John Egan's Bush Pilots

John Egan is more than a famous Warren Miller film star, he is a gifted coach and an exceptional mountain guide, and his Bush Pilots is the best way to get access to the goods on our mountain. Bush Pilot coaches under Egan’s leadership include the members of the VT North Pro Team, a remarkable group of international big mountain pros who proudly to call the Mad River Valley home, verifying Egan’s credo that "If you can ski here, you can ski anywhere". With a program that takes full advantage of Sugarbush's incomparable big-mountain terrain, even the most world-traveled expert skiers enjoy using Bush Pilots to get ready for their next skiing adventure, whether it's across the Valley or across the globe.

Meeting every Saturday from December 16, 2017 to March 17, 2018 from 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM, Bush Pilots is a seasonal program unique on the American ski scene. Take the incomparable big-mountain and wilderness terrain available at Sugarbush, sprinkle in fresh snow, add Egan and his team of the finest Sugarbush pros, and you end up thigh deep in the best expert coaching this side of Chamonix.

Bush Pilots participants must be expert skiers of 18+ years in good physical condition who ski aggressively on black diamond or double black diamond terrain. This group is fast-paced and demanding, with lift-rides often being the only reprieve. Bush Pilots must have a Sugarbush Premium Pass and are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible so as not to miss out on any adventures or guest coaches.

As group interest dictates, additional early morning or late afternoon adventures may be planned. Participants should be well equipped with fat skis, good bindings (alpine, AT, or telemark) and should seriously consider backpacks with food, water, backcountry gear, and extra layers.

Maximum 30 participants.

Early Rate (through Sept 13, 2017): $1380

Regular Rate (after Sept 13, 2017): $1490

2017/18 Bush Pilot program is full.  Please call 802.583.6819 to be put on the wait list.