Sugarbush Forced to Cancel Mud Season

By AlpineZone News |
Apr 12 2005 - 11:11 AM

WARREN, Vermont ??” To the shock of muck and mire enthusiasts throughout New England, Sugarbush Resort has been announced the cancellation of its annual mud season. A monstrous snow pack and a forecast of blue bird skies have forced the Resort to keep its Mount Ellen lifts open for daily skiing and riding through April 24th.

Vermont spring breakers who were hoping to come up and frolic in the mud pools will now be faced with sunshine, corn snow and $25 daily adult lift tickets for the week of April 18th. Those 21 and under will be smacked with a $15 daily lift ticket. If the current conditions persist and weather patterns remain the same, the Resort may actually be forced to spin its lifts on April 30th and May 1st, the same weekend Sugarbush’s Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course is scheduled to open.

“We understand a lot of people may be troubled by this news,” remarked a dismayed JJ Toland, Sugarbush’s Communications Manager. “It’s been over a decade since the Resort was faced with the prospect of skiing and riding into May. We are asking everyone to bear with us. There will be Coppertone and sunglasses on sale in the shops and frothy beverages available to help assuage the effects of sun, warmth and sugary bumps.”

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