Seasonal Programs Bulletin

03/15/2017

Greetings Seasonal Programs Families,

Winter storm Stella is pounding the mountain just in time for the final weekend of Blazers. We will go out with a bang for sure! Snow is forecasted to continue through Thursday and temperatures remain comfortably cold for the next few days.

We are looking forward to our Annual BBQ for Adventure and Mini Blazers at noon on Sunday, March 19th in the Valley House Cafeteria. We will provide burgers, dogs, sodas, and the usual fixings. We ask for families with last names A-M to bring an appetizer or dessert and those with last names N-Z to bring a side dish. The ski day will end at noon, at which time coaches will deliver students back into your care. We encourage groups to sit together for lunch so that kids, parents, and coaches can say final goodbyes and make plans for next season.

New this year, we are planning an ice cream sundae party for Micro Blazers on Sunday, March 19th. Micro coaches will not bring the groups to the Valley House for the BBQ, but instead will plan on delivering students back to parents at 2:00 PM in the Schoolhouse. Micros and their parents can enjoy building a yummy treat as the perfect end to the season. We will provide everything needed for this pint-sized party.

Mt. Ellen Blazers will have a pizza party to round out their season.

I am sure you have heard the news about Sugarbush becoming part of the Mountain Collective. This Saturday, March 18th our 2017-18 Season Passes will go on sale at their lowest rates. For the first time, our seasonal programs will also go on sale at last year's early season price. This is an amazing deal and we encourage you to reserve your spot right away. Places are limited, especially in programs such as Diamond Dogs and Ski Mountaineers.

I am still receiving inquiries about end-of-season gratuities for coaches. While tipping is always at your discretion, we are part of the service industry and a 15-20% tip is the general guideline for a job well done. Micro coaches work as a team, so tips go into a pool to be shared amongst all those that work with your littlest ones.

Thank you all so much for being part of our Sugarbush family this season. We plan to be skiing into early May, and there are lots of fun events to enjoy, including Vermont Specialty Food Day, Island Weekend, Pond Skimming, and the Stein's Challenge competition.

See you on the mountain soon,

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