Sugarbush’s winter season kicks off this weekend

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WARREN – Sugarbush Resort plans to open a day early for the 2019-20 winter season for both season passholders and Ikon passholders today, thanks to plenty of recent natural snowfall and the hard work of snowmakers.

The resort will offer terrain for all abilities with trails available off Valley House Quad, Gate House Express Quad, and Welcome Mat.

The full list of available terrain includes Snowball, Spring Fling, Pushover, Lower Pushover, Slowpoke, Sugarbear Road, and First Time.

Slowpoke will also have several terrain park features on it.

The resort will be open to the public on November 23, a day after the passholder day on Friday with lifts open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday evening, with The Big Kicker, Sugarbush and neighboring Mad River Glen will celebrate the winter kickoff sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids in the Mt. Ellen Base Lodge from 5 – 10 p.m.

Lawson’s will also be running a beer name contest for their new Sugarbush themed beer.

With live music by Lyon’s Disciples, a full rail jam behind the base lodge with multiple features for all abilities, kids movies, food, drink, and more, kids and adults are welcome to try out the park outside.

The event also includes community partners like Kelly Brush Foundation, Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation, High Fives Foundation, and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, who will be accepting donations at the door towards building a new facility at Mt. Ellen.