Upslope Snowstorm Leaves Behind 15 Inches of New Snow at Bolton Valley

More Snow in the Forecast for the Weekend

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (2/22/2013) -

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An upslope snowstorm whirled through Bolton Valley leaving behind 15 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours. Forecasters are predicting more snow for the weekend as well. The new snow arrives on the heels of the traditional Presidents’ Holiday Vacation Week, and just in time for the “second” vacation week that many local schools enjoy during the last week of February.

Midwinter conditions also lay the groundwork for solid skiing and riding right into March. As of today, Bolton has 67 of its 70 trails open with powder and packed powder conditions.

“We never tire of these quick upslope storms that cruise in here and leave behind a wealth of snow,” said,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. “We’ve had a very strong Presidents’ Holiday Week. Having this storm on the back end was icing on the cake and a great way to lead into Vermont’s vacation week. We’re offering powder and packed powder conditions. It appears winter is sticking around for awhile.

Bolton Valley is offering special activities throughout “Vermont’s vacation week” including Vermont Magician Tom Joyce performing on Monday; 50 percent off lift tickets on Tuesday with the donation of a jar of Vermont Peanut Butter, plus samplings all day at the ski area; Two “seatings” of a free ice cream social and a kids movie on Tuesday evening; Complimentary Dog Sled Tours (with season pass or lift ticket) on Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; The No Strings Marionette Company performing “The Snowmaiden” in Fireside Flatbread for kids ages 12 and younger on Thursday; and on Friday, complimentary Dog Sled Tours continue from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. a bonfire, complete with cookies and hot chocolate, will round out the week of celebrations.

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.