Sugarbush spends 7.5 million in improvements

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 6, 2010 8:02 am

Ski areas across the nation are making impovements in hopes of attracting more visitors.  Sugarbush will spend 7.5 million from money it raised by foreign investors in trade for American citizenship.  To read the whole artice by Chris Preston of the Stowe Reporter click here

 It may not have much fresh snow yet, but Sugarbush Resort already has a fresh look this season.

The Warren resort’s Lincoln Peak Village went through a major facelift during the off-season, and now has a new entrance plaza and two new lodges with a combined 27,000 square feet of floor space.

Sugarbush opened for the skiing and riding season last Thursday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the resort’s new facilities is scheduled Friday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m.

Sugarbush is calling its new lodges the Schoolhouse and the Farmhouse. The Schoolhouse is a 12,500-square-foot lodge that will host the resort’s Micro, Mini and Sugar Bear ski-school programs for children, as well as its summer camps. Interior walls of the lodge will be decorated with murals painted by five local artists.

The Farmhouse is 14,500 square feet, and will house skier services such as tickets, guest lockers, rentals and repairs, and a cafeteria called the Sunrise Café.

The new entrance plaza will allow Sugarbush-goers easier access to the resort’s slopes from its parking area.

The upgrades are Sugarbush’s largest construction project since December 2006. That was the year the resort completed phase one of its Lincoln Peak Village project, which included the Timbers Restaurant, Gate House Lodge, and slopeside Clay Brook residences. The new improvements are considered phase two of the resort’s multi-pronged Lincoln Peak project.