Bolton Valley Announces Over $400,000 in ImprovementsBOLTON VALLEY, VT (11/24/2015) -
Skiers and riders will soon return to the slopes of Bolton Valley for the 2015-16 winter season. When they arrive they will be greeted by over $400,000 of improvements. Upgrades were mostly focused around the base areas and include new pavement, work in the base lodge, upgraded hotel rooms and two new restaurants.
“The mountain has been buzzing all summer and fall.” said Josh Arneson VP of sales and marketing. “The first thing guests will notice is the new pavement at the top of the access road and in our main traffic circle. After a smooth arrival we hope everyone enjoys an improved Bolton Valley this season.”
Thirteen suites in the hotel have been renovated. Rooms received new floors, countertops, carpeting, furniture and bedding. The exterior of the hotel received a facelift as well with significant power washing and painting.
The Explorer Clubhouse is the hub of the kids’ ski and snowboard school. A new point-of-sale system and rental equipment outlet has been installed in the Clubhouse. This will create one stop shopping for parents of kids in ski school, streamlining the old system which required up to three stops before kids were ready for their lessons. Flooring on that level of the base lodge has also been replaced.
The Sport Center has been freshly painted and received significant roof work. Inside, guests can relax with a bite to eat at the new Poolside Lounge, serving wraps, sandwiches, paninis, beer and wine. Nordic skiers in need of rentals will be outfitted with new cross country ski rental equipment.
South of Solitude will make its debut at the Timberline Base Lodge. This new restaurant will serve up fresh, made to order, burritos and tacos daily.
Close to half of the ski area’s rental and lease fleet has been updated with new equipment. New ski boots, including expanded youth sizes, have been added along with a new selection of high end women's snowboards. Nearly all of the youth twin tip skis have been replaced with brand new selections from Line skis. A hefty amount of new adult equipment from Rossignol rounds out the upgrades to the rental equipment.
A completely rebuilt loading dock on the backside of the main base lodge will increase efficiency and help save energy. Dumpsters have been relocated and the number of trash cans around the ski area has been reduced to make way for three part dumping stations for garbage, compostable and recyclable materials. Base lodge lighting has also been upgraded to be more energy efficient.
Bolton Valley was the first in Vermont and the second in the U.S. to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. Approximately 100km of high elevation Nordic and backcountry terrain, a complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests. 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.