Bolton Valley

4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton Valley , VT (Driving Directions to Bolton Valley)
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Last Updated: 4/19/2014 8:15 PM

Bolton Valley Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 23 Beginner
  • 22 Intermediate
  • 14 Advanced
  • 5 Expert
Skiing and riding, friendly, professional staff to assist at every turn and 5,200 acres of pristine wilderness make Bolton Valley one of Vermont's crown jewels. Many Vermont locals call Bolton Valley their home away from home, and visitors can get a true taste of the quintessential Vermont experience at a relaxed pace, without all of the hustle and rush of ... everyday life.

An oasis from the assault of pressures and stress... a sanctuary, where beauty, adventure and a sense of community will give you back your sense of well-being, all without breaking the budget.

Stats: Bolton Valley has 64 trails, 6 lifts, night skiing available on 12 trails, 3 terrain parks, 1704' vertical drop, 3150' peak.
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Bolton Valley Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Bolton Valley Operations

Status

Closed

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 6

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 64

Weekend Hours

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Bolton Valley Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,496 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

1,704 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

3,150 ft

Bolton Valley Ski Pictures and Photos

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Bolton Valley Reviews & Tips (100)

DON'T GO TO BOLTON VALLEY!!!! Our family of 4 was looking forward to skiing at what we thought was a nice little resort. Unfortunately, the day was sleety & gray, but the BV website indicated most of the terrain would be open. When we arrived, there was 1 lift open, serving 6 green runs, with one area fully closed and the 2 main lifts on hold for wind, which, as the staff admitted, was predicted to increase throughout the day. We asked if we could come back another day and they said that because the resort was open, there was nothing they could do for us. Most, if not al,l other VT resorts have some snow guarantee and would not turn away customers who are only asking to return on another day when more than 6 runs were open. As long-time customers of Liftopia, we thought they would help. Their answer was: the resort says it's open...that's the risk you take. We had planned to buy other tickets from Liftopia this week, but decided to seek discounted tickets elsewhere. Seeing all the comments above, I am very disappointed that Liftopia continues its association with this resort, which obviously does not put the customer first... or even second or third.
Bolton Valley review written Apr 02 2014 - 05:29 AM
 
Linda Advanced Skier
I like Bolton, but everytime I go on a week day the past 2 years, at least 2 lifts are not running, limiting the trails available. I can understand cutting costs, but they should not state all lifts are running when they do not run all lifts. So Bolton, if you advertise that all lifts are open, then you have to run all lifts, otherwise it's false advertising! Staff was friendly,, snow was good, trails were well kept.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 30 2014 - 07:18 AM
 
Allen Advanced Skier
My fifth year @ Bolton during Prez Day wkend & there always seems to be less snow there than @ home in Catskill Area. Hmmmm???? Buyer beware: Bolton's lifts are not operational during low, low temps & high winds!!!! Check the weather B4 committing but know that if the conditions are good Bolton is one of the best deals around. Runs are great for beginner to advanced & lots of intermediate runs as well. The resort itself is in need of some upgrades, esp in the TAVERN & Hotel rooms but the staff make up for it in their helpfulness.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 18 2014 - 07:08 PM
 
Bean Intermediate Skier
Bolton reminds me of a much smaller Jay Peak before the face lift. The hotel and lodge are old school and small. The staff is friendly. I was there on Christmas day, and I never waited in line for the lift. There were, however, only five trails open. My only advice is to check what lifts are running and how many trails are open. I wouldn't want to pay a bunch of money to ski all day on five trails.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 28 2013 - 01:08 PM
 
Victoria Intermediate Skier
Still keep coming back to this ski area at least once or twice each year to re-experience the fun-terrain and happy-skiers you find at Bolton Valley. Great ski terrain -- all kinds of groomers and glades -- ask the locals and meet new friends. All levels of ability supported. Helpful staff in the lodge and on the hill. Loved the many selections of short glades and steeps that help with improving your skills as you loop with short lift lines. This is one of the best kept secrets in Vermont -- definitely family-affordable. Fantastic snow conditions as of early March.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 13 2013 - 05:21 AM
 
Taz Advanced Skier
Beautiful, secluded mountain, that is uncrowded and has no ice. Beginning of the runs can be narrow but open up to a reasonable width. Overall a good family mountain.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 08 2013 - 08:11 PM
 
wild willy Advanced Skier
Well, I'm not a snowboarder but my boys are. We were at Bolton for Feb vacation week. I checked the forcast before purchasing tickets and the boys had a great time. They love glade areas and really raved about that at Bolton. Their favorite mountain is Wild Cat and they said Bolton was equivalent. They never had to wait in line the whole time we were there. Due to weather they were on the mountain 4 out of the 6 days we were there. The resort is dated but clean. The convenience of having the lifts right and nordic trails right outside your door is wonderful. Would definitely go back.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 04 2013 - 09:07 PM
 
Margaret Intermediate Snowboarder
Our first time to BV. Lift attendants were the nicest people there. Other staff, not so much. Room was good. Could've been a little cleaner. Mountain was nice but would have been nicer if more trails were groomed.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 04 2013 - 07:42 AM
 
CB, New Hampshire Intermediate Skier
If Bolton is going to leave one lift open just to say they are open so you cannot get refunded tickets through liftopia this is just bad business. I spent $100 plus on tickets. When we got there no one was there, only one lift open due to high winds. It was certainly not safe for most to ski, that is why no one was there. It is a rip off that the tickets cannot be honored on a day that you could actually ski. I do not care what the release states. It is not like we did not attempt to go up and ski on the day we had tickets for. This is just bad business for all involved.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 03 2013 - 01:58 PM
 
Cindy Provost Intermediate Skier
Check the fog report. Otherwise it was a great day of skiing. It is a little 'roughing it' compared to some fancier places, but there is tons of variety. I was introduced to some trail situations that I had never seen before. I was never bored and going during the week assured there were no lines and no crowds. I wish I lived closer because I would definitely like to spend more time exploring the many options they have available.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 27 2013 - 11:28 PM
 
DD Intermediate Skier
Just went to BV this past Friday. I had a great time. The trails were a little thin in some places , but being a vetran BV skier,this was expected. The whole place is a great experience. I have always loved what my wife and I call the Bolton Maze( areas of the Vista Quad). The overall conditions were very good and I would definetely recomend this ski slope for any and all families. When you ski at Bolton ,you feel welcomed and appreciated. The staff there is great,and I have additional kudos for the young man at the Vista quad ( morning) . It is great to see the smile and welcome from this lift attendent. my score for BV is a 9 for the day!!!!!!!
Bolton Valley review written Feb 25 2013 - 02:31 PM
 
Shawn Intermediate Skier
Nice family mountain, although I think the management needs to better distinguish the groomed from non-groomed trails. Some of the greens and blues are really more difficult than indicated (i.e. moguls, ice patches); but, otherwise, nice place to spend the day.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 18 2013 - 03:14 PM
 
NJ Horseplayer Intermediate Skier
Bolton does have a friendly and helpful staff.... that said,they charged full price for a "mountain" that had exactly one lift and exactly one way down available. The terrain was boring and crowded with a magic combo of scared first-timers, chains of child group lessons and folks like me looking for and not finding a challenge. Before you write me off as an angry teen, know that I am 50 years old and I have a week booked at Bolton Valley resort. We are planning to take the hour car ride to Smuggs for the rest of the week.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 04 2013 - 03:16 PM
 
MJ Wini Intermediate Snowboarder
Been skiing Bolton for 30 + years, second year using liftopia. Always tough to pick a good weather day in NE. We choose the Sunday of MLK weekend because it looked to be the best. When we arrive at the drop off area we were warned that the quad was on wind hold and not running. Oh we'll, we have tix we need to use them. They opened the Mid Mountain chair to start the day. By the time we got the kids and ourselves ready a squall blew in and everything except the rope tow was on wind hold. After waiting about a half hour they opened Mid Mountain and Snowflake. We had a few good runs and noticed the quad was getting ready to open. We made a few more good runs top to bottom. My wife and I decided to take a break with one of our sons who wasn't feeling well. My dad took my youngest back up the quad. After grabbing a bite in the lodge, the lights went out. Not only that, the whole mountain lost power. Worried about my son an dad, I went outside to see if they made it to on the lift. They were the forth chair from the base, sitting there not knowing what was going on. Thankfully the fast acting crew at Bolton got things going in about ten minutes. However, ten minutes later we experienced a thunder and lightning storm. Crazy NE weather, we waited nervously for my dad and son to join us in the lodge. All lifts were now on a 30 minute lightning hold. They finally joined us for lunch and told us there stories. After lunch the sun actually came out and we had some great skiing. Around 1 o'clock we were greeted at the lift by a Bolton staff member. He was explaining to everybody that due to the events of the day, please stop by guest services on your way out for a voucher for every ticket you purchased that day. Most places would say "it's not our fault, it's the weather" not Bolton, they take care of there people. I sure did not need this experience to go back myself, Bolton will always be my favorite NE mountain, I just wanted to share this particular day and say thanks to the great people at Bolton.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 22 2013 - 06:34 PM
 
Rich Advanced Skier
Great family ski area with affordable prices. Staff was helpfull and friendly.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 22 2013 - 06:15 AM
 
Jill Beginner Skier
First time at Bolton Valley and we were super impressed! Great combo of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails, and we didn't run into the usual "hot shot" type you find at bigger resorts. The staff was friendly, the food/gear shop prices were actually very fair, and parking wasn't miles away. We'll definitely be back.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 13 2013 - 02:48 PM
 
Sarah P. Intermediate Skier
What fun and such a bargain. Makes skiing affordable at a wonderful area.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 12 2013 - 06:35 PM
 
Diane and Charlie from the north country Intermediate Skier
Just got back from Bolton Valley great Skiing. Loads of snow great staff I'd go again for sure
Bolton Valley review written Jan 05 2013 - 06:52 PM
 
Stuart Intermediate Skier
I took the family (3 kids, my wife and I) to Bolton Valley over Winter Break and had a great experience. We were all beginners when we left and much better after a week of skiing -- conditions were amazing thanks to all of the snow. The best part of it was that it really felt like a family resort, with many little kids around, and the instructors for the ski school and adult lessons were amazing with great attitudes. It is also (compared to most other places) extremely reasonable and not fancy. Finally, it's a very beautiful place -- I highly recommend Bolton.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 02 2013 - 07:33 AM
 
Bill Beginner Skier
Do Bolton Valley in a heartbeat! ... great feel and great value. probably very underrated from an "outsiders" view without knowing. Plenty of trails .. reasonable lift lines and some of the friendliest people to interact with. I give a lot of credit to to the head of the ski area, George Potter, who I met by pure chance. A very unassumming and friendly faced guy who who was around the main lodge and attending to matters "like" any other worker. He smiled alot and made friendly remarks to guests. I saw him around a 2nd or 3rd time on site and I smiled and waved to him, when he encouraged any feedback. It wasn't until after he gave me a card, that I learnd he was the president of the resort. I'll be back .. often.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 01 2013 - 09:16 AM
 
Gary Gottfried Advanced Skier
I really enjoyed bolton valley but arrived to late to ski as I had to open so many Christmas presents and sing karaoke
Bolton Valley review written Dec 28 2012 - 05:38 AM
 
Duncan Cullman Advanced Skier
First time to Bolton Valley...it was fabulous although the weather didn't participate...rain, rain. Absolutely definitely buy your tickets from Liftopia.....much cheaper and all was smooth sailing. The only downfall for us was that it was raining very hard so buying the tickets ahead of time meant that we were locked in for that time and date...oh well...we made the best of it.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 20 2012 - 08:05 AM
 
Nadine Thompson Beginner Skier
Either of the 'lines' can accept Liftopia. Pick the faster one!
Bolton Valley review written Mar 16 2012 - 03:38 PM
 
Brian Advanced Skier
Nice place for family ski outing; on site lodging is so close to the lifts & very economical. Alternative is staying in Burlington that's a nice place & less than 30 minute drive from there to the hill. Downside is not al lifts run during weekdays & none are of the detachable variety (they are slow as molasses)that most of us are accustomed to. Wind was as brutal as I can ever remember. Rode a vintage double chair with my Nephew (he hasn't seen one before). Ducked away from my group & took in some amazing glade runs in some very opportune New England powdah! Experience metits a good 7 out of 10.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 07 2012 - 05:45 PM
 
Ted Advanced Skier
I got Liftopia tickets for Bolton Valley for $46 a day and it was well worth it! Bolton Valley has an old school feel to it and is a great family mountain. Went during Feb school break and literally did not wait in a line once in 3 days. My only complaint is that there are a lot of "cat track" access runs that if you dont keep your speed, you have to push yourself along to get to the next downhill slope. Not that big a deal. In general, we had an awesome time. My kids loved the terrain park. Make sure to take advantage of the skier drop off area in front of the lodge. There are employees there who are friendly and help unload your gear onto racks. Much easier than schleping your stuff from the parking area. Go to Bolton Valley and have FUN !!!
Bolton Valley review written Mar 03 2012 - 12:28 PM
 
Cannonball Advanced Skier
We bought a Liftopia pass for Bolton Valley on February 25th. There was a huge storm that caused the mountain to keep all their lifts closed because of wind until about 10AM. At that time, they opened one lift and considered themselves "open" so we couldn't get refunded. One lift that accessed a handful of trails does not constitute being open. We couldn't get any refund which was shocking considering that the we ran into the same situation at Waterville Valley and they gave us free tickets. We skied at Bolton Valley for about two hours but only got about 8 runs in because the slow lift they had running was at less than half speed. It was brutally windy and I'm sure they only opened that one lift to forego refunding everyone's tickets.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 03 2012 - 09:32 AM
 
Carrie Advanced Skier
Get here early. You'll want to spend as much time as possible with an incredible mountain staff, soaking up the great vibe and incredible snow at Bolton.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 28 2012 - 02:17 PM
 
Ryan Advanced Skier
Didn't hear it from the Nasty Nate but backcountry and even some trail skiing in and around Bolton is the best in the Northeast in terms of access and amount of skiable terrain. This is a real incentive for families who have some advanced skiers tired of Bolton's intermediate terrain. Just gotta talk to a local ask their staff. Maybe they'll give you some knowledge. Stay in groups and ski safe (within your limits).
Bolton Valley review written Feb 23 2012 - 02:20 PM
 
Nasty Nate Advanced Skier
Great skiing! Loved the fresh powder 2/17. Most trails in great condition and well marked for those that weren't. Son switched from skier to boarder this trip. He had 3 different instructors for 3 lessons. The 2nd lesson was not helpful because he was placed with another student at a lower level. The 3rd instructor was his best, forcing him to learn "goofy" foot and refine his technique. Okay value for the cost, but we had to upgrade the ticket for full mountain.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 22 2012 - 12:31 PM
 
Bev Intermediate Skier
Please be aware that on Mon & Tue they only have a few lifts running which limits variety. Otherwise, a fun mountain with good conditions. They also have wonderful snow shoeing trails up into th hills above the resort.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 01 2012 - 02:19 PM
 
Pete Intermediate Skier
We love Bolton Valley! A perfect place for a family ranging in ability and have no need for the upper level terrain, or price that comes with it. The mountain is manageable allowing for families to split off when needed while assured the ability to regroup. I grew up skiing here and I am now travelling from out of state to bring my family.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 27 2012 - 01:50 PM
 
D Advanced Skier
great deal! fun mountain with challenging terrain in the woods. great family resort with great ski school and fun runs for kids. staff very helpful and friendly, from the staff in the james moore tavern to the lifties. something for everyone!
Bolton Valley review written Jan 09 2012 - 07:33 AM
 
andre Advanced Skier
Liftopia had great deals. Bolton Valley was a great mountain to ski/ snowboard on for ALL levels. A beginner ski lesson was great and the staff was so helpful!!!! We had a great time but it was too cold- it was -5F in the early morning at the top of the mountain. I would recommend both using this website to buy lift tickets and Bolton Valley to ski.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 04 2012 - 02:12 PM
 
Tormis Beginner Skier
My second White Christmas Skiing Day on a row. Loved it. Great spirit and staff service. I'll definitely come back next year. Go Bolton Valley go.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 27 2011 - 05:05 PM
 
Antonio Advanced Skier
Haven't got there yet.. going this Thurs (12/22/11), but not happy to see that Liftopia has just dropped the price a buck! (was $19, now is $18). Ok, not a big deal but ... For anyone who bought tix for this (current) week (12/12...12/1511), you will have discovered that the mountain was closed. I sent an email to Taylor last week about this closure, along with links to Bolton's web page stating that it would be closed. I noticed later that liftopia did NOT remove the $19 tickets anyway. I don't know why. contact me: bolton_at_liftopia at davidvancamp.com if you need evidence for a refund. I'm hoping for great conditions this Thurs!! Today, however sucked (rain, rain rain :() Yesterday was awesome at Loon, NH tho!!!!!! Loon rocks! :)
Bolton Valley review written Dec 15 2011 - 08:51 PM
 
Dave Intermediate Skier
Skied Sunday 3/27. Nice pp groomers and enough recent fresh to find occasional pow stashes by crossing to Wilderness (lift closed) Area. Timberline was all great, many glades still open. A real Winter day despite Spring date @ +15 on summit w/stiff winds that Bolton's known for. (Layer dress!) Should be good skiing thru last day - see liftopia 4 $values. Recent capitol investments show on the hill, though Mtn. is once again 4 sale, though seems better run then in past decades/owners. I'll go back and hope the same ++ staff is there!
Bolton Valley review written Mar 29 2011 - 10:53 AM
 
Doc LeDuc Advanced Skier
Great place, good glades that don't get too much traffic. A few long groomers with good pitch, plus a good tavern with nachos and beer.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 28 2011 - 03:19 PM
 
Isaac Advanced Skier
Great place, good glades that don't get too much traffic. A few long groomers with good pitch, plus a good tavern with nachos and beer.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 28 2011 - 03:19 PM
 
Isaac Advanced Skier
Another fabulous day at Bolton on Saturday the 26th! Snow falling - hula hoop contests - pond skim...doesn't get any better...oh wait...if they weren't closing this coming weekend it would be better...so much snow and so little time! Everyone is so friendly there and they have terrain for all levels - we had a blast in the glades w/ all the fresh powder!
Bolton Valley review written Mar 28 2011 - 02:15 PM
 
Wendy Lague Advanced Skier
Was at Bolton on Fri 25Mar with my girlfriend who is a beginner/intermediate. Snow conditions were great, glades were good, no crowds. Wilderness lift was closed but they still had plenty of terrain for both of us. Skied until 7 with natural light, which was nice. Would definitely go back.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 28 2011 - 10:31 AM
 
Scott Advanced Skier
Bolton Valley is a great place for someone not looking for anything too FANCY its real VT skiing! Great for my family and friends we skied Sat 3/19..awesome conditions, friendly staff, no lift lines and great terrain for all skiers. I will continue to come back to BOLTON Valley! Its VT best kept little secret!!
Bolton Valley review written Mar 21 2011 - 03:42 PM
 
Sueybomber Advanced Skier
Skiied at Bolton Valley on 3-17 and 3-18. Its not Stowe or even Sugarloaf for that matter. Its like a much larger version of Hunter Mountain with great glade skiing and three separate peaks. Timberline while the lowest elevation faces less wind issues which are a major problem for Bolton Valley. Wilderness was barely open as as of 3/21 will be closed for the season. A shame since its the best terrain at Bolton. Food is not bad nor is bar but resort is in need of serious TLC. Parking lot is a minefield and amenities are none. No retail shop, forget about getting your boards tuned, its basic but that's a great thing as its relatively empty and with lifts open till 5PM and night skiing this place is a must visit. I would come back for Brandywine and a few other select trails at the prices liftopia gets why not.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 20 2011 - 06:02 PM
 
Jeffrey Infoman411 Advanced Skier
A great variety of terrain for all levels of skiers. Nice old New England windy beginner and intermediate terrain and 'Preacher' is some of the steepest glades in the east. Friendly staff. Plenty of snow and great spring skiing on St. Patrick's day. Definetly worth the trip.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 19 2011 - 09:54 PM
 
Chris Advanced Skier
Great skiing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bolton Valley review written Mar 11 2011 - 03:42 PM
 
Thomas Nola Intermediate Skier
My husband and I went up for a mini-vacation. We had planned to spend one day here and another at another resort. After the first day, we both wanted to go back to Bolton for the second day. On the first day we took a lesson and stuck to a few runs. On the second day, we attempted to ski as much of the green runs as possible - and a couple of blues. Our instructor was great and even suggested some trails when he saw us the second day. We both had a really good time.
Bolton Valley review written Mar 06 2011 - 06:26 AM
 
Meridith Beginner Skier
My husband and I went over February vacation during a blizzard. The conditions were amazing. Bolton Valley offers some really amazing glades, but if it wasn't a powder day they might not have been as good. There are a lot of steep slopes followed by flat areas. My husband is a snowboarder and he had to keep borrowing one of my poles to pull through the flat areas. Regardless, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. It's definitely a "family-friendly" mountain.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 28 2011 - 03:35 PM
 
MO (Intermediate Skier) Intermediate Skier
My family and I went Bolton Valley during February school break. Awesome trails for kids. I enjoyed skiing with them. This is the only best mountain for family friendly where you can ski with your little kids. Very reasonable lift tickets. If you want to save your money instead of high end mountain, this is your money worth for Bolton Valley trip.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 28 2011 - 08:00 AM
 
Andrew Advanced Skier
GREAT time at Bolton this week. Snow was fantastic, esp Friday, no lines, everyone friendly. Very fun experience, kids with us from 5-13 years also loved it.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 27 2011 - 06:35 PM
 
Cay Intermediate Skier
just visited here over presidents day weekend. NO LINES, awesome! they lost a lot of snow the week before so there were some blacks closes, limited your steep terrain. we spent most of our time in trees and had a blast. a great place to build your glade confidence. you can practically ski anywhere you want on the mountain. would recommend this resort to anyone.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 23 2011 - 07:36 PM
 
Glenn Intermediate Skier
I love the glades!!! Sure Shot is awesome. the snow looks like whipped cream! I love hitting the big jump at the bottom of the small terrain park. Suuuper big air.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 22 2011 - 09:21 PM
 
Candy Intermediate Skier
This place is made of memories for me. I love boarding here. Three parks, lots of fun moguls and even glades. The best part is spending time with family and friends, especially Gorgonzola, Candy, AA, Uncif, and my Mom.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 22 2011 - 09:14 PM
 
Froman Joe Intermediate Snowboarder
My BFF Big Sarah has a place IN STOWE and we dirve to Bolton to ski. So much less expensive, plus my kids, lets call them Coco and Princess, love skiing here. Best of all I get to spend time with my husband, his name is also Louie..........
Bolton Valley review written Feb 22 2011 - 09:01 PM
 
Louie Intermediate Skier
I looooove this place. The skiing is awesome and nobody made fun of me when I started dancing yesterday, except for my kid, "Big Matthew". I only wish that I could bring my four dogs skiing with me!
Bolton Valley review written Feb 22 2011 - 08:53 PM
 
Big Sarah Advanced Skier
Had a great couple of days boarding. Terrain Parks are well maintained and fun. I managed to land my first 180, I'm just a cub. Can't wait to get back out there tomorrow!
Bolton Valley review written Feb 22 2011 - 08:44 PM
 
Bear Bear Intermediate Snowboarder
Bolton Valley is the best value in The Northeast. Lift tickets are reasonable and the mountain is always well groomed. My kids love the terrain parks and although the resort is not huge there is enough variety to keep everyone in the family interested and challenge, even Big Sarah, who gets bored easily.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 22 2011 - 08:36 PM
 
Kevin Carse Advanced Skier
Great resort. On a warm day if the snow is getting bad try the deck with a cold beer. Had a great morning skiing and relaxing second half of the day getting some sun with a beer.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 20 2011 - 02:30 PM
 
Tony Advanced Skier
Hadn't skied in 15 years. This was a great place to test out the legs again.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 17 2011 - 10:02 AM
 
Poffcapt Advanced Skier
Great conditions in the woods, fresh powder. Started right at early morning opening on Sunday 13Feb. No crowds, clear skies first half of day, then fresh now in the afternoon. Friendly staff -- main lodge on upper hill access area is great. New quad to top of hill is major improvement.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 16 2011 - 07:38 PM
 
Taz Advanced Skier
We liked it very much. Sunday crowd, not to bad lift lines,Timberline lift had lots of ski schoolers.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 16 2011 - 04:50 AM
 
Linda Intermediate Skier
Everyone was very nice and helpful at Bolton Valley. The trails were very well marked and kept up. It was crowded on February 12th (Saturday) but the lifts moved very quickly and the trails were plenty room for everyone. Very kid friendly.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 15 2011 - 09:41 AM
 
jmazberg Intermediate Skier
We had a ton of fun at Bolton! It was a bit busy at times, especially Friday night - they bring bus loads of high school kids up and this can be a bummer if you are hoping for a relaxing and peaceful ride on the lifts or the slopes. Varied courses and an especially good place to take someone learning or hoping to step up their game - lots of options and room to do that at Bolton.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 14 2011 - 04:24 PM
 
JS Intermediate Skier
We got to the mountain at 8:15am and the place was empty! Lift opened at 8:30am and we never had to wait in a line all day! I think the slower chair lifts help keep the mountain fairly empty! Great snow coverage even off the Wilderness chair. Who knew skiing could still be enjoyable on a Saturday?
Bolton Valley review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:47 PM
 
Pete Intermediate Skier
We were visiting family nearby and had the opportunity to go to Bolton for the day. Great price, empty mountain. *****Major downside - this is not a mountain for snowboarders. The trails "Sherman's Pass" (a nice easy green) and "Cobrass" (a blue) require major walking from the top of the lift. It's impossible to ride from the lift to the trails without strapping in, riding for 20 seconds, unstrapping and walking. Other sections about halfway down were completely flat - I though I was the only one having difficulty but from the lift I could see a crowd of snowboarders walking. If you're a skier, this is probably not a big deal. If you're a snowboarder, be prepared to do a lot of unstrapping and walking. Daniel http://www.toodifficult.com
Bolton Valley review written Feb 14 2011 - 10:02 AM
 
Daniel Intermediate Snowboarder
Very cool "old skool" - wonderful terrain & peeps - never a lift line & some of the best tree skiing in New England - no downside here. The most scenic views from all points on the mountain - they want u here & u feel it immedately & a very laid back vibe - I'll be back at this unknown gem! DB
Bolton Valley review written Feb 13 2011 - 04:47 PM
 
Papi Advanced Skier
noo tips just a hidden jewel. It is the place to go just to ski and kick back. It is not the place to go to show off you designer ski suit.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 13 2011 - 03:41 PM
 
maribethia Intermediate Skier
A hidden gem - loved it. Awesome snow, had the mountain to ourselves. Some really nice glades and you can't beat the price.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 11 2011 - 06:16 PM
 
Heath Advanced Skier
Awesome day of skiing at Bolton Valley on 2-9-2011! Preacher, Adam's Solitude, Devil's Playground, and Lost Boyz are amazing trails/woods and the best condition I ever skiied them. Fantastic deal through liftopia @ $22 each!
Bolton Valley review written Feb 11 2011 - 02:20 PM
 
Josh Advanced Skier
Bring your own tools for repairs. They have a few screwdrivers for public use but that's it. They will not loan other basic tools (e.g. wrench) or do any repairs themselves (even for $).
Bolton Valley review written Feb 07 2011 - 02:21 PM
 
lenny Intermediate Snowboarder
Used the money I saved with Liftopia (and Bolton tickets are a good deal to begin with!) to sign up for a group lesson which turned into a GREAT individual lesson with Pete! Just what I needed after only one previous day out this season. Nice mix of groomed trails and foot deep powder from the storm the day before.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 07 2011 - 07:11 AM
 
JCN Intermediate Skier
Spent a week at the mountian, Dec 10 2010. it was the opening weekend, The trails that were open were good and it snowed every night and they were making snow. Hotel parking is always full and they let any body park in the overflow parking area for the hotel so you have to ride around the parking lot hunting for a spot. Also be careful where you park, if you get stuck they will not help you, except to call AAA or a tow truck. (worst parking lot ever) The sking was good for the first weekend and the rooms were nice.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 06 2011 - 09:41 PM
 
Dick Intermediate Skier
This mountain can be alot of fun, the snow there is often very good and there is enough glades to keep an advanced skier somewhat busy... but the windholds are terrible and they rarely have all of their lifts running, even on weekends, leaving much of the mountain untouchable even in great skiing conditions. I'd definitely ski there but I wouldn't buy tickets when there is any wind in the forecast at all!
Bolton Valley review written Feb 06 2011 - 03:32 PM
 
EHM Advanced Snowboarder
This mountain can be alot of fun, the snow there is often very good and there is enough glades to keep an advanced skier somewhat busy... but the windholds are terrible and they rarely have all of their lifts running, even on weekends, leaving much of the mountain untouchable even in great skiing conditions. I'd definitely ski there but I wouldn't buy tickets when there is any wind in the forecast at all!
Bolton Valley review written Feb 06 2011 - 03:32 PM
 
EHM Advanced Skier
This mountain can be alot of fun, the snow there is often very good and there is enough glades to keep an advanced skier somewhat busy... but the windholds are terrible and they rarely have all of their lifts running, even on weekends, leaving much of the mountain untouchable even in great skiing conditions. I'd definitely ski there but I wouldn't buy tickets when there is any wind in the forecast at all!
Bolton Valley review written Feb 06 2011 - 03:31 PM
 
EHM Advanced Skier
Very friendly mtn for beginners, many easy trails. On Friday afternoon at 4:00 Bolton is invaded by children from schools and rec programs. They ski into the evening. The lodge gets very crowded. Beware and seek refuge in the bar.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 06 2011 - 03:15 PM
 
Richard Intermediate Skier
bolton is a GREAT mountain, great for families and skiers/riders of all levels. it is true that some of the lifts could use an upgrade, and no, there is little in the way of nightlife up on the mountain. but i come here for skiing, and bolton has some of the best around. the lift tickets are much more reasonable than the bigger mountains, and with good snow, the experience can't be beat. seems you can always find some isolated trails with no one in sight. i have had some transcendent days up here. and today is looking to be another! if skiing is what matters, bolton is where it's at.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 05 2011 - 10:24 AM
 
jcb Advanced Skier
bolton is a GREAT mountain, great for families and skiers/riders of all levels. it is true that some of the lifts could use an upgrade, and no, there is little in the way of nightlife up on the mountain. but i come here for skiing, and bolton has some of the best around. the lift tickets are much more reasonable than the bigger mountains, and with good snow, the experience can't be beat. seems you can always find some isolated trails with no one in sight. i have had some transcendent days up here. and today is looking to be another! if skiing is what matters, bolton is where it's at.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 05 2011 - 10:23 AM
 
jcb Advanced Skier
Love Bolton, been heading up there for a few years now. Good value, never too crowded and as another poster said "unpretentious" which is a big draw for me. Reminder of what skiing used to be like here before it became a pastime exclusively for the affluent. $100 for a day of skiing might be fine for a lawyer from CT, but for regular, local people Bolton is the go-to mountain, and when combined with Liftopia its a no brainer! The groomed nordic trails are some of the best around, and of course the potholes in summer time, what a great place.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 03 2011 - 12:58 PM
 
Al Intermediate Snowboarder
Great Value, Good service at the bar and from the lift attendents, which one is more important?? excellant conditions. where was the Cabot Cheese promo ???
Bolton Valley review written Feb 01 2011 - 04:42 PM
 
Reef Intermediate Skier
With Liftopia prices, this mountain is one of the very few for which you get your money's worth...in a good way. The prices are what lift tickets should be, and the mountain is quality.
Bolton Valley review written Feb 01 2011 - 04:21 PM
 
Danny Advanced Skier
Great mountain and conditions, and the snow was very good. Plenty of trails and never gets boring. An upgrade to the lifts would be great
Bolton Valley review written Feb 01 2011 - 02:25 PM
 
Timm Intermediate Skier
It was good, a lot of snow, nice blue and blacks dimiond thanks for the cheap tickets look foreword to more tickets
Bolton Valley review written Feb 01 2011 - 11:39 AM
 
Nike Intermediate Snowboarder
Bolton was a great re-entry to skiing after a 10 year hiatus. It would be nice if there was a sign directing you to drive a little further to the main lodge.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 31 2011 - 10:47 AM
 
Bronwyn Beginner Skier
Worst Mountain I have ever skied. Worst Customer service. Most boring night life if you stay at the hotel. Never go back!!!
Bolton Valley review written Jan 29 2011 - 04:40 PM
 
steve Advanced Skier
Biggest Bang for your buck! Nice people, good priced in the pub, decent woods stashes if you don’t mind working for it.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 25 2011 - 10:27 AM
 
Travis Advanced Snowboarder
Loved it...but it was the largest mt. I've been to...going back soon!
Bolton Valley review written Jan 24 2011 - 02:13 PM
 
Crystal Intermediate Skier
The glades and backcountry skiing at bolton are where it's at!!
Bolton Valley review written Jan 19 2011 - 08:36 PM
 
Justin Advanced Skier
Dropped my daughter off at college and then spent a great day with my husband at Bolton Valley. Even in-3 temperatures, BV is great. The lines were short and the slopes were covered in perfect snow. The view from the top is amazing. I can't wait to go back. Goodbye Stowe, we love Bolton Valley!
Bolton Valley review written Jan 19 2011 - 07:03 PM
 
UVM mom Intermediate Skier
I was surprised at the snow and challenge that Bolton Valley offered. If you're willing to travel off-trail, you'll get a lot in those 1600 vertical feet! If it wasn't so far and remote I'd go much more.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 16 2011 - 06:01 PM
 
chris Advanced Skier
Call ahead. Many lifts and trails were closed unfortunately, but looks like a great place if it's all open!! :)
Bolton Valley review written Jan 11 2011 - 02:07 PM
 
Laurie Intermediate Skier
I really liked Bolton Valley. Unpretentious, nice people, lots of young families around. It was warm and the snow was wet, but we still had a wonderful time.
Bolton Valley review written Jan 04 2011 - 02:11 PM
 
Maggie Beginner Snowboarder
minimal snowmaking, very warm conditions. Paid 22.00 each which was a good savings for my family. However, liftopia is a high risk purchase based on weather, etc. Drive to Bolton is far too long coming from Boston, MA areas and south. Drive time from Bolton to Manchester, NH was two hours...
Bolton Valley review written Jan 03 2011 - 06:20 PM
 
Jay Intermediate Snowboarder
Favorite blue family-friendly snowboarding run off the main quad: Alta Vista to Swing to Work Road to Wilderness to Crossover and then back to the main quad.... Wish: more and better (NOT FLAT) trails connecting main mountain to the trails serviced by the timberline lift. Cobras is a tough run if icy....
Bolton Valley review written Jan 01 2011 - 03:56 PM
 
Pete Intermediate Snowboarder
A good set of mountains for both beginner and expert skiers. Long lines the day before Christmas but none for the 2 days thereafter.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 30 2010 - 03:50 PM
 
Jonah Beginner Skier
Small mountain, and does not open enough slopes before Christmas. However, if there when the whole mountain is open, Adam's Solitude is a must try.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 28 2010 - 04:06 PM
 
BJ Meltzer Advanced Skier
paid 17 on liftopia. 15 at the window. rediculous lines, overcrowded. will never do liftopia or bolton valley again.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 27 2010 - 09:31 AM
 
kurt Advanced Skier
Fun mountain for most any level, friendly atmosphere and fair price. Not very crowded even over "opening weekend." A few flatter spots though which can easily hold up slower boarders.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 20 2010 - 08:40 PM
 
Paz Intermediate Snowboarder
Nice place lots of fun to be there. before buying discount tickets elsewhere be sure to check in with the hotel you are staying at as they may have discounted vouchers too. Liftopia helped with a sure fire cheap price, but our hotel helped supplement days as well with great 20$ off vouchers as well.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 20 2010 - 03:00 PM
 
Holden Advanced Skier
this place was a blast. stayed for cheap on the slope and the full day ticket (wed-sat) is from 830a-8pm! no night ticket needed, very cool. lots of powder was a dream on my burton but the lifts seemed old and slow.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 20 2010 - 02:31 PM
 
craig Advanced Snowboarder
Great Mountain, good beginner and intermediate trails. Nice jumps/hidden trails for advanced boarders/skiers. Really nice people there. Had a blast!
Bolton Valley review written Dec 20 2010 - 08:05 AM
 
Jaime Intermediate Skier
Great Backcountry! If you in with the locals you can ride some wicked sick terrain. Hey Bushwacker, i use to have a fantasy football team named the Bolton Valley Bushmen.
Bolton Valley review written Dec 10 2010 - 01:28 PM
 
Galago Advanced Snowboarder

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