Craftsbury coach (and Singapore’s first Olympic rower) Aisyah Gala answers campers’ questions at a dock talk this morning. Her advice on racing starts: You can’t expect your start to be perfect every time, so just take it in stride and get on with the race!
Stoked for Anna to get recognition she so richly deserves! #coachsquad #Repost @nensa_nordic ・・・ Our #skieroftheweek and recipient of the 2018 BKL Leadership award is Anna Schulz of @craftsburyoutdoorcenter! “There is quite possibly nothing Anna loves more than showing kids how to have fun being active outside.” Link in bio for full story!
We are collaborating with UVM Geology on a snowpack study at two COC locations: Training Hill and Wilbur’s Pond. The data collected from the two woodchip-covered piles will give us the ability to compare snowpack decreases to variables including: wind speed, humidity, temperature and sunlight; and, will ultimately help us better understand snowpack evolution through a season. Our goal is to determine if we can store snow over the summer; and, eventually use it to cover the trails and start skiing in November! Thanksgiving Day Ski race, anyone?! 🌿 . . . #craftsburyoutdoorcenter #missionmonday #summersnowstorage #craftsburyblog #LiDAR #vermont #snowpack #science #snowconservation #NSF #UVMGeology Want more? Search “Summer snow storage” on craftsbury.com/blog
Yesterday’s point to point half marathon from Craftsbury to Hill Farmstead Brewery brought sunshine, good beer, and a healthy dose of type 2 fun! Thank you to all of the runners and volunteers who made this day possible, and to @hillfarmstead for giving us a destination worth climbing for. Special shoutout to the racers - smiling their way over 2000’ of climbing! #woof #vt #hills #adventurerunning
For this #saturdaystaffspotlight, we’re introducing the third hired employee of the Center. We talked to Russ Spring, son of Janet and Russell Spring, the founders of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center that we all know and love. Raised in Stowe, Russ spent all his time cruising up and down the terrain either downhill skiing (usually in the downward direction) or on his 10 speed (both directions). In 1975, his parents bought the defunct Cutler Academy and opened up for cross country skiing as the COC, with the debut of sculling camps the next summer. As the Center staff at the beginning consisted mostly of Russ, his parents, and two sisters, the family spent years working every job imaginable - except housekeeping which his mother disqualified him from assisting based on previously demonstrated inability to keep things clean and organized. Aside from that, Russ has coached, torn down buildings, constructed them, cooked, kept books, groomed trails, and everything between. At college, Russ adopted a similar pattern by dabbling in subjects from archeology, Native American religion, solar design (back when people first started getting excited about solar), to silver jewelry creation. At the time it didn’t seem to add up to much but he said that it all has seemed to fit together to give him a wide background of interests that paid off after his father called him back to help run the family business. Planning to “retire soon” in 1978, Russell senior enlisted Russ to help run the Center until he finally did retire in 2008 when current owners Dick and Judy offered to continue the Springs’ vision and mission of the Center. Russ stayed on as General Manager of the Center and has continued his path of the past several decades of helping the Center run in all its many facets. One of his favorite aspects of the Center is that opportunities to grow your skill base abound here; even if you normally work in one department of the Center, if you’re interested in helping out in another as well, you can add that on to what you currently do. It really brings some amazing people to work here and he still loves every day of it. Thanks for keeping this ship sailing smoothly, Russ.
Excited about the summer racing season ahead with our GRP scullers! #Repost @greenracingproject with @get_repost ・・・ Senior + U23 GRP scullers with our fearless and fast leaders Dick Dreissigacker and Judy Geer. This fall marks the 10 year anniversary of D+J transforming the @craftsburyoutdoorcenter into a non-profit and the 6 year anniversary of the GRP Sculling team🌿 . . . @concept2inc @craftsburyoutdoorcenter @jlracing #greenracingproject #craftsburyoutdoorcenter #row #sculling #lifelongsport #stewardship #environment #olympian #worldrowing #leadership #community #pursuitofexcellence (📷: @justayoungwhelp )
We are so thankful to have a team of volunteer divers that manage the growth of the invasive and introduced aquatic plant species Eurasian Milfoil in Great Hosmer Pond, a public body of water we share with our mammalian, avian, and sub aquatic neighbors. Don’t forget that tomorrow is #worldoceansday - tell us how you’re celebrating! . . . #milfoil #diveteam #saveourwater #invasivespecies #igvt #nature #craftsburyoutdoorcenter (📷: @jeni_forbes )
Thursdays are for the Head of the Hosmer! Head Coach Kevin MacDermott briefs campers before this week’s edition of the world’s most oft-run time trial. #rowing #sculling #summer
The sun came out for this evening’s Women’s Mountain Bike clinic! It was awesome to share our favorite drills and skills with an enthusiastic group of bikers. For many, this was their first time on mountain bikes, and they crushed the singletrack riding! Check our website for more details about the next women’s clinic scheduled for July. #mountainbiking #clinic #womenscycling #craftsburyoutdoorcenter
Vermont views. ———————————————————— #rightnow #crazygreen #CraftsburyCommon #greenmountains #craftsburyoutdoorcenter 📷: @caitlinmpatterson
Crispy Reuben sandwiches on homemade sourdough-rye bread for lunch, yes please! #craftsburyoutdoorcenter #dininghall #fantasticfriday #lunchtime
Final preparations are complete for the first Tuesday Night Race of the summer happening in just two days! And that face-sized-cookie? Pre-register and you could win it!