Sugarbush Gets 23″ Of New Snow

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 24 2012 - 04:04 PM

sugarbush dogWith 23” of new snow in the last week Sugarbush Resort’s Four-Legged Mascot Predicts a White Christmas in the Mad River Valley

Warren, VT (December 21, 2012) – Bounding through fields of new snow in his backyard, Sugarbush’s four-legged mascot knows it will be a white Christmas at Sugarbush and in the Mad River Valley.
Rumble, a four-year old Bernese mountain dog, loves the cold weather. It’s in his genes. Generations of Bernese mountain dogs plied their trades in the snowy altitudes of Switzerland, but Rumble finds his comfort in the cold climes and snowy mountains at Sugarbush Resort.

Meteorologists have been predicting precipitation of the unfrozen variety for much of the Northeast, but Rumble knows on the high peaks of the Green Mountains snow has been piling up. More storms are expected to move into Vermont and bring more snowfall in the coming days.

“Rumble is well known around the resort for predicting the weather. Each fall his energy levels soar when the temperatures begin to dip,” said Rumble’s owner and President of Sugarbush Resort Win Smith. “With the recent snow and more likely on the way, Rumble seems to be worked up into a near frenzy.”

Sugarbush Resort is open with 55 trails, 9 lifts, 2600 vertical feet, 18.8 miles and 200 acres of terrain with options for all abilities. Mt. Ellen opened on Friday, December 21st. Base depths at the resort continue to build and are currently between 10 and 30 inches. In addition to the natural snowfall Sugarbush snowmakers continue to make snow at every opportunity temperatures allow with the aim of opening more terrain during the holiday weeks.

With a packed calendar of events Sugarbush Resort is a great place to spend your holiday vacation. Rumble’s favorite event, the annual Dog Parade is scheduled for 3 PM on New Year’s Eve. There are also plenty of happenings for the bipedal among us. Visit for the latest on snow conditions at Sugarbush and details on special events.

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 readers (2012) and received the 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 or find us on Facebook at