Wednesday, June 8, 2011
With the weather turning warmer Rumble is a bit more lethargic, but I have had him groomed recently so he seems in better spirits and is looking forward to having more people around again. He thrives on attention. And all of the team at Sugarbush thrives on having you around to enjoy this special place.
It is only four weeks until the Fourth of July. After an extremely wet spring, the sun has been shining and with the addition of a steady breeze the mountain and golf course are really starting to dry out nicely. Everything is a lush green now, and the cool nights and warming days are getting all of us excited for the summer months ahead.
After pausing to catch our breath after a very busy and successful winter, we are gearing-up for what is going to be an eventful summer and fall.
The Green Mountain Opera Festival is now in full swing. As they prepare for formal performances, cast members are rehearsing in the Gate House and The Schoolhouse and a number of their rehearsals are open to the public. Last Sunday the annual Opera Brunch was held in Timbers and the rich voices of two of this year's artists filled our round-barn restaurant. "Figaro" was especially impressive in this setting.
In two weeks we will be hosting our first annual Brew Fest and it is shaping up to be a great event with over eighteen breweries and their beers available for tasting and four bands playing toe-tapping tunes. Get your tickets now -- there is a limit of 500 and they are going fast.
We officially kick-off summer at the mountain on Friday, June 24th. Friday is Kids’ Day and we are offering special rates for children to enjoy our zipline, lifts, disc golf, bounce house, swimming pool and golf course. Our mountain activities will be open every day through Labor Day.
Then we start a very active Fourth of July weekend. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is here on Friday, July 1st, and we are their first venue of the season. Come and enjoy a BBQ at the Castlerock Pub before the concert and fireworks. Saturday and Sunday will be days to play golf, take advantage of our on-mountain activities, and explore the Valley. Visit the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon plan on attending a great airshow at the Warren airport followed by Charlie Brown's film "The History of the Warren 4th of July Parade" that evening at the Gate House.
The finale, of course, will be the 63rd Annual Warren Parade on Monday, July 4th. You know, it never rains on the Warren Parade (unless of course Dave Seller's float slows it down). This year's theme is Act Like a Local (blank). Sugarbush will once again have a float and we are delighted to honor our locals as well as celebrate the fact that we are one of the few remaining truly locally-owned ski resorts in Vermont.
See you over the Fourth, or hopefully sooner.