Adventures and Activities

Whether you’re new to skiing and riding and are in need of a lesson or wanting to try something new like snowshoeing, we’ve got a lot of activities in store for you and the folks you are bringing along here at Sugarbush. Take a look at the wide variety of adventures we have at the mountain to fill your visit with fun and provide you with memories that last.


This winter, the Sugarbush Ski & Ride School will be offering Private Lessons for individuals and small groups of family and friends at both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen. Customized seasonal lesson series will also be available. Check out our Ski & Ride School page for new offerings and details. 


Snowshoeing is an awesome way to get out and experience the great outdoors in a way that’s a little different than skiing or riding. See the signs of wildlife, experience the quietness of the woods and get some exercise. Snowshoeing can be experienced either self-guided or through guided tours.

Dining on Resort

We plan to significantly increase our food and beverage grab-and-go offerings throughout the Resort, both at our current facilities and potentially new ones. Stay tuned for more information on an online ordering and reservation platform to be used for all of our dining outlets.

Both mountains retain important differences worth exploring.  On the amenity side, Lincoln Peak is home Rumble’s Bistro & Bar is our premier restaurant located in the Clay Brook Hotel & Residences where you can get table service all day long in the winter.  If Clay Brook is out of range, then check out our many slope-side condo offerings. Our newly renovated Lincoln Peak Courtyard is where you will find the best après scene on weekends and holidays complete with fire pits, pizza oven, live music, outdoor Umbrella Bar, s’mores, hot cider, Nomad Coffee (the only place will find a proper espresso or cappuccino), Waffle Cabin and more.  Additional dining options include the Gate House Cafeteria (don’t miss their Noodle Bowl, yum), the Valley House Cafeteria (we like bowls at Sugarbush so be sure to try their Sushi Bowl, delish), Castlerock Pub with its signature selection of Vermont craft beers on tap, and the Valley House Wunderbar – Vermont’s first ski bar and home to Emily’s ‘earn your chug’ mug club. If you find yourself up mountain, be sure to pop into Allyn’s Lodge for Petey’s famous PB&J.  Our Sugarbush Restaurants are a proud member of 1% for the Planet.

Dining options at Mt. Ellen include the Green Mountain Lounge (GML), a table and bar service establishment and home to Ronnie’s famous Smash Burger; guests tell us it’s the best in the Valley.  The back deck off the GML is always packed on a sunny day with its sweeping uphill views.  In the spring, you can generally find live music for après.  The Mt. Ellen Cafeteria is the only place on resort where you can find the delicious sweet potato waffle fries. If you find yourself hungry up mountain, be sure to pop into Walt’s at the Glen House (named for Mt. Ellen founder Walt Elliott) where they serve bougie grain bowls and grill cheeses and the famous, Eggsterminator, the best breakfast sammy in the Valley.


Please continue to check back for more updates on events as we get closer to the season. Information will be updated as we continue to develop operational plans for the winter.