Friday, May 9, 2014
Thank you! Once again, our spring season-pass sales were very strong. I greatly appreciate your continued support of Team Sugarbush. As I mentioned earlier, this cash will be put to good use over the summer months on capital improvements that, we expect, will make next season even better for all.
After 159 days of skiing and riding, we ended last weekend with two days of skiing, riding and golf -- and some of us even went fishing, making a perfect Vermont trifecta. Weatherwise, Saturday was the far better day. Sunday proved to be grey and damp but about 200 people enjoyed a final day of top-to-bottom skiing. Midday a tree on German Flats Road fell and took down a power line. Electricity in the area was off for about an hour, but Green Mountain Power managed to get it back on and the lifts resumed turning until 5 PM. Unfortunately, rain fell pretty hard that day as well. So although Sunday was not the perfect ending to a long season, it was satisfying to know that we went into our final weekend with eighteen trails still open and top-to-bottom skiing.
The golf course has wintered well and only the 16th tee has any significant cold-weather damage. Once the temperatures rise a bit more, we will overseed it and soon it will look as good as the other seventeen tees. Our second wedding of the season is next weekend, and we have a wedding almost every weekend through the fall. Ticket sales for our Brew-Grass Festival are strong, so don't forget to get yours while they are still available. Also plan on joining us for lunch at Hogan's Pub and Castlerock Pub this summer, and don't miss breakfast or dinner at Timbers. Chef Todd's menu is getting great reviews and Bruce Hyde has settled into the restaurant manager role really well. We have some exciting new dining additions planned for the summer and look forward to sharing them with you.
I hope to see you this summer.