Monthly Archives: November 2009

Classic Early Season Storm

Friday night we got the perfect hit of early season snow.  Yahoo.  On Friday 8-10″ of heavy wet snow that settled/compacted to 6-8″ of dense slightly crusty snow by Sunday.  Stay tuned for grooming updates and snow report.





















Happy Birthday

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Bolton Nordic Blog.   Thanks to all our fans and super fans for great support.  To date the blog has had 31,080 views!

I was looking back at some of the posts from November 2007 and was amazed to see how much snow there was on the trails.  Click here to look back at November 07. Stay tuned for more great photos, event updates and conditions reports.  -Liz

Photos from trail work on November 21 in the Holden’s Hollow, Cliff Hanger, Eagle’s Nest area.

The view of the alpine base area from Holden's Hollow.

Thanks from Bolton Nordic to a hard working and fun trail work crew.

Nordic Newsletter- November

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Winter is just around the corner!  There are two great events coming up to help you get even more psyched for ski season. 1. Telluride Mountain Film (11/13) and 2. Catamount Trail Evening at the Ski Rack (11/17)

Nordic Kids Program

Are your kids looking for something different to do this winter?  We are happy to announce that Nordic Kids is back for a second season.  Spend Sunday’s learning the basics of Nordic skiing.  Each day includes games, relay races, scavenger hunts and natural history.

Dates: Jan 24 & 31, Feb 7 & 14

Click here for more information.

Season Passes

There is still time to get your season pass.  Discover skiing our beautiful Birch Glades.   Click here to buy online.

Benefits include:

*Unlimited skiing and snowshoeing all season long.

*The best early and late season skiing in the East.

*100 km of trails groomed and backcountry

*Vermont Season Pass Reciprocal Program- season pass holders receive 1 complimentary day of skiing at participating Nordic Ski Areas in Vermont

10 Punch Cards and 5 Punch Cards

New for 09/10 we have added a 5 Punch Card to our already popular 10 Punch Card program.  The 5 Punch is 5 full day Nordic tickets at a discounted price.  These make great gifts!

Click here to purchase Punch Cards online.

Trail Update

We have been busy this fall working on trails.  Click here to see photos of trail work and see if you can recognize our trails without any snow.

Event Listing

December 13- Bolton Season Opener | freestyle race 8km and a kids race

December 27- NATO Telemark Clinic

January 4-9 VSAA Learn to Ski Week

January 9 Winter Trails Day

January 24 Get Out and Backcountry Ski Festival

February 6 & 7 Women’s Backcountry 101

February 27 & 28 NATO Telemark Workshop

March 14 Catamount Trail BC Challenge Trapps to Bolton | tour and race

Visit the Events page on the Blog throughout the season to find more information. click here

The Bolton Valley Newsletter page has archives of old newsletters.

Signs of Winter and Trail Work

We have had a great fall at BV Nordic. It’s been perfect trail clearing weather.  The fall foliage was beautiful and now it is starting to get cold.  Winter is just around the corner.

clearing birch glades

Old Goats clearing birch glades off Gardner's

moss on rock

We always find some interesting natural feature while hiking and clearing trails. This boulder and moss looked so bright against the leaves.

clem's tele showoff

Clem Holden standing at the top of Clem's Tele Showoff.... which was named after him. Do you know where Clem's Tele Showoff is located?

leaves and snow cobrass

A mid October snow storm covered most of Bolton while there was still leaves on the trees. (Lake Champlain in the distance.)


While clearing trails in a couple inches of October snow we came across bear tracks.

Photo Contest- Vermont Division of Forestry

vermont div of forestry



The Vermont Division of Forestry is doing a photo contest.  One of our long time Bolton Valley Nordic ski  friends, Sheri Larsen, has a photo in the finals.  It shows backcountry skiers enjoying the snow in the Mt. Mansfield State Forest/Little River State Park.  Sheri’s photo is #3 and it is a great shot of skiers.

Click here to link to the photo contest and vote for your favorite.