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Hello Seasonal Program families

March is upon us, but winter is still going strong! There is no sign of a thaw anytime soon and we are enjoying fresh snow again on top of our outstanding base.

This past weekend saw lots of activity, once again, across all our programs.

Saturday was a bluebird day with crisp air and a perfect sky. Trails were fun and fast, glades were bumpy and mostly well tracked--although a few soft spots could be found if you searched for them. On Sunday, several groups participated in the High Fives Fat Ski-a-thon at Mt. Ellen. They completed laps to raise money and awareness for the High Fives Foundation that helps to support injured athletes in their recovery journeys. It is great for the kids to be part of the larger picture and give their time and support to the mountain sports community.

Also on Sunday, we had groups participating in the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge. Focused on fun racing, the kids enjoyed the music, prizes, and medals.

We held our final Blazer snowboarding session on Sunday afternoon with ride coaches Eric and Andy. We had great success with balancing and making first turns. A few of the kids had been riding before, and they were linking turns with increased smoothness by the end of the afternoon. We have had several requests for a Blazer snowboarding group next season--we will keep you posted on that.

Don’t forget we have snowshoeing lined up for next Sunday and cross country skiing on Sunday, March 15th. If you are interested in signing up for these last optional clinics, please contact me at jwilkinson@sugarbush.com.

Looking ahead, the Castlerock Extreme Challenge is coming up this Saturday, March 7th. This is Sugarbush’s premier big mountain competition. Good luck to our qualified Juniors. A couple of our coaches have also entered and we wish everyone luck and clean landings. We will be rooting for you!

Blazer coaches will soon begin assessing each of their students and completing end-of-season comment cards.  Movements involving balancing, steering, tipping, and shaping will be assessed on a variety of terrain. Evaluations will be distributed at the Blazer End-of-Season Party on Sunday, March 22.

More snow is headed our way this week so the weekend is shaping up to be another great one!

See you on the mountain soon,,

Jill Wilkinson
Seasonal Programs Manager

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