Southeast of Burlington and northwest of Warren, the Sugarbush ski area has 111 runs spread across 578 acres that are served by 16 lift with a maximum vertical descent of 2,600 feet. The terrain is divided into six distinct mountain peaks including Castlerock, Lincoln, North Lynx, Gadd, Inverness and Mount Ellen.
If you are looking for some challenging runs, check out Egans Woods and Lews Line. Also, try out the runs from the Mount Ellen summit that are known for their steeps and ungroomed conditions. In addition, there are 2,000 acres of adjacent backcountry in the Slide Brook Basin. Should you be looking to rip it up freestyle, there are also three terrain parks to explore.
For some apres ski action, try the Green Mountain Lodge at the Mount Ellen base area, or off-site at the Hide-Away or the Pitcher Inn in Warren.
To reach the snowboarding at Sugarbush Ski Resort from Albany, head north on US87 to Exit #20. Head northeast to SR149 to SR4 to SR100. Follow SR100 North to Warren. Turn left onto the Sugarbush Access Road (look for the Sugarbush Resort Area sign).
Tip: Check out the First Track program offering early access to the slopes. Also, after the lifts stop spinning in March, look into the CAT skiing on Mount Ellen.
Overall, Sugarbush Ski Resort is the 7th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Vermont.