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Mountain facts? Steals and Deals? Directions to the hill? You can find the boilerplate all within this website. If you're looking for a feature idea (or have one of your own), give us a call. But if you're just interested in what we've been doing for the 2013/14 winter season (and a story idea or two,) the info below should help. Just looking for images? Click here to visit our photo gallery or shoot us an email for access to higher resolution photos via Drop Box.

For more information contact:

John Bleh
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 802-583-6814
Email: jbleh@sugarbush.com

Candice White
VP of Marketing
Phone: 802-583-6388
Email: cwhite@sugarbush.com

Resort Improvements

  • Sugarbush continues to make a number of improvements this season to further enhance the customer experience. Two new Pisten Bully groomers have been added to the fleet. 85 new low-energy snowmaking towers from HKD will be placed on Upper Organgrinder, Downspout and Stein's Run. The road at Mt. Ellen is being repaved along with the road to the Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club (SHaRC) and the entire Village Road up to where the current paving ends. New carpeting has been installed in both the Valley House and Mt. Ellen lodges, as well as in Timbers Restaurant. The SHaRC is remodeling the ladies locker room, resurfacing the aerobics floor, replacing the roof, and adding new fitness equipment to the fitness room.

Slopeside Living

  • Rice Brook Slopeside, Sugarbush's new townhomes and flats, are literally on the slopes of Lincoln Peak. These ski-in ski-out residences are nestled between historic Sugarbush Village and the newer Lincoln Peak Base Area - bridging a connection between old and new. With back doors that open onto the Out to Lunch Trail and within earshot of the Rice Brook, each unit has been carefully designed to display a magnificent mountain view. There are 15 units in all, with six townhouses and nine flats. Only a handful of Rice Brook homes and condominiums remain available for purchase.

Fine Dining

  • Ski resort dining shouldn't always be about quick meals, chili, and beer - there's a finer side to some of the dining experiences here at Sugarbush. Ride the Cabin Cat (or hike) to the top of Gadd Peak for a candle-lit gourmet feast in Allyn's Lodge. The gourmet meal includes hors d'oeuvres, appetizer entree, dessert, wine, and coffee. Following the dinner, guests even have the option to ski down under the moonlight taking in the commanding views, or ride in the cat back to the base. Special wine requests and live jazz music available upon request. Back down at the base area, enjoy a Timbers Wine Dinner - a delicious 5-course dinner paired with select wines. Quail & kale salad with a blueberry vinaigrette, slow roast leg of lamb with an Ibarra chocolate demi-glace and roasted pepper and olive compote, or Manchego cheese quesadillas and chevre floutas with fresh berry salsa are just some of the courses you can expect to see.

First Timer to Life Timer

  • For most skiers and riders, snow sports are a lifelong passion. However, sparking that enthusiasm for the sport in first timers and retaining their interest over the long term has proven more elusive. The National Ski Areas Association reports that fewer than 2% of first timers return to the slopes after their introduction to skiing and riding. Sugarbush's NSAA award-winning First Timer to Life Timer Package is slowly bucking this trend. In its fifth year, this innovative program successfully converts first time skiers and riders to life time skiing and riding enthusiasts by offering a FREE All-Mountain Sugarbush Season Pass (a $1,629 value) to anyone (13 and over) who completes an introductory 3-lesson package ($255). In fact, over the last four years Sugarbush has had 658 graduates. From twenty-somethings to grandfathers, Sugarbush's First Timer to Life Timer graduates are proving that learning to love skiing and riding has no age limits.

Mt. Ellen 50th Anniversary

  • This year Sugarbush celebrates Mt. Ellen's 50th Anniversary. Originally opened by Walton Elliott as Glen Ellen in 1963, the mountain boasted the greatest vertical descent in the east and used the tiered chairlift system familiar with Sugarbush skiers today. In 1978 Glen Ellen was purchased by neighboring Sugarbush Resort and was renamed Sugarbush North. In 1995 the two ski areas would become connected via the Slide Brook Express - still the world's longest detachable chairlift. From Thursday, January 9th through Sunday, January 12th Sugarbush will host a Mt. Ellen 50th Anniversary Celebration. Numerous time-honored Mt. Ellen customs will take place including a 1960s-era ski day, The Elliot Sunday brunch buffet, Gelandesprung competitions, fireworks, and more.

Partnership with Mad River Glen

  • Sugarbush continues to partner with neighboring ski resort Mad River Glen on a variety of offerings. The Threesome College Pass, introduced last year, provides skiers with access to both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush as well as Mad River Glen. For an additional $80, For20s pass holders at Sugarbush can gain access to Mad River Glen midweek. Throughout the season the two ski areas also host events together including the Big Kicker in November and the Warren Fourth of July Parade. The three mountains are spread out over the same 9 miles of ridgeline with very short drives separating their base areas; Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen are connected by the Slide Brook Express chairlift.
 
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