Back in Time

Some fun historical statistics about Rikert with further linked reading:

1975:  Ski touring began at Bread Loaf, head-quarter in the cow barn, and 4 groomed trails to ski on.

1978:  Dave Larson and Ward Mann ran Rikert with fun stories of grooming and beyond to tell.

1980:  Paul Caplan requested an Elementary Ski Program for Cornwall Elementary School.

1982:  John Rubright became the director

2011:  Michael Hussey became the director

2011: 13  Middlebury Nordic skiers had competed at the Olympics, including three who competed in multiple Olympics. Click to see full list of MC Olympians

2012:  groomed trails had grown to 25

2011/12:  FIS certified 5km Homologated Tormondsen Family Race course was built. Click to read: Make it Snow, Make it Snow, Make it Snow

2013:  5km of snowmaking installed.  Click to Read Article

2014:  Dedicated snowshoeing and FatBiking trails were added

2015:  55+ km of groomed trails.  New trails added were Brandy Brook and Crocked Brook, as well as re-linking of S-turns

2016:  Continued trail improvement and repair work, extending snowmaking pipe, gentle re-routing of Outer Frost


Below are some fun video clips from way back – out of the MC archives …… enjoy.