Spring Skiing and Waffle Weekend!

Our waffles look a lot like this, but this photo is from mikes-table.themulligans.org

Waffles and Skiing this weekend!

Saturday 10am-12pm

Sunday 10am-12pm

Complimentary waffles for Bolton Season Pass holders.  If you are a All Access Season pass holder  you need to be an active Nordic Skier to be eligible for a comp waffle.  Otherwise waffles are $5 each.

Enjoy fresh local syrup with your waffle… this is a photo on one of the trees that made the sap used for the maple syrup that comes with our waffles.  Thanks to our friends at Valley View Farm, Georgia, VT for fantastic syrup!

Trapps to Bolton Tour/Race

The start of the tour 2010!

2011 Results

Tomorrow is the 4th Annual Cataomount Trail Challenge Trapps to Bolton Race/Tour.  The  weather looks pretty good and we have received record snow this week.

Come on out cheer on everyone who is skiing from Trapps to Bolton tomorrow morning.

Course: Race or tour this beautiful but physically challenging course on one of the most spectacular sections of the Catamount Trail. Course length is 17km from the start at the Trapp Family Touring Center in Stowe, with a 2300 ft vertical climb over Bolton Mtn and a 1300 ft vertical descent to Bolton Valley Nordic Center.  70% of the trail is ungroomed, 30% is  groomed. Non-competitive skiers should plan on taking 3.5 to 4.5 hours to complete the full length of the course.

In a record setting place- Eli Enman croses the line.

Course Times:
The men’s course record for this event is held by Eli Enman of Huntington, VT set in 2010 with a time of 1:31:02 while the women’s course record was set by JoAnn Hanowski of Underhill, VT in 2009 with a time 2:16:45.

Start Times:
Leisurely Tour Start at 10:00am for non-competitive skiers.

Mass Start Race at 11:30am for competitive racers.

Time Estimates: Tour participants should expect to take at least four hours while racer’s times may vary from one and a half hours to almost three hours.

Post Race Activities: Meal following finish and raffle and awards for participants at 2:30pm.

Click here for more info.

2010 Results

2009 Results

2008 Results

B2B

Skiers gather for a pre ski photo outside the Bolton Nordic Center.

What is B2B?  Bolton to the Barns- it’s a ski tour from the Bolton Nordic Center to the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) West Monitor Barn (RT 2, Richmond, VT).  It’s also a benefit for VYCC and a fun ski followed by a great party inside the West Monitor Barn!

In it’s second year 90 folks participated and helped raise over $15,000 for VYCC!  Thanks to all the participants, sponsors, volunteers and friends/family sponsored a skier!

Answers

There have been a lot of questions floating around, and we’re sorry we weren’t able to post this earlier, but here are some answers:

Why does the website refer only to “6km of Nordic terrain” available to ski in the 2011-2012 season?
The general answer to this question is that there is a land sale in the works in which a large parcel of land that contains the majority of the Nordic skiing groomed and backcountry trail system. The Nordic center will return next season and will operate with 6km of trails made up of Valley Loop, Picnic Loop, Pond Loop, World Cup and Broadway to the Water Company Shed. The sale will be to a private individual and though there is no plan for major development on the land, there is currently no easement or agreement to use the existing trail network beyond those 6km of trails.

Season passes for next year are now on sale, but there’s no Nordic pass listed on the website.  Is it possible to buy those in advance?
Due to the anticipated change in available Nordic terrain, it is unclear if Bolton will sell 2011/2012 Nordic Season Passes.   Currently there is no option to buy Nordic Season Passes early.   More information will be available in the early fall.  If you have more questions regarding Nordic Season Passes please contact Josh Arneson, Marketing Director, at jarneson@boltonvalley.com.

What about the rest of this season?  Can I still come ski Bolton backcountry this spring?
Yes! We’re still fully open for the rest of this season, and the March skiing should be fabulous. As we said, nothing is certain yet, but why not come take advantage of the backcountry terrain while you definitely still can?

We look forward to seeing you during a sunny (so far anyway) March!

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.