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Green Mountain Citizen Skimo Series (Catamount Trail Association)
January 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 3, 2020
(Hosted by our dear friends at the Catamount Trail Association. The following is literally copy & pasted from their site for your convenience)
Join us on Tuesday nights at Bolton Valley for some friendly uphill competition. The Green Mountain Skimo Race Series is here to get you off the couch and out on snow! This winter after work don’t let the darkness take you down. Embrace it and come kick some uphill butt! Getting after it once a week is great for your fitness, and will help you ski more once the weekend arrives. Who doesn’t want to be faster on the up, and stronger on the down!
This race series is made possible with support from Dynafit – Speed, lightness, endurance, and technology… Julbo USA – Helping you see clearly in the mountains. The Outdoor Gear Exchange, Black Diamond Equipment, VT Ski & Ride Magazine, and Vermont Sports.
Weekly Race Updates/Course Changes
Please visit the Catamount Trail Facebook Page for last minute race updates or changes.
Pre-registration is not required. Participants can register on-site at these events.
$10/Race – All Participants (pay on-site, no season passes)
Uphill Pass Notice: Bolton Valley requires everyone requires anyone using the trails (Nordic, backcountry, alpine/lift served and/or designated uphill routes) to have the appropriate ticket (lift or NBU) or pass at all times regardless of time of day or if lifts are spinning. NBU tickets are typically $17 and available for purchase online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week WHEN the trails are open. For up-to-date NBU (Nordic/Backcountry/Uphill) trail status, uphill policy and to purchase online tickets (when not for Tues night Skimo Series, go here:
If you do not have an (All Terrain or NBU) season pass you can purchase a race pass for $10/night.
- Tuesday, January 14 Re-Scheduled
- Tuesday, January 21
- Tuesday, January 28
- Tuesday, February 4 – Black Diamond Equipment Demo
- Tuesday, February 11
- Tuesday, February 18
- Tuesday, February 25
- Tuesday, March 3
- Tuesday, March 10
5:00-5:45PM – Registration
6:00PM – Race Start
8:00PM – Awards & Raffle! Grab a bite, have a drink, socialize!
- AT/Telemark Skis or Splitboard (snowboard and approach skis also acceptable)
- Climbing Skins (no snowshoes, no crampons)
- Appropriate Clothing
- Headlamp – Check your batteries! You will be skiing downhill on an unlit trail!
All skis and boards must have metal edges. Nordic system bindings (NNN, NNNBC, SNS, SNSBC) will not be allowed.
Rental Equipment: Want to play with us, but don’t have the right equipment? You can rent AT equipment on-site at Bolton, or check out the Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington, Mountain Ops in Stowe, or Clearwater Sports in Waitsfield.
Raffle & Prizes
After every race we will gather on-site at the James Moore Tavern to congratulate our fastest man and woman of the night, and to give away a bunch of gear donated by our sponsors. To be include all you have to do is come out and ski with us. This season we have items from Dynafit, Julbo, The Outdoor Gear Exchange, Black Diamond Equipment, VT Ski & Ride Magazine, and Vermont Sports.
Timing & Results
These are casual events, but they are timed and results will be posted below after each event. We apologize in advance for any butchering of names. Our system is far from sophisticated and writing down info in the cold with gloves or mittens on can be challenging.
The fastest Man and Woman each night–in honor of their awesomeness–will each receive a special treat, and everyone participating receives a raffle ticket which could score you some sweet gear from our partners during the raffle after each event.
2020 Results (There’s bound to be some really bad name butchering as we try to decipher our frozen, gloved, chicken-scratch… Sorry!)
Each course is unlit and finishes where it starts. Routes are 1.5-3.5km long with 700-1000ft of climbing and descending. Racing will begin at 6pm sharp and participants will ski as many laps as they want, or can, in ~1 hour. After 6:45pm… beginning a new lap will not be allowed. Below are a few course examples. However, we do reserve the right to mix it up occasionally with new routes. All uphill courses will be marked with green LED wands, downhills will be marked with red LED wands, and the transition areas are marked with white LED wands. Participants should transition after the white LED wands and before the first green or red LED wands.