Beautiful day @ Sugarbush!
Thursday, January 26th at 2:45 PM
You know it's going to be a beautiful day of skiing and riding when even thoughts of Friday's Winter Storm Warning are put on hold until 'apres' hours. So, until then, enjoy the sunshine, comfortable temps in the 20's, and certainly better-than-advertised frozen granular and loose granular conditions, especially while crushing the corduroy left by our groomers last night on 47 trails. Birch Run was my first destination this morning, as the past few days of huge mounds of man-made were turned into today's level playing field...nice! Not to be outdone, Mt. Ellen is more than worth the price of today's $30 Thursday lift ticket, with live music, drink specials, and free appetizers in the Green Mt. Lounge later this afternoon. While on the slopes, concentrate on your various levels of skiing and riding challenge, whether cruising, getting aggressive on some bumped-up steeps, or amped-up in one of two terrain parks (Mt. Ellen's Cabot Progression Park on Sugar Run or our 'signature' Riemergasse Park).
Other than Rumble and Domino, Lincoln Peak is currently back near 100% open, while Mt. Ellen sports all but 10 trails. Groomers plan to complete their passes on 49 runs tonight, including Stein's Run, before they're likely covered by a few inches of snow that's forecast to begin tonight. They'll be ready to repeat anything they can get to, if necessary, if icing from the middle part of the storm gives cause. Please be sure to check our morning updates, which should begin once Patrol has had their first opportunity to assess Friday morning conditions.
|Lincoln Peak Temps||Mt. Ellen Temps|
|Base: 28 °F||Base: 26 °F|
|Mid: 24 °F||Mid: 22 °F|
|Summit: °F||Summit: °F|
|Lift & Trail Report|
|Trails Open: 100 /111||Grooming: 42%|
|Lifts Open: 12 /16||Snowmaking: Yes|
|Terrain Park: Open|
|24 hrs: 0"||Min: 14"|
|48 hrs: 0"||Max: 30"|
|72 hrs: 0"||Season Total: 81"|
|Primary: Frozen Granular|
|Secondary: Loose Granular|
Lift Tickets and Schedule:
Thursday and Friday: 12 lifts are on our schedule. During the midweek, lifts open at 9:00 AM. Upper mountain lifts close at 3:45 PM, and last chairs on base area lifts load at 4:00 PM.
All Mountain Lift Tickets: Adult - $83; Youth (ages 7-18) - $63; Senior (70+) - $56; kids 6 and under always ski and ride for free at Sugarbush. Don't forget $30 Thursdays at Mt. Ellen ... tomorrow! Additional pricing for Mt. Ellen, half-day, multi-day tickets, and more may be found here.
Additional Notes, Events, & Adventures:
Sugarbush is very happy to welcome the National Brotherhood of Skiers, arriving for the weekend!
NASTAR racing is on the schedule for Friday (12:30-3:00 PM), and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The course in on the Racer's Edge trail at Lincoln Peak.
Calendar: Saturday, January 28th - noon-5:00 PM - Pairing of the Passions in Timbers; 3:00-6:00 PM - Switchback apres-ski/ride party with live music in Green Mt. Lounge; 9:00 PM - late-night live music by The Big Basin Band in the Castlerock Pub.