Events as of 3/6/2023
Trail Conditions as of 3/6/2023
Come Explore the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Nordic Trails
When: Saturday, March 11 (alternate weather date March 18)
The COC has generously offered to host a morning event for Hardwick Trails skiers. Come explore their world class trail network!
We will meet at the Hazen cabin at 9:00 AM to outfit those needing equipment loans and then head to the bus to depart by 9:30 AM. Upon arrival, we will pick up our free tickets.
For the next two hours, participants will explore the COC trail network, with small group guided ski options dependent on skill level (if desired). We will meet up at the lodge at 12:00 for hot cocoa before departing at 12:30.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Here is the link: https://craftsbury.as.me/?appointmentType=42277271
Sponsored by the Hardwick Trails and Recreation Committees.
FREE Cross-Country Ski Group Lessons for all ages!
Saturday mornings in February and March we will be offering beginner lessons at Hazen Union for Hardwick area residents of all ages. We would love to see more families enjoying the trails! We have plenty of free skis, boots and poles for anyone not already equipped.
When: Saturday Mornings (weather/snow conditions dependent)
Arrive at 9:00 AM to pick up your equipment at the cabin behind the school.
9:15 Classic Skiing
10:15 Skate Skiing
If you would like to better understand the difference between classic and skate skiing, this video may help: Classic vs Skate Skiing: What’s right for you?
People often begin with the classic ski technique and then move to skate skiing, although some go directly to skate skiing as well.
Those who borrow skis are welcome to keep them for the weekend and return the equipment to Hazen Sunday, late afternoon. We also have a large inventory of snowshoes to borrow.
In addition to our loan program, every Saturday we will be putting out a table of (older) free boots, poles and skis (mostly child sizes), and snowshoes for the taking, until the inventory is gone! There is also a set of adult telemark skis (185 cm) and boots (size 46) that would appreciate a new owner.
Cross country skiing is a sport for all ages and athletic abilities. It is a wonderful family activity and can seed a lifelong love of this way to enjoy the beauty of our many fields and woodlands.”
Go to Facebook page “Hardwick Trails” or [email protected] for more information and check trail conditions.
Monthly trails committee meetings
We meet the first Monday of the month (usually) and we’re always welcoming new members or drop-ins. Contact Dave Mitchell at [email protected] for latest meeting information.
Lots of new snow! All trails are open to skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, etc.