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CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT

Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont…Plus!

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Program #20276RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Elevation Note
The elevation at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center does not exceed 2000 ft.

Equipment Requirements
Our Touring Center has a wide array of wax less rental skis, and can outfit anyone needing ski gear. High-performance skating and wax able classic ski equipment is also available, and our demo program is a great way to try our the latest ski equipment.Our Road Scholar rental fee for a package including skis, boots and poles costs $40.00 for the week.

Itinerary for Jan 13 — Jan 18, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 13 - Check -In Dinner Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK-IN: You may check in between 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the front desk in the white farmhouse. You'll receive your room assignment, room key and arrival packet with the most up-to-date schedule that we'll review during orientation this evening. You're free to explore the grounds and facilities until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entr? with a vegetarian option, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert are offered every evening. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has a strong commitment to offering locally grown foods.

Evening: Orientation. We'll have our orientation session in the Tamarack classroom following dinner. You'll meet the course instructor and review the content of the arrival packet that contains the updated schedule of activities and meals for the program, a map of the Craft bury Outdoor Center, information about the facility and roster of the participants. Yoga and cross country skiing - a match made in heaven! Yoga is the perfect way to warm up for, cool down from, and build skills necessary for improving ski technique. Daily yoga classes will increase your flexibility and strength, improve your balance, and help to both prevent and cure common ski-related (and non-ski-related) aches and pains, while daily ski lessons and tours build your confidence and proficiency out on the trails.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 14 - Ski Lesson Yoga Wine & Cheese Social
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: Stretching Class: Learn the proper stretching techniques used before & after skiing Ski lessons. Experienced instructors provide easy to follow advice to skiers of all abilities.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad.

Afternoon: SKI TOUR:Join our ski instructors on our cross-country trails which are wide, expertly maintained, and groomed daily for your enjoyment. YOGA:Take a deep breath and let go with the guidance of an experienced yoga instructor. Great to stretch after skiing and relax your entire body and mind. WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL: Here is a chance to get to know the other Road Scholar participants while sampling Vermont cheeses and apple cider.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Social Time

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 15 - Ski wax clinic Ski lesson Yoga
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entr? fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: STRETCHING CLASS Learn the proper stretching techniques used before & after skiing SKI LESSONS: Experienced instructors provide easy to follow advice to skiers of all abilities.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad.

Afternoon: SKI TOUR: Join our ski instructors on our cross-country trails which are wide, expertly maintained, and groomed daily for your enjoyment. YOGA:Take a deep breath and let go with the guidance of an experienced yoga intructor. Great to stretch after skiing and relax your entire body and mind.

Dinner: Self serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Social Time

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 16 - Ski Lesson Skate Ski lesson Yoga Special Yog...
Ski Lesson Skate Ski lesson Yoga Special Yoga evening presentation

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit and cereal options.

Morning: Core Strength Exercise: Learn the exercises that strengthen your torso which protects your back during skiing as well as daily activities. Ski lessons. Experienced instructors provide easy to follow advice to skiers of all abilities.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup and salad.

Afternoon: SKI TOUR: Our cross-country trails are wide, expertly maintained and groomed daily for classical and skate ski techniques. SKATE SKI LESSON:This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. YOGA: Take a deep breath and let go with the guidance of an experienced yoga intructor. Great to stretch after skiing and relax your entire body and mind.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Special Yoga presentation.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
535 Lost Nation Road
Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 USA
phone: 802-586-7767
web: www.craftsbury.com/Road Scholar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Our lodging is dorm style with a shared bath down the hall. For an upgrade fee, bedrooms are available with private bath facilities. For information and availability please contact our office at 802-586-7767.

Additional nights before: $98.00 to $165.00
Please call our office at 802-586-7767 to arrange reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 17 - Group ski tour to the classic New England villag...
Group ski tour to the classic New England village of Craftsbury Snowshoe tour Yoga Ski film

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: GROUP TOUR: Ski to the classic New England village of Craftsbury. The option of a tour to Craftsbury Village is dependant upon the weather and snow conditions.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad OR a bag lunch for travel.

Afternoon: SNOWSHOE TOUR: Join our expert naturalist and explore our woodlands at a slower pace on snowshoes. Observe animal tracks and habitats, northern tree species and winter birds. SKATE SKI LESSON:This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. Skate ski equipment can be borrowed from the Touring center at no charge to Road Scholar. YOGA: Take a deep breath and let go with the guidance of an experienced yoga instructor. Great to stretch after skiing and relax your entire body and mind.

Dinner: Self-serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: Farewell Gathering/ Movie

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 18 - Ski lesson Lunch Departure
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: SKI LESSONS: Enjoy an hour of sking with an intructor or explore the trails on your own before heading home. FREE TIME

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrée, homemade bread, soup, and salad or a bag lunch for travel.

Afternoon: Departure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
16 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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