Arts and Skiing Integrated in Bolton Valley's 50th Anniversary SeasonBOLTON VALLEY, VT (12/19/2016) -
Local artist Natasha Bogar has been hard at work helping to beautify Bolton Valley. Her paintings of local landscapes can be seen around the resort in several places including on two new murals, in hotel rooms, the hotel lobby and the resort’s restaurants. Bogar will also lead nine classes this winter where she will guide guests through the creative process of making their own paintings.
This year is Bolton Valley's 50th Anniversary and Bogar has created two eight foot murals that drape the base lodge entrance. One mural depicts a Nordic skier on the trails with the alpine area towering above, topped by puffy clouds. The other shows the historic Wilderness chairlift on a powder day. A skier zips off to the left leaving a graceful line of tracks down the mountain. Both murals have a commemorative 50th logo embedded in the clouds.
“I love Bolton Valley, and not just for the skiing. Our awesome community of residents, staff, guests, and local skiers co-create the authentic Vermont ski village.” Bogar said. “Art has the power to transform spaces. My goal is to enhance the guests experience when they come to Bolton Valley. When they see my work, or take a class, it highlights the natural beauty of our area. I love when art is infused into a community with public art and education”.
Bogar has designed a series of Paint Night classes where she shares her knowledge of painting with people of all artistic abilities. Bogar’s teaching style allows for virtually anyone to have an enjoyable evening and walk away with a painting that they created on their own.
For those looking to take home some of Bogar’s work, her paintings and fine art prints are for sale throughout the resort. In addition, BV Sports will be selling a shirt with a 50th Anniversary design created by Bogar.
Bolton Valley first opened for skiing and riding in 1966 and this year the mountain is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The mountain offers 71 trails for alpine skiing and riding, over 1200 acres of high elevation backcountry terrain, 15km of groomed Nordic trails, a complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding. All-inclusive, true ski-to-your-door lodging packages are from $57/person/night. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 877-9BOLTON.