Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Much to Rumble's delight, a Canadian cold front has arrived so our days and nights are cooling down now and feeling more like September. The colors are definitely coming out on the mountain, and I think this early autumn rain might make an especially beautiful foliage season this year. My favorite spot in early October is on the seventh tee of the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club where you can enjoy spectacular views while teeing-up for a downhill par four and also where there is a beautiful wedding ceremony site.
Another great place to enjoy the autumn views is from our new Rice Brook Residences. We now have only five condominiums available for sale. Take a look at our newest video for a fuller understanding of the fantastic views and the quality of construction. If you are interested in taking a tour, or would like more information about ownership opportunities, please contact Wendy Brauer or Kyle Neyer at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800.806.1070 or stop by the Real Estate Office in The Farmhouse.
With the trees beginning to change, our team is working fast and furious to prepare for another great winter season. My thanks to all of you who took advantage of our early season pass pricing. Once again, your support has been terrific. Our two new Pisten Bully groomers will be arriving shortly as will our HKD snowmaking towers for Upper Organgrinder, Stein's and Downspout. Soon we will be testing the system and preparing to fire-up the snow guns around the first of November, if temperatures allow, with a goal of skiing top-to-bottom on Saturday, November 23rd.
In addition to our work on the mountain, paving projects will begin at both Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak. There will be some traffic disruptions because of this. As part of the paving, we will replace a culvert under Village Road across from the firehouse. This will require a detour through the SHaRC parking lot to the Sugarbush Access Road for a couple of days, so plan a few more minutes to get around. Once the paving is completed, however, our roads are going to be in great shape for a long time.
Another ongoing project has required us to close SHaRC for a few weeks, with a planned reopening in time for Community Day weekend. Guests will enjoy a new ladies' locker room, a freshly painted indoor pool area, a refurnished aerobics floor and new weight equipment. Renovations at the Mt. Ellen base lodge and at the Valley House are well along, too, and we will recarpet Timbers during the month of November when we close for pre-season cleaning.
I hope to see you on Community Day weekend or on the mountain in a couple of months. It won't be long now.
P.S. Once again, the hornets are building their nests high.