Monday, August 23, 2010
Our new buildings are officially named.
The white building that will greet you first this winter will be named The Schoolhouse. Complete with clock and school bell, it will be home to our winter Micro, Mini and Sugar Bear programs. It will be the center of our summer children's programs and will also provide space for evening kid's activities throughout the year. I am also pleased to announce that Melanie Hall will be the new leader of our winter Bear programs. Melanie is a lifelong resident of the Valley and has been with Sugarbush for eight years, actively involved in both our winter and summer children's programs. Many of you already know Melanie, but if you do not you will immediately grow to recognize her charming and cheerful personality and her ability to relate to children and their families.
Our second new building will be a brownish color with red trim and will be named The Farmhouse. It will house our new Sunrise Cafe, tickets and season pass offices, Clay Brook sales, our adult Ski & Ride School, rentals and repairs, public lockers, and restrooms . We ran a naming contest for this building and had nearly three hundred entries and many great suggestions. Sara Kessler from the Valley and Todd Wolk from Long Island both suggested "The Farmhouse" so they will be our guests at an Allyn's Lodge dinner this winter.
Construction is moving along well, with the roof trusses up on The Schoolhouse and much of the framing completed. Framing and roofing on The Farmhouse will continue this week, after which the building will really start to take shape. Site work is also coming together. Our new entry path is apparent. And the cement walls for the stairs that will lead from The Farmhouse to Gate House Plaza will be poured this week.
Season passes and seasonal programs are now on sale and you can get our early season prices through September 15th, so don't forget to buy now for the best values.
As the nights are getting colder, leaves are already starting to change and our thoughts are turning to winter. However, summer activities are in full-swing through Labor Day (weekends only after that).
Please put Community Day -- Saturday, October 9th -- on your calendar. We will have our annual community meeting to share our plans for the future, an afternoon BBQ, and the Bravo lift, zipline and bounce house will be humming.
Of course, as we near peak foliage there is no nicer place to be than on the golf course. My favorite viewing spot is from the 7th hole.