Bolton Valley Presents Family Week at Vermont’s Most Convenient Ski Area Feb. 25-March 1

School Vacation Week Festivities Continue Plus 50% Off Lift Tickets on Tuesday By Donating a Jar of Vermont Peanut Butter

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (2/21/2013) -

While Presidents’ Week is the typical school vacation week for many in New England, Bolton Valley continues to remember those families and schools that enjoy winter vacation on alternative dates. To help families celebrate winter, Bolton Valley presents its new Family Week from Feb. 25-March 1. Magicians, dog sledding and more will complement mid-winter skiing and riding conditions.

On Monday, Vermont Magician Tom Joyce, known for his humor with both kids and adults alike, will perform from 4-5 p.m. in Fireside Flatbread in the main base lodge.

Tuesday is Vermont Peanut Butter Day, where when skiers and riders bring a jar of Vermont Peanut Butter they will receive 50% off a lift ticket for that day. All the peanut butter collected will be donated to the Vermont Food Bank. Folks from Vermont Peanut Butter also will be on hand to offer free samples of their peanut butter.

Two “seatings” of a free ice cream social and a kids movie will be held in the Bryan Room on Tuesday; one from 4-5:30 p.m. and a second from 6-7:30 p.m.

Complimentary Dog Sled Tours will be offered on Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guests should meet at the Nordic Center to join the tour.

On Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. the No Strings Marionette Company will perform “The Snowmaiden” in Fireside Flatbread for kids ages 12 and younger.

And on Friday, complimentary Dog Sled Tours continue from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. a bonfire, complete with cookies and hot chocolate, will round out the week of celebrations.

All participants must have a Bolton Valley Season Pass or lift ticket valid for the day to receive the complimentary Dog Sled Tour.

“We have solid mid-winter conditions with groomed and packed powder surfaces and the forecast continues to look good into next week,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. "We know not everyone shares the same school vacations so we’re hoping families that have the last week in February off will take advantage of some of the fun activities we have planned.”

Bolton Valley is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington and Montpelier, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 70 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park.

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 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 $79/person/night. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 877-9BOLTON.