COVID-19 Update

As Coronavirus has become an evolving and uncertain public health issue affecting people globally and close to home, we want to reassure you that nothing is more important than the health, safety and well-being of our guests and our staff at Sugarbush Resort. We are closely monitoring the situation and are in contact with state and local government and health officials to assess this rapidly evolving situation. Sugarbush, along with our parent company, Alterra Mountain Company, is also closely monitoring Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance for responding to Coronavirus. We will be continuously updating this page with our most recent communications as things change.

A Letter From Win Smith and Matt Lillard:

Dear Sugarbush and Mad River Glen Communities,

Over the last few difficult weeks we know that many of you have enjoyed skinning, hiking, skiing and riding at our mountains as we remain closed in the wake of COVID-19. While we fully embrace outdoor recreation, we have reluctantly made the decision to end uphill travel for the rest of this season at both Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, effective at dusk today. As we have become two of the last areas permitting this activity, we are concerned that this will now bring even more people into our community at a time when it is not in anyone’s best interest. Last weekend both Sugarbush and Mad River Glen saw a large volume of visitors traveling here from around the state and beyond. Though most were practicing social distancing we unfortunately understand that some may not have been following the proper guidelines. Given the favorable weather this weekend, we would anticipate even larger numbers if we don’t close uphill travel.

We know that outdoor exercise is something that we all enjoy and what is strongly recommended by the medical community and exempted under the Stay at Home order by Governor Scott. However, as the worst of the Coronavirus is still in front of us, we believe that this is the most appropriate action to take. Being good community members and looking out for the best interests of the community is a core value that we both hold. We thank you for your understanding and ask that you help us spread the word and keep people safe. We look forward to the return of normalcy.

All the best,

Win Smith
Sugarbush Resort

Matt Lillard
General Manager
Mad River Glen

Last Updated: 4/2/2020

Related Resources:

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Vermont Department of Health