Winter Ski Programs

Winter 2018-2019 Program Information and Registration

In addition to our comfortable lodging and excellent skiing, we offer annual members access to great ski training and coaching. For winter 2018-2019, opportunities exist for skier members of all ages to train, learn technique, improve, and just have a blast on snow all winter long! Registration for winter programs begins on October 1, 2018. Not sure which program to join? Read on for lots of details and check out our program progression overview.  

Do you have your annual membership for the winter? Membership, which runs from November 1 - October 31, is required for participation in our season-long programs. You'll be able to renew your membership for the 2018-2019 season starting October 18th, 2018. 

Our winter programs kickoff party and info meeting will be on Sunday, November 11th, from 12 noon - 2pm. All registered participants will get an email about this. If you are NOT yet registered and want to participate, email or call our coaching staff for details. 

Open enrollment for all youth 2018-2019 winter programs will close on January 15th. After that date, registration is by the coaches' permission only. Coaches may choose not to accept late registrations, or may request that late registrants take one or more lessons from the Touring Center or elsewhere prior to joining the program. Please understand that the goal of this policy is not to be exclusive, but rather to keep the learning environment safe and productive for all participants. To inquire about joining after the cutoff date, contact coach Anna: anna.schulz@craftsbury.com

Catamounts

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For skiers ages 6-11, our popular Catamounts introductory skiing program aims to build enthusiasm for Nordic skiing through ski play and skill development. Older five-year-olds with extensive skiing experience may participate with the coaches' permission. Catamounts meets twice a week, again this year on Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Sundays at 1:30pm. You have the option to sign up for both days or just one. For the 2018-2019 season, early registration for the Catamount program costs $50 for one day per week and $100 for the two-day option. Registration prices increase after December 1st. The first day of the program is Sunday, December 9th, and practices will run into March. This year, registration closes on Monday, January 15th, after which participants may join with permission from the coaching staff. The goal is not to cap participation, but rather to have a more cohesive group. Participants will learn both skating and classical techniques with lots of fun and games! Don't have ski equipment? No problem! Equipment use (during practice) is included in the program fee. Another option is our season-long rental program, which will enable kids to hang onto their equipment for the whole season and use it outside of practice times. Catamounts most often just use the equipment included with the program rather than getting season-long rentals, but those kids who ski often outside of practice times can take advantage of having their "own" gear for the winter. Please note that the season-long equipment rental program is only for kids participating in Craftsbury programming! More information below. If you have questions, send an email to both our junior skiing program staff: jrskiing@craftsbury.com AND head Catamounts coaches Amy Schulz and Kara Dunn: craftsburycatamounts@gmail.com. Amy and Kara will be leading the Catamounts program again this year, with help from GRP members and additional staff. Read about our coaching staff here

Program Name

Catamounts

Aimed At

New skiers ages 6-11; experienced skiers ages 6-8; very experienced skiers who are on the brink of turning 6.  

Program Dates

Starts: December 9th, 2018. Ends: March 2019 (exact end date dependent on snow conditions)

Equipment fitting will take place the first day for those using the included equipment. 

 

Practice Days/Times

Wednesdays at 3:30pm

Sundays at 1:30pm

(option to sign up for both days or just one)

Practices typically run for an hour to an hour an fifteen minutes. 

Program Fee (required)

$50 for one day per week if registered before Dec. 1; then fees increase.

$100 for two days per week if registered before Dec. 1; then fees increase.

Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; 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 are available for purchase in the Outdoor Center's main office. 

Uniform/jacket (very optional)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Equipment

Equipment use during practice is included in the program fee.

Alternately, we offer season-long rental setups that you can take home. A one-pair set (skate or classic) is $85; a two-pair set (skate and classic) is $150. You can learn more and order at our online store.

Coaching Staff

Amy Schulz and Kara Dunn, with help from GRP and additional staff. Learn more here

Contact Info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com and craftsburycatamounts@gmail.com; Phone: for programmatic/general inquiries call (802)-586-7767 x344; for day-of-practice questions call 802-586-7767 and ask for the ski shop. 

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

BKL Development

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Our Bill Koch League (BKL) development program is primarily for kids ages 8-12 who already have a season or two of skiing experience (perhaps from our Catamounts program) and are ready to step it up a notch. Participants should be familiar with both skate and classic skiing. Participants ages 8-11 should be able to comfortably ski a 1-2km loop in both skate and classic techniques, with minimal falling, otherwise they are better suited to the Catamount group. The BKL development program costs $200 with early registration and will meet 2 days per week, on Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. Wondering what on earth the "Bill Koch League" is? Bill Koch (pronounced "coke") is America's first Olympic medalist in cross country skiing, and New England's youth ski league is named for him. Each year there's a BKL festival somewhere in New England (this year in Ripton, VT) and it's typically the highlight of the season for young racers. This is a good group for kids interested in perhaps doing some BKL races and/or the BKL festival, as well as just having fun and developing skills through play. While the emphasis is still on fun, the BKL development group will also be introduced to more ski-specific training and technique work. Equipment is NOT included in the program but participants are encouraged to take advantage of our season-long rental options. All participants in this group will need to have complete skate and classic rental setups (waxless classic equipment is fine). Please note that the season-long rental program is only for kids participating in Craftsbury programming! If you have questions, please send an email to our junior coaches: jrskiing@craftsbury.com. Craftsbury junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss will be the primary coaches for BKL development and will be assisted by Ethan Dreissigacker, and GRP and other staff as needed. You can read about our coaching staff here

Program Name

BKL Development

Aimed At

Fairly experienced kids ages 8-11. New skiers ages 12-13 should contact coaching staff about whether to join BKL development or Catamounts. 

Program Dates

Starts: Nov. 14, 2018. Ends: early to mid-March, 2019.

Practice Days/Times

Wednesdays @ 3:30pm

Sundays @ 3:00pm

Program Fee (required)

$200 before Nov. 1; then fees increase. Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; 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.  

You may purchase a membership in our main office. 

Uniform/jacket (optional)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Equipment (required - either your own or rented)

All participants in this group will need to have complete skate and classic rental setups (waxless classic equipment is fine).

You can order a season-long rental package and learn more about the options at our online store.

Coaching Staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, Ethan Dreissigacker, and others: learn more here. 

Contact Info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x344

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

BKL Competitive

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The Bill Koch League (BKL) competitive program is primarily for kids ages 9-13 with significant skiing experience and a desire to race. This group has a strong focus on racing and ski-specific training, though our primary focus is on fun! Most BKL comp participants are part of our programs year-round. Wondering what on earth the "Bill Koch League" is? Bill Koch (pronounced "coke") is America's first Olympic medalist in cross country skiing, and New England's youth ski league is named for him. Each year there's a BKL festival somewhere in New England (this year in Ripton, VT) and it's typically the highlight of the season for young racers. The BKL comp program gets kids ready for BKL races in addition to preparation for the next level in skiing. Participants in this group generally graduate to the Eastern Cup Racing team when they reach the U16 age group. Biathlon training is built into the weekly practices as coaching resources allow. In the 2018-2019 season, this group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm and Sundays at 9:00am. Some Tuesday practices may incorporate the Craftsbury Tuesday night race series. The cost of this program is $300 for the season with early registration; fees increase November 1. As with the other programs, participation provides access to competitively priced season-long rentals. Most BKL comp skiers will take advantage of our "competition rental package." Please note that the equipment rental program is only for kids participating in Craftsbury programming! If you have questions, send an email to jrskiing@craftsbury.com.The BKL competitive group will be led by Craftsbury junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, and Ethan Dreissigacker, with occasional help from biathlon coach Sam Dougherty and GRP skiers. Read about our coaching staff here

Program Name

BKL Competitive

Aimed At

Very experienced skiers ages 9-13 who are interested in racing.

Program Dates

Starts: Nov. 6, 2018. Ends: mid-March, 2019. 

Practice Days/Times

Tuesdays @ 3:30pm

Thursdays @ 3:30pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

$300 before Nov. 1; then fees increase. Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; 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.  

You may purchase a membership in the Craftsbury Outdoor Center main office. 

NENSA Membership (required to participate in BKL Festival)

"Bill Koch League (Youth)" membership: $25. Register yourself at NENSA here. This will also suffice for U14s wishing to "race up" in Eastern Cups. 

US Ski & Snowboard Membership (required to race in Eastern Cups)

In addition to your NENSA membership, those of you U14s interested in "racing up" in some Eastern Cups will need a US Ski & Snowboard "General" membership.

You can read about membership types here and register here

Waxing

BKL comp skiers are expected to have their own wax boxes with a range of basic waxing supplies. Ask coaches for more details. 

Uniform/jacket (recommended)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Equipment (required - either your own or rented)

All participants in this group will need to have complete skate and classic rental setups (waxless classic equipment is fine). We recommend the competition rental package.

You can order a season-long rental package at our online store

Coaching Staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, Ethan Dreissigacker: learn more here

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.

U14 Competitive

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For super-motivated middle-schoolers who want more than three days of BKL Comp practice per week, we have developed a U14 Competitive program in recent years. It is designed to feed into our high school COSA program, but participants are not required to attend Craftsbury Academy. These students do not participate in morning training during school days but have 4 days per week of after school practice in addition to Sunday morning training. U14s in this program typically train with our BKL Comp group 2-3 days per week and the COSA high school/EC racing group the remainder of the days. Learn more about COSA here. This group will be led by Craftsbury junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss, with occasional coaching by Pepa Miloucheva, Sam Dougherty and Ethan Dreissigacker. You can read more about our coaching staff here.

 

Program Name

U14 Competitive

Aimed At

Middle schoolers who are experienced racers excited about skiing at a high level 

Program Dates

Starts: September, 2018. Ends: late March, 2019. 

Practice Days/Times

Tuesdays - Fridays @ 3:30pm (Tues/Thurs with BKL comp; Weds/Fri with EC race)

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

$400 for the fall and winter portion of the middle school program. Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; click here to register

This program is by application only. The application process closes in March or April of each year. 

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.  

You may purchase your membership in the Craftsbury Outdoor Center main office. 

NENSA Membership (required)

BKL memberships (for kids up through 8th grade/U14) are $25. These suffice for U14s wishing to "race up" in Eastern Cups as well.  

Register yourself online for NENSA here.  

US Ski & Snowboard Membership (required to participate in Eastern Cups)

In addition to your NENSA membership, those of you interested in racing some Eastern Cups will need a US Ski & Snowboard "General" membership.

You can read about membership types here and register here

Wax Fee (optional; only recommended for Eastern Cups)

$80 for the season (includes all Eastern Cup weekends and EHSC/U16 qualifiers) or $12 per race. You may pay the wax fee through the Nordic ski club's online store here

Uniform/jacket (recommended)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Equipment

Participants in this group are expected to have complete skate and classic setups. You can order a season-long rental package at our online store

Participants are also expected to have their own wax boxes with a range of basic waxes and waxing supplies. Contact coaches for more information.

Coaching staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss: learn more here

Contact info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x344

Communication takes place primarily through an email list. 

High School Development

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Our High School Development program is aimed toward middle and high schoolers who are excited about skiing in general, but may not want to train year-round. While kids in this group typically have some skiing experience, newer participants are welcome if they are committed to learning and working hard! Some kids in this group may enjoy racing, while others may not. The focus will be on achieving a high level of proficiency in basic skiing skills while getting active and having fun. This particular program has two goals: (1) to offer an arena for post-BKL-age kids to continue skiing, especially those who may not have school teams; and (2) to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to successfully make skiing a lifelong activity. This program costs $200 for the season and will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30pm. The High School Development group will be led by Craftsbury junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, and Ethan Dreissigacker, with occasional help from biathlon coach Sam Dougherty and GRP skiers. Read more about our coaching staff here.

Program Name

High School Development

Aimed At

Middle and high school skiers who are not primarily race-oriented or who are relatively inexperienced skiers

Program Dates

Starts: Nov. 13, 2018. Ends: early March, 2019.

Practice Days/Times

Tuesdays @ 3:30pm

Fridays @ 3:30pm

Program Fee (required)

$200 before Nov. 1; then fees increase.

Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; 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.  

You may purchase a membership in our main office.

NENSA Membership (required to participate in BKL Festival and Eastern Cups)

You will need to become a NENSA member to participate in Eastern Cups or the Bill Koch festival.

BKL memberships (for kids up through 8th grade/U14) are $25; junior memberships (for high schoolers) are $35. Register yourself online for NENSA here.

A NENSA membership is not required for those not racing in those events, but is a good way to support the New England ski community. 

US Ski & Snowboard Membership (required to participate in Eastern Cups; otherwise not required)

Those of you U14s interested in racing some Eastern Cups will need a US Ski & Snowboard "General" membership. You can read about membership types here and register here

Uniform/jacket (optional)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Equipment (required - either your own or rented)

Participants in this group are expected to have a complete skate and classic setup.

We do have season-long rentals available for newer/younger participants. You can order a season-long rental package at our online store

Participants are expected to have a range of basic waxes and waxing supplies. Contact coaches for more information.

Coaching staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, and Ethan Dreissigacker: learn more here

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.

High School Competitive

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Our High School Competitive program is for high school racers who are ready to kick their skiing up a notch but who may not want to take on the commitment of regional race travel. Skiers in this group are expected to be proficient in skate and classic skiing and to be excited about racing and challenging themselves. Practices will emphasize technique work, race skills, and ski-specific fitness. This program costs $250 for the season and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursday at 3:30pm and Sundays at 9:00am. This group will sometimes join the Eastern Cup Racing or BKL Competitive groups for workouts or technique drills but will provide plenty of individualized instruction as well. The High School Competitive group will be led by Craftsbury junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss. Read more about our coaching staff here.

Program Name

High School Competitive

Aimed At

Intermediate high school racers ages 13 - 19

Program Dates

Starts: Nov. 13, 2018. Ends: mid-March, 2019.

Practice Days/Times

Tuesdays @ 3:30pm

Thursdays @ 3:30pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

$250 before Nov. 1; then fees increase.

Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; 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.  

You may follow the instructions there to purchase a membership; or you may purchase a membership through the Nordic ski club’s online store.

NENSA Membership (required to participate in Eastern Cups)

You will need to become a NENSA member to participate in Eastern Cups. Junior memberships are $35. Register yourself online for NENSA here.

A NENSA membership is not required for those not racing in those events, but is a good way to support the New England ski community. 

US Ski & Snowboard Membership (required to participate in Eastern Cups)

You will need a US Ski & Snowboard membership to race in Eastern Cups. A "general" membership will work for most but talk to the coaching staff with questions. 

You can read about membership types here and register here

Uniform/jacket (optional)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Wax Fee (optional)

This is only recommended for those skiers racing in Eastern Cups or the New England U16/Eastern High School Championship Qualifiers. The cost is $12 per race.

If you choose to use our race wax support, you may pay through the Nordic ski club's online store here

Equipment (required - either your own or rented)

Participants in this group are expected to have a complete skate and classic setup.

We do have season-long rentals available for newer/younger participants. You can order a season-long rental package at our online store

Participants are expected to have a range of basic waxes and waxing supplies. Contact coaches for more information.

Coaching staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, and Ethan Dreissigacker: learn more here

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

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As the name suggests, this group is for junior skiers who plan to compete in regional races and focus seriously on racing. Meant for kids age 14+, the Eastern Cup Racing program provides training specifically structured to help the skiers meet their racing goals. Participants in this program typically compete in high school races, Eastern Cups, Junior Olympic Qualifiers, New England U16 Championships, and/or Eastern High School Championships. This group meets 5 days per week. Practices for the winter of 2018-2019 will be Tuesdays-Fridays at 3:30pm and Sundays at 9:00am. Tuesday practices may occasionally incorporate the Craftsbury Tuesday night race series, depending on the training goals for the week. 

Participants in this program must be committed skiers with previous race experience and a willingness to train year-round. Coaches expect that skiers will complete a training log, ideally attend at least 3 practices per week, and complete a training plan on days when there is not practice. With very few exceptions, new members are expected to join in the summer to allow for more effective coaching during the competition season. The program costs $550 if registration is completed by November 1st. The program fee includes access to a weekly and yearly training plan, training log assessment, individualized technique work, discounts on training camps, and access to race support (available at an additional fee). As with the other programs, participation also provides access to rentals, but kids in this group are encouraged to purchase their own equipment if at all possible. If you have questions about the group or equipment, please send an email to jrskiing@craftsbury.com. This group will be led by Craftsbury junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, and Ethan Dreissigacker, with occasional coaching by Pepa Miloucheva, Sam Dougherty, and Green Racing Project team members as well. You can read more about our coaching staff here

Program Name

Eastern Cup Racing

Aimed At

Experienced and committed racers ages 14 - 19

Program Dates

Starts: Nov. 6, 2018. Ends: late March, 2019.

Practice Days/Times

Tuesdays @ 3:30pm

Wednesdays @ 3:30pm 

Thursdays @ 3:30pm

Fridays @ 3:30pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

$550 until Nov. 1; then fees increase. Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; click here to register. All participants must meet with a coach before registering. 

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.  

You may purchase your membership in the Craftsbury Outdoor Center main office. 

NENSA Membership (required)

“Junior” membership: $35. Register yourself online for NENSA here.  

US Ski & Snowboard (required)

“Competitor U16 and over” membership: $95.* Register yourself online for US Ski & Snowboard here. 

Wax Fee (optional but strongly recommended)

$80 for the season (includes all Eastern Cup weekends and EHSC/U16 qualifiers) or $12 per race. You may pay the wax fee through the Nordic ski club's online store here

Uniform/jacket (recommended)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Equipment

Participants in this group are expected to have complete skate and classic setups for racing and/or everyday skiing. 

We highly recommend owning the basic setups at this level, but we do have season-long rentals available for newer/younger participants. You can order a season-long rental package at our online store

Participants are also expected to have their own wax boxes with a range of basic waxes and waxing supplies. Contact coaches for more information.

Coaching staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, Ollie Burruss, and Ethan Dreissigacker: learn more here

Contact info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x344

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

*There may be a few of you who can get the “General” membership or the U14 membership; specifically those who do not care about the National Ranking List or who are young for this group. Talk to one of the coaches if you have questions.

Craftsbury Outdoor Sports Academy (COSA) - High School

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The Craftsbury Outdoor Sports Academy (COSA) is a partnership between the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Craftsbury Academy, our local public school. The Outdoor Center provides coaching support through its existing Nordic programming and the Academy supports those goals by offering participating students class scheduling flexibility. By providing a schedule that allows for specific, scheduled morning free periods and some longer-term academic flexibility for travel, the Academy allows participating students more time at the Outdoor Center, pursuing their training and racing goals, while still largely participating in the Academy’s excellent public school curriculum. There are online class options and tutoring available to accommodate the times students miss regular school periods for morning training. Our mission is to provide expanded educational and athletic opportunities to Vermont students by integrating Craftsbury Academy and Craftsbury Outdoor Center programs. COSA is by application only. We offer both a high school program and a middle school program. Middle school students do not participate in morning training during school days.  Learn more about COSA here. This group will be led by Craftsbury junior coaches Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss, with occasional coaching by Pepa Miloucheva, Sam Dougherty and Ethan Dreissigacker. You can read more about our coaching staff here

Program Name

COSA - High school 

Aimed At

Highly committed high school skiers who are seeking proximity to training and some academic flexibility

Program Dates

Starts: September, 2018. Ends: June, 2019. 

Practice Days/Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8:45 - 10:15am

Tuesdays - Fridays @ 3:30pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

$800 for the fall and winter skiing portion of the high school program. Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; click here to register.

This program is by application only. The application process closes in March or April of each year. 

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.  

You may purchase your membership in the Craftsbury Outdoor Center main office. 

NENSA Fee (required)

“Junior” membership: $35. Register yourself online for NENSA here.  

USSA Fee (required)

“Competitor U16 and over” membership: $95.* Register yourself online for USSA here. 

Wax Fee (optional but strongly recommended)

$80 for the season (includes all Eastern Cup weekends and EHSC/U16 qualifiers) or $12 per race. You may pay the wax fee through the Nordic ski club's online store here

Uniform/jacket (recommended)

Various options are available for purchase or rent in our online store

Equipment

Participants in this group are expected to have complete skate and classic race setups. 

Participants are also expected to have their own wax boxes with a range of basic waxes and waxing supplies. Contact coaches for more information.

Coaching staff

Anna Schulz, Audrey Mangan, Jake Barton, and Ollie Burruss: learn more here

Contact info

Email: jrskiing@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x344

Communication takes place primarily through an email list. 

 

Biathlon

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While we often incorporate biathlon into our regular programming for kids ages 8+, we also offer additional biathlon practices for those wishing to hone their skills. Our extra biathlon sessions are currently only for skiers already enrolled in our BKL competitive, High School development, or EC racing programs. Our biathlon sessions are run by Ethan Dreissigacker and Sam Dougherty, our experienced biathlon coaches. Sessions run for half an hour on weekdays and forty five minutes on Sundays (immediately preceeding or following some of our practices for other programs): 3:00 - 3:30 on Tuesdays; 5:00 - 5:30 on Thursdays; and 10:30 - 11:15 on Sundays. Sometimes practice times are wiggled around a little to accommodate various other practices constraints. Skiers wishing to join this program who do NOT have prior biathlon experience should contact the coaching staff.   

 

Program Name

Biathlon

Aimed At

Experienced skiers seeking to improve their biathlon skills

Program Dates

Starts: Nov. 6, 2018. Ends: March, 2019.

Practice Days/Times

Tuesdays @ 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Group 1

Thursdays @ 5:00 - 5:30pm: Group 2 

Sundays @ 10:30am - 11:15am: both groups (practice time may be expanded if groups become big enough that they need to be split up)

Program Fee (required)

$200 for 2 days/week and $100 for 1 day/week (includes use of ammo and rifles).

Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; 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.  

You may purchase your membership in the Craftsbury Outdoor Center main office. 

Coaching Staff

Ethan Dreissigacker and Sam Dougherty. Learn more here

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.  

Competitive Masters Training

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Led by coach Ollie Burruss, our masters training group is appropriate for experienced adult skiers ages 30+. Winter practices will start on December 6, 2018. The group will meet Thursdays at 3:30pm and Sundays at 9:00am. Our masters group is diverse, with some participants setting competitive racing goals and others mainly seeking to improve technique and on-snow skills. Craftsbury Masters work on fundamentals of fitness and strength, fine-tune skate and classic technique, and work with the coaching staff for guidance toward individual goals. Most importantly, we have a blast!  

 

 

Program Name

Masters

Aimed At

Intermediate to advanced skiers ages 30 and up

Program Dates

Starts: Dec. 6, 2018. Ends: March, 2019.

Practice Days/Times

Thursdays @ 3:30pm

Sundays @ 9:00am

Program Fee (required)

$200. Registration is at SkiReg and is open October 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019; 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.  

You may purchase your membership in the Craftsbury Outdoor Center main office. 

NENSA Membership (required for some races, like Eastern Cups)

“Adult” membership: $45. Register yourself online for NENSA here. While not required, adult memberships help to support skiing in New England! 

USSA Membership (required for some races, like Eastern Cups)

You will need to become a USSA member if you want to race Eastern Cups. General memberships are $15. Register yourself online for USSA here.

Coaching Staff

Ollie Burruss, with help from the GRP. Learn more here

Contact info

Email: ollie.burruss@craftsbury.com; Phone: (802)-586-7767 x 210

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

Seniors/Green Racing Project

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The Green Racing Project is Craftsbury's elite racing team. Composed of post-collegiate racers from all over the country, the GRP has skiers and biathletes that compete across the globe at a number of levels, historically including the SuperTour, World Cup, and Olympic levels. To learn more about the GRP, visit their website. This elite training group is by application only; applications are solicited in the spring of each year. In addition to the GRP, we typically accept a small number of U23 athletes for summer training as well. Interested skiers should contact us via skiing@craftsbury.com for more details.

School Groups

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Groups of kids from area schools can come ski for free on our professionally maintained trails through our school groups program. Equipment and introductory instruction is also provided free of charge. Helping promote Nordic skiing and making it accessible to the local public is an important part of our mission. School teachers and administrators are encouraged to contact us to learn more about this great opportunity.


Scholarships

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. 

Still have questions? Contact us via skiing@craftsbury.com for more details.

Hope to see you on the trails!