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Summer Sendoff - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, August 23, 2012

As one of the most beautiful summers in memory winds down, it's hard not to feel grateful. Nature owes us nothing, so it's not like we can say that it was deserved after enduring other weather challenges in the past year. (Speaking of which, there is a great music fest at Flatbread this weekend that will benefit the long term recovery efforts from Irene.) Regardless of how or why we got this incredible stretch, the important thing is to enjoy the glory as much as possible, before it's gone.

Look out below.
Look out below. Photo by SM.

Late summer and early fall are the classic Vermont cross-over seasons, blending the finest features of both, with almost none of the drawbacks. Summer's skeeters are just about gone, but the wildflowers are in full bloom. Gardens are pumping out fruits and veggies at peak rates, all while the trees are starting to show their brilliant autumn hues. The trails are dry, the temps are perfect, and most of us have some semblance of summer fitness and skill-growth under the belt.

In short, it is one of the best times to be here, at least for the next month and half. After that, winter usually takes over very quickly at Sugarbush. Remember winter? Get your pass now for the best rates!     

Coach Diggity remembers winter
Coach Diggity remembers winter.

While summer is still awesome, I can admit that looking at this snowy picture gets my blood racing a little. There is nothing like the cold comfort of a powder day, although that doesn't mean unfrozen water has no redeeming qualities.  

Soothing in so many ways.
Soothing in so many ways.

So as we begin the slow slide into cold, let's celebrate summer and fall for all they are worth.

Hole in one beautiful place.
Hole in one beautiful place.

Capturing moments at the VT Festival of the Arts
Capturing moving moments at the VT Festival of the Arts

The colors are coming.
The colors are coming.

Family fun on the Blueberry Lake trails.
Family fun on the Blueberry Lake trails.

Rolling rocks at Blueberry Lake. Please help us finish the trails!
Rolling rocks at Blueberry Lake. Please help us finish the trails! 
There is a work day this Sunday, August 26th, from 9am-1pm.
For more info, click here.  

The weekend looks great again, and we hope to see you soon.

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange 


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