Press Room

If you're looking for a feature idea (or have one of your own), don't hesitate to reach out. But if you're just interested in what's happening for the 2018-19 season (and a story idea or two,) the info below should help. It's also worth taking a look at our Mountain facts and Events Calendar.

If you are interested in scheduling a press visit, please check our Press Visits page.


Winter and summer photos are available to download for use in editorial content pertaining to Sugarbush Resort. Photos may not be used for advertising or promotional purposes without written consent from Sugarbush Resort. Photo credits should be included and credit the photographer and/or Sugarbush Resort.

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For more information or assistance, please reach out to:

John Bleh, Public Relations Manager
1840 Sugarbush Access Road
Warren, VT 05674
Phone: 802-583-6814

Celebrating 60 Years

This season Sugarbush is celebrating its 60th Anniversary since Damon and Sarah Gadd along with Jack Murphy first started spinning the lifts on December 25th, 1958. Expect a full calendar of events celebrating the rich history of Sugarbush from its old "Mascara Mountain" days to now including a Hall of Fame Weekend, March Madness series of spring events, "Through the Decades" music series with The Grift, and more. The latest Sugarbush Magazine celebrates the 60th Anniversary with a number of articles looking at the history of the resort and Mad River Valley.

Family Fun

There's fun for the whole family year round at Sugarbush and in the Mad River Valley. The Valley boasts two cross-country skiing or snowshoeing facilities as well as a skating rink, all just a few minutes drive away. Historic Bridge St. in Waitsfield is a picturesque street complete with covered bridges, local  shops  and cafes and galleries. There are also numerous restaurants from Relais & Chateaux at the Pitcher Inn to the locals favorite Mad  Taco,  and everything in between.

Back at Sugarbush, there are several snowshoe trails available around the resort for those who don’t wish to ski. Sunset Groomer Rides in the Lincoln Limo Cabin Cat are offered on weekends and holidays as a great way to enjoy views from the top of the mountain without having to hop on a chairlift. The Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center offers  indoor  pool and hot tub, fitness room, tennis courts, rock gym, kids zone, and more.

Extraordinary Adventures

Sugarbush offers plenty for the boldly adventurous. John Egan, Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Famer and Warren Miller film star is both a gifted coach and exceptional mountain guide and is available for private coaching. As the first resort in the eastern U.S. to offer Cabin Cat Adventures, Sugarbush hosts a variety of  adventures via cabin cat including Sunrise First Tracks, Sunset Groomer Rides, and Allyn's Lodge fireside Dining.

The adventure continues down in the Valley with kayaking and canoeing on the Mad River, Glider Rides with Sugarbush Soaring, hiking, and mountain biking. Mad River Valley Icelandic Horses offer lessons and horse training with Icelandic horses. 

Becoming Better Here

At Sugarbush, we're always striving to "Be Better Here", and we encourage our guests to do the same. That's why we offer a variety of camps, lessons, and clinics across all sports. Ski and Snowboard camps and lessons are offered for children as young as 3 years old. Along with kids Seasonal Programs, adults can sign up for John Egan's Bush PilotsWomen's Discovery Camps, or one of the several Essential Elements programs.

Off the skis or snowboard, the resort offers lessons in mountain biking, swimming, tennis and golf.​