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Spring Swing - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Winter's hold at Sugarbush finally broke this week. The last snowfall was on Monday, and since then, the mountain has been transitioning into a full spring swing.

We have had solid refreezes most nights, which is key for producing ideal amounts of mid-day softening. The sun has been out a bunch too. Between the blue skies and incredible mid-April cover, we are rocking some of the best late season conditions in years.

Egan making an air turn on Stein's yesterday.
Egan making an air turn on Stein's yesterday.

With another eight inches falling over the weekend, our tally is just shy of two hundred and eighty inches. We even have three natural snow trails open, down from twelve earlier in the week. You can still ski in the woods on the upper mountain and snowmaking trails are holding strong.

Monday mornings aren't so bad with this as your view.
Monday mornings aren't so bad when this is your view.

Village, Heaven's Gate and Bravo lifts will be running this weekend, with around thirty trails. Gate House cafeteria will be open too. We are scheduled to run 9 AM - 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday looks like a stellar day, and Saturday only has a small chance for precipitation. 

Three signs for Center Fayston ... old school, new school and pre-school.
Three signs for one road. Old school, new school and pre-school. 

We still plan to stay open daily through April 28th, and a celebratory Cinco de Mayo closing is looking likely. If we make it to the first weekend in May, it will be really close to two hundred days of lift-served skiing and riding at Sugarbush.

Fresh video from this week. 

Even with the extended option, the clock is running down on Winter 2012-2013. You can put off mowing the lawn for a few days with no real impacts, but it will be five months before the lifts spin again. This seems like an obvious choice. Ski now, mow later. 

Sugarbush Single Chairs are still spinning!
Sugarbush single chairs are still spinning!

Top to bottom and wall to wall on Stein's yesterday.
Top to bottom and wall to wall on Stein's yesterday.

Same story on Ripcord.
Same story on Ripcord. 

Smooth move.
Smooth move.


Spring alpenglow.
Spring alpenglow on Monday.

Join us for another great weekend. Only two or three left ... we hope to see you soon!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange 

Ski in, ski out and a HUGE backyard.
Ski in, ski out and a HUGE backyard. 

Skiing on the mountain, fresh wild leeks by the river. We love spring!
Skiing on the mountain in the morning, fresh wild leeks by the river in the afternoon. We love spring in the Mad River Valley!

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