Friday, March 22, 2013

20 Inches Since Tuesday and Pond Skimming!

It may be spring on the calendar, but it looks like deep midwinter here at Bolton Valley. Check out these photos from Wednesday morning...and remember, add 3 - 4 more inches of snow to what you see. 
There's not much 'splainin' to do in terms of weather this week. It could basically be summed up with one statement: We got a ton of snow. But, I suppose if you're looking for the particulars you'd want to know that our storm total was between 18-19 inches. And, that the temperatures look to keep that snow around for the foreseeable future. Going into the weekend there is a chance of snow on Friday and Saturday with comfortable temps in the low 30s. Sunday could live up to its name as we may see some sunny skies. Not bad as we near the end of March, not bad at all. 
Trails and Conditions:
This weekend we will have 5 of our lifts running, including Timberline and Wilderness. Timberline will open at 10:30am on Friday; Wilderness will come in on Saturday at 10am. We project a near 100% opening for the weekend, as 68 of our 70 trails should be online.  
The snow this week started on the heavier and wetter side, but quickly transitioned into that lighter, more delicate powder we are all so fond of. So the combination of snow types has not only helped to pack down a tad more on the base, but it has also provided some really ideal surfaces to ski on. Both the groomed and ungroomed trails remain soft and should stay that way into the weekend. Whatever trails you choose to hit this weekend (or heck, maybe you plan to hit them all) you're going to be in store for a treat. From from the snow-filled woods to the groomed terrain, there’s really no going wrong.
Spring Lift Ticket Prices
With the mountain in the great shape that it is and spring lift ticket rates that let you ski on the cheap, there's no reason to stay home. Here's the lift ticket pricing for the rest of the season:
  • $39 for an Adult Full Day ticket
  • $29 for a Full Day Youth, Senior, or College Student ticket
  • Just $19 for an "all ages" Night Skiing ticket (4-8pm)
Please note: No other discounts or coupons may be applied to spring lift ticket rates.
Great snow, great weather, lots of open trails and bargain lift tickets would all be reason enough to get out on the hill this weekend. But we don't stop there. Call us overachievers, go ahead. For the rest of the month, we're keeping the fun going on and off the slopes.
Pond Skimming and Other End-of-March Happenings! 
This Weekend:
On Friday (3/22) head to the JMT for a performance from Donna Thunders and the Storm from 8- 11 pm. Quell your burning legs with the evening's Long Trail specials.
On Saturday (3/23) the biggest event of the year returns to Bolton Valley and this time, it's Rock 'n Roll themed. WIZN presents Rock 'n Roll Pond SkimmingWhat's pond skimming you ask? Let me give you a visual. We groom out a tasty incline and build a pond. You throw on your best rock-themed costume and your skis or snowboard and head down that incline in an attempt to cross the pond. And to the victor go the spoils, as one adult and one youth winner will take home a2013/2014 All Access Season Pass for the best skim. Registration begins at 10am, skimming commences at 1pm. The entry fee is just $5 per skimmer and you must have a lift ticket or season pass to enter. For those who don't care to skim, come spectate! There will be great music and even better splashes. WIZN radio host Joey Vega will be the special guest announcer for the afternoon. 
Also on Saturday, Blue Fox appears for some live tunes in the JMT. Be there from 8-11pm. And don't miss the last trivia night of the season this Sunday with Mike Germano, from 6-8pm. 
Next Weekend:
We'll keep the Rock 'n Roll theme alive on Saturday March 30th for Spring Ski and Ride Karaoke! So grab your hairbrush and come in costume because we'll give away a 2013/2014 All Access Season Pass to one adult and one youth winner. 
And on Easter Sunday, we'll throw on our bonnets and whip out our egg-detecting radars for a good old fashioned Easter Egg Hunt. Kids aged 12 and under won't want to miss the candy and prizes the bunny has in store. 
Season Passes: Lowest Pricing of the Year!
Although you wouldn't know it from a quick glance's almost April 1st. And maybe a little bird told you that was an important date for some reason. Okay the bird was me. The date is important because I want to save you money. That way you'll have $4 to spare to buy me a waffle. We're talking the lowest prices of the year on Season Passes folks and you only have a little over a week to get to it! Get your 2013/2014 All Access Season Pass before April 1st!