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There are a lot of interesting people at Sugarbush, and the good news is most of them have something to say. Check out our latest blog posts including Win's Word, written by our President Win Smith, Stoke Exchange, Sugarbush Living, and more.

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Food For Thought

Finish Your Art Project

I have a friend who’s an incredible artist. His work is owned by former Presidents, Hollywood illuminati and some of the world’s most serious art collectors. He’s the real deal. We met 40 years ago working together in a kitchen while he was working his way through the Boston Museum of Fine Arts college...

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Perspectives

Skiers and Snowboarders: What is with us?

Often while suspended mid-air, I ponder, what is it with us? Sub-zero cold accompanied by insulting winds swing the chairs we ascend in and cause us to try secure our hoods. Little packets of heat may be inside our gloves but our thumbs still beg for warmth...

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Win's Word

Sunshine and Soft Snow Bring the People

Last week had a crummy start but as the week progressed conditions improved, and we ended up with a really nice Saturday and most of the day on Sunday. Saturday demonstrated that when the sun shines and the snow softens, many people are still eager to ski and ride, despite the fact that we’re midway through April...

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A Very Special Weekend

Last weekend was a very special one here at Sugarbush.  It began Friday evening with movies and storytelling. The Courtyard Room in the Gate House Lodge was full and everyone enjoyed the four short movies that Alan Hurwitz and John Bleh produced about our Founders, Après, Ski & Ride and Patrol. Everyone who saw them learned more about our famed history and gained an even greater appreciation for the community that has evolved here over the past 60 years...

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Stoke Exchange

Storied Snows

When we're still getting snow and rolling into mid-April with nearly full cover, you know we'll be telling stories about this winter for many years to come.

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What's New

Wall of Fame Inductee Videos

First off, I just want to say thank you to everyone who came out to support celebrate our inductees for Wall of Fame Weekend. What an incredible turnout at both the storytelling event on Friday and the ceremony on Saturday...

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Perspectives

That Time an Airplane Landed and Took off on Snowball

It was about 6am on a chilly cold morning in the early 1970’s when Gary Black Jr. and I put cross country skis on at the Sugarbush Valley House Base Lodge and began a slow hike up to the top of the Snowball ski trail. Our mission was not to witness another beautiful Vermont sunrise but to witness an event which had never happened at Sugarbush before, or for that matter, maybe a first at any ski area in the North America...

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Sugarbush Bracketology

No two days of skiing or riding are ever the same, and there is an infinite number of ways to enjoy exploring Sugarbush. Some like to stick to groomed terrain, others you can only find on bumps or in the woods. Maybe you prefer warm spring skiing and sunny skies vs low visibility in a snowstorm. We all know an apres-ski hero who lives for the last run of the day and a cold pint at Walt’s… at 11am...

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Welcome Inaugural Class to the Sugarbush Wall of Fame

Ah, April – a month full of sunny days, soft snow, quieter slopes, outdoor après, and now our first ever Wall of Fame Celebration. We’ve been talking about this weekend and our inaugural Wall of Fame class a bit here and there, but I wanted to really break down the events lined up for this weekend, as well as shed some background on each of our inductees...

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Win's Word

A Tricky End to March

It was a disappointing last weekend in March and not the best way to end the season at Mt. Ellen. The rain held off for the most part on Saturday with soft snow and fun turns, but the weatherman had already set the tone so it was a pretty quiet day. The rain did arrive for much of Sunday and all but the die-hards stayed inside...

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SnoCountry Snapshot with Halley O'Brien

A few weeks back we were lucky to host Halley O'Brien from SnoCountry for a day to showcase all that Sugarbush has to offer for the rest of the season.

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Picking the Best Season Pass For You

2019/20 Sugarbush Season Passes are officially on sale. But so are both Mountain Collective and Ikon Passes. With so many great options to ski Sugarbush, I thought I’d take some time to break down each of the passes to help ensure you find the best possible fit. If at the end of this blog you’re still confused and uncertain, go ahead and shoot me an email at jbleh@sugarbush.com – we’ll get you straightened out...

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Perspectives

You’ll Find Yourself in the Valley

Let’s try something… Stand up from wherever you are reading this from. Now, walk outside the closest door to wherever you are and look around. What do you see? Do you like what you see? I’ll come back to this...

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Spring Conditions and Spring Storms

Last Friday we had a spring-like day were skiing on great soft snow. Unfortunately, it got so soft that we had to call off the first grooming shift until temperatures fell and the snow set up.  The team came in after midnight, but it did not get below freezing at the base until mid-morning...

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The SEW Committee: Who We Are and What We Do

The Sugarbush SEW Committee (Safety, Environment, and Wellness) was created in 2014 in order to ensure employee involvement, ownership and participation in the process of achieving SEW excellence. The Committee serves as a forum for discussion and resolution of SEW issues, as well as to promote preventative practices for future issues...

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