If you want to improve your piloting skills, try soaring! You learn true stick and rudder skills, critical thinking, situational awareness, judgment, discipline and awareness and understanding of weather. With its beautiful scenery, challenging terrain and potential for any one of the three forms of soaring lift — thermal, ridge and mountain wave (or in some cases, all three!), the Warren-Sugarbush Airport is an excellent location to improve your piloting skills. Skills that you learn at Sugarbush are transferable to any type of flying that you do in the future.

Our enhanced pilot skill courses can take many different forms. Some of the areas that can be covered are pilot confidence/skill building, energy management, weather/wind and mountain flying techniques. Soaring requires excellent rudder coordination, a fine touch, a more comprehensive understanding of wind/weather and comprehensive situational awareness.

Our friendly and professional staff will work with you in advance of your visit to develop a customized course that will be satisfying, fulfilling and rewarding. Click here to see rates on glider rentals and instruction.

As we are first and foremost a club, we look for new students who have the potential to develop a long-term relationship with Sugarbush Soaring.  This season we anticipate first accepting students (primary or advanced) who have the ability to commit to regular lessons, and with a desire to become active members of the Club. Club membership benefits the student through reduced instruction rates, rental fees, and insurance coverage in SSA gliders.  As resources permit, we will gladly accept students who have short-term goals, are visiting for a limited amount of time, or are not interested in Club membership.

If you would like to pursue flight training with us this season, please complete the 2024 Prospective Student Application form to give us an understanding of your goals and availability, and a  member of our team will be in touch to discuss your interest.


  • Our maximum passenger weight is 242 lbs.
  • Our minimum age is 10 years old providing he or she is big enough to be safely secured by the seat belts and he or she is mature and capable of following instructions from the pilot.