The schedule begins before Christmas and runs through the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. All are open to the public and many of the events are free to attend.
Events include live après music, a torchlight parade and fireworks on New Year’s Eve, a pig roast featuring live music from the Starline Rhythm Boys, and a Birds of Prey presentation by the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences. For the active minded there are guided snowshoe hikes, a USASA rail jam as well as yuletide yoga and holiday spin at the Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club.
“Many of our guests come to Sugarbush to carry on their holiday traditions,” said Win Smith, President of Sugarbush Resort. “The excitement around our events, family traditions and the skiing and riding make this a very special time of year at Sugarbush.”
Families can enjoy a snowman building contest, kids’ pizza and movie nights, sunset groomer rides, holiday cookie decorating and a dog sled demonstration. The ever-popular opportunity to ‘strut your mutt’ at the Sugarbush Dog Parade is at 3 PM on December 31st. The holiday celebration caps off with the annual New Year’s Eve soiree featuring dinner and dancing at Timbers Restaurant starting at 9 PM.
Other events include photography exhibits, art showings, wine tastings, and a cooking demonstration by Sugarbush Executive Chef Gerry Nooney. A full calendar of events including times and pricing can be found at sugarbush.com.
ABOUT SUGARBUSH: With 2600′ of vertical, 111 trails, and 20 wooded areas on the trail maps, Sugarbush Resort’s two mountains of Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen offer a true alpine experience for all levels of skiers and riders.
Outside Magazine called the Mad River Valley, which includes Sugarbush the “Best Ski Town in the East” (2010). Sugarbush was voted “Favorite Ski Resort in New England” by Boston.com readers (2012) and received the OnTheSnow.com Visitor’s Choice Awards for “Best Terrain in the Northeast” and “Best Overall Resort in the Northeast” (2012). Ski Magazine called Sugarbush “Vermont skiing at its best” (2011). For more information on Sugarbush, please visit sugarbush.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Sugarbush.VT.