NEWS & EVENTS
Calendar of Events
Feb 18th 6:00 pmRegular School Board MeetingFor Zoom Links and Minutes go to http://www.windhamcentralboard.org/home
Feb 22 - 26SCHOOL CLOSED for Winter Recess
March 1stSCHOOL CLOSED for Teacher In-Service
March 2ndSCHOOL CLOSED for Town Meeting
Nordic Ski Club
This winter marks the inaugural year of the Marlboro Nordic Ski Club, a new non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of nordic skiing and the maintenance of the trail network formerly tended by Marlboro College. The club--made possible through a generous partnership with Democracy Builders, the new owners of the campus--plans to maintain 10 miles of groomed nordic trails, including a new, professionally designed and constructed 2.5 kilometer loop that will be groomed for skate skiing. The club will loan children's equipment for day use several days a week, and, COVID-permitting, offer instruction and youth racing through the Bill Koch Youth Ski League.
Membership to the club is open to all: $50 for an individual; $100 for a family. Membership, along with the signing of the Democracy Builders liability waiver (available on the Marlboro Nordic Ski Club website), is required for the use of those portions of the trail network that exist on the former college campus. The club, however, will be grooming the entire South Pond loop as well as the perimeter of the pond itself. Fees cover the running and maintenance of grooming equipment, liability insurance, loaner skis, and instruction.
Trail access will be at the college soccer field at 2582 South Road, Marlboro, Vermont and parking will exist in the dirt lot on the south side of South Road, just across the street from Persons Auditorium and the field. A kiosk on the north side of the road, just south of the soccer field, will direct skiers to the trailhead. Please be aware that the Democracy Builders campus is closed to the public due to Covid 19 and they are very generous in allowing us to operate their trails. We ask the club members be respectful of their wishes to keep their students and staff healthy and we can do this by accessing the trail network at the designated points, parking where directed, and staying on the trail network when on campus.
The club--funded entirely through membership and donation--is excited that robust participation in this first year will help to ensure that the trails remain open and well-maintained for nordic skiers of all ages and abilities well into the future.
To join the Marlboro Nordic Ski Club and sign the Democracy Builders liability release, please visit https://www.marlboronordicskiclub.com/membership and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarlboroNordicSkiClub for daily trail conditions and updates. Nordic skiing offers an opportunity for individuals to enjoy nature and engage in a socially distanced activity when performed safely. Similar to precautions taken during the summer when hiking, if the state guidelines are followed, we can enjoy a safe winter on the trail system. Hope for snow!
Marlboro Nordic Ski Club Board of Directors
Lauren Beigel MacArthur