Sugarbush Review

by: Roger Leo - Nov 9, 2006

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Date Visited: Nov 9, 2006

Full review

Sugarbush is focused on skiing, not frills. It has delightful runs off the Super Bravo quad, including Downspout, Valley House Traverse, Snowball and Spring Fling. A ride up Heaven's Gate Triple ends up at the top of Organgrinder, an unrelenting -- but groomed -- fall line trail. It's one of seven really tough trails off the lift. On my visit, J.J. Toland of Sugarbush led a couple of fast, top-to-bottom runs down Jester, a rollicking, rolling trail off Lincoln Peak, over to Gate House quad, up to North Lynx Triple, with several runs off that lift. It's a hike, but worth it. It takes a while to learn how to ski this area's 115 trails and 17 lifts -- with elevations of 2,400 feet off Lincoln Peak, 2,237 off Castlerock (with eight really tough runs), 1,725 off North Lynx, and 2,650 feet off Mount Ellen. Don't know why it took so long to visit this area, but I intend to go back often.