Thursday, March 8
We picked up the boyz after school and headed to Vermont. First our car thermometer hit 70 degrees. Bogus. Then when we crossed the border into Vermont and it dropped all the way down into the 60's and pouring rain. Double-bogus. We shrugged and decided we would make the best of it. It would be nice to spend time together as a family as we had reservations for the Snow Creek slope side condo's.
Travel Note: Sugarbush website lists two ways to get to Sugarbush from the south. You can get off Exit 3 off I-89, take 107 to 100 north. This route is pretty up and down and round and round as it follows the river up from the valley. It is still in pretty rough shape from Hurricane Irene flooding as well. It is better to keep on 89 to Exit 9 and come at Sugarbush from the North going down 100 south.
Friday, March 9
Saturday, March 10
We knew this was not like Saddleback where we could kind of take our time with getting the snow. The super-quad would be dumping tons of people on the trails and the time to get it was NOW. We made a dash for Moonshine which was a fun bump / glade trail we found on Friday. First tracks of 6"-8" fluff. It was not perfect as we still hit hard snow underneath but it was wonderfully good. We made another lap on the Eden glade which was a ton of fun as well.
|Someone get this kid a snorkel!|
Sunday, March 11
|Thrashing down Lynx at MRG|
We spent the rest of the day bouncing around the more southerly facing slopes basking in the sun shine. MRG offers a lot of great green and blue cruiser terrain. There marketing slogan is 'ski it if you can' but there is something for everyone here but no snow boarders allowed... although they did have a couple of terrain features made out of natural logs with a plastic upper to slide on that Isaac had fun on.
|The Old Man Grabbing some sun soaked bumps on Grand Canyon|
We had a really good time and really liked Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. They offer some tremendous skiing, the vibe is good and the people are friendly. I felt like skiing came first at these resorts which is what we like. At the end though, we are still big Saddleback fans. There is something different and unique about Saddleback trees that we spend a lot of time talking about... another blog post to come on this topic.
Regardless, we highly recommend both places!
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