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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 9 — Feb 14, 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 09 - 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 food.

Evening: ORIENTATION: We will have our orientation session in the Tamarack classroom following dinner. You'll meet the course instructors and review the updated schedule of activities for the week. 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 10 - Group Ski Lesson Music and Dance Class Wine & Che...
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrées, 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.

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSONS on our wide, expertly maintained, and groomed ski trails. 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 & CHEESE PARTY: Relax and get to know other participants while sampling locally made cheese.

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 11 - Stretching Class Group Ski Lessons Music & Dance ...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

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

Lunch: Lunch in our rustic Dining Hall.

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON on wide, expertly maintained, and groomed ski trails. 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 12 - 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 exercises that strengthen your torso and protect your back during skiing and daily activities. GROUP SKI LESSON with expert instructors.

Lunch: Lunch in the Dining Hall

Afternoon: GROUP SKI LESSON. Our trails are groomed daily. 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: CONTRA DANCE: 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 13 - 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: 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. SKATE SKI LESSON: Here is a great opportunity to try Skate Skiing or get expert advice on improving your technique. All equipment is provided free of charge. TRADITIONAL 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: Movie Night

Lodging: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 14 - Group Ski Free Time Lunch Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast in the Dining Hall.

Morning: GROUP SKI LESSONS and/or FREE TIME

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

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
1 Field trips
11 Hands-on experiences
6 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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