Bolton Valley Partners with Richmond Food Shelf in Two Week-long Food Drive

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (2/8/2012) -

Bolton Valley, Vermont’s big mountain skiing and riding just 30 minutes from Burlington, will partner with the Richmond Food Shelf in order to collect food for those in need this winter.

Through Feb. 17, skiers and riders who bring a non-perishable food item to the Bolton Valley Sports Shop will receive a special Wax and Tune—a $5 wax (retail: $10) and $10 tune including edge sharpen and wax (retail: $20).

On Feb. 15, those who donate two non-perishable food items will receive $10 off their lift ticket for that day. Guests should bring their food items to the Bolton Guest Service desk to receive the special discounted lift ticket.

Anyone who donates through Feb. 17 also will be entered into a raffle to win one of two Bolton Valley hoodies. Guests will receive one raffle ticket per food item donated.

“People were affected by Irene and are still trying to get back on their feet and grants and funding have been cut for various programs,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. “We hope the food we collect in the next two weeks will help stock the shelves for the winter and spring.

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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.