What’s New in 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Written by Sugarbush Communications
As a resort we continue to look for ways to improve the guest experience. This season, Sugarbush has made significant investments in a number of capital improvement projects to provide an even better mountain experience.
Two New Lifts:
We are replacing two of our older double lifts with new fixed-grip quads. The new Village Quad at Lincoln Peak (replacing the Village Double) and Sunshine Quad at Mt. Ellen (replacing the Sunny Double) will provide an improved beginner experience at both mountains while also increasing our uphill capacity. The areas around both lifts have been regraded to be more suited for beginners.
RFID Gates and the NEW SugarXpress Card:
We are replacing our old ticket scanning system with RFID (radio frequency Identification) gates at our base lifts. All passholders will receive a new SugarXpress Card with their season pass loaded on it, and for those buying day tickets, the SugarXpress card may be retained, and additional discounted days may be purchased online without having to return to the ticket window. The SugarXpress cards are kept inside your clothing and will signal the gate to open and allow you access to the lift. We expect this upgrade to make the lift line experience smoother and much more pleasant.
Sugarbush has joined the Mountain Collective, an alliance of sixteen of the best ski resort destinations throughout the USA and Canada, as well as four international affiliates. The Mountain Collective pass includes two days at each participating resort plus 50% off additional days after that. If you are a Sugarbush Premium passholder, you will receive a special passholder benefit of 50% off day tickets at the 15 other Mountain Collective destinations. For more information, visit www.mountaincollective.com.
The resort has invested in a number of other projects to improve the guest experience. These include: replacing one of our older air compressors with a new adjustable compressor that allows us to control the amount of air we produce, and thus reduce our energy consumption; the purchase of additional SnowLogic low-energy snowmaking guns; replacement of the North Ridge Quad motor; the installation of new snowmaking pipe on Which Way; and the purchase of two new Pisten Bully groomers (one specifically designed for the terrain park).