Sugarbush Invests in New Lifts, RFID Among Other Capital Improvements


Warren, VT (August 22, 2017) – Sugarbush Resort has invested in a number of capital improvement projects heading into the 2017/18 winter season to further provide a better mountain experience for guests.

The resort is replacing two of its older double lifts with new fixed-grip quads. The new Village Quad at Lincoln Peak (replacing the Village Double) and Sunshine Quad at Mt. Ellen (replacing the Sunshine Double) are expected to provide an improved beginner experience at both mountains while also increasing total uphill capacity. Sugarbush also regraded the area around both the lifts to be better suited for beginners.

Sugarbush is replacing its old ticket scanning system with RFID (radio frequency identification) gates at all base lifts. All passholders will receive a new SugarXpress Card with their season pass loaded on it, and for those buying day tickets, the SugarXpress card may be retained, and additional discounted days may be purchased online without having to return to the ticket window. The SugarXpress Cards are kept inside a skier’s clothing and will signal the gate to open and allow access to the lift.  

Sugarbush has also joined the Mountain Collective, an alliance of sixteen of the best ski resort destinations throughout the USA and Canada, as well as four international affiliates. The Mountain Collective pass includes two days at each participating resort plus 50% off additional days after that. Sugarbush Premium pass holders will receive a special pass holder benefit – 50% off day tickets at 15 Mountain Collective destinations.  For more information visit

The resort has invested in a number of other projects to improve the guest experience. These include: replacing an older air compressor with a new, adjustable compressor that allows control of the amount of air produced, thus reducing energy consumption; the purchase of additional SnowLogic low-energy snowmaking guns; replacement of the North Ridge Quad motor; the installation of new snowmaking pipe on Which Way and First Time; and the purchase of two new Pisten Bully groomers (one specifically designed for the terrain park).

Season Passes are currently on sale through September 13 at their lowest available rates. For more information on what’s new at the resort or season passes visit