Snow Continues to Fall, Bolton Valley Ski Patrol Drops Ropes While Ski Area Officials Drop Lift Ticket Prices for Spring Skiing and Riding; Mid-Winter Conditions Now Available at Spring Rates

New Senior Passes Available for 2013-2014

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (3/20/2013) -

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With the first official day of spring in the books today, it’s looking a lot more like mid-winter than spring at Bolton Valley thanks to the 15 inches of new snow from yesterday’s last-day-of-winter storm. As snow continues to fall today, the only sign of spring is the lowering of lift ticket prices, and effective immediately lift tickets are just $39/day for adults and $29/youth, senior and college students. Prices are valid every day until the end of the season, including weekends.

In addition to saving more than $25 on daily lift ticket rates, ticket holders also have access to Bolton’s 100km of Nordic and backcountry terrains as well as the Sports Center, complete with heated pool, hot tub, sauna, and games for the kids. No other discounts or coupons may be applied to the spring lift ticket rates.

Seniors make out all right, too, with the addition of new senior age grouping for the 2013-2014 All Access Season Pass, which if purchased by April 1, offers free skiing and riding to the passholder for the remainder of this season. The new Senior Pass for ages 65-74 is $199 if purchased by April 1. And the new Senior Plus Pass, for those ages 75 and older, is $29.

All lift tickets are valid for skiing and riding until the lifts close for the day. For instance, a one-day lift ticket is valid until 8 p.m. on days night skiing is in effect; a separate night ticket is not needed. Night-only lift tickets are $19 and valid Wednesday-Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m.

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 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.