Events

2010/2011 Schedule of Events

We are continuously updating this page, so check back often.

December 12 | Sunday- Bolton Season Opener Freestyle Ski Race

Join us for the great early season ski race.  The Bolton Season Opener is a NENSA sanctioned citizens, zac and club race.  Awards and raffle following the race with items from Ski Rack, Seventh Generation, homemade cranberry bread and much more.  Kids race participants will receive cookies at the finish line.

Registration: online at www.nensa.net $5 for BKL and J2, $20 before 12/9 and $25 day of race… Online reg closes Thursday December 9 5pm, day of race registration from 8am- closes 30 minutes prior to the start of each race.

Technique and Distance: Freestyle 8km j1-masters, 3km j2, BKL distances

Start Times: Kids/BKSL 10am, Women 11am, Men Noon

Course Map: Click here for maps.  http://nwve.org/RaceCourse.aspx

Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors!! Ski Rack and Seventh Generation

2009 Results: Men | Women | BKL

January 1 and 2- NATO Telemark Workshop | This is a fantastic two day workshop with instruction on both liftserve and backcountry telemark skiing. more info www.telemarknato.com

January 3-9- VSAA Learn to Ski Week |skivermont.com for more info

January 8- Winter Trails Daywww.wintertrails.org

CLICK HERE to Go online to register before coming to Bolton on Saturday.

We are proud to once again host this national learn to ski day designed for folks who have never tried Nordic skiing or snowshoeing before.  Come to enjoy snow in the mountains, get some post-holiday exercise, and take advantage of the local opportunity for winter fun and exploration.  This program is for people who have never tried Nordic skiing or snowshoeing  before.

Providing free tickets, complimentary special group lessons and free use
of a portion of our rentals for first time skiers/ snowshoers from
10AM-2PM.

Scheduled events:
10:30-11:30 Beginner Classic Skiing Lesson for Adults
10:30-11:30 Beginner Classic Skiing Lesson for Kids
11:30-12:30 Snowshoe Tour and Winter Woods Exploration for Families.

Please arrive early as programs begin promptly.

January 22- Burlington High School Ski Race Freestyle

January 23- Get Out and Backcountry Festival– Catamount Trail Organization

 

January 30- 10th Annual NENSA Women’s Day | Enjoy a fun day on snow at Bolton Valley Nordic Center. Experience cross-country ski clinics for every level of skier-from first-timers to seasoned masters! In addition to top-notch instruction, there will be wax demonstrations, a fantastic prize drawing and a fabulous lunch at The Ponds at Bolton Valley. Clothing and equipment retailers will be on hand with items to try and buy.

More Info and Registration: Online at NENSA.net

Questions: contact Abby at NENSA .:. abby@nensa.net

Feb 5/6 Women’s Intro to Backcountry and Telemark,Girls Move Mountains | Event Website

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

February 26- Frigid Infliction Adventure Race- GMARA | Event Website

February 26 and 27- NATO Telemark Workshop | This is a fantastic two day workshop with instruction on both liftserve and backcountry telemark skiing. more info www.telemarknato.com

Ongoing: Wednesday nights March 9,16,23 and 30. Bolton Season Closer Races. Take advantage of great spring late afternoon daylight, spring time snow base and fun racing atmosphere.

March 5- Bolton to the Barns- Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

March 12/13- PSIA Light Backcountry Clinic

March 13- Trapps to Bolton Race and Tour– Catamount Trail Organization

 

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2009/2010 Schedule of Events

We will add more events to this listing as information is available. Please check back for updates and email if you have questions.

December 13 Postponed to December 20 Sunday

Bolton Season Opener- NENSA Citizen’s Series Race

Registration online at www.nensa.net

Online reg closes Friday December 18 5pm, day of race registration from 8am- closes 30 minutes prior to the start of each race.

Information: Freestyle 8km j1-masters, 3km j2, BKL distances

Course Map: Click here for maps.  http://nwve.org/RaceCourse.aspx

Toko Wax recommendations- click here

Start Times: Kids/BKSL 10am, Men 11am, Women Noon

Results:  Men | Women | BKL

Sponsors: Ski Rack

Prize Sponsors: Ski Rack and Seventh Generation

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December 27

NATO Telemark Clinic

For more information and registration visit www.telemarknato.com

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January 4-9

VSAA Learn to Ski Week

registration for free ski lessons online at www.skivermont.com

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January 9

Winter Trails Day

More info at www.wintertrails.org

CLICK HERE to Go online to register before coming to Bolton on Saturday.

We are proud to once again host this national learn to ski day.  Come to enjoy snow in the mountains, get some post-holiday
exercise, and take advantage of the local opportunity for winter fun and
exploration.  This program is for people who have never tried Nordic skiing  before.

Providing free tickets, complimentary special group lessons and free use
of a portion of our rentals for first time skiers/ snowshoers from
10AM-2PM.

Scheduled events:
10:30-11:30 Beginner Classic Skiing Lesson for Adults
10:30-11:30 Beginner Classic Skiing Lesson for Kids
11:30-12:30 Snowshoe Tour and Winter Woods Exploration for Families.

Please arrive early as programs begin promptly.

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January 23

Mansfield Nordic Ski Club

Mansfield Nordic Club Bill Koch Race

Format: Duathlon (Classic first, Freestyle second)

Distance:  BKL standard distances on Picnic Loop
Time: 11am starts
Website: http://mansfieldnordic.nensa.net

Please contact the Mansfield Nordic Club for details about this event.

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January 24

Get Out and Backcountry Festival

In partnership with the Catamount Trail Association we present this great day of backcountry clinics, lessons and tours.

Join us for a day of celebrating backcountry skiing on some of the best terrain in Vermont.  Learn from experienced instructors as they help you improve your telemark technique or teach you the basics of backcountry skiing with the help of video analysis. Manufacturers will be on hand with the latest backcountry skis and snowshoes to demo but participants should bring their own equipment as well.

Lessons and tours will be happening throughout the day with a social gathering and backcountry film following the event.

Cost is $35 for CTA members and $50 for non-members and includes instruction, trail pass, equipment demo followed by a cheese and beverage social/video review at 4:00pm. Lunch may be purchased at the deli or BVcafeteria.

Pre-registration by January 20th is required and limited to 80 people.
To Register: go to the CTA website- www.catamounttrail.org and   download entry form or call the CTA office at 802-864-5794.

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February 6 and 7

Intro to Backcountry Skiing for Women- a benefit event for Girls Move Mountains

This is going to be a fantastic workshop for women to learn more about backcountry skiing!!

Check out the Girls Move Mountains website for more information and to register online.   Click Here

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February 27 and 28

NATO Telemark Workshop

For more information and registration visit www.telemarknato.com

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February 27 postponed until March 20th

UVM Outting Club Winter Classic

Format:   3 leg relay race (teams of 3)

More Information- click here

first leg GS
second led snowshoe
third leg XC ski

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March 6

Bolton to the Barn (aka b2b)

A backcountry ski tour and benefit event for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.

More Information: http://vycc.org/home/ski.html

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March 14

CTA Backcountry Challenge- Trapps to Bolton

Race Course: 16 Km from Trapp Family Touring Center to BV Touring Center on the Catamount Trail. About 70% of the course is a non-groomed trail and conditions can vary tremendously due to changing weather. Participants will encounter a 2420 ft vertical climb from Nebraska Notch Rd to the highest elevation on the Catamount Trail and then descend 1820 vertical feet on a narrow trail to the Bolton Valley Touring Center.

Participants must be well equipped to handle all types of weather and snow. A small backpack with food, water, and extra clothes is recommended. There are no aid stations on the course.

Click here for more info and to see what last year’s racers wrote about this event.

Start times and entry TBD

PSIA Events at Bolton (Profesional Ski Instructors of America)

January 13/14 Ski Improvement (Nordic Downhill Upgrades)

January 20/21 Classic Ski/ Teach

March 13/14 Light Backcountry

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2008/2009 EVENTS Archive

We are working hard to bring some great events to BV Nordic this season. Check back often for updated event info.

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December 13, 2008

Bolton Season Opener- 5km Skate Race

Registration: online at www.skireg.com | online registration closes Friday December 12th at 5pm

Day of race registration is $25 and begins at 8am in the Bolton Nordic Center

Info: online registration $20, day of race registration $25 — great prizes. we will have more weather related updates and course updates Friday

we will post race course on the blog Friday afternoon/evening

Toko Wax Recommendations

Start Times: Men 9:30am, Women 10:30am

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Saturday December 26, 2008

CVU Annual Holiday Race

Start Times: 9am Varsity Boys, followed by Varsity Girls, JV Boys and JV Girls

Course: 5km Varsity, 2.5km JV

start finish on parking lot side of Nordic Center

Race Course- Varsity 2 laps Picnic and Valley Loop | JV 1 lap Picnic and Valley Loop

Information: Parent and Spectator Parking in Lower Tennis court lot behind the Nordic Center. No dogs.

Results: CVU Nordic Team Website Link Here

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Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Winter Trails Day!

Time: 10:00AM to 2:00 PM

Registration: Register beforehand at wintertrails.org. Please print and bring the registration form with you on Sunday.

Information: We are hosting Winter Trails Day to provide those nearby who have no experience with Nordic skiing or snowshoeing the chance to learn the basics and try out great gear.

Check out www.wintertrails.org

Come to enjoy the snow up in the mountains, get some post-holiday exercise, and take advantage of our local opportunity for winter fun and exploration. The Nordic Center is providing free tickets, free lessons and free use of a portion of our available classic Nordic ski rentals and snowshoes to anyone who registers and comes in and says they have come in for Winter Trails Day.

Scheduled events for Sunday, January 11th:

10:30-11:30 Beginner Classic Skiing Lesson for Adults

10:30-11:30 Beginner Classic Skiing Lesson for Kids

11:30-12-30 Snowshoe Tour and Winter Woods Exploration for Families

Plus: If you are coming up for Winter Trails Day check out our fun Nordic Quest for Kids

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Sunday January 25, 2009

Get out and Backcountry Ski Festival

Catamount Trail Organization and Bolton Nordic Center

Registration: Day of registration $25 at Bolton Nordic Center Registration. reg covers ticket, tours and clinics

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the festival starts at 10:00 a.m.

Information: visit www.catamounttrail.org for more information or call the Nordic Center

The Festival is held in the spirit of one of Bolton Valley’s earliest owners and ski pioneers, Edward Bryant. A native New Yorker, Bryant purchased 10,000 acres from the American Brass Company in 1922. He and the Bolton Mountain Club would hike into the valley and up the mountain to earn their turns before any lifts, buildings or even the access road existed on the property. Bryant’s name lives on at Bolton Valley as the namesake of the Bryant Cabin.

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Sunday March 1, 2009

2nd Annual Catamount Trail BC Challenge

Trapps to Bolton

Race Course: 16 Km from Trapp Family Touring Center to BV Touring Center on the Catamount Trail. About 70% of the course is a non-groomed trail and conditions can vary tremendously due to changing weather. Participants will encounter a 2420 ft vertical climb from Nebraska Notch Rd to the highest elevation on the Catamount Trail and then descend 1820 vertical feet on a narrow trail to the Bolton Valley Touring Center.

Racers must be well equipped to handle all types of weather and snow. A small backpack with food, water, and extra clothes is recommended. There are no aid stations on the course.

Race Packet Pick Up: Sunday 9-10:30 am at Trapp Family Lodge Race Day

Shuttle: Each individual will be responsible for race day car shuttle. You may go on the http://www.catamounttrail.org forum to team up with other individuals for a car-pooling shuttle. Give yourself 45 minutes each way from between Bolton Valley and Trapp Family Lodge.

Entry Fee: Registration by February 25 $50 — Registration by February 27 $65. No race day registration. Entry fee includes post race meal with prizes for 3 individual male and female in the race category along with a raffle for all participants. Race entry limited to the first 100 to register.

Registration: online at skireg.com

Start Time: 10am Tour Mass Start and 11am Race Mass Start

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February 28-March 1, 2009

Telemark Workshop

hosted by North American Telemark Organization

Registration: online at http://www.telemarknato.com or call 1-802-496-4387

Information: Join the professional staff of NATO for this great weekend of Telemark skiing and learn the basics of Lift serve and backcountry skiing. More info online at www.telemarknato.com

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Frigid Infliction Winter Adventure Race

2009 Race Photos

Registration: Go to the Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association’s website, www.gmara.org

Ski and Snow Shoe Rentals: Call the Bolton Valley Nordic Center early to reserve your gear! Checkout www.boltonvalley.com for rental prices.

Information: www.gmara.org

This year’s race will feature the following disciplines:

• Navigation with topographical map and compass
• Snowshoeing
• Cross country skiing
• Postholing (on foot without snowshoes)
• Tyrolean traverse

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UVM Outing Club Winter Classic

Saturday, March 21st, 2009 (11am start)

  • Location: Bolton Valley Resort
  • What: winter relay race, teams of 3 (NOT an iron man triathalon);
  • 1 alpine skier, (or snowboarder or teleskier), 1 snowshoer, 1 xc skier.
  • Race will be held in that order. 30 second staggered starts.
  • Equipment: no restrictions, race what you brought (including xc skis);
  • For teams in need of snowshoes or xc skis, more details to come.
  • Registration at the Outing Club House during normal business hours (Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-3). For anyone unfamiliar with the OC house, take a look at the map
  • Teams are NOT registered until they have PAID the nominal $30 registration fee (that’s only $10 per head) We can accept cash, CatScratch, or checks made out to UVM Outing Club. Please make sure all parts of registration form are filled out.
  • So get that team together, get registered, and get psyched!!! Please feel free to email Kevin at the UVM Outing Club with any questions… kevin.argentieri@uvm.edu

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ARCHIVED 2007/2008 SCHEDULE

Date: Saturday April 5, 2008 1PM — Registration opens at 10am- Upstairs in the base lodge. Open to first 100 entrants- so arrive early!!

What: POND SKIMMING — Hawaiian STYLE. Get out those Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and old skis/boards for a fun day.

Where: at Bolton Valley — we are using the snow from the Terrain Park Jumps and Rollers to make the pond, so it will be located outside the Alpine Base Lodge.

check back for more info or go to http://www.boltonvalley.com

pond skimming snowboarder pond skimming skier pond skimming cow

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Date: Saturday March 8, 2008 — registration closes Friday March 6 at 5pm!!!

What: Catamount Trail BC Challenge Race – Trapp Family Lodge to Bolton Valley Resort

A benefit race for Catamount Trail Organization– and hosted by Bolton Valley Resort and Trapp Family Lodge

RESULTS: Link here for full results!
Link here for article about the race by Jim Fredericks, CTA

Race Start: 10:00am

Race Format: Mass Start [1 start for men and women] – 16km Backcountry Race on the

Race Course: Catamount Trail from Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe to Bolton Nordic Center, Bolton Valley. About 70% of the course is a non-groomed trail and conditions can vary tremendously due to changing weather. Participants will encounter a 2420 ft vertical climb from Nebraska Notch Rd to the highest elevation on the Catamount Trail and then decend 1820 vertical feet on a narrow trail to the Bolton Valley Touring Center.

Price: $50 and this includes race entry, post race meal and raffle ticket.

Post race lunch at the Bolton Nordic Center– Raffle for all racers and prizes to top 3 Men and top 3 Women.

More Info: www.catamounttrail.org and registration on www.skireg.com

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Date: Saturday March 1, 2008

What: Frigid Infliction, presented by Green Mtn Adventure Race Association

Race Start: very early in the AM

Race Course: TBD

More Info: www.gmara.org

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Date: Sunday February 10, 2008

What: BKSL Ski Race — click here to see photos of the race

Hosted by: Mount Mansfield Ski Club- NWVT Bill Koch Ski League

Race Start: 12:00pm

Race Format: Duathalon Mass Start- 1.5km Classic/1.5km Freestyle

Race Course: Start up World Cup to 1st left/ down World Cup- Right on Broadway- Left on Pond Loop back to Stadium > change equipment and REPEAT!!

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Date: Sunday February 10, 2008

Event: Ski with the UVM Catamounts
What: Join the UVM Ski Team for Games and Activities — including an obstacle course, small terrain park, relay races and much more.
Time: Registration will take place at 9:45am at the Bolton Nordic Center — Games and Activities from 10am-12pm
Who: Kids aged 6-12
Cost: Kids $5 and Adults $10
Registration: Call the Nordic Center for information about registration or come Sunday morning to register.
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Date: February 3, 2008

Event: Bolton Valley Snowshoe Day

Description: A full day of snowshoe activities for the whole family. TSL Snowshoes will be here with Demo Snowshoes.

Schedule:

11:15 am 5km Fun Run/Walk ($12 per person)

12:00 pm 1/2 km Kids Fun Run ($5 per kid)

1:00 pm 1-Hour Guided Snowshoe Tours- family friendly [let our guides lead the way to exploring the Bolton Valley trails] ($10 per person)

Registration: Call the Nordic Center for information about registration or come Sunday morning to register.

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Date: January 12, 2008 — race canceled

Event: Colchester Invitational High School Ski Race

Description: Colchester Invitational — 5km Classic Race Changed to 5kmFreestyle

Teams Attending: NCU, BHS, Montpeiler, South Burlington, Essex, Middlebury, CVU, MMU, LI, St. J, BFA St. Albans, Oxbow

Schedule:

10:30am Girls Varsity [1 every 15 seconds]

11:00am Boys Varsity [1 every 15 seconds]

11:30am Girls JV

Boys JV goes out 10 minutes after last Girls JV starter.

Course: TBD

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Date: December 15, 2007

Event: Bolton Season Opener — take advantage of great early snow.
Description: 5km Freestyle race. Men Start at 9:30am/ Women 10:00am

Registration: skireg.com until 12/13 @10pm $15, day of race registration closes at 9am $20

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December 15, 2007

Event: BFA Fairfax High School Ski Race — 5km Freestyle

Description: Start 11am — Middle School Girls, 11:05 Middle School Boys, 11:45 High School Girls, Followed by High School Boys

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