Bolton Valley Is Opening Early And Hosting Holiday Events This Weekend

Bolton Valley announces an early opening this Saturday, the grand opening of three new stores in the village, and a pass holder appreciation day.

What: Bolton Valley announces an early opening this Saturday,  the grand opening of three new stores in the village, and a pass holder appreciation day.

Who: Bolton Valley and the DesLauriers family

When: Saturday, November 24th

Where: Bolton Valley Resort         

BOLTON VALLEY, VT. (November 19, 2018) – Bolton Valley announced today that they will be opening early for the 2018/2019 Ski Season. Three pre-season bonus days have been added to the schedule—Saturday, November 24th, Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd—before fully opening for the season as originally planned on Saturday, December 8th.  

When Ralph DesLauriers ran Bolton from 1966 to 1997, he always strived to get the mountain opened the weekend after Thanksgiving. Now that DesLauriers is back at the helm, he is excited to do just that. “The early snow this year has been amazing – I love being able to open after Thanksgiving,” said DesLauriers, “It’s like old times.” 

Lift tickets will be $20 this Saturday, and the ski school will be out running free games on the kids hill.  

Bolton Valley is also announcing the grand opening of three new storefront locations at the resort: Big Rock Mountain Shop, Phoenix Book Nook, and the newly remodeled and expanded BV Deli and Espresso Bar. These locations will be open all weekend, from Black Friday through Sunday, November 25th.

The Phoenix Book Nook, a new partnership between Bolton Valley and Vermont’s own Phoenix Books, will be fully stocked and ready to help people find their next great read, early season lift tickets, good through Christmas day, will be available for $20, and pass holders will receive 30% off at the Big Rock Mountain Shop, as well as exclusive deals at the BV Deli all weekend.

In addition to spinning the lifts, Bolton Valley will be holding a full-day family-oriented pass holder appreciation day on Saturday. Things kick off in the Big Rock Mountain Shop with Ralph DesLauriers, owner and founder of Bolton Valley, donning his Alpen-Santa suit for a meet-and-greet and children’s holiday story reading from 10:00am to noon. Immediately following, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, kids and parents alike are invited for marshmallow roasting on an outdoor fire. 

Members of the DesLauriers family will be present all weekend to answer questions.  

Bolton Valley offers 71 trails for alpine skiing and riding, over 1200 acres of high elevation backcountry terrain, 15km of groomed Nordic trails, a complete Sports Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding. All-inclusive, true ski-to-your-door lodging packages are from $85/person/night. For more information visit or call 802-434-3444.