(Road Scholar Program 20276)
Dates: Jan 27 – Feb 1, 2019
Description: This trip is run by Road Scholar. Go to www.RoadScholar.org and then type program number “20276” in the search box to see the details of the trip. Experience some of New England’s finest cross-country skiing in the heart of Vermont’s unspoiled Northeast Kingdom. Spend the week 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.
Craftsbury Outdoor Center: 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. Craftsbury Outdoor Center is located on a quiet dirt road in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont Provides 105k of groomed trails connecting Northeast Kingdom villages, farms, field and forest. To provide a more reliable skiing experience, if Mother Nature doesn’t provide enough snow, Craftsbury has developed its ability to make snow to supplement what nature provides.
Trip Itinerary as presented by Road Scholar:
- DAY 1: Check-in, Dinner, Welcome Orientation
- DAY 2: Group Ski Lessons, Live Music, Artisan Cheeses
- DAY 3: Ski Lesson, Farm to Table Meal and Live Music
- DAY 4: Ski Lesson, Feldenkrais, Contra Dance with a live band
- DAY 5: Group Ski, Skate Ski or Snowshoeing, Live Music
- DAY 6: Group Ski, Program Concludes.
Skill Level: Good for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. Note: this trip is especially good for beginner skiers or those new to XC skiing since lessons are provided daily and the ski instructor skis with the group throughout the day.
Food: 14 meals are included (5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners). The Craftsbury Outdoor Center has a strong commitment to serving locally sourced and organic foods. While at the Center, you can enjoy milk, meats, vegetables and other specialty products that are raised and produced throughout Vermont, some within a few miles of the Center. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center also produces many of the vegetables used in the kitchen, in gardens located around the property. Dinner is a catered buffet of home-cooked dishes served family style in our rustic dining hall. Hot entrees, including vegetarian options, salad bar, fresh fruit and dessert are offered every evening.
Transportation: Drive (carpool) to Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827.
Cost: Double occupancy $849 pp / Single occupancy $1059 pp. Price includes14 meals are included (5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners), Ski lessons and skiing each day, lodging and daily programs (live music, dancing, wine & cheese)
Registration: Call Road Scholar 1-800-322-5315/1-800-454-5768 to reserve your room with a $100 deposit. Remainder of trip cost due at sign up.
Cancelation Policy: If you cancel….
- now- Nov 27: lose $100
- Nov 27 –Dec 27: lose $200
- Dec 27 – Jan 26: lose 50%
- After Jan 26: lose 100%
Trip insurance is recommended. Road Scholar offers trip insurance for $79/person double occupancy; $100/person single occupancy.
Questions: Call Anita Risener 631-806-9662, or Road Scholar 1-800-322-5315/1-800-454-5768