More than 2 Feet of New Snow in the Past 10 Days Plus Snow Showers in the Forecast Through This Weekend

Combined with Nearly 100 Percent Open Terrain Will Make Even Good Ol’ Abe Happy at Bolton Valley This Presidents’ Week

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (2/14/2013) -

Receiving more than two feet of natural snow in the past 10 days, Bolton Valley, Vermont’s most convenient ski area just 30 minutes from Burlington and Montpelier, is ready for a snow-filled Presidents’ holiday week celebration. Flurries and short bursts of high-elevation snow are forecasted straight through the weekend. Bolton will offer approximately 60 trails for the weekend and holiday week for skiers and riders.

But despite the holiday, seasonal deals still exist at Bolton this week including slopeside ski and stay package starting at $144 per person per night. In addition to the Sports Center, guests can enjoy the Indoor Amusement Center in the Sports Center from 2 – 7 p.m. daily, complete inflatable jousting, bounce house, airborne adventure, giant obstacle course, Dance Dance Revolution, and a 14' video screen.

“We have solid mid-winter conditions with groomed and packed powder surfaces and the forecast for the week ahead looks good,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. “We’re keeping some of this season’s deals in play this week as well, plus opening for an extra night of night skiing this weekend. It should be a great week on the snow.”

In addition to its typical Wednesday-Saturday night skiing hours, Bolton will run the lifts until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 as well. Lift tickets are just $19 beginning at 4 p.m.

Bolton also will honor its 50/50 Monday offer to skiers and riders over the age of 50, even though it’s a holiday. Being 50, or a bit older, is a good thing and guests will receive 50 percent off lift tickets, rentals at Bolton Valley Sports, group lessons, and specials on the James Moore Tavern from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday.

College Night will continue on Wednesday as well. Students can ski or ride beginning at noon on Wednesday for $19. Current college IDs also garner $2 pizza slices, hot dogs and sodas in the base lodge cafeteria on College Nights including the Wednesday of the holiday week.

The famous Bolton After Dark continues on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 23 where guests can ski or ride for $19 from 4-8 p.m. Bolton After Dark is a great way for families to enjoy a Saturday night together in the outdoors, plus have a bite to eat as well. Inside the lodge, Fireside Flatbread is the place to be starting at 4 p.m. as well, offering up $2.00 flatbread slices and $2.00 sodas or PBR drafts. Starting at 4 p.m. a free showing of a Meathead Films ski movie will begin and loop throughout the evening.

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.