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CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT

Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont…Plus!

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Road Scholar
Program #20276RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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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 feet.

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 out the latest ski equipment. Our rental fee for a package including skis, boots and poles costs $40.00 for the week.

Itinerary for Jan 25 — Jan 30, 2015

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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 25 - Check -In Dinner Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK-IN: You may check in between 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the front desk in the office, located 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 instructors and review the content of the arrival packet that contains the updated schedule of activities and meals for the program, a map of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, information about the facility and a roster of participants. This exciting double program will introduce you to a variety of film and short stories. “Now and Then,” an exploration of film genre, will include documentary, animation, short film and full length film. Discussion will follow most presentations. The stories, by contemporary authors, will range from the humorous to the contemplative. Discussion will focus on the relationships portrayed in the stories, exploring how characters relate to and interact with family, friends, and community.

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 26 - Film & Story Festival Group Ski Lesson Wine & Che...
Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet in the dining hall. You can choose from hot entrées, homemade bread and muffins, granola, cereal, yogurt and fruits - all made with locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Freshly-brewed organic, regular and decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas and juice are also available.

Morning: FILM & STORY FESTIVAL: Introduction to the films and stories that we will be covering this week. GROUP SKI LESSON with expert instructors

Lunch: Help yourself to a lunch buffet in the dining hall with hot entrées, homemade breads, soups, salad, fresh fruit and dessert.

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON: Join our ski instructors on our wide, expertly groomed ski- trails WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL: Get acquainted with the other Road Scholar participants while you sample locally made Vermont cheeses.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Hall

Evening: Film viewing and discussion

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 27 - Film & Story Festival Group Ski Lesson
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

Morning: STORY FESTIVAL: Stories of the North country with universal themes. GROUP SKI LESSON with expert instructors.

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

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Hall

Evening: Film viewing and discussion.

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 28 - Film & Story Festival Group Ski Lesson
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

Morning: FILM FESTIVAL GROUP SKI LESSON

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON EXERCISE CLASS

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Hall

Evening: STORY 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 Five: Thursday, January 29 - Film & Story Festival Group Ski to Charley's Cabi...
Film & Story Festival Group Ski to Charley's Cabin Snow Shoe Tour Skate Ski Lesson

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

Morning: STORY FESTIVAL GROUP SKI, for all abilities, to Charley's Cabin at Hosmer Point ( dependent on weather and snow conditions).

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

Afternoon: SNOWSHOE TOUR: Search for winter signs of animal and bird life in our woodlands with an expert guide. SKATE SKI LESSON: Our cross-country trails are wide, expertly maintained and groomed daily for classical and skate ski techniques. This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. Skate equipment can be borrowed from the touring center at no cost to Road Scholar.

Dinner: Dinner in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Feature Film

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 Six: Friday, January 30 - Free Ski Departure
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: Take one last ski with the group or on your own.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall or pack a bag lunch for your trip home.

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

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 ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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