Sugarbush 2018/19 Season Recap
Our 60th Anniversary ski and ride season has come to a close after 166 total skier days, providing one of the longest seasons in the country! November was one of our snowiest months, kicking off the season with 5 fresh inches on opening day, November 16th. This was one of our best opening days on record! After 240 total inches of snow this season, which is 95% of our annual average, conditions and snowpack stayed incredible all season long.
Thank you to everyone who shared their time with us here at the mountain. We hope you enjoyed this season as much as we did! The Sugarbush Resort Golf Club is already open daily and other summer mountain activities will open daily on June 22nd.
But before we start looking forward, we’ve put together some of our favorite memories from this past season. Check it out!
New This Season
This winter marked 60 years since chairs started spinning for the 1958-59 winter season. We spent the entire season celebrating and revisiting some of our favorite memories since opening and looking forward to memories to come. We brought back some of our favorite historic events such as Sloshwicking and the Dummy Big Air, and also welcomed a few new events like the Wall of Fame Celebration.
Sugarbush joined the IKON pass, connecting some of the most iconic mountains in North America. This gives IKON passholders up to 7 days of access to the mountain or up to 5 days with the IKON Base Pass.
We are constantly seeking ways to improve the guest experience, and as we expand our RFID system, we’ve added e-ticket kiosks to the resort this year. This allows guests to go to an automated kiosk with their special ticket code and have an RFID card or ticket dispensed automatically. This cuts down both ticket window lines and makes the ticket printing process faster.
Lots of Reasons to Celebrate
Our events team went all out this season with over 100 events from October to May including daily s’mores on holidays and the ever-popular New Year’s Even Dog Parade. With an already stacked lineup, we added even more fun to this year’s event schedule with many different events to commemorate our 60th ski and ride season. Here are just a few of our favorites:
60 Years of Sugarbush with The Grift
The Grift took us on a ride through time by playing decade-themed setlists throughout the season. Starting in the 60s and ending in the 2000s, each night was filled with time-specific music and kept the dancing going all night long. They brought quite the party!
The Moth StorySLAM
The Moth, hailed has “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by the Wall Street Journal, paid us a visit for a night of storytelling. Guests were asked to bring their own unique stories based on the theme “winter.” It was a night filled with memories and laughter and is one we as a community won’t soon forget.
Wall of Fame Celebration
To recognize a few of the folks that have contributed to the resort over the years and resemble the true essence of our community, we inducted an Inaugural Class into the Sugarbush Wall of Fame. Recognition will be awarded annually to those who have made a significant contribution to “cultivating a spirit of lifelong adventure and camaraderie among the Sugarbush staff, guests, and the community.” We are excited to host this event for many years to come.