Bolton Valley is well-known for being the closest big mountain skiing to downtown Burlington, VT. The ski area boasts 71 Trails, 300 acres of glades, and 1,704′ of vertical.
It’s also on the Indy Pass. Just saying…
Many of you have probably heard of, or even skied Bolton Valley, but did you know that Bolton has miles of backcountry terrain accessible from the resort?
It’s pretty rare for an east coast ski resort to offer anything that could be considered ‘backcountry’, but Bolton’s access to an expansive 12,000 acres amongst the Green Mountains tallest peaks seems pretty legit to me.
Not too shabby for Vermont, huh?
Check out more info on Bolton Valley’s Backcountry here.
Now, for the reason you clicked on this blog.
Bolton still utilizes an old Tucker Sno-Cat to supply their backcountry cabins with firewood and other supplies, and it’s waaaay cool.
It’s pretty rare to see any of these relics still in operation, and that’s why I couldn’t resist sharing the post with all of you.
Check this baby out.
My skiing bucket-list is ever-evolving, and I think a ride in the Tucker at Bolton Valley Backcountry is a great addition.
Also, does anybody know how I can get my hands on one of these things? I have nowhere to put it at the moment, but I think a classic Tucker would make for a great vehicle to ride around the snow-covered fields of my future John Dutton-esque ranch just outside of Yellowstone National Park.
A boy can dream, okay? Okay?!
Image Credit: Bolton Valley