Powdery, sunny skiing at Bolton Valley Resort — with extra layers

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 05:19 PM

Thank goodness for a week of snow!

I was away at a conference this week while the snow was falling in Vermont (of course). But I made up for it by skiing in the deep snow at Bolton Valley Ski Resort today!

I headed for the glades wherever possible. There the snow was cold and deep. Cobrass Woods, Preacher, Outlaw Woods and Wilderness Woods were full of snowy fun. And very few people!

The natural snow trails off of the Wilderness Chair were a lovely packed powder. Other groomed, snowmaking trails were firmer. 

Today was cold and that kept people away. The temperatures were in the single digits. This required smart dressing. I used a balaclava and a homemade nose protector made of thick felt. It's key to keep your skin covered when it's this cold.

But there was little wind and bright sunshine. It was a gorgeous day on the hill!

I also got to ski right up to the lift every time. No lines, no waiting.

Are you getting out in all this fresh snow???

Bolton Valley Resort, Vermont, at a Glance 

  • Lifts: 2 fixed quad lifts; 3 doubles; 1 surface lift
  • 71 trails
  • Easy: 34%
  • Intermediate: 38%
  • Advanced/Expert: 28%
  • 300 skiable acres
  • Summit elevation: 3,150 feet
  • 1,704-foot vertical drop
  • Three terrain parks
  • Night skiing Tuesday - Saturday nights (plus some holidays)
  • Adjacent to the ski area are cross-country and backcountry skiing trails, based at the Sports & Nordic Center building. 

Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley

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