Huge Spring Snowfalls Mean Extra Innings at Bolton Valley

Ski Area Extends Its Winter Season

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (3/27/2013) -

Receiving more than three feet of snow since March 15 is a game changer. Recent heavy snowfalls have made for what some skiers and riders may argue are the best conditions of the season. With this in mind, officials at Bolton Valley will extend the winter season. Originally set to close on March 31, Bolton will now remain open for one additional weekend of skiing and riding, April 6-7. The area will be closed midweek, April 1-5.

“When we realized we had the potential to prolong the season, it was a no brainer,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton Valley. “The spring conditions include mid-winter base depths, people want to keep skiing and riding, and we want to give our loyal guests another weekend to enjoy their winter home before the warm weather comes.”

The mountain anticipates about 40 trails of intermediate and advanced skiing and riding open for the last weekend of the season. The Vista Quad will be the solo lift for the weekend, but will take guests to a variety of terrain and trails. The Nordic Center also will be open.

Bolton Valley has set up bargain-basement prices on lift tickets for the final weekend as well. All day lift tickets will be $29 for all ages.

All 2012-2013 Bolton All-Access Season Passes, including night passes, will be valid on the Extra Innings Weekend. For those looking to purchase 2013-2014 season passes, and ski and ride for free for the remainder of this season, the deadline to purchase at the lowest price for next year is April 1.

The resort will offer a 36-Hour Sale from noon on Thursday, March 28 to midnight on Friday, March 29. During the 36-Hour Sale, one day lift tickets for the Extra Innings Weekend can be purchased for just $19. Also, ski and stay packages for the Extra Innings Weekend are just $58 per person, per night when booked by noon on Sunday, March 31.

For more details on the Extra Innings Weekend, visit www.boltonvalley.com/extrainnings.

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.