Bolton Valley Opens for the 2011-2012 Season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 11, 2011 3:12 pm

Snow makers at Bolton Valley Resort defied Mother Nature’s attempt at a warm winter and produced enough snow this week enabling skiers and riders the opportunity to celebrate opening day! Bolton Valley, Vermont’s most convenient ski area, just 30 minutes from Burlington and 10 minutes from Interstate 89 opened at 10 a.m. yesterday with two trails and two lifts.

To kick off the 2011-2012 season, Bolton Valley officials created a festive package of activities to complement skiing and riding on opening day. In addition to the inaugural turns on opening day, skiers and riders were invited to feast on various samples of some of Vermont’s finest food purveyors. Olivia’s Croutons and Two Guys in VT Soups, Vermont Natural Foods, Vermont Cookie Love, and Red Maple Granola were just a few of the companies offering samples of their wares from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to guests at Bolton.

Santa was closing act for the day at Bolton as Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrived around 4 p.m. to lead a tree lighting ceremony at the ski area. In addition, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 70 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park.

Early season lift ticket prices are $29 for adults and $24 for youth/college/seniors. The ski area is open today, Sunday, Dec. 11 and will then close for skiing and riding from Monday – Thursday. The ski area plans to re-open on Friday, Dec. 16 with skiing and riding from the top of the Vista Quad, weather and snow conditions permitting. Snowmakers will continue to make more snow as weather permits. For the latest snow conditions, visit