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Monthly Archives: December 2007
NEW PROGRAM for Winter 2008- Beginner Clinics – Free
Grab your new skis, get the old ones out of the garage or rent a ski package from us…. just don’t miss out on these free clinics.
Sunday Mornings beginning January 5th, from 10-11am, free intro to Classic and Skate lessons will be offered by guest Nordic instructors. Meet at the Nordic Center. Free clinics are limited to one (1) session each technique per person. Give us a call if you would like more information.
Conditions Update: We have a great base of snow. In the past week there has been rain, 12″ of new snow, a mix of temps from the 20s and yesterday as high as 37 degrees. With all that said the conditions are a little crusty today as a result of the warm temps, but with some grooming there will be great skiing today.
The forecast: There is more snow in the forecast for the beginning of this week [they say 5″ Monday night]. New Years Day could be amazing powder skiing- A great opportunity to get outside with family and friends for a winter adventure.
And what we really need is some below zero nights and days to continue to freeze the water bars and small streams on the trails. Hopefully the New Year will bring some cold weather.
We had a great day of racing yesterday – The Bolton Valley Season Opener in the early morning and then the BFA Fairfax High School Race in the late morning and afternoon. We did both races on the Picnic Loop and it was a cold day.
The snow storm that hit last night brought some snow and lots of wind. The mountain closed today due to the wind and drifts. National Weather Service Report
Sunday Morning we shoveled 18″ drifts from the doorway of the Nordic Center.
Our trails received another 5″ of snow overnight in the base area and probably more in the higher backcountry areas. It is a fine dense snow — and it’s going to pack really well on our groomed trails. And there is lots more snow in the forecast!!
The reports from the backcountry are that some of the streams are still open, but generally its great December skiing.
This Saturday we are hosting two Ski Races — Bolton Season Opener –High School Race
Our friends at Ski Rack are hosting two waxing clinics. This is a great time to learn something new, ask the wax technicians questions and get deals on wax.
Swix Clinic- December 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Toko Clinic- December 17 from 6:30-8:00 pm
More Wax Clinic information is online on the Ski Rack Events Page.
It’s been a great week at Bolton Nordic Center. Let’s recap- Monday snow, Tuesday more snow, Wednesday a dusting. After it was all over there was 28″ of fresh powder on the trails. And it’s been cold all week, so it’s like mid winter skiing out there.
The trails are in good shape. We have groomed Broadway, World Cup and Picnic Loop with a big groomer and they are magical for skating. We are also working on setting classic tracks tonight.
The report from the backcountry is also amazing– the wind this week has filled Cotton Brook with several feet of fresh powder. There is still lots of fresh powder on the trails.
Fresh tracks on Maple Loop.
Friday morning– Clean skate tracks on Picnic Loop.
Mother Nature was good to us again last night. We received another 8″ of super light powder on top of the snow from yesterday. It is a perfect day to skip work and take a ski day. There are lots of first tracks to be had at Bolton Valley this week — it’s time to get out and enjoy winter. Season Passes are still on sale.
Measure of the snow that fell last night.
So the first real storm of 08 started very early this morning with snow and lots wind — by noon it had switched to just lots of SNOW. I just overheard some kids say, “I don’t want to leave my skis outside because they might get lost.” And I am thinking that by the end of it all it’s going to be about 15″ to 18″. We are going to work on grooming tomorrow morning… but it’s definitely going to be soft for a couple days.
This past weekend we had lots of skiers here for Opening Weekend. Broadway was groomed and in good shape for skating and the backcountry was also in great shape.