Bolton Valley Ski Trip

This week I had the desire to explore another new ski area. My sister Tina suggested I try Bolton Valley in Bolton, VT. It was a perfect spring skiing day with temperatures in the 40’s and the snow getting nice and soft as the day progressed. Since it was a Monday there were no crowds and the mid-week rate was only $49.

I had several fantastic runs down the Cobrass trail, which offers a great view of Bone Mt. and Camel’s Hump.

By mid-morning I made it over to the Timberline Lift and the Showtime trail. The snow was deep and well groomed on this trail and I have many great runs.

Being my first time at Bolton Valley I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy a nice view of Lake Champlain and the mountains of New York State in the distance.

I really like Bolton Valley and plan to return. It’s close to I-89 and therefore easy to get to. There is affordable slope side lodging and night skiing which would make it a great option for a ski vacation.

Killington Ski Trip

The forecast for Monday was for flurries and wind and warmer temperatures. With that in mind I decided that Killington would be a good place to visit this week. While Killington gets its share of wind I thought the skyship gondola would be comfortable ride. I also thought the Great Eastern might be a good trail if the wind was bad since much of it is below the treeline, which could cut down the wind.

The summit was covered in clouds for most of the day. It was a little eerie at times skiing through the fog.

In addition the Great Eastern I had several good runs down Skyburst to the bottom of the Skye Peak Express lift.

The morning flurries eventually stopped which improved the view lower down the mountain.

The Killington Website reported the snow conditions as packed powder I noticed that the conditions changed from packed powder (a bit damp) at the top to wet pack (mashed potatoes) at the bottom of the Great Eastern.