Since allowing boarders in 2008, the resort has seen visits climb. Who’s next?
It was a risky move, one that soured many locals on their hometown hill. But when Taos opened its slopes to snowboarders four years ago this month, little did it know it would see skier—and boarder—visits climb to their highest numbers in a decade.
With a long-overdue hotel at its base, a once-glam Vermont resort is looking up.
Who would have imagined that, five decades after its jetsetting vibe earned Sugarbush the sobriquet "Mascara Mountain" for all the A-list guests it attracted, this resort would seem a model of relative rusticity? Sugarbush, supplemented by doggedly independent Mad River Glen up the road, retains enough quirks to please retro-minded purists. But even stumpjumpers like a soft place to land, and what Sugarbush lacked was a full-service slopeside hotel. Cross that off the list.