Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sugarbush, Vermont (news and notes)

Now that the flakes have settled after the first major snowfall for New England this season the emails hitting The Ski Guru's inbox are picking up. Got one from Sugarbush today and it reported that the resorts several mountain peaks recorded 14” of snow in the last 72 hours. Attah Bush = good start!

As a direct result of said snow 6 new trails were opened, bringing the total to 17. More importantly everyone at the resort is smiling and thinking to the season ahead, as evident by the video snow report. Hit this LINK to that report, or just deal with a few highlights I have selected.

LIFT TICKETS: Current lift ticket rate is only $39 (including youth, seniors, SugarDirect Card holders and SugarCard holders). We're holding this special rate through Friday. Kids six and under always ski/ride free.

LIFT SCHEDULE: The Super Bravo and Heaven's Gate lifts open at 9:00 AM. PLEASE NOTE: While the Super Bravo chair typically opens at 8:00 AM on the weekends, it will not spin until 9:00 AM this weekend. We're looking to give our snowmakers as much time on the hill when we have perfect temps. The last ride up the hill on Super Bravo will be at 4:00 PM; 3:45 for HG.

Looking down the road: Perfect snowmaking temps are in the forecast for the foreseeable future and our snowmakers will be going at it non-stop. The Gate House side of Lincoln Peak could be open by the weekend of December 19th, just a day after we open Mt. Ellen.

Q: Does last minute holiday shopping have you stressed?

A: If you know a skier/boarder that loves the Bush, or needs a reason to be introduced to it, pick them up a gift card. They can be purchased online via the Adventure Center or call 800.53.SUGAR.

Here is another little tidbit on a guy who used to make turns at Sugarbush and has a trail named after him there.

Stein Eriksen update, he had a bad injury, but is back in action.

Think Snow!

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