Bolton Valley $35 Lift Tickets to Help “Lift Up” Someone In Need; A portion of the Proceeds to Be Donated to the Vermont Foodbank

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (2/10/2012) -

Next week only, in four Vermont locations, Bolton Valley will sell a limited number of $35 lift tickets and $3 from each lift ticket will be donated to the Vermont Foodbank to help lift up someone in need.

For every $1 donated, the Vermont Foodbank can help provide six meals to Vermonters in need. That means that every person who participates in this promotion will be helping to create 18 meals for their neighbors.

“We partnered with the Vermont Foodbank after Tropical Storm Irene and now that it’s winter, it made perfect sense to partner with them again, when people are still struggling either because of Irene damage, a tough economy or another situation,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. “Knowing that part of the sale from your lift ticket will create 18 meals is pretty cool—there’s no better feeling than knowing you’re helping your neighbors and those in need in your community. With the Vermont Foodbank, we can feel assured that meals will be distributed to those who need them.”

Only 250 lift tickets will be sold per location and there is a limit of two tickets per customer. Lift tickets are valid for a day of skiing or riding any day this season excluding holidays (Feb. 18-26, 2012). Tickets are valid until the end of the 2011-12 Season. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets purchased at the sale are not valid at the lifts and must be turned in at Guest Services for a lift ticket on the day you would like to ski. Tickets may not be resold. Tickets are valid for all ages, but may not be used in conjunction with other offers. No other discount programs apply to this offer.

Tickets may be purchased on the following days at the following locations, from 4-7 p.m., while supplies last:

Monday, February 13th
Lenny's Shoe and Apparel
Highgate Commons Plaza
295 Swanton Rd. St. Albans, VT

Tuesday, February 14th
Lenny's Shoe and Apparel
359 North Main St. Barre, VT

Thursday, February 16th (this sale only runs until 5:30pm)
Ski Haus of Vermont
6 Merchants Row Middlebury, VT

Friday, February 17th
Onion River Sports
20 Langdon St. Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 280 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. In FY2011, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonters. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. To learn more about hunger in your community and to take action against hunger and poverty in Vermont, visit us on the web at

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 88km 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 or call 802-434-3444.