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Spice up your hot laps this weekend with new gear from your favorite Nordic brands and fuel from Alex Parker and Dad Makin’ Maple. 🍁 • Daily 10am-4pm this Saturday and Sunday December 9th and 10th. 🌲 • #linkinbio #demodays #fischer #madshus #salomon #rossignol #atomic #start #skirack #caldwellsport #training #craftsbury #newtagswag #getitwhileitshot
We're pushing out some of the snow pile in the coming days. How do we know we have enough? #SCIENCE We're working with @universityofvermont geology on some snow projects, and they've been shooting the pole with lidar, producing images like above (check out the people on top of the pile). This gives us another data point with our measurements as we calculate how far the pile can extend on a trail. We hope to add another k our so to our existing field loop - check the map for more details. ❄️🎿❄️🎿❄️
If you haven't visited us in person yet this season, you've missed a great exhibit by photographer @lazenbyphoto Images were shot from the '16-17 season, and feature athletes from juniors to the World Cup, GRP to the World. All are displayed around the Activity Center. Definitely leave yourself some time to check out the exhibit during your next visit.
Mid 30s and rain? Perfect weather for re-tracking the bullies. Each track of the small machine has 992 bolts that need to be removed, cleaned, re-loctited, and torqued to spec (after rubber belt is replaced). Ready to tackle the project? Settle in and crank some tunes (stoner metal is spinning today): you're going to be here a while. #thanksgroomers #hugagroomer #behindthescenes #knowbetterskiing
#Latergram to last Friday's drear. A perfect day to drag cedar beams for a bridge rebuild on the Highland Lodge connector trail. Practical #crossfit applications.
Through December 6, the Fischer Ultimate Marathon Training Package is still yours for the winning! Complete with a full weekend’s stay at Craftsbury, a Fischer setup and a clinic with a @greenracingproject athlete. #entertowin #craftsbury #skiing #fischer #training #marathon #newtagswag #linkinbio
Craftsbury has a long history of involvement with biathlon - this challenging mix of cross-country skiing and marksmanship. We pride ourselves on our junior programs for young biathletes and our support of elite development through the @greenracingproject. Let’s keep the sport growing and strong! This winter’s racing season has begun, and @greenracingproject’s @susan.dunklee , @clareeganbiathlete and @emdreiss race in the IBU World Cup 7.5k Sprint in Sweden tomorrow! See our Facebook page for more details about how to watch. #tbt #biathlon #throughtheyears #girlswithguns #strongwomen #skiing #craftsburyoutdoorcenter 📷: 3 Jen Forbes, 4-6 US Biathlon
So ends a day at the Center. There's not much light at this time of year, but what light finds its way to us is pretty spectacular. #nofilter
Here we go! For 100 skiers at the Craftsbury Opener this morning, racing season is officially underway. Link to results in profile. 📷: Chris City
Snow squall Sunday! ❄️ ❄️❄️ ❄️❄️❄️❄️ Have you spun a few loops of our 1.1k yet, to start your preparation for a winter of skiing or racing? If you haven’t visited to ski, make sure you’ve entered our Craftsbury Marathon Training Getaway contest, link in profile. #snowsquall #craftsburyoutdoorcenter #craftsburymarathonprep
Craftsbury Insta followers, meet Audrey Mangan. Audrey Mangan, meet the Craftsbury Insta followers. Audrey is half of the inseparable coaching duo along with Anna Schulz, which is in itself, a subset of the full time Triple Trouble Coaching Dream Team which broadens out to include Jake Barton. This Saturday Staff Spotlight will be highlighting the impressive accomplishments of Audrey and her fellow coaches’ successes at growing the junior skiing and biking programs. Hailing from Honeoye (good luck trying to pronounce that correctly) Falls, NY, Audrey has been on skis since the age of two - though she admits the first couple years probably consisted mostly of lying in the snow crying or trying to follow a trail of M&Ms laid out by her mother to get her to ski. After realizing that she actually enjoyed skiing without needing to be bribed, she quickly got better and better - ending up racing at Junior Nationals during high school. She decided she didn’t want to give up the skier life and was recruited to run cross country at Harvard while joining the ski team as well (meh, mildly impressive) where she met the aforementioned other half of the inseparable coaching duo. After focusing on skiing for most of her collegiate career, she jumped around the country coaching, then wrote for a ski website, then missed coaching, then went back to Harvard to coach again. Finally, she ended up here at the Center to help run the Junior and BKL programs which means she gets to try to corral all the kids that you’ll see skiing around the Center - or most likely up and down and up and down and up and down Mount Craftsbury. Looking towards this next season, she’s super stoked to see the dedication with which many of our juniors are attacking their training. Having helped get our Craftsbury Outdoor Sports Academy (COSA, the Center’s version of a ski school in partnership with Craftsbury Academy) up and running, she loves seeing the improvements that have already come to fruition in the kids with just a few months of the more intensive training. She can’t wait for winter and to see what happens over the course of the year across all our junior and BKL programs.