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Day Two of the Eastern Cup/USSA Supertour/UVM Carnival

A heroic collaboration happened this weekend at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center as Stowe Nordic, Trapp Family Lodge and Craftsbury joined together to make this event so successful. The day started grey with beautiful snow falling as the 600 racers and spectators gathered for the 5 and 10 km classic races. It was a 2.4km loop that the U16s skied twice, and the Open classes skied four times. In the U16 boys 5km Connor Munns (SMS) took first place, Ben Ogden (SMS) was in second and in third place was Greg Burt (Mansfield Nordic). Mae Chalmers (SMS) took first place in the U16 girls, Callie Young (Craftsbury) took second, and Anna Lehmann (SMS) was third. For the Supertour/Eastern Cup, Erika Flowers (SMS T2) won overall, and Elizabeth Guiney (Craftsbury) and Julia Kern (SMS T2) tied for second place in a time of 27:27. For the mens open class Kris Freebird (Freebird) took first place, second place went to Cole Morgan (UVM) and in third was Joergen Grav (UVM). Click below for photos and results

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Updated Sunday Schedule ~ including course closures

Link to updated schdule on VTCM page ~ ALSO, please note the following Course Access for Sunday: Course Open: 7:30AM to 9:25AM course is completely closed when dark. Only racing racers and bibbed coaches will be allowed on course during the races. Courses are closed unless an announcement is made for an open window between completion of one race and start of next race. The trails Round-a-bit and Round-a-lot will be available for ski warm-up in a clock-wise direction only. Due to limited trail space, we encourage dryland warmup and cool-downs.

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Feb 7: Hart and Caldwell Grab Super Tour Wins

From USSA.org: CRAFTSBURY, VT (February 6, 2016) – The Trapp Family Lodge had to relocate the USSA Super Tour races to Craftsbury, Vermont due to a bad spell of warm weather and rain up until the races. Despite the quick change of plans the USSA Super Tour 10/5k freestyle races went on successfully on Saturday, where Annie Hart (Stratton Mountain School) and Patrick Caldwell (Dartmouth College) both claimed their first Super Tour Victories of the season.


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Feb 6: Updated Sunday Schedule ~ including course closures

Link to updated schdule on VTCM page ~ ALSO, please note the following Course Access for Sunday: Course Open: 7:30AM to 9:25AM course is completely closed when dark. Only racing racers and bibbed coaches will be allowed on course during the races. Courses are closed unless an announcement is made for an open window between completion of one race and start of next race. The trails Round-a-bit and Round-a-lot will be available for ski warm-up in a clock-wise direction only. Due to limited trail space, we encourage dryland warmup and cool-downs.

Feb 6: Sunday START lists & Schedule now posted on VTCM page

LINK to Sunday Start lists on the VTCM page.
LINK to Sunday's schedule. 

Feb 5: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

TeamUSA.org takes a look at the rising U.S. Women's team with, "5 Reasons Why The U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team Is Winning So Many Medals." Read on via TeamUSA.org.

Feb 5: JN informational meeting 4:45-5:45pm Saturday at Trapps' in Stowe

The meeting for all JN athletes, including potential and hopful JN athletes, will still be held this Saturday 2/6 from 4:45-5:45pm at the Trapp Family Lodge.  This meeting will be in the Saint Georges room, located downstairs, just off the main lobby.  You can meet all the JN staff and coaches, try on sizes of the JN Team uniforms with SWIX, and turn in your necessary forms (included in the JN Athlete information Packet above), and payment, for this trip, as well as ask any questions you may have.  Please come if you know you are already qualified, or think you may qualify - see you all there ~ Amie Smith, Trip Leader (amie@nensa.net)  Link to JN Packet & Forms

Feb 4: J Roderick Marathon Is A Go At Black Mountain

The Chisholm Ski Club Redcoat volunteers look forward to seeing you at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford on Saturday, February 6th for the fourth annual John Roderick Marathon. We received about two inches of snow prior to the rain on Wednesday and the man made snow in the stadium and alpine areas held up well. Packed natural snow on the trails also survived and we expect to have a 3.7 k course rather than the traditional 5.3 k available for the event. We will offer 30K, 25K and 15K options for the event. The 30K course will qualify for the New England Marathon Series Challenge award using either technique.


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Feb 4: Bad night for the race course at Trapps ~ change in venue for this weekends EC/ST/Carnival races

The EC/ST/Carnival races will now be held at Craftsbury on their 2.4k Lemon's plus stadium loop.   More info to come soon, including any necessary schedule changes.  Most athletes/teams/families will choose/need to stay in Stowe, and make the 45 minute drive to C'bury for the day.  Please plan accordingly.

Feb 4: Seed lists for Stowe EasternCup/Supertour races are posted on VTCM page

Link to VTCM page.  Seeding for this USSA Supertour/EC/Carnival races is based first on USSA/FIS points, then NENSA points.  The top 10 EISA athletes are still to be seeded - will appear on the timers START lists tomorrow.  Seed change requests accepted up until 12 noon today.  Email amie@nensa.net.

Feb 4: NHNCA Coaches Series Race #2 Canceled

After thorough review of alternative race sites and the weather forecast, the NHNCA Coaches Race organizers have made the decision to cancel the Coaches Series Race #2, scheduled to take place at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield, NH on Saturday, Feb. 6th. For more information please visit our website at www.nhnordiccoaches.org .  

Feb 3: Attention Stowe EasternCup/Supertour/Carnival racers ~

The Trapps Race course is currently on hold due to the springlike weather. There will be a meeting on Thursday morning to determine the best plan of action for the weekend races. Stay tuned, and think positive thoughts!

Feb 3: Reminder ~ on-line registration ends at 5pm today for Stowe EC/ST/UVM Carnival weekend!

Click on the calendar listing to register.  There will be DOR registration for both races this weekend from 8-9am at Registraion in the Greenhouse, but, you will not be seeded - you must register on-line today before 5pm to be seeded.  DOR fee $50, cash or check only.  And a reminder - all EC/ST/Carnival racers must have an active USSA membership # to race.  

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