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May The 4th Be With You

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yes, the snow is finally gone and the mountains have turned fully green again. Summer has blossomed in the Mad River Valley.

You know what that means ... the FUN kicks back into high gear! In addition to the SHARC and Sugarbush Golf Course, our mountain activities are open seven days a week.

We have a a full schedule of mountain activities, events and camps throughout June, July, August and into the fall. If you are tired of crowded beaches and hot pavement, Sugarbush is an ideal alternative.

Check out the non-stop 4th of July celebration, starting Thursday night at Timbers' Suds Sippin' Sitdown Summer Beer Dinner, five beers, five courses, $50. On Friday evening, Sugarbush welcomes the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, which will be capped by the first fireworks display of the long weekend.

A defining Mad River Valley event ... the Warren 4th of July Parade.

If you haven't been to the Parade, it is well worth the effort to come for the experience. There are few better celebrations of our democratic freedoms.

Humor is an important ingredient.

The Lincoln Nebula.

We have two fireworks shows this 4th of July holiday. The first show is Friday, July 1st after the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. The big finale is Monday, July 4th. Oooooh ..... aaaaah.

Looking beyond the 4th of July, our popular camps are already rolling. A parent said that this is the one camp that was non-negotiable with her kids. Everything else was second to Sugarbush! Space is limited, remember to sign up now.

New this summer ... we have several two day trampoline camps scheduled with Sugarbush's USSA-certified Aerials Coach Jon Smith. For more information, call 802-583-6819 or 802-583-6700.

Sugarbush Adventure Camps are much more than Hide-n-Seek and arts and crafts.

Just ask this crew ...


Or this wild bunch.

We don't visit the Mad River much during winter, but once it melts and warms up, the river is a focal point of the Valley. Along the flow, there are several top-rated swim holes, numerous waterfalls and countless quiet nooks and crannies.

Sometimes the Mad can be very happy.

A favorite localvore food of our campers, delicious wild mountain strawberries.

Our Skills for the Hills and First Timer to Life Timer programs are fun for everyone.

Many of us are passionate skiers and snowboarders. Gravity propels our adventures all winter long. When the snow melts though, a lot of us drift away for the summer. However, the gravity is still here and still working.

Mountain biking is incredibly similar to skiing and riding, except that the weather is warm and a swim in the river is a common apres-ride activity. You owe it to yourself to experience the fun of downhill in the summer!

We've been working hard to get the mountain ready for you. Check updates here.

Part of the trail crew. His job is mowing and brush clearing.

Sugarbush is as much fun in the summer as it is in the winter, come share it with us. We hope to see you soon!

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

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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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