Nordic and Backcountry Events

Bolton Valley is host to a number of fun and exciting events in our Nordic and Backcountry areas. Whether you're looking to try things out for the first time, or are already experienced and looking to find those secret stashes, we've got you covered. Here's a list of the various events happening throughout the year that will take you to all the action.

Backcountry Group Tours and Clinics: Every Saturday and Sunday

New this year, check out our expanded line-up of backcountry educational programs and tours. Whether you need a little help learning the ropes or you are a seasoned backcountry traveler looking for a guided tour of our 1200 acres of terrain, we have a program that will fit your needs. The instructional course is held on Saturdays, tours are held on Sundays.

Green Mountain Skimo Citizen Race Series: Tuesdays, Jan 16 - March 6

The Series is a skimo citizen race series organized by the Catamount Trail Association. There are two main courses we will be alternating between, and one longer course which we will bring out for our last race of the season. Being stuck at work all day is a huge downer but coming to Uphill Series at Bolton Valley after allows you to get a great workout and some killer views.

Catamount Trail Express: Bolton to Nebraska Valley Ski Shuttle: Jan 27, Feb. 3, 10, and 17

On the last Saturday in January and the first three (3) Saturdays in February the Catamount Trail Express will offer shuttle service between the Parking Lot on Old County Road in Nebraska Valley, and the beginning of Section 22 at the Bolton Valley Nordic Center. This will allow a participant to ski from Bolton Valley back to their car in Nebraska Valley without having to deal with the hassle of setting up their own car shuttle.

Split and Surfest: January 20

Splitfest is back again to fill your day will demos, merchandise, food and some local beer from Lost Nation. You'll be exploring our terrain on splitboards and all mountain snowboards. There will be free demos available if you don’t have your own equipment or happen to be interested in trying something new. During the day there will be clinics, games, tours, food and beer. 

24 Hour Backcountry Skimo and Splitboard Race: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 -11

Native Endurance is hosting New England's only 24-hour backcountry ski and splitboard race here at Bolton Valley. The race will be held February 10-11, and will offer two challenging courses - a daytime loop in Bolton's backcountry, and an overnight loop on Bolton's groomed terrain.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Snow Days: Free Nordic tickets on Feb. 24

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont hosts its annual Snow Days event each winter here at Bolton Valley. These free events give Vermonters and BCBS members the opportunity to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, in an effort to encourage physical activity during the cold winter months. Tickets & rentals are free from 11am-3pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

Frigid Infliction: March 3

Frigid Infliction is a 8-hour winter adventure race for teams of two or three. We use an accelerated cutoff system which allows us to really challenge experienced teams while providing a great race for the first timers. If you have never done an adventure race before, this is the perfect one to start with. This was the first adventure race for about a third of the participants the past four years, so don't be intimidated.

Vermont Land Trust Tours: March 11

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.