20276
Craftsbury Common
Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont ... Plus!
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.
Program No. 20276RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
D
Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Afternoon: CHECK-IN: You may check in between 2:30 - 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 entrée 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 Activity Center 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. This week's supplemental program features Yoga. Yoga and cross country skiing - a match made in heaven! Yoga is the perfect way to warm up for, cool down from, and build skills necessary for improving ski technique. Daily yoga classes will increase your flexibility and strength, improve your balance, and help to both prevent and cure common ski-related (and non-ski-related) aches and pains, while daily ski lessons and tours build your confidence and proficiency out on the trails.

DAY
2
Group Ski Lesson, Yoga, Social
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
B,L,D
Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast is served every morning in our rustic Dining Hall. Choose from hot entrées, homemade baked goods and granola, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, yogurt, and cereals.

Morning: Warm up for skiing with 30-45 minutes of Stretching or Balance exercises. Then hit the trails for a Group Ski Lesson. Chose a ski group to fit your ability. Novice to expert technique will be taught with plenty of time to practice your new skills.

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

Afternoon: SKI TOUR: Join your instructor for another session on the snow. YOGA: Take a deep breath and let go with the guidance of an experienced yoga instructor. Great to stretch after skiing and relax your entire body and mind. WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL: Relax and get to know the other Road Scholar participants while sampling exception, local Vermont cheeses and apple cider.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entree 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: Social Time

DAY
3
Ski Wax Clinic, Ski Lesson, Yoga
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
B,L,D
Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast is served every morning in our rustic Dining Hall. Choose from hot entrees, baked goods, fresh fruit, dried fruit, yogurt, nuts, homemade granola and other cereals.

Morning: Special Yoga Session: Join Liz for a discussion on nutrition. How can you make better and more consistent choices pertaining to fueling your body? Lean how food choices interface with your yoga practice and bodily functions.

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

Afternoon: GROUP SKI TOUR & YOGA: Take a deep breath and let go with the guidance of an experienced ski and yoga instructors. Great to stretch after skiing and relax your entire body and mind.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entree 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: "Houghtenanney" Craftsbury's version of a Hootenanny! Led by local musician Don Houghten. Music & Sing-a-long in the Activity Center. Feel free to bring instruments if you play!

DAY
4
Ski Lesson, Feldenkrais Method Yoga, Presentation
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
B,L,D
Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast is served every morning in our rustic Dining Hall. Choose from hot entrees, baked goods, fresh fruit, dried fruit, yogurt, nuts, homemade granola and other cereals.

Morning: Warm up for skiing with 30-45 minutes of Stretching or Balance exercises. Then hit the trails for a 1 1/2 hour Group Ski Lesson. Choose a ski group to fit your ability. Novice to expert technique will be taught with plenty of time to practice your new skills.

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

Afternoon: GROUP SKI TOUR & YOGA: Start to apply everything you have learned this week! Challenge yourself to ski further and stretch deeper with another afternoon of skiing and yoga.

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entree 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: Evening Presentation- Feldenkrais- Awareness Through Movement Class. This 45 minute guided experience will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

DAY
5
Group Ski, Skate Ski or Snowshoeing, Yoga, Movie Night
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
B,L,D
Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast is served every morning in our rustic Dining Hall. Choose from hot entrees, baked goods, fresh fruit, dried fruit, yogurt, nuts, homemade granola and other cereals.

Morning: GROUP SKI: for all abilities, to Charley's Cabin at Hosmer Point or to the Village of Craftsbury! (dependent on snow conditions and weather). Everyone can participate in this destination ski!

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

Afternoon: SNOWSHOE: Join our expert naturalist and explore our woodlands at a slower pace on snowshoes. Hear local stories of adventures in the woods, animal encounters, lear to identify northern animal tracks, habitats, northern tree species and winter birds. SKATE SKI LESSON: This option is provided for participants who are interested in learning the technique of skate skiing. Skate ski equipment can be borrowed from the ski shop at no charge to Road Scholar. YOGA: A final restorative session of Yoga to balance out your body at the end of a long day of adventures!

Dinner: Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entree 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: Social Time- Our final night together will include options for watching a thought provoking film, sitting in the Activity Center with a crackling fire, games, or just time to visit with new friends.

DAY
6
Group Ski, Program Concludes
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
B

Breakfast: A hearty breakfast is served every morning in our rustic Dining Hall. Choose from hot entrees, baked goods, fresh fruit, dried fruit, yogurt, nuts, homemade granola and other cereals.

Morning: FINAL SKI TOUR: Join Katie and the ski shop crew for a final fun morning on the snow! Enjoy an hour of skiing on your own or with the instructors before heading home. FREE TIME Room check-out is at 10:30. Free Airport Shuttle leaves at 11:30. Thank you for visiting the Craftsbury Outdoor Center !