We're starting the year out with a solid 2' base, and there's more snow in the forecast. Could this be #snowvember round two? We sure hope so. Get ready for opening day (11/30) by snagging a Powder Pass -- 5 transferable, non-restrictive lift tickets for just $219! Share them with your friends on opening day and beyond, or use them all to yourself throughout the season. This deal goes away on 12/15. Get it while you can! Link below ---> - - - - - www.boltonvalley.com/tickets-passes-rentals/seasons-passes#PowderPass... See MoreSee Less
Last year was the most remarkable November riding yet. Now please, please make vista available on opening day. If I have to volunteer to help put up pads on all the lift towers the week before, I will happily come work for Bolton again, this time as a pass holder!
Want to take my daughter there this year to learn how to ski!
On behalf of Mad River Glen, thank you and congratulations to Win Smith and his team at Sugarbush Resort for everything they have done for Sugarbush, the Mad River Valley and the Vermont ski industry over nearly 20 years of ownership. It has been a pleasure and honor to work alongside you to make the Mad River Valley the best ski and outdoor adventure destination in New England. While Mad River Glen will forever continue to be independent and the nation’s only cooperatively owned ski area, we look forward to working with you and the new ownership group in the future. See you on the hill!
Sugarbush family and friends, we have some BIG news to share. Today we are excited to announce that we’ve agreed to sell Sugarbush Resort to Alterra Mountain Company. We do this knowing that Alterra will continue to maintain our culture, values and commitment to our community, while bringing additional capital and other resources to make Sugarbush even better in the years ahead.
Win, you’re the best. Glad you’re sticking around for a little while. You have to do what’s best for you and your family, and my family and I wish you well, but you will be sorely missed. Please know that. ❤️ 😢
I am optimistically hopeful that this will be a positive change. I hope that it's an opportunity to make Sugarbush more of a year-round destination. Local businesses and restaurants have a hard time surviving offseason. It's hard watching our favorite restaurants close year after year. Thank you, Win for an amazing ride and a job well done. Please don't let them close the Wunderbar! 😉
While I have always been proud that Sugarbush has been independently owned, I trust your decision and your reasons and look forward to welcoming the Altera Mountain company. As long as they continue to improve Sugarbush, but keep the current field, this will be a good move.￼
Thank you for making Sugarbush what it is today, Win! Us diehard Sugarbush skiers will be forever indebted to you!￼
Great job Win! Wishing you and your properties the best of luck!
Great letter. Congrats , and good luck!
Another decade on the horizon with yet another owner. SOOOOOOO glad to hear Win Smith is staying onboard, he has made a hugh contribution to the community, thank you Win for your service!
Painted ski towers there this past summer, attended the 4th of July in sugarbush. Amazing community, one of my favorite places to be, highly recommend a visit if you haven’t been there yet! #BeBetterHere
Happy for Win. Even though it's 5.5 hours away, I consider Sugarbush Resort to be my home mountain. Fingers crossed that with the team still in place, the changes will be positive. Just don't go putting a HSQ on Castlerock. 😜
Win, I expect this was a difficult decision for you. I wish you the best during this next phase.
love Sugarbush !
best thing I've ever done with my kids and grandchildren
Good luck to you WIN....SB is an awesome mountain
Good luck Win. Thanks for your leadership
I will always love sugarbush resort that comes from someone local #BeBetterHere I just hope that mentally carrys on. See you soo!!! is been a great start! Much love to everyone!
In Win we trust!
One of the big reasons I love Sugarbush so much is because they were Vermont-owned. I understand the sale and Win's reasoning but this is extremely sad. The ski industry is consolidating into only a small handful of megacorps and it's depressing to watch.
We ski here because of what you have done for Sugarbush Win . We ❤️ this mountain! You care and that’s the difference. Your work and dedication to Sugarbush shows on every lift , trail and restaurant you will be missed . Thank you for your dedication. We have skied here since the 80’s . Good luck and thanks 😘!
I was pretty shocked when I first heard about this early this afternoon. My family and I (NJ)&(MD) having been going to Sugarbush for the last 15 years a few times each winter. It is Pure Vermont! Win has done a wonderful job keeping the vibe so real with no commercialism. With Win continuing to run SB, I hope it doesn't change. Sugarbush and the MRV is a Magical Place! Best of luck Win, hope to see you on the hill this season.
Am afraid, but trust Win.
One of my favorite resorts that I can't get to as often as I want, but I will be there this year. I thought this might happen, but that it would be a few years away... I think the additional capital, will be good, as there are upgrades here and there that would be good, but as others have said, I hope they don't destroy the vibe - but I think Alterra's record on that is pretty good....
Please don’t let the new ownership turn Mt. Ellen, Sugar North, or whatever you want to call it into anything else. It needs to be preserved as it is. I plan on having my ashes scattered on that hill- yes it’s that special a place...
😐 how will this affect those of us that own property on the mountain........ I really hope this is a change for the better.....
One of the last great independents
Skiing is all about big business and especially true for the western conglomerates. Really sad day for those of us who chose Sugarbush for a reason, and it wasn't for the ability to use a pass to ski all over the world
If you’re upset about the sale of an independent local resort to a global conglomerate, I highly suggest you spend where your mouth is and support the DesLauriers and their re-acquisition of Bolton Valley.
Cheapest pass in Vermont, best backcountry access, best pizza, and most importantly no snobs who expect fresh cut flowers in the bathrooms.
Only time will tell. This is an unfortunate conclusion of doing business in this day and age. I am saddened that I can no longer say that I ski at Win's, an independent ski area but I understand the realities of of it, a business that is seasonal and a slave to the weather. I have skied Sugarbush for many years with many owners at the helm and will continue to do so as long as I can. Best of luck Win and perhaps we can make some turns this season.....R