1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren , VT (Driving Directions to Sugarbush)
Last Updated: 10/27/2016 10:02 PM

Sugarbush Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 24 Beginner
  • 51 Intermediate
  • 28 Advanced
  • 8 Expert
Tucked in the 4,000’ mountains surrounding Warren, VT is a remarkable four-season destination located just 50 minutes south of Burlington’s International Airport. Explore six mountain areas featuring over 53 miles of trails, freestyle terrain, uncrowded slopes, cat skiing and extensive backcountry. With 111 trails and an additional 20 wooded areas divided between two mountain areas— Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak— ... you’ll find 4,000 acres of pristine on-and off-piste New England terrain to explore, including learning areas, long cruisers, steeps, bumps, glades and terrain parks.

Directed by adventure ski legend John Egan, the Sugarbush Adventure Learning Center offers a variety of on-snow programs and lessons for everyone, from first time skiers and riders to expert alpine enthusiasts. Ski and snowshoe tours into the Slide Brook Wilderness Area, offered on weekends & holidays, provide a unique way to explore the untouched backcountry of Sugarbush.

Summer brings lift-served and XC mountain biking, golf, tennis, disc golf, zipline rides, summer camps, hiking, swimming and more. Endless adventure awaits you. 800-53-SUGAR.
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Sugarbush Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Sugarbush Operations


Plan to Open 11/19

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 16

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 111

Weekend Hours


Sugarbush Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,483 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,600 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

4,083 ft

Sugarbush Ski Pictures and Photos

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Sugarbush Trail Map

Sugarbush Reviews & Tips (40)

Check the weather before buying Liftopia lift tickets. I did not and unfortunately, one of the days we skied/'boarded was -10F and we could not change our tickets. We basically spent $75 for one run. I wish Liftopia offered more 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 days of using the passes (or the resort did) so that people had more flexibility around the weather.
Sugarbush review written Feb 18 2016 - 03:17 PM
AmyK Advanced Snowboarder
Although I live in Vermont and ski Sugarbush regularly, my son and 16 year old grandson were visiting on a 3 day ski trip. This was my grandson's introduction to skiing with day 2 and 3 spent at Sugarbush. The lift operators were fabulous ensuring his experience was positive and enjoyable. The trails and terrain were great for a beginning skier and although minimal natural snowfall this winter, Sugarbush's snow-making equipment provided excellent conditions. The lodges, lifts and other facilities are all quality and supported by a friendly staff. My grandson is now hooked on skiing and both son and grandson want to return to Sugarbush on future ski trips.
Sugarbush review written Feb 10 2016 - 06:21 PM
Thomas Advanced Skier
Make sure you take the time to ride the Slide Brook Express to access the trails on Mount Ellen...It is a thrilling ride over multiple ridge lines and pristine woodland acreage...When you get to the top of Mount Ellen, take a moment to look north towards Camel's Hump and Stowe, West, towards the high peaks of the Adirondacks and Northeast towards the high peaks of the White Mountains...all are visible! Awesome views...Then enjoy the more difficult terrain that Mt. Ellen/North has to offer! This is a great way to break up your day at the Bush and extend the challenging terrain!
Sugarbush review written Feb 02 2016 - 02:47 PM
John Lemonick Advanced Skier
Staff at Sugarbush is terrific. They have Sherpas lto help in the morning and at the day's end. One of them told me of the special parking places for only 80+. Yeah, as I just turned 80 this week. Will use one of these spots next time.
Sugarbush review written Jan 14 2016 - 06:09 PM
Nancy Intermediate Skier
although it was windy enough to shut down the lifts to the summit at both peaks today. the skiing was better than anything else i had this season, ski the trees, ski the trees that don't already have tracks. there's so many good runs and tree lines to be found on your own. my best advice would be to get comfortable on your skis and get lost in the trees. saved an arm and a leg on liftopia, easy to pick up your tickets. its a no hassle way to do it.
Sugarbush review written Mar 18 2015 - 05:09 PM
zeke Advanced Skier
Research area to place your lunch and boots. The main building is not the place. Skied 1st week in March and it was not busy. The wind was cold but great skiing. Stay in Burlington and you can ski the 3 area hills. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Sugarbush review written Mar 08 2015 - 09:05 AM
James Keizer Advanced Skier
Really nice place! The rental shop is very professional and makes it easy to rent skis. Felt good to know that there staff was looking out for me. The runs are great also, awesome views and so much fun to go down wide trails with a scattering of trees to ski in between.
Sugarbush review written Feb 17 2015 - 02:52 PM
Thomas Intermediate Skier
Spent four days beginning Feb 1 skiing Sugarbushes and MRG with a foot of fresh snow and 0 degree temps. Though windblown, the conditions were excellent, especially the woods. Skied a number of woods that haven't been available in recent years and believe Rumble was the best I've ever seen it. This is a trip that's become a yearly event and I hope there will be for many more.
Sugarbush review written Feb 05 2015 - 09:39 AM
Wade Advanced Skier
Great mountain & great staff! Lots of trails for all abilities with several lifts to accommodate everyone. Get there early thought as the parking lot fills up!
Sugarbush review written Mar 22 2014 - 04:39 PM
Blaisos Intermediate Skier
Sugarbush offers something for everyone. Mt Ellen has wider trails while the main mountain has great diversity. Jester, semi-tough and organgrinder are all a blast. If you travel non holiday if highly recommend combining mad river glen ticket with sugarbush.
Sugarbush review written Feb 21 2014 - 06:09 AM
BC Intermediate Skier
booked the learn to ski package and I had a completely positive experience at Sugarbush. I'm not a first time skier but had not skied in about 8 years. The instructor was incredible, class size limited to six and I actually got instruction. I went with a more advanced skier who went off by themself but absolutely loved the mountain. It was frezzing that day so the very top was icy but mid mountain great. Go to castlerock Pub for lunch, hardly any wait, and no wait at the lift lines (I was there on a Sunday). also I would recommend the snow cat tour at dusk. They take you to the top of Lincoln Peak. For $30 it was well worth it. Plan on returning Sugarbush is just fantastic.
Sugarbush review written Jan 30 2014 - 02:19 PM
Hunterbear Beginner Skier
Dine at Chez Henri in Sugarbush Village. It is an authentic French restaurant and has had a great reputation since the 1970s. A real find
Sugarbush review written Mar 09 2013 - 10:09 PM
Patrick H-L Advanced Skier
Sugarbush is a great mountain. The staff are friendly and helpful and seem genuinely happy to be there. I think the best thing about the terrain is the bump skiing, which is enhanced by the almost daily snowfall at the mountain. The "black" terrain is very consistently medium steepness with medium bumps. Very good for the aspiring bump skier or the seasoned veteran/rubber knees. Looking forward to going back !!! Ripcord and FIS are very steep if you are looking for a challenge. Also, Castlerock peak is all natural snow so beware of unexpected terrain features (rocks, dirt, etc) but if you are comfortable on varied terrain this peak is one of rare awesomeness. Please enjoy!
Sugarbush review written Mar 05 2013 - 12:46 PM
Jon Advanced Skier
If Slide Brook lift is closed, there is a shuttle that runs between the bases every half hour. I love the terrain of the trails...the variations (pitch of slope, bends in trails, and trees) keep it interesting and fun. Eden is awesome with fresh snow!
Sugarbush review written Feb 14 2013 - 02:27 PM
Tracy Advanced Skier
Have not been to Sugarbush in many years. Been going to Stowe. Went to the Bush this past weekend. Not impressed. 2 new buildings went up too close to the bottom lifts. Congested feeling. The line at Super Bravo lift is on a hill and lacks organization. Chaotic to say the least. Not 1 chair takes you to the summit. Requires 2 lifts.
Sugarbush review written Feb 11 2013 - 06:47 AM
CAV Intermediate Skier
Very cold weekend but has to be the best mtn that I've been to in the northeast. We go to Stowe every year for this weekend and wanted to try sugarbush since its within an hr drive. I was very impressed with sugarbush. We will be back to sugarbush.
Sugarbush review written Jan 28 2013 - 04:20 PM
Nick Advanced Snowboarder
Go to Vermont to ski once every year...we go for 2 days, each at a different place, every time we think of doing 2 different new ones we always change our minds and ski Sugarbush 1 day and someplace new the other. Sugarbush is the Best! My Dad skiied there many times for 30 years he made it our favorite too!! and Liftopia helps us save, what a find!!, you are perfect the way you are, so easy to do!! Thanks.
Sugarbush review written Jan 25 2013 - 03:16 PM
Kurt Advanced Skier
My first visit to Sugarbush and what a Epic trip. Boarded on a Sunday thru Wednesday with my College daughter and 7 buddies. Conditions were great, not one line and lots a great terrain on both North and South so did not get bored at all. Great mountain for boarders as not much traversing to get to the runs. Will be back in February :)
Sugarbush review written Jan 11 2013 - 08:36 AM
RCL Advanced Snowboarder
Great mountain. Not sure why this guy says that the bush is easy. Go drop the Church and call me from the hospital..... Great natural snow and trails. Great sidecountry. Plenty of space, so that crowds are rarely an issue (weekends and holidays aside) Get deep in the 'Bush!!
Sugarbush review written Dec 27 2012 - 07:36 AM
Fingerfunker Advanced Snowboarder
Great mountain, great snow, fun trails. I've skied much larger places but in terms of a just a relaxing fun day of skiing Sugarbush is tops. I preferred the Mt. Ellen runs. I wouldn't recommend Sugarbush if you're looking for a challenge, the mountain was quite easy, but for a enjoyable day on the slopes you can't go wrong.
Sugarbush review written Sep 20 2012 - 07:59 AM
Brandon Intermediate Skier
The trails and scenery are amazing esp. the 2 mile ride across Slide Brook Basin (but only open on weekends), the staff is super friendly and best of all the resort is Dog Friendly!!!
Sugarbush review written Mar 17 2012 - 02:22 PM
Krissy Advanced Skier
Skiing was phenomenal @ Sugarbush this week. Next Monday all tickets at Mt. Ellen are $30 a day incl. w/e's
Sugarbush review written Mar 02 2012 - 09:51 PM
Jeanne Intermediate Skier
Grew up in the hills of VT, skiing since a toddler. I've skied em all and Sugarbush is the best ski area experience in VT in my opinion. They have such a great variety and number of excellent trails and it's not crazy full of tourists like Killington.
Sugarbush review written Feb 23 2012 - 02:11 PM
Nasty Nate Advanced Skier
Great place considering the winter they have had! Great runs, fast lifts and plenty of challenging runs.
Sugarbush review written Feb 12 2012 - 11:23 AM
Buckman Advanced Skier
Great Mountain! Not their best year. This has been a rough year in the U.S. at most ski resorts. Sugarbush has been 100% open for a while. Though, perhaps they should not be. Or, at the very least, in their trail report, they should indicate that many of their bump runs have thin cover and difficult to avoid rocks, and not just at the perennially thin area of Castlerock, where it would be expected. This year, there are thin cover and experts only signs at a number of bump runs, including intermediate or single diamond runs like Moonshine and Lixi's Twist. Groomed runs are indeed better than expected. Stein's Run, whcih we were warned about, was actually a bit better, being windblown hard pack with insufficient bumps, but at least no visible rocks. Perhaps this is just not the year to ski. But, I would appreciate more honest trail reports. Theirs will make me wait for natural snow dumps in the future rather than believing the obvious sales pitch of the trail report. And, I plan to tell them so too.
Sugarbush review written Feb 08 2012 - 03:24 PM
Misanthropic Scott Advanced Skier
Great mountain, great service. I would love to ski their again. I only skied one day, I would love to go back and check out Mount Ellen.
Sugarbush review written Feb 03 2012 - 07:24 PM
Jared Advanced Skier
Upper Mountain has a lot of snow left on it... when it warms up and snow softens conditions are going to be sweet...skied most of the woods on Lincoln Peak this weekend and they were still covered..if they could download ,the Bush could be oprn until Mid may
Sugarbush review written Apr 20 2011 - 07:50 AM
Mark Advanced Skier
Great variety, awesome trails ...just beware of the flats especially when temps above 32
Sugarbush review written Apr 13 2011 - 01:29 PM
Jim Advanced Skier
Got in some great spring skiing this past weekend at Sugarbush. In the morning ride the Castlerock chairand work skiers left to right (Middle Earth to Castlerock Run). In the afternoon head to Heavens gate chair for Paradise and Ripcord. Thats the way it softens up.
Sugarbush review written Apr 13 2011 - 08:31 AM
Jerry Advanced Skier
Awesome mountain. Except for being whiteout conditions to ski through in an April storm, really excellent snow base .... fresh powder on some parts of the mountain made for back country feeling at times. All terrain skis should be good for this place. Base lodge easy to get to; can walk from your vehicle with gear ready to ski. No crowds like other mountains ... liftopia tickets rock at this place .... you get your money's worth and then some at this mountain!
Sugarbush review written Apr 07 2011 - 04:07 PM
q-girl Advanced Skier
only ski the greens if u ant ski the blacks cuz u cud git hurt/ ski patrol r nice people.
Sugarbush review written Mar 20 2011 - 07:47 PM
sugarysafe Intermediate Skier
Ripcord Rimrod. Fast! Fun!
Sugarbush review written Mar 15 2011 - 02:04 PM
Frank Advanced Snowboarder
Great mountain, good challenge. To avoid the crowds on weekends or days with wind hold (which can happen somewhat frequently), stick to Mt. Ellen (i.e. North), which has plenty of great terrain. The steeps here are legitimate, and when the natural snow is plentiful, the trees are a fun place to play. For beginners and intermediates, there's plenty to ski, as well.
Sugarbush review written Mar 07 2011 - 03:58 PM
randomduck Advanced Skier
Ride the Bush! Make sure you check out Hostel Tevere for great lodging, breakfast, and drinks!
Sugarbush review written Feb 16 2011 - 02:52 PM
brocski Advanced Snowboarder
Great day of skiing at Sugarbush. A bit gusty but the snow conditions were fantastic.
Sugarbush review written Feb 10 2011 - 05:02 PM
skimimi Intermediate Skier
Stein's Way is SWEET! Moonshine is filled with moguls and makes for supersweet run also.
Sugarbush review written Feb 07 2011 - 09:16 PM
Hester Advanced Skier
Great conditions, not too crowded, AWESOME day to get out for a discount! Thanks to Liftopia :)
Sugarbush review written Feb 02 2011 - 08:28 AM
Beantown Skier Intermediate Skier
I love Liftopia just as it is. It's easy to access and the tickets are easy to obtain.
Sugarbush review written Feb 01 2011 - 11:11 AM
R Intermediate Snowboarder
God I love to sKi the bUsh and you will TOo truSt me!
Sugarbush review written Feb 26 2010 - 03:01 PM
SUgarBUsheD Intermediate Skier
Ski Sugarbush no crouds
Sugarbush review written Dec 11 2008 - 09:50 PM
Constantin Advanced Skier

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