- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 3
- All-Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 2
- Nightlife 1
Pros: No Lines, Terrain, Scenery, Glades, Old Time Feel
Cons: Terrain Park
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2010
So me and one of my buddies took a trip to Sugarbush on presidents week last year. We chose Sugarbush cause we figured that Killington, Mt Snow, Okemo, etc would have the city crowds (which we're a part of, coming from NY) and since 'The Bush was a lil further north maybe it would have a smaller crowd.
We parked immediatley, got our tickets and were strapping on our skis at the lift within 10mins of leaving my buddies car... Coprrection 15mins, we did check our stuff into a locker. But presidents week and NOBODY was on line to get the lift, from there we KNEW this was our mountain.
We usually ski Mountain Creek formerly Vernon Valley in NJ, so our crowd we're used to is, ummm 'different'. The people at Sugarbush were overly friendly and helpful especially when they heard we've never been there before, I dunno if its how things are done in VT, but it was refreshing
The terrain.... Hands down some of the best Ive skied, especially when you throw in the ridiculously short lift lines hell that may make it THE best. The glades were varied from super dense forest to nice wide open lanes that were reminiscent of cruising on the expressway. We got REAL deep into the woods and I gotta say, other than the fact that they have bears up there when we took a 'smoke' break during a deep glade run it was def the most picturesque mountain Ive ever skiied
...And if you like secluded mountains (which is what we wanted after skiing Mountain Creek NJ all season) this is the spot for you. I cant wait to go up again
OH YEA, and they have a half mountain pass for $60 or so when the full mountain is $80-something, the terrain is so varied and big you're better off going for the half mountain.
Damn, this makes me wanna go NOW!!!!!!