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