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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.

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Great Late

Well, it doesn't feel like the end, but this is the final weekend of Mt. Ellen lift-service and we're only about a month away from Lincoln Peak's last day. That said, we're tracking a nice snow storm that is supposed to start tomorrow late morning and bring 8-12" through Saturday. With the weather trends this winter, we're hoping for a bit more than predicted too. 

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Snow Daze

Wow, what a week it has been. We're still basking in Stella's snowy glow and had a nice refresher storm yesterday too. Winter 2016-2017 continues to deliver at Sugarbush. 

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Mother Nature Gives a Bonus

Mother Nature surely gave us a bonus.  After several weeks of challenging weather, last Tuesday turned out to be the start of probably the best seven consecutive days of skiing that I have ever experienced...

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March Highs and Lows

Last week was an up-and-down few days here at Sugarbush. We learned that Vermont Sports readers ranked Sugarbush as the Best Ski Area in Vermont, and that Castlerock Pub bartender Rich Kendrick was voted the Best Bartender, with Shawn Fuschetto close behind as a runner-up...

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Take Three

So far, we've had two amazing stretches of winter weather this season and two interludes with warmer conditions. We seem to have returned to cold temps again and it is snowing too. Third time's the charm?   

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Joining the Mountain Collective

Yesterday, it was announced that Sugarbush has joined the Mountain Collective.  We are incredibly honored to be part of this prestigious group of ski areas and excited to offer this benefit to our passholders ...

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Mountain Views - Spring Surprises

Now that we've finally made it out of the plethora of Presidents' Week events and activities, we can turn our attention forward on all of our major spring events. Most of our spring events are annual mainstays with plenty of history behind them...

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Spring Memories

My family and I have some great memories of spring skiing at Sugarbush, and Lili reminds me that she only skis in the colder months to be ready for spring skiing.  I still have vivid memories of the spring of 2008.

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March On

While Mother Nature has been playing games with us recently and she looks like she has another round in store for next week, it is cold and snowing again today. March is one of our favorite months, usually filled with powdery promises and after February's super-soft opening, our taste for terrific turns has been totally tantalized.

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March: In like a lamb, out like a lion?

March is coming in like a lamb, so we are hoping it will also go out like a  lion while in between providing snowfall that we expect for March. March is often the snowiest month of the year, so we hopefully have a lot to look forward to... 

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Weather Rides in New England

Another roller coaster ride is in store.  The snow today is softening up, and some light showers are coming in by early afternoon and continuing into the evening.

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Peaks and Valleys

In the last week, we've gone from deep powder to an early taste of late season turns. This type of cycle is pretty common and we can safely expect more rounds of snow between now and the end of April. Besides, the dry snow changeover to a sampling of soft warm skiing and riding has been very sweet too.  

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Snowy Sequence

Winter 2016-2017 continues to deliver advancing accumulations, already matching our historic season-long average. That's right, everything from here on is just icing on the cake, pun intended.  

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Hornets Right Again

The hornets have really called it correctly again.  After Monday’s Nor’easter, the 251” of snow we have received at the summits this season now exceeds our annual average snowfall of the past 50 years...

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White Out

Snow is the most miraculous type of precipitation, infinitely complex in structure, beautiful as a landscape layer and way more fun than rain or ice. Skiers and snowboarders have a strong appreciation for snow, but even we can be surprised by its variety and quality. 

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Sneak Peak

Mother Nature has been successfully sneaking snow to Sugarbush for the last few weeks, yielding peak mid-winter conditions on a daily basis. Today fit right into the pattern, with an inch or so overnight, then a quick 2" fell between 6 AM and 10 AM. That's on top of the snow yesterday, the day before and everything that fell over the weekend.  

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The Snow Arrives

It never seems to fail. Whenever we leave the Valley, the snow arrives. I traveled to Colorado last week for a National Ski Areas Association Board meeting, and then spent a few days skiing with Lili at Breckenridge. We missed the great powder Sugarbush had been receiving, but did enjoy some bluebird days. However, I watched with envy the social media posts over the weekend...

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A Weekend of Celebration

This week, one of Sugarbush's great legends celebrates his 90th birthday, and another is feted on Sunday for his induction into the Ski and Ride Hall of Fame.

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