The Mt. Ellen Summit Chair began turning on November 22. Currently they have two runs open served by two lifts. The area is hoping to have terrain on Lincoln Peak ready for skiers and riders on December 9th. Meanwhile, this Saturday, December 2nd Sugarbush hosts Operation Santa Claus to benefit the Mad River Valley's food bank and children's toy drive. If you bring a toy or non-perishable food item to the Mt. Ellen Base Lodge you will receive $5 off your lift ticket.