SugarBlog

There are a lot of interesting people at Sugarbush, and the good news is most of them have something to say. Check out our latest blog posts including Win's Word, written by our President Win Smith, Stoke Exchange, Sugarbush Living, and more.

Blog Image Link

Sugarbush Magazine

Trial by Snow - Abundance Leadership begins June 26th at Sugarbush

In a one-of-a kind program hosted at Sugarbush, participants boost their leadership skills through physical and mental challenges.

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Stoke Exchange

Lush Flush

With good temps and nice mix of rain and sunshine, the Mad River Valley is exploding with a lush flush of spring growth. Sometimes, it feels like you blink and suddenly there is a new flower or plant that just bloomed right in front of you.

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Stoke Exchange

Spring Roll

Whether it's a first round of golf, jump in the river, trail hike or bike ride of the season, there is something special about getting your spring rolling with fun warm weather adventures. Last week, we were still getting tastes of winter. Mt. Washington in NH even set a May storm record with 33" of new snow. 

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Win's Word

Green Up Day

Each year, Vermont has Green Up Day, where our fellow citizens walk throughout the state, cleaning up trash that was accumulated over the winter months...

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Stoke Exchange

Mad May

Like October, May is a month that commonly brings weather surprises, as the overlapping seasons battle each other for prominence. This week brought snow all the way to the valley floor, with some accumulation on the mountain. 

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Stoke Exchange

The Fourth Awakens

Spring in the Mad River Valley seems to take a long time to wake up, but then quickly hits hyperspace speed, racing from mono-chromatic April to the rainbow spectrum of May in the blink of an eye. We all remember the brilliant fall displays, but sometimes forget about the vibrant vernal promenade of multi-colored buds, flowers and catkins. The waves of leaves and fresh growth have begun to climb the hillsides, fleshing out the skeletal forests and dormant fields with their summer muscles. 

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Win's Word

Continued Adventures

I mentioned that one of our veteran lift mechanics, Ken Stridsberg, told me that the hornets were building their nests high again, and that we would be in for a snowy winter.

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

What's New

Mountain Views: Adventures Ahead

A snowy winter it was, indeed! 363 inches is serious snowfall, despite the seemingly constant rollercoaster of freeze-thaw cycles. The snowfall, which helped us stay open for 154 days this season, contributed to some of the deepest powder runs in years.

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Stoke Exchange

Turnover Overture

We're winding down the wild winter of 2016-17 with our famous Ski and Tee Weekend on April 30th - May 1st, honoring the end of lift-served skiing and riding, and the beginning of golf. Our seasonal turnover is really an overlap, proving once again that the fun never stops at Sugarbush.

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Win's Word

Reopening Next Weekend

Sunday marked the 151st consecutive day of skiing here at Sugarbush since last fall’s Thanksgiving Opening Day.  It will not be the last, however, as we plan to reopen this Saturday for three final days...

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Stoke Exchange

Spring Segue

Spring is fully in control at Sugarbush and the meltdown in the last 2 weeks has been steady. We went from 100% open, 72 trails and 6 lifts at Lincoln Peak with maximum seasonal snowpack on April 8th to 20 trails and 2 lifts today.

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Win's Word

A Surprising April

April has certainly been full of surprises.  The month got off to a terrific start with two powder Saturdays in a row followed by a delightful Pond Skimming event on Sunday...

READ MORE. . .
Blog Image Link

Sugarbush Magazine

The Sugarbush Study

Since 1971, Dr. Robert Johnson and his team have been conducting one of the largest studies on skiing and riding injuries in the world.

READ MORE. . .
LOAD MORE BLOG POSTS