Bolton Valley and Sunday River will both, once again, offer free skiing and riding to anyone who arrives at each resort fully decked out in Santa Claus gear on two dates in December.
Pre-registration is required for Sunday River Santas on Dec. 2, and will go on-line on Nov. 26 at Noon.
At Bolton Valley, Kris Kringles just need to show up at the resort on Dec. 16, but to be clear, a simple hat or beard won’t do. A full Santa suit is required to earn the free skiing at both mountains.
The following week, Dec. 17-25, Bolton Valley will also offer $25 lift tickets in the days leading up to Christmas, in addition to $5 Nordic tickets. Ski-and-stay packages start at $58.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
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