Watching Warren Miller movies can only give you an idea of what it’s like hucking off cliffs and carving the first lines across acres of untouched powder. But Sugarbush Resort’s Adventures with John Egan turns those dreams into reality.
Thrill-seeking skiers and riders can get a “skis on” approach to tree skiing, cliff jumping, hike-to-get-to runs or backcountry ski mountaineering. Improve confidence in the glades and on ungroomed steeps, and bring out the extreme skier that lies within.
To make this once-in-a-lifetime experience, more than a once-in-a-lifetime possibility, bring a few daring friends along to offset the steep, but worthy price of this Warren Miller Legend’s personal off-piste guidance.
To complete this backcountry adventure, hop in the Cabin Cat and ride Gadd Peak for a candle-lit gourmet feast in Allyn's Lodge. After taking in a hearty meal, next to the fire, you can ski down by moonlight or take the cat back to the base. Plan ahead and book lodging at the Clay Brook and ski right to the room. Come live the lifestyle where nothing is unskiable.
Skills focus: tree skiing, cliff jumping, hike-to-get-to runs and backcountry ski mountaineering
Availability: Seven days a week, prices vary for weekends/holidays
Cost: Midweek/non-holiday $219-599 (two to six hours), Weekends/holidays $285-659 (two to six hours), $45 per additional person
What to bring: Powder skis, backcountry pack, helmet cam, fearless attitude
Reservations: Call 888-651-4827 or e-mail email@example.com
Allyn’s Lodge: Remote dining option, serves hearty, locally-inspired four-course meals including hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, entree, dessert, wine and coffee
Atmosphere: Euro-styled ski lodge, located on Gadd Peak, intimate fireside dining, private parties or small groups.
Serving time: Meet the Cabin Cat at Timbers by 6 p.m.; evening ends around 9:45 p.m.
Rates: $175 per person; Private dinners for groups up to twelve are also available
Availability: Sells out fast, book well in advance
Reservations: Required, call 802-583-6590
Clay Brook: 61 residences, studios to five-bedroom suites
Amenities: In-room Jaccuzi tubs, outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, game room, Timbers restaurant and bar, fitness room, Wi-Fi
Special accommodations: Pet-friendly residences, limited availability, call 800-537-8427
Reservations: 800-537-8427 or click here