Sweet Weekend on Tap at Sugarbush


Warren, VT (March 16, 2010)- Sugarbush Resort is ringing in spring with the first-and-soon-to-be annual Sugaring Time Festival this Saturday, March 20. The vernal celebration features a lineup of resort-wide events. There will be face painting, Sugar on Snow, maple donuts from the Big Picture Theatre, bakery items from the Warren Store, and a special occasion that evening. The festivities get underway at 9:00 AM with a pancake-eating contest in the Gate House lodge. The mess-fest is for kids ages 2 to12 and will be in the Sleeper Room.

Spring arrived early at Sugarbush when bluebird skies and warm temps rolled into the Mad River Valley on Tuesday. The crystal skies and mild mercury readings are expected to last through Saturday when temps are predicted to reach into the mid 50s. Lunchtime barbeques at Mt. Ellen’s Glen House and Lincoln Peak’s Gate House lodge will provide ample sunbathing space during the festivities. 

'This is why we live in Vermont,' said Sugarbush’s Communications Director JJ Toland. 'Daylight Savings (Time) kicked in last weekend and the days have just been getting longer and sunnier. Combine that with our deep snowpack, and we’re looking at a gorgeous weekend to be in the mountains.'

A treasure hunt will also be a part of Saturday’s celebration. Specially marked nips of maple syrup will be hidden around Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen. Treasure hunters who find a nip (or two or three) can bring them to a resort Guest Services desk where they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a $250 resort gift card. 

The fun isn’t just for guests though.

The Sugarbush lift staff will be competing in a 'creative' celebration of spring. The lift team who has the most imaginatively adorned top and bottom stations will receive resort gift cards. Winning teams will be determined by guest votes.

The revelry wraps-up with a special party in the Gate House lodge for the Valley’s Person of the Year/Decade/Century. The honoree will be revealed when the curtain goes up on a Charlie Brown-produced movie. The long-time Valley resident and filmmaker spent the last two months assembling footage of the individual’s feats and adventures and a large turnout is expected to celebrate the life and times of the Valley’s own…………. Doors open at 8:00 PM and admission is free. There will be a cash bar.

Click here for all of the event information, except for anything on the Person of the Year/Decade/Century. That’s a secret.