For the past four decades I and my family have enjoyed thousands of hours of adventure and camaraderie here at Sugarbush. From the beginning we were taught to ski safely, respect and learn the Skier’s Responsibility Code. But we have occasionally fallen and paid a visit to the Sugarbush clinic to treat a torn ACL, a fractured tibia plateau or a concussion. The combination of Sugarbush’s incredible ski patrol and the medical care provided by Orthopedic Clinic run by the University of Vermont was greatly appreciated in those times of need.
Unfortunately, after several decades, the challenges of COVID have resulted in UVM no longer wanting to continue their involvement here at Sugarbush. This has left a big void even though Ski Patrol is still well equipped to serve injured guests professionally. To fill this void, a new clinic is being planned and scheduled to begin operation in December 2022. Three Peaks Medical Clinic will operate as a non-profit, will be in the same space beneath Rumble’s and will be staffed by medical doctors who will be volunteering their time. Patients will not be charged for medical care provided by the doctors and will be charged only for services such as x-rays. A list of the medical doctors who has already agreed to volunteer their time may be found here.
We are now in the process of raising the initial funds to get the clinic up and running. Our goal is to raise at least $250,000 which will allow us to purchase the necessary medical equipment and to fund the initial operating costs. Sugarbush is providing the space rent free which will allow the clinic to keep its annual operating costs minimal. Going forward the clinic’s operation will be funded primarily through charitable contributions.
To date $30,000 has been pledged or donated. The first 250 donations of $1,000 will be recognized as Founding Members and plaques recognizing these gifts will be displayed in the clinic. Information about how to contribute to this important initiative may be found here.
I hope that you will consider joining me and my family as Founding Members of the Three Peaks Medical Clinic.