Craftsbury, VT – 2 versions: 1) with ROAD SCHOLAR 2) with CRAFTSBURY (No Road Scholar)
March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - March 6, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
We are trying something new this year – combine 2 different versions of a club trip to Craftsbury, VT at the same time, March 1-6:
- VERSION 1 – Booked directly with ROAD SCHOLAR (which includes dormitory style room, meals, lodging, XC skiing, group XC ski lessons, yoga and entertainment)
- VERSION 2 – Booked directly with CRAFTSBURY (which includes lodging in Cabins, meals and XC skiing)
The goal of this is that the people that want daily group lessons and Yoga can do that and the ones that just want to XC ski without the lesson and Yoga can do that and we can meet up at meals and at our daily pot-luck wine and cheese social each day. Make sure to look at the specific directions in the version of the trip you want to do. Instructions are different in each version.
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.
VERSION 1 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.
Trip Itinerary as presented by Road Scholar:
- DAY 1: Check-in, Dinner, Welcome Orientation
- DAY 2: Group Ski Lessons, Yoga, Artisan Cheeses
- DAY 3: Ski Lesson, Yoga, Live Music and Sing-Along
- DAY 4: Ski Lesson, Feldenkrais Method, Yoga
- DAY 5: Group Ski, Skate Ski or Snowshoeing, Movie Night
- DAY 6: Group Ski, Program Concludes.
Skill Level: Good for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. Trip includes group XC ski lessons each day. The group is broken up into smaller groups of similar skiing ability. 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.
Cost: Double occupancy $849 pp / Single occupancy $1059 pp. Price includes 14 meals are included (5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners), Ski lessons and skiing each day, lodging and daily programs (yoga, movies, wine & cheese).
Road Scholar Cancellation Policy:
- Before Nov 3: lose $50
- Nov 3- Jan 6: lose $100
- Jan 6 –Feb 17 : lose $200
- Feb 17 – Mar 1: lose 50%
- After Mar 1: lose 100%
Trip insurance is recommended. Road Scholar offers trip insurance for $79/person double occupancy; $100/person single occupancy.
Registration: Call Road Scholar directly to reserve 1-800-322-5315/1-800-454-5768. Mention that you are with the LI Cross Country Ski Club and Trip ID 20276. After making reservations with Road Scholar, please email Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we know who is coming.
VERSION 2 DESCRIPTION: This version is booked directly with Craftsbury Outdoor Center and does not have any program – you are free to do what you want when you want. This trip includes your lodging (in one of the CABINS at Craftsbury), 14 Meals (5B, 4L, 5D) and your XC skiing trail pass each day.
There are 10 cabins that can sleep 2-3 people. These are what I am recommending we book for the trip without Road Scholar.
- 2-bedroom suite in Cedar Lodge: $130/person/day
- 8 Cabins (Spruce, Maple, Elm): $135/person/day
- 2 Cabins (Balsam, Hemlock): $145/person/day
NOTE: These cabins book a year in advance and 8 of the 10 cabins are already booked for Mar 1-6, 2020 so reserve ASAP. Contact Kim Schultze at 631-897-1001 or email: email@example.com if you are looking for a share in a cabin.
Craftsbury Cancellation Policy: Deposits are refundable on a written notice of cancellation at least 14 days prior to arrival and are subject to a $20 handling charge per room. For cancellations within 14 days of arrival (including date of arrival), deposits are forfeited. Any changes made to a reservation within 14 days of arrival will result in a $20 handling charge per room. Deposits will be applied to the last night’s stay.
Reservations at Craftsbury WITHOUT Road Scholar: Call Craftsbury at 802-586-7767 and indicate which cabin (listed above) you want. After making reservations with Craftsbury, please email Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we know who is coming.