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Ode to Stick Season

Now that we've passed peak foliage (and what a peak it was!), we get to a period that does not get proper respect. Of the two extra seasons we get in VT, mud and stick, I generally prefer stick. Sure, new spring growth and warmer days are exciting, plus the skiing is generally better in April than October, but crisp blue sky mid-fall days and the potential for snoliage are pretty compelling. 

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Soft Fall

Snow is softly falling this afternoon at all elevations, watching the flakes float is still magical. Snowmaking started yesterday and with even colder temps ahead, we're aiming for a new Gate House-first opening plan.

The Halloween storm thoroughly stripped the remaining foliage from the trees and we are in full peak stick season. The views are long and the underlying terrain is well revealed. Speaking of storms, check the forecast. Winter appears to arrive in force. Is five days out too early to mention a potential 10"? Probably. 

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Fall Flames

The cool flames of fall are burning brightly in the Mad River Valley, lighting the ridges and hillsides with broad splashes of color. Upper elevations are approaching peak, while the valley floor still has some nice mixed greens. 

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Falling In

Summer's hazy greens can mute our beautiful views, but when autumn colors light the fields and forests, it is easy to fall in love again with familiar vistas. Every turn can reveal a fresh delight of hues and shapes. 

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Highly Regarded

The official end of summer is still a month out, but venerable August is in the home stretch and school is a few days away from starting. You can feel change in the air.

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August Best

August is the best summer month in the Mad River Valley. June can be cool and rainy, July can be hot and damp. But August usually brings ideal weather, just check the forecast. We're looking at six days in a row of sunshine, with day temps in the 70's and 50's at nigh

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Switching Gear

The fun is ramping up again. Time to grab your skinning skis/board, golf clubs, bike and boots for some gear switching adventures in the Mad River Valley. 

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May S'Ender

With more spring snow and a final funtastic Sugarbush 60th Anniversary Celebration, join us for a multi-sport May S'Ender weekend.

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Bloom Boom

 Even with snow still falling, and chances for accumulations this weekend, particularly at upper elevations, the spring bloom boom will not be denied.

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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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Small Miracles

We're riding the crest of the winter wave, with lots of small snowfalls continually refreshing our deep base. Better be here!

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