Our season ends on Sunday, so this will be the last time I address you in the '13/'14 season. That's bittersweet for this snow reporter. First, it means that yours truly doesn't need to get up at 4am anymore (Yes!), but it really means the winter is ending, snow is melting and the mountain won't be open for another eight months. Sad face. It also means no more weekly snow updates delivered right in your inbox, which I know you're all upset about. Seriously, though, it's going to be weird come Monday morning, so let's not think about that. How about we rap about what's going on this weekend. Cool? Cool.
How's the snow?
Sure, we love pow days and nights when it's absolutely pouring down snow, but there really isn't anything that quite compares to spring skiing. Bluebird skies, soft corn turns and temperatures in the 40's & 50's are our reward for suffering through January's quirks and the deep-freeze of February. It's all worth it when we can strip off the puffy coats, open the vents on our snow pants and ski without gloves or goggles at the end of the season. And, hey, that's where we're at right now.
We've been running four lifts through the midweek days, but Wilderness comes back to life on Saturday and all six lifts will run through the weekend to close out the year. Seventy trails will be open to the public, so you'll be able to make turns anywhere your heart desires. Hit up your favorite runs a couple more times before they're back to green pastures. There's a chance of light precipitation early Saturday, but it should move out by the afternoon, and Sunday looks mostly sunny. Not a bad sendoff to another ski & ride season!
Shred Bolton and our park sharks have had a great year, and they deserve a going-away party, too. Enter, the Long Shot Mega Box Challenge. Every box we have, strung together into one giant super mega wicked awesome box. Patent pending. Hurtle down the hill and get as far as you can to win some schweet Burton, Line & J Ski schwag. We'll have an on-snow DJ pumping the tunes and a rail jam following the event.
This is my last sign off for the season, and I just want to say thanks to everyone who's read this letter, snow reports, put up with the jokes & puns (both the clever and terrible ones), watched BV Access or interacted with us online throughout the year. I've appreciated all your comments, feedback and questions, and you've made it a really fun year. Thanks for that.
Most importantly, thanks for skiing with us here at Bolton Valley, and I'll see you out there this weekend!