Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Dining and Activities

Winters at Bolton Valley are pretty busy with skiers and riders joining us day and night. Summers, however, have been relatively quiet for the past few years.

But that is now changing.

As you may have heard the DesLauriers family is back at the helm at Bolton Valley and highly involved in the community, they actually live slopeside in the Bolton Valley neighborhood. With the return to owners who live and work here, we are excited to introduce expanded dining and activities this summer.

Let’s start with food. New this summer, a hot breakfast will be served Tuesday – Sunday in Bailey’s, with Sunday featuring a brunch menu. The deli will fill in for breakfast on Mondays and will be open seven days per week for lunch, featuring sandwiches and wraps as well as an expanded selection of grab and go items and groceries.

Gather for dinner with the neighborhood five nights per week. Tuesday through Thursday the James Moore Tavern will feature appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and a selection of entrees. Friday and Saturday, catch the game on the big projection television in Fireside Flatbread while enjoying  flatbreads, wings, salads, beers and sodas.

In addition to tasty food, every good neighborhood party needs some fun games and a pool. The Sports Center will be activity central this summer. If you ski with us in the winter you are no doubt familiar with the pool, hot tub, sauna and bounce houses  located at the Sports Center. This summer, those favorite attractions will be joined by new activities such as swing set, slack line, corn hole, bocce ball, croquette, horseshoes, Can Jam and a disc golf "putting green”. You’ll even be able to gather around our bonfire and enjoy some S’Mores. Daily rates will apply and season long memberships are available. Each membership comes with a 20% discount on summer food and beverage. The Sports Center will be open Wednesdays through Sundays starting on June 25.

Please check the website for complete details, rates, and schedules. We are looking forward to seeing you around the neighborhood this summer.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Welcome Home Sale

Ralph DesLauriers founded Bolton Valley in 1966 and ran the mountain until the late 1990’s. After a 20 year hiatus Ralph has re-purchased the mountain with his son and daughter, Evan and Lindsay DesLauriers, and a small group of local investors. The three DesLauriers family members live slopeside at Bolton Valley and we're thrilled to have the DesLauriers family back home at Bolton Valley.

We'd like to invite you to join the DesLauriers' this season and we're excited to announce the Welcome Home Sale for 2017-18 Bolton Valley All Access Season Passes. Season passes for next winter had been on sale through early April at the lowest prices at which they are offered; the Welcome Home Sale extends that deadline through April 30.

A regular adult All-Access pass can be purchased for just $489 and passes for anyone age 7-17 start at $99. Bolton Valley's Ski Bum Pass, for anyone age 18-25, is also on sale for just $159.

Passes will be on sale at these special rates through Sunday, April 30. A complete list of pass products and rates is available online.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

End Of Season Schedule

We are getting toward the end of what has been a pretty great and powder filled season. Our last day is scheduled for Sunday, April 9 (Note, we will be closed for skiing and riding mid-week, Mon - Thurs 4/3 - 4/6.)

Ticket Pricing

  • Through Sunday, April 2: Regular pricing 
  • Monday - Thursday, April 3-6: CLOSED
  • Friday - Sunday, April 7-9: $19.66 All Ages 
Lift Schedule
  • Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31: 10am - 10pm
  • Saturday, April 1: 9am - 10pm
  • Sunday, April 2: 9am - 4pm
  • Monday - Thursday, April 3-6: CLOSED
  • Friday - Sunday, April 7-9: 9am - 5pm
Food and Beverage
  
 
Saturday 4/1
Sunday 4/2
Mon – Thurs 4/3 – 4/6
Tavern
11:00 AM-2:00 AM (kitchen until 9 PM)
11:00 AM-1:00 AM (kitchen until 9 PM)
All Food and Beverage outlets will be closed 4/3 – 4/6
Fireside Flatbread
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cafeteria
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Deli
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Poolside Lounge
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
South of Solitude
CLOSED
CLOSED

Food and Beverage
  
 
Friday 4/7
Saturday 4/8
Sunday 4/9
Tavern
11:00 AM-6:00 PM
11:00 AM-6:00 PM
11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fireside Flatbread
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
Cafeteria
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Deli
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Poolside Lounge
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
South of Solitude
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED

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.