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The Arts of August

August is the month when the arts take over the Valley, with events to enjoy each and every day.  This year ‘s Skinner Barn production –Oklahoma--has been getting rave reviews.  And this Sunday, August 6th, we host Vermont Festival of the Arts’ “From the Ocean to the Mountains”,  an outdoor culinary celebration at Lincoln Peak that includes an afternoon scenic lift ride...

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Mountain Fun

I have written about our mission of cultivating a spirit of lifelong adventure and camaraderie here at Sugarbush. This week, I saw an example of that involving members of our community far off in Southeast Asia.

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Independence

On July 4th each year we celebrate our nation’s independence.  This year, our Sugarbush parade theme was “Proudly Independent”.  As we see increasing consolidation in the ski industry, we are proud to be independently owned and operated by a few families who love the Mad River Valley...

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Finishing My Ski Season

When my grandson, Jack, turned thirteen, I offered to take him on a ski vacation.  His mother did not want him missing school, so we waited to go until school ended last weekend. Jack’s father and uncle, both avid skiers, were able to join us...

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Camaraderie Remains

Last weekend, Lili and I attended my 50th reunion at Deerfield Academy where I spent my four high school years.

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A Green Mountain Marriage

Weddings at Sugarbush are special.  Lili and I know firsthand, as we were married here at Sugarbush in August 2011. . . 

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A Day of Remembrance and Change

While many consider Memorial Day to be the beginning of summer, it is important to remember what it really is.  Reflecting upon this-- remembering those who have served our nation and have allowed us to enjoy what we do today-- is important to do each year.

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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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