I live in a town where adventures are around every corner. One of my favorite winter events in Stowe is the Derby– the oldest downhill cross country race in North America. While many of my friends will be hurling themselves down Mt. Mansfield and racing into the village (a 20K course with a vertical drop of 2,600 feet), I will be on the short course with the boys. The family friendly “short course” loop may lack some of the thrills associated with the Stowe Derby, but for kids it’s a super fun introduction to nordic racing, and a manageable loop for even the youngest cross country skiers.
This year’s Derby is on Sunday, February 24. Lots more information and online registration at stowederby.com. Hope to see you there!