Sugarbush Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Warren, VT. We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Sugarbush stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Sugarbush is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
Sugarbush Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Sugarbush has a total of 111 ski trails, which are serviced by 16 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 581 acres, Sugarbush Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 235 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.
Sugarbush's slopes see on average 249 inches (98 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 20 feet a year!
Sugarbush Ski Resort Elevation
Sugarbush Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,083 feet, or 1,244 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,483 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,600 feet (792 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Sugarbush's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Sugarbush Ski Resort Difficulty Level
59.7out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Sugarbush has 581 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Sugarbush's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 42% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 35% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Sugarbush Ski Resort good for beginners?
Sugarbush is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 65% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Sugarbush Ski Resort Location
Sugarbush Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Warren, VT.
Warren, VT 05674 USA
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Getting to Sugarbush Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sugarbush Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.12000, -72.83000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Warren, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Sugarbush Ski Resort.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||103 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||130 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||152 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Sugarbush.
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||29 mi|
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||41 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||43 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sugarbush Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Sugarbush Ski Resort.
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||18 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||20 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||21 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||30 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||31 mi|
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||34 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||59%||34 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||49 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||70%||55 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||55 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||33%||56 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||57 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||50%||61 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||62 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||64 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||65 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||38%||66 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||67 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||67 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||68 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||69 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||45%||69 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||69 mi|
|Catamount||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||35%||70 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||46%||71 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||30%||76 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||44%||80 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||80 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||81 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||41%||81 mi|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||36%||82 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||83 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||35%||83 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||85 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||40%||88 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||32%||90 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||39%||90 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||41%||91 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||, QC||0 ft||0%||93 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||57%||95 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||, QC||1,089 ft||11%||98 mi|
Sugarbush Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,083 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,483 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,600 ft|
(23% Beginner, 42% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||249 inches|