Friday
Jan092015

Information about 1/11/15 ski-o at Craftsbury

Sunday's ski orienteering race in Craftsbury will be held at the home of Adrian Owens, US Team member: 400 Post Rd, Craftsbury VT. Parking is on the road.

There will be three sprint races, at 10:15, 11:15, and 12:15, with the last being a chasing start. Beginners might enjoy just 1 or 2 of the sprints.

Fee structure is $5 per sprint (so $15 total), or $10 for all 3 sprints if preregistered by noon on Saturday Jan. 10. Show up to register from 9 to 10:00 Assigned 1 minute interval starts starting at 10:15. Pre-register by e-mail to Adrian.

Sunday
Jan042015

Results posted from Garnett Hill and Craftsbury

Please see the results page for maps and results. Aims Coney, meet director for Garnett Hill, had the following to add:

Even though the turnout was lower than usual, this year’s New Year’s ski-o was a lot of fun to put on. As the date approached the conditions kept changing so I put off setting the courses until the very last minute. The challenge was to use the groomed trails as the primary safe routes and the ungroomed but skiable trails for the riskier and secondary choices. In the end, Garnet Hill had slightly more groomed trails this year than last and much better snow coverage than for many previous New Year’s events.

Three courses were offered: Orange and Red traditional, and a special sprint score-o for finishers of one of the first two. Any age group could qualify for the ESG using either course. This both eliminated forcing anyone to ski more than they felt comfortable and allowed everyone to ski the longer course if desired.

The score-o was a mix of speedy skiing and a silly math game. Everyone who did it had a great laugh afterwards because despite having 13 controls spread all around Garnet Hill, only the four closest to the lodge were needed for highest possible score.

Terry Allard gets better and better. It helps of course that Garnet Hill is his local area so we’re looking forward to see how he does this season at other sites.

It was great to see that perpetual group of age-group rivals; Ellie, Sue, Candi and Terry battling it out once again in F55+. And kudos to Phil who managed the long Red course on shaky knees.

Stina Bridgeman has certainly elevated her game and her selection to the US team going to Norway is well deserved.

Many thanks to Frank Boscoe for picking up controls and Terry Allard’s father for running the timing table.

Sunday
Dec282014

Early January updates

Well, after a fantastic early December snowfall, we got hit with a thaw, and some rain, and most of our ski areas are getting pretty bare.  The schedule page is updated with next weekend's cancellations and survivors, so check that out for more information.  

The short list: We are on for Garnett Hill and Craftsbury, but Kingdom Valley Trails and Windblown are not happening unless we get some currently-not-forecast snow.

Pray for some more snow!

**UPDATE**

The ski-o on 1/3/15 has been moved to Craftsbury. Please see the schedule page for more info. See you up there!

Sunday
Nov302014

2015 Schedule updated

See the schedule page for the latest updates. Our schedule includes all of the NY events, as well as New England.

Winter has arrived at many of our venues. Here's to much more snow!

Sunday
Mar162014

U.S. Ski-O Champs results

The U.S. Ski Orienteering Championships just wrapped up at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT.  A huge thank you goes to the event organizers and volunteers: Carl Childs, Ken Walker, Ed Despard, Sandy Fillebrown, Mary Jo Childs, Krum Serguiev, Lex Bundschuh, Pete Bundschuh, Brendan Shields, and many others.  An even bigger thank you to the staff at the Trapp Family Lodge for their excellent grooming, race support, and incredible venue.  

The full results by class are posted on the results page of this site.  For the elite skiers in the World Ranking Event, both the men's and women's classes were swept for all three events, by Adrian Owens and Alison Crocker, respectively.  Congrats to these amazing athletes and all the others!  Maps and photos will be posted soon.