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Craftsbury Outdoor Center Opens New Sustainable Facility

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont has announced the opening of a new facility to house it's Touring Center, as well as a café, fitness room, waxing room, meeting space and more. 

 

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Olympian Crawford's 'Fast And Female' Program Supports Girls Sports

Chandra Crawford

Canadian gold-medal Olympian in cross country skiing Chandra Crawford has entered the MBA program at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business according to an article in The Globe and Mail. Crawford founded Fast and Femalean international program to develop initiatives that will entice more girls to get into and stay involved in sports.

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Can Hiker Cards Cover Cost Of Search, Rescue Efforts?

Backcountry XC on Fischer SkisIf a hiker or cross country skier acts negligently and requires a search and rescue, who foots the bill of that search and rescue? Currently there are eight states with search and rescue billing laws on the books.

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Terrain Based Learning For XC Skiing To Debut At Great Glen Trails

Great Glen Terrain Learning

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Gorham, N.H. is planning to develop a “ski park” this winter to help kids and adults to have fun on the snow while developing basic cross country (XC) skiing skills.

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Take Flight on Roller Skis Before Snow Flies

Dartmouth roller skiing

Roller skiing, the non-snow equivalent of cross country (XC) skiing, was developed as early as the 1930s and it was used as a way to train for XC ski racing as early as the 1950s. Today, roller skiing is a low-impact high-intensity workout that is a full body exercise and easy on the knees. 

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Lift, Shuttle Service Offered For Cross Country Ski Fun

Snow Coach at Great Glen Trails

When it comes to cross country (XC) skiing, the theory of what goes up must come down may be going out of style. Nowadays many people really enjoy the fun of just going downhill on XC skis, but they'd prefer avoiding the need to laboriously trudge uphill to earn that fun.

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Soldier Hollow’s Howard Peterson Retires; Established Olympic 'Legacy'

Howard Peterson

Howard Peterson announced his retirement from Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT, according to the Park Record newspaper. He was the executive director of the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation and an original advocate for Salt Lake City hosting the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Vermont Symphony’s Summer Festival Lures Dancers; More Performances Through July 6

VSO at Trapps

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 79th year and the 2014 Summer Festival Tour called "Let's Dance!" The performance features music from the world of dance - waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes, Borodin, and Gershwin will put you "in the mood" for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. The 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks conclude the show.

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Olympians Take Stand About Climate Change

Andy Newell roller trains

Andy Newell, U.S. Ski Team and Olympic competitor in cross country (XC) skiing created "Athletes for Action" before he set off for the Sochi Games. The idea was to coordinate athletes to encourage definitive government action on climate change. "We're expecting more out of Washington and from world leaders," he said. 

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Devil’s Thumb Ranch Opens High Lonesome Lodge; New Expanded Facilities

High Lonesome Lodge Devils Thumb

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colo. has opened a new 50,000 square-foot High Lonesome Lodge and adjoining facilities to accommodate and host up to 350 guests on a hillside overlooking the Ranch. 

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