In 2001, Summit Ventures, a business enterprise between local residents Win Smith and Adam Greshin, purchased Sugarbush Resort. The resort includes two mountain areas, a fully appointed Health and Recreation Club, multiple lodging options, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, an array of dining venues and more. Year-round, the resort staffs approximately 450 employees, and in the height of the winter season employees close to 1,000.
Both Win and Adam remain very involved in the community. Win has served as chair of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and is current vice-chair of the Vermont Business Roundtable. He also serves on the boards of the Vermont Ski Areas Association and Nation Ski Areas Association. Along with board memberships including the Warren School Board and, formerly, the Mad River Valley Health Center Board, Adam is the State Representative for Washington County, which includes Duxbury, Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield and Warren.
Beginning in 2005, Sugarbush embarked on an ambitious revitalization project that saw the completion of Lincoln Peak Village. Clay Brook Hotel and Residences and the Gate House Lodge were completed in December of 2006. Two skier services buildings, the Farmhouse and Schoolhouse, were completed in December of 2010. The second phase of construction is now underway at Lincoln Peak Village. Rice Brook Residences, 15 whole ownership townhomes and condominiums were completed in 2013 to help tie together historic Sugarbush Village and the new Lincoln Peak Village. Gadd Brook Residences, another mix of private, slopeside two-,three-, and four-bedroom privately-owned condominiums is set to begin construction this summer.
Love this place. If you want the small town real Vermonter feel this is where you want to be. The backcountry is great, trails well taken care of. It's privately owned which is important to me. Only 4 stars and it's not their fault. Snow making unfortunately this day and age in VT is very important and legally they are not allowed to use as much water as other resorts. Trails can get run down if there isn't snow in the forecast. Still this is a true Vermont ski area and town. With great skiing and riding for beginners all the way to the best of the best.
Just got back and had a great time. Beautiful resort and nicest bunch of people cant say enough how nice every one was. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. See you all soon and keep up the great work, much appreciated !!!
I have to provide a caveat with this review, which is that we visited during the worst part of the season,. After two days of rain and then Sub-Zero temperatures, this mountain was in horrible shape. Frankly, we should have just stayed home and not bother coming to Vermont. It didn't matter where you went as the conditions all over New England were horrible in mid-January. I guess we can thank president Trump and his views on the environment for the changes were beginning to see. Thanks mr. President!. Now, in all seriousness, I can imagine that this is a fantastic Mount to ski. We really wanted to ski Castle Rock which is their most difficult and steepest to rain, but since it's all natural with no snow, it was in bad shape it was closed. The one thing I will say I didn't like was that a lot of their Trails are wide, wide open freeways with a lot of people skiing on the when they have no business being on those Trails. It seem to me to be very similar to Sunday River in that respect except higher end. One of the pluses of skiing Sugarbush in the Mad River Valley to eat not only around the area but at Sugarbush itself. I will definitely come back probably in the spring time. This place is Earth the second shot at a review.
Season pass holder for 5 years. Love this mountain. Lots of terrain for all types of skiers, including tons of side country if you are advanced enough. No, not giving away any of my stashes. The current ownership is an independent group which has allowed them to put in tons of investments into the mountain. This year they updated two beginner lifts and added RFID card gates. The season ticket prices are the best bang for the buck in New England. You won't find a better mountain with so much vert, snow and terrain variety for the prices they now offer. And their quad pack deal is still a top deal. Now they're on the Mountain Collective pass which means another way to enjoy the place. I love it so much here, I bought a second home near the mountain :-). Keep up the good work Win and crew!
Great Mountain with friendly staff. Sugarbush has some great trails, fun challenging and spread out. I spent two days snowboarding and road every trail that was open, the lifts are a little out dated and slow compared to other mountains but the lines moved quick enough. If you are there on a Thursday go visit John at the Rek's bar and he will be more then happy to tell you about the mountain and how to enjoy it.