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Summer Better

Some are good, but summer's better at Sugarbush. Only about a month ago, we were just saying goodbye to winter and already it's deep into the warm season. 

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Peak Light

The days around the solstice feel the most magical of the whole summer. The rush of spring clean-ups has passed, the fresh green growth is in full bloom and the sunsets seem to last until dawn starts to break again. This payback for the dark days of December is real and must be heartily embraced. Bank some Vitamin D, stay up late and get up early to maximize the season. 

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Trail Blazers

With summer here in full force, we've been getting ready for our second favorite season. Already celebrating a month open, the Sugarbush Golf Club is in fine shape, with lush growth from the abundant sunshine and clean lines from the grounds crew. 

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Fresh Fun

After a long cold winter, it is not surprising that the high ridges are still holding some snow and the conclusion of leaf-out is a few more weeks away at the summits. Meanwhile, the valley floor has almost reached its full mid-summer jungle-like splendor. The farmers have even got a first mowing done already. 

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Spring Up

Although there are a few more weeks of earn-your-turns skiing and riding, the end of the lift-served season marks a significant switch. Green-out is a couple weeks behind normal still and while the remaining snowpack is remarkable, Spring will not be denied.

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Bright Side

Wow and wow. Winter 2017-2018 isn't over yet, but some recognition is deserved for a truly remarkable bookend season. The last month and half have had some ups and downs, but the ups have been way way up and the downs, not so bad. From deep powder in March to a fully extended snowy April session, conditions have been legendary.

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Roll Out

So far, April has been colder than February and the snow pack continues to hold strong. We're close to 100% open at Lincoln Peak still, with enough natural snow cover to groom Castlerock Run today. Castlerock rarely sees a groomer at all and we're pretty sure this is a first for April.

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April Plowers

We're waiting out a wet Wednesday, with sun and snow in the forecast, all of it appropriate for April. The Friday storm looks potent enough for potential accumulations on Saturday and the base is still in place in most areas. We're used to wild weather whiplashes, but April often takes it to another level. From the heights of deep powder and sweet sunshine corn to the depths of rainy, windy thundery storms, you can expect anything and everything this time of year. 

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Sun Drenched

After an incredible storm cycle, we were blessed a sweet sun-drenched stretch to cap off winter. Island Weekend was the peak of it all, complete with wide smiles, epic runs and more fun than humans should be allowed to have. 

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Spring Song

Spring officially arrived yesterday, but high in the Green Mountains, winter usually sticks around for another month or so. The recent productive storm cycle has assured an extended season for natural snow trails and the off-piste, while boosting the quality of the snowmaking runs. 

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Sweet Style

Maple sugaring usually starts on a warm February or March day, a tease of spring, before we settle back in for some more winter. Prime corn snow skiing and riding usually accompany the beginning of syrup production, making these moments extra sweet. 

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Season Passion

In case you weren't clear, skiing and riding are all about love. From families to friends, the mountains help keep us together. Gravity's power is mysterious like love too. We still have much to learn about these fundamental forces.

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Storm Cycle

Our groomers and snowmakers got us through the brief winterlude in late January, while February has just dawned and it's already living up to its snowy reputation. A couple of recent refresher systems did a nice job of covering the base layer in most places and the turns are back to mid-winter glory throughout the resort. 

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Freedom Found

You may have heard that the ski world lost two pioneers recently, Joe Brooks Dodge Jr. and Warren Miller. Dodge grew up in the shadow of New Hampshire's Mt. Washington and laid first tracks on many of its most famous runs, including Dodge's Drop, a rock-lined 50 degree couloir near Tuckerman Ravine. Dodge inspired countless skiers with his adventures, among them, one John Egan, who went on to claim first tracks of his own in mountain ranges around the world.

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Most Makers

When winter weather winds between arctic and sub-tropical, it brings out a defiant attitude in eastern skiers and riders. While we prefer softer turns, the simple act of sliding on snow is all it takes to get the smile muscles firing. We've perfected the art of making the most out of what we have, even when it isn't much. This fun frugality means conditions aren't what make a ski day, it's what's inside us that counts. 

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