Experience the Slopes at Sugarbush Ski Resort

Experience the Slopes at Sugarbush Ski Resort

Getaways, Things to Do, Vermont Select Registry – October 22, 2014

Each winter, many people answer the call of the mountains by planning ski trips.  One of the best places on the east coast to participate in this classic winter pastime is Sugarbush Ski Resort in the Mad River Valley region of Vermont.  With slopes suitable for skiers of all abilities and a bevy of other winter activities to enjoy, its easy to see what makes Sugarbush a favorite destination year after year.  If you crave some downhill action this winter, then head to Vermont, check into a Select Registry property, and give the slopes at Sugarbush Ski Resort a shot.

About Skiing at Sugarbush Ski Resort

Opened in 1958, Sugarbush Ski Resort is located in Warren, Vermont and is one of the largest ski areas in New England. The resort covers more than 4000 acres overall, with 578 skiable acres.  The 111 ski trails add up to 53 miles and there are 16 ski lifts that take skiers up the mountain. The resort is actually made of two mountain areas with several peaks.  On the south side of the resort is Lincoln Peak, which makes up the main mountain area with 72 of the ski runs. The Lincoln Peak area is home to Castlerock peak, which is known for its steep and winding trails, which is a signature of New England-style runs. The other mountain area is Mt. Ellen, which is home to both the resort’s steepest run and the terrain park.  Sugarbush has 70% snowmaking coverage, with the area getting an average of over 262 inches of snow each year.

Other Activities at Sugarbush Ski Resort

Obviously, downhill skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities at Sugarbush Ski Resort, but other winter activities are available.  The resort has a twelve-passenger cabin cat which gives guests the option to take an Outback Tour through the Slide Brook Wilderness Basin and Sugarbush side country.  Other activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and ice skating.  Off-season, the mountain is a prime destination for hiking, biking, and other outdoor endeavors.

Accommodations Near Sugarbush Ski Resort

The Inn at Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield, VT is an ideal accommodation choice for those hitting the slopes at Sugarbush Ski Resort.  The property is home to 12 charming rooms and suites, perfect for relaxing after a day on the mountain.  The rooms have individual decor antique furnishings and amenities like Tempurpedic beds, down comforters, luxury linens, and bathrobes. Some rooms even have steam showers or oversized whirlpool tubs, and fireplaces. Just imagine a cozy evening by the fire after your skiing adventures! And each day starts with a scrumptious homemade breakfast!

West Hill House in Warren, VT is another fantastic choice for accommodations when you visit Sugarbush Ski Resort. Only seven miles from Sugarbush, this bed and breakfast is historic 1850s home in the Mad River Valley of region of the state. Guests will experience the quiet relaxation of the countryside while still being near great restaurants and shops. Choose from nine beautiful rooms with antique furnishings and luxurious amenities like fireplaces, whirlpool or jacuzzi tubs, bathrobes, and memory foam beds.  Breakfast each morning features hot entrees prepared by the innkeeper, so you can be sure you have the fuel to take on the mountain.

No matter which of these Select Registry properties you choose, your experience will be unforgettably special. Hitting the slopes at Sugarbush Ski Resort and then retiring to a luxurious inn to relax and refresh is an ideal winter getaway.

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