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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hello everyone,

Opening Day and the first weekend of turns were really sweet. Thanksgiving Day was extra tasty, complete with a foot of powder to kick off the season in style. The temps warmed up though and we had a few days of prime spring skiing too. Apparently, Mother Nature doesn't care about the calendar.  


The cold has come back though and the snowguns are currently laying down fresh layers at both Mount Ellen and Lincoln Peak. We will re-open as soon as possible and there is a strong push to get rolling for the weekend. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for up-to-the-minute info.

One of our Blazer kids getting her ski legs ready. Go Rachel!

This Saturday, December 3rd, is the People's Rail Jam at Lincoln Peak. Tony and the Parks crew have been working hard to have great terrain features available all season long. Be sure to check out the rail jam and the Allyn's Traverse park!

Here are some more fun and informative upcoming events at Sugarbush:

Dec 6 Abundance Leadership Overview Webinar - Achieve maximum leadership impact and organizational performance!
Dec 10 Flyin Ryan Foundation Ski with Lars Chickering-Ayers for Diamond Dogs and interested Blazer groups
Dec 10 USASA Night Rail Jam at Lincoln Peak
Dec 10 SugarBash - Sugarbush's annual birthday bash, with a vintage costume contest, free appetizers (while they last) and kickin' tunes by The Grift!
Dec 12-16 Valley Ski Week - The best tune-up to start your season right!
Dec 17 Seasonal Programs Kick-off Party - Another reason to celebrate!







The third rail.

Opening weekend always feels like a reunion. People you haven't seen since April come out of the woodwork, it's a memory test to remember all the names and faces. The party atmosphere welcomes and surrounds though, around every corner is another old friend.  

Welcome back, Jim!

Like a kid at Christmas, I've been looking out the window all day, making sure the snowguns are still blowing. Every time I've looked, Jester just keeps getting whiter. Yeah!

Coach Ned enjoying some soft turns on Jester.

In fact, there is a fangun storm in the base area, which bodes well for both the rail jam and for top-to-bottom access. Last year, we experienced a similarly slow start, which was easy to forget with all the powder that followed.

Keep the faith, winter is just getting going. We hope to see you soon.

John Atkinson
Director of Strategic Programs and Partnerships
802-583-6534 | jatkinson@sugarbush.com 

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