Sugarbush Resort announces the opening of the nominating period for their Wall of Fame. Similar to a Hall of Fame, Sugarbush’s Wall of Fame seeks to recognize some of the most significant contributors to the Sugarbush experience from 1958 to the present. The resort established its Wall of Fame last year as part of the resort’s sixtieth anniversary celebration.
The Sugarbush Wall of Fame recognition is awarded annually to two people who have made a significant contribution to “cultivating a spirit of lifelong adventure and camaraderie among Sugarbush staff, guests and the community.” Nominations are due by Friday, January 31, 2020, and must include: a brief biography of the nominee; an in-depth description of his/her contribution to “cultivating a spirit of lifelong adventure and camaraderie among Sugarbush staff, guests, and community”; and supporting documents including photos, videos, and letters. Nominations must also include ten signatures of support. Nominations are asked to be submitted online by going to https://www.sugarbush.com/discover/wall-of-fame/.
The Wall of Fame Review Committee is chaired by Sugarbush President Win Smith. Members are chosen by the chair, and serve a two-year term. Committee members include:Tory Gadd Eardensohn; John Egan; Sparky Potter; Win Smith (chair); Chan Weller; and Kelly Murphy Wood.
The Wall of Fame Celebration occurs in April of each year and is free and open to the public. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 in Gate House Lodge at Lincoln Peak. The inaugural Wall of Fame Celebration in 2019 included a video presentation of “60 Years of Sugarbush”, an open mic story-telling, and live music, followed by an induction ceremony in Gate House Lodge, and a dinner in Rumble’s Kitchen for inductees and their families and friends.
Sugarbush Wall of Fame inductees will be announced in late February. The Wall of Fame Celebration is scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 (not Saturday, April 4, as originally planned) and will be open to the public. Those named to the Sugarbush Wall of Fame last year include Damon and Sara Gadd, Peter Estin, Lixi Fortna, Jack Murphy, and John Roth in the Founders category (established exclusively for the inaugural year); and Darian Boyle, Wayne McCue, Marit Tardy, and Dave Gould. Those selected for the 2020 Sugarbush Wall of Fame will be commemorated in Gate House Lodge alongside those honored at last year’s celebration.