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5th Annual Bolton Tours and Après Ski

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

painting of snowy cabin
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. New this year, join a Paint & Sip in the Nordic Center! (Pre-registration required.)
This event is $15 for adults and free for children, plus any costs associated with rentals. 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.

Register now!


Ski, snowshoe, and fat bike tours begin at various times (see below). 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 4:00 pm for après ski celebrations. 
Tour 1: Intermediates go into the hills (1:00 PM)
Backcountry tour to a selection of easier Bolton glades and some lesser-used trails. Intermediate.
Tour 2: Advanced backcountry skiers go high (1:00 PM)
Participants should be advanced skiers comfortable with making off-trail tele-turns. Advanced.
Tour 3: Float through the woods on snowshoes (2:00 PM)
Join a tour combining flats, straight uphills, slight inclines, and knee bending downhills. Course will include ungroomed trails. Exact route to be determined based on skills and participant input.
Tour 4: Classic ski romp (1:00 PM)
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 5: Ski to Bolton Lodge (1:00 PM)
Join a group to ski to the newly renovated Bolton Lodge. (Shuttle available for return.) Intermediate.
Tour 6: AT/split board adventure (11:00 AM)
Join an AT/split board adventure through the hills of Bolton’s backcountry. Rent equipment for just $25. Intermediate.
Tour 7: Fat bike group ride (2:00 PM)
Bring your own bike or rent one at the Nordic Center and join others for a group ride on Bolton’s groomed Nordic trails. Fat bike rentals available for $30 from Hunger Mountain Riding Company. Beginner to Intermediate.
Tour 8: Choose your own adventure
Venture out on Bolton’s trails on your own skiing or snowshoe adventure and meet us back at the Nordic Center for food and celebrations at 4 pm.
Tour 9: Cozy inside
Relax at the Nordic Center, put your feet up, and wait for the party to begin!


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

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


March 11
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Vermont Land Trust
Green Mountain Club
Catamount Trail Association
Bolton Valley


Bolton Valley