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2018 Craftsbury Marathon Preview

Jan 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

2018 Craftsbury Marathon Preview

Do not let what you see outside your window deceive you!

Stephen Wright and I previewed the published Craftsbury Marathon Course today and found it to be exceptional!  The conditions were far better than anticipated in Craftsbury. 

As we made our way to the venue, we started to hit snow in Morrisville.  One thing to note is that North Wolcott Road is closed due to a washout, but there are plenty of alternative routes.  Plan accordingly.  When we arrived at Craftsbury, we found over an inch of new snow, and that the rain and warm-up did not have a devastating effect on the snowpack.  It still looks like mid-winter in Craftsbury, perhaps not to their standards, but relative to anywhere else there is a lot of snow.  It should be noted that they were not trucking snow, a measure of their confidence in the course.  My take is that they are letting things dry out a little before working the snow.  No questions here, they are the gold standard of snow expertise, and while what we saw was fantastic today, after a couple more days of Craftsbury Magic, we will be in awe of what we find Saturday morning and singing praises at a well-deserved lunch!

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Comments | Posted in Events Cross Country Skiing Expert Tips By Damian Bolduc

Get Ready to Cross Country Ski

The recent lean snow years have had many effects on Nordic skiing in the northeast and other areas. Many have been pleasant unexpected surprises, others not so good for the sport. One of the challenges that many people face regardless of snow conditions is making time for skiing. It is something even gifted lovers of the sport struggle with. Lean snow compounds this, but there are easy ways to free up time and to be prepared for enjoyment of the activity.

Skiers need to reframe their perspective on the sport. In the younger years skiing is a team/club activity and is very structured. Skiers tend to have set practice times, a coach and someone to hold them accountable for training. As we grow we graduate from these programs and components of things we never thought about appear and become our own responsibility. This is a difficult transition that comes with progress, and perhaps the magnitude of the technical and structured elements of Nordic skiing come as a shock.

Not to worry, there are simple solutions. The purpose of this article is to help people make the transition by suggesting an easier way to ski on their own and to encourage joining a local team or club. Skiing can be as complicated as you like and the emphasis is often on doing just that, but if skiing is what you love it is just as fun to dial it back and enjoy the thrill of being on snow!

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Comments | Posted in Cross Country Skiing Expert Tips By Damian Bolduc
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