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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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An Incredible Start

It appears that the hornets knew what they were doing last fall when they built their nests up high.  With 111” of snow since we started recording in late October, we are on track to possibly exceed the record total snowfall at Sugarbush prior to the end of the calendar year...

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The Holidays

Growing up, I was an only child with older parents. I always looked forward to the holiday season, knowing that Santa would come, leave a lot of presents, and I would not have siblings fighting with me over who got what...

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Opening Weekend, Operating Plans, and Snowmaking

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our opening days and first lift-accessed turns of the season.  I was very pleased with the quality of the snow on our four open trails at Lincoln Peak...

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New Opening Day

Could there be a white Thanksgiving?  The odds are looking good at this point. The warm temperatures of the past several days are preventing us from opening this weekend, but we are optimistic about an opening at Lincoln Peak next Wednesday...

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Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran’s Day and a time to remember and thank all of those who have served and are serving our great country.  Rather than speak about the winter season this week, I would like to share a story and ask everyone to hug a veteran today...

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First Snow

First snows always get us stoked for winter.  After a warm spell and fabulous foliage, the snows arrived here at Sugarbush from the base area up to the summit. Our new snow stake up at Heaven’s Gate measured around 6” last Sunday morning, but reports from others skinning around the Valley had that total closer to 12”...

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