When: Sun., March 15, 8 a.m. 2015
Experienced cross-country skiers looking to test their physical and mental stamina can do so at the Catamount Trail Classic. This annual backcountry adventure from Bolton Valley Resort to Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe travels 10.5 miles over challenging terrain, 70 percent of which is ungroomed. Along the way, athletes climb 1,300 feet over Bolton Mountain, then descend a total of 2,300 feet through picturesque scenery to Stowe. All this effort does not go unnoticed: Proceeds benefit the Catamount Trail Association’s SkiCubs youth ski program, and an after-party at Trapp Family Lodge celebrates participants’ perseverance.
Price: $50-500; preregister.