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CANCELLED: Bolton Valley Celebration & Après Ski
March 15, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm$20
Please join Vermont Land Trust on Sunday, March 15, for an afternoon of adventure and celebration on the conserved lands at Bolton Valley. Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry and Catamount Trail Association will lead you on snowshoe and ski tours. (Pre-register by Friday, March 13, 3 PM.)
The event is $20 for adults and free for children 12 and under, plus costs associated with day access and rentals.
If you don’t have a season pass, you can purchase a discounted ticket for trail access, $10, at the Sports Center. Rentals are available at 20% off normal retail pricing; first come, first served.
Ski & Snowshoe Tours
Register for a tour when you sign up for the event. Tours begin at various start times (check tour descriptions below). Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour to register, obtain your trail pass from the Bolton Backcountry and Nordic Sports Center, get your gear, and meet your group. All tours will return to the Nordic Center around 3:00 PM for après ski celebrations.
Tour #1: Beginner Backcountry. For skiers who are comfortable on groomed trails only. Tour leaves at 1 PM.
Tour #2: Intermediate Backcountry. For those who are comfortable on steeper groomed trails, less steep ungroomed trails, and can try short easy glades. Tour leaves at 1 PM.
Tour #3: Classic Ski Romp. For intermediate skiers who feel confident on less steep grades and ungroomed trails. Tour leaves at 12:30 PM.
Tour #4: Advanced Backcountry Ski. Skiers must be comfortable making turns on steeper glades and ungroomed trails. Tour leaves at 12:30 PM.
Tour #5: Snowshoe. An easy and fun tour of both groomed and ungroomed trails, exploring animal tracks, and looking for signs of spring. Tour leaves at 1:30 PM.
Tour #6: Choose your own adventure. Venture out on Bolton’s trails for skiing and snowshoeing. Meet us back at the Nordic Center for food and celebrations.
Tour #7: Cozy inside. Relax at the Nordic Center, put your feet up, and wait for the party to begin!
Après Ski Party
Join us back at the Nordic Center at 3 PM for tasty appetizers prepared with local ingredients by the chefs at Bon Temps Gourmet.
Questions? Contact Angie Hilsman at (802) 262-1222.
Northbound directions: Bolton Valley Nordic Center is located at Sports Club Drive, off of Bolton Valley Access Road, in Bolton, Vermont. If coming from the south, get onto I-89 Northbound and proceed to Exit 10-Waterbury. Make a left turn from the exit ramp onto Vermont Rt. 100, and then turn right onto U.S. Rt. 2 Westbound.
Remain on Rt. 2 for approximately eight miles, then turn right onto Bolton Valley Access Road in the town of Bolton (just before crossing under the interstate and passing the Shell station). Follow Bolton Valley Access Road for approximately five miles to the main base lodge and hotel. The Nordic Center is located to the left of the main base lodge past the five tiers of parking.
Southbound directions: Bolton Valley Nordic Center is located at Sports Club Drive, off of Bolton Valley Access Road, in Bolton, Vermont. If coming from the north, get onto I-89 Southbound and proceed to Exit 11-Richmond. Make a right turn from the exit ramp onto U.S. Rt. 2 Eastbound.
Remain on Rt. 2 for approximately eight miles (passing through both Richmond Village and Jonesville). Turn left onto Bolton Valley Access Road (immediately after passing under the interstate in the town of Bolton). Follow Bolton Valley Access Road for approximately five miles to the main base lodge and hotel. The Nordic Center is located to the left of the main base lodge past the five tiers of parking.
The Vermont Land Trust welcomes and affirms all people regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
Please contact Angie with questions and reasonable accommodations.
Sunday cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
Thank you to all our guests, volunteers, and partners who were ready to celebrate the conserved Bolton Valley lands on March 15. We admire your energy and dedication, but have made the tough decision to cancel the event.
We are all treading new waters with the spread of coronavirus. Ultimately, we are invested in the safety of our communities, which has guided our decision. We will refund your registration unless otherwise directed.
Please visit vlt.org/event to view upcoming outings. We hope to see you out on the land after this uncertainty subsides. Until then, we wish you and your loved ones health, happiness, and peace.