Win's Word

Getting a Jump on Lift Maintenance

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In a recent Win's Word, I mentioned that we would be making lift maintenance our top priority this summer, and we have begun actively pursuing that. Unexpectedly, we got an early start on Heaven's Gate as the motor - which had been rebuilt earlier this year - had a drive shaft break Monday morning as the lift was starting up. We will be installing a new motor (so that project will be behind us) and will have the lift spinning this weekend through the end of the season.

It is hard to believe that the end of the season is even remotely near, as both nighttime and daytime on- and off-piste skiing is as good as it has been. It does look like temperatures will be moderating as we approach the weekend, and we are likely to see some mixed weather on Thursday evening into Friday. We might actually see temperatures in the mid thirties. Clearly the sugar makers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring and so are those of us who like goggle tans.

It will be a busy weekend with Pond Skimming at Lincoln Peak on Saturday and our end-of-season celebrations at Mt. Ellen—including events from our 50th anniversary celebration postponed due to weather. We will have the Gelandesprung Championship event in the base area, followed by the popular Cowbell Champagne Party in the Green Mountain Lounge. Hit the cowbell with the cork and win a prize. WBOS 92.9 Rock ‘n Ride will play from noon on, and then we’ll cap off the day with a torchlight parade and fireworks at 7:45pm. It will be a fun day and evening, so plan on joining the party.

As you know, season passes for next year are on sale at the lowest prices through May 7th. Any new purchaser of an all-mountain pass can also ski & ride free through the rest of this season.

So don't get out those golf clubs, sail boats, soccer cleats, tennis racquets or lacrosse sticks yet. Spring skiing and riding is the best, and we have a lot left.


About Win Smith
President & Owner

So what would you expect a former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch to do when he retires? Lay low in the islands? Nope. He moves north and works seven days a week right here at Sugarbush. Check out what he's been thinking.

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