In the Media
While we say plenty of great things about Sugarbush, sometimes it’s best to have someone else do the talking. See what everyone’s been saying about Sugarbush.
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.'