Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Events


It’s safe to say that we have had some wild weather this winter. A couple of weeks ago temps were in the 60s. Then before you know it, we got nearly 5 feet of snow. Thanks to these wild weather swings our spring event calendar has been a bit fluid. 

We initially had Pond Skimming planned for April 1, but when temps were hitting 60 in early March, we started to worry that we would not have enough snow left to pull it off on April 1. So, we moved the event up to March 25 and then bumped the Banked Slalom to Sunday, March 26. March 25 and 26 is the weekend of the Spring Thing and we saw Pond Skimming as a way to pack the weekend with events and festivities.

However, since we made that call we received nearly five feet of snow, which give us confidence that we can run Pond Skimming on the weekend of April 1 and 2. Also, the forecast for this weekend, March 25, looks a bit chilly for Pond Skimming. 

In an effort to let us provide the best possible day for Pond Skimming we will hold Pond Skimming on either April 1 or 2. We'll make a call and announce the final date on Tuesday, March 28 based on the forecast for the weekend.

The Banked Slalom has been moved up to Saturday, March 25 and the Snurfer Challenge will be held on Sunday, March 26.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Winter Storm Stella: 58" in 72 Hours



There are few words to describe what the past few days have been like. Winter Storm Stella rolled in with a vengeance Tuesday with copious amounts of snow. It may have passed now, but not before leaving behind a jaw-dropping 58". The Weather Channel has pegged us with the highest snow totals in the Northeast from the storm. I may be young, but personally I've never come close to experiencing the deepness of the snow and face shots that were to be had yesterday. Myths of powder that's so deep you have trouble breathing have been uttered in the James Moore Tavern before. But yesterday that myth became a reality. Don't forget that 2017-18 Season Passes are now on sale and you can ski and ride for free this season when you purchase next years pass. Check out the video below that was shot yesterday.




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

VT Vacation Week Events

Monday, February 27      
10am - 6pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

2 - 4pm: Camp fire, cookies and hot chocolate. Sit and warm up or just stop by in between runs! Fire will be held slopeside outside BV Sports.

10am - Noon: She Flies - Group Yoga & Arts for Girls (Two day event. $45)

Tuesday, February 28
10am - 8pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

4 – 5pm: Free magic show in Fireside Flatbread, upstairs in the Base Lodge.

10am - Noon: She Flies - Group Yoga & Arts for Girls (Two day event. $45)

6 - 7:30pm: Public Race Training. Run the gates on Beech Seal. $5 per person.

Wednesday, March 1
10am - 8pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

6 - 8pm: Free Ice Cream Social and kids’ movie in Fireside Flatbread upstairs in the Base Lodge.

Thursday, March 2
10am - 10pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

2 - 5pm: DUX the Balloon Man: Free balloon sculptures for everyone. Located in the main base lodge near Guest Services.

Friday, March 3
10am - 10pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

Saturday, March 4
7:30am - 2:30pm: Vertical Challenge Race for the whole family. All Day Frigid Infliction Adventure Race.

8:30am - 10pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

9pm - Midnight: Blue Fox performs live music in the James Moore Tavern

Sunday, March 5
8:30am - 6pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

6pm: Trivia Night in the James Moore Tavern

Monday, March 6
10am - 6pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

Tuesday, March 7
6:00 - 7:30: Public Race Training. Run the gates on Beech Seal. $5 per person.

10am - 8pm: The Sports Center is open with a pool, hot tub, sauna, bounce houses and games for the kids.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

50th Anniversary Semi Formal

Bolton Valley first opened on Dec. 26, 1966. This season marks our 50th Anniversary and we're throwing a party. Join us at The Ponds for an evening of merriment and stories from the past 50 plus years. The party will run from 7 - 11pm and include hors d'oeuvre, live entertainment, an ice sculpture, a photo booth with vintage Bolton Valley backgrounds, and a cash bar. Catch up with old friends and swap stories about your favorite Bolton Valley memories.

The doors will open at 7pm and we'll have special guest speakers at 8pm, including Bolton Valley founder Ralph DesLauriers.

After the speakers The Detonators will take the stage after the speakers to rock the night away. The Detonators began in 1995.  Rocking Vermont ski areas, street dances, functions, festivals and clubs with an unusual collection of rock, country and blues music that appeals to everyone. The band has developed its own style of tight grooves and high energy from years of performing together.

The party is $30 per person. We're looking to have a fun night out that's a little more "dressy" than regular Apres ski attire. If you'd like you can go with a tuxedo and Oscar's worthy evening gown. But a tie with jeans for the men and that little black dress for the women will work just fine.

Get Your Ticket Online Today

Call 802-434-3444 x2 to purchase by phone or stop by Guest Services to purchase in person.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Week Events Schedule

Holiday Week Events Schedule:

Monday, December 26

10 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.                 The Sportscenter is open. Come enjoy the pool, sauna, hot tub, a                                                             bounce house and games for the kids.

Noon - 8:00 p.m.                       Retro DJ Party in the James Moore Tavern and around the Base                                                             Lodge. We'll be playing music from the 60's through the 90's all day.                                                       Come dressed in your best retro ski clothes from any decade and join                                                          us at 4pm in the Tavern for a retro ski gear contest. The overall                                                                 winner will receive a 2016-17 All Access Season Pass.

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.                         Face painting in the Base Lodge

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                        Candlelight yoga all levels

4:00 p.m.                                   Retro ski clothing contest in the James Moore Tavern

4:30 p.m.                                   The debut of the first segment of our 50th Anniversary film. This                                                           piece explores the founding and development of the Backcountry.

Tuesday, December 27

10 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.                   The Sportscenter is open. Come enjoy the pool, sauna, hot tub, a                                                             bounce house and games for the kids.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.                          Camp fire, cookies and hot chocolate. Sit and warm up or just stop                                                         by in between runs! Fire will be help slopeside outside BV Sports.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                          Yoga all levels.


Wednesday, December 28

10 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.                     The Sportscenter is open. Come enjoy the pool, sauna, hot tub, a                                                             bounce house and games for the kids.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.                         Yoga all levels

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                             Yoga for skiers and riders

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                             Free magic show in Fireside Flatbread, upstairs in the Base Lodge.

Thursday, December 29

10 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.                      The Sportscenter is open. Come enjoy the pool, sauna, hot tub, a                                                            bounce house and games for the kids.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.                             Family Yoga

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                             Yoga all levels

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.                             Free Ice Cream Social and kids' movie at Fireside Flatbread.

Friday, December 30

10 a.m. - 10 p.m.                            The Sportscenter is open. Come enjoy the pool, sauna, hot tub, a                                                            bounce house and games for the kids.

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.                              DUX the Balloon Man: Free balloon sculptures for everyone!                                                                 Located in the main base lodge near Guest Services.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                              Slow flow yoga all levels


Saturday, December 31

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.                     The Sportscenter is open. Come enjoy the pool, sauna, hot tub, a                                                            bounce house and games for the kids.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.                           Yoga all levels

8:00 - 8:30 p.m.                               Torchlight Parade

8:30 - 9:00 p.m.                               50th Anniversary Fireworks: best viewed from the base lodge.

9:00 - 11:30 p.m.                             New Year's Eve Family Fun Night with DJ, inflatable attractions                                                           and the pool in the Sports Center.

9:00 - 1:00 a.m.                               New Year's Eve Party in Fireside Flatbread.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Opening Day Pushed up to Dec. 9

Good news skiers and riders! We had good snowmaking production over the weekend and were also aided by Mother Nature with some natural snow. In lieu of this, we have pushed Opening Day up by one day and will open for the season Friday, December 9. Lifts will run from 10am - 4pm with no night skiing.

While we have had two feet of snow in the past week, keep in mind that the snow fell on warm and wet ground. Water bars are still flowing and there are still plenty of thin spots. Our snowmakers are currently on a short break due to warm temperatures but will get back at it as soon as temps drop again. The mountain ops team is constantly assessing conditions and we'll have a better idea of what lifts and trails we can open by Thursday. As always, head over to the snow report for the most up to date info. See you Friday!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Opening Day Set For Dec. 10

Our snowmakers and mountain ops teams have been hard at work getting the mountain ready over the past week. Snowmaking began at the top of the Vista Quad and has moved down Sherman's Pass as production has allowed. Currently we are making snow just above the top of Mid-Mountain, and will continue to work our way down the mountain as temperatures allow.

Unfortunately, we have some warm and wet weather on our way mid-week. It looks like we'll see some of that dreaded rain Tuesday-Thursday with temps ranging from the high 30's to mid 40's. Due to this weather outlook we will stick with our planned Opening Day of December 10.

Keep checking the snow report for the latest updates.