...Always on the sunny side. After a snowy February, that beautiful ball of light is out in force today and it looks like it's going to stick around all weekend. The last few days have been a little colder than we're used to in March, but our weather "experts" (yeah, those guys again) are telling us that the negative degree days are finally behind us. It should be clear bright blue skies again, at least through this weekend. Then, brace yourselves for the annual spring meltdown. The last month or so of the season is always a great time for everyone, with mashed potato snow, goggle tans, and no-jacket skiing all in our future!
Want to save some dough next winter and ski for free the rest of this season? Of course you do; it's the dream! Good news - 2014-15 Season Passes are now on sale. We're so confident you'll love the skiing and riding, that when you buy your 2014-15 season pass you can enjoy the rest of this season for FREE. A family of four saves $360 by purchasing in advance, so get a jump on next year! But hey, don't take our word for it. Check out the above video and listen to what other people are saying about our mountain.
Today's snow is hard and fast, perfect for bombing groomers, but that's likely to change as the temperature rises through the weekend. All six lifts will be running and we plan on having 66 trails open for cruising, so come play in the snow with us! I can say from experience that the stuff over at Wilderness is skiing particularly well, so if you like mellow cruisers, head over and check those trails out.
As expected, the best terrain will be our groomed stuff, but that doesn't mean the natural trails are poor skiing - quite the opposite in fact. The hard crust of last week is finally gone and most of our ungroomed slopes are skiing well. There's also a handful of trails that we decided to leave bumped-up, so check out Lower Show Off, Preacher, Vermont 200, Vista Glades and Glades for some fun challenges. Also, skier's left of lower Timberline Run has some fun bumps lately as well.
The best is yet to come, so make your plans to ski and ride with us this spring! Winter isn't quite done yet, but the next three days should be a great preview of what mid-March will have to offer.
Deal Days at Bolton Valley
Late Night at Bolton Valley: Lifts will run until 10 p.m. the next three Fridays and tickets will be $19 starting at 7 p.m. That gives you two extra hours of night skiing!
Bolton After Dark: $19 night skiing on Saturday evening, followed by $2 pizza slices and sodas at Fireside Flatbread. This week's movie is "Wanderland" by Meathead Films.
50/50 Mondays: Guests over 50 years of age receive 50% off every Monday at the following locations: Lift tickets, BV Sports, rentals, Ski & Ride School group lessons, JMT special lunch menu.
Subaru & Hyundai Days: Ski for FREE when you present your registration at Guest Services! Next date is scheduled for Friday, March 14.
College Days: Grab some buds, pack the car and come ski for $19 starting at noon on Wednesdays with a valid college ID.
Let's be honest. Everybody loves a good Apres Ski party, and Saturday night, we're throwing a huge one! Head up to the Tavern from 8-11 p.m. for the Ride and Ski New England Party, where there will be over $2000 of giveaways, including a pair of skis. Gift cards, goggles, tee shirts, and more! Harpoon wil be on special from the tap and there's also a raffle to benefit Children's Hostpital at Dartmouth.
This weekend is a huge time for events. Tomorrow is Ski & Ride with the Point Day AND we're having a big Demo Day at the same time! Ski for 50% off when you show your Point FM coupon, and while you're out having a blast, try some new equipment! Brought to you by Skirack, reps from 4FRNT, Atomic, Line, Rossignol, Salomon & VÖLKL will all have tents set up in the base area. Saturday, along with the Apres Ski party, our terrain park crew will be putting on a free Youth Park Clinic. Try out boxes, rails and beginner jumps and learn about Smart Style and Terrain Park ettiquitte.
Click here to see what other events are coming up in this jam-packed March!