Stowe Derby Postponed to Sunday, March 20th.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 13:53

We have danced, we have prayed, we have kept our hopes up. Sadly the winter has not collaborated, and cross country ski conditions, especially along the Stowe Rec Path have been marginal at best. With more rain in the forecast for this week, organizers have come to an agreement that it was unsafe to run the race until we get more snow. The Stowe Derby is getting a second chance, and it is rescheduled to Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

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Not Throwing in the Towel Yet!
Saturday, 06 February 2016 17:24

We have been through this scenario many times before; the snow is slow to come, and many wonder about what will happen to the Stowe Derby.

Be aware, there are still three weeks before the event, and we are not ready to throw in the towel, and far from it!

There is snow and colder temperature in the forecast for this coming weeks. Groomers and course workers are all on stand-by, ready to work with what we will receive, and create the best possible ski trail for everyone's enjoyment.

The race has not been cancelled in decades. The course has been altered a few times, but be assured that we always do all we can to stick to the essence of the race, and take the Derby to town.

We hope that you are finding some snow to ski on in your area, if not, no worry; maybe this year's Derby will be more about fun that personal best? Sign up with friends and family, and come have a great time skiing in Stowe in the 71st edition of Stowe's most anticipated winter event.

Follow us on Facebook for updates, and read our constant contact letters for timely information and updates.

Join us for the Derby Recon, Friday, February 19th, 2pm at Stowe Mountain Resort. This is the perfect opportunity to ski the Toll Road, and get some coaching to gain a little extra knowledge and experience skiing the descent. The event is free and offered by Stowe Mountain Resort, but if you can, please contribute $5 per skier to benefit VTXC, our local xc ski team.

Stay tuned, and keep the snow dance going!

 

 
Ullr delivers snow and some 2016 updates
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 14:34

by Pascale Savard - Few things make skiers and fat bikers happier than the smell, the feel, and the color of snow. Today, Ullr answered our snow dances and prayers, and finally rewarded us Eastern snow lovers with the delivery of a thick blanket of snow... and enough of it to cover our favorite cross country Vermont's ski trails. It is finally time to ski!

While awaiting the snow, Stowe Derby organizers have been busy as always. Here are a few of highlights we would like to share:

  • Kody Spencer is our new Stowe Derby Chief of Course. He is taking on an important position, coordinating trail maintenance between all the parties involved, and making sure that every inch of the Derby course is in as good a shape as can be. With that being said...
  • We have almost completed building a new bridge linking the bottom of Pipeline, the last long downhill of the course, to Percy's field and the Stowe Rec Path. It was no easy task, but a rewarding one, involving many generous caring people of our small community. Sincere thanks to all involved, including the Stowe Electric Department, Stowe Parks and Recreation, Paul Percy and his machine operator, Gregg Goodson, Ed Miller, Kody Spencer, Drew Gelinas, and Jim Connacher who helped with this long overdue project. Skiers and bikers, be merry, this bridge means easy access for a Piston Bully to safely groom the trail in an area that has been (on occasions) known as treacherous.
  • We welcome all of our 2016 sponsors. And especially Louis Garneau, presenter or the Derby Fat Bike race, and SkiRack, presenter of the Derby Fat Meister race. Thanks for the support! We still have some nice offerings available if you would like to get involved, support a great event, and benefit from all the positive visibility generated by the Stowe Derby. 
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