I've been a member of this site for a month or so and wanted to introduce myself and give a quick trip report from Sugarbush. About me, I'm 27 live in Arlington and I've been skiing since I was about 3 thanks to my Dad and I consider myself a pretty fast and aggressive skier who skis everything.
Anyway, my Dad and I left for Sugarbush from DC on Thursday to ski through Sunday. After driving about 8 hours on the first day we were tired as hell so we stopped and got a room in Bennington or some other random town in South Vermont. We woke up the next morning and drove about 2 more hours into Sugarbush and got there before the lifts opened at 9am.
Let me just say this was my first time there but it was fing awesome! They had tons of cover on the runs all 115 trails were open and we had cold weather but beautiful blue skys all weekend, well until Sunday morning when it snowed about 4 inches which was just another bonus. The place is just impressive, its big, the runs are challenging, lots of diversity in the terrain and if you have enough balls to ride up the castlerock lift you can find the most gnarly bumps I've ever seen. I've never been so challenged in my life when I skied off the castlerock lift, its just steep, narrow and full of massive bumps oh and did I mention its long and relentless, well for me at least.
In the morning it was typical firm packed fast groomers and then it softened up in the afternoon into nice spring bumps on the trails that were in the sun it was just a great weekend and so much fun! The people up there are so nice and friendly and the sugarbush staff is great too. They even yelled at me to put the bar down on the lift half way up! It's VT state law. It really was depressing coming back to city life. Ok on with some pics I hope they work since this is my first try.
Mt. Ellen Base Area
I'm pretty sure thats F.I.S on the right
lift line bumps at Mt. Ellen
Me with good ol Canada in the background
I love VT
View from the Sugarbush Inn
at the base of Mt. Lincoln
the legendary Castlerock area view from the lift. I have pics from my castlerock runs but they're on my iphone.
Bottom of Organgrinder, great run just long and steep
Me & Pops
About to carve...somewhere on Lincoln lol
Stopping to wait for dad. You can really see some decent snow in this one
My Dad doing work
lots of fun bumps in there
I told you it was great!
half way down Organgrinder looking up
looking down now
view from the quad that connects Mt. Ellen and Mt. Lincoln; this was just amazing and pics dont do it any justice
then we went home Sunday afternoon :(
I have more pics but this should give you an idea that this place does it right! Hope you all enjoy