Sugarbush lands in SBCs Top Ski and Snowboard Resorts

01/26/2010

Sugarbush

SBCA regular powerhouse the ‘Bush has a history of developing all-star Ice Coast rippers. Twin mountains with 4,000-plus skiable acres, and a vertical drop of 2,600 feet means there’s plenty of steep, fun terrain to get loose on. Trailside launches and hits converge with famous tree riding, the once-elusive gullies pruned by renegade shredders in the summer have now become full-on glades, open and fast with the right amount of snow.

Lincoln, Castlerock and North Lynx comprise 'Sugarbush South,' a perfect mix of beginner slopes, intermediate cruisers, and sheer-faced expert terrain. Mt. Ellen and Inverness round out 'Sugarbush North,' offering a steeper and more compact riding experience, plus a well-shaped and progressive park system, and training slopes for the Green Mountain Valley School ski team. The recent installation of the Slide Brook Lift connecting South and North, and opened up a large swath of backcountry tree riding in the ridges and saddles between Sugarbush’s two areas.

The Latest:
The ‘Bush is pruning out eight new wooded areas totaling some 55 acres of natural terrain and gladed tree skiing.

Must Hit:
No snowmaking and a steep and rock-littered slope make Castlerock are the best comparison to west coast resort riding around. If there’s minimal pow, Jester off Lincoln Peak delivers endless trailside jump fun.


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