Sugarbush Hosts 3rd Annual Stein’s Challenge


Warren, VT (April 16, 2018) – Sugarbush Resort is hosting the 3rd annual Stein’s Challenge this Saturday, April 21st. The competition runs from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Stein’s Run, with the goal to ski or ride as many laps on the trail as possible in four hours. The Valley House Quad will be the primary chairlift for the event, with a dedicated singles line for competitors.

Registration will be in Castlerock Pub from 8:00 – 10:00 AM for $20 (cash only). Prizes include gear from Nordica, Skullcandy, Monster, Darn Tough and Neversummer. Awards will be given out in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard at 4:00 PM.

Spectators can enjoy the show while sipping on VT beers from the base of Stein’s Run at the Pint Pavillion.

Both the event and trail are named after legendary alpine skier and Olympian, Stein Eriksen. Eriksen was the Ski School Director at Sugarbush Resort in the 1960s. It was actually Eriksen who wanted to cut a trail where Stein’s Run is now, an unorthodox idea at the time given the fall line and pitch of the terrain. During his tenure, Eriksen was known for demonstrating graceful back flips while skiing down the mountain on Sunday afternoons—combining the skills of a gymnast and a world-class skier.

In addition to Stein’s Challenge, Sugarbush will also be hosting the Yacht Rock Après Party in Castlerock Pub on Saturday from 3:00 – 6:00 PM with live music from The Full Cleveland, specializing in 70’s Billboard Top 40, Blue Eyed Soul and A.M. Gold.