First Chair Syrup

Our History


In ski towns, catching first chair is a deeply rooted tradition within mountain culture. Locals wake early, then race to the mountain to claim the first chair to the summit to lay first tracks in the untouched snow.

At the breakfast table, grabbing First Chair means you’ve earned dibs on the syrup bottle. For us, First Chair and fresh Vermont maple syrup are what makes life in the mountains so sweet.

Enjoy Vermont’s sweetest tradition!

Colton and Katie


Meet the sugarers!



Born and raised in Killington, Vermont - Colton began making maple syrup at a young age. Colton found his passion in elementary school learning how to make maple syrup over a wood fired evaporator. Years later, that passion grew to a hobby and now to a small family business.

Colton's favorite part of sugaring: "Firing up the evaporator on a cold sunny morning."



Katie grew up in Brownsville, Vermont in a small tight knit ski community. Saturday nights in the springtime are spent with family and friends gathered in the sugarhouse, enjoying one of Vermont's finest traditions. To Katie, sugaring is more than an activity - it's the Vermont lifestyle.

Katie's favorite part of sugaring: "Taste testing the hot maple syrup straight off the evaporator."