Bolton Valley’s Labor of Love Rail Jam

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 23, 2012 11:20 am

For those of you who can’t wait any longer to get back on the snow again, you’re in luck! Bolton Valley Resort, the big mountain skiing resort located in Vermont, is offering up a bit of snow Labor Day Weekend at the Labor of Love Rail Jam, Friday evening, August 31. Although there will only be one hour available to satisfy ski and snowboard desires, it should be enough snow to tide them over till Bolton Valley officially opens in December and make for a family fun-filled occasion.

“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, sales and marketing director at Bolton Valley. “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, which is being held from Thursday through Monday. We hope people will come out and celebrate a bit of pre-season fun with us and get psyched for what’s to come.”

Terrain park makers will acquire this magical “summer snow” by ingeniously collecting snow from a local ice rink and piling it it on top of the tennis courts next to Bolton’s Sports Center. Skiers and riders will kick off their summer-cobwebs and hit the rails during the hour-long jam session. The best skiers and riders will be awarded prizes at the end of the jam, as well as some extra prizes to other lucky competitors. Registration and bib pick up begins at 5 p.m., $10 per person, though participants are encouraged to pre-register online due to high demand for this awesome event. The jam session begins at 6 p.m. with awards at 7 p.m.

In addition to the rail jam, Vermont’s largest ski and snowboard sale will be held in the Sports Center at Bolton Valley, from Aug. 30 – Sept. 3. Produced in conjunction with The Ski and Snowboard Liquidation Center, a New England company with years of experience producing large scale ski and snowboard events, 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, and Nordica as well as adult snowboards from Burton, Forum, K2, and Atomic. Youth ski packages begin at $99 for used and $199 for new. A huge selection of adult and youth clothing and accessories also will be for sale.

To round out the weekend, the Run Strong VT 5K, a new trail race and disaster relief fundraiser to benefit ReBuild Waterbury, an organization working toward rebuilding Waterbury after the destruction from Tropical Storm Irene one year ago this month, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1. The race cost is $35 and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit ReBuild Waterbury.

Skiers and riders will also be able to purchase their Bolton Valley All Access Season Passes at the sale. Passes are priced at $569 for adults and $159 for youth when purchased with an adult parent’s pass, but the rate will increase after Sept. 24. Bolton Valley pass holders will get an additional 5% off items purchased at the sale.

This event has it all…including snow! So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to getting even more psyched for next season. For more information on Bolton Valley’s Labor of Love Rail Jam and Ski and Snowboard Sale, go to