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   Vermont: Sugarbush Resort: Expansions
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Castlerock at Sugarbush Resort
Castlerock Details
Castlerock
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1959-60
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Expert terrain
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After a successful opening season in 1958-59, the owners of Sugarbush continued investing money by building a new complex. Serviced by a new Carlevaro & Savio double chairlift, the Castlerock area would quickly become legendary throughout New England. While the complex primarily catered to experts, a mid station on the chairlift allowed for intermediates to ski Cotillion and Troll Road.

As the rest of the resort around it grew and modernized, Castlerock retained its classic feel throughout the years with narrow expert steeps.

In 2001, it was finally time to replace the aging lift. Rather than install a high capacity, high speed lift, Sugarbush's replacement was similar to what would happen at nearby Mad River Glen a few years later - a modern install of the same type of lift. That year, a brand new 1,670 vertical foot Poma double chairlift was installed, ensuring reliable service whilst not overcrowding the prestine Castlerock trails.


The 1963-64 Sugarbush trail map showing the Castlerock complex after the addition of the nearby Gate House area
The 1963-64 Sugarbush trail map showing the Castlerock complex after the addition of the nearby Gate House area

The top of the Castlerock area (2005)
The top of the Castlerock area (2005)

The top of the Castlerock double (2005)
The top of the Castlerock double (2005)

The bottom of the Castlerock double (2005)
The bottom of the Castlerock double (2005)

The top of the Castlerock double (2006)
The top of the Castlerock double (2006)

The Castlerock area as seen on the 2009-2010 Sugarbush trail map
The Castlerock area as seen on the 2009-2010 Sugarbush trail map

The Middle Earth trail (2010)
The Middle Earth trail (2010)

The top of the Castlerock double (2010)
The top of the Castlerock double (2010)

Sugarbush Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Castlerock1959-60Open
Gatehouse1963-64Open
North Lynx Peak1971-72Open
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Last updated: June 10, 2014

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