Notchview Opens for the 2011-2012 Season

Season Begins at Notchview!

The Trustees write, "With more than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain, Notchview offers an idyllic escape for winter sport enthusiasts, especially cross-country skiers looking for a brisk outing. Seventeen kilometers of trails are groomed and track-set for classical cross-country skiing; eight kilometers are groomed for skate skiing. A separate trail system is groomed for “skijoring,” or skiing with dogs. You can also go off track and explore the backcountry, or snowshoe alongside the ski trails." (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Though the ground is still snow-free, the winter outdoor activity season is beginning!  The Trustees of Reservations’ Notchview in Windsor, MA opened for the season on December 5th, and there are all sorts of outdoor adventures to be had this winter!

There’s a youth ski league where kids can have fun learning fundamental ski skills on Sunday, Mar. 4th, 2012, and aspiring nordic skiiers of all ages can take lessons, too on Saturday, Dec. 24th!

Skiing enthusiasts can share their love of the sport with others by volunteering as a Ski Ambassador, and if you’re interested in safety you can train to be part of the ski patrol. A winter volunteer orientation and training will take place on Thursday, Dec. 15th from 7-8:30pm for all those interested.

Skiing is great exercise and learning to ski is a way to ensure that you enjoy the outdoors year-round!  It’s a skill your kids will have and enjoy for their whole lives.  For more information, call Notchview at 413-684-0148 or visit

To enter to win we are inviting our readers to share with us ways they enjoy participating in community life during the winter months in Western MA. Click on the banner to find out how to enter to win!

In an effort to encourage active participation in community life and appreciation for local landscape, Hilltown Families and the Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) have partnered up to offer our readers a chance to win a yearlong family membership to The Trustees for 2012 plus two adult stickers for cross-country skiing at Notchview in Windsor for the 2011-12 season (minors ski for free with adults). Click on the banner for details.

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