We hope you’re able to get out and celebrate fall, on this Friday afternoon! #friday #fall #foliage #trailrunning #craftsburyoutdoorcenter #craftsbury #vermont #getoutside 📷: @caitlinmpatterson
Say “Hi, Mom.” One of our classic comfort in the boat drills to help you both have fun in the boat and improve your rowing.
As we navigate our way through the down time between seasons, we would like to pay tribute to the absolutely incredible food that is the real reason you all come to the Center. For this week’s Staff Sunday* (due to technical difficulties, we went with a Sunday posting this week) Spotlight, we sat down with Heidi Ward, one of the geniuses behind the astoundingly delicious meals in our unassuming dining hall. A native Vermonter, born a stone’s throw away in Morrisville, Heidi has grown up within spitting distance of the Center. Having always been infatuated with food, Heidi started her culinary career at the Stowe Mountain Resort for six years. After starting as a cashier, she crossed over to where the magic happens as soon as she was old enough to work in the kitchen. But it was the Center’s emphasis on locally grown food and organic ingredients that truly inspired her. Now, seven and a half years after coming to the Center, she still loves the relationships that the kitchen builds with local farmers and the surrounding community. In addition to our use of quality food, the kitchen crew keeps her entertained on a daily basis. She loves working with the rest of the staff both in the kitchen as well as throughout the rest of the Center, as can be confirmed by the constant laughter emanating from the kitchen window. Heidi’s favorite cuisine to prepare is Mexican, though she readily admits that it’s mostly a selfish choice considering how much she loves to eat the food. Her experimentations with various salsas and moles are a regular addition to our Taco Tuesday lunches that will knock your socks off. Throughout the summer, you can regularly spot Heidi at 6am on her commute from a mile up Great Hosmer Pond in her green kayak. She’s lived on the lake for the past four years and she loves to fish off off the dock with her two kids and her four year old husky, Trigger (who is arguably still in the puppy phase of excitement if you meet him). Thanks for making our days so delicious, Heidi!
The 2018 Craftsbury Marathon is not as far away as you might think! Winter is coming, and that includes our annual classic ski-race marathon event, to be held this year on January 27th. Online registration opens next Monday October 16th! Give yourself a chance to 🚀 boost your marathon preparedness by entering our Ultimate Marathon Training Getaway contest. Link in profile. Two nights for two at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a full Nordic ski gear package from Fischer, and a private clinic with a @greenracingproject elite athlete. #ThrowbackThursday to the Craftsbury Marathon 2002, photo by Kate Carter #Tbt #CraftsburyMarathon #Fischer #speedmax #contest #skiracing #winteriscoming #classic #marathon #community #race
A first batch of Oktoberfest 2017 photos can be found on our Facebook page, with more coming soon! The Open House, Harvest Dinner, and Singletrack Shootout were all great successes, thanks for helping us celebrate fall! . . . #oktoberfest #ciderpress #wednesdayworkout #fall #vermont #craftsbury #craftsburyoutdoorcenter 📷: @jeni_forbes
The Craftsbury Outdoor Sports Academy’s (COSA) mission is to provide expanded educational and athletic opportunities to Vermont students by integrating the Craftsbury Academy curriculum with the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club training opportunities. COSA is a unique program for high school and middle school students who aim to achieve at a high level in both their sport and academic pursuits. This year, for COSA's first year, the program has seven participants (4 high schoolers and 3 middle schoolers) hailing from Waterbury, Hardwick, Danville, and Craftsbury. _ In addition to afternoon training, COSA athletes have two weekly practices during the school day. Craftsbury Academy teachers and staff collaborate with our coaches to provide the athletes with the resources to make up missed schoolwork. Collectively, teachers and coaches strive to help COSA participants become outstanding student athletes and members of society. (@flyingpoint: 📷) . . . #MissionMonday #COSA #Craftsbury #NordicSki #Biathlon #MountainBike #CraftsburyAcademy #juniorskiing #supportyourcommunity #getoutside #studentathlete #race #gameface
Donuts! Donuts! Donuts! These are the prizes for tomorrow's Singletrack Shootout biathlon race. There are divisions for all abilities: novice and experts alike, bike or run!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers and to the 50 businesses that have given their time and donated their goods and services all in an effort to make the Silent Auction a success. Be sure to stop by the big white tent today from 2:30-6:30 while you're enjoying COC Open house festivities. The Kathy Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund fuels the COC Winter Ski Program which serves ~200 athletes and affords them the ability to travel to races in their respective bike, ski and biathalon events. . . . #cocsilentauction #cocopenhouse #bigwhitetent #auctionhype #skiforgood #giveback #community #thankyou #fallharvest #getoutside #bike #run #row #nordicski #biathalon
The fun weekend doesn't stop with our Open House and Fall Harvest Dinner! Don't forget to sign up at skireg.com for the Annual Singletrack Shootout happening this Sunday October 8, 2017 from 8-12:30pm! -- 6k run or 7k bike races, each with four shooting stages. -- All ability levels welcome. -- Novice instruction and safety clinic for biathlon novice. -- Pre-register on skireg.com, day-of-race registration starts at 8am. -- Go to craftsbury.com/skiing for more information. . . . #singletrackshootout #craftsburyopenhouse #craftsbury #biathalon #bikerace #runningrace #sundayfunday
Come join us at the Center this Saturday for our Oktoberfest Open House! We’ll be showcasing the various programs offered at the Center including a free 1-hour bike rental, a local cider tasting and pressing demo, mini clinics where you can learn biathlon and mountain biking from our coaches, and informational sessions about our Mission including everything from lifelong sports to sustainability! The best part? It’s all free! Stop by anywhere from 1-4pm to try out everything we have to offer! . . . #rowing #skiing #training #biking #fall #oktoberfest #running #nature #sustainability #cider #biathlon
We started our “Checkpoint Challenge” event 6 years ago. Inspired by adventure races at summer ski training camps for kids, the @greenracingproject skiers created an event that’s part race, part team-building challenge. A combination of the physical and mental, where the strongest team might not win — speed at learning new skills, craftiness and a touch of luck is necessary. And where participants and organizers alike can enjoy the mysterious, difficult, and sometimes ridiculous challenges facing the teams of 4 around the Outdoor Center campus. Join us during Saturday’s Open House from 1-4pm for this year’s Checkpoint Challenge. This year each challenge will stand on its own, so it will be less of a race-to-complete-everything and more celebration-of-fall and activities at the Outdoor Center. Bring your family and friends and join us for this free event! #ThrowbackThursday #CheckpointChallenge #oktoberfest #teambuilding #Craftsbury #Vermont
Is your favorite part of fall the sights, smells, noises, or tastes?! Or all of the above, and the memories you make? 🍁 We’re having a Harvest Dinner this Saturday October 7th, appetizers at 5pm with dinner at 6:30pm. It’s sure to be a splendid feast! Come celebrate with COC staff, the Craftsbury community and friends! Call the office at 802-586-7767 to reserve a place. Visit our website to find details about the full selection of Oktoberfest festivities this weekend. . . . #Oktoberfest #Craftsbury #Vermont #fall #autumn #harvest #harvestdinner #pumpkins #fallsights