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Best in Service

After many years, Ski Magazine evolved their annual Reader’s Survey. Instead of coming up with rankings  for both western and eastern resorts, they “have gleaned information from the survey data, combined it with the collective expertise of our editors and contributing writers, and focused our resort coverage on answering that singular question:  where should you ski this winter.”  They acknowledge that one size does not fit all and they highlight in their write-ups those categories where each resort scored exceedingly well...

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The Transition Begins

With fall fast approaching, the leaves are already starting to turn up here in the Valley. The upcoming weekends can be some of my favorites with the foliage views on scenic lift rides or afternoons on the golf course...

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Investing in the Future

Our fiscal year ended on Sunday, July 29th.  Despite our concerns in the early part of last winter, we will end this year better than last and in a strong position to continue investing for the future...

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Life begins again at sixty

Several years ago as I was about to turn sixty, an Asian lady told me that “we Chinese believe that life begins again at sixty.”  I did not think much of it at the time.  A few weeks later, I arrived at the Burlington airport early one morning to set off on a wilderness rafting adventure in British Columbia...

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Onto the Next Beautiful Season

Looking up on the mountain the other day, there was still a patch or two of snow on the upper mountain. However, those patches are now framed in green as the trees blossom, making our slopes look healthy and lush...

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Ending Strong

After 162 days, our 2017-2018 winter season came to a close on Sunday, May 7th. It was certainly a roller coaster year, but thanks to your continued support, we ended strong...

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Season Wrap up!

This weekend we wrap up our 162-day 2017-2018 season with skiing and riding off the Valley House Quad. The forecast is calling for warm days and sunny skies. . .  and we will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo and Derby Day along with the fun on the slopes.  

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Last April Weekend

Last weekend we experienced two unbelievably beautiful days of spring skiing and riding.  This is why we ski all winter – to be in shape for spring...

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Never Ending April Winter.

 Temperatures will definitely be warmer Saturday and Sunday, and it is likely we will see the sun at some point.  On Saturday, we are hosting the annual Stein's challenge.  If your quads are in good shape after 156 days of skiing at Sugarbush this winter, give it a try and see how many laps you can do. 

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Winter is still here.

Spring may have showed up for a bit at the end of February, but winter is still here in early April.  It is amazing to see the snow depth we still have all around the mountain.  Wintry conditions last weekend made for a much easier pond skim and many were able to generate the speed needed to cross the pond successfully.  In hindsight, we may have made it a bit too easy and thus may not have given our spectators the entertainment they normally get from our annual event.  But for the many who made it across, I am sure they did not mind at all, and we did see some spectacular splashes.

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Oldest pond skimming around?

We’re pretty sure that Sugarbush has the longest consecutive pond skimming event in the ski industry beginning in 1969.  We may be wrong, but we do know that what began as a great event in the days of Mascara Mountain still continues today. 

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Goodbye March

I am really sorry to say goodbye to March.  What a great month of skiing and riding we had. The final day of the month saw a full blue moon and bluebird skies...

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What a great Island weekend.

Wow! What a great two days it was last weekend at Sugarbush for our Island Weekend. While I was far away in Aspen with my two daughters and my eldest granddaughter, I could not resist looking at the Sugarbush webcams and checking out the happenings on Instagram and Facebook.

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I hit my 100th day of skiing on a powder morning!

I hit my 100th day of skiing on a powder morning this week, and am looking forward to skiing many more days before our season ends on Sunday, May 6th.  Our plan is to keep running every day at Lincoln Peak through Sunday, April 22nd, and then open the following two weekends if we can. Given the extra snow we made on Snowball, Spring Fling, Stein’s and Coffee Run, we should be able to do that.

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I think it is time to "High Five" Mother Nature

I think it is time to "High Five" Mother Nature, but before I do, I want to High Five a few others.

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The Roller Coaster Returns

February 28th was my 88th day on skis.  79 of those days were here while the others were at Banff, Lake Louise, Alta, Snowbird  and  Mt. Snow.  As you all know this has been a roller coaster of a year, but it proves the old adage that “There is never a bad day of skiing, just bad equipment.”

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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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