Officials from Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports will officially open the doors to their second permanent home in Vermont, Murphy’s Annex at Vermont Adaptive – Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.

An open house will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18-19 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Volunteers, athletes, local residents, state and local officials, donors, and the general public are invited to attend these events, which will showcase this second-of-its-kind in Vermont, state-of-the-art adaptive sports facility.

Programs officially start for the season for Vermont Adaptive on December 26.

For more than 20 years, Vermont Adaptive has partnered with Sugarbush Resort at Mt. Ellen, using 400 sq. ft. of borrowed space in the Mt. Ellen base lodge to operate its programs. The new 4,000 sq. ft. facility has been in the making for about three years and was scheduled to open last winter. Due to the pandemic, officials weren’t able to break ground until this past spring.

To learn more about the facility, to view designs and renderings or to make a donation, visit