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20276
Vermont

Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont

Cross-Country ski your way through some of the most beautiful landscapes in New England as you enjoy expert instruction, a guided snowshoe excursion and engaging lectures.
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Program No. 20276RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
749
Vermont

Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont

Cross-Country ski your way through some of the most beautiful landscapes in New England as you enjoy expert instruction, a guided snowshoe excursion and engaging lectures.
Length
6 days
Starts at
749
Program No. 20276 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 9 - Jan 14, 2022
Small group
Starting at
879
Itinerary Note

On this departure, participants will also study Yoga.

Jan 17 - Jan 21, 2022
Starting at
749
Itinerary Note

On this departure, participants will also study Vermont's sustainable agriculture.

Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
879
Itinerary Note

On this departure, participants will also study Live Music and Dance.

Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2022
Starting at
879
Itinerary Note

Spend a week learning about Sustainability Practices. Learn about the efficiency, construction and green modifications to buildings from environmental construction experts and discover Craftsbury’s environmentally friendly snow making, snow farming and snow storage process.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 9 - Jan 14, 2022
Small group
Starting at
1,349
Itinerary Note

On this departure, participants will also study Yoga.

Jan 17 - Jan 21, 2022
Starting at
1,129
Itinerary Note

On this departure, participants will also study Vermont's sustainable agriculture.

Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
1,349
Itinerary Note

On this departure, participants will also study Live Music and Dance.

Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2022
Starting at
1,349
Itinerary Note

Spend a week learning about Sustainability Practices. Learn about the efficiency, construction and green modifications to buildings from environmental construction experts and discover Craftsbury’s environmentally friendly snow making, snow farming and snow storage process.

At a Glance

Experience some of New England’s finest cross-country skiing in the heart of Vermont’s unspoiled Northeast Kingdom. Spend the week with our expert instructors developing your Classic style Cross-country skiing technique, otherwise known as Diagonal Stride Technique. This program may be an introduction to cross-country skiing or a refresher course to hone your skills at every ability level. Whether your goal is physical training or exploring Vermont’s scenic treasures, you’ll have extensive options on trails that are wide, expertly maintained and groomed daily for classic and skate ski techniques.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Two ski classes per day. Ski 6-12 kilometers per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy time with cross-country skiing instructors who offer easy-to-follow advice for skiers of all abilities.
  • Snowshoe through the pristine wilderness surrounding a “green” facility, and enjoy nutritious meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
  • Take part in lectures and educational programming to stimulate your mind after the day’s exhilarating outdoor activities.

General Notes

Select dates are designated for small groups and are limited to 24 participants or less.
Featured Expert
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Lucy Donaghy
For the last three years, Lucy has worked at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center both in the Front Office and in the Touring Center teaching skiing. Lucy grew up in New Hampshire and has been on cross country skis for most of her life. Lucy came to Craftsbury 14 years ago as a student at Sterling College where she majored in conservation ecology and natural history. She is looking forward to a great season of skiing and getting to know all the Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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For the last three years, Lucy has worked at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center both in the Front Office and in the Touring Center teaching skiing. Lucy grew up in New Hampshire and has been on cross country skis for most of her life. Lucy came to Craftsbury 14 years ago as a student at Sterling College where she majored in conservation ecology and natural history. She is looking forward to a great season of skiing and getting to know all the Road Scholar participants.
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Eloise Girard View biography
A native of Quebec, Eloise has a bachelor's degree in education, has studied applied ecology and has over 10 years of field experience working with different organizations such as the Canadian Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited and Canadian universities. Before marrying a four-season organic vegetable farmer and settling down in Craftsbury, Vermont in 2014, Eloise traveled to Asia and Africa to work on community-based environmental projects. She enjoys cross-fit classes at the Outdoor Center, trail running, mountain biking, hiking and – of course – skiing and broomball!
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Kimberly Howell View biography
Kimberly Howell has been practicing massage full-time since 1994. Over the course of 1997-98, she trained extensively in Core Structural Integration, a deep-tissue modality that aims to release tension in the fascia and restore the musculature’s natural length and plasticity. She is trained in Trigger Point Therapy and Orthopedic Massage. Currently, she is in her last year of a 4 year program of studying the Feldenkrais Method®. In August 2014, she became an authorized trainee Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® teacher.
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David Kaynor View biography
David Kaynor is a fiddler and expert contra dance caller. “Contra dance” refers to several styles of folk dance in which couples face each other in lines; they are especially popular in New England. David grew up playing music and took up the fiddle in 1974, then began calling local contra dances around 1980. He has called and taught dancing at many folk schools and music camps from Vermont to California to Sweden.
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George Wilson View biography
A talented, multi-instrumental virtuoso and singer, George Wilson's repertoire samples a wide variety of traditional and folk styles. As a fiddler, he has nearly 400 tunes for dancing and listening, and has been popular with contra dancers and concert-goers since the late 1970s. George has performed and recorded with Fennig's All-Star String Band and the Whippersnappers since the mid-70s, and has shared his music at contra dances, festivals and dance camps around the country.
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Sophia Barsalow View biography
Sophia Barsalow teaches yoga to students of all ages and abilities who are looking to cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation and awareness. She has spent over 500 hours studying Raja Yoga and Ayurveda. An affection for the outdoors and love of community tie into her uplifting teaching style, which is also influenced by Kripalu, Anusara, and Restorative Yin Yoga styles.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
by Bern Heinrich
From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that has become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.
Broken Wing
by David Budbill
Set in the remote mountains to the north this allegorical tale about a rusty blackbird with a broken wing who can't fly and therefore is trapped in the inhospitable north country for the winter, and a man, known only as The Man Who Lives Alone in the Mountains, who lives a solitary life of nurturing attentiveness, simple kindness, and passionate emotional intensity. Broken Wing is the story of how these two different lives come together.





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