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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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National Safety Month

January is National Safety Month for the ski industry, and I wanted to talk about the many ways you can participate in activities and find resources to have a safe and fun experience here at Sugarbush...

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An Early January Update

The weekend in between New Year’s and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend is traditionally fairly slow.  That proved to be the case, but we still had over 8,000 visitors who enjoyed some very nice conditions...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all!  The holiday week here at Sugarbush was really a lot of fun.  Conditions improved throughout the week and the number of skiers did, as well.  In fact, we experienced the third busiest day ever on the Friday after the snow storm...

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Holiday Roller Coaster

This time of year, the nicest holiday present is spending time with family.  Lili’s four daughters were home for Christmas. My four were with in-laws, but they will be joining us this week, along with our six grandchildren, for some adventure and camaraderie here at Sugarbush...

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Silver Linings

There is a silver lining in every cloud, so it is said.  Well, after hitting 131” of total snowfall for the season (a record) and having some of the best few days of skiing at both Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen that I can remember, Mother Nature reminded us what historically can occur in the month of December...

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