Jungle Jib

The park crew was hard at work all day on Friday getting the Jungle Jib set up with five rail features and one jump. They expect to be able to open the Jungle Jib sometime on Saturday after they finish up a few final touches.

Here's the set up:

  • Up-Flat Box
  • Progression Box
  • 20' Tube
  • 18' Straight Box - set down or street style
  • Oil Can - set on a quarter pipe
  • Table Jump

Jungle Jib

Chaz and the crew will be working on building the Jungle Jib on Friday. The plan is to have that open by Saturday. No word yet on the exact set up. We'll keep you posted as things progress. 

Hike Park Closed, Jungle Jib Soon to Open!

Our Hike Park will be closing this evening, and will likely be closed until Thursday or Friday. We are rebuilding and relocating the park to its eventual home of Jungle Jib, so stay tuned for more updates there. 

Happy Holidays!

Expanding the Hike Park

*Update @ 3:00 PM: Hike Park back open for the evening. We now have 8, yes you heard me right, 8 features...including the new Oil Can! We'll update with new pics and a full account of all features coming soon!

Hey all, a quick update here. We're looking to get some more features out to the Hike Park to have it stacked for the weekend. That means today we'll be briefly closing down the park so we can get in there and start work.

Keep checking back for updates including what you can expect to see on Saturday and Sunday.

"Hike Park" Now With 6 Features!

Good news, we now have 6 features in our "Hike-to Park" including: Up/Flat/Down Box, Flat Box, Progression Rail, Progression Box, Straight Tube and Cannon Tube.

Hike Park for Opening Day

We'll have a hike park on Sprig O' Pine for Opening Day on Saturday. The plan: Cannon Tube, Straight Tube, Rainbow Box, Progression Box and Progression Rail.

Oil Tank

Chaz and crew have been hard at work getting some new features ready of the season. Here's a sneak peak at the "Oil Tank".

Prepping the Rails

Since we don't have snow yet we may as well make sure our rails are in order. The guys have this one in the shop and are putting the final touches on it, getting it ready for the season.

Opening Day Postponed

Opening Day was originally planned for Saturday, December 8th. However, our snowmakers were only able to make snow on the upper portion of the mountain before warm weather settled in on Saturday morning and forced them to stop. We will not have enough cold weather before December 8th to complete snowmaking to the bottom of the mountain. Due to this, Opening Day is now scheduled for Saturday, December 15th. The first night of night skiing will be on Wednesday, December 19th. In the meantime, we'll be hard at work making snow whenever temperatures permit. 

New Park Manager

Allison Kozar has moved on from managing our parks to do some writing for Ski The East. However, today we are excited to announce that Chaz Ferris will be the new Terrain Park Manager. Chaz has experience on park crew at Northstar at Tahoe and is excited to get going for this season in the Bolton Valley parks. Read more about him here. 

Season Pass Deadline

"It's like deja vu all over again". Yes, we've been talking about the season pass deadline for a while now but we really want to make sure that you know the season pass deadline is coming up on Monday, September 24th. Why? Well because "It gets late early out there." Not only are the days getting shorter (so it really does get late earlier) but the number of days until pass prices increase is also getting smaller. Before you know it, it'll be too late to get your pass at the current rate. While it's true that "The game isn't over until it's over" it's also true that the current prices will be over after Monday. (A tip of the ski helmet is due to Yogi Berra for the above quotes.)
Quick recap of 2012-13 Bolton Valley All Access Season Pass (exclusive of sales tax):
  • $569   Adult
  • $159   Youth (when purchased with a parent's Adult All Access Season Pass)
  • $299   Youth (when not purchased with a parent's Adult All Access Season Pass)
  • $25     Child (ages 6 and under)
  • $299   Senior
  • $120   Nordic Adult
  • $90     Nordic Youth/College/Senior
The new 2 for U College Season Pass is also on sale for just $249 until Halloween. It gives full time college students unlimited skiing and riding at Bolton Valley and Smugglers' Notch all season long.
Season long ski and snowboard programs, including Ridge Runners and Ridge Riders, and season long leases for just $99 are also on sale now
We'll be back at Alpine Shop in South Burlington printing and selling passes this Sunday from 10am - 6pm. This will be the last day of the Avalanche Sale at the Alpine Shop and they're pulling out all the stops. The Obermeyer Bounce "Chalet" will be set up for the kids. I assume this is like a bounce house but with a European twist of some sort. Also, there will be free Italian food and treats from Dalbello Boots and SWAG giveaways from Line Skis.  

Pass Printing at The Alpine Shop

The next two Sunday's (9/16 and 9/23) you will find us at the Alpine Shop in South Burlington printing and selling passes. This is in conjunction with the annual Avalanche Sale at the Alpine Shop. Stop by to get some great deals and to pick up your season pass. 
Just a quick reminder, pass prices go up after Sept. 24th so get your's today.

Labor of Love Rail Jam

Bolton Valley will host the first ski and snowboard rail jam of the season on Friday, August 31st. The tennis courts next to the Sports Center will be covered with “snow” collected from a local hockey rink, rails will be set up and skiers and riders will be turned loose for about an hour to jam. We’ll have some prizes for the best skiers and riders at the end of the jam and some extra prizes to toss to all competitors.
Schedule: (all events at the Sports Center)
  • 5:00 – 5:45pm Bib pick up and day of registration (based on space available) 
  • 6:00-7:00pm Rail Jam 
  • 7:00pm Awards 
Helmets must be worn by all competitors.

The Season Pass Deadline Approaches

Tomorrow is the last day to get your 2012-13 Bolton Valley All Access Season Passes at the lowest prices that will be offered. Those are the same low prices we offered last spring.

. . .But It's Over Now

Well the consistent warm weather has destroyed the parks, and the mountain.  Although brief, we had a great season, and hope to see everyone next year.

Homegrown Movie Competition, Start Submitting

Have you been filming with your buddies at Bolton Valley this season?  Looking to showcase your talent in front of an audience?  Then put an edit together and enter it into our Homegrown Movie Night Competition.  We are accepting video submissions right now until March 28th at 11:59 p.m.  Then come join us on March 31st at 4:30 p.m. in Fireside Flatbread Pizza for awards.
Check out all the deets at http://www.boltonvalley.com/things-to-do/featured-events/homegrown-movie-night
Happy Filming

Finals was a Blast

Thanks everyone for coming out last night.  We had a great time running Night Riders this year.  So many great kids, so many great sponsors and supporters, so much love.  Standings will be posted soon.  Get excited for next year!

Night Rider Rinals Wednesday Night

We are coming down to the last and final night in the Night Riders Series.  We've had a great turn out each week, and we're excited for our finale.  There are tons of prizes to give out, not to mention the Sam Cohn Award.  See you on Wednesday.
The sponsors that make it happen:


Butterscotch is Finally Open!

The boys worked really hard the past couple of days to bring you the best park we've built.  Here are some photos.  I could tell you how great it is, but you should check it out yourself.

Building for Butterscotch

We are finally building our Butterscotch starting Valentines day.  We will be working very hard to get it open for Friday.  Night Riders will be postponed, and will commence with a slope style event on 2/22.  Make sure to check out the rest of the schedule on the Bolton Valley website.

Huge Success with Not Your Girl Rail Jam

via Britt Horowitz: "[yesterday] was amazing. 30 girls came out to shred! Big thanks to all our sponsors...Boardsidedown Wax, Hardway Apparel, Jib This Apparel, Rome SDS, Liberty Skis, Bloom Outerwear, K2, Rhythm Snowboards, Monster Energy, Village Skate N Snow, GirlsOnSkis, Live Free Ride, 9WWP, Bolton Valley Ski Resort, and of course the whole MaMi crew!" We're glad everyone had an awesome time.

Not Your Girl Reminder

Hey Ladies, don't forget about the Not Your Girl Rail Jam tomorrow.  Registration starts at 9:AM.  To all our other park riders, the Jungle Jib will be closed until 3:PM for the event.  Pray for good weather!

Update for Night Riders

Tonight's event will be held in the Jungle Jib Park.  Due to conditions we will be running a different format instead of Slope.  Rail jam for 12 and under starting at 6-6:30.  Then from 6:30-7, an open Street Flow Form for 13-17, 18+, and Women.  Judging will be based on your best two runs.

Not Your Girl Rail Jam Next Saturday

Ladies, don't forget to sign up for the rail jam next Saturday!  Event will take place in the Jungle Jib.

Night Riders PIctures

Thanks to our awesome sponsors, and our competitors for a great night and many more to come.

Night Riders Tonight!

General Event Information

Skiers and riders compete under the lights in the Bolton Valley terrain parks for prizes every Wednesday night. The event set-up changes each week to keep things fresh - sometimes it's a rail jam, sometimes it's a full slopestyle, and sometimes anything in between. Come to every event and collect points for bigger prizes to be given away on the final night of the series.
  • $18 registration includes park lift ticket (per event)
  • $12 registration for pass holders (per event)

The 2011-2012 Schedule
  • January 18 - Rail Jam
  • January 25 - Slope Style Competition
  • February 1 - Rail Jam
  • February 8 - S-K-A-T-E Competition
  • February 15 - Slope Style Competition
  • February 22 - Team Challenge
  • February 29 - Make Up Date
  • March 7 - Night Riders Series Finals - Event TBD
Nightly Schedule
  • 4:30 to 5:30pm Registration at Guest Services
  • 5:50pm Rider Meeting as the base of the Snowflake lift
  • 6:00 to 7:30pm Competition
  • 7:30pm Awards in Base Lodge
Age Categories
  • 12 and under male skiers
  • 12 and under male snowboarders
  • 13-17 male skiers
  • 13-17 male snowboarders
  • 18 and up male skiers
  • 18 and up male snowboarders
  • Female skiers (all ages)
  • Female snowboarders (all ages)

Check out our Event Poster!

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Return of the Jungle Jib

Yesterday was the first opening of the J.J.  We have six features: a deck containing a flat box, a donkey tube, and a flat tube, followed by frankenbox (down flat down flat down box) on skiers left, cannon tube on skiers right, and finally the down bar.  Pictures coming soon!

Goodbye Sprig O'Pine

We have some updates! Sprig O'Pine Park will be closed tomorrow, and we will begin building in the JJ this weekend. So come up tonight and get your last hits on SOP.