Meet fellow backcountry skiers and prepare Vermont's Catamount Trail for ski season

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 01:48 PM

A nearly buried trail marker on Vermont's Catamount Trail.

In Vermont, fall brings cool mornings, apple picking, colorful foliage and trail work!

Over the next couple of months, skiers will meet up in small work crews to prepare Vermont's cross-country and backcountry ski trail, the Catamount Trail. Section by section they'll clear fallen trees, make sure trail markers are visible and generally clear the way for skiers this winter. This 300-mile-long trail is a treasure for freeheeled skiers who like to get out in the woods when the snow falls.

Here's the current schedule for Catamount Trail work parties as of September 15. Please visit the Catamount Trail Web site for contact information and to check on date changes, etc. And thanks in advance for helping to keep our trail in tip-top shape!A nearly buried trail marker on Vermont's Catamount Trail.

Saturday September 26
Section 17: Natural Turnpike to Lincoln Gap (Ripton/Lincoln)  

Saturday September 26
Section 22: Bolton Resort to Moscow Road (Bolton/Stowe)  

Tuesday October 6
Section 9: Route 155 to Healdville (Weston/Mt Holly/Ludlow)

Saturday October 10
Section 17: Natural Turnpike to Lincoln Gap (Ripton/Lincoln)

Saturday October 10
Section 26: Route 15 to Collins Pond (Morrisville/Hyde Park)

Saturday October 17
Section 31: Jay Pass to Quebec Border (Jay/Westfield/Troy)

Saturday October 17
Section 20/21: Camel’s Hump Road to Route 2 (Richmond/Duxbury/Bolton)

Saturday October 24
Section 25: Farm Resort to Route 15 (Morrisville/Elmore/Stowe)

Saturday October 24
Section 18: Lincoln Gap to Mad River Barn (Lincoln/Warren/Waitsfield)

Saturday October 31
Section 13: Route 4 to Mountain Top (Rutland/Chittenden)

Saturday October 31
Section 6: Kendall Farm Road to South Road (Winhall/Londonderry/Peru)
          
Sunday November 1
Section 6: Kendall Farm Road to South Road (Winhall/Londonderry/Peru)
          
Saturday November 7
Sections 1 and 2: MA border to Route 9 (Readsboro/Whitingham/Wilmington)

Saturday November 7
Section 3: Route 9 to Somerset Reservoir (Wilmington/Searsburg/Somerset)

Saturday November 7
Section 7: South Road to Danby Mountain/Mt Tabor (Peru/Landgrove/Weston)

Saturday November 7
Section 18: Lincoln Gap to West Hill Road (Warren/Waitsfield)

Saturday November 7
Section 19: Huntington Gap to Camel’s Hump Road (Huntington/Richmond/Duxbury)

Sunday November 8  
Section 8: Danby Mt. Tabor Road to Greendale Road (Peru/Landgrove/Weston)

Sunday November 8
Section 30: Hazen’s Notch to Jay Pass (Montgomery/Westfield)

Sunday November 15
Sections 1 and 2: MA border to Route 9 (Readsboro/Whitingham/Wilmington)

Saturday November 28
Section 25 Farm Resort to Route 15 (Morrisville/Elmore/Wolcott)

Saturday December 5
Section 25: Farm Resort to Route 15 (Morrisville/Elmore/Stowe)

Saturday December 5 or Sunday December 6 (TBD)
Section 5: Kelly Stand to Kendall Farm Road (Stratton/Winhall)

Filed in: Backcountry skiing, Cross-country skiing, Fall & Early season

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