We received good news from the Forest Service on Friday… They have approved the glades proposed by the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) in Brandon Gap. This is a very important step, but we’re not quite at the point where work can start in this area. The US Fish & Wildlife Service
This is a great time of year. The colors are starting to go, people are starting to think about skiing, and there are all kinds of new ski films being released! But, what’s really awesome is the increase in the number of high quality movies being released by small groups of enthusiasts. These movies might not
With the inevitable shift from summer to fall – when we all start to dream of deep powder turns and frost on our eyelashes – comes a change here in the CTA office. We send off Andy Wood, who has been the Americorps member with us for the past year and welcome in Laura Koloski.
It’s trail work season, and the CTA isn’t the only organization gearing up for winter. Our friends… the Friends Of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry are also getting ready to spend the fall out in the woods making sure all of the trails and glades are in tip-top shape. Below is a list of their
We’ve got some exciting news! We been working hard all summer in conjunction with the Center For Community GIS to update our map files and design two topographical maps covering the entire 300+ miles of the Catamount Trail. Just this week we approved the final proofs and our printer should be gearing up and getting ready
This fall we’ve partnered up with Vermont based custom ski builder WhiteRoom Skis (WRS) to offer one lucky winner the opportunity to imagine, and bring to life, the ski of their dreams. The fortunate skier will get to work with Vin Faraci, WRS owner and crafter, to create a tailor-made set of planks that will
It’s that time of year again… time to say farewell to one staff member and welcome another. Here at the Catamount Trail Association we have four staff persons. Three of us are permanent employees, and the third is a one year long position made possibly by Americorps and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB).
Every August, for over a decade, the CTA has had the pleasure of sharing 4 days on the trail with UVM Service TREK. Working in small groups of 8 TREKKIES and 2 TREK Leaders (experienced students), Service TREK participants engage in direct service while learning about the value of community involvement, leadership skills, developing great friendships, and
Not long ago as I was driving along Forest Road 71 telling my friend Jessie how cool the Catamount Trail is, a black bear barreled across the road in front of us. The Trail, it seemed, wanted to add an exclamation point to my statement. As my Americorps year with the CTA draws to a close, I am more excited
Could you have picked a better weekend to spend on the Catamount Trail? CTA Outreach Coordinator Andy Wood says “Nope!” We had sun, wind, shade, a river nearby, excellent company, good cheer, and a manageable project to tackle on Section 3. Volunteers came out from all over the state (and out of state) for another Trail Work Weekend.