Bolton Valley Labor of Love Rail Jam and Sale during the 2011 Labor Day Weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 11, 2011 12:21 pm

BOLTON VALLEY, VT – Bolton Valley, where big mountain skiing and riding is convenient and affordable, is offering up a bit of “snow” this Labor Day Weekend at the Labor of Love Rail Jam, Friday evening, September 2. The window of opportunity is small with only one hour is available to satisfy ski and snowboard desires until the resort officially opens in December. However, resort officials expect that one hour to be a family fun-filled time. The friendly competition also is the kick-off to Vermont’s Largest Ski and Snowboard sale, held at Bolton Valley September 1-5 and September 9-11.

“To some it may feel like a tease to only be on snow for an hour and then have to wait another three plus months for the real deal,” said Josh Arneson, marketing director at Bolton Valley Resort. “But we expect it to be a fun time for kids and families, and it’s a perfect complement for the largest ski and snowboard sale in Vermont. We hope people will come out and celebrate a bit of pre-season fun with us and get psyched for what’s to come.”

Park makers will collect snow from a local ice rink and then cover the tennis courts next to the Sports Center. Skiers and riders will kick out the summer cobwebs on rails during the hour-long jam session. Prizes will be award to the best skiers and riders at the end of the jam as well as a few extra prizes being tossed out to all competitors. Registration and bib pick up begins at 5 p.m. and space is limited so participants are encouraged to pre-register online. The jam session costs $10 per person and begins at 6 p.m. with awards at 7 p.m.

Produced in conjunction with All Sports Sales the Ski and Snowboard Sale will include more than $1 million in inventory including products like skis and snowboards starting at $99 and kids snowboards starting at $59. Top manufacturer names will be sold including skis from Volkl, K2, Dynastar, Atomic, Elan, Rossi, Blizzard, Fischer and Roxy. Snowboards from K2, Burton, Forum, Atomic, Oxygen and Technine. There will also be a large selection of adult and youth clothing and accessories for sale.

Skiers and riders can purchase their Bolton Valley All Access Season Pass at the sale as well, and Bolton Valley pass holders receive an additional 5% off on ski and snowboard sale items. Passes are priced at $549 for adults and $159 for youth when purchased with an adult parent’s pass, but the rate will increase after September 26.

Ski and snowboard sale hours are Thursday from 4-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Monday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The sale will be held at the Sports Center located at the opposite end of the parking lot from the main base area of the resort.

The Richmond Farmers’ Market will also be climbing the hill to Bolton Valley on Sunday, September 4th. Vendors will set up outside of the Sports Center from 10am-2pm.

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