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 2019 summer 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.
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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
An Extensive Mountain Bike Trail System
What do we do with our ski trails when we close for the winter? Turn them into mountain bike trails of course! Sugarbush boasts 29 lift-served mountain bike trails spanning 20 miles down over 1500" of vertical terrain. This year the bike crew purchased a new mini excavator to rework current downhill trails and create new cross-country ones. The Farmhouse Bike & Gear Shop offers high end downhill and trail bike rentals, along with E-mountain bikes. Those looking to improve their skills can sign up for one of several camps or lessons including First-Timer Mountain Bike Lessons, Max-4 Bike Guide Programs, Private Mountain Bike Lessons, and Mountain Bike Adventure Camp.
In addition to the resort's downhill terrain, local chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association, The Mad River Riders, has built and maintains over 45 miles of cross-country terrain throughout the Mad River Valley. Their terrain ranges from more beginner friendly trails like the Blueberry Lake system, to more technical terrain like between German Flats Road and Sugarbush Access Road.
New England Tennis Holidays
Sugarbush Resort is home to one of the top-notch tennis programs in the country: New England Tennis Holidays. The camp was once again ranked one of the best in the world, ranking 5th on TennisResortsOnline's annual Top 100. Sugarbush also ranked inside the top 75 resorts with tennis programs. Instructors provide stop action, slow motion video analysis, and racket stringing while sharing their knowledge as USPTA Professionals. Tennis is served up at the Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center, offering beautiful outdoor courts nestled in the woods with views of Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak. Indoor courts are also available.
Golfing in the Green Mountains
The Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Sugarbush Resort Golf Club has received improvements totaling over $220,000 this season. These include clubhouse updates and a brand new fleet of golf carts. VTPGA Player of the Year, Roger King, returns as resident golf pro offering camps, clinics, and lessons for aspiring golfers. Kids camps and women's programs are also offered.
Golfers can enjoy one of several deals including $35 Thursdays where foursomes pay just $35/per person for a round of golf. Other popular events include Vermonter Day with just $50 rounds for Vermonters, High Fives Golf Tournament, Vermont Troops and Families Tournament, and New England Craft Beer Open, as well as a number of women’s clinics and events.
The Valley is Mother Nature's Playground
While Sugarbush boasts mountain activities up at the resort, the mountains and surrounding Mad River Valley act as their own adventure park with hiking, swimming holes, and mountain biking. Visitors to Sugarbush can try one of the many diverse hikes, explore scenic country roads and covered bridges that scatter the Valley, or meander along the nature paths of the Mad River. Group and private guided naturalist hikes are available. The Long Trail crosses over both of Sugarbush’s mountains and provides great day hikes, including the Gap-to-Gap Hike from Lincoln Gap across the Monroe Skyline to the Appalachian Gap. The resort also offers hiking trails from its base area to the summits, as well as Burnt Rock, a moderate hike just a few miles from the resort.
The Valley is home to some of the best swimming holes in the country. Take Warren Falls, recently recommended by Martha Stewart as one of the best summer activities in New England. Other swimming holes range from having good jumping spots for adventurers to mellow shorelines for families and little ones. Popular spots include Lareau, The Ward, The Great Eddy, and Riverside Park, all just minutes from Sugarbush.