Welcome to the Blazer community at Sugarbush! Generations of devoted skiers and their families have found a home in the Blazer program over the decades, and there still is no better way for Sugarbush kids to grow into all-mountain skiers here in New England’s best winter playground. Blazers write their own definition of Adventure every week. With a focus on teamwork to develop skills and promote our core values of safety, fun, and learning, the wider Blazer community creates truly lasting relationships between skiers and their families. Consistent groups and continuity of coaching allows participants to move forward and experience increasingly challenging adventures while becoming responsible stewards of our mountain environment.

In the capable hands of our coaches, Mt. Ellen Blazers develop the skills necessary to explore Mount Ellen's trails, terrain park, bumps, and woods and build the foundation for a lifelong love of skiing. Mt. Ellen Blazers meet every Sunday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, January 2 through March 20, 2022.


Mt. Ellen Blazers is sold out for the season. Please check out our Ski & Ride School Lesson passes as an alternative.
Ages: 6 - 12
Ski/Ride Ability: Skiers linking turns with confidence on blue terrain and riding a chairlift unassisted.
Date/Time: Meets on snow every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, January 2 through March 20, 2022

Participants must be confidently turning on blue terrain or better and be able to ride a chairlift unassisted. Skiers should be moving with the terrain and not skiing defensively in a wedge. Mt Ellen Blazers are encouraged to attend every session to maximize learning and group consistency.

Specific activities for each group vary based on ability level, goals, and conditions. Mt. Ellen Blazers can expect to spend time cruising the famed groomers, exploring the extensive wooded terrain, playing in the park, and loving the bumps. Occasional snowboarding instruction may be available to groups that wish to add to their mountain skills.

All Mt. Ellen Blazers must have an Ikon or Sugarbush Premium Pass.

Important Information

  • Ski & Ride Seasonal Program youth participants are required to wear a properly fitted and fastened winter sports helmet
  • Ski & Ride School participants (ages 6+) may ride lifts by themselves or with members of the general public
  • Ski & Ride School participants may use terrain features and jumps