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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.

Wins Word

Thinking of Skiing

Lili and I are thinking about another season of skiing. Her leg is healing and my eyes are clear. The beginning of snowmaking is only 60 days away. While excited about the winter, we also realize that we are entering one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Mad River Valley.

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Stoke Exchange

September Song

September's summer swan song has started and despite the 80 degree temps expected through Labor Day Weekend, the daily foliage additions are heralding seasonal changes. We started the 60 day countdown to snowmaking yesterday and the Valley House Lift Project is building at a feverish pace too.  

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Stoke Exchange

Best For Last

As is common for late August in the Mad River Valley, we're in a blissful stretch of weather, the fruit and veggies are pouring in and conditions for summer adventuring are near-perfect. Frankly, between the bright wildflowers, early foliage and crystal clear skies, the views are too idyllic to drive safely and it's only going to be more challenging as autumn arrives.

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Stoke Exchange

August Light

Late summer is currently cooking, with hot days, still nights, sweet berries and even sweeter local corn. The river and brooks are still comfortably cool, but places like Blueberry Lake and many of the smaller ponds have warmed up, even as the sunlight is starting to shorten noticeably.

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Sugarbush Living

Gadd Brook Progress Update

The area between Lincoln Peak Village and historic Sugarbush Village is busy with construction.

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Wins Word

Win's Word Seeing the mountain clearly

We take a lot of things for granted in life, and sometimes it takes an event to make us appreciate what we have.  I have been fortunate from birth to have been blessed with good health-- including good eye sight.

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Stoke Exchange

Sun Dance - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

While recently shoveling in handfuls of fresh blueberries, giant chanterelles and sweet tomatoes, I noted that if we could eat like it's early August all the time, I'd be pretty okay with that.

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Wins Word

A Busy August

August has become a busy month in The Mad River Valley and more and more families seem to take their summer vacations here to discover how many fun things there are to do.

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Stoke Exchange

Parallel Paradigms - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Are you having ski-ride dreams yet? We are.

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Stoke Exchange

Gold of Sunshine - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

The Mad River Valley has got its mid-summer glow.

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Sugarbush Living

Home Design Open House with Teri Maher

We'll be hosting a Home Design Open House with Teri Maher Interiors. 

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Wins Word

Live it! Love it!

In the past, I have written about various bittersweet moments. I witnessed yet another one recently as my mountain office came tumbling down.

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Sugarbush Living

Gadd Brook Breaks Ground

Construction began last week for Gadd Brook Slopeside, sixteen ski-in/ski-out condominiums at the base of Lincoln Peak.

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Wins Word

The Hills are Alive

I’ll borrow from that wonderful movie in saying ". . . the hills are alive with the sound of music". There are many members of the celebrated Von Trapp family right here in the Mad River Valley, but in the summer months, the musical sounds come from so many other musicians, as well. . .

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Stoke Exchange

Moving Average - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

While the Valley has gone full green, spring transition has been a bit back and forth. Last Saturday morning, the trails were all white with a late May dusting, although it was gone by noon. The tops of the mountains are just waking up, as the last vestiges of snow finally melt. 

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Wins Word

A Wrap on Winter

After 158 days, our ski season finally ended with two great weekend days. Several thousand guests enjoyed our seventeen open trails, including Stein's.

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