2017 Summer/Fall Ski Programming

There's an adage in skiing: "Skiers are made in the summer." In addition to our popular summer BKL camps and junior ski camps, we offer dryland training programs for youth skiers ages 8 and up. Our sessions for younger kids focus primarily on being active, having fun, and working on fundamentals. As skiers move up through our programs, they embark on more focused training, including rollerskiing, running, strength, and more. Programs are generally organized by age, but final selection/placement will depend on participants' needs and coaches' discretion. Not sure where you might fit in? Contact our coaching staff. Want to participate but worried about affording the program fee? Apply for a scholarship here. Don't forget that Craftsbury Outdoor Center Membership is a prerequisite for registering in our summer training programs. 

Our program schedules change slightly when school starts in the fall, so please read closely for the most accurate information.

BKL Development

U12

Our BKL Development program is meant for kids ages 8-12 who are enthusiastic about being active and outside. The program costs $200 and meets twice per week, starting in June and running through October. In the summer, practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:15pm. Starting August 30th, we'll switch to the fall schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:45-5:00pm. This program is led by coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss with help from GRP members. Activities will include running, hill bounding, rollerskiing, biking, strength, and canoeing, with a healthy mix of fun and games! 

Participants are required to have the following: current Craftsbury Outdoor Center Membership; running shoes and active clothing; and ideally, a mountain bike and helmet (though not having those should not discourage registration as we have a limited number of bikes for use--contact Anna if you anticipate needing to rent a bike). Rollerskis are not required: they are used infrequently by this group and are provided by the Outdoor Center. 

Program Name

BKL Development

Program Dates

Starts: Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Ends: mid-October, 2017.

Practice Days/Times

SUMMER:

Tuesdays @ 4:00pm

Thursdays @ 4:00pm

FALL - starting August 30, 2017: 

Wednesdays @ 3:45pm

Fridays @ 3:45pm

Program Fee (required)

Full-season: $200. Registration is at SkiReg and is open from late March until Oct. 1; click here to register.

If you are registering after Sept. 1, use the coupon code FallNordic2017 for a pro-rated entry ($80). 

Craftsbury Membership Fee (required - this is our equivalent to a trail pass)

$25 for kids under 14; $50 for students/seniors; $75 for adults; or $150 per family. You can read more information about membership here. Memberships expire Nov. 1 each year, so yes, your ski membership is still good! 

Equipment

All participants in this group will be required to have: running shoes, active clothing, and ideally a mountain bike and helmet. Those without a bike will be able to rent one for a small fee. Rollerskis are provided by the club (use is covered by the program fee).

Coaching Staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss

Contact Info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x 344

Communication will take place primarily through an email list. You will be subscribed once you register. 

BKL Competitive

U16

Our BKL competitive program is aimed at kids ages 9-14 who have significant skiing experience, enjoy racing, and are very excited about improving their skills. The program costs $300 and runs from May into November. Prior to the end of the school year, this group will meet twice per week: Thursdays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 9:00am. Starting the week of June 12th, it will meet three times per week: 4:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and Sundays at 9:00am (with limited biathlon practice mixed in when possible). Starting August 29th, we'll switch to the fall schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:15pm and Sundays from 9:00am - 10:30am. Training includes rollerskiing, pole-running, running, hill bounding, strength training, biathlon and other activities. The training program will be designed and led by coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss, with occasional coaching from biathlon coach Sam Dougherty, GRP coach Pepa Miloucheva, and GRP members as well.

Participants are required to have the following: current Craftsbury Outdoor Center Membership; running shoes and active clothing; a bike helmet; at least one high-visibility shirt or vest; a mountain bike (though not having a bike should not discourage registration as we have a limited number of bikes for rent); and ideally, skate rollerskis, boots, and poles with rollerski ferrules (again, we do have a limited supply of rollerskis, boots, and poles that will be available for rent).

Program Name

BKL Competitive

Program Dates

Starts: May 18, 2017. Ends: late October, 2017.  

Practice Days/Times

SUMMER:

Thursdays @ 4:00pm

Fridays @ 4:00pm (starting June 16, 2017)

Sundays @ 9:00am

FALL - starting August 29, 2017:

Tuesdays @ 3:45pm

Thursdays @ 3:45pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

Full season: $300. Registration is at SkiReg and will be open from late March to Oct. 1. Click here to register.  


If you are registering after Sept. 1, use the coupon code FallNordic2017 for a pro-rated entry ($120). 

Craftsbury Membership Fee (required - this is our equivalent of a trail pass)

$25 for kids under 14; $50 for students/seniors; $75 for adults; or $150 per family. You can read more information about membership here.  Memberships expire Nov. 1 each year, so yes, your ski membership is still good! 

 Equipment

All participants must have running shoes and active clothing; a bike helmet; at least one high-visibility shirt or vest; a mountain bike; and ideally, skate rollerskis, boots, and poles with rollerski ferrules.

We do have club mountain bikes, rollerskis, boots, and poles that will be available to rent. Rollerski equipment may be rented here.

Coaching Staff

 Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss

Contact Info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x 344

Communication will take place primarily through an email list. You will be subscribed once you register.

 

 

Eastern Cup Racing

Jrs

This program is designed for experienced junior racers ages 14-20. Many current program participants are successful junior skiers at the state, regional, and national levels. The program costs $400 for the summer/fall session. Practices for the summer session will start on Tuesday, May 2nd. While school is still in session, practices will be Tuesdays and Fridays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 9:00am. During the summer, practices will be Tuesdays at 4:00pm, then Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays all at 9:00am. Saturdays will be a "flex" day that will include practices/training sessions as needed.  Participants are expected to attend practices at least 3 days per week, follow a training plan on days not at Craftsbury, and keep a training log. Participation in summer training is a prerequisite for those interested in joining our winter program. Interested skiers who have not skied with Craftsbury before should contact coach Anna as soon as possible prior to registering: anna.schulz@craftsbury.com. New participants will not be accepted after July 1st. Training will include rollerskiing, pole-running, running, hill bounding, strength training, biathlon and other activities. The training program will be designed and led by junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, and Jake Barton, with coaching from Ollie Burruss, Sam Dougherty, Pepa Miloucheva, Nick Brown, and GRP members as well.

Participants are required to have the following: current Craftsbury Outdoor Center Membership; running shoes and active clothing; a bike helmet; a camelbak or some way to comfortably carry water/food while running; at least one high-visibility shirt or vest; a mountain bike; skate and classic rollerskis, boots, and skate and classic poles with rollerski ferrules.

Program Name

Eastern Cup Racing

Program Dates

Starts: May 2, 2017. Ends: late October, 2017.

Practice Days/Times

Prior to the end of school: 

Tuesdays @ 4:00pm

Fridays @ 4:00pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Once school gets out: 

Tuesdays @ 4:00

Thursdays @ 9:00am 

Fridays @ 9:00am

Sundays @ 9:00am

Plus occasional Saturday mornings as needed. 

Program Fee (required)

$400. Registration is at SkiReg and will be open from late March until July 1, 2017. Click here to register. 

Craftsbury Membership Fee (required - this is our equivalent of a trail pass)

$25 for kids under 14; $50 for students/seniors; $75 for adults; or $150 per family. You can read more information about membership here. Memberships expire Nov. 1 each year, so yes, your ski membership is still good! 

 

Equipment

Participants in this group are expected to have: running shoes and active clothing; a bike helmet; a camelbak or some way to comfortably carry water/food while running; at least one high-visibility shirt or vest; a mountain bike; skate and classic rollerskis, boots, and skate and classic poles with rollerski ferrules.

 The club does have mountain bikes and rollerskiing equipment that will be available to rent. Rollerski equipment may be rented here.

Coaching staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss

Contact info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x 344

Communication will take place primarily through an email list. You will be subscribed once you register.

 

Masters

Mstrs

We'll be offering twice-weekly summer training for Masters again this summer. The program costs $200 and meets from June to October. Training sessions are Thursdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 9:00am. Practices are led by coach Ollie Burruss, with assistance from the junior coaching team and GRP athletes. 

Participants are required to have the following: current Craftsbury Outdoor Center Membership; running shoes and active clothing.

 

Program Name

Masters

Program Dates

Starts: Thursday, June 1, 2017. Ends: mid-October, 2017.

Practice Days/Times

Thursdays @ 5:30pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

$200. Registration is at SkiReg and is open from late March to mid-summer; click here to register.

Craftsbury Membership Fee (required - this is our equivalent to a trail pass)

$25 for kids under 14; $50 for students/seniors; $75 for adults; or $150 per family. You can read more information about membership here. Memberships expire Nov. 1 each year, so yes, your ski membership is still good! 

Equipment

All participants in this group will be required to have: running shoes, active clothing, and ideally bounding poles as well. 

Coaching Staff

Ollie Burruss, assisted by the GRP and junior coaching staff

Contact Info

Email: ollie.burruss@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x 208

Communication will take place primarily through an email list. You will be subscribed once you register.

Green Racing Project

OJ SR

For ages 18 & up. This training group is formed by personal arrangement only. Interested skiers should contact us via skiing@craftsbury.com for more details.

Part of our mission is to make lifelong sport accessible to one and all. As such, we have a scholarship program to support kids who may not otherwise be able to participate in our programs. We also offer assistance to families in our programs whose children have qualified for and are traveling to major skiing competitions. You can complete a scholarship application here. Feel free to contact junior coach Anna Schulz (anna.schulz@craftsbury.com) with questions about scholarships.

Questions? Not sure which group to sign up for? Contact us via skiing@craftsbury.com for more details on any program.