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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year! Sugarbush rang in 2014 with snowy cold and there are flakes flying right now, in fact. While we haven't had any major dumps yet, each accumulation is adding to the base. We were even able to re-open some natural snow trails, including Bravo, Exterminator and Spillsville.

While we could talk about weather all day, the real story this week is Mt. Ellen's golden 50th Anniversary. Although she is the youngest of the Valley's three alpine ski areas, she is also the tallest with the biggest vertical drop, and some contend, the friendliest of the bunch.

Happy 50th to Mt. Ellen!
Happy 50th to Mt. Ellen!

The party starts next Thursday, January 9th, with $6.50 Mt. Ellen lift tickets, the original 1963 price. The celebration ramps up from there, with old school fun for all ages through Sunday, January 12th. Break out your tartan plaid and join us for the festivities!

Check out the 2013-2014 Sugarbush Magazine for a full Mt. Ellen retrospective.
2013-2014 Sugarbush Magazine has a full Mt. Ellen retrospective. 

Sugarbush Parks rocks!
Sugarbush Parks rocks!


Check out a fresh parks edit from Ian Compton's The Weak.


Today's 1st Tracks Snow Report.

Frostlines.
Frostlines. 

Heaven's Gate snuggling.
Heaven's Gate snuggling.

Staying warm in Allyn's Lodge.
Staying warm in Allyn's Lodge.

Coach Diggity and crew.
Coach Diggity and Dylan.

Blazer air on Sleeper.
Blazer air on Sleeper.

Magic carpet kids.
Magic carpet kids.

Bush Pilot (and SB patroller) Eric getting 1st tracks.
Bush Pilot (and SB patroller) Eric getting 1st tracks.

Fun in the sun.
Fun in the sun.

Castlerock looms.
Castlerock looms. We are making snow at the lift entrance now.

We've got snow in the forecast through tomorrow and then the weekend temperatures are supposed to moderate. The skiing and riding are great ... join us for a fun weekend!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange
Staff PhotographerSnow ReporterCoach 
 

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