First Time Guide

So, you’re thinking about making a trip to Sugarbush Resort and don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in the right place! Sugarbush is located in Vermont’s Mad River Valley with countless adventures and activities to experience. Sugarbush has a lot to offer, so we put all the important details for your first winter visit in one convenient place. Everything from what to expect when you arrive, how to navigate once you get here, what types of adventure awaits here at Sugarbush, and tips and tricks that our helpful staff think you may be interested in. We’ve also included some information on how to experience the Mad River Valley like the locals do. By the time you get here, you’ll feel like you’re already a part of the Sugarbush family! See you soon.

Family of skiers on the mountain
What to expect
Where to stay and ski
This section is intended to get you to the mountain as easily as possible.
Ins and outs
Family of skiers on the mountain
Navigate the resort
Peaks and chairlifts
Let's get you where you need to be! Included are tips and resources to use once you here.
Find your way
Family of skiers on the mountain
Adventures & Activities
Explore family activities
Want to try something new, we’ve got a lot of activities in store for you.
Plan the fun

First-Time Visitor Video

First-time visitors to Sugarbush can see where to go for lift tickets, rentals/demos, ski and ride school, and dining options. Or if you’re heading straight to Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush, you can get the lay of the land there.