Porsche Cars North America returns to Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort for the Porsche Winter Driving Experience
Feb. 4, 2014 (Warren, VT) - Porsche Cars North America is once again joining
forces with Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont to host a unique winter driving
program for prospective Porsche customers. The program will focus on
familiarizing participants with Porsche AWD technology and performance, as well
as demonstrating the capability of the 911 Carrera 4S with winter tires. The
Porsche Winter Driving Experience will run from Thursday, Feb. 6 – Sunday,
Feb. 9, 2014.
The Porsche Winter Driving Experience features a 1.5-mile driving course
starting at the base of Sugarbush’s Mt. Ellen, continuing midway up the mountain
via the Straight Shot trail, then turning and going down the Crackerjack trail. The
course features a series of corners and elevation changes designed to test the
capabilities of the 911 Carrera 4S under the guidance of Porsche Certified
“Porsche is thrilled to showcase the winter driving capabilities of the 911 Carrera
4S model in such a unique environment as the one created for us here at
Sugarbush” said Mick Pallardy, Porsche’s Area East Vice President. “It provides
the vehicles with the perfect situation to demonstrate the truly confident AWD
characteristics of the 911, when properly equipped with winter tires.”
The 911 Carrera 4S features a 3.8-liter boxer engine that delivers 400
horsepower at 7,400 RPM and has a top track speed of 185 mph. The 911
Carrera 4S combines power and winter driving performance with the intelligent
Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive system.
Dealers from PCNA Area East will host groups of clients at Sugarbush to
experience the 911 Carrera 4S first -hand in wintry conditions.
Guests of the event will lodge at Clay Brook Hotel and Residences, Sugarbush’s
slopeside accommodations. Courtesy Porsche Cayennes and Panameras will be
available for PWDE participants as well as Clay Brook owners and guests during
their stay at the hotel. During the day, guests may check out a car for a trip into
town; or in the evening, valet service will be available to take guests to dinner
around the Mad River Valley in Porsche vehicles.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Porsche again on this event. And I am
personally looking forward to discovering the limits of the 911 by driving it on the
mountain course at Mt. Ellen,” said President of Sugarbush Resort Win Smith.
The Porsche Winter Driving Experience at Sugarbush features two morning and
two afternoon driving sessions each day, for four days. While the Porsche Winter
Driving Experience runs through Feb. 9, Porsche vehicles will be available at the
resort to Clay Brook owners and guests to use through Feb. 23rd.
For more information on the Porsche Winter Driving Experience please visit
www.porschedriving.com or contact your local Area East Porsche dealers (Area
East dealers are located in the states of VA, MD, DE, PA, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH
and ME). Media inquiries may be directed to John Bleh (802.583.6814 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mick Pallardy (email@example.com).
About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche
sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220
people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 192 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide
Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and
leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.
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About Sugarbush Resort:
Sugarbush Resort is a four-season mountain resort overlooking the Mad River Valley of central Vermont.
With unparalleled recreational opportunities including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and golf,
Sugarbush offers guests an authentic Vermont recreational experience.