Weekend Group Tours and Clinics

Sunday BV Backcountry Guided Tours:

Every Sunday:                10 am – 2:00 pm

Price:                               $65 / person

                                        $75 / person includes Nordic day pass with 1-ride lift ticket

Rental / Demo gear:       $10 off a full-day complete A/T or Split-Board rental package.

REGISTER HERE for any Sunday this season!

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Every Sunday for the 2017/’18 season, we’ll host a group tour open to anybody that signs up (private tours and clinics are available on request anytime all winter – just contact the guiding program to schedule).  We ask that participants for our Sunday tours have at least a low to middle intermediate [on-piste] skiing or riding ability level and come fully prepared for a half-day in the backcountry.  Each tour is unique as we’ll account for everyone’s ability level and snow conditions for that day, but our intent is to give participants a representative sample of our Backcountry terrain and introduce them to new and different zones in the Bolton massif each week.

Please register at the Ski and Ride School or Nordic Center 45 minutes to an hour prior to the start of each tour, though early registration is encouraged at least a day ahead of time, especially on busier weekends and holidays.  We’ll gather at the base of the Wilderness Lift between 9:30 and 9:45 am.  If you’ll be renting gear, please have it in hand and ready to go by then.  You’ll also need a season pass, or a day ticket for that day (Nordic or Alpine), and with every tour or clinic, you’ll be responsible for bringing your own food and water, and appropriate clothing and necessities.  For a suggested list of things to bring, check out our gear lists.

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Regular group tours will start Sunday, December 17 and continue every Sunday throughout the season.

To sign up in advance, please REGISTER HERE or email us at BVBackcountry@gmail.com or call the Bolton Valley Nordic Center at 802-434-3444.

 

Saturday “Intro to Backcountry” Clinics

Every Saturday:                 9:30 – 12 at the Nordic Center

Price:                                  $60 / person

                                           $75 / person includes Nordic day pass with 1-ride lift ticket

Rental / Demo gear:         $10 off a full-day complete A/T or Split-Board rental package.

REGISTER HERE for any Saturday this Winter!

This is a brief introduction to alpine touring and split boarding equipment and its safe application in the backcountry.  We’ll cover the basics of the equipment and how to properly and efficiently use it, including climbing skins, touring bindings, boots, and skis.  We’ll also cover the basics of backcountry travel, safety, and other necessary and useful equipment – to include preparation, layering, route selection, snow safety, and general environmental awareness.

The class will begin at 9:30 am at the Nordic Center for an indoor discussion and brief intro, and then head outside for on-snow instruction that will include a short skin and small descent on mild terrain near the base of the Nordic trails.

 

Package Deal including both the Saturday Intro to Backcountry Clinic and the Sunday Guided Group Tour, plus a 2-day complete Alpine Touring or Split Board rental set-up including Dynafit boots, skis, touring bindings, and climbing skins, or a split board, touring bindings, boots, and climbing skins:

 W/ 2-day Nordic trail pass and 1-ride tkt/day:    $235

 W/ 2-day Alpine / complete lift ticket:                 $330


Regular Intro to Backcountry Clinics will start Saturday, December 16 and continue every Saturday throughout the season.

To sign up in advance, please REGISTER HERE or email us at BVBackcountry@gmail.com or call the Bolton Valley Nordic Center at 802-434-3444.