by: Bob Hopkins - 25th January 2012

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Value
lots of snow, family friendly, reasonable cost
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Full review

Our family (children and grandchildren) rented a ski in-ski out condo on the mountain at Bolton Valley Ski Area during the 2010-2011 Christmas holiday season for two weeks and had such a great time we came back in March 2011 for another week. We will be back for a month in 2012. We think that Bolton Valley is great for many reasons including the following: - skiing: well groomed trails and glades for all ability levels - people: residents, visitors and employees are friendly, courteous, non pretentious and helpful - access: convenient from either from Burlington Airport a half hour or so away or from I89/Route 2 which brings you to the BV access road - weather: average six degree drop up the access road from Route 2 to base lodge due to 1500 foot elevation rise; seems to snow daily due to orographic lift, lake effect and ocean effect snow; perfect combination for lots of snow which was shoulder deep in March - value: reasonable prices compared to other New England ski areas and a much less than a comparable vacation in the Rockies -family orientation: children and pets welcomed -non (downhill) skiing activities: snow shoeing, x country skiing, rec center with pool and restaurants at BV and nearby attractions like Ben & Jerry’s, Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Teddy Bear, Trapp Family Lodge, Cabot Cheese, Stowe and the city of Burlington and all it offers all within a half hour or so from the mountain
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