Bolton Valley Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Richmond, VT.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Bolton Valley stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Bolton Valley is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Bolton Valley around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Bolton Valley Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Bolton Valley has a total of 71 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Bolton Valley is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 165 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 67 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.7 square kilometers.
Bolton Valley's slopes see on average 312 inches (7.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet every year!
Bolton Valley Ski Resort Elevation
Bolton Valley Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,150 feet, or 960 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,050 feet (320 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Bolton Valley's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Bolton Valley Ski Resort Difficulty Level
42out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Bolton Valley has 165 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Bolton Valley is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 32% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 68%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Bolton Valley Ski Resort good for beginners?
Bolton Valley can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 68% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Bolton Valley Ski Resort Location
Bolton Valley Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Richmond, VT.
Richmond, VT 05477 USA
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Getting to Bolton Valley Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bolton Valley Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.42000, -72.85000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Richmond, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Bolton Valley Ski Resort.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||85 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||137 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||151 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bolton Valley.
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||15 mi|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||34 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||61 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bolton Valley Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bolton Valley Ski Resort.
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||6 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||9 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||17 mi|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||38%||17 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||21 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||34 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||39 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||42 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||48 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||49 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||71%||51 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||70%||52 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||48%||53 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||60 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||61 mi|
|Catamount Mountain||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||36%||62 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||39%||64 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||42%||69 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||70 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||70 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||35%||70 mi|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||72 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||74 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||76 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||66%||79 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||81 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||82 mi|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||82 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||82 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||83 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||83 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||84 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||84 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||85 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||90 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||90 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||91 mi|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||98 mi|
Bolton Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,150 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,050 ft|
(32% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||312 inches|