Skiing (and Riding) Santas Earn a Free Lift Ticket at Bolton Valley, Dec. 15

Skiers Can Pre-Purchase $25 Lift Tickets Valid from Opening Day through Christmas Day and a Special 12 Days Before Christmas Lodging Package Now Available

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (11/20/2013) -

On Sunday, Dec. 15, skiers and riders who arrive at Bolton Valley, conveniently located just 30 minutes from Burlington and 10 minutes from Interstate 89, dressed head to toe in official Kris Kringle attire will ski and ride free that day. This challenge is not for the faint at heart—a red hat won’t cut it. Guests must be dressed in the complete Santa package to earn the free lift ticket. Each year there are at least two dozen Santa sightings on the mountain during Skiing Santa Day.

To view photos from year’s past Santa extravaganzas, click here.

In addition, skiers and riders can cash in on $25 lift tickets, valid from opening day, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 (weather permitting), through Christmas Day. These special discounted lift tickets must be pre-purchased online and will not be available at the ticket window.

With more than a foot of natural snow received this season, Bolton Valley is ready to kick off the 2013-2014 season with these special deals. There is no limit as to how many tickets a skier or snowboarder may purchase, however these $25 lift tickets are on sale only through Sunday, Dec. 15.

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.boltonvalley.com/tickets-passes-rentals/specials-ticket-packs/Happy-Holidays-$25-Lift-Tickets and make a purchase online. Then print out the voucher to redeem a lift ticket. Pre-paid vouchers may be presented at Guest Services in the base lodge and exchanged for a lift ticket for that day.

A special Happy Holidays Lodging Package also is available for the 12 days before Christmas, from Dec. 13 through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2013 from $65/person/night. The package includes a slopeside hotel room for two for one night and a day of skiing. A continental breakfast and access to the Sports Center with indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, also are included with the package.

For details, visit www.boltonvalley.com.

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 and Vermont’s most extensive night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests. All-inclusive, true ski-to-your-door lodging packages from $84/person/night. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 877-9BOLTON.