Bolton Valley Resort Reviews

Reviews for Bolton Valley

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Bolton Valley that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Bolton Valley stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Bolton Valley review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience.

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Kris Lee
Awesome Mountain with 70+ trails! The Night Skiing is sometihng most mountains don't have, and skiing as the sun sets and into the night is a great eperience. The right combination of many trails, and short lift lines as well. Family Owned, always a plus!... Full Review
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2 years ago
Michael
If you want a resort that puts zero effort into guest safety, then Bolton Valley is the place for you. Zero enforcement of mask rules? Check. Completely iced over walkways, stairs, and parking lots? Check.... Full Review
It isn't even cheap anymore
Too many to count
2 years ago
NATASHA BENFER
We had a great experience at Bolton Valley! As pretty novice skiiers, we wanted to get an immersive weekend experience acclimating to cross country and then back country skiing. For our first day, we did a one hour cross country ski lesson with Ali then hit the trails by ourselves. Ali was very patient and instructive! For our second and third days, we were fortunate enough to work with Milan one-on-one. He provided us gear recommendations ahead of time and spent significant time teaching us how to work with our gear. We then worked on drills/skills the rest of the day, which upped our confidence. The third day was spent touring the beautiful trails at Bolton. Milan made sure to take us to some awesome spots. He was always patient with us and met us at our skill level. That being said, he also made sure to challenge us! Overall it was a great experience and we hope to be back!... Full Review
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2 years ago
Jack Morrow
What an awesome place to ski! I can't wait to go back. I visited for Christmas 2020, with the stated purpose of learning backcountry techniques. I bought a lesson from BV's resident ski mountaineering pro, Milan Kubala, and was delighted to go from total novice to skinning uphill in only a couple hours. The next day, I returned and skied uphill solo for the first time and absolutely loved it. Even with COVID restrictions, the resort is warm and welcoming, with plenty to explore.... Full Review
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2 years ago
jplippens
This is honestly one of our favorite mountains in Vermont. We stayed there for MLK weekend and they received a good amount of snow. The parking lots were overflowing and there was still barely a line all day. This is not a fancy mountain. If you are looking for good natural terrain and no frills, it is a gem. When the other area mountains have 45 min lift lines and crowded runs, this is where we go. We are able to give our kids some freedom and enjoy ourselves as well. ... Full Review
Local spot and not crowded
Doesn't make a ton of snow
3 years ago
Ben
Learned how to ski here as a kid and had a season pass this year but won't be renewing. Arbitrary "wind holds" on Vista during the week to either save money or save snow for the weekends. Timberline only open sporadically. Wilderness lift was broken for 3/4 of the season. Closing 4/7 when there is plenty of snow and other area resorts are open until the end of April says it all. Going back to Smuggs next season. ... Full Review
Close to Burlington, cool bar,...
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4 years ago
Rich Breece
Went inside to warm up and someone stole my skis and poles. Beware, apparently thieves are close bye.... Full Review
Price was good
4 years ago
Brian
Bolton Valley is a good mid-sized ski area. The base area is at a high elevation so snow is usually good. Lodges are a little cramped and the base area involves a lot of uphill. The terrain has enough variety to keep even experts entertained for a couple days, but it lacks a lot of steep terrain. The mountain is a great value and worth the price. The staff are very friendly.... Full Review
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4 years ago
brianpenatzer
overall a great little Resort that's very affordable. the discount for military and veterans is unlike any I've ever seen.... Full Review
Night skiing! Coming from sout...
seems like the lifts are alway...
5 years ago
mgn
We went mid week March2018, when there was snow everywhere in NE New England. Friendly, family friendly, great staff, safe, low key, relaxed, incredible views from the summits, friendly accommodating personnel in lower and upper restaurants, unbelievable value. ... Full Review
Family, affordable, scenic, se...
5 years ago
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