Weekend Snowstorm Drops Two Feet of New Snow on Bolton Valley;

2012-13 All-Access Season Pass On Sale Thursday at the Lowest Prices to Be Offered

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (2/27/2012) -

Photos available showing new snow from weekend snowstorm at Bolton Valley

An upslope snowstorm whirled through Bolton Valley this past weekend, beginning on Friday and not letting up until late Saturday night but not before dropping two feet of new snow on the ski area’s 70 trails. The first big snowstorm of the season provided fresh tracks and powdery tree skiing on Sunday and has laid the groundwork for mid-winter conditions for skiers and riders right into March.

“This storm was long overdue for sure,” said Josh Arneson, director of sales and marketing at Bolton. “We had a very strong Presidents’ Holiday Week. Having this storm on the back end was icing on the cake and a great way to lead into Vermont’s vacation week. We’re offering powder and packed powder conditions. For those who thought winter was over, think again. Even if it has left the valleys, it’s alive and well in the mountains.”

Bolton Valley’s 2012-2013 All-Access Season Pass goes on sale Thursday, with the lowest prices that the passes will be offered—and the same low prices that were offered last spring. In addition, those who purchase their passes before the April 3 deadline will ski and ride for free every day of the remainder of the 2011-2012 season.

A 2012-13 Bolton Valley All-Access Season Pass includes:

  • Unlimited alpine skiing and riding
  • A 20% discount on rentals, retail shop purchases, group ski and ride lessons, and lodging (includes condos, suites, or hotel rooms)
  • Sports Center Membership including access to an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna
  • Access to 88km of Nordic and backcountry terrain

Here’s a sampling of 2012-13 Season Pass prices (exclusive of sales tax):

  • Adult $449
  • Youth $159 (when purchased with parent’s Adult Season Pass)
  • Youth $269 (when not purchased with parent’s Adult Season Pass)
  • Child $25 (ages 6 and under)
  • Senior $269

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 www.boltonvalley.com or call 802-434-3444.