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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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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 Feb 10 — Feb 15, 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, February 10 - 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. Enjoy the history and character of traditional country-dance through the music from New England and beyond, accompanied by guitar, banjo and fiddle. Enjoy dancing and singing together everyday, culminating with a big festive contra dance. If you play an instrument and/or have songs to share bring them along.

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, February 11 - Ski lesson Music and Dance class Wine & Cheese ...
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. TRADITIONAL NEW ENGLAND MUSIC & COUNTRY DANCE: Experience living history and character of traditional country-dance and song through dancing and singing. Old and new songs and dances from New England and beyond will be accompanied by guitar, banjo, and fiddle. If you play a musical instrument and/or have songs to share, bring them along. Congregate for a Wine, Cider, and Cheese Social. This is a great way to meet and mingle with other Elder hostellers.

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, February 12 - Ski Lesson Music & Dance class
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. Traditional New England Music and Dance Class: Experience living history and character of traditional country-dance and song through dancing and singing. Old and new songs and dances from New England and beyond will be accompanied by guitar, banjo, and fiddle. If you play a musical instrument and/or have songs to share, bring them along.

Dinner: Self serve buffet in family style dining hall.

Evening: TRADITIONAL NEW ENGLAND MUSIC & DANCE CLASS: Experience living history and character of traditional country-dance and song through dancing and singing. Old and new songs and dances from New England and beyond will be accompanied by guitar, banjo, and fiddle. If you play a musical instrument and/or have songs to share, bring them along.

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, February 13 - Ski Lesson Music & Dance class Contra Dance
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit and cereal options.

Morning: CORE STRENGTH EXERCISES: 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. Skate ski equipment can be borrowed from the Touring center at no charge to Road Scholar. TRADITIONAL NEW ENGLAND MUSIC & DANCE CLASS: Experience living history and character of traditional country-dance and song through dancing and singing. Old and new songs and dances from New England and beyond will be accompanied by guitar, banjo, and fiddle. If you play a musical instrument and/or have songs to share, bring them along.

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

Evening: CONTRA DNACE: Local Vermont musicians and contra dance caller provide an evening of entertainment and instruction.

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, February 14 - Ski to classic New England village of Craftsbury ...
Ski to classic New England village of Craftsbury Snowshoe tour or Skate ski lesson Evening ski movie

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

Morning: Ski lessons OR group tour 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: SNOW SHOE 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. Traditional New England Music and Dance Class: Experience living history and character of traditional country-dance and song through dancing and singing. Old and new songs and dances from New England and beyond will be accompanied by guitar, banjo, and fiddle. If you play a musical instrument and/or have songs to share, bring them along.

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, February 15 - Ski Lesson Lunch Departure
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: SKI LESSONS and/or 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

Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

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