Seasonal Programs Bulletin

02/22/2017

Greetings Seasonal Programs Families,

Happy Presidents' Week!

It is great to see so many of you here and I hope that you are enjoying all the additional activities and events that are taking place on and around the mountain.

The mild temperatures and soft snow last weekend allowed several of our groups to experience firsts: whether it was the first ride up the Bravo lift, on the Slide Brook chair, or an excursion out to the Church, we were challenging our skills and sense of adventure at all ages and stages of the program.

We are looking forward to getting back together with our groups this weekend and, if the weather cooperates, we will have our annual group photo session with professional photographer, snowshoe guide and Blazer Dad, Jason Morris, on Saturday morning. These group photos will be handed out at the end of the season.

On March 5th, Sugarbush is holding the High Fives Fat Ski-a-thon at Lincoln Peak. Teams will lap the Valley House Quad and give out high fives all day for a great cause. Each lap completed raises money to support the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation. All participants are invited to join an after party at the Valley House Base Lodge. This amazing day serves as a great way to have fun and enjoy the outdoors in the name of philanthropy.

The SkiMos are busy preparing for the Sugarbush Mountaineering race on March 19th. This is an annual event that draws ski mountaineers from all over New England. The details are still being worked out, but we will soon be looking for volunteer help for this event from our Blazer and SkiMo community. From registration and bib pick-up, to manning the course and assisting with the awards ceremony, we would love to get as many parents involved as possible. More details will come soon!

Also on March 19th is our annual end of season Blazer BBQ in the Valley House. Our ski day will finish at noon and we will all gather together to share food, memories, and say goodbye. This will mark the official end of the ski day with the coaches.

Please plan to attend the BBQ and bring a side dish (last names N-Z), appetizer or dessert (last names A-M), to share. Food will be staged in the Valley House Cafeteria. Typically, groups choose to sit together to eat lunch and say their final goodbyes, but we understand that when there are kids from the same family in different groups, it is not always possible. Please coordinate with your child's coach as to who is eating with whom.

We are certainly not done with winter yet and there is plenty more fun and adventure to be had!

I look forward to seeing you on the mountain soon,

Jill Wilkinson
Asst. Director and Seasonal Programs Manager
Sugarbush Ski & Ride School