Excitement at Sugarbush, Vermont’s Finest Ski Area
Sugarbush adds a new mountain… SUGARBUSH NORTH
Sugarbush skiers now have a new mountain to explore. On September 20th our neighboring ski area, Glen Ellen, became part of the Sugarbush family with a new name, Sugarbush North.
Sugarbush North boasts a 4,083 foot mountain, 5 ski lifts, a giant snow bowl, a large comfortable base lodge and snowmaking. A single ticket will enable the Sugarbush skier to enjoy both areas(…).
(Sugarbush North) offers a summit lift that extends skiing well into Spring(…).
A regularly scheduled shuttle bus system (…) will join the two areas.
Total lift capacity for combined Sugarbush-Sugarbush North is 13,700 skiers per hour with 13 lifts and 70 trails.
…banner year for Sugarbush, which didn’t stop until May 7th – the latest closing on record for Sugarbush entire history.
Northern Vermont’s first Triple chair.
That was on the eve of the 1978-79 season. This week we presented the Ski Area Trail Map for the newly combined ski areas. I love this map, especially the detail description of each Sugarbush trail. For example:
Middle Earth: An old favorite. Relatively broad and usually groomed free of moguls, most of this trail is OK for advanced intermediates – except for a brief, stormy, expert pitch at midpoint called “The Jaws,” with a rock wall on the right, a cliff on the left, and less than 20 feet between them. Take it easy here, there’s intermediate skiing on the other side.
That’s what I called a great description…it’s the same of the other runs. Sugarbush North Trails don’t have any descriptions, except difficulty rating.
Combine lift ticket was $16 back then. Sugarbush North ticket was $13. That is when Sugarbush still had its top to bottom gondola.