The Sugarbush Wall of Fame was established as part of the resort’s 60th anniversary celebration in 2018-2019, and annually recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to “cultivating a spirit of lifelong adventure and camaraderie among Sugarbush staff, guests, and the community.”

The submission period has officially closed. Our selection committee has chosen inductees this winter for our Wall of Fame Ceremony which has been moved to March 30th.

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      Bill and Mary Bozack
      The Bozacks both served as longtime ski patrollers, first at Glen Ellen and then later Sugarbush after Glen Ellen was acquired. Bill served first as Patrol Director and later as Mountain Manager. During his time at Sugarbush Bill was chosen as Outstanding Pro Patroller twice by the National Ski Patrol (NSP), served on the NSP Board of Directors three times, and expanded the new certification program for both paid and volunteer patrollers across the nation (Bill is certified #1).

      Mary achieved the highest NSP ranking (certified #26) and became the first female member of PSPA-East in 1973. She also held many committee positions with the NSP including Assistant Division Director for Eastern Division, Eastern Division Ski & Toboggan Advisor, and Regional Junior Patrol Advisor. Mary and Bill later went on to work for MountainGuard Insurance Program, where they continue to work as independent contractors. Mary received the Safety Impact Award from NSAA, and alongside Bill has also been honored with the Pioneer Award from the Intermountain Ski Areas Association.

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      Harry Hutchinson
      Harry Hutchison discovered the Mad River Valley through his and his wife Geri’s travel vacation business in New York City, helping organize numerous trips for guests to Sugarbush, their favorite mountain resort. Eventually, the two moved to Vermont and Harry began his career at Sugarbush in 2003 as a Guest Services Representative. He eventually went on to manage the Guest Service Department for thirteen years overseeing Sugarbush Ambassadors and all things guest service. His philosophy was to be hands on, smile, and treat every guest as he would have liked to be treated. Upon retiring, Harry returned to Sugarbush in several other roles including as a Sugarbush Ambassador, and then later as a snowshoe guide and landscaper, both of which he still does to this day.
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      Arthur Williams
      One of the original investors of Sugarbush, Arthur Williams moved to the Mad River Valley in 1958 with his family, teaching in the one-room schoolhouses in Fayston and Moretown. Arthur then went on to serve three terms in the Vermont Legislator as a representative for Fayston. He founded The Friends of the Vermont State House, The Community Fund, and also served as Director of the Vermont Council of the Arts. Arthur was both an avid polo player and skier and could be found most winter days taking runs and enjoying a cup of coffee in the lodge.

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      Walt Elliot
      Walt Elliot founded Glen Ellen in 1963. Neighbors to nearby Sugarbush, he focused on juxtaposing Sugarbush’s Mascara Mountain vibe with a more family-oriented resort. Walt started a number of events and traditions that continue to this day including pond skimming, cowbell champagne parties, and gelandesprung. He was also a big proponent of ski racing, with Glen Ellen becoming one of the first eastern resorts to adopt NASTAR ski racing, as well as host the USSA National Championships. Walt owned and operated Glen Ellen for a decade before it was eventually acquired by Sugarbush in 1979.
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      Brook Weston

      Brook Weston was born in the Mad River Valley in 1955 to a then ski instructor at Mad River Glen. Each fall Brook would transfer schools to be at whichever ski area his father, Frank, was a Ski School Director. He eventually returned to the Valley in 1977 and landed a job in the Repair Shop at then Glen Ellen under the tutelageofCarl Ettlinger, ownerofVermont Ski Safety. After 2 years, Glen Ellen was purchased by Sugarbush Valley Corp. and Brook took the job as Managerofthe Repair Shop at Sigi Sports where he would spend the next 15 years. When Les Otten purchased Sugarbush he decided to purchase real estate in Sugarbush Village where he started what is now known as Mountainside Ski Service. The ski shop celebrates their 27th year this season.

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      Tony Chiuchiolo

      Tony Chiuchiolo grew up riding Sugarbush and its terrain parks, eventually joining the team in 2007. Tony became Terrain Park Manager in 2008, holding the position until 2014 and transforming the program into oneofthe best on the East Coast. Tony helped build the Sugarbush Parks movement into a tightknit, yet welcoming community, expanding the operation across multiple trails and numerous events throughout the winter. He helped train the next generationofthe park crew, leaving a legacy that continues on today. He also served as Events Manager afterwards, helping to strengthen relationships with partners and bring new events to the resort.

      Al and Jane Hobart

      An alpine racer originally from New York City, Al moved to the Mad River Valley in 1963. When he arrived he was an active racer in the Master's series, winning national championships in GS and slalom. After coaching the Valley Junior Racing Club from 1966 - 1972, he and fellow coaches went on to found Mad River Valley School, where he and his wife Jane welcomed students right into their home in 1973 before expanding to other spaces. The academy would later become Green Mountain Valley School, with a full campus in Fayston, and would go on to include training facilities on Inverness at Sugarbush's Mt. Ellen, where it resides to this day. Since 1973, Al has served as Headmaster, a teacher, an alpine coach, and a Trustee, overseeing all aspectsofthe school and truly holding it in trust while Jane taught almost every subject and served as a college counselor. Al and Jane have served the school for 50 years and they remain deeply invested in its future.

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      John & Barbara King
      For over 25 years, Barbara King and her late husband John have been sharing their love and enthusiasm for the resort as Sugarbush Ambassadors. They have been among the longest serving Ambassadors in the program, making routine treks to Vermont each winter and eventually moving to the Mad River Valley. Barbara continues to serve as an Ambassador, always ready to help guests and acting as a crucial resource during last year’s pandemic season.
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      Rhoady Green
      Rhoady was an integral part of Sugarbush’s ski patrol community dating back to the 1970s. He became Ski Patrol Director at Mt. Ellen, then Sugarbush North, around 1980 and was later promoted to Mt. Ellen’s Mountain Manager. He remained in that role until America Skiing Company took over in 1995. Rhoady remained on the ski patrol as a volunteer, surpassing the 50-year lifetime achievement service aware pin.
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      Mary Ann (M.A.) Raymond
      M.A. first joined Sugarbush’s ski school under fellow WOF inductee Sigi Grottendorfer in 1979. Her experience with children led her to become Children’s Supervisor before moving to teaching primarily private lessons. M.A. has been involved with the Centered Skiing movement as well as Sugarbush’s women’s programs. In 2001, M.A. was named as one of the Top 100 Instructors in New England by Ski Magazine.

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      Hans Estin
      The brother of longtime Ski School Director and Sugarbush WOF inductee, Peter Estin, Hans was essential in helping Jack Murphy, Damon Gadd, and Peter Estin start Sugarbush. Hans contributed to Sugarbush’s “Mascara Mountain” label by bringing the stars and celebrities of New York up to the resort, including fellow WOF inductee Henri Borel alongside his wife Rosie. Hans helped run the ski school and founded Ski Club 10, which he ran for many years, invoking a great feeling of family and celebration at the club.
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      Henri Borel
      Henri Borel is the founder and co-owner of Chez Henri Restaurant, the Parisian-style bistrot that has operated in historic Sugarbush Village since Christmas of 1964. Chez Henri has been a cornerstone of the Sugarbush experience, serving fondue, escargot, and other French fare to guests from Olympian Stein Eriksen to Yoko Ono and Jean Claude Killy. Chez Henri earned a reputation for night life, hosting wild parties in the famed Back Room in the early days of disco. The Back Room still lights up for the occasional birthday party or Ski Club Ten celebration, the private club Henri managed prior to opening the restaurant. Perhaps more than anything, Henri is recognized for his positive and welcoming spirit, as well as his infectious love of skiing.
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      Guy Ludwig “Luddy” Laudisi
      Guy Ludwig “Luddy” Laudisi is credited with introducing countless friends to Sugarbush over the past forty years. Laudisi began coming to Sugarbush in the 1970s, traveling from New York City on weekends and eventually purchasing a home here in the 1980s. Laudisi fell in love with Sugarbush, and devoted his weekends to sharing that love with his large circle of friends, teaching them how to ski, and introducing them to the Valley. Laudisi was able to share his love for Sugarbush in his work as Executive Producer for NBC’s Today Show, playing an integral part in the live broadcast of the Today Show at Sugarbush in February of 2008.
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      Sigi Grottendorfer
      Sigi Grottendorfer served as the Director of Sugarbush Ski School for thirty years, taking the helm from Olympian Stein Eriksen. Grottendorfer cut a wide swath through the ski school, earning the admiration of fellow instructors and guests alike. Grottendorfer is credited with founding the Centered Skiing movement with Denise McCluggage, a fellow instructor and nationally-recognized sports writer. For many years, Grottendorfer led a large group of Sugarbush instructors down to Portillo in the summer months to continue their professional instruction.
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      Darian Boyle
      Boyle attended Green Mountain Valley School and went on to become a World Champion in Skiercross and pioneer in women’s free skiing. Though she’s traveled the world for the highest level of skiing competitions, she always returns to her home mountain of Sugarbush, where her family has been coming for decades. In addition to being a frequent presence on the mountain for various marketing initiatives, Boyle is a lead coach in the Sugarbush Ski & Ride School’s Bush Pilot program.
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      Wayne McCue
      McCue, known by many as “The Mailman” because of his day job back in Massachusetts, has been skiing at Sugarbush since 1974. He’s also earned the moniker “Mr. Castlerock” because he’s the only person to have skied in every Castlerock Extreme at Sugarbush since its inception in 1997. His best finishes are second and third place and he has been featured on the covers of The Valley Reporter, Vermont Ski + Ride, and the travel section of USA Today. McCue’s dedication to skiing at Sugarbush has made an indelible and meaningful impression on his family.
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      Dave Gould
      Gould joined the Sugarbush Ski & Ride School in 2000. Over the years he coached in the Blazer Program and the Black Diamond Club, and was one of the most sought-after private instructors. Gould was a ski school trainer, and filled several supervisory roles. He also worked at the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. Gould pursued a life of happiness in the outdoors with his wife Sandra, and his many friends. He passed away this past January from cancer.
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      Marit Tardy
      Tardy joined the Sugarbush Day School in 1975. This winter marks her 44th consecutive winter at the mountain. During her time at the center, Tardy has cared for thousands of employee, guest, and local children in the Mad River Valley. In some cases, she has cared for three generations of a single family. To watch Tardy in action in the nursery room is a humbling experience for most, especially new parents. Her contribution to the many families of the Mad River Valley has been immense.
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      Damon and Sara Gadd
      Damon and Sara Gadd founded Sugarbush in 1958 after moving to the Mad River Valley four years earlier. The Gadds were initially Mad River Glen skiers, but set out to create a different type of resort. The Gadds and their small team took an innovative look at ski resort development: they installed an enclosed Italian-built gondola—the first of its kind in the United States; opened one of the first on-mountain après-ski bars, the Wünderbar; and founded an international ski school. The Gadds’ Sugarbush earned a reputation for attracting the New York glitterati to a remote area of Vermont.
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      Lixi Fortna
      Fortna, a Czechoslovakian-born lawyer, was Sugarbush’s office manager. She was the “right hand” to Murphy and Gadd—selling tickets, answering phones, doing the books, and counting the money—and served in that capacity until 1982. She and her husband Trodd raised two children, one of whom was an Olympic skier, and owned and operated the Golden Horse Lodge on Sugarbush Access Rd. After Sugarbush, Fortna went on to serve in the Vermont House of Representatives.
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      Jack Murphy
      Murphy founded Sugarbush alongside the Gadds, acting as General Manager after serving in the same capacity at Mad River Glen. Murphy helped create the original master plan for the resort, installed lifts, designed and constructed trails, and ushered in revolutionary snowmaking, grooming, and safety procedures. His tenure lasted until 1982 when he passed away from cancer.

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      Peter Estin
      Estin was Sugarbush’s first Ski School Director and was one of the original founders of Ski Club Ten. Also Czechoslovakian-born, Estin graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a leading member of the ski team, and went on the win the Harriman Cup in Sun Valley, a precursor to the World Cup. Estin was instrumental in creating a ski school of international instructors which attracted the East Coast “jet set” to Sugarbush.

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      John Roth
      Roth used his land surveyor skills to help develop both Sugarbush and Sugarbush Village with the Gadds and Murphy. He was instrumental in designing the ski trails, the home sites, and the roads leading into Sugarbush Village. With his wife Ginny, Roth founded Roth Real Estate in 1961, and was involved in much of the development of Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley.