Vermont Land Trust Tours


Date: Mar 12 2017

Come explore some of the 1,100+ acres that VLT protected in 2013 and see why the community rallied to the cause of saving this special place. Join VLT, the Catamount Trail Association, Bolton Friends, and the Green Mountain Club for a day of ski and snowshoe tours followed by an après-ski gathering. 

Date: Sunday, March 12
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm (après ski begins at 4 pm)
Place: Bolton Valley Nordic Center
Cost: $15 for adults, FREE for children 12 and under. Activities planned for the whole family.
Register: Register online or call (802) 262-1222.

All participants will need to purchase a $5 Bolton trail pass at the Nordic Center the day of the event unless they hold a season pass.

Ski & Snowshoe Tours

Ski and snowshoe tours will start promptly at 2:15 pm and return to the Nordic Center around 4 pm. Please plan to arrive by 1:30 pm to register, purchase your trail pass from the Nordic Center, and get your gear in order.

Tour 1: Kids explore the outdoors  Outdoor romp on snowshoes for youngsters and family members of all levels that wish to explore. (Indoor options dependent upon weather.) Children under 12 please bring a parent or older sibling. Exact route to be determined based on skills and participant input.
Tour 2: Who’s in the woods?  Learn to uncover signs of who lives in Bolton’s woods on a guided tour. Learn about tracking, homes, food and discover habitats. All levels.
Tour 3: Advanced backcountry skiers go high  Participants should be advanced skiers comfortable with making off trail tele turns. Advanced.
Tour 4: Intermediates go into the hills Backcountry tour to a selection of easier Bolton glades and some lesser-used trails. Intermediate.
Tour 5: Float through the woods on snowshoes  Join a tour combing flats, straight up hills, slight inclines and knee bending downhills. Course will include ungroomed trails. Exact route to be determined based on skills and participant input.
Tour 6: Classic ski romp  Tour Bolton’s groomed trails on skinny skis. Skiers should be confident skiing all Bolton groomed trails at a good pace. Intermediate to advanced.
Tour 7: Choose your own adventure  Venture out on Bolton's trails for your own skiing or snowshoe adventure for the afternoon. No tour leader provided, just enjoy the trails on your own and meet us back at the Nordic Center for food and celebrations at 4 pm.
Tour 8: Cozy inside  Relax at the Nordic Center, put your feet up, and wait for the party to begin!

Après Ski

Join us back at the Nordic Center for tasty food prepared with local ingredients by the talented chefs at Bon Temps Gourmet.