Sugarbush Resort

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Sugarbush
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Overall

4.3

Sugarbush is sweet, like Vermont maple syrup. Located in the beautiful Mad River Valley, this is Vermont skiing at its best, authentic. The two interconnected mountains, Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen, feature long classic meandering trails, gorgeous birch and Sugarbush glades, and spectacular views of pastoral hillsides and Camels Hump, Stowe's Mt Mansfield, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks in the distance. Sugarbush skis like a 4,000 ac playground thanks to the two ski areas and the 2,000 ac of backcountry glades in between called Slidebrook, where you can enjoy long natural glade runs on untouched snow with or without a guide. Sugarbush proudly only grooms half their terrain, leaving much of their terrain un-groomed, un-altered and inherent - authentic Vermont.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Sugarbush Resort vs
Sugarbush ResortJay Peak
beginner23 %20 %
intermediate43 %40 %
advanced27 %40 %
expert7 %-
total runs111 78
ski area581ac 385ac
summit elevation4,083ft 3,968ft
total lifts16 9
child lift ticket$65 Free
adult lift ticket$78 $64
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall151″ 226″

Sugarbush Resort Reviews

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Good!

3.7 / 5

Apr 24, 2018
Charles W. Charles W.
advanced skier
This year was my first time skiing the East and Sugarbush will have me coming back for more. Combined with Mt Ellen you pretty much get two ski resorts in one. Friendly local staff and long runs made for an all time day at this Vermont classic. It might not have the steepest most challenging terrain but some of the most fun runs I had this season.... More
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
DODylan O.
advanced skier
skiing here several years as a child left wonderful memories of learning to love the mountain. Returning a few years ago with my kids has been a wonderful return and creation of a new history. My kids have gone from spending a season on the green to now exploring the entire mountain including All of the off piste adventures. We all love the... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
KQKen Q.
expert skier
Best chain of mountains in New England! Love the classic vibe you get at Sugarbush. Castlerock is truly the best terrain in the east HANDS DOWN. Could use a bit more nightlife, but the inns and lodges in the area provide a more charming and relaxed sit by the fire vibe than most other ski towns.... More
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
RSRyan S.
expert skier
Sugarbush is probably my favorite place to ski in the East. An old school vibe with everything from manicured groomed cruisers to steeps to pant soiling chutes in the woods. For the adventurous, you can traverse the Long Trail at the Summit to get to Castle Rock; a purely natural and untouched area that will take your breath away. The town of... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 17, 2017
TMTim M.
Sugarbush has the best variety of terrain in Vermont! Amazing steeps and glades on two mountains. Castle Rock lift has some of the most challenging runs anywhere. Much better value than Stowe!
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 23, 2013
PPaul
Beautiful winding trails through the woods, Vermont the way it was and should still be.
Superb!

5 / 5

Aug 27, 2013
DDrew
the 3 times i've been there have been great - the people, food, accomodations @ the sugarbush inn, and most of all the slope conditions. there are no such things as lift lines there. i snowboard so i appreciate wide, long runs and sgrbsh has plenty. i live in phila pa, and for those that frequent killington the extra 40 min drive is well worth it!
Poor!

2 / 5

Nov 24, 2010
NNoam
only on a good year
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 12, 2009
JJohn
Trails are fun to ski, following the natural mountain terrain, steep,narrow, curves, not like other mtns that have cut all the trees down and call them trails. Plus small lift lines!!!!
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 13, 2009
MMeghan
Along with great terrain for more advanced riders/skiers, Sugarbush has a truly exceptional teaching staff. Their ski school is phenomonal and well worth the extra drive (from Virginia).
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