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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Now that Winter 2012-2013 is officially over, how did it stack up? Sugarbush met our planned opening date of November 17th, and even had top-to-bottom turns right off the bat. We were just above average for total snow, although we almost set a December accumulation record. The last two weeks of 2012 were a non-stop powder fest.

Our Chief Recreation Officer kicking up the snow on the last day of the 2012-2013 season.
Our Chief Recreation Officer kicking up some snow on the last day.

While parts of January and February were relatively dry, it was a long consistent season, highlighted with some sweet storms, like Nemo. March started quietly, but quickly ramped up to a fever pitch of flying flakes.

It's okay to get Mad.
Join us this weekend for the Mad Triathlon. Get mad!

 

Thank you all for a great winter and spring!

Thank you all for a great 2012-2013 season!

Despite expectations, April did not feature many truly warm spring days. We were still getting snow into the middle of the month. Spring did arrive though, and the last three weeks were some of the best sun-soaked skiing and riding we've seen in a while.  

We finished on a high note last Saturday, May 4th, with free lift rides, soft snow, hot temps and brilliant skies. If you missed the party, we are sorry, because it was quite a day. November 17th, 2013 to May 4th, 2013 is a respectable stretch, nearly six months of turns and terrain features. 

Sugarbush Parks took it up another notch this season.
Sugarbush Parks took it up another notch this season.

Looking forward, we didn't even finish with winter before summer fun kicked off. The Sugarbush Golf Club opened last weekend and is in full swing already, with all 18 holes available. Early season rates apply, $50 for greens fees, including cart.

The Sugarbush Golf Club is greening up fast! 
The Sugarbush Golf Club is greening up fast!

After two weeks of non-stop sunshine, we have finally gotten some nice showers in the last day or so. With this desperately-needed dose of damp, you can literally watch the flora sprouting and growing today. 

Rock star!
Rock star.

The divide between seasons.
The divide between seasons.

It got really warm this past week.
It got really warm this past week.

Spring foliage.
Spring foliage.

Melting fast now.
Melting fast now.

Mad River riding.
Mad River riding.

The fun never stops at Sugarbush and in the Mad River Valley. if you've only been here during winter, you are missing the best time of the year. The weekend weather looks a little mixed, but Sunday should be an ideal May day to play outside. Re-discover Sugarbush this spring and summer. See you on the mountain! 

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange  

More rock stars. Thanks GMVS!
More rock stars. Thanks GMVS!

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John Atkinson

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Follow our own 'John of all Trades' as he explores and documents adventures in and around Sugarbush Resort and the Mad River Valley.

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