Bolton Valley’s Snowshoe Shuffle, Feb. 8, To Raise Money and Support the American Lung Association

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (1/29/2014) -

Bolton Valley, Vermont’s most convenient ski area just 30 minutes from Burlington, once again will host the Bolton Valley Snowshoe Shuffle, a 5K walk or run on snowshoes, to benefit the American Lung Association, on Saturday, Feb. 8. The event will be held on a specially designed course at the Bolton Valley Nordic Center and will include several hills, groomed trails and single track. All abilities are welcome, from those who have never been on snowshoes to seasoned racers.

Fundraising efforts support the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Directly following the event, an awards ceremony will be held and prizes will be given to the top three male and female runners and top individual and team fundraisers.

Pre-registration is $35 and includes a drawstring backpack while supplies last; day-of registration is $40. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to participate and raise additional money for the American Lung Association. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a free alpine ski pass from Bolton Valley.

All proceeds from the 2014 Bolton Valley Snowshoe Shuffle support the Lung Association’s research, education and advocacy efforts.

The Bolton Valley Snowshoe Shuffle 5K begins at 10 a.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. For more details or to register for the event, visit go.lungne.org/Snowshoe2014.

With one of the highest base elevations of any Vermont Nordic Center, at 2,100 feet, The Bolton Nordic Center receives plenty of natural snow for its 100 km of terrain—earlier in the season and more often—and keeps it longer so guests can enjoy the pristine trails, lined with snow-covered balsam firs, where they may even find an animal track or two. Instruction is available for beginner groups, Nordic Kids, backcountry skiers plus private lessons for all abilities in classic and skate skiing.

About the American Lung Association of the Northeast
The American Lung Association of the Northeast serves CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT. We are part of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health organization in the U.S. Established in 1904 to combat tuberculosis; our mission today is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The focus is on air quality, asthma, tobacco control, and all lung disease. www.LungNE.org

Bolton Valley Ski Area is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing and riding. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 71 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks.

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 $84/person/night. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 877-9BOLTON.