Perfect powder, excited participants and great volunteers were the hilights of the 1st Annual Get out and Backcountry Ski Festival at Bolton Nordic. Early morning temps in the single digits didn’t deter about 50 people from getting out to Bolton yesterday for a great day of backcountry tours and clinics sponsored by Catamount Trail Organization.
Morning action included Telemark Skills Clinic on the Tele Practice Slope, a mini tour up Bryant Trail to Bryant Cabin, then down Gardners Lane, Cliffhanger.
Lunch was busy with talks about How to pack backpack for a day of skiing and a discussion of skis, boots and poles for backcountry. Just before heading back outside for the afternooon sessions the group was tested on CTA, U.S. Skiing and Bolton trivia… prizes included great stuff from the CTA gift vault.
The afternoon session included longer tours to Georges George, Bryant, JJs and Holden’s Hollow. At the end of the afternoon everyone was tired and happy after a great day outside.