It was a great day to be skiing and riding at The Beast. 😍 Even though we're still the leader of the East in open terrain with more than 13 miles of skiable terrain, we're looking to expand some more - check out Upper Caper tomorrow for a top to bottom run over on Ramshead Mountain.
Tomorrow, Ramshead Express Quad will open, supported by the Ramshead Base Lodge, which will offer tickets, rentals and restrooms.
As temperatures rise tonight, our snowmakers will stage equipment and prepare for a cold Friday night coming our way which will make for even more fresh terrain this weekend. bit.ly/2K2h871... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday Sugarbush will be hosting the Big Kicker at Mount Ellen, join us at the annual community celebration! The party will feature a rail jam, bonfire, movies, games, raffle and live music. The event is free with a suggested donation at the door, all proceeds will go to benefit Vermont Adaptive. The party kicks off at 5pm, we look forward to seeing your familiar faces! ... See MoreSee Less
Throwback Thursday post:
To remember the life and legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter, my Throwback Thursday picture is one of my "snowboard licenses". This would be 1983/84 and snowboarding was a crime at ski areas except for a few forward thinking areas here in New England that Jake worked with to allow us early adopters to develop the sport.
Snowboarders had to take a proficiency test administered by the ski areas BEFORE we could buy a lift ticket and enjoy our sport. Even then, some areas like Killington limited snowboarders to the lower half of Sunrise Peak (sadly now gone), and even today there are a few ski areas where snowboarders are still not allowed.
The big three eastern ski areas which were most accepting to us early snowboarders were Stratton, Bromley, and Magic. All were a short drive from Jake's home in Manchester so he lobbied them to get us on the slopes to grow his business.
All who have skied/snowboarded with me know I don't act like a typical snowboarder on the slopes. We early adopters had to put up with a lot of B.S. from areas and other snow sport enthusiasts just because we fell in love with a different way to enjoy the same mountain. I cherish every single day that I can enjoy my sport. It will never be something that I take for granted. Magic will always be my favorite mountain because they had the vision to let us ride!
Bought my first Burton Performer from this place..wood laminate board...worked at Magic and was one of the first boarders on that Mountain.....1982-83
I remember buying my first board there back in the day. Thanks for turning me on to snowboarding Jake! RIP!
Magic is where it all began for me back in 90. So many awesome memories and friends made over the years!!!!!! Rip jake
Absolutely breaks my heart so an innovator 😢
Was in there once, first year !
They really did pull a rabbit out of that hat. Jake & company created true Magic.
Right across from Stoddard's Market.
That building should’ve been bought by Burton and turned into a museum
Wonder if there would be a gathering there tonight?
Libba Earp Farrar
Burton started in Stratton
When did it go away?
Scott Za , Chrystine Gilchrist Zacherau Londonderry 🤔😎
We're in the celebrating mood over here at Pico! Why? Because our recent snowmaking on B-Slope drained the Pico ponds so we're refilling them...via the NEW pipeline! In the past, we'd have to rely on the streams to refill them which takes about a week. Thanks to our snowmaking improvements this summer, we're already refilling and will be ready for the next cold snap.
To celebrate, we're offering a limited time discount of $30 off Adult, Youth and Senior My Pico Season Passes. Use code: PIPELINE at checkout to claim your savings. This offer is valid for My Pico Passes purchased through December 29, 2019. bit.ly/2O9CXTK... See MoreSee Less
Today, we mourn the loss of one of the most influential souls in snow sports, Jake Burton Carpenter. Jake’s drive to share his love of snowboarding with the masses will carry forward through the ages. These turns are for you, Jake. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
I remember when snurfers were the only snowboards. There was one family in our neighborhood lucky enough to have one. Thank goodness this man had a vision and grew the snowboard business like he did! Condolences to his family and friends.
What a legend in the snowboarding community. He will be missed but his legacy will live on forever.
I remember when STratton was the only place you could board, and only bc that's where Jake was. What a legacy he's left...RIP Jake.
I have the 1st model snowboard he made...he was a pioneer!!
So sad to here but his name and legacy will go on...🏂
Jake’s legacy isn’t just about the brand, or the boards, or the industry he fathered. He built a community out of people who like doing things a little differently. A community that is dedicated to progression, getting outside, and doing whatever it is that puts a smile on their face. As a Vermonter, Jake will live on as an example of the very best of us. We hope you join us tomorrow or Saturday to take some turns in his name... #RideonJake... See MoreSee Less