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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 Feb 2 — Feb 7, 2014

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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 02 - 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 entrées 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 03 - Group Ski Lesson Music and Dance Class Wine & Che...
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast is served every morning in our rustic Dining Hall. Chose from hot entrees, baked goods, fresh fruit, dried fruit, yogurt, nuts, homemade granola and other cereals.

Morning: STRETCHING CLASS: Learn the best warm up and cool down stretches for Nordic skiing. GROUP SKI LESSONS with expert instructors.

Lunch: A hearty lunch buffet with hot entrées, homemade bread, soup, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert is served every day.

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON with expert instructors. 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. WINE and CHEESE SOCIAL: Relax and get to know the other participants while you sample locally made cheeses.

Dinner: Dinner in the 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 04 - Stretching Class Group Ski Lesson Music & Dance C...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

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: Lunch in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSONS with expert 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: Dinner in the 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 05 - Core Strength Exercises Group Ski Lesson Music & ...
Core Strength Exercises Group Ski Lesson Music & Dance Class Contra Dance

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall

Morning: CORE STRENGTH EXERCISES: Learn the exercises that strengthen your torso and protect your back during skiing as well as daily activities. GROUP SKI LESSONS with expert instructors.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: SKI TOUR:Our cross-country trails are wide, expertly maintained and groomed daily for classical and skate ski techniques. 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 join your instructors for a fun and festive evening of music and dance.

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 06 - Charley's Cabin at Hosmer Point Snowshoe Tour or ...
Charley's Cabin at Hosmer Point Snowshoe Tour or Skate Ski Lesson Movie

Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

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

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall

Afternoon: SKATE SKI LESSON: This is a great chance to try skate skiing or get some expert tips on improving your technique. Skate Ski equipment is provided free of charge. Some participants may prefer to take a quieter guided SNOWSHOE TOUR through our woodlands looking for winter signs of animals life. 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: Dinner in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Movie Night

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 07 - Group Ski Free Time Lunch Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Take a final ski with the group or on your own.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall or pack a bag lunch for the road.

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
8 Expert-led lectures
9 Hands-on experiences
6 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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