Sugarbush, located in Northern Vermont's Mad River Valley, is one of Vermont's favortie ski areas. Sugarbush consits of two mountains, Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak, and is home to more than 4,000 acres, with nearly 600 skiable acres plus 2,000 acres of backcountry skiing in the Slide Brook Wilderness area. "The 'Bush" has beginner terrain (20%), Intermediate (45%) and advanced to expert (35%) accessed via 16 lifts that provide the area with a 25,463 person uphill capacity. The 23,000 square-foot day lodge features cathedral ceilings, a food court, and the Castlerock Pub complete with an outdoor patio and barbeque area. Timbers, a post-and-beam restaurant attached to the Clay Brook residences, offers upscale cuisine and is open to the public in all four seasons. The Mad River Valley is also home to 38 lodges (6,600 beds) and 19 restaurants for guests to enjoy.