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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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Win's Word

That Fickle Mother Nature

Well, Mother Nature has been especially fickle in this El Nino year.  Last week’s warm, wet, cold, warm, wet and cold cycles did their damage.  We lost some depth on the slopes, but not as much as I might have feared, and all the trails where we have made snow have more than ample depth to get us through the season, and even the natural trails kept a very good base.

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Making the Most of Presidents' Week

Happy holidays! If you're joining us for Presidents' Week, you're in for a treat. We've received 17" of new snow this week, with potential snow showers over the next several days...

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Perspectives

That One Time the Sugarbush Gondola Burned Down

December 16, 1972, everything seemed like a normal beginning of another great day of skiing at Sugarbush. As the Marketing Director I came in around 6:30 in the morning, unlocked the base lodge, checked in by radio with the evening snowcat drivers to get the new snowfall totals and began calling local radio stations with the  days  updated snow report...

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Win's Word

A Memorable Sunday

Sunday was a memorable day for me. It might have been because the next day marked our midway point through the season. It might have  enjoying  the great conditions of the past several days. Or it could have been watching the Pats win their 6th Super (Sleeper) Bowl...

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Combating Climate Change’s Volatility

The recent Polar Vortex followed by this week’s warmup has me thinking about volatility. These weather patterns are a good example of what we can probably expect as the effects of climate change grow. More extreme storms, more powerful warmups, and plenty of wind are some of the examples...

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Treating Each Other With Respect

One of the reasons I have enjoyed skiing here at Sugarbush is that feeling of camaraderie and the fact that almost everyone here is nice, polite and friendly.  Our first operating principle is placing the guest interests first, and we work very hard to make certain that every member of our team is as welcoming, helpful and friendly as possible...

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Perspectives

Sugarbush: A Love Story

In the midst of my first Vermont winter, I fell in love with a mountain. My affection now borders on obsession...

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Seeing Jerusalem

One March weekend after a winter of bad choices (wrong job, wrong relationship, wrong city), I headed to Sugarbush. I joked to my friend that I was taking the slogan “be better here” too literally, hoping for a magic cure-all, a life fix delivered by a ski resort. Sugarbush was MY mountain – I learned to ski on Mt. Ellen, filmed embarrassing home videos in a slopeside condo, threw snowballs from the side of Snowball – I knew these trails better than anything...

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Stoke Exchange

Durable Consolidation

With a record amount of early snow accumulation and a deep snowpack, this minor melt is just consolidating the durability of the base. 

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MLK and The Moth

I remember when Martin King Luther was assassinated in the spring of 1968. I was still a student at Amherst College, and I remember standing on the town green at a vigil to honor this great man. In my lifetime he certainly was one of the human beings who made a difference and changed our country for the better. This week is a good time for all to reflect on his legacy and to honor his memory...

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