Presidents' Week Events at Sugarbush
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Written by Ben Parnell
Last weekend the mountain was blessed with well over a foot of fresh powder and the conditions were superb! This weekend marks the start of our Presidents' Week holiday period here at Sugarbush and we sure do have tons of fun stuff happening across the resort. Let's dive into all of the exciting events coming up for the holiday period, head on over to our events calendar for a comprehensive events list and more details.
This Saturday, February 15th, Grippo Funk Band plays live at Castlerock Pub into the late night from 8 - 11PM! Sponsored by Zero Gravity Brewery and Citizen Cider, join us for fun live tunes and your favorite Vermont beverages.
Sugarbush always offers an awesome après scene throughout the resort, featuring jammin' live music, good eats, and local VT beer on tap. Castlerock Pub, The Wünderbar, Rumble's Bistro & Bar, and The Green Mountain Lounge all have live après music happening from 3 - 6PM this Saturday and Sunday! There will also be live après music on Thursday and Friday of next week, as well as next weekend. Speaking of next weekend, we are hosting our Cowbell Champagne Party at the Green Mountain Lounge on Saturday February 22nd featuring a champagne cork competition and live après music during this great Mt. Ellen tradition.
Please check our events listings for full info on performing bands.
Demos & Walt's After Dark
Want to try out a new pair of sticks? This Saturday, February 15th, we are hosting a demo at Mt. Ellen for Northeast Ski Company, an independent ski brand with New England roots. Next Saturday, February 22nd, we are hosting another Parlor Skis Demo Day - be sure to show up early, as many guests were eager to demo these skis last time Parlor stopped by!
Want to keep your adventures going after dark? Walt's After Dark is set for both this Saturday and next, where you can stay late after Green Mountain Express closes or earn your dinner by hiking/skinning up to Walt’s! Enjoy dinner and drinks at Mt. Ellen's cozy mid-mountain lodge before you ski or ride back down to base under the stars. Be sure to try out Walt's delicious signature grilled cheese or grain bowl, and the bar will be serving up beverages as well.
Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Like our other holiday periods, we are again hosting an on-mountain Torchlight Parade & Fireworks show for our guests to enjoy on Saturday evening, February 15th! Don't miss this truly dazzling lightshow display up above the hill. Our new torch lights this year look great and the fireworks are always stunning.
We have some fantastic dining options here at Sugarbush, all of which are open for business. For a truly special kind of dining and mountain experience, consider going to our Allyn's Lodge Remote Fireside Dining event that is being offered both Tuesday and Thursday of next week! If you choose to dine at Rumble's Bistro & Bar this weekend, then check out the Artisan Showcase in the entrance way, brought to you by The Vermont Farm and Forest School at Drift Farmstead. And for a sweet treat by a warming fire pit after hitting the slopes, we are also offering S'mores for our guests outside daily.
Protect Our Winters (POW) - The Future of Snow
Can our passion for winter help fight climate change?
As a top-level partner of Protect Our Winters (POW), Sugarbush is thrilled to host an informal panel discussion on Saturday, February 22nd for our community focusing on climate change and related issues facing the snow sports industry today. A qualified and diverse mix of representatives, researchers, scientists and snow enthusiasts will be there ready to dive into thoughtful conversations. Check out our POW event listing for more details and info on panelists.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30PM. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be available and a cash bar will be serving up drinks upstairs for our guests. Parents are welcome to register their kids for the Kid's Pizza & Movie Night to be held at the same time, showing the films Ice Age: The Meltdown and Happy Feet.
Annual Dog Parade
This one is always a crowd pleaser.
Next Saturday, February 22nd, come channel your creativity and bring your costumed pup to the 10th Annual Sugarbush Dog Parade to benefit Pawsitive Pantry! Pawsitive Pantry provides food for pets at Vermont food shelves and there will be prizes awarded to those with the best costume in four categories. Join us for a fun afternoon full of pups, costumes, gift bags for participants while supplies last, and philanthropy for pets in Vermont.
Events for Kids
Last but not least, we also have a bunch of events planned for the kiddos as well. On Saturday February 15th, we are offering Gathering of the Groms for young skiers and riders who are venturing into freestyle. Also on the 15th is our Young Chef's Class for kids interested in a hands-on culinary experience.
On Sunday the 16th, we our hosting our third Blizzard Boogie event of the season. Enjoy a family-friendly DJ, dancing outside in the courtyard, and tons of fun giveaways and prizes. Later that evening is our Kid's Creations art class where children paint on a canvas and enjoy hot chocolate.
The following weekend, there will be another Young Chef's Class on Friday, February 21st. Then on Saturday, February 22nd, we are offering a special Protect Our Winters (POW) - themed Kids Pizza & Movie Night so parents can drop off the kids while they attend the Protect Our Winters event.
There really is something for everyone here at Sugarbush.
We hope you come up during the Presidents' Day holiday period to enjoy the skiing and riding, as well as the fun events happening!
See you out there.