Sugarbush Resort Recognized by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts


Sugarbush Resort recently received an Award of Excellence in the 25th Annual Communicator Awards for its Diamond Jubilee magazine issue released last fall. The Communicator Awards are judged and sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts in New York, and aim to recognize big ideas in marketing and communications worldwide.  Sugarbush was recognized in the category of Design and Print for Corporate Communications, alongside other big brands including The Boeing Company, McDonald’s, UBS, Deloitte, and Home Depot.

The resort has been publishing an annual magazine for close to ten years. Last season’s issue was dedicated to the resort’s sixtieth anniversary, and included a number of articles on the history of the mountain, its founders, and those who have been coming to Sugarbush from the beginning. The magazine cover was an original drawing created by nationally-recognized artist Gary Hovland, depicting resort luminaries such as founders Damon and Sara Gadd and Jack Murphy, ski school director Stein Eriksen, GMVS founder Al Hobart, and original office manager Lixi Fortna.

Sugarbush Magazine is edited by Candice White and designed by Audrey Huffman, both of Waitsfield. Katie Bacon of Brookline, MA serves as the managing editor, and Amy Stackhouse of Edgecomb, Maine is production editor. Local talent contributes to a number of articles and photographs in the magazine, including nationally-recognized writer Peter Oliver and professional photographers Barrie Fisher and Jeb Wallace-Brodeur. Advertisers range from Valley-based businesses like Mehuron’s and Vermont North to nationally-recognized brands such as Bank of America and University of Vermont.