The Trustees 

December and January 2017-2018

Events & Programs

Contact: Caitlin Davis, Executive Assistant 

413.200.7262 cdavis@thetrustees.org 



$5 Race Series: 5-7K Skate Race
Tuesday, December 5 & December 19 3:30-4:30PM
Notchview, Windsor
Members & Nonmembers: $5
Join us for our Notchview $5 race series!  A fun, informal community event - no pre-registration required!  Five bucks for everyone.  No snow? Race turns into a trail running race. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Christmas Tree Sale
Saturday, December 9 9AM-3PM
Notchview, Windsor
Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25
Come out to beautiful Notchview to choose and cut your own Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir or Spruce grown exclusively at the reservation!  A fun family outing and special way to find your holiday tree while supporting stewardship and conservation at Notchview. Be sure to stop in the lodge for complimentary hot cocoa after you pick up your tree! For more information please call 413.200.7262 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org. 


An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Saturday, December 16, Sunday, December 17, Friday December 22, Saturday, December 23 4-8PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10
The Homestead recaptures the charm of a bygone era during the holiday season! Come tour the house’s festively decorated historic rooms, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and peruse the holiday gift shop featuring items produced locally by artists in the hilltowns, Berkshires, and Pioneer Valley. Each weekend offers something a little different: carolers in the parlor, animated readings of Christmas tales, and visits from Father Christmas himself! A delightful way to spend the holiday season with family and friends in the beautiful hilltowns of Western Massachusetts! Travel back in time and experience an old-fashioned Christmas at the Homestead.

Notchview Christmas trees will also be for sale at the house with a special price of $10 for members that join The Trustees at the Bryant Homestead! For more information please call 413.200.7262 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org. 


Brew Moon: Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe
Friday, December 29 7-9PM
Notchview, Windsor
Members: $9; Nonmembers: $15
Join us for a special moonlight ski & snowshoe!  With the moon lighting your way, ski or snowshoe Notchview's trails on a self-guided woodland adventure at night!  Afterwards, gather inside the Visitor Center for a beer, wine & cheese tasting! For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Learn to Ski Program
Sunday, December 31 to Saturday, March 31
Sundays Saturdays
Weekend Group Lessons - please call for ski school schedule
Notchview, Windsor
Nonmember Adult: $80; Nonmember Child (10 and up): $65 Member Adult: $75; Member Child (10 and up): $60

NEW!  Learn to Ski Program at Notchview

Make winter fun again! Cross-country skiing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter season while staying active.  Notchview’s beautiful trails and friendly instructors provide a welcoming experience for new skiers interested in the sport.  This program will enable you to learn the basics of Nordic skiing and give you the confidence to head out on Notchview’s beginner trail system on your own. 

Have a group of friends interested in learning together with the Learn to Ski Program? Ski with your friends and come as a group! Let us know in advance and email: acaluori@thetrustees.org

This program includes:

• Participation in 3 group lessons

• Rental equipment to use before, during, and after each lesson

• Day pass to use before or after each lesson to practice and enjoy the trails

 Looking for a great gift idea or interested in a one-day deal to get back into skiing?  Check out our "Learn to Ski One-Day Package!"  For those who want a lesson, rental and day pass for one day this package includes a group lesson, rental & day pass.

Nonmember Adult: $45 (includes group lesson, rental & day pass)

Nonmember Child (10 and up): $30

Member Adult: $40

Nonmember Child (10 & up): $25

For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Newbie New Year Skiing
Monday, January 1 8AM-4:30PM
Notchview, Windsor

Nonmember Adult: $65; Member Adult: $60 Nonmember Child: $55 Member Child: $50
New Year, new sport! Looking for a way to stay fit and have fun outdoors to kick off 2018? Try Nordic skiing! To ring in 2018 we're offering new skiers a great discount on our Learn to Ski Program when purchased on New Year's Day at Notchview! Come try out cross-country skiing, take your first lesson and enjoy the beauty of Notchview's expertly-groomed trails. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

New Year's Day Après Ski
Monday, January 1 4-7PM
Notchview, Windsor
Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10
What better way to start of the new year than skiing at Notchview! Hit the trails with family and friends followed by a special New Year's Day après ski from 4PM-7PM.  We'll be offering spiked cider, hot toddies, hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps and cheese fondue! Fee covers your drink of choice + fondue. All drinks are available without alcohol for kids and adults. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

$5 Race Series: 10K Skate Race
Tuesday, January 2 3:30-4:30PM
Notchview, Windsor
Members & Nonmembers: $5
Join us for our Notchview $5 race series!  A fun, informal community event - no pre-registration required!  Five bucks for everyone.  No snow?  Race turns into a trail running race. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

First Saturday Wax Clinic
Saturday January 6, Saturday, February 3 1-2PM
Notchview, Windsor
FREE
Ever wonder what wax you need for certain snow conditions? Meet the guys who know best!  Join one of our groomers each first Saturday of the month (an-March) for a free wax clinic to help you understand what waxes are best for different snow conditions. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing
Sunday January 7 to Saturday March 31
Notchview, Windsor
Please check our website for trail/ski pass & rental information
The season starts as soon as the snow falls!  Get ready for another great year of winter fun at Notchview on our expertly groomed trails!  Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and programs for all ages. 40km of trails within 3200 acres.  A diverse trail system offering something for beginner to advanced skiers. Snow conditions updated by 7:30AM on weekends, 8:30AM on weekdays. Call 413.684.0148 for snow conditions or visit www.scskimass.com. Interested in learning how to cross-country ski?  Check out our Learn to Ski Program and Ski School lessons! We look forward to seeing you on the trails! For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Bill Koch Youth Ski League
Sunday, January 7 to Sunday, March 4
Sundays 1:30-3:30PM
Notchview, Windsor
Join this year and enjoy this great family activity!  The mission of the Bill Koch League is to introduce young people to the lifelong sport of cross-country skiing with all its recreational, social, fitness, and competitive opportunities. The Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKYSL) is a cross-country ski program for children ages 5-14. The program provides a supportive environment for parents and children to enjoy the outdoors and learn to ski. Our emphasis is having fun on skis. The program is run completely by parent volunteers. Our Season starts the first non-holiday Sunday in January and runs through the first weekend in March. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.
                      

All skiers pay a club fee of $40.00 per family and the NENSA (New England Nordic Ski Association) fee of $25.00 per child. For more information visit www.berkshiretrailsbk.com. 


$5 Race Series: Skiathlon 6K Laps Skate/Classic Race
Tuesday January 16 3:30-4:30PM
Notchview, Windsor
Members & Nonmembers: $5
Skiathlon (2) 6K Laps Skate/Classic Race. 

Join us for our Notchview $5 race series!  A fun, informal community event - no pre-registration required!  Five bucks for everyone.  No snow?  Race turns into a trail running race. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Après Ski 
Saturday, January 20, Saturday, February 10 4-7PM
Notchview, Windsor

Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10
Hit the trails with family and friends followed by an après ski from 4PM-7PM.  We'll be offering spiked cider, hot toddies, hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps and cheese fondue! Fee covers your drink of choice + fondue. All drinks are available without alcohol for kids & adults, too! For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Winter Trails 2018!
Sunday, January 21 11AM-4PM
Notchview, Windsor
50% off rentals; 50% off trail passes & FREE ski lessons
A great way to get outside, stay active and enjoy the winter season!  Free ski lessons for all skill levels and snowshoe basics too!  50% off rental equipment and 50% off trail passes.  A great learning opportunity in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Come join us for a day of winter exploration outdoors.  We will offer classical ski lessons, a wax clinic, and a winter snowshoe hike in the afternoon + s'mores and a bonfire at the end of the day!  Hike and lessons are free.  Rental quantities are limited and are available for 3 hour timeslots- first come, first served basis. For more information check out: http://www.wintertrails.org/cross-country/ or please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.

$5 Race Series: Biathlon 15K Skate Race 
Tuesday, January 30 3:30-4:30PM
Notchview, Windsor
Members & Nonmembers: $5
Biathlon 15K Skate Race: (4 stops (2 prone, 2 standing) 1 shot at each stop).

Join us for our Notchview $5 race series!  A fun, informal community event - no pre-registration required!  Five bucks for everyone.   No snow?  Race turns into a trail running race. For more information please call 4136840148 or email acaluori@thetrustees.org.



About The Trustees: The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of irreplaceable scenic, cultural, and natural significance for the public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees is the world’s oldest land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation non-profits. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 113 spectacular reservations including working farms, historic homesteads and landscaped gardens, community parks, barrier beaches, mountain vistas and woodland trials located on more than 26,000 acres throughout the Commonwealth. An established leader in the conservation and preservation movement and worldwide, The Trustees have also worked with community partners to protect an additional 34,000 acres. With hundreds of outreach programs, workshops, camps, concerts and events annually designed to engage all ages in its mission, The Trustees invite you to Find Your Place and get out and experience the natural beauty and culture our state has to offer. For more information, visit: www.thetrustees.org.