Intermediate Nordic Touring
Location: Bolton Valley
Dates: February 5th & 12th, 2017
Equipment: Lightweight Backcountry Touring
Our Intermediate Nordic Touring Course will take the form of a teaching tour where the group will explore easier backcountry trails in search of teachable moments. The emphasis during this track will be learning by doing. Topics similar to those in the intro course will be covered – layering strategies, what to pack, efficient travel, stopping, speed control, turning, downhill strategies, etc… – however you will be practicing these skills and putting them to use under slightly more challenging conditions. Once comfortable with the skills presented you will be ready to participate in one of Catamount Trail Association Introductory Day Tours.
Bolton Valley Nordic Center in Bolton Valley, VT | Map
Dates & Times
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 9:00am to 2:00pm
9:15am – Check-In at Bolton Valley Nordic Center Note: Rental equipment is available on-site (recommend reserving in advance)
9:45am – Introduction & Welcome
10:00am – Instruction Begins
2:00pm – Instruction Ends
Recommended Equipment & Rentals
For Intermediate Nordic Touring participants will need lightweight backcountry touring equipment. This means skis that are slightly wider and have metal edges and waxless bases. Acceptable boots and bindings include lightweight 3-pin, NNN BC, and SNS BC options. Climbing skins will not be needed. For more specific equipment recommendations please read our Backcountry Equipment Primer.
We would specifically recommend skis like the Madshus Epoch mated with a lightweight 3-pin boot and binding system. The 3-pin system typically offers a little more control and during these early stages of development they will offer additional security and help you focus on learning and practicing.
Suitable rental equipment is available at the Bolton Valley Nordic Center, but we would recommend securing any necessary rentals before the morning of the event. You want to make sure everything is compatible, in good working order, and that the boots fit well.
Bolton Valley Resort, 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Bolton Valley, VT 05477
Old Stagecoach Inn, 18 N Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-5056, www.oldstagecoach.com, Lodging@oldstagecoach.com
CTA Members: $55.00 / Non-members: $75.00
Registration will close the Friday before each session.
All registrations are considered final with no refunds. If the event is cancelled due to weather or conditions, a full refund minus $20 will be provided, or participants can choose to attend a different course if available.