Sugar Mountain's Family Passes cost $621 for the first, $403 for the second, $296 for each additional person under 21 living at home, or under 25 and in college. The prices are good through Oct. 14.

Speaking of October, Sugar Marketing Director Kim Jochl invites you to "grab your beer stein, put on your lederhosen, and head to Sugar Mountain Resort for the 18th annual Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 11 and 12."

Jochl is an alum of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, and a native of Lee, Mass. Her husband, Gunter Jochl, was on the Austrian National Team, a former U.S. rep for Volkl skis, and is now general manager of Sugar.