I spent 5 days in bolton after xmas...I purchased a 5 day lift ticket which ran from 8 am to 8 pm every day.The first 2 days, the mountain closed at 2:30 and then 3:00 respectfully, while sighting poor conditions as the reason. The third day, he mountain failed to groom overnight and opened three hours late while they caught up. At this point I left bolton (they refused to give me any sort of refund) and baught a cheaper ticket at smugglers notch. The snow wasn't great there, but the service and product were much better than bolton valley. Beers cost 3.50 at smuggs, as opposed to 5.25 at Bolton Valley, and the mountain was actually open. I think Bolton may have potential, but will never realize that potential under this management.