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|  December 2013  |
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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!

Yoga info
Information on all ...

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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.

Most of the US athletes, Sargent included, sat out ...

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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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.

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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

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NSRII Results

22 May 2013 @18:00

The Green Racing Project was back in action this past weekend with four boats competing at the second National Selection Regatta in Princeton, New Jersey. Ben Dann and John Graves entered the men’s heavyweight double while Liz and Rebecca Donald represented Craftsbury in the women’s double. On the lightweight side of things the three GRP members who had been training with the USRowing training center in Oklahoma City were all racing in the men’s lightweight pair. Phil Henson and Kyle Lafferty were one entry, while Phil Grisdela raced with Greg Flood from the training center in OKC. For the men’s and women’s doubles a top finish would earn the right to represent the US at one of the upcoming world cups, while in the men’s lightweight pair the top three finishers are invited to the ...

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NSRII Results

22 May 2013 @18:00

The Green Racing Project was back in action this past weekend with four boats competing at the second National Selection Regatta in Princeton, New Jersey. Ben Dann and John Graves entered the men’s heavyweight ... go arrow

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2013 Slush Cup

14 May 2013 @21:37

For late season fun, mix:
140m of snow. Ideally, premium grade from Mt. Craftsbury, recent vintage.
2 dozen skiers. Your exact quantities may vary, but the more diverse in ability and age, the better.
Costumes
Tasty beverages

Mix well at 60F in a low key atmosphere, line 'em up, and let them go! Makes several large servings.

This past weekend Craftsbury followed this recipe as we rolled out the last of '12-13 Mt. Craftsbury snow pile for some fun sprints and relays - the first (annual?) Slush Cup! And the event drew a good crowd:  locals, national team members of past and present, college skiers, and of course a good representation from the athletes of the Green Racing Project. Competitors came from as far away as Alaska, Germany, Norway and Bulgaria (though admittedly they may not have ...

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2013 Slush Cup

14 May 2013 @21:37

For late season fun, mix:140m of snow. Ideally, premium grade from Mt. Craftsbury, recent vintage. 2 dozen skiers. Your exact quantities may vary, but the more diverse in ability and age, the better. CostumesTasty ... go arrow

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Community Rowing '13

10 May 2013 @16:01

Beginning May 24, the 2013 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club (HCRC) will meet Tuesdays and Fridays at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Boathouse on Big Hosmer Pond. Tuesday sessions will run from 5:45-7:15pm and Fridays from 2:00-3:30pm.

As in previous years, HCRC offers Craftsbury members of all abilities the opportunity to scull under the tutelage of GRP rowers and our coaching staff. Instruction is primarily in the single and is covered by a program fee of $50/person. Find all details.

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Community Rowing '13

10 May 2013 @16:01

Beginning May 24, the 2013 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club (HCRC) will meet Tuesdays and Fridays at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Boathouse on Big Hosmer Pond. Tuesday sessions will run from ... go arrow

Rollerskiing in The Northeast Kingdom

New camp: JR Dryland

10 May 2013 @15:45

Building on the success of our BKL daycamps, we're excited to offer our first residential Junior Ski Camp for J2 and J1 skiers (born in 1999 and earlier), this June 17th-21st. Camp will be located at the perfect setting of our sister organization, Hosmer Point.

Skiers will be doing two workouts a day, with rollerskiing, running, weight and circuit training, technique work, biking, canoeing, kayaking, biathlon, and sculling. Thursday's morning workout will be the run up Elmore Mountain in Elmore State Park. This run has been used in the regional and national elite camps we've hosted the past several years for skiers to benchmark their fitness. Green Racing Project skiers will be doing this and other workouts with the kids, staying the night as counselors, and sharing their experiences ...

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Rollerskiing in The Northeast Kingdom

New camp: JR Dryland

10 May 2013 @15:45

Building on the success of our BKL daycamps, we're excited to offer our first residential Junior Ski Camp for J2 and J1 skiers (born in 1999 and earlier), this June 17th-21st. Camp will be located at the perfect ... go arrow

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Slush Cup '13 - NOW SUNDAY

10 May 2013 @7:35

Due to soggy weather forecast on Saturday, we're moving the last hurrah of Mt. Craftsbury to SUNDAY, MAY 12. All times and race related information remains the same, simply 24h later (local dinner remains on Saturday night - hope to see you). Celebrate Mother's Day on snow!

Hold off on that storage wax:  come to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center SUNDAY, MAY 12th for one last afternoon of skiing. We are rolling out the last of the winter’s snowpile for some slushy springtime skiing. There isn’t much left - but there’s enough for bragging rights for having nordic skied in VT in mid-May. The afternoon will start at 1:00pm with 100 meter head to head sprints, followed by relay races. Post race, cool off with a dip in Big Hosmer, or hit our ski trails for running and hiking.

The skiing is free ...

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Slush Cup '13 - NOW SUNDAY

10 May 2013 @7:35

Due to soggy weather forecast on Saturday, we're moving the last hurrah of Mt. Craftsbury to SUNDAY, MAY 12. All times and race related information remains the same, simply 24h later (local dinner remains on ... go arrow

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2013 Tuesday Trail Series

9 May 2013 @14:44

Our weekly 5k Trail Series gets underway for summer 2013 starting June 11th and running through August 27. Whether you contest the events on foot or by mountain bike, you'll enjoy 12 weeks of racing on courses at the Outdoor Center and Hosmer Point. Come each week and see how your times improve over the summer. In addition to your times on a week to week basis, we'll also be recording points based on finish position and field size. Your results and points will be tallied and displayed online with each week's results. At our last race on August 27th we will celebrate the series with a post-race brick oven pizza party and distribute prizes for age/gender groups for the series!

So join us Tuesdays, starting at 6pm sharp, with registration opening at 5:30pm on the Upper Soccer Field by the ...

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2013 Tuesday Trail Series

9 May 2013 @14:44

Our weekly 5k Trail Series gets underway for summer 2013 starting June 11th and running through August 27. Whether you contest the events on foot or by mountain bike, you'll enjoy 12 weeks of racing on courses at ... go arrow

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Disc Golf Open

3 May 2013 @10:57

Our nine hole disc golf course is open for summer-y fun. This scenic course starts and finishes near the Touring Center and traverses a combination of open field, trail and wooded fairways. Disc Golf Course use is free for members and house guests, with day memberships available for students and seniors at $5 and adults at $10.

Don't have equipment? Golf disks are available for loan or purchase at the Office. They are slightly smaller and heavier than the familiar Frisbee throwing disc and are made to fly a long distance. One to three tees are set up for each basket including short red, intermediate white and long blue fairways.

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Disc Golf Open

3 May 2013 @10:57

Our nine hole disc golf course is open for summer-y fun. This scenic course starts and finishes near the Touring Center and traverses a combination of open field, trail and wooded fairways. Disc Golf Course use is ... go arrow

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NSRI: GRP starts season in style

1 May 2013 @21:51

The GRP traveled to Princeton, New Jersey this past week for their first major test of 2013 at National Selection Regatta I (NSR). The NSR is the first step for the US on the road to the Rio Olympics in 2016 and the beginning of selection for the national team this year. The GRP entered ten singles in the field and they did not disappoint.

In the men’s heavyweight single the Craftbury boats posted strong results early in the time trial with all boats advancing to the heats. Both John Graves and Steve Whelpley won their heats and semifinal to advance to the A final. The racing was close the whole way down the course between the GRP rowers, much as it has been between the two in training. Ultimately it was Graves who came away with the top spot, with Whelpley a little over a second ...

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NSRI: GRP starts season in style

1 May 2013 @21:51

The GRP traveled to Princeton, New Jersey this past week for their first major test of 2013 at National Selection Regatta I (NSR). The NSR is the first step for the US on the road to the Rio Olympics in 2016 and the ... go arrow

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2013 Dryland Programs

30 Apr 2013 @14:08

In addition to our sculling and running camps (both great training options), we offer annual members dryland ski training during the warm months. We have programs from May-November for most skiers, from BKL up.

BKL
Member kids born in 2000 or later can join our BKL dryland program designed by Pepa and coached by Lucas Schulz, Eric Hanson, and GRP athletes. Activities will include running, hill bounding, rollerskiing, biathlon, strength training and core strength with a healthy mix of fun and games!

Advanced Junior Training Program
This program is designed for experienced junior racers born in 2000 and earlier. Training will include rollerskiing, pole-running, running, hill bounding, strength training, biathlon and other activities. The training program will be designed by Pepa. Coaches ...

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2013 Dryland Programs

30 Apr 2013 @14:08

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13-'14 GRP Ski Team Named

25 Apr 2013 @11:20

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is excited to welcome a new crop of skiers to the team this year. With a strong pool of applicants, and limited slots, the decisions were tough.

At the full Green Racing Project level, we’ll be joined by Liz Guiney, Andrew Dougherty and Pete Hegman.

Liz spent her junior years skiing for the Utah Nordic Alliance and Park City Nordic Ski Club; raced at numerous Junior Nationals, and was part of the 2009 US J1 Scando trip team. She then did her college racing for UNH, qualifying for NCAA’s in the past three years. She represented the US at U23 World Championships this past winter.

Vermonter Pete Hegman came up through the Mansfield Nordic program and Mt. Mansfield Union High School, where he had a couple of state championship titles. He was on the NE ...

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13-'14 GRP Ski Team Named

25 Apr 2013 @11:20

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is excited to welcome a new crop of skiers to the team this year. With a strong pool of applicants, and limited slots, the decisions were tough.At the full Green Racing Project ... go arrow

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GRP Closes 2013 Season with SuperTour Success

19 Apr 2013 @14:46

The GRP's 2013 ski racing season finally came to a close last week as the team wrapped up the grueling SuperTour Finals in Truckee, California. The annual race series, which in 2012 was held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, is comprised of a four-race mini-tour followed by the 30/50k National Distance Championship. It features the top domestic skiers as well as the US Ski Team, making for a competive field.

With the exception of Gordon Vermeer, who finished up his very successful rookie season with the GRP following the March Craftsbury Spring Tour, the entire GRP ski contingent traveled to Truckee, including US Biathlon Team members Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker. Inspite of remarkably un-Californian" weather, including rain, snow, and everything in between, the GRP enjoyed ...

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GRP Closes 2013 Season with SuperTour Success

19 Apr 2013 @14:46

The GRP's 2013 ski racing season finally came to a close last week as the team wrapped up the grueling SuperTour Finals in Truckee, California. The annual race series, which in 2012 was held at the Craftsbury ... go arrow

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New Wax Tech for GRP: Nick Brown

18 Apr 2013 @17:11

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Green Racing Project are excited to welcome Nick Brown to the Center. Nick's primary responsibility will be selecting, managing, testing, waxing and maintaining team equipment for the GRP skiers, but you'll see him in other roles, from coaching skiers of all ages to trail work and more.

Nick spent his undergraduate years at the University of New Hampshire, where he was a member of the nordic ski team. He graduated in 2004, and continued his schooling at Humboldt State University in California. Nick arrives in the NEK from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, CO. At CRMS Nick taught math and coached the nordic team. He has always been interested in skis and ski preparation, and has also worked as a sports and outdoor photographer.

I think it ...

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New Wax Tech for GRP: Nick Brown

18 Apr 2013 @17:11

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Green Racing Project are excited to welcome Nick Brown to the Center. Nick's primary responsibility will be selecting, managing, testing, waxing and maintaining team equipment for ... go arrow

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2012-13 Evaluation Raffle Winners

18 Apr 2013 @13:09

Congratulations to Bruce and Whitney Condit from Auburn, ME. The couple and their family stayed with us for President's Week, completed an evaluation of our facilities, and won our annual raffle for $300 off their next visit! Sweet!

Why not stay with us your next ski trip? Find rates and lodging information here.

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2012-13 Evaluation Raffle Winners

18 Apr 2013 @13:09

Congratulations to Bruce and Whitney Condit from Auburn, ME. The couple and their family stayed with us for President's Week, completed an evaluation of our facilities, and won our annual raffle for $300 off their ... go arrow

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May Local Dinner: Spring!

17 Apr 2013 @19:18

Welcome the growing season with our spring Local Dinner, Saturday, May 11, at 7:00pm. Just like the birds, this popular Center community event is back for another season!

Per usual, you'll enjoy a variety of dishes prepared by the Center's Vermont Fresh Network dining hall team - all with a healthy dollop of local ingredients. Entrees are served family-style, so you can sample a broad variety. Several members of the local agricultural community will be joining us this evening as well, so you can learn more about the fresh ingredients used in the evening's meal.

Meals include coffee and tea service and juices. Soft drinks and small selection of beer and wines are available for sale in the office, BYOB is also fine.

While we don't offer a full parallel vegetarian or vegan menu, most diets ...

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May Local Dinner: Spring!

17 Apr 2013 @19:18

Welcome the growing season with our spring Local Dinner, Saturday, May 11, at 7:00pm. Just like the birds, this popular Center community event is back for another season!Per usual, you'll enjoy a variety of dishes ... go arrow

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CrossFit Spring Break

16 Apr 2013 @17:35

During the month of April and early May, we'll be on a CrossFit hiatus. We’ll resume our CrossFit programming in Mid-May when our sculling program resumes. See you then!

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CrossFit Spring Break

16 Apr 2013 @17:35

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Tara G-M in Sweden

14 Apr 2013 @17:53

Tara Geraghty-Moats (Fairlee, VT), a CNSC veteran, US Biathlon Junior Team member, and former ski jumper, has spent the past year in Sollefteå, Sweden as an exchange student-athlete. In addition to training with one of Sweden's top clubs, Tara has been learning Swedish at a Swedish high school, living on her own with an Estonian roommate, and achieving some excellent results in both biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Tara attends the public "gymnasium", or high school, in Sollefteå, which has a special ski gymnasium within the broader school. We set up an email interview to get a taste of her Swedish experience.

Where do you live? Who do you live with? I live in Sollefteå about 1k away form school in a apartment with the the other exchange student, a girl from Estonia. All ...

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Tara G-M in Sweden

14 Apr 2013 @17:53

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13 Clemson Sprints

10 Apr 2013 @13:35

This past weekend the Craftsbury GRP Rowers got the chance to race in the Clemson Sprints - their spring training home away from home in South Carolina. The squad raced in singles to prepare for the competition at first National Selection Regatta, April 24-27 in Princeton, NJ. While the racing was delayed two hours due to foggy conditions, the GRP started with a strong performance by Hugh McAdam in the lightweight men’s single, winning his event with a time over a minute faster than the next competitor. The heavy men posted similarly strong results, sweeping the top three spots in the men’s open single with Steve Whelpley winning in a time of 7:56, followed by Charlie Biddle and Ben Dann. The women’s single had heats and finals but unfortunately the first heat had four members of the ...

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13 Clemson Sprints

10 Apr 2013 @13:35

This past weekend the Craftsbury GRP Rowers got the chance to race in the Clemson Sprints - their spring training home away from home in South Carolina. The squad raced in singles to prepare for the competition at ... go arrow

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Community Fitness Open Hours

8 Apr 2013 @17:13

A change of pace from our regular Community Fitness, we'll be having Open Hours Mondays/Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm, April 15-29. Members are invited to complete the circuits on their own, or pursue training plans during this period. Regular, supervised Community Fitness programming resumes May 2.

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Community Fitness Open Hours

8 Apr 2013 @17:13

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2013 World Ski-O Championships

3 Apr 2013 @14:32

One of the great athletes in our midst is Craftsbury member Adrian Owens, a US Ski-Orienteering National Team member. He shares his experiences of the 2013 World Ski-O Championships from Ridder, Kazakhstan with us below.

The five races of the 2013 World Ski-Orienteering Championships were held March 5th through 10th in Ridder, Kazakhstan. The six-person US team was comprised of Alison Crocker (Toledo, OH), Alexandra Jospe (Newon, MA), Anna Voegele and Greg Walker (both from Truckee, CA), Scott Pleban (Norfolk, VA), and Adrian Owens (Craftsbury, VT). The east coast members travelled eleven time zones to get there. Greg and Scott saw improvements on past performances, while others did not place as well as they had in international competition in January. Adrian’s best race ...

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2013 World Ski-O Championships

3 Apr 2013 @14:32

One of the great athletes in our midst is Craftsbury member Adrian Owens, a US Ski-Orienteering National Team member. He shares his experiences of the 2013 World Ski-O Championships from Ridder, Kazakhstan with ... go arrow

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Mud n'Ice Results - w/Pictures!

2 Apr 2013 @7:05

Results!

Ironman
Teams
Pictures

Thanks to one and all who came out - and thanks for your patience with the results. Congrats to our winners:  Keith Woodward led the Iron competitors home, while the Full Monty (Andrew Tripp, Dan Voisin, Hugh Pritchard and Heather Voisin) claimed the team title. Strong work!

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Mud n'Ice Results - w/Pictures!

2 Apr 2013 @7:05

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GRP Rowers at Lanier Sprints

2 Apr 2013 @6:24

The GRP took to the waters of Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia March 24 for their first race of the 2013 spring season. Lake Lanier was the site of the rowing races for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and was conveniently close to the GRP spring training camp in Clemson SC to allow for the squad to make the trip to compete. While there was a relatively small field racing at this event, being able to race on an Olympic course has a tremendous amount of value in terms of preparing for more competitive events. Steve Whelpley writes in a GRP blog post that while it’s possible to be competitive at the first national selection regatta in April without having done races like this to get acclimated, “it is far from preferable.” 

The GRP was well represented at the event, with Hugh McAdam, a ...

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GRP Rowers at Lanier Sprints

2 Apr 2013 @6:24

The GRP took to the waters of Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia March 24 for their first race of the 2013 spring season. Lake Lanier was the site of the rowing races for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and was ... go arrow

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Yoga Continues into May

25 Mar 2013 @14:36

Keep up your yoga routine this spring! As things quiet down around the Outdoor Center in the interim between peak skiing and rowing seasons, we'll continue to offer bi-weekly yoga classes on Sundays and Wednesdays. Both classes are on the gentler side, but our instructors can accommodate yogis of all levels.

Sundays: 10:30-11:30am with Margaret Pitkin.
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30pm with Mary Sayre/Chaya Thanhauser alternating.

Classes are free to all Center staff and guests, $5.00/session for COC members, and $10/session for all others. Classes are Tamarack lounge. Yoga mats, blocks and straps are available.

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Yoga Continues into May

25 Mar 2013 @14:36

Keep up your yoga routine this spring! As things quiet down around the Outdoor Center in the interim between peak skiing and rowing seasons, we'll continue to offer bi-weekly yoga classes on Sundays and Wednesdays. ... go arrow

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Can-Am Youth Grand Prix

25 Mar 2013 @5:19

Over the weekend of March 23nd and 24th, Middlebury's Rikert Touring Center saw a big turnout of 10- to 13-year-old skiers for the first annual Can-Am Youth Grand Prix. The event was a follow up to the Canadian Midget Championships, held February 16th through 18th in Quebec, Canada. The overall winners of the combined event scores were crowned North American Youth Champions. There were three races this past weekend in Middlebury, an individual start freestyle distance race, an individaul start freestyle prologue, and a classic pursuit start based on prologue results.

On Saturday in the freestyle 3k, CNSC's Finn Sweet finished 3rd in the 2002 (birth year) boys' race, just .1 second out of second place. Jack Young was not far behind in 5th, and David Moody was was 8th. Among 2001 boys, ...

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Can-Am Youth Grand Prix

25 Mar 2013 @5:19

Over the weekend of March 23nd and 24th, Middlebury's Rikert Touring Center saw a big turnout of 10- to 13-year-old skiers for the first annual Can-Am Youth Grand Prix. The event was a follow up to the Canadian ... go arrow

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Spring Fling BKL Results

24 Mar 2013 @21:37

In the midst of all the action today, with the women's Spring Tour 10k pursuit, men's Spring Tour 15k pursuit, and Spring Fling 15/30k all going off between 10:00 and 11:15am, we managed to release a speeding frenzy of BKL skiers onto to the trails. Even the youngest competitors did a full lap of our 5k race course, which is notorious for including all the biggest hills." Not even Screamin' Mimi intimidated these kids though, and Craftsbury Nordic Club Skiers Cormac Leahy, Quincy Massey-Bierman, Griffin Wright, and Marika Massey-Bierman each won their age group competitions.

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Spring Fling BKL Results

24 Mar 2013 @21:37

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Results: Pursuit, Overall, and 15/30k Spring Fling

24 Mar 2013 @16:41

Lots of racing and results today. While the sun stayed away, thanks to the abundance of transforming snow and warming temps, racers faced a variable snowpack.

As was the case much of the weekend, Sophie Caldwell and Stratton T2 had it figured out. Caldwell stretched her already sizeable lead over the field over the 10k. The Craftsbury Green Racing Project's Hannah Dreissigacker grabbed second, 38s behind Caldwell (who knew biathletes could classic ski?), with UVM's Anja Gruber completing the podium six seconds later. Caldwell's win gave her a hat-trick for the weekend. The women's mini-tour podium was a mirror image of today's results, with Dreissigacker and Gruber flanking Caldwell on the podium.

On the men's side, SMS' Paddy Caldwell went down fighting, skiing to a six second win over ...

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Results: Pursuit, Overall, and 15/30k Spring Fling

24 Mar 2013 @16:41

Lots of racing and results today. While the sun stayed away, thanks to the abundance of transforming snow and warming temps, racers faced a variable snowpack.As was the case much of the weekend, Sophie Caldwell and ... go arrow

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Post-Race Interviews with Caldwell, Packer & Patterson (Updated)

23 Mar 2013 @20:42

Today's field in the skate sprint featured some of New England's top racers, including several who have represented the US at World Cup competitions over the course of this winter. Among those top athletes were Eric Packer of Stratton Mountain School's Elite Team, who won the men's race, his teammate Sophie Caldwell, who won the women's race, and the women's runner up, Caitlin Patterson, of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project. We caught up with each of them after the final heats and here's what they had to say.

Eric, you qualified 4th today, a little over 4.5 seconds behind your teammate, Sklyer Davis (US Ski Team/SMS T2). How did that feel?
Packer: 
I felt like I skied pretty well for me, but I've always struggled with qualifiers. That is the area in which I could improve the most. ...

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Post-Race Interviews with Caldwell, Packer & Patterson (Updated)

23 Mar 2013 @20:42

Today's field in the skate sprint featured some of New England's top racers, including several who have represented the US at World Cup competitions over the course of this winter. Among those top athletes were Eric ... go arrow