Cold Weather Operations Policy

Bolton Valley Cold Weather Operations Safety Policy

Cold weather is defined as any temperature that can negatively affect the body’s thermoregulatory system. Using this fact and Bolton Valley’s priority for the safety of our guests as well as our employees, management will determine to reduce or shut down ski operations based on the following criteria:

NOAA’s wind chill chart, weather forecasts from Bolton Valleys contracted weather service, the Burlington VT national weather service, other weather forecasting agencies and our own weather stations on the mountain will be utilized in determining the decision for modifying lift operations.  The wind chill Chart is available at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/windchill-images/windchillchart3.pdf  

When projected temperatures and wind chills are forecast to be in the 30 minute frostbite warning (-20 degrees and below) during hours of operation the upper mountain lifts will be evaluated for closing. The lower mountain lifts will remain open pending wind conditions.

When projected temperatures and wind chills are forecast to be in the 10 minute frostbite warning (-34 degrees and below) during hours of operation night skiing operations will be closed.

Our objective is to provide a fun, safe and enjoyable experience here at Bolton Valley. We appreciate your patience and understanding of this policy.

 

“Safety Happens by Choice, Not Chance”