SugarBush
http://www.sugarbush.com/
Sugarbush Resort

The natural beauty and mountain environment provide a striking setting and a true escape from the everyday. Our home - the Mad River Valley - provides a reason in and of itself to visit Sugarbush. "The Valley" as locals call it, is full of Vermont charm and empty of stop lights and fast food joints. Quirky shops, great restaurants, artisan galleries, covered bridges, church steeples, and more…all strung together by the winding Mad River.

MadRiver Glen
http://www.madriverglen.com/
Mad River Glen

Mad River Glen Ski Area is located in Waitsfield, Vermont, with 45 ski trails, served by 5 lifts. Mad River Glen is America's only cooperatively owned major ski area and its slopes are free of snowboarding. Mad River Glen offers 800 acres of boundary-to-boundary tree skiing.

SNOWBOARDING
Sugarbush Snowboarding Trail Map Click For Full Size Trail Map

More Snowboarding Information

www.sugarbush.com
www.alpineoptions.com
www.puresnowboard.com

Snowboarding at Sugarbush is an incredible experience. Slide Brook Lodge is right in between the two mountains that make up Sugarbush Resort. Lincoln Peak (Also known as "Sugarbush South") is about a mile away and Mt. Ellen (Also known as "Sugarbush North") is a few miles in the other direction. The amazing thing about this is that both mountains are full size ski areas! The main difference between the two being that more people go to Sugarbush Lincoln Peak. Mt. Ellen is just as challenging ,has the Snowboard Park at it's base, and has fewer people most of the time. So, if you are staying at Slide Brook Lodge, you can choose to go to one mountain or both mountains in one day.

If you enjoy snowboarding in the back country, you can take runs into the Slide Brook Basin which ends down the road from Slide Brook Lodge. There is a shuttle bus that runs on German Flats Road between Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen that you can ride to and from Slide Brook Lodge. The same bus will pick you up where the Slide Brook Basin ends on German Flats Road.

If you need to buy any gear for snowboarding such as snowboard boots, boards, hats, gloves, mittens, goggles, and outer ware, check out these local snowboard shops:
www.alpineoptions.com
www.puresnowboard.com
Alpine Options is down the street from Slide Brook Lodge and Pure Snowboards is in the town of Waitsfield. Both shops also offer tuning services.

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SKIING
Sugarbush Skiing: Skadi

More Sugarbush and Mad River Glen Skiing Information

ALPINE/TELEMARK SKI RESORTS
www.sugarbush.com
www.madriverglen.com
CROSS COUNTRY SKI RESORTS
www.blueberrylakeskivt.com
SKI SHOPS
www.alpineoptions.com
www.vermontnorth.com
www.clearwatersports.com

Sugarbush and Mad River Glen are both exciting and challenging ski resorts. With Mad River Glen and Sugarbush's Mt. Ellen being only ten minutes apart, the two resorts make up the best and most varied terrain in Vermont and the East Coast. This explains why an world renowned extreme skier like John Egan would be so involved in the area.

Slide Brook Lodge is right in between the two mountains that make up Sugarbush Resort and nearby Mad River Glen. Lincoln Peak (Also known as "Sugarbush South") is about a mile away and Mt. Ellen (Also known as "Sugarbush North") is a few miles in the other direction. Mad River Glen is about fifteen minutes to the North. The amazing thing about this is that all three mountains are full size ski areas! The main difference between them being that Mad River Glen allows only skiing. So, if you are staying and skiing at Slide Brook Lodge, you can choose to go to one mountain or three mountains in one day.

If you enjoy skiing in the back country, you can take runs into the Slide Brook Basin which ends down the road from Slide Brook Lodge. There is a shuttle bus that runs on German Flats Road between Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen that you can ride to and from Slide Brook Lodge. The same bus will pick you up where the Slide Brook Basin ends on German Flats Road.

If you need to buy any gear for skiing such as boots, boards, hats, gloves, mittens, goggles, and outer ware, check out these local ski shops:
www.alpineoptions.com
www.vermontnorth.com
www.clearwatersports.com
Alpine Options and Vermont North Pro Shop are on the Sugarbush Access Road about five minutes away from Slide Brook Lodge. Both shops also offer tuning services. Clearwater Sports is located in Waitsfield about fifteen minutes away.

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Vermont Foliage
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Vermont Foliage
Vermont is one of only a few places in the world that has just the right combination of climate, soils and tree species to produce the spectacular array of colors that is fall foliage. Colors in Central Vermont generally turn the last 10 days of September and remain colorful through mid-October.

MOUNTAIN BIKING
www.sugarbush.com
www.starkmtnbikeworks.com
Sugarbush Area Mountain Biking

Slide Brook Lodge is located right in the middle of an amazing mountain bike trail system. Sugarbush Resort has many downhill and cross country trails and will be running lift-serve mountain biking seven days a week from June 25th to September 6th. After that, the lift will run on the weekends. There are also many cross country trails in the area surrounding Slide Brook Lodge. For more information, stop by the local bike shop here: www.starkmtnbikeworks.com.
Stark Mountain Bike Works runs a group bike ride every Thursday!


GOLF
www.sugarbush.com
www.northfieldcountryclub.com
Sugarbush Area Golf

If you like to play Golf, Sugarbush Golf Club offers a beautiful course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course is filled with hills and drop off tees and is about a mile from Slide Brook Lodge. Another course to check out is the North Field Country Club in North Field Vermont. Northfield is about a half hour away and the course is less expensive to play.


KAYAKING CANOEING
and TUBING

www.clearwatersports.com
Mad River Kayaking, Canoeing, and Tubing

The Mad River is a great river for kayaking, canoeing, and tubing. Clearwater Sports in Waitsfield has everything you need from guided tours to rental equipment.


GLIDER RIDES
www.sugarbush.org
Sugarbush Glider Rides
Sugarbush Soaring offers glider rides and instruction on how to fly glider planes. This is an exciting way to see the mountains from above!


HIKING
Hikes Around Sugarbush
www.greenmountainclub.org
Sugarbush Hiking
For those interested in hiking, the oldest long-distance trail in the country, The Long Trail, is just up the road from Slide Brook. Hiking the Long Trail is the best way to see and experience the natural beauty of Vermont. The Long Trail passes over the tops of Mad River Glen and Sugarbush's Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak. The part of the Long Trail from Mad River Glen to Mt. Abraham is one of the most beautiful, technically challenging, and exciting sections of the trail. You have many hiking choices from short day hikes and longer overnight hikes. One of the best beginner hikes starts at the top of the Lincoln Gap road and goes up a steep incline to a look out point called Sunset Rock. The Sunset Rock hike is great for getting in shape or to get a full hiking experience in a short amount of time. As for a longer day hike, you can head north from Lincoln Gap to the summit of Mt. Abraham. Mount Abraham offers one of the most spectacular views in the area. The trail is tough yet fun and Battell Shelter is located about one mile from the Summit. More Hiking Information





THE VALLEY REPORTER
www.valleyreporter.com
The Valley Reporter is our local newspaper for Warren and Waitsfield and the Sugarbush area. You can find it at most stores in town and it is filled with interesting columns and articles. The paper is printed weekly and costs fifty cents.


SEVEN DAYS
www.7dvt.com
Seven Days newspaper is from Burlington Vermont and contains information and articles about Burlington and the surrounding towns. If you are staying here at Slide Brook Lodge and making a day trip to Burlington, Seven Days is a great paper to use to find out about music and art events in the area. The paper also has many great articles about Vermont life and politics. This paper is printed weekly and is Free.