Bolton Valley extends season pass deadline through its ‘Extra Innings’ weekend

first_imgBolton Valley Resort,In conjunction with its Extra Innings Weekend this weekend, Bolton Valley Resort has announced  that it is extending its early-bird season pass purchase deadline until Sunday, April 10 as well. The resort, just 30 minutes from Burlington, currently is offering the lowest prices on next year’s All-Access Season Pass until the new purchase deadline.‘The Extra Innings weekend has become a quick hit, and we felt that extending the season pass deadline through until the last day of this season made sense,’ said Bolton Valley President George B. Potter. ‘With extra days to purchase your season pass, the ‘extra’ them will be running wild at Bolton Valley this weekend for sure!’On Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, skiers and riders wearing the logo of their favorite baseball team will pay just $25 for a lift ticket (regular lift tickets will be $29, all ages). The Vista Quad to the summit will run from 10 a.m. ‘ 5 p.m. both days. Timberline, Wilderness and all other lifts will be closed so terrain is for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders only. The Deli and the James Moore Tavern will be open, with specials in the Tavern. Half price deals on rental equipment and select retail items will be available as well. Season passes also will be honored.The 2011-2012 All-Access Season Passes now will be on sale through April 10 for $449 for adults and $159 (when purchased with a parent’s adult season pass) for youth ages 7-17. After the deadline, the pass prices will increase.A 2011-12 Bolton Valley All Access Season Pass includes: unlimited alpine skiing and riding; a 20 percent discount on rentals, retail shop purchases, group ski and ride lessons, and lodging (includes condos, suites, or hotel rooms); a Sports Center Membership including access to an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna; and access to 6km of groomed Nordic and snowshoe terrain.Bolton Valley Resort is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 71 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park. Bolton Valley is one of only two ski resorts in the U.S. to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. A complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests.BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (April 6, 2011)last_img read more

Gambling bill watered down

first_imgDominion Post 17 June 2013A bill aimed at reducing the negative side effects of gambling has been heavily watered down.Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling Harm Reduction Amendment Bill was reported back from the commerce select committee today.But many of the original changes have been cut back, with the Greens suggesting the bill had been “hamstrung” by vested interests.The original bill intended to ensure the proceeds from poker machines were returned to the communities where they were made. That would have given local authorities more control over gambling operations.The committee did away with the planned 80 per cent return of proceeds to the local community.Instead, amendments would allow for regulations to prescribe the distribution of proceeds based on the geographical area of the pokies.“As long as national or regional organisations are not disadvantaged,” the committee said in its report.The committee also ruled out imposing the use of pre-commitment, player tracking, or other harm-minimisation devices.“We believe it would be premature to mandate specific approaches.”And it ruled out forcing territorial authorities to review Class 4 licenses every three years, saying it would be “unduly expensive”.It also ruled out removing horse racing from the list of charitable purposes that could receive money from the proceeds of gambling, saying they were nonprofit organisations which provided facilities to community groups at low or no cost.“We consider the removal of funding would have an adverse effect on communities and racing-related economic activity.” Labour reserved its decision on supporting the bill. read more