Bolton Valley Splitboarding Festival
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Come join us at Bolton Valley Resort for some backcountry exploring on splitboards and all mountain snowboards. There will be free demos available if you don’t have your own equipment or happen to be interested in trying something new. During the day there will be clinics, games, tours, food and beer!
Location | Map
Bolton Valley Resort near the base of the Vista Quad. There is a large flat area outside the main resort where the vendor village will be setup.
Saturday, March 11th from 9:00am until 6:00pm
Saturday, March 11
9:00AM – Demos, BC Ethics & Safe Travel, Companion Rescue (beacon search), Uphill 101 Clinics, BC Tours…
12:00PM – Beverages available in the James Moore Tavern courtesy of Lost Nation Brewing
2:00PM – Uphill/Downhill Race utilizing Bolton’s Banked Slalom course… mass start, max fun, max carnage!
3:00PM – Raffle & Awards
4:00PM – Movie… We’re taking over Bolton’s After Dark and will be showing a splitboard/backcountry movie outside the tavern after the event. During this time Bolton has a $5 slice & soda deal to keep you fueled through to the end.
Sunday, March 12
Currently we are working on organizing a couple of tours for Sunday morning… Stay tuned.
Lunch & Refreshments
Pre-registered participants will each receive a coupon good for two slices of pizza and a soda from Fireside Flatbread, and a beer coupon. Your first Lost Nation Brew is on us!
Manufacturers attending include Voile, Karakorum, Spark R&D, Burton, Never Summer, Rome, Weston Snowboards, the Outdoor Gear Exchange, and Alpine Shop. These companies will be on hand all day so you can fondle and test their equipment.
Throughout the day there will be regular Uphill 101 courses, demos, various backcountry tours, clinics, a super fun uphill/downhill race, and a sweet raffle!
Demos: During the day a variety of boards and bindings will be available to try out from brands such as Burton, Voile, Never Summer, Rome, Spark R&D, Weston Snowboards, and Karakoram.
Uphill 101: This brief instructional session will take you on a short tour around Bolton where you will get to see what it’s like to earn your turns. We will share some tips on setting up your board, skinning up-hill, and provide you with some pointers to help you get the most out of your next uphill adventure.
Uphill/Downhill Race Course: Burton Snowboards will be organizing a fun and challenging race at 2:00PM. Anyone and everyone is invited to come out. The final course won’t be revealed until the day of the event, but there will be uphill and downhill legs. One of the downhills will include a banked slalom, and we promise it will be ridiculous, heinous, challenging, and incredibly fun! The event will begin with a mass start, and hopefully everyone will participate! There will also be a special prize for the winners!
Backcountry Tours: During the day there will be opportunities to go on short guided tours, and as soon as that schedule is ready we will post it here. In addition we will have route info available for those wanting to go out on their own.
Raffle: At the end of the day we will raffle off a selection of prizes donated by our sponsors. The money raised by the raffle will go to support the activities of the Vermont Backcountry Alliance and Catamount Trail Association. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event for (1)$5, (5)$10, (15)$20
For the most part this is a free event. The demos are free. The tours, clinics, and race are free. However, you will need to have some sort of trail pass to be able to skin or ride on the mountain. This means you will need either a Nordic Pass ($17) or a Alpine Pass ($69). So you might want to check out our pre-registration packages as they will save you some money. See below:
Pre-Register w/no trail access (season pass holders): $15
Pre-Register w/Nordic Pass (uphill access, no lift access): $20
Pre-Register w/Alpine Pass (uphill access & lift access): $50
All Pre-registration packages include (3) raffle tickets, (1) coupon good for two slices of pizza and a soda from Fireside Flatbread, (1) beer coupon, and (1) complimentary Catamount Trail Association membership to be used personally or shared as a gift… a $50 value!