by: papi6022 - 17th September 2010

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 5Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Value
huge ski area, glades/trees, challenging, good snow & skiers
castlerock area needs tlc, lack of on mountain food choices

Full review

Sugarbush is one of the originals, and the newish owner Win is doing a great job keeping her current, i.e., lots of new glades/trees increases choice hugely, combo with sugarbush north(glen ellen of old) means BIG area, good lifts, except for slow poke double chair served castlerock, which suffers from low trail maintenance and NO GLADES on this expert only area?? Inexcusable. The overall area is well maintained and covered in fake snow when necessary, though they get decent natural for the N.E. Amenities have improved dramatically with the new base area lodging choice and restaurants, but they still need more, especially with some tired old condo's screaming for updating. Of course, you have just down the road fabulous Warren/Waitsfield with excellent choices of everything and just classic Vermont beauty. Most importantly, the skiing/boarding is just great here, tons of terrain, big vertical, not usually overcrowded (except usual hdays & wkends) and well kept snow conditions which is not always easy in ornery N.E. weather, staff is well informed & engaging. It's certainly is in the top 5 in N.E. and gives Stowe, Jay, Kllngtn, a run for tops, GO!!
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