is a sweet Vermont ski stash for skiers and riders in quest of authentic,
ungroomed Vermont skiing. Not quite as well heralded as nearby
Stowe or Killington, this classic ski resort in picturesque Mad River
Valley offers Vermont skiing at its best. Sugarbush offers two interconnected mountains,
Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen, with the lodging at Lincoln Peak in a relatively
new Lincoln Peak Village atmosphere.
During your Sugarbush stay, you should
decide whether you would like to be lodging slopeside, or closer to the towns of
Waitsfield or Warren - both charming Vermont towns.
Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley have plenty of cozy bnbs and romantic inns
like The Inn at Round Barn Farm and The Pitcher Inn-
a Relais and Chateaux property of 4 diamond dining stature. But if you like to stay slopeside,
we do too, then the Clay Brook is your ticket. From ski
valet and a boot dryer room, underground valet parking, to a steamy outdoor pool and two Jacuzzis, Clay Brook
meets all skiers’ need and many of your wishes – like first tracks and fine
linens, you can walk to après ski bars or fine dining at Timbers.
The Clay Brook
Inn, the classy country barn style Inn added in 2007, is the lodging
centerpiece of the Lincoln Peak ski village. Rooms range from standard hotel
style to residential suite living with granite full kitchen, fireplaces and
decks with slope views. Clay Brook’s outdoor Jacuzzis and heated pool offer a
great view of the slopes and village.
Lincoln Peak’s skier plaza is modeled as a Vermont style village with a
Schoolhouse, Farmhouse Gatehouse, and Timbers Round Barn, all tasteful and
functional with all the skiers’ services from Castlerock Pub, and ski rentals to
kids Sugarbear ski camp.
Sugarbush has really evolved of late, becoming quite an ideal ski destination in
Vermont - with all the amenities, ski school, first tracks and cat skiing, kids
learn to ski and rider programs, fun
après ski and local Vermont sourced dining at Timbers and occasional Moonlight
snowshoe adventures and dining at the mountain chalet of Allyn's where you are
delivered to candlelight ambiance by snow cat. All these nuances are part
of the plan by owner and entrepreneur Win Smith, a former Merrill Lynch guy, who
bought the ski resort in 2001 – Win is passionate about skiing and it shows.
For a real treat, book the Lincoln Limo for first tracks via snow cat, and don’t
be surprised if Win or extreme ski film star John Egan, Sugarbush’s ski
ambassador, join you. Or take the snow cat at night to Allyn’s mid mountain
lodge for an extraordinary fondue dinner and moonlight ski down. Read more
about Sugarbush's ski terrain and see our
Sugarbush ski photo gallery.