Sugarbush to Reopen May 2: Skiers and Riders Get One Last Weekend on the Slopes

By AlpineZone News |
Apr 30 2009 - 11:14 AM

WARREN, Vermont — Sugarbush Resort will be closing out a winter season that saw nearly 24 feet of snow. With 287 inches of natural snow falling this year, the resort plans to offer one last weekend of skiing and riding May 2-3.

“We were blessed with a lot of natural snow early this season, plus we made 18% more snow than we did last year,” said Sugarbush president Win Smith. “It was tempting to call it (a season) last weekend, but with temps predicted to be in the mid 50s for Saturday and sunny skies expected for Sunday, we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a few more turns.”

Weather permitting, Sugarbush plans to offer expert-only skiing and riding on Stein’s Run on Saturday and Sunday serviced by the Valley House double chair. Mountain crews will attempt to patch together snow on Upper Snowball to provide some intermediate terrain, but skiers and riders should expect the last weekend to be a “Mogul Mania.” The Valley House chair is scheduled to spin from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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