The biggest Cross Country Skiing event in Vermont is the annual Craftsbury Marathon. It attracts hundreds of skiers. Unfortunately the winter of 2011-2012 did not bring a lot of snow. The organizers had to reduce the length of the 25 km and 50 km courses due to insufficient snow. Instead, the race was conducted over a shorter course which the contestants had to ski, once, twice or three times. Still, the course did afford some picturesque countryside and the weather on the day of the race, January 28th, was nice.