Sugarbush Mountain Resort
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The only Ski and Boarding resort in the Mad River Valley is Sugarbush. Sugarbush is expanding and the terrain here is varied and suitable for all skiers and snowboarders. There is an excellent selection of local lodging and dining. Sugarbush maintains a reputation of being the eastern hub for adventure skiing – there are miles of trails. Share your Sugarbush reviews or comments, contact us.
Sugarbush Mountain Resort
Sugarbush Mountain Ski Resort
102 Forrest Drive
Warren, VT 05674
111 trails, 2,600′ vertical drop, 16 lifts, 54 miles of terrain, 508 skiable acres
Sugarbush Resort is set in the Mad River Valley of Northcentral Vermont, Sugarbush Mountain Ski Area is an excellent destination for skiers of all abilities, with 22% novice trails, 46% intermediate trails, and 32% advanced trails. Sugarbush is located just 40 minutes from Burlington, Vermont’s largest city.
With over 2,600 feet of vertical and almost 40 acres of new gladed terrain, Mt. Ellen now has her own Ski & Ride School.
Also, the new Burton’s Learn-to-Ride Program is now available to those who wish to learn snowboarding in a fun and painless way. If you want to teach people snowboarding, who better to partner with than the global market leader? The Burton supported learning facility believes learning should be painless and fun. The techniques used in the LTR program are tested and developed by members of snowboard instructor associations worldwide. All elements of the LTR Center are designed by riders for riders–from equipment setup to certified instruction to appropriate learning terrain. Burton has evaluated the entire program from start to finish to ensure success.
With nine terrain parks, including new Progression Parks, learning to take flight may be getting easier. Check it out starting Thanksgiving.
Owning up to its reputation for being the eastern hub for adventure skiing, Sugarbush Resort is adding almost 40 new acres of gladed terrain on Mount Ellen. There will be a learning area on Inverness Peak and when newcomers feel they are ready for something a little tighter and steeper, they can make their way up to Tumbler and Exterminator to really test their turns. If they need some extra helpings of confidence, the Adventure Learning Center is open to anyone looking for a lesson in gladed grace.
Kids looking to ski like a legend now have an option. The Sugarbush Ski & Ride School, and Doug Lewis, two-time Olympian, has created two new Blazer groups in their own images. Egan’s Adventure Blazers is for kids who want to ski all over the mountain–steeps, trees, bumps and the parks and pipe. Lewie’s Race Blazers is for the crew that wants to focus on racing–running gates, crushing NASTAR, or learning how to set courses.
Getting There: Sugarbush ski resort is 3 miles from Warren, 135 miles from Albany, 190 miles from Boston, 210 miles from Hartford, 140 miles from Montreal and 325 miles from New York. Driving time is about 1 hour from Burlington and 45 minutes from Rutland.
From New York take the New York Thruway (I-87) to Exit 24 to The Northway (I-87) to Exit 20, then go northeast on Route 149 to Route 4 through Rutland to Route 100 north to Sugarbush.
From Boston take I-93 to I-89 to Exit 9 (Middlesex), then east on Route 2 one-half mile to Route 100B south to Route 100 south to the Sugarbush Access Road.
Champlain Valley VT Ski Areas
Burlington, Middlebury, St. Albans, the Islands of NW Vermont
North Central VT Ski Areas
Montpelier, Barre, Randolph, Waterbury, Stowe, Mad River Valley
Northeast Kingdom VT Ski Areas
St. Johnsbury, Newport, Barton, Lyndonville, Burke, Jay, Island Pond
South Central VT Ski Areas
Rutland, White River Jct., Woodstock, Quechee, Brandon, Killington, Ludlow, Weston, Chester
Southern VT Ski Areas
Bennington, Brattleboro, Manchester, Arlington, Newfane, Mt. Snow area