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Zippy nordic skiing at Bolton Valley

Skate skiing at Bolton Valley

Fast-paced nordic skiing at Bolton on SundayWith a warm, rainy week behind us at last, we headed for some groomed cross-country trails today. The Skimeister and I set our sights on the high-altitude trails at Bolton Valley, hoping there would be some decent snow cover.

We clicked into our skating skis and made our way to the World Cup loop because it had been groomed—and boy was it fast! The zippy snow made the downhill sections very exciting and the sharp corners were challenging. Still, I only hit the ground once. Not bad!

It was a terrific day to be outside. Sun and blue skies prevailed. I brought my camera and enjoyed resting a few times by taking some photos. I spent some time by this brook and thought about all the wonderful snow that had melted in the last week to make the water run.Sunny day, pretty brook at Bolton

Looking up at the ski area was a bit depressing. You could see the damage that the rain did. Yet, there still was snow around at this altitude and in the woods—albeit frozen solid.

The sun reflected brightly off the icy snow to the side of the trail and in the woods. This was not the weekend to be off the groomed trails!

It was good to get out on my skating skis and I'm hearing forecasts that involve colder temps and snow. We'll be ready for it!

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