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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.
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.
Old Goats clearing birch glades off Gardner's
We always find some interesting natural feature while hiking and clearing trails. This boulder and moss looked so bright against the leaves.
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?
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.
Big, wide-open-blue skys with very little breeze and lots of bright sunshine are the prize for anyone coming out today to Bolton Valley. Temperatures right now are above zero and forcasted to climb to 10 for the day. Beautiful start to the last week of January 2009!
Trails that were groomed yesterday afternoon include Broadway, Bobcat, Telemark, Maple and Deer Run. Plus there are a few others that if you always stay on the corduroy you may not be familiar with, but will love now that they are open, including: Lynx, Twin Knolls, Lower Lane (all off of Broadway), Grand View (a great little loop down around the old Bolton Lodge), and Moose-Ski (parallels the Beaver Pond trail on the other side of the ponds).
I have skied at Bolton Nordic Center since High School- when Gardner Lane ran the place out of that great little cabin near the top of Broadway. But it was not until I started working here last year and spent time with the Old Goats that I begin to wonder about the history of the trails. When were they built? Who built them? What were they named after? These are all questions I would like to answer with the Trail History Project.
The goal is to begin to collect this information and see where it takes us. I would like to hear from anyone | everyone who knows about the trails at Bolton Valley. Give us a call, send an email, write a note on the back of a photograph and put it in the mail. And you can also comment on this blog. We would love to hear what you know and remember about this great natural resource. I’ve got to get back to clearing trails. Liz
Check out the website of the New England Lost Ski Areas Project |link here|
Thanks Angus — Great work on the trail map. There is snow at Bolton this week- check out the map and start planning your first adventure.