The horrendous state of the job market for college kids gets a lot of press these days, but all is not lost for those newly minted grads.

[R435R, Sugarbush] is introducing a "For20s Pass" this fall, available through September 14, that will provide some strong snow stimulus to encourage college grads to move to Vermont, pile into a house with a dozen other unemployed ex-Ivy Leaguers and ride 100 days a season for less than $300. That's $3 a day, a deal even their frugal forefathers would like.  

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SUGARBUSH, VT.  (Aug. 22, 2011) - For recent graduates and young workers facing some of the toughest economic times in decades, Sugarbush Resort is sending a clear message.

We’re here for you.

For the first time ever, Sugarbush is rolling out a season pass option for skiers and snowboarders in their 20s.

Known as the For20s Pass, the option is available to anyone aged 19-29, providing unlimited skiing at both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen for only $299.

As the only pass of its kind in North America, the special rate on the For20s Pass will be available only from Aug. 22 through Sept. 14, 2011.  After Sept. 14, the pass will be available for a regular rate of $399.   Pricing does not include sales tax.


“People in their 20s are busy starting careers and in some cases starting families.  At Sugarbush, we want to make sure that they’re also keeping skiing and snowboarding part of their lives,” said Win Smith, president of Sugarbush.  ”I first skied in college when  I was 19 and didn’t return to skiing until I was 35.  I missed a lot of great skiing during those years.”

With 2600′ of vertical, 111 trails, and more than 20 wooded areas on the trail maps, Sugarbush Resort’s two mountains of Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen offer a true alpine experience for all levels of winter adventurers.

In the 2010-2011 season, Sugarbush recorded more than 300 inches of fresh snowfall, and remained open for skiing and riding through the first of May.

Sugarbush’s remarkable terrain variety includes gentle groomers, quiet glades, backcountry adventures in the Slide Brook Wilderness Area, and the extreme tests of Castlerock.   Sugarbush also hosts a full-feature terrain park at Mt. Ellen, and a comprehensive learn-to-ski/learn-to-ride program at both mountains.

For the après-ski crowd, Sugarbush offers comfort and convenience in numerous pubs, restaurants and their new base area plaza featuring “The Farmhouse” and “The Schoolhouse” skier services buildings.