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Vermont Legislators coming to Sugarbush this weekend to celebrate the opening of the Kelly Brush Race Arena

January 10, 2012~ On January 14, 2012 Vermont lawmakers will be on hand to celebrate the opening of the Kelly Brush Race arena at Sugarbush Resort. Green Mountain Valley School and the GMVS/Sugarbush Ski Club are hosting a fun race and ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the newly installed T-Bar running from the bottom of the Inverness trail to the bottom of an upper Poma lift, and the purchase 20 energy-efficient snow guns for use in the race arena. 

Sugarbush and GMVS have been cooperating to create a World Class race arena. "Sugarbush is pleased to support the world class alpine program at Green
Mountain Valley School. GMVS has been a great partner of ours over the
years, and with the purchase of new snowmaking equipment, Sugarbush is
excited to offer the students at GMVS the opportunity to train as early
as temperatures permit,” said Win Smith, President Sugarbush Resort.

“The new snowmaking system is icing on the cake. Our athletes have been on snow early, with fast efficient training. They have an unprecedented training advantage,” said Steve Utter, Director of GMVS Alpine Skiing.

The day will feature a fun race with Red and Blue courses. Governor Shumlin’s office is sending Alex Mclean, Secretary of Military Affairs, Lawrence Miller, Secretary of Commerce and Megan Smith, Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing.  Representatives from all over Vermont including Adam Greshin, I, Warren,  Willem Jewett, D, Ripton,  Anne Donahue, R Northfield, Mike Fisher, D, Lincoln, Michele Kupersmith, D, S. Burlington, and Sam Young, D, West Glover are planning to race. David Provost, Vice President of Champlain College will announce the race and provide commentary.

Sugarbush’s president, Win Smith and Dave Gavett, GMVS Headmaster will talk at the ceremony.

The Fun Race will start at 12:00 on the Inverness trail at Mount Ellen. The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 3:00 pm at the base of the T-Bar on the Mount Ellen trail.

For more information, please contact Martha Kikut mkikut@gmvs.org.