Sugarbush is the 2012 OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award winner for Best Terrain in the Northeast. Sugarbush has two mountains, Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak, a 4,083-foot summit where skiers and riders can access 2,600 feet of vertical and 111 trails that add up to a distance of 53 miles. Sugarbush also contains a variety of wooded and gladed areas, extreme terrain located at the locally renowned Castle Rock Peak, 269 inches of annual snowfall and 2,000 acres of backcountry access.
WHERE TO GO FOR BEGINNER TERRAIN: Sugarbush’s beginner terrain is great. From skiers who are just starting out on skis to someone looking to move up to more intermediate terrain, beginners love to call "The 'Bush" home. First-timers can learn on the Sun Kid Teaching Lift as well as the Village Double Chair. After conquering those chairs, beginners can move over to the Inverness Quad on Mt. Ellen and ski Northridge Expressway and Walt’s Trail.
WHERE TO GO FOR INTERMEDIATE TERRAIN: There is plenty of intermediate terrain to ski and ride at Sugarbush. The Gate House Express Quad, on North Lynx Peak, is home to runs like Hot Shot, Sleeper and the Village Run. Intermediates can also take the Heaven’s Gate Triple to the top of Lincoln Peak, and make some turns down Jester all the way to the Lincoln Peak Village.
WHERE TO GO FOR EXPERT TERRAIN: The best expert terrain at Sugarbush is accessed via the Castle Rock Double Chair. Castlerock Peak is home to steep runs like Lift Line and Rumble. The Castlerock Extreme Challenge at Castle Rock Peak is always a stop on the Ski The East Freeride Tour and is being held on Mar. 9, 2013.