Bolton Valley Begins to Make Snow in Anticipation of Opening Day, Saturday, Dec. 8

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (11/26/2012) -

With a steady stream of snowmaking temperatures covering the region over the past week or so plus a bit of natural snowfall, Bolton Valley snowmakers have been at the ready and fired up the snowguns last night in anticipation of the area’s opening for the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season on Saturday, Dec. 8. Snowmakers will continue to make snow whenever temperatures permit.

Snowmaking photos are available for download here.

“The cold weather stretch has stayed on track and given us a good window of snowmaking opportunity – about two weeks out from opening day—which is about the amount of time we need to get trails open for the season,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing. “While some natural snow would be nice, so long as it stays cold and dry, we’ll continue to make our own storm.”

In addition to its snowmaking, on average, Bolton receives more than 300 inches of natural snow annually.

To make the most of the season, Bolton’s 2012-13 Powder Pass is available for $199/adults through Dec. 14. Cardholders receive five lift tickets on the pass, valid any day of the 2012-13 season, with no blackout dates. Multiple tickets may be redeemed in one day as well. The pass is available for $149/youth/college/senior. There is a limit of one 2012-2013 Power Pass per card holder. Once the five days are used, card holders may not purchase another Powder Pass this season.

For updates on opening day and snow conditions, guests should visit

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 or call 802-434-3444.