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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
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 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 27 — Feb 1, 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 27 - 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 film and short stories from the northern latitudes. Animation, short film, documentary, feature film ( Hollywood) and Independent will be shown. We will look at nature, survival and human relationships of the " North Country". The stories , by contemporary authors, will portray northern settings and characters, with discussion focusing on the interrelationship among characters. Stories will range from contemplative to the humorous. Evenings will include active participation with literature and film.

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 28 - Film & Story Festival Ski Lesson Wine & Cheese ...
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 filmakers and story tellers of the North. Ski lessons. Experienced instructors provide easy to follow advice to skiers of all abilities.

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

Afternoon: Ski Tour. Join our ski instructors on our cross-country trails which are wide, expertly maintained, and groomed daily. Taste Vermont cheeses at the Wine, Cider, and Cheese Social. This is a great way to mingle with other Road Scholar participants.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked hot entrées with a vegetarian options, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert. All meals are made with locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

Evening: Films shown and discussed.

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 29 - Film & Story Festival Ski Lesson
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the dining hall.

Morning: STORY FESTIVAL: Stories of the North country with universal themes. 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 lessons. Experienced instructors provide easy to follow advice to skiers of all abilities.

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

Evening: Film by Indepentent film makers.

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 30 - Film & Story Festival Ski Lesson
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit and cereal options.

Morning: FILM FESTIVAL Ski Lesson

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

Afternoon: Ski lessons. Experienced instructors provide easy to follow advice to skiers of all abilities Stretching and core strength instruction.

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

Evening: STORY TIME: Those participants that would like to have the opportunity to share some of their favorite stories.

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 31 - Film & Story Festival Ski to Charley's Cabin
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: STORY FESTIVAL Group ski to Charley's Cabin at Hosmer Point .

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

Afternoon: Snow Shoe Tour: Join us as we venture through our great wilderness as our guide briefs us on our animal habitats and tracks. 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: Self-serve buffet in family style 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, February 01 - Free Ski Departure
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast buffet with hot entrée, fruit, and cereal options.

Morning: Free ski

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

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

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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