Intermediate Nordic Touring

intermediate nordic touring

Location: Bolton Valley
Dates: February 4th & 11th, 2018
Equipment: Lightweight Nordic Backcountry Touring

This Intermediate Nordic Touring Course will take the form of a teaching tour where the group will explore easier backcountry trails in search of teachable moments. The emphasis during this track will be learning by doing. Topics similar to those in the intro course will be covered – layering strategies, what to pack, efficient travel, stopping, speed control, turning, downhill strategies, etc… – however you will be practicing these skills and putting them to use under slightly more challenging conditions.

 

Meeting Location

Bolton Valley Nordic Center in Bolton Valley, VT  |  Map

 

Dates & Times

(REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - but will close the Friday before each event)

Sunday, February 4, 2018  |  9:00am to 2:00pm

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Sunday, February 11, 2018  |  9:00am to 2:00pm

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Schedule

9:15am – Check-In at Bolton Valley Nordic Center Note: Rental equipment is available on-site (recommend reserving in advance)
9:45am – Introduction & Welcome
10:00am – Instruction Begins
2:00pm – Instruction Ends

 

Recommended Equipment & Rentals

For Intermediate Nordic Touring participants will need lightweight backcountry touring equipment. This means skis that are slightly wider and have metal edges and waxless bases. Acceptable boots and bindings include lightweight 3-pin, NNN BC, and SNS BC options. Climbing skins will not be needed. For more specific equipment recommendations, check out the Backcountry Equipment Primer on our good friends at the Catamount Trail Association's blog.

We would specifically recommend skis like the Madshus Epoch mated with a lightweight 3-pin boot and binding system. The 3-pin system typically offers a little more control and during these early stages of development they will offer additional security and help you focus on learning and practicing. 

Suitable rental equipment is available at the Bolton Valley Nordic Center. Please secure any necessary rentals before the morning of the event. You want to make sure everything is compatible, in good working order, and that the boots fit well.

 

Lodging is available on-site at the Inn at Bolton Valley w/ discounts available for participants.

For more information and reservations, please call 877-926-5866.

 

Cost

$75 / person

$65 / person for Catamount Trail Association members


Registration is now open, and will close the Friday before each session.

 

 

Refund Policy: 

All registrations are considered final with no refunds. If the event is cancelled due to weather or conditions, a full refund minus $20 will be provided, or participants can choose to attend a different course if available.