Do A Little Dance… Bolton Valley’s Snow Dance Last Week Helps Bring Happiness Back to Skiers and Riders

Ski area just 30 minutes from Burlington receives nearly a foot of new snow since doing a jig last Thursday

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (1/24/2014) -

Photos available – Photo Credit: Ryan Denning

Vermonters love their snow and thanks to a snow dance last Thursday, Jan. 16 at Bolton Valley Ski Area, it appears Mother Nature has taken notice of their moves.

Prior to the snow dance, the ski area had received 66 inches of natural snow and only 13 trails were open. Nordic trails were closed. However, upwards of a foot of new snow has fallen since about two dozen skiers and riders got their groove on in an effort to convince Winter to return. The ski area more than doubled its open trail count, now offering as of today 32 lift-served trails and 12km of skate skiing on its Nordic terrain.

In addition to the new snow, cold temperatures have returned to the mountains, and snowmakers are hard at work when they can to continue to make snow in order to open Timberline as soon as possible.

“We like to think our snow dance definitely influenced the weather makers,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton Valley. “Clearly the grand finale of the dance, with our Moose executing a ‘10’ in dipping the Bear, brought the dance home and sent a strong message that we’re not messing around. We hope we don’t have to get our dancing boots again this winter and are taking advantage of the return of winter for sure.”

Skiers and riders can anticipate 32 trails and 4 lifts for this weekend. Natural snow and snow showers are in the forecast as well.

To view the Snow Dance that brought winter back, visit Bolton Valley Access. For an up to date snow conditions report, visit

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 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 $84/person/night. For more information visit or call 802-434-3444.