Monthly Archives: February 2011

14-16″ POWDER!

Liz enjoying some snowday skiing on Friday in World Cup Glades!!

Nordic Kids Vacation Camp

We just finished a very success session of Nordic Kids Vacation Camp.  Thanks to the awesome kids that joined Dana and Erin for some seriously fun cross country skiing.

Dana teaching classic skiing under wonderful Thursday morning sunshine.








All camp photo- making funny faces!






Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine

One of the Ski Patrol at Bolton was interviewed recently by Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine.  He gave a nice shout out to the Nordic Center.  “We’ve got more miles of  trails than you can shake a stick at and they’re absolutely buried.”

Click here and scroll to page 15 of the Feb/March 2011 Issue.

Additional Snowshoe Explorer Tours This Week

Join us from on Mon, Feb 21, Wed, Feb 23rd and Fri, Feb 25 from 2-4pm for this fun two-hour guided snowshoe tour on groomed and backcountry trails. This tour is a great introduction to snowshoeing and teaches the basic techniques of the sport. Explore the forests and mountains; learn about the history of the trails while searching for signs of wildlife. Price of this tour includes ticket, snowshoes and guided tour. Snowshoes are limited so call ahead to reserve a pair. $35 per person; 2 person minimum to run tour.  Please preregister if possible!

Snowshoe Trail

Keep an eye out for these new signs for our new snowshoe trail.









This snowshoe trail is marked on our new map and finally it is marked and ready for business.

Zack takes a moment to stop while working on constructing the new snowshoe trail.










This is the view looking from Broadway down new glades. The snowshoe trail is at the bottom of these glades.






Spring Today, Winter Tomorrow

Friday morning snowshoe group from Summit Property Mgmt Group. They were enjoying the warm weather, great work friends and some exercise.

We are still 100% open and the skiing is quite good with spring-like weather and conditions.  At noon today it is 45 degrees.   We have 8 km of fresh skate grooming and classic tracks today with an additional 10 km set yesterday. Today would be a great day for waxless skis or klister.


Backcountry reports from yesterday were extremely positive, with two of our regular skiers stating that it was one of the best days of the year on the colder north facing slopes.  We did groom Bryant Trail last week, so this main backcountry artery will hold it’s snow for longer.

This crew stopped in this morning to get tickets before heading out to the Catamount Trail and over to Trapps. With dinner at the Alchemist in Waterbury after they are making a day of it.









With seasonal temps returning tonight and a good amount of snow in the forecast for the weekend, we predict that we will soon forget about this warm spell. The snow in the forecast should help insulate our deep base and keep it from getting hard, making for more great skiing.

Our friend and map maker, Angus McCusker, relaxing on Maple Loop last Sunday. The woods are holding the snow well despite unseasonable temps this week.

Conditions Update

We know that the weather has been on everyone’s mind this week.  It’s been a roller coaster.

There’s been very few skiers, I guess everyone thinks the skiing isn’t good.  Wrong! We got no rain here, so there’s no crust.  With temperature at 29 the snow is perfect for skating, the tracks are perfect, and the back country!  With 4 inches or more of powder, the old tracks are gone and the skiing is great.

American Lung- Snowshoe Shuffle

February 12- American Lung Association — Fight for Air: Bolton Valley Snowshoe Shuffle 5k/10k

Course is Picnic, Valley and a new section of single track downhill from Valley.

Stadium- Start / Finish

Event Website

Snow by the Numbers

It’s been a very snowy past month!  The skiing is fantastic and the weather looks quite stable through this weekend.

217″ Season Total

18-23″ Last 7 Days

9-13″ Last 72 Hours

2-3″ Last 24 Hours

Trail Sign Project

Zack skiing Heavenly Highway with a pack full of new signs.

Devil's Drop sign before.

Devil's Drop Sign after!

Packs and poles...requires a bunch of gear to take down/save old signs and put up new signs.