Sugarbush Celebrates Columbus Day Weekend with Community


Warren, VT (September 26, 2017) – Sugarbush Resort is home to tons of adventure over Columbus Day Weekend. The long-weekend festivities will begin with Community Day on Saturday, October 7th. Families can enjoy good food, scenic lift rides, pumpkin carving, a pancake breakfast, live music, mountain biking, disc golf, zipline rides, bungee trampoline sessions and rounds of golf at the Resort.

 The Warren Fire Department hosts a pancake breakfast from 8:00 – 10:00 AM on Saturday morning. Kids activities will begin immediately following breakfast, starting with a morning hike and crafts. The 4-6 year olds are invited on a mini hike, while the 6-12 year olds are invited on a longer, more challenging hike. Crafts will be offered in The Schoolhouse until 1:00 PM, and include instruction on beading, printing, and the creation of cut outs, birch-tree coasters and stained glass. While kids enjoy some creative time, parents and guests are invited to attend a photo and video show, followed by Sugarbush Resort President Win Smith’s annual presentation in the Gate House Lodge at 10:00 AM.  

At noon, Sugarbush bike coaches will host a bike clinic fit for kids of all ages. From 1:00 – 2:30 PM, the resort hosts pumpkin carving at The Schoolhouse. Also in The Schoolhouse, Pete and Chris’ Magic Show will fascinate kids starting at 2:30 PM. There will be face painting in the Gate House Lodge Courtyard room all day. The Farmhouse Rental Shop will host a demo ski and snowboard sale, and the Adventure Gear Store will be selling winter gear at a 25%-30% discount. 

On Sunday morning, all are invited to run or walk in the 27th Annual Mad Dash, the annual fundraiser for the Mad River Path Association. This can be run as a 5K or a 10K race, a 5K fitness walk or a fun run for kids. The scenic course begins on Meadow Road at 10:00 AM, heads up North Road, and finishes where the course starts. 10K runners will race up Pony Farm Road before heading back to Meadow Road for their finish. 

On Sunday, October 9th, Sugarbush celebrates Oktoberfest in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard. This event brings Bavarian-inspired food, drinks, games, and costumes, as well as music by the Mad Bavarian Brass Band to the resort. Guests are encouraged to compete in the stein hoisting competition, keg toss contest and the corn hole tournament for their chance to win lift tickets for the upcoming winter season. Guests can remember their Oktoberfest adventures by taking a photo in the Friendly Lens photo booth.

Sugarbush’s newest development, Gadd Brook Slopeside, will be open for tours and an Open House both Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.

Sugarbush’s Castlerock Pub will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Rumble’s Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday, Sunday and Monday. In honor of Columbus Day, Rumble’s Kitchen is offering $2.00 draughts on Monday, while supplies last. 

Also on Monday, pro mountain biker Ali Zimmer and Sugarbush downhill instructor Meredith McFarland will host a free Damsels of Dirt Women’s Mountain Biking clinic from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Farmhouse Bike Shop. The first part of the clinic will focus on the basics of mountain biking and getting comfortable with gravity for beginner and intermediate riders. Later on, Zimmer and McFarland will lead a ride around the Sugarbush trails for intermediate and advanced riders. This program is designed to bring the female riding community together. All females aged twelve and up are welcome. 

For more information about the events going on at Sugarbush Resort for Columbus Day Weekend, visit