Powder for President’s Week pushes Sugarbush Resort back to 100%

02/20/2013

Powder for President’s Week pushes Sugarbush Resort back to 100%

Warren, VT (February 20, 2013) – Skiers and riders at Sugarbush Resort are busy gobbling up some of the best skiing and riding around this President’s Week holiday. Last night Sugarbush was blanketed with 5” of new snow.

With more snow in the forecast through tonight the Resort is expecting to open 100% of its terrain. Current predictions from the National Weather Service are for 8-10” of new snow through Thursday afternoon.

“Mother Nature seems to prefer to deliver the goods during peak holiday periods,” said Win Smith, President of Sugarbush Resort. “With this coming snowfall Sugarbush plans to reopen the Castlerock Lift with access to its legendary terrain.”

So far this season Sugarbush has received 194” of snow. In addition to the natural snow, Sugarbush Mountain Operations has extended the snowmaking season well past its normal schedule to ensure the Resort has significant base depths for the months to come.

“It is our intent to take this season as far as we can,” continued Smith “My hope is to be skiing and riding into May as we did two years ago.”

Sugarbush Resort is in the middle of an event filled President’s Week. On Sunday the Resort is hosting a United States Ski Mountaineering Association sanctioned Randonee Race. Also on the calendar are family events, art exhibitions, a cooking demonstration and a Birds of Prey performance by the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. On Saturday the Resort is hosting a day long series of events in partnership withChamplainCollege entitled Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit. Next week Sugarbush is also offering a number of ticket and ski school specials for the Vermont Vacation week. 

To learn more about Sugarbush Resort events or to check current mountain conditions visit sugarbush.com or call 800.53.SUGAR.

About Sugarbush
With 2600' of vertical, 111 trails, and 20 wooded areas on the trail maps, Sugarbush Resort's two mountains of Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen offer a true alpine experience for all levels of skiers and riders. Outside Magazine called the Mad River Valley, which includes Sugarbush the 'Best Ski Town in the East' (2010). Sugarbush was voted 'Favorite Ski Resort in New England' by Boston.com readers (2012) and received the OnTheSnow.com Visitor’s Choice Awards for 'Best Terrain in the Northeast' and “Best Overall Resort in the Northeast” (2012). Ski Magazine called Sugarbush “Vermont skiing at its best' (2011). For more information on Sugarbush, please visit sugarbush.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Sugarbush.VT.