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5th Annual Bolton Tours & Après Ski
Sun, March 11, 2018 11:00AM to 6:00PM (Eastern)
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Bolton Tours & Après Ski

Join us for an afternoon of adventure and celebration on Bolton's conserved land. Explore the trails with the organizations that worked to conserve this property. The Vermont Land Trust, Catamount Trail Association, Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry, and Green Mountain Club will lead you on snowshoe, ski and fat bike tours across this unique place. 
DATE: Sunday, March 11
TIME: 11 am – 6 pm (après ski begins at 4 pm)
PLACE: Bolton Valley Nordic Center
COST: $15 for adults (ski snowshoe and fat bike tours), $45 for après paint and sip, FREE for children 12 and under. 
Please note:
  • All participants using the trails will need to purchase a $5 Bolton trail pass at the Nordic Center the day of the event unless they hold a season pass.
  • You will have an opportunity to become a member of any of the sponsoring organizations at the event.


Ski, snowshoe and fat bike tours begin at various start times (check tour descriptions below for your start time). Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour to register, purchase your trail pass from the Nordic Center, get your gear in order and meet your group. All tours will return to the Nordic Center around 4 pm for après ski celebrations. 
Tour 1: Intermediates go into the hills - Backcountry tour to a selection of easier Bolton glades and some lesser-used trails. Intermediate. Tour leaves at 1 pm.

Tour 2: Advanced backcountry skiers go high - Participants should be advanced skiers comfortable with making off trail tele turns. Advanced. Tour leaves at 1 pm.

Tour 3: 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 leaves at 2 pm.

Tour 4: 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 leaves at 1 pm.

Tour 5: Ski to Bolton Lodge - Join a group to ski to the newly renovated Bolton Lodge. (Shuttle available for the return.) Intermediate. Tour leaves at 1 pm.

Tour 6: AT/split board adventure - Join an AT/split board adventure through the hills of Bolton's backcountry. Intermediate. Rent equipment for just $25. Tour leaves at 11 am.

Tour 7: Fat bike group ride - Bring your own bike or rent one at the Nordic Center and join others for a group ride on Bolton’s groomed Nordic trails. Beginner to Intermediate. Fat bike rentals available for $30 from Hunger Mountain Riding Company. Tour leaves at 2 pm.

Tour 8: 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. Choose the TICKET: Adult (ski, snowshoe, and fat bike tour options) from the registration options.

Tour 9: Cozy inside - Relax at the Nordic Center, put your feet up, and wait for the party to begin! 


Forgo a tour and join local teaching artist Natasha Bogar instead to paint your own acrylic on canvas. This is a guided class. All abilities welcome and all supplies included with event fee. Meet at 1:45 pm at the Nordic Center. ***You must pre-register to participate in the Après Paint & Sip.***


Join us back at the Nordic Center at 4 pm for tasty appetizers prepared with local ingredients by the chefs at Bon Temps Gourmet and listen to the musical talents of bluegrass band Two Cents in the Till

The event is co-sponsored with Bolton ValleyCatamount Trail Association, Green Mountain Club, Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry, and Vermont Land Trust

Questions? Contact Cara Gauthier at / (802) 262-1222.

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