Sugarbush Releases Early Season Pass Prices


Warren, VT (August 22, 2017) - Sugarbush Resort has released their early rates for 2017/18 season passes. Passes are available at these rates through September 13th. 
Sugarbush has 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. If you are a Sugarbush Premium passholder, you will receive a special passholder benefit of 50% off day tickets at the 15 other Mountain Collective destinations.

This year, Sugarbush passes are divided into “premium” and “value” categories. The 2017/18 Premium Pass offers unlimited skiing and riding at both Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen, and includes Mountain Collective benefits of 50% off lift tickets at the 15 other resorts in the Mountain Collective (including four international affiliates). The Premium Pass is just $40 for children six and under, $399 for both youth (7-18) and For20s (19-29), $349 for college students, $999 for adults (40-64), $749 for seniors (65-79), $229 for Silver Seniors (80-89), and free for those ninety and older. Last year Sugarbush introduced the Early 30s pass, which they have expanded to the For30s pass ($599) for all purchasers 30-39 years old.

The new adult Premium Pass prices represent a more than 30% savings from last year’s early rates. Dependent youth passes are no longer included in the purchase of an adult pass, but are broken out separately. Still, the price of a 2017/18 Adult Premium Pass combined with a 2017/18 Youth Premium Pass is $549 less expensive than last year’s early rate for an Adult All Mountain 7 pass (which included a free youth ticket). 

In addition to the Mountain Collective benefits, Premium Passes include a number of resort incentives like 20% off lodging and adult group lessons; 10% off tuning services, dining at Rumble’s Kitchen and Hogan’s Pub, golf greens fees, and retail; 40% off Health & Recreation Center Winter Six-Month Passes; and 50% off one private golf lesson. A Summer Lift Pass can be added for just $30, Early Ups Access can be added for $350, and midweek Mad River Glen skiing can be added to For20s Passes for $90.

The 2017/18 Value Pass replaces the Mt. Ellen-Only Pass, and offers daily access to Mt. Ellen, midweek non-holiday skiing at Lincoln Peak, and early/late season access to Lincoln Peak when Mt. Ellen is closed. The Value Pass is just $299 for youth (7-18) and $599 for adults (40-79). Value passes include benefits such as 15% off lodging and All-Mountain Day Ticket rates; 10% off tuning services, dining at Rumble’s Kitchen and Hogan’s Pub, golf greens fees, and retail; and 50% off one private golf lesson. A Summer Lift Pass may be added for $30.
The Boomer Pass returns again for the 2017/18 season for just $139. Boomer Passes are available for skiers or riders ages 65-89 and offer midweek non-holiday skiing at both mountains. Boomer passholders can enjoy 15% off All Mountain Day Ticket rates and can add a summer season pass for $30.

Finally, 2017/18 College Pass pricing has been released and the deadlines allow for a little more procrastination. Early rates will be applied to college passes through November 1st. The Threesome College Pass allows guests with their valid college student ID to enjoy unlimited skiing and riding at Lincoln Peak, Mt. Ellen and Mad River Glen for $389. The Premium College Pass gives students unlimited skiing and riding at Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen for $349. For $249, Value College passholders can enjoy unlimited access to Mt. Ellen, and mid-week, non-holiday and early/late season access to Lincoln Peak. Students can enjoy daily skiing at Mad River Glen with the Mad River Glen Only pass for $220. 

Now is as good a time as ever to purchase a season pass, as Sugarbush has invested in a number of capital improvement projects for the upcoming winter season. The resort has invested in two new fixed-grip quad lifts to replace older double chairs. The Village Quad will replace the Village Double at Lincoln Peak, and the Sunshine Quad will replace the Sunshine Double at Mt. Ellen. Both new lift installations involve the regrading of beginner terrain, providing a better experience for beginners at both mountains. The resort has also purchased two new Pisten Bully groomers, installed two new snowmaking pipes and additional low-energy snowmaking guns, and replaced an electric compressor (which will use less energy). Sugarbush has also installed a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) gate validation system in all base lifts, which will replace the former scanners in the lift lines. 

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