The primary event area is on the Gould campus with trails winding over the meadows and forest adjacent to the sports fields, and a mini-marathon course leading from the campus to Gould’s Pine Hill Competition venue, where kids can warm up at the yurt, ski a few terrain-park features, and try air rifle biathlon (see Schedule for times by age group). BK race course maps are available here. The Bethel Village Trails center, based out of the Bethel Inn, integrates the event venues at Gould with the adjacent trail system at the Inn. See BVT trail conditions and trail network map here. Check out the BVT trail system–younger kids will enjoy Gnome Roaming–pick up a punch card at the shop and locate all the gnomes!
Bethel Village Trails – in collaboration with Mahoosuc Pathways, the Bethel Outing Club, and Gould Academy – is offering FREE access (for paid registrants and their parents and siblings only) to all the groomed trails in Bethel Village for Friday after noon and all day Saturday and Sunday of the Bill Koch League Festival. An adult day ticket at Bethel Village Trails is normally $18 and $12 for youth. BVT and their collaborating nonprofit organizations need whatever donation you can make to provide you with trail grooming and maintenance.
Guests who are not parents or siblings of registered BK skiers should purchase tickets at the BVT trails center in the Bethel Inn.
Registered BK skiers, their parents, and siblings should obtain and display a free ticket from the BVT trails center if they wish to ski on BVT trails other than the Festival courses, but no ticket is necessary for registered BK skiers, their parents, or siblings to ski on the Festival courses.
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Course grooming for the Festival will take advantage of Gould Academy’s and Bethel Village Trails center’s Piston Bullys and snow machines, and volunteer support from the Bethel Outing Club (BOC). Gould and BOC have collaborated and tested a modest snowmaking system to supplement natural snowfall.