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Quality of experience

08/30/2007

To The Editor:

My husband and I bought possibly the first second home for skiers in The Valley on our honeymoon in October 1954. My husband, Trux, was on the volunteer ski patrol at Mad River Glen. We needed a place to stay with friends. Mad River Glen has always had a following who believed in that challenge. Along with many others we invested in Sugarbush to support bringing more people to experience this Valley.

In the late '60s, Trux's first love became flying gliders and we spent summers here along with four young children at the glider airport. This coming weekend, The Valley will host a major bicycle stage race again because of the surrounding terrain. Now, finally, I have had the best summer ever at the Sugarbush Golf Course. I equate the experience to powder skiing. Many of us loaned the money several years ago to support an upgrade to the water for the course and after five years it shows. Our groundskeepers have worked hard to create and maintain very fine greens along with the upgrade to the fairways. Sugarbush Golf has just successfully hosted a major Vermont amateur tournament.

The purpose of this letter is to thank Sugarbush for the vision to bring our golf course to a new level and to give us the quality of experience enjoyed by other activities.

Betsy Pratt

Fayston

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