Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How to Save on Lift Tickets

The return of snow has been a very warm welcome here at Bolton Valley. After a snowy start to the New Year, we went nearly a week without a glimpse of that white fluffy stuff until last night. Thankfully, Mother Nature returned in full force dropping 6" on us overnight. With more snow  on the way for the weekend, things are shaping up nicely for the MLK holiday.

We pride ourselves on being and affordable, family friendly mountain. When you visit, make sure to take advantage of the many ticket specials we offer. Here are five easy ways to visit Bolton Valley and save a buck or two.

1. Buy Online and Save: By far the easiest way to save is by purchasing your tickets in advance from our online store. Tickets are always lower than the window rate when purchased a day ahead of time.

2. Pink Powder Day: On January 22, Bolton Valley will be hosting a Pink Powder Day to benefit Susan G. Komen VT/NH. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Friday January 16 and will be only $29. $15 of your purchase will be donated to Susan G. Komen VT/NH. Remember, you must purchase in advance to redeem this ticket offer.

3. 50/50 Mondays: On Mondays, skiers and riders age 50 and over can enjoy 50% off All-Access Lift Tickets. For an added bonus we throw in 50% off rentals, groups lessons, and a special menu in the James Moore tavern.

4. Subaru and Hyundai Days: Are you a Subaru or Hyundai owner? If so, join us Jan. 29, Mar. 4, and Mar. 13 for your very own lift ticket specials. On Sundays, the promotion will allow owners to receive up to four lift tickets at 50% off the window rate for that day. On Fridays, you will receive one complimentary lift ticket with the opportunity to purchase three more at 50% off. Simply present your car registration at Guest Services to redeem your tickets.

5. Runs For Girls On The Run: On February 5 Bolton Valley will be raising money for Girls On The Run. Tickets must be purchased in advance by January 29 and will be only $29. $15 of your purchase will be donated to Girls On The Run.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Opening Day Planned for Thurs. Dec. 31

The snow guns were fired up last night and are currently blasting away. We have a window of cold weather that should last until Wednesday morning. The plan is to blow as much snow as possible through Wednesday morning, then groom on Wednesday night, and open for the season on Thursday, Dec. 31.

We've had a few false alarms on a date for Opening Day so far this season, and I won't blame you if you think we're like the boy who cried wolf. But, we really do seem to have slipped into a decent cold pattern that should stay around for a while. Even though we'll get a slight warm up on Wednesday, it should be brief and not too warm.

We plan to have Bear Run and Mighty Mite open on Thursday. Lifts will run from 8:30am - 8pm. Tickets will be just $49 adult and $39 youth/college/senior. Night skiing will be $19 for all ages starting at 4pm. The NYE Fireworks will start at 8:30pm.

We still have holiday week events happening this week including the NYE Fireworks and NYE Dinner. Call 802-434-6822 for NYE dinner reservations.

To keep everyone on the same page regarding hours for the weekend, we've created an actual page that lists out everything you need to know.
Be sure to keep an eye on the snow report for the latest details.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Opening Day Postponed

We are sorry to say that we will not be able to open this weekend. On Wednesday we were hopeful that the snow we made over the weekend would hold up. But, as you can see in the photo at the bottom of this post that was taken on Friday afternoon, the snow did not fare well in the nearly 70 degree weather and rain.

This leaves us once again waiting for temps cold enough to allow us to make snow. We do see some cooling starting on Sunday evening. We'll get back at it and fire the guns up as soon as we can.  Check the snow report for the latest updates on when we'll be able to open.

The Tavern will still be open on Friday at 5pm and each day this weekend starting at 11am. BV Sports and Guest Services will be open 8am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Deli will be open 7:30am - 8pm each day this weekend. The Sports Center will be open 10am - 8pm Saturday and Sunday.

We are still going to have most of our scheduled holiday week events including the NYE Fireworks and NYE Dinner. Call 802-434-6822 for reservations.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Day by Day

These unseasonably warm temperatures are really overstaying their welcome. Snowmaking has been shut down for the past several days because it has not been cold enough. The forecast for the next week shows some windows where temps will drop into the snowmaking zone, but most of those time periods are followed by a few days with temperatures above freezing. Our snowmakers will continue to make snow at every reasonable opportunity. However, at this point we are not able to guarantee an Opening Day. We are going to have to take a more day-by-day approach and plan to announce a date for Opening Day as soon as we are confident we can actually open on a specific day.

Keep checking the snow report for the latest updates.

In the meantime, you can still head up the mountain to pick up your pass, get your season long lease equipment, drop your board off for a tune or even grab a beer in the James Moore Tavern on Friday 12/18 or take a dip in the pool starting on Saturday.

Dinner and Drinks at The James Moore Tavern on Friday, Dec. 18

The James Moore Tavern will be open on Friday, Dec. 18. Mingle with your friends, grab a bite to eat and have a beer. Blue Fox will set the mood with live music. The menu will be limited but the conversations with your ski buddies will be lively. Doors will open at 5pm with dinner service until 9pm; open later for drinks. This is a one day only event. After Friday the Tavern will be closed until Bolton opens for skiing and riding.

Sports Center Opening on Saturday, Dec. 19

The Sports Center will be opening on Saturday, Dec. 19. This will include the pool, hot tub, sauna and games for the kids. Season pass holders and hotel guests will enjoy complimentary admission as usual. Daily use is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7-17 and free for 6 and under. Daily hours will be 10am - 6pm from Saturday until Bolton Valley opens for skiing and riding.

Pass and Lease Pick Up Schedule

BV Sports will continue to be open for pass printing and lease pick up through Sunday, 12/20. Hours are 9am - 4pm through Thursday; 2 - 7pm on Friday, 11am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Once the season starts, we'll be open for season pass and lease pick up every day that we are open for skiing and riding.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Postponing Opening Day to Dec. 19

They say good things come to those who wait. (I'm not sure who coined that phrase, but it's safe to say they were not a skier.) Keep that in mind though as you hear this next piece of news. We have decided to postpone Opening Day until Saturday, December 19. Our snowmakers have been doing the best they can, but cannot compete with the 40+ degree temperatures Mother Nature has been throwing at us over the past several weeks. The forecast for the next few days and into the weekend looks warm as well.

Our guys will get out there at every opportunity with the goal of getting the mountain open on Saturday, December 19. Check the snow report to stay up to date.

Pass and Lease Pick Up This Weekend

In the meantime BV Sports will continue to be open for pass printing and lease pick up from now through December 18. Check out the complete schedule. We've also added in a bonus off-site pass printing date this Saturday, December 12 at Alpine Shop. We'll be there from 10am - 5pm. Once the season starts, we'll be open for season pass and lease pick up every day that we are open for skiing and riding.

Powder Passes

Ski Five days for less than the price of three. Powder Passes are just $199 for adults and $149 for youths, college students and seniors. Hurry, the Powder Pass will not be on sale after December 13.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Smooth Sailing

We sure could have used some colder weather this week. As I'm looking out the window right now it's raining...again. I know it's only November 13th but I'm impatient. It's time for some winter weather, I want snow! Thankfully, things should turn over to some favorable flakes tonight, before we see "above average" temperatures again next week.

For those that haven't seen our exciting paving upgrades video, let me fill you in. The state improved upon last year's work they did on Route 2 and increased that paving back to Jonesville. In addition to the smoother ride on Route 2, we did some serious work on those lovely potholes just before the circle and the circle itself at BV. Check out the video below and see for yourself.

We are excited to announce that once again we will be offering several Cyber Monday specials. Starting at 12am on Monday, November 30, our Cyber Monday specials will go live for 24 hours. We will have $20 early season lift tickets, discounted Ski Bum Passes and more up for grabs. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to save or surprise someone with a great gift for the holidays.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

First Snowfall and More

As most of you probably know, Vermont and much of Northern New England received their first storm of the year over the weekend. The lingering foliage and frosted peaks combined for some beautiful views of the valley. Come up and see for yourself while enjoying the final weekend at Bailey's. This Friday and Saturday will be the final days of operation at Bailey's Restaurant. As always the deli will be open for breakfast and lunch.

While snow is still on your mind, don't miss out on our $29 All Access Lift Ticket Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 28. During this special 24 hour online sale, tickets will be just $29. If you plan on being at the mountain all winter, why not get paid for it also? Bolton Valley is hosting a job fair this Friday, October 23, from 10am-3pm in our Main Base Lodge. Stop by and meet the hiring managers for the various openings.