Winter Programs & Events

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Events for the 2016-2017 season

Winter Activities/School Program Chaperon and Instructor Orientation and Training

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 28, noon to 3 p.m. at the BOC Ski Hut WHAT: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Chaperons signed up to come with a group; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Volunteer Instructors for the school programs Come prepared to be on skis, conditions permitting; session will be held whatever the ground conditions! More information: Linda Bailey 802-254-6965  labdeb@sover.net    

**Kids XC Ski Club **

WHEN: Mondays 3:30 to 4:45 pm, starting January 9 WHO: 3rd through 6th grade kids with some skiing experience (youngers welcome with parent participation, olders welcome too!) COST: Free for BOC members! $5/child and $5/adult if not members EQUIPMENT: Please bring your own. WHERE: The BOC ski trails on Upper Dummerston Rd. TO SIGN UP, CONTACT: Diana Whitney: diana@coreflowyoga.com or Sheila Humphreys: sheila@shumphreys.net

 

 

**Nordic Combined XC Ski race **

WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 9am. Racer will jump at the Harris Hill on Saturday to set their starting positions for a race that kicks off at 9:00 am. Racers will ski 2 loops around Lower Heart Throb onto a section of Upper Heart Throb (Moxie to Cardiac Arrest) and will loop around Winter Carnival. Free to specators, just please don’t walk on the groomed trails.

 

**Friends Ski Free, Two for Price of One**

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 21st & 22nd, 9am – 4pm WHAT: BOC annual Friends Ski Free and Two for Price of One day. Come cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Brattleboro Outing Club on our scenic 33km of groomed trails. The warming hut with ski and snowshoe rentals, snacks, and hot beverages will be open all day (8:30am-4:30pm) throughout the winter carnival week. COST: Free to friends of members (one friend per member). Two for the price of one guest passes for non-members ($15 adults, $10 youth ages 6-21, free children 5 and under).

 

**Mosaic Craft for Kids **

 When : Tuesday, January 21, 10 am to 2 pm. What: Melissa Haskins will lead a mosaic craft session for kids. Free event.

 

**Full Moon Ski **

WHEN: March mid-month. Keep a watch on our Facebook page (facebook.com/bocxc) WHAT: Bundle up in your warmest clothes and join the Brattleboro Outing Club for a group or solo cross-country ski by the light of the full moon. We’ll be looking for the best combination of clear skies and good ski conditions, so we’re keeping the date flexible. Bring headlights if you have them! COST: Free for BOC XC members. Guest trails passes $15 adult, $10 junior (ages 6-21), free for children (5 and under). Ski and snowshoe equipment rentals for $10/person.

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Outreach Programs

Winter Experience Program —  Volunteer instructors teach area schoolchildren to embrace winter no matter what the weather.

  • 4-6 weeks instruction with rentals, hot cocoa, and ski passes
  • Guided discovery of the winter landscape
  • Customized programs to fit the needs of the local school or youth service organization

Contact Linda Bailey at 802.254.6965 or labdeb@sover.net to volunteer or discuss your school’s or organization’s participation.

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