Daylight Savings Means Sunset Skiing and Riding at Bolton Valley; Extended Hours Through the End of the 2011-2012 Season

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (3/14/2012) -

Sunset Photos Available 


Along with changing its clocks last Saturday night, Bolton Valley officials changed the hours of operation for skiing and riding for the remainder of the season. Now through the end of the season, the ski area will run its lifts until 5 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and until 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Afternoon tickets from 3-5 p.m. Sundays through Tuesdays are just $19 for all ages. Sunset skiing and riding tickets from 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays are just $29 for all ages and just $19 on Saturdays. Lifts will open at 10 a.m. midweek and 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Night skiing and riding will end March 24; after that date, hours will be 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. midweek and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends.

On March 22, SkiTheEast.net night comes to town with special $15 evening tickets available from 4-8 p.m., but only if skiers and riders bring the special SkiTheEast.net coupon code available on the contest page of SkiTheEast.net. Bolton has teamed up with SkiTheEast.net to add a raffle to go along with specials in the James Moore Tavern. SkiTheEast.net will also be giving away a Bolton Valley All Access Season Pass to one lucky SkiTheEast.net member.

“One of the best benefits of spring skiing and riding at Bolton Valley is the longer days and we take advantage of that,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. “We have sensational sunsets from our west facing slopes, a unique experience for anyone who has been skiing or riding all season long. It doesn’t get dark at 4 p.m. like it did in December and January. Most other resorts end their day in the shadows, while we ski and ride into the sunset with direct sunlight. The sky glows red and orange as the sun sets behind the Adirondacks, a view we enjoy from the top of Bolton.”

As always, Saturdays are Bolton After Dark with $19 night skiing and riding from 4 – 8 p.m. with $2 pizza slices, $2 PBR draft beer or soda and a free ski or snowboard movie. For more details about the change in hours and Sunset Skiing and Riding, visit boltonvalley.com.

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, 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 88km 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.