Bob Sisco of Michigan uncovered a reference to Sugarbush Ski Area on a Wikipedia entry for Youngstown Ridge. According to comments on the Wikipedia page, there was a small ski resort and restaurant located on Sugarbush Ridge, named the Sugarbush Ski Resort. (No relation to Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort, which is still active and thriving.) Sugarbush Ridge and Solomon’s Temple Ridge are two neighboring mountain ridges, collectively known as Youngstown Ridge. The area is located southeast of Latrobe and Youngstown, Pennsylvania.
In early 2019, ProSkiier465 contacted DCSki and shared the following map, which he says shows the location of Sugarbush. He says the coordinates are 40Â°16’25”N 79Â°19’38”W.
ProSkiier465 writes: “There is a photo that a user known as Adam in the comment section of Sugarbrush has found clearly depicting the trails at Sugarbrush in the year of 1995. It is an aerial shot taken from Google Earth.” Image provided by ProSkiier465.
"Sugarbush Road" in Youngstown, PA ends at a gate to a private residence/compound that looks a bit on the commercial side. plan on going back later in the summer to explore lower on the hillside for ski slope remnants.
I skied this area as a youngster in Latrobe, PA in the late '70s. The lodge was at the north end of Sugarbush Road, and the small ski hill ran north from the lodge. From Google Earth images it appears to be reforested, but the remnants of a trail called "the corkscrew" might be visible. The area was served by a tow rope in the west side. The lodge served excellent hamburgers.
When I was a kid- in the 70's my dad use to take us to Sugarbush for snowmobiling and dinner in the lodge. He also use to shoot those clay birdies there too. I'm sad it's no longer there.
I cooked at the resort on Sugarbush Ridge right after High school. Pies were made from scratch...The people were great..A steeler or 2 was known to walk through the door...And the Sugarbush "family" was an awesome group of people
Sugar bush rd is now resedential. At the end of the road is a buliding owned by the owner of WMTR - Westmoreland Mechanical Testing Research It was the old ski lodge and is now used for business meetings.
Has anyone done any skiing at the slope up the road from Sugarbush called Twin Pines?