Champlain College and Sugarbush Resort Host Day of Wellness

WARREN, VT. — Champlain College and Sugarbush Resort will host a day of recreation and learning to promote health and wellness. The one-day excursion, called "Healthy Mind. Healthy Body. Healthy Spirit." gathers professors, recreational leaders and business professionals at Sugarbush Resort on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The program includes optional educational seminars, mountain activities, dining, cocktail hour, and lodging at Clay Brook Hotel at Sugarbush Resort.

The day's itinerary will include:

  • Complimentary morning ski with Win Smith, president of Sugarbush Resort
  • Lincoln Limo Cat skiing ($75, reservation required)
  • Mountain winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding at Sugarbush, cross-country skiing at Ole's Cross Country Center
  • Yoga and fitness activities at the Sugarbush Health & Racquet Club
  • Opportunities to enjoy local shopping in the Mad River Valley and beyond
  • East Shore Vineyards wine tasting
  • Two evening seminars including 'Baby Dolls, Bone Gangs, and Wild Indians,' a seminar about global festivals colliding in annual Carnival celebrations by Champlain College Professor Steve Wehmeyer; and 'Emergent Media, Shifting Paradigms, and Next Gen Thinking' by Professor Ann DeMarle, director of the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College. 
  • Cocktail hour featuring wines and artisanal cheeses of Vermont
  • Dinner with remarks by Win Smith and Betsy Beaulieu, dean of the Core Division at Champlain College
  • Music and presentation by Ann Strubler, Detroit Symphony Orchestra emeritus violinist. Introduction by Dave Strubler, dean, Stiller School of Business at Champlain College.

Evening activities, including the seminar, cocktail hour, four-course dinner, and musical performance is $50 per person. Various lift tickets for skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers can be purchased for both Saturday and Sunday. As part of the package, there is 30 percent discount for lodging at either Clay Brook Hotel or Resort Condos. Children's supervised activities are available in the morning and afternoon on the day of the event.

For reservations, enter package code "SEMINAR2013" at or call 800.53.SUGAR and mention "SEMINAR2013."

About Sugarbush 

With 2600' of vertical, 111 trails, and 20 wooded areas on the trail maps, Sugarbush Resort's two mountains of Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen offer a true alpine experience for all levels of skiers and riders. Outside Magazine called the Mad River Valley, which includes Sugarbush the "Best Ski Town in the East" (2010). Sugarbush was voted "Favorite Ski Resort in New England" by readers (2012) and received the Visitor's Choice Awards for "Best Terrain in the Northeast" and "Best Overall Resort in the Northeast" (2012). Ski Magazine called Sugarbush "Vermont skiing at its best" (2011). For more information on Sugarbush, please visit or find us on Facebook at

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit