Spring Brings Sunset Skiing & Events to Bolton Valley

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (3/18/2015) -

Bolton Valley is not only a great destination for night skiing throughout the winter, but the resort also boasts some of the best sunset skiing on the east coast. Due to its western-facing slopes, the resort enjoys more afternoon and evening light than other mountains in the area. This gives skiers and riders incredible sweeping views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and Green Mountain peaks during twilight hours.

"Spring sunsets here are breathtaking," said Josh Arneson, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bolton Valley. "When other mountains pack up for the day around four o'clock, our night is just beginning. Standing at the top of the Vista Quad at seven o'clock watching the sun go down over Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks is truly an experience unique to Bolton Valley."

The resort is having one of its best seasons in recent memory, already topping 245" of snow. With a closing date of April 12, there is still about a month left of winter at Bolton Valley.

In addition to the sunset skiing, Bolton Valley has also lined up unique events in March and April to challenge skiers and riders while also embracing the fun atmosphere of spring skiing. The resort's biggest spring event is Pond Skimming, which is set for Sat. March 28. The goal is to skim across a man-made pond on skis or a snowboard and make it to the other side without falling in. This year's theme is "Monsters", complete with a visit from Vermont Lake Monsters team mascot, CHAMP! The winner will receive a 2015-16 All-Access Season Pass.

In addition to Pond Skimming, each weekend is filled with other events like the Bolton Banked Slalom, MegaDitch Box Challenge, an Easter Egg Hunt and more.

Season Passes for the 2015-16 season are also on sale during the spring months. Skiers and riders who purchase by the April 7, 2015 deadline will pay the lowest rate available and will also receive complimentary mountain access for the remainder of this season.

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 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 $59/person/night. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 802-434-3444.