The holidays may be over, but winter’s festivities have only just started. Here are 5 events that will keep you busy this January.
Watch future champs send it on Jay Peak’s toughest terrain.
Two courses include a full course with 7,000 feet of vertical, and a shorter course with about 1,500 feet of vertical. nerandorace.blogspot.com
Strafford Nordic Center hosts this three-part brew-ski: stop mid-trail to sample local brews, then finish up in the lodge with more craft beer and a souvenir beer glass. Event repeats Feb. 17 and March 10. straffordnordicskiing.com
Mountain Bike Vermont hosts a day of fatbike group rides, demos and hearty brews around a warm fire. mtbvt.com
Compete as a team or as an individual in this winter trail running and nordic ski relay race. Demos, prizes, and good times for all who attend. The event will begin with one ski leg, then enter a transition zone where you will either tag a teammate or swap from skis to running shoes, continuing on to one trail run leg and the finish. *The date has changed from Saturday to Sunday to avoid Saturday’s frigid temperatures.
Join the Vermont Ski + Snowboard Museum for its second Thirsty Thursday of the season, a roundtable talk and drinks with Michael Snyder, Commissioner of Vermont State Parks, and the leaders of the Catamount Trail Association, RASTA and the Vermont Huts Association to learn about the new glades, huts and backcountry terrain that’s opening up around Vermont. (For a primer, check out our latest story on backcountry).
Rikert Nordic Center and the Catamount Trail Association host this fun, social event taught by women for women. The expo offers an opportunity to receive instruction in both classic and skate skiing as well as backcountry and telemark techniques.