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.


Our Children’s Ski & Ride Center at Lincoln Peak is where kids as young as three years old can enroll in day long adventure programs. Right next door is the Farmhouse Ski & Ride School for private, group and adult lessons.  The Farmhouse is where you can also book a private excursion into our famous experts only, off-piste, Slidebrook Basin, or book a guided snowshoe tour, a great alternative for the non-skier or rider. 

Lessons can also be booked at Mt. Ellen and check-in is in the Main Lodge. The Ski & Ride School at Mt. Ellen is available for Group Lessons on weekends and holidays. Private Lessons can be accommodated midweek if reservations are made ahead of time.


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

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, the Valley House Wunderbar – Vermont’s first ski bar and home to Emily’s ‘earn your chug’ mug club, and Skinny Pancake, a Vermont creperie.  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.


At Sugarbush, we’ve got lots of reasons to celebrate and we want you to be a part of the celebrations! We are chock full of awesome events for holiday week in December. No matter what holidays you celebrate, the week surrounding December 25th has a wide variety of activities for the whole family. From Kids’ Cooking Classes for the little ones, to Paint and Sip nights for parents’ night out, we guarantee you’ll find something up your alley here on Resort. But as exciting as the holidays are, you’ll be sure to find year-round excitement around here and it’s all on our Events Calendar. To make sure you don’t miss out on an event that catches your eye, reservations are recommended for some events that require a head count.