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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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Finishing My Ski Season

When my grandson, Jack, turned thirteen, I offered to take him on a ski vacation.  His mother did not want him missing school, so we waited to go until school ended last weekend. Jack’s father and uncle, both avid skiers, were able to join us...

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Camaraderie Remains

Last weekend, Lili and I attended my 50th reunion at Deerfield Academy where I spent my four high school years.

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A Green Mountain Marriage

Weddings at Sugarbush are special.  Lili and I know firsthand, as we were married here at Sugarbush in August 2011. . . 

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A Day of Remembrance and Change

While many consider Memorial Day to be the beginning of summer, it is important to remember what it really is.  Reflecting upon this-- remembering those who have served our nation and have allowed us to enjoy what we do today-- is important to do each year.

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Green Up Day

Each year, Vermont has Green Up Day, where our fellow citizens walk throughout the state, cleaning up trash that was accumulated over the winter months...

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Continued Adventures

I mentioned that one of our veteran lift mechanics, Ken Stridsberg, told me that the hornets were building their nests high again, and that we would be in for a snowy winter.

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Reopening Next Weekend

Sunday marked the 151st consecutive day of skiing here at Sugarbush since last fall’s Thanksgiving Opening Day.  It will not be the last, however, as we plan to reopen this Saturday for three final days...

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A Surprising April

April has certainly been full of surprises.  The month got off to a terrific start with two powder Saturdays in a row followed by a delightful Pond Skimming event on Sunday...

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