March 2nd, 2013
  • Spectator access via the Bellows
    South Trail will allow the public access
    to watch the race.  This trail will not be
    patrolled, but will be marked.  It will be
    groomed, so walking will not be difficult.
  • The finish line of the race is not in the
    Glen.  It is about a 30 minute hike up the  
    Bellows South Trai depending on
    your level of fitness.
  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, hot
    chocolate, and coffee will be available on
    the mountain.
  • The Bucket Trail is reserved for racers
    making their way back down the
    mountain after their run.  Spectators are
    asked to avoid this trail.
  • The Super Highway is also reserved
    for racers making their way up the
  • Spectators MUST stay off the
    Thunderbolt at all times during the
    race.  Spectator foot traffic must remain
    inside the wood-line adjacent to the
    Thunderbolt behind the warning tape.   
  • Porta-Pottys will be available at Race HQ.
  • Dogs MUST BE leashed.
  • No alcohol.
Getting There
Race Day Maps
  • Gould Rd. will be reserved for volunteers
    and side only...between the
    hours of 7 AM and 10:30 AM.  
    Spectators will have to park on West
    Mtn. Rd. or catch the shuttle during
    those hours.
  • At 10:30 AM, if there is space on Gould
    Rd., it will be open to spectators.
  • Spectators may choose to park on West
    Mtn. Rd. and walk over to Race HQ.  It's
    aout a 10 minute walk via the trail shown
    in purple.
  • Race Shuttle
  • A shuttle bus will run from the Meehan
    Parking lot on Hoosac St. in Adams to the
    Glen from 9 AM to 2:30 PM.  The ride is free
    of charge.  Please see the map for
    additional locations for parking and shuttle
    pick locations.
  • The Meehan lot will be staffed by local Boy
    Scouts from 9 AM until the end of the race
  • Click HERE to download and print a PDF
The 2013 Thunderbolt Downhill Ski Race is being held under
the auspices of The Thunderbolt Ski Runners.
Race Day Trail Map...this will be printed in the official Race
HERE to download and print your own version now.
times, and was last updated on January 10th, 2013.
Copyright 2013 Thunderbolt Ski Runners, Inc.
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Spectator Information, Parking, & Shuttles
Don't forget to stop by the Adams Visitors Center on Hoosac
St. from Noon to 5 PM for the 2nd edition of THUNDERFEST!