Our Divas of Dirt group rides have been so popular that all sessions are now full! We love the stoke and passion everyone's been bringing to our group rides and look forward to more Friday shred sessions.
For those who couldn't secure a spot, check out our Adult Mountain Bike 3-Day Camp happening early September (bit.ly/3hLUldg) or our All Age Adult Mountain Bike Camp happening Columbus Day Weekend (bit.ly/30Umuta). ... See MoreSee Less
The Mad River Glen community would like to extend a warm congratulations to Win Smith on his well-deserved retirement. For the past 19 years, Win has served as the President and COO of Sugarbush Resort; during his tenure, he’s brought an immeasurable amount of value to Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley. From investing in on-mountain infrastructure and expanding slope-side accommodations to supporting charitable events, Win committed to improving the resort, to the shared benefit of the Mad River Valley community.
As Sugarbush looks forward to its next chapter with John Hammond at the helm, we are confident that he will build upon Win’s established legacy of leadership and investment both on mountain and in the Valley. We look forward to partnering with John and his team as we continue to offer the best New England skiing experience, bar none.
Congratulations Win, onto your next adventures, we’ll see you on the mountain! ... See MoreSee Less
When my kids were younger, they called it Laser Gun lake, cause it reminded them of a ray gun...
The legend of the Great Seahorse is how it was described to me by my son.
It's always been Somerset to me but I kinda like the North Face Lake Moniker.. 🌞😎
North Face Lake!... and quite possibly the best view on the mountain!
(Sunbrook lift view is pretty sick too!!)
To me it has always been Somerset Reservoir and I have been going there since the late 60s
Sea horse lake.
Ski with kids, things are named according to secret magic and silly rhymes.
(Sometimes it's dragon lake. 🙂 )
Somerset. Such a great place to kayak!
never new it as anything other than Somerset res.
I always called it the dragon
Favorite spot for the uphill finish!
Somerset! It’s not easy to get to even though it appears to be close to the mountain!
From the catamount trail
Have never heard the ladies in The Bullwheel call it Seahorse, but I have heard them refer to it as the Dragon before. I would say they are the current authorities on the matter! Chelsea Samani Ashley Keniston Adrianne Vivenzio .....what say you?? 🙂
We've always called it Somerset!
From the Dragon looking up.
I called my kind of view.
We call it the North face lake as well, after a day of skiing we rented the snowmobiles at the base and blasted across that lake, so much fun!!!
If you are joining us this weekend for a scenic lift ride, our newly opened grab-and-go refreshments on the summit, or simply want to stroll among the wildflowers on the mountain, please review our safety guidance: bit.ly/2Be40JO#okemo... See MoreSee Less
Make-A-Wish Vermont and Humane Society of Chittenden County are teaming up to bring you Wags to Wishes—a photo contest that honors the special bond between kids and their pets, sponsored by Trusted Choice.
Upload your cutest kid/pet photo today! Entering is free and the grand prize winner will receive a professional photoshoot. The top 24 entrants will win a $50 gift certificate to Pet Food Warehouse, AND will be considered for the 2021 Wags to Wishes calendar!
Each vote is only $1 and 100% of the proceeds will be used to grant wishes and bring pets and people together. ❤️
Over the last few decades, the ski industry has seen colossal change to the way a mountain operates. The whole Sugarbush team is so grateful to have had Win’s steadfast leadership throughout the last 19 years, always working to drive us towards a better community, stronger camaraderie, and more adventure. Get Win’s thoughts and all of the details on his retirement at the link below.
You’ve been an amazing steward of Sugarbush. Thank you for everything. And good luck in retirement.
Thank you Win for rescuing Sugarbush after the American Ski years. Your management and improvements were totally welcomed.
Well done Win, the community is far better from your influence and wise management.
Our family loves Sugarbush!! We have many priceless, great memories of skiing in Sugarbush in beautiful Vermont! And definitely Sugarbush is better for Win's management! We are sad to see Win go, but the changes sound good and necessary as we all have to face climate change and now COVID. Pooling resources sounds smart! Take care
Thank you Win for your vision of what Sugarbush could be and for making it all happen. We have been so fortunate to have a owner who was a local dedicated skier and who gave back to the community. You generously donated to my golf tournament for the Vermont National Guard and their families every year and never asked or publicized your donation. I have no idea and Folks in the Valley and beyond how much you donated over the years but I am know it was a lot and your generosity will be missed. Thank you and enjoy your retirement and skiing with all your grandkids.
Ken and I thank you for all you have done for the Sugarbush community. Enjoy a well earned retirement! All the best.
What great owner. It will be good to see him out skiing and not working his 120+ days. Leaving us all in good hands.
Win made Sugarbush a special place. I was always impressed with his hands-on customer service approach. You don't see many owners (or executives) out there working the lodge and helping to run things on the ground every weekend. Cheers to Win!
Thanks for all your nice words. It has been a team effort and with John and the Sugarbush team the future will be a bright one. See you on the slopes!
A class act. I will miss the Win's Word. Insightful, balanced. Was successful at running a major area without a take over the world mentality.
Thank you Win, for being the best hands on ski/ride area president a ski/ride community could ever ask for!! 🍻🥂 ⛷🏂
Thank you Win for all that you have done to literally transform Sugarbush Resort into what it has become. And thank you personally for all you have done for the community that is the Mad River Valley. Wishing you all the best with whatever adventures await you.
Nice work, Win! I know the hill will be in good hands
Win thanks for all your hard work and dedication over the years. I have been skiing the bush since right before you bought it from ASC. Over the years I have seen Sugarbush progress into a top notch mtn. The trails and the terrain were always there. But you transformed the base area and the vibe into something truly special. Everytime I drove up 5 hrs from NJ I would always see you at the lifts or drop off greeting people. Always there to help...hands on guy. Thanks again for your dedication to Sugarbush over the years. Enjoy retirement!!
Thanks for all your hard work Win. Enjoy retirement!
Fair winds and a following sea 👍🍸
Win Smith,born to ski: a true patriot to Sugarbush Resort.
Like in the market timing is everything. Good luck Win. I bought in Snowcreek in 2001. Always saw you on the mountain. Mountain is nothing like it was back then. Huge improvements.
There are a lot of great men in the world but the greatest men do things they do not have to for the benefit of all. Thanks for everything you have done to make Sugarbush the best! So many great memories with my family on the hill the past 20 years!!!
Looking forward to seeing you around town!
Enjoy Retirement Winter Smith! It has been a great run with you at the helm!
Thanks Win for everything you’ve given to the valley!!! Enjoy your next phase!!!
Thank you, Win. You have given my family so many awesome ski days and happy memories. Enjoy your retirement.
Thank you for all the hard work Win, enjoy your retirement!
Thank you Win! I've loved skiing Sugarbush, since I re-discovered it several years ago.