Dave Esty

by: Dave Esty - Mar 16, 2009

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

    Pros: The best of western skiing without having to go there!

    Cons: Alas, there are no fast food spots and no stop lights

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

I posted a review of Sugarbush exactly two winters ago, so this is an update:
Overall, the place gets better and better. If it is possible, the best terrain in the east, with a wider selection of trails for every ability level, is getting better and better snow management and crowd perfusion over 111 trails; the hospitality dynamics get better and better - I defy anyone to find finer food and/or better food menus in New England than Sugarbush; more beds than two years ago; and, here again, I think the passionate dedication of the employees on both mountains is getting better and better. I don't see a better VT, NH, ME value on all fronts than this magnificent mountain and the surrounding valley....and I ski all of the good ones. Sugarbush should be ranked #1 by all who know and love winter-sports and top-tier supportive amenities and ambience.