In the Media
While we say plenty of great things about Sugarbush, sometimes it’s best to have someone else do the talking. Here are some of the most recent mentions from writers in the media.
Video: "You know I ski all over the world and people ask me why I live in Sugarbush, Vermont. And I tell them it's one of the best training grounds in the world. - John Egan"
"Le centre de ski de Subarbush, réunissant le Lincoln Peak et le mont Ellen, a fait l’objet, dans les dernières années, d’une cure de jeunesse qui lui a fait grand bien. Les nouvelles installations ont d’ailleurs été pensées pour séduire les familles. Les six sommets répartis sur les deux montagnes du domaine offrent une variété de terrains."
"You pass a lot of other ski areas to get here, so the people who end up making it are pretty consciously excited to come. They are here for a reason, maybe it is the alpine vibe, a feeling of independence with the terrain... but my guess is that the huge spaces and trail design means that even on busy days, the skiing doesn't feel crowded."
"When longtime clients of Jean Verbridge, principal at Siemasko + Verbridge (svdesign.com), decided to upgrade to a ski-in, ski-out condo on Sugarbush mountain in Warren, Vt., they surprised her with an out-ofcharacter request: that she decorate using a neutral palette. “We used texture instead of color to make it interesting,” says Verbridge. Instilling a sense of solidity to the three-story, four-bedroom new construction was key, as was adding character."
"When you get to the Sugarbush north terminal, some of the best ski and snowboard terrain opens up in front of you, including world-famous Stein’s run (named after Olympic gold medalist Stein Eriksen) and Sigi’s Ripcord double black screamer from the 3,975 foot Lincoln Peak summit. Then there’s Organgrinder, a straight shot down the original gondola line. One of the best intermediate runs in the Northeast is Jester, that starts from the summit and provides you with the total 2,400 of vertical."
"Barbour's a powerful, supple skier. With more than a generation of teaching experience, he's in his second year as director of skiing and riding at Sugarbush. Previously, he served as ski school director at nearby Mad River Glen for 15 years."
"What makes Sugarbush such a great fit? The reasons are myriad. For me, it’s the remarkable variety of terrain, and the distinct sense of character that each mountain has retained."
"Spoiler Alert: While I want you to read all 1500 words I share about Sugarbush, I want to give you the vibe upfront. In a word: pure. This resort hasn't been blown up with commercialism or condos. It's a spot for families to get out into the snow and find a little peace and quiet. It's not a "resort destination" where you'll see overdressed Euros who have no intention of skiing. Sugarbush is a ski haven for anyone who really loves to ski and doesn't need all the other noise."
"Sugarbush Ski Resort Vermont is the kind of place you can’t possibly visit JUST once. Tucked away in the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont you have to search it out, intentionally driving by several other ski resorts just to get there. But I promise you, every single time, Sugarbush delivers perfect powder, friendly people, majestic views and so many twists, turns and bumps that your entire body will thank you for making the trip."
USA Today Reader' Choice Award - In the category Best Ski Resort, Sugarbush was recently voted #1 in the East, and #2 in North America by USA Today readers. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Wendy Clinch (TheSkiDiva), Lyndell Keating (Powderhounds), Kristen Lummis (The Brave Ski Mom), Nate Musson (The Not Snowboarding Podcast) and Mark Warner (Low Pressure Podcast: The Podcast for Skiers) were chosen based on their skiing and snowboarding expertise.
Peering over the edge of Stein’s Run at Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort, my stomach does a backflip. Named for Stein Erikson, the legendary Olympian who sited the trail back in the mid-’60s, Stein’s is a classically steep, double-black mogul run.
A few years ago, I was skiing high above the Sugarbush resort in Vermont with John Egan, a legend of extreme skiing 20 years before the genre had even been identified. Mr. Egan has starred in audacious ski movies from Argentina to Siberia and everywhere in between. He could live almost anywhere, his teaching skills and reputation making him welcome at dozens of skiing resorts. But he has instead called Mad River Valley in central Vermont home for decades.
Home to both Sugarbush Resort and the intense, more "locals-only" Mad River Glen, Vermont's Mad River Valley is beloved by travelers all year round. Skiers flock to the slopes every winter, and in spring the place draws fly-fishing enthusiasts. The summer means arts festivals and in fall, you'd be hard pressed to find more vibrant foliage anywhere in the world.
Moms who want to enhance their skiing skills without worrying what the kids are up to are in luck: For each day they participate in one of these two-and-a-half-day programs, skiiers receive either a half-price, full-day kids program enrollment or a half-price all-mountain lift pass for a child (or an adult companion). With the little ones diverted, moms can take advantage of customized instruction, video analysis, daily breakfast and lunch, discounted lift tickets, and optional gear demos.
'Sugarbush is under-skied, under-visited and just unbelievably sweet, worth some vertical if it's been a while since you skied this Vermont stash.'