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Sugarbush Ski Resort Guide

Sugarbush, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,260m4,134ft
Resort Height450m1,476ft
 Nearest AirportsMontreal Trudeau and Burlington
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Skiing over two mountain areas (taking in New England's three highest peaks), now linked (since '95/'96 season) by the world's longest, fastest, high speed detachable quad, which takes nine and a half minutes to cover the 11,000 foot length. Sugarbush has long had a reputation for advanced level and exciting intermediate standard terrain.


The American ski resort of Sugarbush is at an altitude of 450m1,476ft.

Sugarbush has direct access to 115 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Sugarbush offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sugarbush?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Sugarbush.

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Ski Area Stats

Sugarbush Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sugarbush Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,260m4,134ft
Lowest Piste450m1,476ft
Resort Altitude (Sugarbush)450m1,476ft
Max Vertical810m2,657ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sugarbush
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Sugarbush Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Rumble, Castlerock Area', which is 1km1 miles in length.


One of the East's best snowboarding destination, with full mountain access, a great lift system and two terrain parks.

Location and Map

Where is Sugarbush?

This ski resort is in Franklin, New York, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sugarbush is Montreal Trudeau, 120 minutes drive away.

Burlington, Ottawa and Albany airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 18 ski lifts are able to uplift 24,363 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Sugarbush open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sugarbush, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sugarbush Tourist Office for the latest.

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