Bolton Valley Resort skier days up more than 9 percent over last year

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Bolton Valley Resort skier days up more than 9 percent over last year

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 8:35am -- tim

The 2011-2012 winter ski and snowboard season came to a close on April 10 at Bolton Valley Resort, and the resort is reporting that skier visits, which include lift ticket and season pass sales, were up more than nine percent from the 2010-11 season. Ski and snowboard school participation also increased from the previous year, an indication that Vermonters still turn to their local mountain to either learn to ski or ride or to improve their skills.
‘It has been an incredible winter with more than 300 inches of natural snowfall, giving us consistently outstanding conditions all season long,’ said George B. Potter, president at Bolton Valley. ‘Whether folks liked to carve turns or to duck into the glades and trees, we had it all and it appeared this winter would never end. We had an amazing last weekend to one of the best seasons in a long time.’
Despite the fact that the season is over, Potter said his team continues to run full steam ahead preparing for next season. For the 2011-2012 ski and snowboard season, Potter said improvements include an increase to the resort’s snowmaking efficiency and the addition of a new grooming vehicle. The resort will continue to expand its retail inventory and employees have already started to plan the resort’s famous Labor Day ski and snowboard sale in September.
‘The off-season gets shorter and shorter each year,’ said Potter. ‘We’re looking forward to carrying this year’s positive momentum right into next season.’
Bolton Valley Resort is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 71 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park. Bolton Valley is one of only two ski resorts in the U.S. to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. A complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests. 
 
BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (April 15, 2011)