Friday, March 3, 2017
Written by Win Smith
My family and I have some great memories of spring skiing at Sugarbush, and Lili reminds me that she only skis in the colder months to be ready for spring skiing. I still have vivid memories of the spring of 2008. After the Valentines’s Day storm when we received four feet of snow. That spring saw foot plus powder mornings on St. Patrick’s Day and we were still skiing Paradise on Easter, in late April. However, the spring storm I remember the best was in March of 1993. We had rented a condo at South Village for the Season and were here for our kids’ spring vacation. A Nor’Easter came up the coast and delivered a couple of feet of fresh snow. I remember the winds being so ferocious that the mountain was closed that first day, and we were snowed into the condo. However, the sledding was great and the skiing the next day was incredible (I have decided to not use the word “epic” anymore). The only problem was I had a crucial business appointment in Buenos Aires and all the East Coast flights were cancelled for a couple of days, so I had to find a colleague in Chicago to take my place. We got the business and consequently did not feel guilty spending a few more days in the powder up here at Sugarbush. Spring often brings many surprises to us in the Green Mountains. Many of them are special so keep the faith!