Mount Ellen, which is a quieter base over at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont, is undergoing a major construction project this summer. The Mount Ellen base will soon be home to the Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Center’s main location in Central Vermont. The $2.5 million dollar, 4000 sq. ft. project will house three floors with various amenities. This will include fitness rooms, locker rooms, a yoga room, a sensory room for those who need a mental break, accessible restrooms, handicapped parking spaces, access to the main lodge, and more. As shown in the photos below, construction is going smoothly, and the expansion is expected to open for the 21-22 ski season. An additional $400,000 in fundraising is needed to complete the building though.
Here is an official description of the Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Sugarbush location:
“Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports runs out of the Mt. Ellen Base Lodge, and is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. They promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.
Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports believes that recreation provides a physical, mental, and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual. During the winter Vermont Adaptive offers skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. During the summer months, they offer sailing canoeing/kayaking, and tandem cycling. Along with all that they offer indoor rock climbing in all seasons. The experienced staff at Vermont Adaptive can program any activities for you and your group.”
You can donate to the project here.