at Craftsbury, with the first-ever skate triathlon! After weeks of oval maintenance and zamboni R&D, Keith's circle was put to the test by 10 triathletes in a skate, run, ski event.

The winner was GRP Rower Kyle Lafferty, who bested course designer Keith Woodward by just under 2 minutes, primarily on the strength of his run leg. Maggie Fellows was fourth overall, and the first woman across the line. The rower's cross training seems to be going well this winter! Full results.

Big thanks to everyone who came out. The Center now has a limited selection of nordic skates to rent too as a result of this event! Talk to the TC about pricing and availability.

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Winter Tri #2: Skating edition

27 Jan 2014 @18:52

This past Sunday saw another episode of Keith's multisport madness at Craftsbury, with the first-ever skate triathlon! After weeks of oval maintenance and zamboni R&D, Keith's circle was put to the test by 10 ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Compete in Quebec, Canada

25 Jan 2014 @12:40

Three of the GRP biathletes ventured north to Val Cartier in Quebec to compete in NorAm #4 as a tune-up race for the North American Championships in Jericho this weekend. Clare Egan, Mike Gibson, and Ethan Dreissigacker competed in a sprint race (7.5k/10k) on the 18th and a pursuit race (10k/12.5k) on the 19th which was seeded from the previous day’s result.

Clare was the only woman to finish the 7.5k sprint, so congrats to her for taking the victory! She had two misses in prone and two in standing. Even without major competition, it was still good for her to put on a bib and practice shooting in a race situation. Mike and Ethan took second and third in the race behind Canadian biathlete Vincent Blais. Mike had 5 misses and Ethan had four, although Ethan cleaned his standing stage.

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GRP Biathletes Compete in Quebec, Canada

25 Jan 2014 @12:40

Three of the GRP biathletes ventured north to Val Cartier in Quebec to compete in NorAm #4 as a tune-up race for the North American Championships in Jericho this weekend. Clare Egan, Mike Gibson, and Ethan ... go arrow

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Antholz Biathlon World Cup Day Two and (Almost!) Three

23 Jan 2014 @15:48

Starting in fourth position in the pursuit race in Antholz must have been an intimidating prospect for Susan Dunklee, after her career best finish in the sprint race two days prior. But Susan didn’t let the pressure get to her and skied with the lead pack for 3 laps, switching off with eventual winner Andrea Henkel of Germany. She cleaned the first stage and only missed one on the second stage, putting her in a great position coming into the final two shooting stages. However, 3 misses on the third stage put her in the penalty loop and she had to watch the leaders ski away. She ended the day in 24th place after 1 miss in her final stage. It was a strong result, although frustrating considering her great start position. The takeaway for Susan from the pursuit must be that she is ...

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Antholz Biathlon World Cup Day Two and (Almost!) Three

23 Jan 2014 @15:48

Starting in fourth position in the pursuit race in Antholz must have been an intimidating prospect for Susan Dunklee, after her career best finish in the sprint race two days prior. But Susan didn’t let the pressure ... go arrow

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Come Erg with us twice weekly!

22 Jan 2014 @11:46

Happy to say that the erg clinic from the other week was such a hit that we've added two erg classes weekly. Classes will be led by GRP rowers and feature a bit of instruction and drills, followed by a workout. Classes are free for members, take about an hour, and run on Fridays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. Instruction will be geared towards beginners, but any member is welcome regardless of ability. Join us!

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Come Erg with us twice weekly!

22 Jan 2014 @11:46

Happy to say that the erg clinic from the other week was such a hit that we've added two erg classes weekly. Classes will be led by GRP rowers and feature a bit of instruction and drills, followed by a workout. ... go arrow

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Sargent breaks through in distance race in Szklarska Poreba, Poland

21 Jan 2014 @17:33

Ida Sargent may be known for her sprinting abilities, but that didn’t prevent her from throwing down a top ten in a 10k classic race this weekend in Poland, demonstrating that she has the fitness to compete with the world’s best. Szklarska Poreba hosted a freestyle sprint and a distance mass start classic in the penultimate World Cup stop before the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Although the Norwegians, Swedes, and Finns were all absent, attending their national championships, it was still a strong, albeit smaller, field. Polish favorite and national darling Justyna kowalczyk was present, and collected a victory in the 10k classic to the cheers of her home crowd.

Friday’s freestyle sprint was a chance for the US women to show their depth in sprinting and they put on an impressive show, ...

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Sargent breaks through in distance race in Szklarska Poreba, Poland

21 Jan 2014 @17:33

Ida Sargent may be known for her sprinting abilities, but that didn’t prevent her from throwing down a top ten in a 10k classic race this weekend in Poland, demonstrating that she has the fitness to compete with the ... go arrow

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BKL Duathlon Results

21 Jan 2014 @9:21

On Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Bill Koch League skiers flocked to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for the Mansfield Nordic Club duathlon. Almost 70 kids in grades 1-8 competed in the races, which ranged in distance from 1.5k for the youngest skiers to 4k for the oldest. Duathlons are double the excitement, with a required change-of-equipment in the middle of the race as skiers switch from classic to skate skiing.

Representing Craftsbury Nordic with flying colors, Allen Moody won the grade 1-2 boys 1.5k race by over two minutes-- a massive margin for a race that only took him four and a half minutes. Allen also competed with the grade 3-4 boys and came in third, about 50 seconds behind his buddy and teammate, Cormac Leahy, who took first place. Cormac's sister Anika Leahy zipped around ...

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BKL Duathlon Results

21 Jan 2014 @9:21

On Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Bill Koch League skiers flocked to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for the Mansfield Nordic Club duathlon. Almost 70 kids in grades 1-8 competed in the races, which ranged in distance ... go arrow

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Juniors & GRP at Eastern Cup

20 Jan 2014 @17:32

With a growing number of up-and-coming Craftsbury juniors joining the Green Racing Project on the Eastern Cup circuit, the bright green race suits are increasingly ubiquitous. Six girls and ten boys represented Craftsbury at last weekend's NENSA Eastern Cup races at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine.

The GRP had its first podium sweep of the season in the men's 10k classic interval start, with Patrick O'Brien leading Gordon Vermeer and Jake Barton. Alex Schulz and Alex Howe both improved upon their Saturday results, taking 6th and 12th. Xavier Koontz Miller and Patrick Lawlor once again held their own again, finishing 84th and 92nd.

In the U-16 boys' 5k, Anders Hanson repeated as Craftsbury's top finisher, this time just missing out on the podium in 4th place. Matthew Lawlor was 16th and ...

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Juniors & GRP at Eastern Cup

20 Jan 2014 @17:32

With a growing number of up-and-coming Craftsbury juniors joining the Green Racing Project on the Eastern Cup circuit, the bright green race suits are increasingly ubiquitous. Six girls and ten boys represented ... go arrow

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Career Best for Susan at Antholz

15 Jan 2014 @21:41

Watch out Sochi, GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee appears to be hitting her peak, and just at the right time with a 4th place finish in a World Cup sprint in Antholz, Italy. This is a career best finish for Susan, who last finished in the top 5 in an individual race at the World Championships in Rupholding, Germany two years ago.

In Antholz, Susan cleaned for the first time in a World Cup and also had a blazing fast ski time. When she crossed the line she was in first place, but she still had to wait for the rest of the field to finish. For a while it looked like Susan might hold on to a podium spot in 3rd place, but Belarusian Darya Domracheva just beat out Susan by 0.60s. Susan was also only 4s out of 2nd and 10.7s from the victory. 

Hannah Dreissigacker had a bit of an unlucky day. She ...

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Career Best for Susan at Antholz

15 Jan 2014 @21:41

Watch out Sochi, GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee appears to be hitting her peak, and just at the right time with a 4th place finish in a World Cup sprint in Antholz, Italy. This is a career best finish for Susan, who ... go arrow

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Sargent sprints it out in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

14 Jan 2014 @14:36

It was another double sprint weekend World Cup in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic and the US team contested an individual freestyle sprint on Saturday and a classic team sprint Sunday. With no snow anywhere to be seen in Eastern Europe, Nove Mesto is lucky to have a 2k man-made loop where they could hold the races. GRP skier Ida Sargent competed in both races after a holiday training break in Davos, Switzerland.


Saturday’s freestyle sprint was a strong day for the US women, with Kikkan Randall taking the victory and Sophie Caldwell in 15th. Unfortunately Ida didn’t make the sprint rounds, finishing 50th, but after a sustained break from racing, she most likely just needs to get her sprint legs back under her. The US men also had a solid day with Andy Newell qualifying in 2nd. He and ...

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Sargent sprints it out in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

14 Jan 2014 @14:36

It was another double sprint weekend World Cup in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic and the US team contested an individual freestyle sprint on Saturday and a classic team sprint Sunday. With no snow anywhere to be ... go arrow

Dunklee continues consistent run at Rupholding World Cups

14 Jan 2014 @13:04

GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee is already pre-qualified for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which means that every World Cup up until the games begin is a sort of practice run for the competitions that will really count. So far, Susan has had a remarkably consistent season on the World Cup and she continued to have strong results in this weekend’s races in Rupholding, Germany. Although conditions were icy, they were much better than last weekend’s conditions in Oberhof, Germany, where low snow threatened to cancel the races. The first day of the Rupholding World Cups was a relay, which unfortunately the US women did not contest as Susan and Annelies Cook were the only women racing.


In Friday’s 15k individual start Susan placed 41st, with 1 miss in prone and 2 in standing over the ...

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Dunklee continues consistent run at Rupholding World Cups

14 Jan 2014 @13:04

GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee is already pre-qualified for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which means that every World Cup up until the games begin is a sort of practice run for the competitions that will ... go arrow

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Two GRP Biathletes named to Sochi Olympic Team

13 Jan 2014 @17:22

Following a week of strong showings on the IBU Cup circuit Hannah Dreissigacker was named to the 2014 US Biathlon Olympic Team, joining GRP teammate Susan Dunklee (pre-qualified on the basis of 2012-13 World Cup results). Dreissigacker came through time after time in the four races from Riduan, Italy - the quartet of races providing the basis for the final Olympic selection. Two spots were sure to go to the best finishers from the four Americans competing in Riduan, with a possible third spot available on the basis of the strong showing of US athletes in biathlon recently.

Dreissigacker led the American women in the 7.5k Sprint event last Saturday, the 5th, with a 15th place on only 1 miss. She followed that the next day with a 13th place, second American by 14 seconds to Sara ...

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Two GRP Biathletes named to Sochi Olympic Team

13 Jan 2014 @17:22

Following a week of strong showings on the IBU Cup circuit Hannah Dreissigacker was named to the 2014 US Biathlon Olympic Team, joining GRP teammate Susan Dunklee (pre-qualified on the basis of 2012-13 World Cup ... go arrow

Winter Tri Postponed to 1/26

13 Jan 2014 @14:24

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Winter Tri Postponed to 1/26

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2nd Edition of GRP Skiers at US Nationals- Report from Day Three and Four

13 Jan 2014 @13:53

We’re back with the second installment of our report from the GRP skiers at US Cross Country Championships. The second part of the championships had some weather challenges, some hard-fought races, and a little redemption as well! Keep reading for a full report on the 20k/30k mass start freestyle and the classic sprint on January 8th and 10th.

20k/30k Mass Start Freestyle

The mass start freestyle proved to be one of the most challenging days of Nationals, with the men skiing 6 laps of the Olympic 5k course and the women skiing 4. The GRP men still hadn’t found their stride for the mass start, and Pat O’Brien posted the best result in 36th place, followed by Andrew Dougherty in 62nd, Gordon Vermeer in 64th and Jake Barton in 68th. The women toughed it out in a race that saw Caitlin Gregg ...

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2nd Edition of GRP Skiers at US Nationals- Report from Day Three and Four

13 Jan 2014 @13:53

We’re back with the second installment of our report from the GRP skiers at US Cross Country Championships. The second part of the championships had some weather challenges, some hard-fought races, and a little ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers at US Nationals Race Report- Day One and Two

12 Jan 2014 @19:45

There were a lot of races during the last week at US Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, UT, so we’ll bring you the race report in two installments. First up, the 10k/15k individual classic and the freestyle sprint, which both went off last weekend on January 4th and 5th. Look for the report on the final two days of the championship sometime tomorrow!

(the top says Classic Sprint, but it was definitely freestyle!)

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GRP Skiers at US Nationals Race Report- Day One and Two

12 Jan 2014 @19:45

There were a lot of races during the last week at US Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, UT, so we’ll bring you the race report in two installments. First up, the 10k/15k individual classic and the ... go arrow

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SuperTour Info Live

9 Jan 2014 @12:01

The keen eyed among you no doubt have noticed, but for everyone else, we've posted race info for the upcoming Craftsbury SuperTour/Dartmouth Winter Carnival - AND registration on Skireg is now live.

Head over to www.craftsbury.com/supertour for Race Info, Course Maps, Lodging info and the like. Registration info will be posted soon as well, but is already available online at Skireg as noted above. Remember:  reg is online ONLY - NO DOR! So sign up now to reserve your slot.

Looking forward to welcoming the North American ski world to our little corner of it this February 7-9!

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SuperTour Info Live

9 Jan 2014 @12:01

The keen eyed among you no doubt have noticed, but for everyone else, we've posted race info for the upcoming Craftsbury SuperTour/Dartmouth Winter Carnival - AND registration on Skireg is now go arrow

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Erg Class & Virtual Team Challenge

9 Jan 2014 @11:14

Clinic - Come join in on an erg class led by Laura Larsen-Strecker, one of the GRP rowers. Learn how to maximize your fitness and strength training on the Concept2 rowing ergometer in this free one-hour erging class. Instruction will be geared towards beginners, but any member is welcome regardless of ability. Class will open with basic instruction and drills to start followed by a workout. Join us this Friday, 5:00pm in the fitness center in the basement of Cedar.

Challenge - And if you're looking for a mid-winter challenge, why not join the GRP Rowers as part of the Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge"? The Challenge offers  teams around the world a chance to compete to see who can accumulate the most meters on C2 machines (rowing erg & SkiErg) throughout the month. The Challenge draws ...

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Erg Class & Virtual Team Challenge

9 Jan 2014 @11:14

Clinic - Come join in on an erg class led by Laura Larsen-Strecker, one of the GRP rowers. Learn how to maximize your fitness and strength training on the Concept2 rowing ergometer in this free one-hour erging ... go arrow

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Snow Report App - v1.1 Update

7 Jan 2014 @18:54

UPDATE - We've re-organized the snow report, and now the app supports the re-shuffling too! Version 1.1 is available at the links below.

Thinking about heading to Craftsbury for some nordic skiing? With the new Craftsbury Outdoor Center app, you can check the local weather, snow report and trail info for our 100k of trails right from your phone!

Android
The droid version is available for Android 4.0.3 and newer, and provides you with a handy way to keep tabs on conditions. Head over to Google Play and install now!
Craftsbury Snow Report App - Android

iPhone
The wait is over! We're pleased to announce that the iOS version of the Craftsbury Snow App is now available in iTunes. The same functionality as the Android version, now for iOS 7.0 or later. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and ...

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Snow Report App - v1.1 Update

7 Jan 2014 @18:54

UPDATE - We've re-organized the snow report, and now the app supports the re-shuffling too! Version 1.1 is available at the links below.Thinking about heading to Craftsbury for some nordic skiing? With the new ... go arrow

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Biathletes Dreissigacker and Dunklee back in Europe after Holiday Break

7 Jan 2014 @18:28

After a short break directly after the World Cups in Annecy, both Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker are back in Europe competing in the last few World Cup and IBU Cups before the Olympics. Susan was in Oberhof, Germany this past weekend for the World Cup there, and Hannah competed in the IBU Cup in Ridnaun, Italy, which will be used for Olympic selection.

Susan raced a 7.5k sprint and a 10k pursuit in Oberhof. She was the top American woman in both races and had two really consistent races. In Friday’s sprint race she finished 32nd with 4 misses, 2 in prone and 2 in standing. Unfortunately she just missed qualifying for Sunday’s mass start, as only the top 30 get a start position. However, she was able to move up to 25th place in Saturday’s pursuit race and cleaned the first two ...

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Biathletes Dreissigacker and Dunklee back in Europe after Holiday Break

7 Jan 2014 @18:28

After a short break directly after the World Cups in Annecy, both Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker are back in Europe competing in the last few World Cup and IBU Cups before the Olympics. Susan was in Oberhof, ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Compete at IBU Cup Trials in Mt. Itasca, Minnesota

7 Jan 2014 @17:18

It has been a few weeks since the GRP biathletes returned from their December trials races in Mt. Itasca, MN, but in light of some great performances from the crew, we decided that they needed some belated news coverage. The trials were a four race series with three sprint (7.5k/10k) competitions and one mass start. One woman and two men were selected from the trials to compete at an IBU Cup in Ridnaun, Italy, in hopes of making the Olympic team. GRP biathlete Clare Egan had some great results at trials and just narrowly missed the IBU Cup selection. Here’s the rundown of the week’s races.

Saturday, December 14th- 10k/7.5k Sprint 

It was freezing cold in Mt. Itasca for the first sprint competition, but the organizers managed to pull off a sprint competition, 10k for the men and 7.5k for ...

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GRP Biathletes Compete at IBU Cup Trials in Mt. Itasca, Minnesota

7 Jan 2014 @17:18

It has been a few weeks since the GRP biathletes returned from their December trials races in Mt. Itasca, MN, but in light of some great performances from the crew, we decided that they needed some belated news ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers Prepped for US Senior Nationals in Soldier Hollow, UT

3 Jan 2014 @18:21

Eight of the GRP skiers are in Midway, UT getting ready to race at US Senior Nationals starting tomorrow, January 4th. Not only are national championships on the line, but the races will be used to pick the U23 World Championship Team which will compete in Val di Fiemme, Italy later this month. The races will also influence Olympic team selection, so there is a lot on the line! GRP athletes Liz Guiney, Jake Barton, Andrew Dougherty, and Pete Hegman are all eligible for U23’s, so they will be looking for top results against the country’s best U23 racers. Caitlin Patterson, Patrick O’Brien, Alex Schulz, and Gordon Vermeer, all over 23, will be looking for overall podium positions in the 4 race series. Look for Patrick and Alex to duke it out in the two sprints, and Gordon to break ...

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GRP Skiers Prepped for US Senior Nationals in Soldier Hollow, UT

3 Jan 2014 @18:21

Eight of the GRP skiers are in Midway, UT getting ready to race at US Senior Nationals starting tomorrow, January 4th. Not only are national championships on the line, but the races will be used to pick the U23 ... go arrow

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Register NOW: Marathon price hike tomorrow

31 Dec 2013 @13:09

Thinking about the 2014 Craftsbury Marathon? We are! Today is the last day to register at the cheapest rate:  the low rate of only $60 for adults, $30 for students ends TONIGHT at midnight. So before you start your revelry, lock in your entertainment for February 1:  it's going to be another great year, sign up now!

Register now at Skireg

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Register NOW: Marathon price hike tomorrow

31 Dec 2013 @13:09

Thinking about the 2014 Craftsbury Marathon? We are! Today is the last day to register at the cheapest rate:  the low rate of only $60 for adults, $30 for students ends TONIGHT at midnight. So before you start your ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Inn to become Craftsbury Public House

27 Dec 2013 @14:11

Thanks to collaboration between the owners of the Craftsbury Inn, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the Craftsbury Inn (in Craftsbury Village) will soon be restored and will take on a new life as the Craftsbury Public House. It will offer community gathering space, exhibition/performance space, accommodations and a Pub. The grounds will become a community park, and it will serve as a village trailhead for the ski trails between Highland Lodge and the Outdoor Center.

The Craftsbury Public House was built by Amasa Scott, a successful merchant, as his private residence. An advocate for Craftsbury Village, in the 1850’s Amasa built the prominent building, and donated land and lent funds to build the town hall in the village to bolster its standing as ...

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Craftsbury Inn to become Craftsbury Public House

27 Dec 2013 @14:11

Thanks to collaboration between the owners of the Craftsbury Inn, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the Craftsbury Inn (in Craftsbury Village) will soon be restored and will take ... go arrow

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Sargent breaks through with 10th in Asiago, Italy

23 Dec 2013 @22:56

A double classic sprint weekend? Sounds like a dream come true for Ida Sargent, a classic sprint specialist (who also holds her own in distance and skate sprints!). But this past World Cup weekend in Asiago, Italy offered an individual classic sprint and a team sprint, and Ida made the most of it with some strong results.

Saturday was the individual sprint, and Ida started the day with a 21st in qualification. She was one of four US women to make the heats, with Sadie Bjornsen qualifying in 5th, Vermonter Sophie Caldwell in 25th, and Kikkan Randall in 27th. However, Ida was the only US Woman to advance out of her quarterfinal. She was third in that race, which was enough to earn her a lucky loser spot and a semifinal start. In her semi, Ida matched up against eventual winner Justyna ...

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Sargent breaks through with 10th in Asiago, Italy

23 Dec 2013 @22:56

A double classic sprint weekend? Sounds like a dream come true for Ida Sargent, a classic sprint specialist (who also holds her own in distance and skate sprints!). But this past World Cup weekend in Asiago, Italy ... go arrow

Eastern Cup Freestyle Sprint

21 Dec 2013 @23:11

Over 350 racers competed today at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Day One of the TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup Opener weekend. Despite dreadful weather characterized by rain in the low 30's, athletes celebrated the solstice with a freestyle sprint on the beautifully-groomed man-made loop. Following the morning qualifier races, there were full sprint heats for U-16, U-20 and Open categories.

A HUGE and exceptional thanks to all coaches, parents, spectators, and above all, our steadfast volunteers, for not only braving the storm but maintaining a very spirited race environment throughout the whole day, which ran from well before 9:30am to well after 4pm. 

Top prizes for the day in the U-16 category went to Leah Brams of Cambridge Sports Union (CSU) and Forrest Hamilton of Mansfield Nordic. ...

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Eastern Cup Freestyle Sprint

21 Dec 2013 @23:11

Over 350 racers competed today at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Day One of the TD Bank NENSA Eastern Cup Opener weekend. Despite dreadful weather characterized by rain in the low 30's, athletes celebrated the ... go arrow

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Dunklee and Dreissigacker at IBU World Cup 3 in Annecy- Le Grand

18 Dec 2013 @18:11

Last weekend, when the US Women’s Biathlon team finished 8th in the 4x6k relay in Hochfilzen, Austria, it was a historic result. Fast forward to the past weekend in Annecy- Le Grand, France, where the women’s relay took 8th place again. This time, the result wasn’t a historic best, but rather an indication of what is possible. The US team of Susan Dunklee, Sara Studebaker, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Annelies Cook is hungry for more, and they know it is within reach. They saw the Canadian team take 4th in the very same relay so they know what it will take to get a top result. In Friday’s relay, both GRP athletes Susan and Hannah had great results. Susan is settling into the scramble leg nicely for the second weekend in a row, and in her leg she only used one spare to keep the US team ...

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Dunklee and Dreissigacker at IBU World Cup 3 in Annecy- Le Grand

18 Dec 2013 @18:11

Last weekend, when the US Women’s Biathlon team finished 8th in the 4x6k relay in Hochfilzen, Austria, it was a historic result. Fast forward to the past weekend in Annecy- Le Grand, France, where the women’s relay ... go arrow

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Sargent continues World Cup run in Davos, Switzerland

18 Dec 2013 @17:04

Usually it is the men’s sprint field that is only separated by a few seconds in qualifying, meaning that it only takes one slip or mistake to miss out on the top 30 and a qualifying spot in the rounds. It may be an indication of how strong the women’s World Cup field is right now, but on Sunday in Davos, Switzerland it was the women who were packed into the results sheet. Only a little over 3 seconds separated the top qualifier, Denise Herrmann of Germany, from the 30th. In comparison, the men’s field was much more strung out, with 6 seconds between the fastest qualifier and 30th place.

GRP athlete Ida Sargent has had a successful run in sprints this season, with a 13th in the first skate sprint in Beitostolen and 16th in the classic at Kuusamo. In Davos though, just a few mistakes ...

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Sargent continues World Cup run in Davos, Switzerland

18 Dec 2013 @17:04

Usually it is the men’s sprint field that is only separated by a few seconds in qualifying, meaning that it only takes one slip or mistake to miss out on the top 30 and a qualifying spot in the rounds. It may be an ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Center Yoga during the Holidays

18 Dec 2013 @12:23

Ok yogi bears! We want to make sure we keep you limber through the polar months, but have a couple of updates you'll want to be aware of to ensure that you make your classes.

We will continue to offer the three weekly classes: Wednesday at 5:30pm, Thursday at 3:30pm, and Sunday at 10:30am. HOWEVER, the Sunday class will be held an hour earlier at 9:30am starting December 29, 2013 through February of 2014. Additionally, be prepared for the Thursday afternoon classes to shift locations to the Yurt behind Cedar Lodge when there are scheduling issues.

Lastly, we unfortunately do have to cancel a few classes due to the holidays. The following classes will NOT be happening:

December 22, 2013
December 25, 2013
December 26, 2013
January 1, 2014
January 2, 2014

Namaste!

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Craftsbury Center Yoga during the Holidays

18 Dec 2013 @12:23

Ok yogi bears! We want to make sure we keep you limber through the polar months, but have a couple of updates you'll want to be aware of to ensure that you make your classes.We will continue to offer the three ... go arrow

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2013 Craftsbury Masters Camp Recap

18 Dec 2013 @12:10

Thanks to NENSA's Janice Sibilia for sharing her recap of last weekend's Masters Camp - hopefully the first of many more camps to come!

The inaugural Craftsbury masters camp was a huge success! More than 20 master skiers came out to get tips on technique, strength and range of motion training, flexibility, and waxing. Both the skiing and the enthusiasm were fabulous, contributing to a fun and informative weekend for all.

The camp kicked off Thursday afternoon with a yoga session and a chance to get the ski legs going. Dinner was followed by a presentation about Training for Cross Country Skiers, led by Pepa Miloucheva.

On Friday morning campers received much welcomed help getting prepped for classic skiing. With everyone waxed up and ready to go, the group was introduced to the ...

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2013 Craftsbury Masters Camp Recap

18 Dec 2013 @12:10

Thanks to NENSA's Janice Sibilia for sharing her recap of last weekend's Masters Camp - hopefully the first of many more camps to come!The inaugural Craftsbury masters camp was a huge success! More than 20 master ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Signs On As Official NENSA Sponsor

17 Dec 2013 @14:47

NENSA and Craftsbury have formalized a long-standing collaboration, aligning Craftsbury as a NENSA sponsor for the coming season. With this partnership, NENSA recognizes Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s services, facilities and tradition of excellent programming as a key asset for the New England Nordic community. Craftsbury will continue to welcome the NENSA community to their growing facilities and will offer special deals to NENSA members for select programs. In addition to their direct sponsorship support of NENSA and providing excellent training opportunities, Craftsbury Outdoor Center will continue to host some of the most exciting racing in New England with the NENSA Eastern Cup Opener, the famous Craftsbury Marathon, Craftsbury GRP Spring Tour, and a national SuperTour event this ...

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Craftsbury Signs On As Official NENSA Sponsor

17 Dec 2013 @14:47

NENSA and Craftsbury have formalized a long-standing collaboration, aligning Craftsbury as a NENSA sponsor for the coming season. With this partnership, NENSA recognizes Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s services, ... go arrow

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Winter Tri #1 Results

16 Dec 2013 @7:10

A small, but dedicated core of multi-sport athletes contested our first winter tri. The course designer/race promoter took the win (hmm...) over the Green Racing Project's Phil Grisdela and COC member Matt Moody. Thanks to all for coming out, and don't miss our next Tri, January 5th. We're hoping for a Snowshoe/Ski/Skate! Stay tuned!

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Winter Tri #1 Results

16 Dec 2013 @7:10

A small, but dedicated core of multi-sport athletes contested our first winter tri. The course designer/race promoter took the win (hmm...) over the Green Racing Project's Phil Grisdela and COC member Matt Moody. ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes at IBU World Cups in Sweden and Austria

13 Dec 2013 @18:47

Both Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee have been over in Europe representing the Green Racing Project for the last couple of weeks on the IBU World Cup. We’re a bit behind in our coverage, but these ladies have been skiing hard in the opening races and showing a lot of promise for the rest of the season. Here is a rundown of everything you may have missed, starting with the opening World Cups in Oestersund, Sweden and then on to the next stop in Hochfilzen, Austria. Susan and Hannah are both currently in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France for the 3rd World Cup so stay tuned for coverage of those races!

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Sunday, November 24th – 2x6k + 2x7.5k Mixed Relay

The opening race of the IBU World Cup was a mixed relay, with 2 men and 2 women from each country skiing a leg. The ...

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GRP Biathletes at IBU World Cups in Sweden and Austria

13 Dec 2013 @18:47

Both Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee have been over in Europe representing the Green Racing Project for the last couple of weeks on the IBU World Cup. We’re a bit behind in our coverage, but these ladies have ... go arrow

Member's Race Suits and Jackets are in!

13 Dec 2013 @9:40

That's right! If you ordered a Race Suit before the November 15th deadline, your suit and/or jacket has arrived. As a reminder, here is the breakdown for pricing:

Buying:

Race suit and Jacket- $205

Race suit- $120

Jacket- $100

 

Renting:

Race suit and Jacket- $60

Race Suit- $40

Jacket- $30

 

Please note that if you are renting, you need to write a full-price deposit dated April 30th. See Zach Russo to bring your suit home in time for the next Tuesday Race! You can contact him at zach.russo@craftsbury.com, or find him at the Touring Center between 4:30 and 5 Tuesday through Friday and most of the day Saturday and Sunday.

 

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Member's Race Suits and Jackets are in!

13 Dec 2013 @9:40

That's right! If you ordered a Race Suit before the November 15th deadline, your suit and/or jacket has arrived. As a reminder, here is the breakdown for pricing:Buying:Race suit and Jacket- $205Race suit- ... go arrow

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Sargent at World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway

9 Dec 2013 @20:36

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back in action for the second weekend of World Cup racing in Lillehammer, Norway, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. For many World Cup skiers, it was their first time racing a World Cup in Lillehammer, which is back on the circuit after a long break. The weekend brought an individual start distance classic and a relay, notable because it is the first and only relay event before the Olympics in February.

In Saturday’s 10k classic, Sargent was hoping to break into the top 30 and ultimately finished just outside in 39th. Sargent is a strong classic skier, but may have lacked a little pop after a tiring last weekend in Kuusamo. The US Women had another great day, as Sadie Bjornsen matched her 7th place result in the 5k classic from last weekend, proving it was no ...

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Sargent at World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway

9 Dec 2013 @20:36

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back in action for the second weekend of World Cup racing in Lillehammer, Norway, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. For many World Cup skiers, it was their first time racing a World Cup in ... go arrow

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GRP at USSA SuperTour in Bozeman, Montana

9 Dec 2013 @19:40

Caitlin Patterson once again led the GRP skiers at the second SuperTour series just up the road in Bozeman, MT. The most striking aspect of the race weekend was the cold; temperatures never climbed above zero degrees Fahrenheit. The legal FIS limit for racing is -20C (-4F), so it was touch and go whether the organizers would be able to hold the event. The first race, a classic sprint scheduled for Saturday, was cancelled as the temperature around race time was still -15F with no signs of warming. Unfortunately they were not able to reschedule the classic sprint, and on a sparse SuperTour schedule, this means that the competition for SuperTour points, and ultimately World Cup Start rights, will be even closer.

On Sunday things warmed up a little bit, and it was close to the legal limit ...

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GRP at USSA SuperTour in Bozeman, Montana

9 Dec 2013 @19:40

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GRP Ski Bozeman SuperTour Preview

7 Dec 2013 @18:33

We didn’t get around to posting a SuperTour preview for the Bozeman races, but since today’s classic sprint was cancelled due to temperatures below the legal FIS limit, we figured there is still time! Here’s the update on the Montana GRP skier contingent’s weekend races.

The name of the game at the Bohart Ski Trails is surviving the cold. Actually, frigid may be a better word for it. With temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit all week, there has been an off chance that the organizers wouldn’t be able to hold the races as planned, a classic sprint Saturday and mass start classic Sunday. They pushed back the start time Saturday until noon, but it wasn’t quite enough and the temperature around 11 a.m. was still -15F, so the jury chose to cancel the classic sprint, with no word on ...

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GRP Ski Bozeman SuperTour Preview

7 Dec 2013 @18:33

We didn’t get around to posting a SuperTour preview for the Bozeman races, but since today’s classic sprint was cancelled due to temperatures below the legal FIS limit, we figured there is still time! Here’s the ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Ski Races underway!

3 Dec 2013 @17:37

There may not be lots of snow where you live, but we're well into winter here at Craftsbury. Today's harbinger? The start of the 13-14 Tuesday night XC Ski race series!

As was the case last year, we will offer both a traditional race option and a self-timed version - both counting toward the overall points series. The traditional race option begins with registration at 3:30pm, and races kicking off at 4:00pm.

The self-timed category allows those whose schedules can't fit the race start time to participate in our regularly scheduled event to join the fun. Your results will be included with the rest of the competitors and posted the next day on our website. Just like the summer, we will offer season long prizes for both overall and age group results, based on points from each event.

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Tuesday Night Ski Races underway!

3 Dec 2013 @17:37

There may not be lots of snow where you live, but we're well into winter here at Craftsbury. Today's harbinger? The start of the 13-14 Tuesday night XC Ski race series!As was the case last year, we will offer both a ... go arrow

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Opener Results - Now w/BKL

3 Dec 2013 @17:18

UPDATE:  now w/BKL results and pictures.

We were thrilled to kick off the winter race season with close to 150 racers from BKL to M10s! BKL did ~3k in a mass start, while U16 boys and girls did ~4.5k, over 16s did ~7.5k.

Temps started cool, but warmed through the day. The course held up well, but did soften:  where one would've selected a firm ski in the am, by the time the U16 girls took the course, something with more splay may have been more suitable.

Congrats to our podiums:
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1 AKEO MAIFELD-CARUCCI Harvard University 0:18:06.0
2 PER LINDGREN, UNH 0:18:17.4, 0:11.5
3 EIRIK FOSNAES, UNH 0:18:20.3, 0:14.4

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1 JENNIFER ROLFES, Harvard University 0:21:19.6
2 ELIZABETH IZZO, UNH 0:21:57.5, 0:37.8
3 TEAGAN YUTRZENKA, UNH 0:22:03.8, 0:44.2

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Opener Results - Now w/BKL

3 Dec 2013 @17:18

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GRP at the first World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland

2 Dec 2013 @16:33

Ida Sargent kicked off the first World Cup weekend in Kuusamo with some solid finishes and an indication of a lot more to come as the season progresses. Friday’s race was a classic sprint, one of Sargent’s best events, and she qualified for the rounds in 18th position. In her quarterfinal she matched up against some of the world’s best including last year’s overall World Cup winner Justyna Kowalczyk and Norwegian star Astrid Jacobsen. In a blazing finishing sprint Sargent nearly took 2nd place and an automatic spot in the semifinals, but missed it by less than a boot length to the other Ida (Ingemarsdotter) of Sweden. Perhaps bigger boots next time? Sargent didn’t advance out of her quarter, and ended the day in 16th place overall. Other top American finishes included Sadie Bjornsen’s ...

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GRP at the first World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland

2 Dec 2013 @16:33

Ida Sargent kicked off the first World Cup weekend in Kuusamo with some solid finishes and an indication of a lot more to come as the season progresses. Friday’s race was a classic sprint, one of Sargent’s best ... go arrow

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Patterson's 2nd Place Highlights GRP Weekend in West Yellowstone

2 Dec 2013 @16:32

Sunday’s skate distance race was a battle of the Caitlins, with GRP skier Caitlin Patterson and Team Gregg’s Caitlin Gregg duking it out for 1st and 2nd in the 10k individual start. Ultimately Gregg took the victory, but Patterson fought hard until the end to hold off APU skier Kate Fitzgerald and secure the second podium position. Patterson’s 2nd place was the top result for the Green Team in their first SuperTour weekend, but it was backed by solid finishes from the other GRP members. Liz Guiney was 12th in the same race, and she ended up in the middle of a large group of women that all finished within 30 seconds of each other. In the men’s race Andrew Dougherty took 14th place, 1:42 behind race winner Mads Strøem from Colorado University. Not far behind, Pete Hegman and Gordon ...

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Patterson's 2nd Place Highlights GRP Weekend in West Yellowstone

2 Dec 2013 @16:32

Sunday’s skate distance race was a battle of the Caitlins, with GRP skier Caitlin Patterson and Team Gregg’s Caitlin Gregg duking it out for 1st and 2nd in the 10k individual start. Ultimately Gregg took the ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers West Yellowstone SuperTour Preview

28 Nov 2013 @19:44

The first SuperTour races of the 2013-2014 cross country skiing season kick off this Friday and Saturday in West Yellowstone, MT. The Green Racing Project has a strong contingent of skiers in West ready to compete in a skate sprint and individual start 10k/15k skate race this weekend. Friday’s sprint is short and fairly flat, almost guaranteeing a full-out drag race in the heats. All of the GRP men will be aiming to make the heats in a strong field with athletes from APU, Sun Valley, Stratton T2, Team Homegrown, and various other elite club and colleges. Look for Pat O’Brien, Gordon Vermeer, and Alex Schulz especially to lay down some fast times on the 1.3k course. On the women’s side, Caitlin Patterson will be looking to repeat or improve upon her 3rd place finish in last year’s ...

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GRP Skiers West Yellowstone SuperTour Preview

28 Nov 2013 @19:44

The first SuperTour races of the 2013-2014 cross country skiing season kick off this Friday and Saturday in West Yellowstone, MT. The Green Racing Project has a strong contingent of skiers in West ready to compete ... go arrow

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GRP in Beitostolen, Norway

28 Nov 2013 @11:45

GRP/USST athlete Ida Sargent had a successful weekend at the FIS Opener in Beitostølen, Norway. The race weekend was a chance for the US skiers to shake out the cobwebs and go hard before the first World Cups of the season this weekend in Kuusamo, Finland. The field was mostly Norwegian skiers, with a few Slovenian women in attendance. Sargent placed 29th in Friday’s 10k classic individual start in an impressive showing which had all 7 US Women in the top 30. The highlight of the day for the US was Sadie Bjornsen’s 5th place finish, coming the day after her 24th birthday. Sargent was happy with her result, stating the importance of dialing in her race routine and getting back the sensations of racing before the World Cup next weekend.

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GRP in Beitostolen, Norway

28 Nov 2013 @11:45

GRP/USST athlete Ida Sargent had a successful weekend at the FIS Opener in Beitostølen, Norway. The race weekend was a chance for the US skiers to shake out the cobwebs and go hard before the first World Cups of the ... go arrow

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Registration for 14-15 Opens Monday

27 Nov 2013 @15:30

Want to reserve your winter '14-15 Craftsbury getaway? We'll be opening our books for your reservations starting Monday, December 2nd at 8:30am for current reservation holders. Call 802-586-7767 to reserve. No existing reservation for this winter? Call us Monday, December 9th and lockdown your spot for next winter at that time. See this winter's rates here.

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Registration for 14-15 Opens Monday

27 Nov 2013 @15:30

Want to reserve your winter '14-15 Craftsbury getaway? We'll be opening our books for your reservations starting Monday, December 2nd at 8:30am for current reservation holders. Call 802-586-7767 to reserve. No ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Opener this Sunday!

27 Nov 2013 @15:04

Ready to get on snow? Registration for the 2013 Craftsbury Opener ski race is available now online at SkiReg.

This year's Opener will take place on Sunday, December 1st, as we wrap up our Thanksgiving Training Week. We're planning on 10k for men and women, 5k for juniors, and ~2k for BKL, all freestyle technique. Check out our Craftsbury Opener page for full details and the latest information.

Race entry is FREE to Craftsbury houseguests. Even better news? We're waiving our standard lodging cancellation policy for the period of November 22 to December 20. We're skiers too, and understand you'd rather not be locked in to lodging contracts if the weather goes south. If we can't provide your group with at least a kilometer of skiable snow in time for your stay, we'll give you your money ...

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Craftsbury Opener this Sunday!

27 Nov 2013 @15:04

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Ugly weather = No Yoga tonight

27 Nov 2013 @14:57

Regrettably, bad driving means no yoga tonight.

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Ugly weather = No Yoga tonight

27 Nov 2013 @14:57

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Try Biathlon this Saturday!

25 Nov 2013 @10:41

 

The Outdoor Center boasts the earliest on-snow biathlon training in New England. Our new and improved mini-range is comprised of four standard biathlon targets and is situated right on the man-made loop on the lower soccer field. At Saturday's free clinic, GRP Biathletes Mike Gibson, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Clare Egan, along with US Biathlon development coach, Algis Shalna, will provide safety instruction and coaching for all those who want to try their hand at biathlon. Bring your ski equipment; we'll provide rifles and ammunition. The clinic will start at 2:00pm and wrap up by 3:30pm.

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Try Biathlon this Saturday!

25 Nov 2013 @10:41

 The Outdoor Center boasts the earliest on-snow biathlon training in New England. Our new and improved mini-range is comprised of four standard biathlon targets and is situated right on the man-made loop on the ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Opens for the '13-14 Ski Season

20 Nov 2013 @10:20

We'll be open on our ~600m ribbon of snow tomorrow morning! The ribbon is not presently tracked, but is over a foot deep of the COC snowmaker’s finest.

Despite some warm days and downpours, we’ve enjoyed some good snowmaking weather in the past week. Current forecasts have us in good shape to blow a significant amount of snow in the coming week or so. Our goal is to have our traditional early season loop extended through the woods by the beginning of the week. The loop will be busy with groups and teams throughout Thanksgiving week and beyond as we have a number of upcoming events like the Craftsbury Opener, Demo Days and the early season Masters’ Camp.

While we’re eager for everyone to come join us in the coming days, we urge skiers to use caution:  we are making more snow, pushing ...

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Craftsbury Opens for the '13-14 Ski Season

20 Nov 2013 @10:20

We'll be open on our ~600m ribbon of snow tomorrow morning! The ribbon is not presently tracked, but is over a foot deep of the COC snowmaker’s finest. Despite some warm days and downpours, we’ve enjoyed some good ... go arrow

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Under a month until Masters' Camp

18 Nov 2013 @14:58

Get your best season yet underway with our December 12-15 training camp. Participants will get three days on snow (four if you get to campus early enough on Thursday) full of instruction from Craftsbury GRP's Pepa Miloucheva, NENSA's Janice Sibilia, GRP athletes, and Craftsbury coaches. The curriculum consists of technique drills, longer base-building skis, video review to reinforce technical points, flexibility and yoga, plus lots of presentations by the coaching staff on a range of topics including strength, program personalization, and nutrition. The weekend won't be all work though: there'll be plenty of time for relaxing with your fellow campers and staff, enjoying sumptuous meals in our Vermont Fresh Network Dining Hall (included in the full price camp), trying some biathlon, ...

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Under a month until Masters' Camp

18 Nov 2013 @14:58

Get your best season yet underway with our December 12-15 training camp. Participants will get three days on snow (four if you get to campus early enough on Thursday) full of instruction from Craftsbury GRP's Pepa ... go arrow

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13 Fall East Coast Speed Order

13 Nov 2013 @17:05

As the GRP ski team took to snow for the first time this season, the GRP rowers travelled down to Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the USRowing Fall Speed Order for their last rowing race of 2013. The speed order consisted of a 6 km erg piece indoors on Saturday that determined the start order of a 4.25 km time trial on Lake Carnegie in singles and pairs on Sunday. Last year GRP rowers won both the men’s heavyweight and lightweight singles and the squad was looking to build on that performance for this year.

Racing kicked off on Saturday with the 6km erg test to determine the start order for Sunday’s time trial on the water. Josh Konieczny led the group with the top score in the lightweight division, almost 10 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Steve Whelpley was the top ...

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13 Fall East Coast Speed Order

13 Nov 2013 @17:05

As the GRP ski team took to snow for the first time this season, the GRP rowers travelled down to Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the USRowing Fall Speed Order for their last rowing race of 2013. The speed order ... go arrow

New Masters' Program for 13-14 Winter

12 Nov 2013 @15:09

We're excited to formally announce a new training opportunity for our masters' members:  Competitive Masters Racer Training. We'll be hosting indoor dryland sessions Tuesday nights at 5:30pm until early December, outdoor sessions Wednesdays at 3:30pm throughout the fall and winter. Designed for masters skiers who plan to do some amount of racing. You can register for this program, along with our other programs for all ages and abilities, over at skireg.

 

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New Masters' Program for 13-14 Winter

12 Nov 2013 @15:09

We're excited to formally announce a new training opportunity for our masters' members:  Competitive Masters Racer Training. We'll be hosting indoor dryland sessions Tuesday nights at 5:30pm until early December, ... go arrow

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2014 Running Camps Registration Open

7 Nov 2013 @9:09

Is it ever too early to sign up for the 2014 docket of running camps? We think not! Next summer will be here before we know it, and the quiet roads and peaceful scenes of Vermont await. Registration is online now and spots will go quickly, so don’t wait to sign up for your favorite camp. Our schedule has something for everyone, from weeklong training getaways for marathoners, high school runners, and masters, to the fall foliage and running weekends in September. There are also options for avid runners who want to try out sculling, or vice versa! Check out the full schedule to see all of the camps offered in 2014 at the Center.

2014 Running Schedule and Registration

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2014 Running Camps Registration Open

7 Nov 2013 @9:09

Is it ever too early to sign up for the 2014 docket of running camps? We think not! Next summer will be here before we know it, and the quiet roads and peaceful scenes of Vermont await. Registration is online now ... go arrow

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13-14 Winter Ski Programming

6 Nov 2013 @8:51

Now that you've gotten your membership up to date, lock in your ski programming registration for the winter. We offer annual members great ski training and coaching for skiers of all ages to train, learn technique, improve - and just have a blast on snow all winter long! 2013-14 programming information is here, and registration for same is now online.

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13-14 Winter Ski Programming

6 Nov 2013 @8:51

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2014 Marathon Registration is OPEN

6 Nov 2013 @7:44

Another sign of impending winter:  registration for the 33rd annual Craftsbury Ski Marathon is OPEN! Head over to SkiReg to sign up now! Entries are never cheaper than what they are now:  adults ski for only $60, students $30. Again this year, we're doing a deal for BKL skiers who enter the Marathon with a full price adult - only $5! (discount applied during checkout)

Sign up now and spread the word about the point to point Craftsbury Marathon coming this February 1st!

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2014 Marathon Registration is OPEN

6 Nov 2013 @7:44

Another sign of impending winter:  registration for the 33rd annual Craftsbury Ski Marathon is OPEN! Head over to SkiReg to sign up now! Entries are never cheaper than what they are now:  adults ski for only $60, ... go arrow

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Volunteering at Craftsbury 13-14

30 Oct 2013 @19:37

Winter is coming! We’re hoping for a good old-fashioned snowy one. We’ve got a number of exciting races on the schedule for this winter, and we wanted to give all our dedicated volunteers an early look at the calendar in hopes that you’ll be able to join us for some or all of these events.

And as small tokens of thanks, we are working on putting together a few items of winter wear to keep you warm, make you more recognizable as a volunteer. If you expect to be able to help out with at least two of these race weekends, we will keep you even warmer!! Please let us know of your interest and your top size so we can appropriately recognize your contributions.

December 21-22: NENSA Eastern Cup Opener—this race weekend kicks off the New England season. There will be a skate sprint on Saturday ...

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Volunteering at Craftsbury 13-14

30 Oct 2013 @19:37

Winter is coming! We’re hoping for a good old-fashioned snowy one. We’ve got a number of exciting races on the schedule for this winter, and we wanted to give all our dedicated volunteers an early look at the ... go arrow

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New Craftsbury Ski Coach

29 Oct 2013 @17:29

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Zach Russo for the position of junior nordic coach. Russo will be charge of the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club Junior program and will help out with some of the master’s and BKL ski programming as well, in addition to coaching the new Sterling College ski team.

Russo graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in the spring of 2013. At Clarkson he was a member of both the cross country running team and the nordic ski team which won the USCSA Championship in 2012 and was runner-up in 2013. He was also Nordic team captain for the 2012-2013 season. Prior to attending Clarkson, Russo skied and ran for Harwood Union High School in Harwood, VT.

Although this will be Russo’s first official coaching position, he is well ...

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New Craftsbury Ski Coach

29 Oct 2013 @17:29

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Zach Russo for the position of junior nordic coach. Russo will be charge of the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club Junior program and will help out with ... go arrow

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New! QiGong Classes

28 Oct 2013 @15:01

We're excited to be adding QiGong to our life long fitness offerings for members and houseguests. Join Center massage practitioner Eleanor Kinsey Wednesdays at 7:30am, in Tamarack classroom. Qigong is the a movement practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation, loosely related to tai chi or yogic practices.

"My class includes standing movement forms, powerful breathing techniques, Taoist stretching, and meditation to help you feel connected to the Qi energy around us and within," explains Eleanor. "The slow movements, deep breathing, and visualization of these forms promotes a healthy flow of Qi and blood by relaxing the body and opening energy pathways and blood vessels." You can read more about the practice and Eleanor at her website,

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New! QiGong Classes

28 Oct 2013 @15:01

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2014 Sculling Camps Registration

25 Oct 2013 @11:54

The seasons are changing - we had some snow this morning! Another sign? 2014's Sculling registraion is online, and we've already filled our first weekend of instruction! Camps range from a three-day, two-night weekend camp or a four-day, three-night session up to a six-day, five-night week camp to fit your schedule. Take full advantage of the natural beauty of Vermont with one of our foliage weeks or jump in a yoga week to gain flexibility and length at the catch - check out all the options on the full schedule of the camps offered next year at the Center.

Be sure to sign up soon, spaces for this year’s sculling camps filled up extremely quickly!

2014 Sculling Registration

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2014 Sculling Camps Registration

25 Oct 2013 @11:54

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Dreissigacker Wins 2nd Trials Race

25 Oct 2013 @9:29

A GRP biathlete once again claimed the top spot at Thursday's US Biathlon Fall Trials race, held in Soldier Hollow, Utah. Hannah Dreissigacker (US Biathlon/GRP) shot her first clean race ever to capture first place with a time of 24:45. She outskied Lanny Barnes, who also had zero penalties, by 25 seconds. Susan Dunklee (US Biathlon/GRP), who won the first trial race with clean shooting, had three penalties this time and ended up 4th. Clare Egan (GRP) once again had four penalties and finished 5th. Dunklee is pre-qualified for the first World Cups of the season, as well as for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Dreissigacker is not pre-qualified for either event, so her win on Thursday will be an important factor in the selection process for those teams. 

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Dreissigacker Wins 2nd Trials Race

25 Oct 2013 @9:29

A GRP biathlete once again claimed the top spot at Thursday's US Biathlon Fall Trials race, held in Soldier Hollow, Utah. Hannah Dreissigacker (US Biathlon/GRP) shot her first clean race ever to capture first place ... go arrow

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GRP at HOCR

24 Oct 2013 @7:48

This past weekend the Craftsbury Green Racing Project made the trip to Boston for the 49th running of the Head of the Charles, one of the largest regattas in the world. Saturday saw plenty of sunshine and fast conditions as 17 course records were broken, while Sunday brought challenging winds to close out the weekend. The GRP was in full force on the river with athletes in singles, quads, fours and eights over the weekend.

Lynn Jennings opened Craftsbury affiliated racing in the Women’s Grand Master Singles with bow number 1 after her win and record-setting time from last year. Unfortunately she was not able to repeat her performance and after receiving penalties for missed buoys finished in 9th place.

Keziah Beall was the first GRP athlete to the line, racing in the Women’s alumni ...

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GRP at HOCR

24 Oct 2013 @7:48

This past weekend the Craftsbury Green Racing Project made the trip to Boston for the 49th running of the Head of the Charles, one of the largest regattas in the world. Saturday saw plenty of sunshine and fast ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes Off to Great Start

22 Oct 2013 @13:43

The grand finale of the GRP's Utah training camp is underway: US Biathlon Fall Trials at Soldier Hollow. The GRP was very well-represented at the first day of competition, with three women, two men, and one gold medal.

Susan Dunklee (US Biathlon/GRP) dominated the women's competition in Tuesday's sprint race, hitting all of her targets and setting a blistering pace with a time of 24:00. Susan was followed by her US Biathlon teammates, Annelies Cook and Sara Studebaker in 2nd and 3rd. The fourth member of the US Biathlon women's team, Hannah Dreissigacker (US Biathlon/GRP), took 4th place in a time of 26:06 with three penalties. Clare Egan (GRP) had four penalties and a time of 27:38, resulting in a tie for 6th place with Katrina Howe (MWSC).

The men's winner, Lowell Bailey (US ...

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GRP Biathletes Off to Great Start

22 Oct 2013 @13:43

The grand finale of the GRP's Utah training camp is underway: US Biathlon Fall Trials at Soldier Hollow. The GRP was very well-represented at the first day of competition, with three women, two men, and one gold ... go arrow

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Pre-season Equipment & Uniform Orders

18 Oct 2013 @17:09

We're excited to be able to offer some opportunities for Craftsbury members to get new equipment from a variety of GRP Ski team partners - including new race suits and ski jackets!

While the blue suits with the red and blue tiger stripes have seen several generations of Craftsbury Nordic Skiers through races all over New England and beyond, we're excited to offer a new race suit and jacket from GRP sponsor Podiumwear of St. Paul, Minnesota. The new suit and jacket will draw on the green and black color scheme of the Green Racing Project - a distinctive look that's easy to pick out in the crowd of black, red and blue that dominate the XC ski world. BKL and Junior program participants should've received information about rental and purchase opportunities already, but for the rest of us, ...

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Pre-season Equipment & Uniform Orders

18 Oct 2013 @17:09

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Now Accepting 2014 Internships

18 Oct 2013 @16:13

The Craftsbury Sculling Center Student Internship Program is an educational opportunity for highly motivated high school and college students with an interest in working in an ideal setting, serving the sculling community, and increasing their own knowledge of the sport.

Craftsbury Sculling Center provides an intern with housing, meals, and the opportunity to participate in selected portions of Craftsbury's sculling program.

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

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Now Accepting 2014 Internships

18 Oct 2013 @16:13

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

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13 HOCR Preview

18 Oct 2013 @16:03

The GRP is back in action this week as the rowers head down to Boston for the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta on October 19th and 20th. The Head of the Charles is one of the world’s largest rowing events, drawing over 9,000 competitors and more than 300,000 spectators to Boston to be a part of the action. The GRP will have 12 singles racing as well as athletes in the Champ men’s 4+, women’s alumni 8+, women’s lightweight 8+ and director’s challenge quads. With so many crews racing here is a guide to follow the GRP crews in action this weekend in Boston.

Lynn Jennings will lead the Craftsbury contingent off Saturday morning at 9:51 with bow number 1 in the Women’s Grand Master Singles as she looks to defend her title and new course record from last year. Keziah Beall will be next down ...

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13 HOCR Preview

18 Oct 2013 @16:03

The GRP is back in action this week as the rowers head down to Boston for the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta on October 19th and 20th. The Head of the Charles is one of the world’s largest rowing events, drawing ... go arrow

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13 Singletrack Shootout a Success

16 Oct 2013 @16:29

 

Local runners, bikers, and sports enthusiasts enjoyed a rare opportunity to test their fitness and marksmanship against some of America's top biathletes at this year's Singletrack Shootout Biathlon, held on October 5th in conjunction with Craftsbury's second annual Oktoberfest celebration. After a safety and instruction clinic for those new to shooting a biathlon rifle, racers took to the trails- on foot or bike- at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's biathlon range. 

Competitors followed a 1k loop of wooded, singletrack trail before entering the range and picking up a rifle for the shooting stage. As in every biathlon competition, racers were given five bullets to hit five targets. For each missed target, they completed a short penalty loop before heading out on course again. The ...

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13 Singletrack Shootout a Success

16 Oct 2013 @16:29

 Local runners, bikers, and sports enthusiasts enjoyed a rare opportunity to test their fitness and marksmanship against some of America's top biathletes at this year's Singletrack Shootout Biathlon, held on October ... go arrow

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Results: Biathlon & Checkpoint Challenge

8 Oct 2013 @10:47

Oktoberfest is behind us, the weather has turned accordingly, and those of us who enjoyed feasting on Saturday night are officially read for hibernation. 

Here are the results from the Oktoberfest Singletrack Shootout Biathlon and Checkpoint Challenge. Check back soon for full news reports on each event. Thank you to our volunteers for making these events possible, and to our racers for competing! We can't wait for next year.

Singletrack Shootout Biathlon: Expert Results, Novice Results

Checkpoint Challenge Results

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Results: Biathlon & Checkpoint Challenge

8 Oct 2013 @10:47

Oktoberfest is behind us, the weather has turned accordingly, and those of us who enjoyed feasting on Saturday night are officially read for hibernation. Here are the results from the Oktoberfest Singletrack ... go arrow

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13 Roll, Run, Row Results

4 Oct 2013 @18:47

This week brought the third running of the Craftsbury Roll, Run, Row competition between the GRP rowers and skiers. This triathlon brings together athletes from both teams to test their mettle and compete for bragging rights for the next year. Last year Kyle Lafferty of the GRP rowing team brought home first place and a winter of skiing had the rowers feeling confident but the skiers were out to reclaim the title for their own with some new faces and a redesigned course. 

The course remained much the same as last year although the roller ski and running legs of the competition were extended to make each section relatively equal in time. The roller ski went roughly a mile and a half up North Craftsbury Road to Strong Road, where the running portion picked up to Town Highway 19 and back ...

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13 Roll, Run, Row Results

4 Oct 2013 @18:47

This week brought the third running of the Craftsbury Roll, Run, Row competition between the GRP rowers and skiers. This triathlon brings together athletes from both teams to test their mettle and compete for ... go arrow

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GRP Green Mountain Head 2013

1 Oct 2013 @20:43

The GRP kicked off the fall racing season this weekend with a bang at the Green Mountain Head Regatta (GMH) in Putney, VT. This Vermont tradition has been held three weeks before the Head of the Charles for 32 years. GMH winners earn a quart of maple syrup instead of a gold medal, a gallon of apple cider for second place and apples for 3rd place. Conditions were perfect for racing, with temperatures around 70 and sun coming through some early morning fog. Craftsbury entered 18 singles and 7 doubles on the three-mile out and back course on the Connecticut River, bringing home plenty of maple syrup, cider, and apples to the Outdoor Center. 

The men’s single opened up the racing for the GRP, with John Graves in 1st and Hugh McAdam in 2nd for the second year in a row. Newcomer to the GRP ...

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GRP Green Mountain Head 2013

1 Oct 2013 @20:43

The GRP kicked off the fall racing season this weekend with a bang at the Green Mountain Head Regatta (GMH) in Putney, VT. This Vermont tradition has been held three weeks before the Head of the Charles for 32 ... go arrow

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Activity Center Ground-Breaking

25 Sep 2013 @12:13

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has broken ground on a new activity lodge and fitness center, which is scheduled to open in May 2014. The net-zero facility will replace the existing Touring Center.

The mission of the Center is to support lifelong sports, sustainability and environmental conservation. The Center is committed to becoming carbon neutral. To that end, the new facility will be built with as much local wood as possible. Hot water for the buildings will come from waste heat generated by the Center’s snowmaking system.

The activity lodge and fitness facility, yet to be given an official name, will serve as a four-season event and athletic space for the Craftsbury Outdoor Center community.

The building includes a large ski lodge/event space with a ski and bike shop, a cafe, a ...

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Activity Center Ground-Breaking

25 Sep 2013 @12:13

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has broken ground on a new activity lodge and fitness center, which is scheduled to open in May 2014. The net-zero facility will replace the existing Touring Center.The mission of the ... go arrow

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Fall 2013 GRPRowers

20 Sep 2013 @7:23

After a short break to recover from the summer racing circuit, the GRP is gearing up for the fall season in Vermont. The squad is also happy to announce the addition of new GRP rowers Peter Graves, Josh Konieczny, Keziah Bell, and Maggie Fellows.

Peter Graves joins his younger brother John at Craftsbury this year, bringing several years of experience from the senior national team in the double and competing in the London 2012 Olympics in the men’s heavyweight quad. Peter graduated from Trinity in 2007 following a successful rowing career that included winning gold at the 2006 ECAC Championships as well as winning the 2006 Temple Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta.

Josh Konieczny returns to Craftsbury after graduating from Dartmouth College. Josh was captain his senior year and earned an ...

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Fall 2013 GRPRowers

20 Sep 2013 @7:23

After a short break to recover from the summer racing circuit, the GRP is gearing up for the fall season in Vermont. The squad is also happy to announce the addition of new GRP rowers Peter Graves, Josh Konieczny, ... go arrow

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Race Report: Climb to the Castle

15 Sep 2013 @16:46

On Sunday, Septmeber 15th, the GRP ski team wrapped up their Lake Placid training camp with the first ski" race of the season. The Climb to The Castle roller-ski race follows a paved toll road for five miles - at an average 8% grade - up Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, NY. Whiteface, which boasts the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, was the alpine skiing venue for the 1930 and 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games. But these days, Nordic skiers are no strangers to New York's fifth-highest peak. US Nordic Ski Team members, including Andy Newell, Simi Hamilton, Liz Stephen, Sophie Caldwell, and the GRP's Ida Sargent faced off in Sunday's competition.

Biathlete Burke Bests the Field, Stephen on a Roll
Vermonters swept the women's podium on Sunday. First place was no big surprise: ...

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Race Report: Climb to the Castle

15 Sep 2013 @16:46

On Sunday, Septmeber 15th, the GRP ski team wrapped up their Lake Placid training camp with the first ski" race of the season. The Climb to The Castle roller-ski race follows a paved toll road for five miles - at an ... go arrow

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CCC: the Quiet Killer

9 Sep 2013 @15:43

In today's over-hyped adventure race world, the Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge (CCC) can get lost in the shuffle. But as is the Craftsbury way, the CCC under-promises and over-delivers on a complete challenge for body and mind. A team event, the Challenge tasks you and three friends with a series of obstacles - some cerebral or problem solving, others physical - but all of them testing and stretching you in new directions, while the clock ticks mercilessly onward.

Past challenges included:
    Making a fire and frying an egg
    Felling a tree...using a shovel
    Constructing a simple structure
    Memorizing and later reciting a list
    Bowling with tractor tires
    Retrieving objects from deep in Craftsbury's cedar swamps

Can't complete a challenge? You can always elect to receive a ...

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CCC: the Quiet Killer

9 Sep 2013 @15:43

In today's over-hyped adventure race world, the Craftsbury Checkpoint Challenge (CCC) can get lost in the shuffle. But as is the Craftsbury way, the CCC under-promises and over-delivers on a complete challenge for ... go arrow

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Coach Eric Blake's Scorching Summer

5 Sep 2013 @16:10

Longtime Craftsbury running coach, Eric Blake has been tearing up the mountain races again. It's been a summer of scorched earth for the former US mountain running national teamer, with wins at Mt. Mansfield and Mt. Washington sandwiching a dominant performance in the Pikes Peak Ascent in Manitou Springs, CO. After the race Eric said, Pikes Peak Ascent is one of the toughest races I have ever done. Not only was I battling the elevation grade but also the altitude including a finish that is over 14000 feet. It was a great honor to win such a prestigious and historic race."

It's to overstate how tough this race is. The race begins at an elevation of 6295 feet (1918m) and ends at 14110 feet (4299m) for a net elevation GAIN of 7815 feet (2381m) over the rocky course. And yet, Eric won by ...

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Coach Eric Blake's Scorching Summer

5 Sep 2013 @16:10

Longtime Craftsbury running coach, Eric Blake has been tearing up the mountain races again. It's been a summer of scorched earth for the former US mountain running national teamer, with wins at Mt. Mansfield and Mt. ... go arrow

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Volunteers Needed: Oktoberfest

4 Sep 2013 @19:05

Let's see...beautiful fall foliage, great competition for all abilities, amazing food, tons of fun, things are coming together for our second annual Oktoberfest. But we're missing something...VOLUNTEERS!

Our volunteers are truly the magic behind events like our upcoming Oktoberfest. Volunteering is a great way to get involved, up close, with the events of the weekend without needing to pin on a number. Volunteer for the Singletrack Shootout and watch US National Teamers Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee take on all comers. Man the boats for the Henley on Hosmer for a front row seat as the US Men's 1x and 2x scullers take the water (they should be recovered from Worlds by then). Coming from away for one event? Volunteer for another one of the weekend's while you wait!

There are tons ...

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Volunteers Needed: Oktoberfest

4 Sep 2013 @19:05

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FISA Worlds Wrapup

3 Sep 2013 @17:00

The summer racing season is officially over for the GRP as the World Championships in Chungju, South Korea wrapped up over the weekend. Steve Whelpley finished 13th in the men’s single, winning three out of his five races and falling to the C final after running with some of the top scullers in the world in a loaded quarterfinal. John Graves and Ben Dann finished 4th in the B final for an overall ranking of 10th in the men’s double. This was Steve’s debut at the World Championships and Ben Dann’s first time racing on the senior team after previously competing on the U23 squad.

The USA put up a strong performance at the world champs across the board, bringing home the gold in the women’s eight for the eighth year in a row. The women’s straight four also won their event in the first ...

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FISA Worlds Wrapup

3 Sep 2013 @17:00

The summer racing season is officially over for the GRP as the World Championships in Chungju, South Korea wrapped up over the weekend. Steve Whelpley finished 13th in the men’s single, winning three out of his five ... go arrow

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FISA Worlds - Friday update

3 Sep 2013 @16:59

Friday brought a challenging headwind and tough racing as Steve, John and Ben went to the line for the US and the GRP. Steve lead off today in his fifth race in six days, winning the C final after leading wire to wire to finish 13th in the regatta. The single is a particularly challenging event due to the number of entrants, and for many scullers the final days of racing shows the wear and tear of the earlier races of the regatta. Steve kept his composure in his final and managed the conditions well to win in a time of 7:31.57, ahead of Australia in 7:33.34.

John and Ben stepped up to the plate in the A/B semifinal of the men’s double next, facing a tough race but determined to throw everything they had at it to make the A final. The crew had an aggressive first thousand meters to try ...

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FISA Worlds - Friday update

3 Sep 2013 @16:59

Friday brought a challenging headwind and tough racing as Steve, John and Ben went to the line for the US and the GRP. Steve lead off today in his fifth race in six days, winning the C final after leading wire to ... go arrow

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USSA SuperTour/Dartmouth Winter Carnival to Craftsbury!

29 Aug 2013 @18:55

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is very excited to announce we will play host to a USSA SuperTour event the weekend of February 7-9th in conjunction with the Dartmouth Winter Carnival. The SuperTour/Carnival weekend will offer three FIS scored races: a freestyle individual start on Friday, a classic individual start on Saturday, and a freestyle sprint on Sunday. The first two races will be EISA scored as part of the Dartmouth Winter Carnival weekend.

These races will bring together the best US domestic racers and a number of Canadian skiers as well as the top EISA collegiate competitors on Craftsbury's FIS homologated courses, which last served as venue for the SuperTour as part of the week of SuperTour Finals racing in March of 2012.

We are honored to be selected and look forward to ...

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USSA SuperTour/Dartmouth Winter Carnival to Craftsbury!

29 Aug 2013 @18:55

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is very excited to announce we will play host to a USSA SuperTour event the weekend of February 7-9th in conjunction with the Dartmouth Winter Carnival. The SuperTour/Carnival weekend ... go arrow

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FISA Worlds - Thursday update

29 Aug 2013 @16:43

Thursday in South Korea marked Steve Whelpley’s fourth race at the World Championships in five days as he went to the line with thunderstorms threatening in the C/D semifinal for the men’s heavyweight single. After a stacked quarterfinal race that brought last year’s Olympic champion in the single sculls to the C/D semifinal, Steve lead his semi from wire to wire. Steve went into the race confident in his ability to get out ahead of the field but to still save some energy for the final on Friday. That win secures a spot in the C final where Steve will race Hungary, Australia, Romania, Korea and Uzbekistan at 10:54pm ET tonight.

John and Ben had a day off after their third place finish in the repechage on Wednesday. Weather has played an important role in the racing in South Korea, with ...

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FISA Worlds - Thursday update

29 Aug 2013 @16:43

Thursday in South Korea marked Steve Whelpley’s fourth race at the World Championships in five days as he went to the line with thunderstorms threatening in the C/D semifinal for the men’s heavyweight single. After ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Trail Series Wrap-Up

29 Aug 2013 @13:08

This past Tuesday marked the 12th and final 5k race of this summer's running and mountain biking trail series. It was the hard course", as overheard on the starting line, but 49 runners and 4 bikers showed up for the season finale, prize ceremony and pizza party.

This week's winner on the men's side was Patrick O'Brien of the GRP, who outsprinted his teammate Andrew Dougherty by just one second. For women, US Ski Team/GRP skier Ida Sargent led the way, placing 8th overall. The first non-GRP finishers were Adrian Owens and Erin Magoon.

After the race, our timing crew tallied the total series points for each participant, and an awards ceremony accompanied the wood-fired pizza party. In the men's running category, Steven Lamonde of Hosmer Point was the overall series winner with 882.48 ...

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Tuesday Night Trail Series Wrap-Up

29 Aug 2013 @13:08

This past Tuesday marked the 12th and final 5k race of this summer's running and mountain biking trail series. It was the hard course", as overheard on the starting line, but 49 runners and 4 bikers showed up for ... go arrow

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GRP, Craftsbury at Race to the Top of VT

28 Aug 2013 @18:19

Last Sunday, the GRP took on one of New England's most grueling athletic challenges: the annual running of the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont. The 4.3-mile course climbs 2,564 vertical feet up Vermont's tallest peak, Mt. Mansfield. Representing the GRP, nine men and four women toed the line in perfect summer racing weather. Additionally, a number of Craftsbury Outdoor Center members stood atop age-group podiums at the end of the day.

Winning the women's race - and setting a new course record by almost two minutes with a blistering time of 37:22 - was the US Nordic Ski Team's Liz Stephen, of Montpelier, VT. The GRP's own Ida Sargent, also a member of the US Nordic Ski Team, took 2nd place overall with a time of 42:42 and bested her previous personal record by a minute. ...

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GRP, Craftsbury at Race to the Top of VT

28 Aug 2013 @18:19

Last Sunday, the GRP took on one of New England's most grueling athletic challenges: the annual running of the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont. The 4.3-mile course climbs 2,564 vertical feet up Vermont's ... go arrow

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FISA Worlds - Wednesday update

28 Aug 2013 @16:04

The GRP was back in action at the World Championships in South Korea on Wednesday after a day off on Tuesday. Both the men’s double of John Graves and Ben Dann as well as Steve Whelpley in the men’s single raced for a shot at the A/B semifinal in their events.

John and Ben lead off the day in their repechage against Serbia, Denmark, the Czech Republic and China, Namibia was scheduled to race but did not start. The duo battled the heat that continues to plague these Championships, but maintained third place whole way down the race course, snagging the last spot to the A/B semi where they will race on Friday for a shot at the A final.

Steve rowed into the teeth of an extremely strong field in his quarterfinal, sticking with the pack and coming to the first 500m mark in second place. The ...

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FISA Worlds - Wednesday update

28 Aug 2013 @16:04

The GRP was back in action at the World Championships in South Korea on Wednesday after a day off on Tuesday. Both the men’s double of John Graves and Ben Dann as well as Steve Whelpley in the men’s single raced for ... go arrow

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Thanksgiving at Craftsbury

28 Aug 2013 @15:09

Looking for early season snow close to home? While Mother Nature always has the final word, the same team behind our famous ribbon of snow and Mt. Craftsbury will be blowing as soon as the weather is seasonably cold in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. We plan on opening November 22, 2013 - the Friday prior to Thanksgiving - with full lodging and meals and available to teams and clubs looking for early season training opportunities on snow with great cross-training amenities too.

This year, we're working on a bunch of other exciting events for one and all as well - keep checking back as we work on some exciting opportunities. You can find our lodging rates here. Rates include three healthy, delicious, ample meals daily from our Vermont Fresh Network Dining Hall, plus your skiing. Group and ...

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Thanksgiving at Craftsbury

28 Aug 2013 @15:09

Looking for early season snow close to home? While Mother Nature always has the final word, the same team behind our famous ribbon of snow and Mt. Craftsbury will be blowing as soon as the weather is seasonably cold ... go arrow

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FISA Worlds - Tuesday Update

27 Aug 2013 @14:47

The GRP enjoyed a day off from racing at the World Championships in South Korea on Tuesday before intense racing in the repechage and quarterfinals tomorrow. This day off is a good time to build on lessons learned from the earlier stages of racing and to prepare for the all-out fights ahead.

John Graves and Ben Dann kick off racing for the GRP in their repechage for the men’s double at 11:10 local time, 10:10pm ET against the Czech Republic, Namibia, Denmark, Serbia and China with the top three to advance to the A/B semifinal. Ben and John are going into the race with confidence in their own speed but a respect for the “do or die” nature of the race and the speed that their opponents can bring with a last chance at the A final on the line.

Steve will race in the first ...

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FISA Worlds - Tuesday Update

27 Aug 2013 @14:47

The GRP enjoyed a day off from racing at the World Championships in South Korea on Tuesday before intense racing in the repechage and quarterfinals tomorrow. This day off is a good time to build on lessons ... go arrow

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FISA Worlds - Monday Update

26 Aug 2013 @15:09

Coach Roock sent the latest from Chengju, South Korea. Craftsbury's M2x of John Graves and Ben Dann placed 4th today, with the top two crews (Great Britain and New Zealand) advancing to the semis. The GRPers were 2 seconds off third placed Australia. Their repechage will go off on Wednesday as they try and advance.

Steve won his repechage today, after also finishing fourth in his heat (top 3 advanced to quarters). He moves on to the quarters. Quarterfinal start lists haven't been released yet, so it's unclear what his next step will look like.

The GRPers have the day off for Tuesday, getting a bit more time to practice and get rigs dialed in. Both crews next race on Wednesday.

Full results are available on World Rowing's website.

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FISA Worlds - Monday Update

26 Aug 2013 @15:09

Coach Roock sent the latest from Chengju, South Korea. Craftsbury's M2x of John Graves and Ben Dann placed 4th today, with the top two crews (Great Britain and New Zealand) advancing to the semis. The GRPers were 2 ... go arrow

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Conservation Biologist Kent McFarland Presentation

19 Aug 2013 @14:31

Join us on September 4th for a presentation by Vermont Center for Ecostudies conservation biologist, Kent McFarland, on the Vermont Atlas of Life program. While still in its infancy, the VAOL will become the library of knowledge on the biodiversity of Vermont: animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms. VAOL will be an online, real-time inventory with maps, photographs, and information free of charge to anyone - from backyard naturalists to scientists to policy makers. In short, VAOL is one of the most ambitious and far- reaching conservation projects Vermont has ever undertaken.

This free event is open to the public. It will be held at 7:00 pm in the Tamarack Lodge Classroom. For more information about the Vermont Center for Ecostudies or the Atlas of Life program, visit the VAOL webpage.

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Conservation Biologist Kent McFarland Presentation

19 Aug 2013 @14:31

Join us on September 4th for a presentation by Vermont Center for Ecostudies conservation biologist, Kent McFarland, on the Vermont Atlas of Life program. While still in its infancy, the VAOL will become the library ... go arrow

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Dreissigacker Leads GRP at NorAm Rollerski Champs

13 Aug 2013 @19:18

This past weekend brought an exciting set of races for the GRP biathlon crew at the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Jericho, VT on August 10th and 11th. The races are the first two in a 4 race series that will determine selection to the annual November US Biathlon camp in Sweden. Out of the November camp, biathletes may secure IBU World Cup starts, the results of which will influence Olympic Team selection. This races series hosted arguably one of the largest and deepest fields of any domestic biathlon race this upcoming year, as most of the US Biathlon team members compete overseas during the winter. There were also several members of the Canadian National team that came down for the races, raising the level of competition considerably.

Saturday was an individual ...

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Dreissigacker Leads GRP at NorAm Rollerski Champs

13 Aug 2013 @19:18

This past weekend brought an exciting set of races for the GRP biathlon crew at the North American Biathlon Rollerski Championships in Jericho, VT on August 10th and 11th. The races are the first two in a 4 race ... go arrow

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2 GRP/SBTC Golds at Canadian Henley

13 Aug 2013 @14:21

Update:  Kate Miller was in fact second in the U23 women's single, not as listed originally.

While some of the GRP was competing in New Jersey last week, the rest of the squad hopped across the border to race at the Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherines, Ontario. The Canadian Henley is one of the largest summer racing opportunities and has been held for 131 years, capping off the summer racing circuit for the SBTC and many of the GRP. Last year the Craftsbury contingent won four gold medals (the only medal offered at the event) in St. Catherines in the Men’s U23 pair, the Men’s U23 lightweight single, Men’s Senior Lightweight Pair and Men’s Senior Lightweight Four. This year Craftsbury looked to improve on last year’s results with the GRP and SBTC competing in a slew of events.

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2 GRP/SBTC Golds at Canadian Henley

13 Aug 2013 @14:21

Update:  Kate Miller was in fact second in the U23 women's single, not as listed originally. While some of the GRP was competing in New Jersey last week, the rest of the squad hopped across the border to race at the ... go arrow

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Two GRP boats to Worlds

9 Aug 2013 @15:47

The GRP sent four boats to the USRowing Senior National Team Trials in New Jersey this past week to race for a spot on the US national team that will contest the World Championships in Chungju, South Korea. We are happy to announce that Steve Whelpley, John Graves and Ben Dann will be representing the US at Worlds. Steve in the men’s heavyweight single sculls, John and Ben in the men’s heavyweight double sculls.

Steve led the charge in the first race for the GRP in the men’s heavyweight single, facing Craftsbury alums Lenny Futterman and Tom Graves as he earned a spot in Wednesday’s final with the heat win. Former SBTC and now GRP rower Josh Konieczny was next in the lightweight single, jumping right back into the action after representing the US at the Under-23 World Championships in ...

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Two GRP boats to Worlds

9 Aug 2013 @15:47

The GRP sent four boats to the USRowing Senior National Team Trials in New Jersey this past week to race for a spot on the US national team that will contest the World Championships in Chungju, South Korea. We are ... go arrow

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SBTC at U23 Worlds

31 Jul 2013 @14:20

The SBTC was proud to send two rowers, Maddie Lips and Lenny Futterman to represent the US in the women’s and men’s heavyweight single sculls at the U23 World Championships in Linz, Austria. Neither Maddie nor Lenny are strangers to the international racing scene, having competed on both the Junior and U23 level in previous years. Maddie looked to improve on her 15th place finish in the single last year while Lenny was racing the single at Worlds for the first time.

Maddie opened up the regatta with a great performance in her heat, running in third place through the first half of the race before using a strong sprint to grab second - the final spot in the A/B semifinal, avoiding the reps. However the semifinal race that Maddie found herself in was extremely competitive, with the ...

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SBTC at U23 Worlds

31 Jul 2013 @14:20

The SBTC was proud to send two rowers, Maddie Lips and Lenny Futterman to represent the US in the women’s and men’s heavyweight single sculls at the U23 World Championships in Linz, Austria. Neither Maddie nor Lenny ... go arrow

BCBSVT Hike, Bike & Paddle

26 Jul 2013 @14:52

The Center is pleased to host Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont's annual Northeast Kingdom Hike, Bike & Paddle event on August 10, from 11:00am-3:00pm. This free community event offers an opportunity for all individuals to get outside and enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont will provide free healthy snacks, including smoothies from their blender bike. The first 100 participants will also receive a free Hike, Bike & Paddle t-shirt. Free bike and canoe usage as part of the event; however, rentals are limited. Participants are welcome to bring their own boats, bikes, or other gear.

 

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BCBSVT Hike, Bike & Paddle

26 Jul 2013 @14:52

The Center is pleased to host Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont's annual Northeast Kingdom Hike, Bike & Paddle event on August 10, from 11:00am-3:00pm. This free community event offers an opportunity for all ... go arrow

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Graves at World Cup III

19 Jul 2013 @18:34

The third world Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland this past weekend was a huge success for the US squad on both sides and a strong finish for John Graves to round out his summer World Cup circuit. John made his senior debut in the heavyweight single at the second World Cup at Eton Dorney earlier, before continuing on to race at the Henley Royal Regatta and finally the third and final World Cup stop in Lucerne, Switzerland. Over the course of his races overseas John has established himself firmly within the top ten heavyweight single scullers in the world. This would be impressive in and of itself but is even more of a statement when realizing that John spent the past three years racing as a lightweight.

John's Lucerne heat included some heavy hitters. Ondrej Synek, silver medalist in the ...

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Graves at World Cup III

19 Jul 2013 @18:34

The third world Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland this past weekend was a huge success for the US squad on both sides and a strong finish for John Graves to round out his summer World Cup circuit. John made his senior ... go arrow

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John Graves 2013 Henley

15 Jul 2013 @16:00

While the bulk of the GRP was back in the Northeast Kingdom preparing for U23 Worlds, Canadian Henley or the Senior National Team Trials, John Graves continued his racing overseas representing Craftsbury and the US at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. Henley is a storied tradition in the rowing world, having been contested every year since 1839 with the exception of years during the two World Wars. The course itself is unique, with side by side racing over 2,112 meters watched by crowds of progressively more formally dressed spectators over enclosures built especially for the event. Racing begins for some boat classes on Wednesday after “The Draw,” setting up the single elimination bracket of head to head races has been established. John Graves was competing in the Diamond ...

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John Graves 2013 Henley

15 Jul 2013 @16:00

While the bulk of the GRP was back in the Northeast Kingdom preparing for U23 Worlds, Canadian Henley or the Senior National Team Trials, John Graves continued his racing overseas representing Craftsbury and the US ... go arrow

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3 National Champs, 5 Podiums for GRP Rowers

1 Jul 2013 @14:26

In addition to the U23 World Champ Trials the SBTC, immediately following the Trials New Jersey played host to the USRowing National Championships. The Green Racing Project was well represented at the National regatta, with athletes competing in most boat classes, from singles to pairs, doubles, fours and even two members jumping in an eight. Their efforts were well-rewarded:  the GRPers won three National titles, to go along with five other podium appearances.

Beyond the chance to win titles, “Elite Nationals” were another great opportunity for Craftsbury athletes from the GRP and SBTC to get high quality race experience in a competitive field. Nationals regatta is not used for national team selection, giving athletes the freedom to compete in multiple events, experiment with new ...

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3 National Champs, 5 Podiums for GRP Rowers

1 Jul 2013 @14:26

In addition to the U23 World Champ Trials the SBTC, immediately following the Trials New Jersey played host to the USRowing National Championships. The Green Racing Project was well represented at the National ... go arrow

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2 SBTC Rowers to U23 Worlds

1 Jul 2013 @12:31

The Craftsbury SBTC group had a very success 2013 racing debut this past week at the USRowing Under-23 trials at the Casperson Rowing Center in New Jersey. Four SBTC boats competed for a chance to represent the US at the U23 World Championships in Linz, Austria - with two of them winning National Team status for Worlds. The SBTC boated Kate Miller and Maggie Fellows in the women's open pair, while Lawrence Lopez lined up against teammate Lenny Futterman in the men’s open single, and returning W1x Maddie Lips took the start for the Craftsbury crew.

Racing began for the SBTC on Monday the 24th with the women’s pair of Kate Miller and Maggie Fellows finishing third in their race for lanes before the finals racing on Wednesday. Next up was the men’s heavyweight single where Lawrence Lopez ...

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2 SBTC Rowers to U23 Worlds

1 Jul 2013 @12:31

The Craftsbury SBTC group had a very success 2013 racing debut this past week at the USRowing Under-23 trials at the Casperson Rowing Center in New Jersey. Four SBTC boats competed for a chance to represent the US ... go arrow

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Black Fly Regatta

27 Jun 2013 @18:58

This past Saturday the GRP rowing team traveled to Danville, VT to warm up for nationals with a bit of local racing action at the Twelfth Inaugural Black Fly Regatta on the Connecticut River. Eleven GRP rowers competed in the regatta, contested on a course just over 4 miles. The un-buoyed, mass start format with over 50 participants adds an additional challenge for rowers of navigating around their fellow racers on the water. But it was all worth it, as post-race the rowers enjoyed the “Sam & Ella’s” breakfast with local food provided by Pete and Gerry’s eggs and other Vermont businesses.

The GRP racers represented themselves very well, with the men sweeping the top five finishing positions in singles. Steve Whelpley took the top spot, with Ben Dann, Kyle Lafferty, Phil Henson, and ...

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Black Fly Regatta

27 Jun 2013 @18:58

This past Saturday the GRP rowing team traveled to Danville, VT to warm up for nationals with a bit of local racing action at the Twelfth Inaugural Black Fly Regatta on the Connecticut River. Eleven GRP rowers ... go arrow

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GRP Rowers at World Cup II

26 Jun 2013 @16:19

The Green Racing Project Rowers had their first international action this past weekend at the Samsung World Cup II at Eton Dorney, home of the 2012 Olympics. Craftsbury had two athletes representing the US at this event, John Graves as the men’s heavyweight single and Hugh McAdam in the men’s lightweight single. Both John and Hugh are racing abroad after winning their respective events at the first National Selection Regatta in New Jersey at the end of April. John has previously competed overseas in the U23 men’s pair and the U23 men’s lightweight single while this was Hugh’s first time representing the US internationally.

John Graves returned to the rowing's highest level as a heavyweight, having last competing overseas as a lightweight. He has moved up into an incredibly competitive ...

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GRP Rowers at World Cup II

26 Jun 2013 @16:19

The Green Racing Project Rowers had their first international action this past weekend at the Samsung World Cup II at Eton Dorney, home of the 2012 Olympics. Craftsbury had two athletes representing the US at this ... go arrow

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2013 SBTC athletes

25 Jun 2013 @17:13

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is excited to start summer racing with a new crop of Small Boat Training Center rowers who will train alongside the year-round GRP members. The SBTC rowers will focus on competing at the U23 trials in New Jersey at the end of June for a chance to represent the US at the U23 World Championships in Linz, Austria in July. This summer’s SBTC crew consists of Michael Clougher, Kate Miller, Maggie Fellows, Patrick Eble, Lawrence Lopez and returning members Lenny Futterman and Maddie Lips.

Both Lenny and Maddie have represented Craftsbury and the US internationally at the U23 level before. Lenny raced the men’s double at the 2011 World U23 Championships in Amsterdam while Maddie raced in the women’s single at the 2012 World U23 Championships in Trakai, ...

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2013 SBTC athletes

25 Jun 2013 @17:13

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is excited to start summer racing with a new crop of Small Boat Training Center rowers who will train alongside the year-round GRP members. The SBTC rowers will focus on competing ... go arrow

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2013 Olympic Day

7 Jun 2013 @16:30

Craftsbury is proud to host a local edition of Olympic Day, a world-wide celebration of the Olympic movement and its ideals as well as a promotion of fitness and healthy living. This free event will be celebrated in over 160 countries this year - including here in the NEK at Hosmer Point, Wednesday, June 26th from 1 - 4pm!
 
Much of the day is modeled after the Olympics you have watched on TV. Participating kids will be named to different teams. The afternoon's activities get underway with an opening ceremony and torch lighting. After an introduction to each sport, participants and the teams will have a chance to complete challenges such as canoeing, tennis, and track and field. No prior experience necessary:  just come on over and have some fun! The day will wrap up with a closing ...

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2013 Olympic Day

7 Jun 2013 @16:30

Craftsbury is proud to host a local edition of Olympic Day, a world-wide celebration of the Olympic movement and its ideals as well as a promotion of fitness and healthy living. This free event will be celebrated in ... go arrow

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Crossfit Resumes this June

28 May 2013 @18:08

Returning soon:  weekly CrossFit! Starting Friday, June 7, Nick Petterssen of The Confluence in Montpelier will again be leading houseguests and members through a workout of the day Fridays, from 3:30 to 4:30. This series will run through July 12 at minimum. While it's not imperative that you attend the entire series, it is encouraged since classes will introduce a progression of skills. Drop-ins will be allowed, space permitting.
 
Per usual, this program is available to Craftsbury Members for $5 each week of the 3:30-4:30pm Friday class. Not a member? Find full membership info here. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

See you soon!

General CrossFit info
The Confluence in Montpelier
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Crossfit Resumes this June

28 May 2013 @18:08

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USBA Intro to Training Camp

28 May 2013 @13:44

In addition to a gaggle of dryland camps of our own this summer, we're pleased to play host to US Biathlon's 2013 Intro to Biathlon camp, June 21-23. It's a full weekend of fun and instruction at Hosmer Point and Craftsbury for 10-14 year olds, led by Olympic gold medalist and US Biathlon coach Algis Shalna along with GRP biathletes.

The weekend covers range safety, shooting instruction, training opportunities and instruction - plus big helpings of fun! We had a great response to the camp last summer, and expect another great time this year. Find registration information on Skireg. Questions? Drop a line to Algis.

Register soon - this camp filled last year, so don't hesitate.

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USBA Intro to Training Camp

28 May 2013 @13:44

In addition to a gaggle of dryland camps of our own this summer, we're pleased to play host to US Biathlon's 2013 Intro to Biathlon camp, June 21-23. It's a full weekend of fun and instruction at Hosmer Point and ... go arrow

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July 8-12 BKL Daycamp - Space Remains!

24 May 2013 @14:10

24 May Update:  Spots are still open in the first session of our popular BKL day camp, July 8-12. We welcome kids ages 8 through 13 to join us daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for an exciting week of games, ski workouts, and other outdoor activities including swimming, canoeing and orienteering. There will be tons of opportunities to learn or improve skills like roller skiing, shooting with a real biathlon rifle, sculling and mountain biking. The fun week will end with an adventure race and a build your own pizza party around an outdoor oven. The camp costs $110 for Craftsbury Outdoor Center members and $135 for non-members. For more information please visit the camp webpage or register on Skireg today!

 

The BKL camps are always some of the most memorable ...

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July 8-12 BKL Daycamp - Space Remains!

24 May 2013 @14:10

24 May Update:  Spots are still open in the first session of our popular BKL day camp, July 8-12. We welcome kids ages 8 through 13 to join us daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for an ... go arrow