Bolton Valley Will Open for the 2015 – 2016 Winter Season on New Year’s Eve

A Fireworks Display Will Kick Off the New Season

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (12/29/2015) -

Thanks to the recent cold weather, and a little natural snow, Bolton Valley Ski Area, the most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing just minutes from I-89, will open for the 2015-2016 ski and snowboard season on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31. Lifts will run from 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and the day will be capped off with a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. The weekend schedule is packed with family friendly events and activities.

After a very mild December Bolton Valley snowmakers took full advantage of a few recent cold snaps, including one that’s been ongoing since Sunday. They have been able to lay down enough snow on Bear Run and Mighty Mite trails to allow the mountain open for the season on Thursday, Dec. 31.

“We’re opening later than usual this season due to the rather warm December.” said Josh Arneson, vice president of sales and marketing. “But opening on New Year’s Eve does allow for some extra fun on opening day. The fireworks planned for New Year’s Eve will not only celebrate the New Year but also kick off the new ski and snowboard season in style.”

There are several other events and activities happening at Bolton Valley from Dec. 31 through Sunday Jan. 3. In addition to fireworks there will be a special New Year’s Eve dinner in the James Moore Tavern followed by a DJ Dance Party to usher in the New Year. On Saturday, the snowboard company Never Summer will be offering free snowboard demos to guests. The weekend wraps up with the Tell A Friend Tour on Sunday featuring a chance for guests to ski in the terrain park with professional skier Andy Parry.

Daily lift tickets for opening day through the weekend are $49 for adults and $39 for youth, college students and seniors. All ages tickets are just $19 beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Skiers and riders can find even deeper discounts on lift tickets when they purchase in advance at

Bolton Valley Ski Area is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing and riding. 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 71 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks. 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 and Vermont’s only top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests. For more information visit or call 802-434-3444.