Thursday, January 28, 2010

Site Moved

Updates and information for Intervale XC Ski trails have migrated to Check there for the latest snow conditions.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thanks for a Great 2008-2009 Season!

Together, we had a very successful demonstration season grooming ski trails in the Intervale. The trails were open for approximately 20 days this season. Thanks to our volunteers (Andrew Swayze, Jeff Fellinger, David Lustgarten, Lisa Coven, Peter Wadsworth, et al), Skirack, Intervale farmers, Intervale Center, Winooski Valley Valley Park District, Intervale Compost and Advantage Automotive (Denver Webb). We just took the snowmachine to Advantage Automotive. They thoroughly repaired our sled and we'll be ready for next year!

Want to improve our grooming operation for 2009-10? Want to look at other locations? Want to help? Give us a shout!

Ski on,

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Trails Closed

The Intervale Trail does not have enough snow for skiing, but there is more at the great nordic centers in the area including: Sleepy Hollow, Catamount Outdoor, and Bolton Valley.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Groomed Trails Awaiting More Snow

The trails were groomed Tuesday morning. The conditions were great through Thursday. However, the warm weather has now melted the snow and closed the trails.

Last Monday night, someone stole the snowmachine by hotwiring it. They drove it across frozen wetlands into a corner of the Intervale. We spent much of last night and this morning repairing the groomer. By late morning, we had repaired the groomer enough to groom the trails. Oy vay!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A great Wintervale Day indeed!

Thank you to all the folks who turned out for an unseasonably warm Wintervale Day on Sunday, February 8. Dozens of families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts tried ski and snowshoe equipment free of charge thanks to the Skirack! Thank you to volunteers Annie and Andy Follett.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Grooming Demonstration Underway

A number of volunteers are working with Local Motion to do a demonstration grooming of the Intervale Trail – to accommodate both classic and skate skiers. Staying active in the winter can be a challenge, so we hope this will help more people recreate through the colder months.

The 2 mile route connects Intervale Compost (on the southern end) to the Ethan Allen Homestead (on the northern end).

Map of route:


* Intervale Road by Tommy Thompson community gardens
* Ethan Allen Homestead, first lot once you leave the Beltline

This is a mixed use trail so please be friendly to all users (walkers, dogs, other skiers). The packed trail should hold up fairly well to all these uses. We’re grooming the route about every other day (snow permitting). The Intervale is not a resort so please don’t expect exquisite conditions, but it is a quick and easy place to go!

More details on the Intervale Trail can be found at Local Motion’s Trail Finder!