Soft Opening

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Winter kicked up several notches this week, with a sweet storm that is still dropping flakes and some truly cold temps forecast for the next 3-4 days. This combo is allowing us to quickly open new terrain at Lincoln Peak and to get ready for Mt Ellen's opening on December 22nd.  

Powder Bear! This morning on Domino. 

We're over 16" in the last 3 days and there are several more chances for snow looking ahead. December can be powdery, but it is often a surprise, as the storms tend to move fast and are more difficult to predict than mid-winter Nor'easters.  

Super hero sighting.

Lake effect enhancement plays a significant role in early season snowfall. We are lucky to have a good stretch of Champlain off to our west that can help before it freezes, typically in January or February.

Willy B. dancing to the music on Organgrinder.  

Bush Pilot coach Jesse getting ready for the weekend. Seasonal programs start Saturday!

There is a lot of snow on Ripcord.

The rope is dropping on the Wunderbar and Valley House Cafeteria this weekend too. Go see Emily and her crew for apres fun. 

In the next 2 weeks, we're working to double or triple open trails, from about 25 trails now to well over 50 for the holiday break. If next week's potential snow pans out, we could be closer to 100%.  Keep snow dancing though, deeper is always better. 

Mad Bus service started last week. Catch a lift from town and never worry about parking or driving. Daily service starts on December 22nd.

Diamond Dog coach Joey in the Snowball park.

Win grabbing some early freshies from the storm.

Thank you, snowmakers! 

Grab your gear and get moving, there's lots of snow to ski and ride. Better be here!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange