March Brings Beautiful Sunset Skiing and Spring Event Lineup to Bolton Valley

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (3/12/2013) -

Bolton Valley, just 30 minutes from Burlington and Montpelier, is not only a prime destination for sunset skiing, but also is filled with spring events on weekends during March. With daylight savings in full swing, skiers and riders will find longer days and more time on the slopes to enjoy some of Vermont’s most incredible scenery.

Bolton Valley is known for its distinctive westward-facing slopes that offer sweeping views of brilliant Lake Champlain, as well as The Adirondacks and Green Mountain peaks such as Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield. Open Wednesday through Saturday until 8 p.m., Bolton provides a convenient location for a unique sunset skiing experience.

“When four o’clock hits, many of the other mountains in the region are packing up for the day; we’re only just beginning,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. “In addition to the longer days and warmer temperatures, March also brings a variety of spring events to Bolton Valley.”

Every weekend for the remainder of the month, guests can expect to enjoy an exciting lineup of events.

March 16 the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge stops at Bolton Valley. Skiers and riders of all ability levels compete in a casual and spirited downhill race.

March 17 is Skier and Rider Appreciation Day. Several activities will fill the day including a rail jam, free samples of Vermont Specialty Foods and a leprechaun costume contest. Season Pass holders will also be pleased to know that friends who accompany them on this day will receive $10 off the retail rate of full day and half day lift tickets.

March 23, WIZN presents Rock and Roll Pond Skimming at Bolton Valley, where ambitious skiers and riders attempt to travel across a man-made pond. Rock stars and musicians will be the theme this year, so bring your best air guitar and sticks for your skim across the pond.

March 30 is rock star-themed Spring Ski and Ride Karaoke. One adult and youth winner from this plus pond skimming will receive a 2013/2014 All Access Season Pass.

March 31, Easter morning, at 9 a.m., Bolton Valley will host an Easter Egg Hunt for children 12 and under.

More details about all these spring events can be found at www.boltonvalley.com/springevents.

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.