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After the Storm

OK. The conditions were awesome on Saturday, and we had our busiest day of the season. With 100% of our trails open, some good tree skiing and the Slide Brook Express Quad running, we handled the busy day really well...

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Mother Nature's Mood Just Changed

Next week, the Winter Olympics begin in South Korea. I once had the opportunity to see them in person in Calgary, Alberta. That was the year of "Eddie the Eagle"...

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Rain, Rain Go Away

“Rain, rain go away. . .”  And, it has and will turn to a wintry mix that ends with maybe up to six inches of snow.  Our trails with snowmaking have held up well...

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My Resolutions

In this month’s Mountain Views, John writes of his New Year’s resolutions.  After my orthopedic knee surgery this past summer, I worked hard to get back in shape through some excellent physical therapy with Joe Grant and my own exercise routine...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We have once again been reminded of the fickleness of Mother Nature. After some remarkable snowmaking temperatures and some really nice natural snow, the Polar Express came roaring in right after Christmas...

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Holiday Week

I have always enjoyed the Winter Solstice as it signals that the holidays are just around the corner and the darkest days are behind us...

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Sharing the Holidays

As I have mentioned in the past, part of my love for skiing is the thrill of making turns with my growing family. Now that several are married, engaged, or working elsewhere, Lili and I occasionally enjoy sharing the holidays with those outside of our family...

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Snow Appreciation

As Thanksgiving approaches, we here at Sugarbush are very thankful for the cold days that Mother Nature provided us with this November.

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The Peter Pan Diet

Baby Boomers like me have a “Peter Pan Complex”.  We never want to get old, and we actually believe that we may not.

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Community Coming Together

This weekend is one of my favorites of the year. Often it is peak foliage, and many members of our community come together for a long weekend in the Valley.

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The Arts of August

August is the month when the arts take over the Valley, with events to enjoy each and every day.  This year ‘s Skinner Barn production –Oklahoma--has been getting rave reviews.  And this Sunday, August 6th, we host Vermont Festival of the Arts’ “From the Ocean to the Mountains”,  an outdoor culinary celebration at Lincoln Peak that includes an afternoon scenic lift ride...

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Mountain Fun

I have written about our mission of cultivating a spirit of lifelong adventure and camaraderie here at Sugarbush. This week, I saw an example of that involving members of our community far off in Southeast Asia.

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Independence

On July 4th each year we celebrate our nation’s independence.  This year, our Sugarbush parade theme was “Proudly Independent”.  As we see increasing consolidation in the ski industry, we are proud to be independently owned and operated by a few families who love the Mad River Valley...

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