Sugarbush Ski Resort

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 Lodging:

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!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
581(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
249"(98 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,083'(1,244 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,600'(792 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,483'(452 m)

Sugarbush Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
59.7out of 100
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Sugarbush's difficulty level of 59.7 is above average. 77% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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.
23%(134 acres)

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.

Blue Square
42%(244 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(203 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
44.12000, -72.83000

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 AirportYULMontréal, QC103 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME130 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA152 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 AirportBTVBurlington, VT29 mi
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT41 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH43 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%18 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%20 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%21 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%30 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%31 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%34 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%34 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%49 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%55 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%55 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%56 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%57 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%61 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%62 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%64 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%65 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%66 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%67 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%67 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%68 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%69 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%69 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%69 mi
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%70 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%71 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%76 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%80 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%80 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%81 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%81 mi
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%82 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%83 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%83 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%85 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%88 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%90 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%90 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%91 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%93 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%95 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%98 mi

Sugarbush Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,083 ft
Base Elevation1,483 ft
Vertical Drop2,600 ft
(23% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres581
Avg. Annual Snowfall249 inches
Sugarbush Ski Resort Mountain Stats