Sugarbush is 50 years old and wants to party with its guests.

The venerable Vermont resort, once known as "Mascara Mountain" because of its glittering clientele, has an array of $50 midweek deals. They are starting now, and are available Monday through Thursday, non-holiday periods.

These include:

Dinner for Two at Timbers for $50, with each additional person $25. Tip not included. Minimum of two people. Reservations recommended. Call 802- 583-6800.

Mt. Ellen Two-for-One Lift Tickets for $50. Valid midweek through March 29 except for holiday periods.

Private Lesson for two for $50, 9 to 10 a.m. non-holiday midweeks through the season.

All Mountain Lift Ticket for $50 when guests show a valid season pass from another ski area. Valid non-holiday midweeks through the season.

Coupons are available online.

Sugarbush recently completed a rebuild of its Lincoln Peak Base Area, with a new resort hotel and base lodge, themed after the dominant architecture of Vermont - the New England dairy barn. The work was completed two seasons ago.

The area's two base areas, at Lincoln Peak and at Mount Ellen, are connected by the Slide Brook Express Quad which shuttles skiers and riders back and forth.