Ski & Ride

The East's best skiing and riding resorts are just around the corner. Between 35 minutes and an hour's drive from campus, you'll find Sugarbush, Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley Resort and Smuggler's Notch.

Sugarbush Pass

Champlain students ski and ride at Sugarbush for just $50 per year! Champlain wants to help you experience the many joys of living in Vermont—naturally, that includes skiing and snowboarding. With the Sugarbush Pass, you'll hit the slopes after only a 45-minute drive from campus.

The Sugarbush ski resort is divided into two mountain areas. The Champlain College Student pass will allow access to Mt. Ellen, one of the few mountains in Vermont to exceed 4,000 feet. Mt. Ellen is primarily made up of intermediate trails, but it does range from a beginner skill level all the way up to three expert level double-diamond runs. Students also have the option to upgrade to the $150 all-access pass that includes Lincoln Peak as well as Mt. Ellen. Visit the Sugarbush website to learn more about the mountain!

Sugarbush Ski Resort also offers another deal available to college students, the Threesome College Pass. For $200, students can ski at Mad River Glen, Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak.

How to Purchase

Throughout the winter, Sugarbush Ski Resort will be tabling in the IDX Student Life Center outside the cafeteria. They come to campus about eight times a year to sell passes on the spot, and these times and dates will be advertised in the Stall Street Journal and posters around campus.

Students can also contact Sugarbush directly by calling 1-800-53SUGAR.

Getting to the Hill

Student Activities also has monthly trips to other mountains, including transportation and day passes for a great deal. Some of our past trips have been to the following renowned resorts:

Ski & Ride Club

The Champlain Ski & Ride Club is your on-campus connection to the mountains. Learn more by visiting the Ski & Ride Club page.