As of today, Sugarbush is the only ski area in the Northeast 100% open according to SnoCountry.com, a ski industry-reporting website. Sugarbush credits its existing snowmaking infrastructure, recent investments in new snowmaking technology and Mother Nature for achieving this goal before all the other resorts in the Northeast.
“Sugarbush has picked up 55” of snow at upper elevations in just the last 11 days,” said Win Smith, President of Sugarbush. “We’re delighted that our holiday guests are experiencing such great conditions.”
Currently under a winter storm warming issued by the national weather service, the Sugarbush area is expecting more snow this week. Heavy snow is forecasted to begin Wednesday evening continuing through Thursday and tapering off overnight on Thursday. Forecasters are calling for 8-14” with the heaviest snowfall at upper elevations and along the eastern slope of the Green Mountains.
Though the holiday visitors are arriving, Sugarbush still has some lodging and private lesson availability for the week. Visitors are being rewarded with many terrain options, copious snowfall, and a full holiday events calendar. Daily après-ski live music, culinary festivals, kid’s nights, and the annual New Year’s Eve dog parade and fireworks are just some of the happenings on the calendar.
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). For more information on Sugarbush, please visit sugarbush.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Sugarbush.VT.