Bolton Valley Resort. About 25 miles from Burlington, Bolton Valley Resort is a family favorite. In addition to 71 downhill ski trails (more than half rated for intermediates and beginners), Bolton has 62 miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails, night skiing, and a sports center. 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton, VT, 05465. 802/434–3444 or 877/926–5866. www.boltonvalley.com.