Kids and Family Programs

Bolton is a great place for families to enjoy winter, play outside and and explore the woods. We have ski and snowshoe rentals for both adults and kids.

There is also plenty of space at the Nordic Center located in the Sports Center building to stash gear, have lunch, relax with family and hang out with kids. And when you are done skiing come inside for a hot drink and share the stories of your adventures.

Nordic Kids

Sofia on World Cup

Sofia on World Cup

The Bolton Valley Nordic Center will be offering a multi week kids Nordic program. The program is open to kids between the ages of 6 and 12, and it focuses on the development of basic Nordic skiing skills as well as natural science and orienteering lessons. We will explore the extensive trail system of Bolton Valley using Adventure Quest Poems as our Maps. At the end of each Quest we will test our Nordic skills with fun games like ski soccer and tag.

Here is what parents are saying about the Bolton Nordic Kids program- “And we appreciate the quality of the instruction–3hrs is a long time to be off on the trails and we knew Sofia was in great hands.”

“We also loved that she learned to herringbone this year, and that she is so much more confident on skis.  When we skiied together at the end of the year, I couldn’t believe how quickly she could bomb up (and down!) World Cup.”

Kids are telling their friends about Nordic Kids and having a great time- “Hey friend! Do you want to learn how to nordic ski? It’s not downhill skiing, it’s not uphill skiing, it’s on flat surface.  You fall over less.  Tell your mom to go to because you get to pick which trail you want to go on.” Sofia, age 7

2011 Program Information

4 Sundays  | 10am-1pm

Session 1– January 16th, January 23th, January 30th and February 6th

Session 2– February 13th, February 27th, March 6th, March 13th

Cost per session–

$120  (includes Instruction and Rental if necessary)

$140 (includes tickets, Instruction and Rental if necessary)

Kids 6 and under receive complimentary tickets at Bolton, so they do not require tickets for this program.  Kids 7 and over do need to have tickets or a season pass.

For more information and registration please email

One of the waypoints in our new scavanger hunt.

New for 2010- Scavenger Hunt

Go exploring on your skis!

Grab one of the Scavenger Hunt Maps in the Nordic Center and track down the waypoints that we’ve stashed out in the woods!  Answer the trivia questions or identify the animal prints at each point to prove that you found it, then check back in with the Nordic Center Staff to confirm your answers and get a stamp for your accomplishment.

Ski Vermont Nordic Quest Program

Look for our display to get your map and poem.

designed to get kids and families skiing in a fun, creative way. We have created a poem and map for both beginner and intermediate skiers. The adventure begins when you pick-up your map at the Nordic Center, put on your skis and start reading the natural history clues in our Nordic Quest Poems.

Here is what people are saying about Nordic Quest- “We did the beginner quest at the Bolton Nordic Center last weekend–she did it twice, in fact–and loved it!”

Bolton Nordic Quest– Click below for links to directions. [click here to link to the full list of Quests]

  • Beginner Poem-Directions and on this page you will also find a link to the map.
  • Intermediate Poem-Directions and on this page you will also find a link to the map.

Other great Kids programs from Ski Vermont— Check out these links for more information.

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