Seasonal Programs Bulletin

Stay current on all seasonal programs communications from Mark Woolley, our Seasonal Programs Supervisor.

November 2019 Update

Greetings Blazer Community!

We here at Sugarbush Resort and the Ski & Ride School are looking forward to the upcoming season with you and your kids. The Blazers program has become a special community within the greater Sugarbush and Mad River Valley community and we truly appreciate your patronage of the program.

Helpful reminders for the upcoming season:

Blazers start the weekend of December 14/15 and runs every weekend until March 14/15.

Historically, we do our best to have the kids start the season with the group that they were in from the year before. This provides some sense of familiarity for the kids and you. We have made some changes relative to specific requests that you have sent us.

Please remember that consistent attendance is very important in helping to ensure a child’s ability to progress accordingly with the other children. Moving a child to another group after several weeks of absence can be traumatizing to them. Kids that attend consistently in December and early January have typically upped their game and stamina for the rest of the season. Attend early and consistently and the chances for success increase tremendously.  If there is any information about your child that you feel will aid us towards their success, please feel free to contact me.

We had many new coaches last season and they did an incredible job. We expect to have a good number of new coaches again this season.  Whenever possible, we try to keep the coach with the same group from the season before. We also tend to keep groups from the season before even if their coach is not returning. One exception may be when your child transitions from Micro to Mini Blazers and Minis to Adventure Blazers.  There are two age groups where I see there may be some shuffling during the first few weeks. This is in the 8 year old groups and the 12-14 year old groups. We will assess the need for any changes during the first couple of weeks of the season in the 8 year old section. In the 12-14 year old area we have approximately half the number of kids returning from last season for various reasons. There will be some combining and shuffling of kids there in the first couple of weeks.  Most of you are already aware of whether your coach is returning or not.  You will know before the season if there is a change. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. You may text me. Just identify yourself in case you are not already in my contacts. I will get back to you asap.

We have preseason training for our coaches on Dec. 7/8. After we see the new coaches on snow in that training environment, they will then be assigned a particular group whose coach is not returning from the season before.

You will hear from your coach before the season starts in a welcoming email most likely on the evening of  Dec. 8 or on Monday/Tuesday Dec. 9/10.

You will also hear from me increasingly more and more as we get closer to the season.



Mark Woolley

Seasonal Programs Supervisor/Alpine Training Coordinator
Sugarbush Resort
1840 Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802.583.6374 cell# 802.793.7240 


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