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We're Making Snow, Baby!

It's official folks: winter truly has begun here in the Mad River Valley. As of Tuesday evening, snowmaking has commenced at both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen...

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The Tiny House Fest from Brattleboro to Sugarbush

The first year,  Tiny House Fest Vermont was to be a small event in downtown Brattleboro. Erin Maile O’Keefe, Betsy Hall and I were talking seriously about simplifying our own lives and taking a deep dive into what people were calling “tiny living.” Betsy, perhaps the most practical among us, may have been thinking out loud when she said, “We should have a tiny house festival.” There was instant consensus, so we started making lists and phone calls...

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Guess what? It snowed last week.

It's more likely than not that you've already seen a number of resorts posting snow photos, but in case you haven't I'm here to tell you: it snowed last week...

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Come Join The Team

October ushers in the beginning of many changes for people here in the Mad River Valley. From the vibrant colors that appear in the trees (and the leaf peepers that follow) to the final harvests of the year, to shorter days and the first frost of the winter; it is a season of change for everyone. For us at Sugarbush that is obviously true as well. Here in Human Resources, October means a change in focus towards recruiting and the start of job fair season...

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Mad Dash 5k/10k Run/Walk

Fall is a beautiful time of the year in the Mad Valley and what better way to enjoy the scenic mountain views than by taking part in the Mad Dash on October 13th. The Mad Dash is the community’s fall season event highlight with hundreds turning out for the annual run/walk...

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Fantasy Football: Bush League

Fantasy Football is a phenomenon that has swept the nation for years, resulting in hit shows like The League or nationally syndicated talk shows such as ESPN’s The Fantasy Show. Estimated as an industry worth well over a billion dollars, it has seeped its way into the very core of American sports culture. So much so that one would be hard-pressed to not hear rumblings of fantasy talk around the workplace watercooler on a Monday in the fall/winter months.

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The SEW Committee's Summer Work

The Safety, Environment, Wellness (SEW) Committee has been busy over the summer with various projects and events. On July 22nd several members of SEW, the mountain operations team and a couple of probably reluctant teenage volunteers paired up with the Green Mountain Club for a project on the Long Trail...

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Sponsored Rider Attends World Cup

For those of you who didn't know, we've sponsored several mountain bike riders over the past few years. This summer we sponsored both Isaac Allaire and Steve Estabrook, who both podiumed at our Eastern States Cup race earlier this summer...

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Don't Rush to Winter Yet

Summer always seems to go so fast, maybe the saying does hold true “time fly’s when you’re having fun!” It has been a great summer for recreation at Sugarbush with lots of biking, hiking, kids camps, ball and disc golf. That’s not to mention the great food and drinks found in and around the newly enhanced based area...

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Driving Electric

Over the last few years, Sugarbush has installed electric vehicle charging equipment for our guests to use. You probably have noticed the 13 charging stations at Lincoln Peak, and maybe you have wondered what driving an electric car is like...

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Valley Arts in the MRV

If you really dig into the history of the Mad River Valley, yes you'll find a lot about farming and yes you'll find a lot about skiing. But intertwined through all of that is a deep culture of artistry and architecture...

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Helping Employees Be Well Here

What does it mean to be well? The answer is probably different for everyone. By definition, it is the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal, but even the phrase “good health” can be difficult to pinpoint...

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You Can Dine Under The Stars This Weekend

This weekend is shaping up to be hot. Temperatures all across the northeast are expected to reach into the 90s on Saturday. Woof. Imagine standing over a hot stove or grill that night? No thanks...

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The Perfect Summer Day

Happy 4th of July! I hope you’re enjoying an incredible Warren 4th Parade, or perhaps celebrations in your own town, rather than reading this blog post. So hopefully you’re reading this a few days later, in which case I hope you had a great 4th...

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Rock and Rolls

The 2019 spring has been a wet one, to say the least. This has caused many of my fellow two-wheeled enthusiasts a bit of stress as they watch the rain keep soaking the northeast...

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Our July 4th Float

Ah, the Warren 4th of July Parade: a time of celebration, camaraderie, and a fair amount of political floats. It's a ton of fun for those of you who haven't been before, and for those of you that have you know that Sugarbush puts on a float every year. We've spanned a variety of themes in recent years, from Wizard of Oz to football to 60 years of history, but this year our theme is "Freedom to Explore"...

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Seven Daysies and Opening Day

We've made it to Opening Day! No, not THAT Opening Day. Winter is still a long ways off. But this Saturday officially marks our Summer Opening Day for mountain activities. That includes mountain biking, disc golf, bungee trampoline, zip line, scenic lift rides, and lunches at Rumble's Kitchen...

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An Awesome SEW Day

Every year all year-round staff get together for our annual SEW (Safety, Environment, Wellness) Day. This year we hosted the day on Wednesday, June 5th, put on by the SEW Committee. It is one of the rare opportunities that allow all Sugarbush employees to get together and get to know each other in addition to receiving valuable training...

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Dining Al Fresco

Ah, the warm months. Best for swimming, hiking, biking, farmers markets, and weddings. Oh, and my favorite activity: dining al fresco. That’s basically Italian for “in the cool (air)”...

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