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.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Navigating October

I hope you are as excited for the upcoming season as I am. The month of October always brings with it an interesting mix of emotions for me. As much as I would love to pause time and enjoy the beautiful scenery that comes with the fall foliage, I would just as soon time travel to December and ski season. Until then I'll continue to daydream of hot chocolate, waffles, Power days and rewarding myself after a long day with a beverage in the James Moore Tavern. As they say, patience is a virtue.

If you're worried you missed out on foliage this year, think again. It is just beginning to peak at Bolton Valley, plus Bailey's Restaurant is open on Fridays and Saturdays. Take advantage of our Foliage Lodging Specials and come stay in the heart of the changing seasons. Want to catch first chair on opening day? Pick up your pass ahead of time, we are printing passes in the Burlington area throughout the month of October. Come see us at one of these convenient locations and skip a stop at guest services so you can head straight to the lift.

Off-Site Season Pass Printing and Sale Dates:

Fri. Oct. 16: UVM Davis Center in Burlington. 10am - 3pm

Sat. Oct. 17: Alpine Shop in South Burlington. 10am - 5pm

Sun. Oct. 18: Ski Rack in Burlington. 11am - 4pm

Mon. Oct. 19: UVM Davis Center in Burlington. 10am - 3pm

Sat. Oct. 31: Ski Rack in Burlington. 10am - 6pm

Friday, September 18, 2015

Seasons Change

It's a beautiful time of the year around Bolton Valley.  When the awkward temperatures mean sweatshirt weather in the morning and nearly succumbing to heat stroke by early afternoon.  Looking around at some of the fall foliage beginning to appear throughout the trees you can feel something is coming....WINTER!
Photo taken 9/17

As much as I enjoy this peaceful time of the year here at Bolton, we are all anxiously awaiting the return of all you skiers and riders.  So when your mind begins to drift off, daydreaming about that epic powder day last season in Devils Playground.  Just know we're here, waiting.

Don't forget the season pass deadline is just a few days away.  Set yourself up for the season with a Bolton Valley All Access Season Pass.  Passes are currently selling at a discounted rate, but after Monday, September 21, those rates will increase.  Get your pass today.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hop Jam Weekend

Welcome to Hop Jam Weekend.
We trust you are just as excited as we are for this weekend. The Hop Jam line up of beers and bands looks tremendous and the weather forecast is simply stunning with partly sunny skies and highs in the 70s. This has all the right ingredients for a spectacular event. Enjoy.

Weekend Event Schedule

Friday - Mash Bash: The Hop Jam Pre-Party
The Mash Bash will be held at the James Moore Tavern and there will be beers from 15 breweries at the event. Doors open at 5pm, dinner will be served until 9pm and the Tavern will stay open until 2am with a DJ spinning tunes to give you time to socialize and try out a few more beers.

Saturday Morning - 5K Trail Run
Jump into the Bolton Valley 5K to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. This 5K trail run will be on Bolton Valley's Nordic trails and all the proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
•    7 - 8am: registration at the Nordic Center for $30
•    9am: 5K race start

Saturday – Hop Jam
Hop Jam doors open at 11am for BIP ticket holders and noon for general admission. The event runs until 10pm.

Sunday Morning - Hangover Brunch
Fuel up at the Hangover Brunch on Sunday Morning. The Hangover Brunch will be held in the James Moore Tavern from 8-11am.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Closing Time

So, once again we find ourselves here. 
But, that "here" is an ambiguous location, one that can mean any number of places for any number of people. Maybe it's closing weekend on your last runs of the winter. Maybe it was the rental shop where you tried on your first pair of ski boots and winced in agony as they vacuum sealed around your foot. Maybe it was Devil's Playground with your youngest daughter for another round of steep, adrenaline-pumping euphoria on the deepest day of the season. Maybe it was alone by the fire in the Tavern as you enjoyed a drink or three during a warm and well-deserved vacation. Maybe it was all of these places. Or somewhere else entirely.
Regardless of where "here" is for you, it's special. It's a unique moment of realization when everything fades away and all that's left is a sense of being. Of respite. Of comfort. It's what living in the moment really means, and it's something we strive to provide here at the resort every day. We set out this fall to make you feel at home. With any luck, by the end of the spring, we succeeded.
Hopefully you've found yourself this winter. And hopefully you continue to do so in the coming years. Thanks for reading, watching, clicking and sharing this season. Enjoy the final day on the slopes and we'll see you in December.

Friday, April 10, 2015

This Is It

Welcome to closing weekend! $19 night skiing tickets starting at 4pm, $10 off the rack rate when you purchase tickets in person at the resort and even more savings found buy ordering tickets online!

That's a bittersweet statement for oh so many of us. Despite the warming temperatures, more frequent sunshine, rotting snow and impending summer, few of us are truly prepared to hang up our boots and jackets for another eight months. But, that's precisely why we must.

If winter came every day, we wouldn't appreciate it, yearn for it and feel at home in it nearly as much as we do now. And, while I'm sure everyone reading this is just as happy to slide downhill on snow as I am, I think we can all agree it's time for a little warm weather. Regardless, it was a fun year filled with memories.