We can sum up the weekend projections with just two words: Spring Skiing. If that's good enough for you, then feel free to skip ahead to the next headline which has something to do with $29 lift tickets, or even further ahead to read about your chance to score next year's pass at a great price. But, if you'd like to hear more about conditions for this weekend stick with us and head to the next paragraph.
Thanks to over 3 feet of snow since March 15, and colder than usual temps the past couple of weeks, the mountain is in excellent shape. Base depths are solid and snow should corn up nicely this weekend. We expect temps in the 30s under sunny skies on Saturday. Sunday, we'll see more clouds but the mercury will rise into the mid 40s. All in all, it looks like it is going to be a tremendous weekend of spring riding. Talk about closing out the season on a high note!
As an avid reader of the Weekly Newsletter, you know that Bolton Valley's closing day was planned for this past Sunday, March 31. Also, you probably already know that thanks to mid-winter conditions lasting into late March, the season is going into Extra Innings and Bolton Valley will be open for one final weekend on April 6 and 7. Our plan is to run the Vista Quad Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am - 4:00pm. Pretty much every trail off of Vista will be open giving you about 40 trails and glades to choose from. Lift tickets will be just $29 each day.
We plan to set the BBQ up on Saturday and you can grab a burger and a drink for just $6. The Tavern and Deli will also be open this weekend, each with a limited menu. Ski school will be offering private lessons all weekend for intermediate and advanced skiers looking for those late season tips for spring skiing and riding.
Thanks to deep base depths we plan to have about 11km groomed for both skate and classic skiing on our Nordic terrain. The remainder of our 100km of backcountry terrain will be open for the more adventurous souls. Nordic day tickets this weekend will be just $5.
The deadline for the early prices on season passes was on April 1st, but in honor of Extra Innings Weekend we have decided to give you one more shot at getting a 2013-14 Season Pass at a fairly reduced rate. When you purchase your pass before midnight on April 7th, you'll pay just $10 more than the early spring price for an All Access Season Pass and just $5 more than the early price for a Nordic pass. Season long leases and lockers are also on sale for just $10 more than the early price.
As another bonus, you can use your 2013-14 Season Pass to ski and ride this weekend for free.
Soon enough you'll be walking around in shorts and flip flops looking for a cool swimming hole to get some relief from the summer heat. Before you get into full summer mode, come up to Bolton Valley to enjoy one final weekend of spring skiing and riding.
Looking forward to seeing you on the mountain this weekend. I'll be helping out with the BBQ on Saturday, come by and say hello.