Sugarbush Ski Resort

Sugarbush is one of Vermont’s top resorts, with two mountains, 111 trails and 4000 acres of terrain.

There’s good beginner zones at the foot of both Lincoln Peak and Mt Ellen, with the former providing more in the way of steeper terrain higher up. There’s some very good long blues, steep blacks and gladed tree-skiing for powder days. All main runs on both mountains are covered by a comprehensive snowmaking system and a slick lift system means you’ll be riding fast lifts most of the time, including on the traverse across between the mountains via the world’s longest chairlift, the Slide Brook Express.

There’s little in the way of accommodation at Mt Ellen, but at the main Sugarbush base there’s a good range of on-slope, ski in ski out accommodation, making this a very family-friendly destination. Getting here is easy from Burlington regional airport, or alternatively you can make the long drive from Boston. Make sure that when you visit, you spend a day just up the road at Mad River Glen, one of the USA’s best old school ski resorts – a ride on its legendary single chair is an absolute must.

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