- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 3
Pros: Variety of terrain, convenient changing/storage area
Cons: Occasional crowds, few beginner trails
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2010
Sugarbush has a great variety and amount of terrain in a layout that, for the most part, is easy to navigate. The number and quality of trails is enough to keep one occupied for a couple of days for sure. On this visit, Saturday of President's Day weekend, the resort was surprisingly uncrowded and the snow conditions remained excellent. I started at Lincoln Peak and made it over to Mt. Ellen midday, on the long but convenient connecting chair. Mt. Ellen's long continuous vertical was nice, but it was noticeably windier and colder over there.
The beginner area is nice, but the few beginner trails are limited to a small part of the resort. Maybe a bit difficult for someone trying to challenge him/herself to advance past greens.
Perhaps my favorite part of Sugarbush is the changing and storage area in the lower level of the Gate House Lodge...most resorts in the East coast will have you change and store your belongings in the car or the cafeteria. This makes the whole experience much easier.