Annual Bolton Tours & Après Ski
Join us for an afternoon of adventure and celebration on Bolton’s conserved land. Explore the trails with the organizations that worked to conserve this property. The Vermont Land Trust, Catamount Trail Association, Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry, and Green Mountain Club will lead you on snowshoe and ski tours across this unique place.
DATE: Sunday, March 12
TIME: 1 pm – 6 pm (après ski begins at 4 pm)
PLACE: Bolton Valley Nordic Center
COST: $15 for adults, FREE for children 12 and under. Activities planned for the whole family
REGISTER: click here or call (802) 262-1222
All participants will need to purchase a $5 Bolton trail pass at the Nordic Center the day of the event unless they hold a season pass. You will have an opportunity to become a member of any of the sponsoring organizations at the event.
Ski and Snowshoe Tours
Ski and snowshoe tours begin at various start times (check tour descriptions below for your start time). Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour to register, purchase your trail pass from the Nordic Center, get your gear in order and meet your group. All tours will return to the Nordic Center around 4 pm for après ski celebrations.
Tour 1: Intermediates go into the hills – Backcountry tour to a selection of easier Bolton glades and some lesser-used trails. Intermediate. Tour leaves at 1 pm.
Tour 2: Advanced backcountry skiers go high – Participants should be advanced skiers comfortable with making off trail tele turns. Advanced. Tour leaves at 1 pm.
Tour 3: Float through the woods on snowshoes – Join a tour combing flats, straight up hills, slight inclines and knee bending downhills. Course will include ungroomed trails. Exact route to be determined based on skills and participant input. Tour leaves at 2 pm.
Tour 4: Classic ski romp – Tour Bolton’s groomed trails on skinny skis. Skiers should be confident skiing all Bolton groomed trails at a good pace. Intermediate to advanced. Tour leaves at 1 pm.
Tour 5: Choose your own adventure – Venture out on Bolton’s trails for your own skiing or snowshoe adventure for the afternoon. No tour leader provided, just enjoy the trails on your own and meet us back at the Nordic Center for food and celebrations at 4 pm.
Tour 6: Cozy inside – Relax at the Nordic Center, put your feet up, and wait for the party to begin!
Join us back at the Nordic Center at 4 p.m. for tasty appetizers prepared with local ingredients by the chefs at Bon Temps Gourmet and listen to the musical talents of bluegrass band Two Cents in the Till.
The event is co-sponsored with Catamount Trail Association, Green Mountain Club, Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry, and Vermont Land Trust. Questions? Call or email Cara Gauthier, (802) 262-1222.