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Multi-Sport May - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Let's get the big news out of the way first >>> Sugarbush is reopening this weekend, and the skiing and riding are FREE!

Egan ripping Ripcord last weekend.
Egan ripping Ripcord last week.

If you want to save time at the ticket window, sign-up here to get on the will-call list. As a benefit, we are asking for donations to help the Vermont Land Trust preserve the iconic Bragg Farm in Fayston. Season passholders don't need another lift ticket, but are welcome to contribute to the fundraising effort.

How Lincoln Peak looked this morning.
How Lincoln Peak looked this morning.

We will have Stein's and Coffee Run, served by the Valley House lift. Stein's got groomed last Sunday night, so it should still be relatively smooth for first chair. The terrain park on Racer's Edge will also be open with easy hike access from the base area. Weather permitting, we will have the same terrain on Sunday.

Almost 7 months of turns and terrain parks!
Almost 7 months of turns and terrain parks!
 

It's been hot and dry this week, and we expect more of the same for the weekend. The May multi-sport season is in full swing.

Sugarbush Pro RJ Austin driving it to Stein's.
Sugarbush Pro RJ Austin driving it to the mountain.

The Sugarbush Golf Club opens Friday May 3rd at 8 AM. That's tomorrow morning. At minimum, the front 9 will be ready, and the back 9 may open later in the weekend. Hogan's Pub will be open too. Greens fees with a cart are only $50. You could ski and golf all weekend for $100.

Teed off.
Teed off.

Fall? No, spring!
Fall? No, spring!

The low and mid elevation hiking and biking trails are mostly dusty dry, thanks to the prevailing pattern. Leaf-out is quickly happening and groundcover is visibly sprouting. Hearty folks are even swimming in the river already. Ski in the morning, bike to the river and swim in the afternoon? Nice!

Rolling in Northfield.
Rolling in Northfield.  

Looking ahead, next weekend is the 36th Annual Mad Triathlon on May 11th. The famous Waitsfield Farmer's Market starts May 18th. The BrewGrass Festival and Eastern States Cup bike races are June 15-16th. 

Stein's Moon.
Stein's Moon.

Ready for some BBQ on Saturday?
Ready for some BBQ this weekend?

Remember your sunblock!
Remember your sunblock!

We are excited to see all our old friends and meet some new ones this weekend. Sugarbush is one of only three ski areas that will be open on the entire East Coast. Better be here!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange 

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