4/4/18 Sam’s Season Continues!

Sam Shirley, our New England correspondent, was kind enough to check in this weekend after a surprisingly winter-ish day at Bolton Valley, VT. If you aren’t familiar with it, Bolton was built in 1966, which makes it one of Vermont’s youngest ski resorts. It’s located east of Burlington, more or less half way to Waterbury. BV has had something of a checkered past but seems to be on solid footing these days. It doesn’t have the size or status of neighbors Stowe or Mad River Glen, but tends to offer lower prices, making it attractive to young families in the growing Burlington area. In terms of terrain, it serves up whatever you want, from gentle novice areas to narrow throwback intermediate routes to full-blown hellacious tree skiing. And now without further ado, here is Sam’s take on this past weekend at Bolton…

There were mid-winter conditions and temperatures today at Bolton Valley. There was still a lot of snow there and almost everything was open across Wilderness and Vista Peaks. Timberline is closed for the season. It was very windy, which made some upper trails very windblown and icy. Most snow was hardpacked, but some softened a but as the day went on. The great snow this March will make for excellent skiing in April.

…sounds good to me! Here are a few more photos from our skiing shutterbug: