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Aug
23
Thu
Lowell Thompson @ Gen. Stark's Pub
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lowell Thompson is a musician who splits his time between Burlington, VT and Austin, TX. Seven Days calls him “A young tunesmith transformed into a true artistic force.” Big Heavy World says Thompson is “The most genuine sort of musician out there.” Rolling Stone magazine calls his music “Inspired Alt-Country.” Any way you cut it, Thompson’s work speaks for itself and has been vetted by his fellow musicians—hand-picked to share stages with the likes of Graham Parker, Justin Townes Earle, and Dawes.

Aug
25
Sat
Endurance Society’s Sky Run @ Mad River Glen
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Sky Run will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1 PM EST.  It features a series of climbs which will eventually take you to the summit of the mountain. The ~5k has over 2,000 feet of vertical climbing. The ~10k has over 3,700 feet of vertical climbing.  The finish line is at the summit of the mountain. Once the race is over you’ll descend to base camp for a post-race party. You are 100% responsible for getting yourself down the mountain. Vehicle support can only be provided in an emergency if you are injured. Participants will receive an Endurance Society Sky Run tech shirt with their entry plus a medal for finishers!
Top 3 males and females of each race will receive a unique award.  The venue will be selling food and refreshments at the base and we’ll have an awards ceremony at approximately 1PM. Registration and packet pickup is from 7:30 – 8:30 AM EST.

The Endurance Society is an organization that is dedicated to providing extraordinary physical and psychological adventures to the endurance community.  The mission of the Endurance Society is twofold: To create unique, life-changing, and mind-blowing experiences for adventure enthusiasts, and to utilize our members for community involvement.

Learn More and Register .

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Aug
30
Thu
Michael Chorney
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is what they are saying about Michael Chorney

The orchestrations are simultaneously rich and spare, deftly echoing the sounds of traditional folk music while also having an indie-pop flair.  -New York Times

His works, either solo or with a larger ensemble, sparkle with exuberant sophistication in various genres – jazz, acoustic, or alternative. Evocative and sublime. -The Noise, Boston

Mitchell plays Eurydice, with Justin “Bon Iver” Vernon playing Orpheus, Ben Knox Miller of the Low Anthem as Hermes, and Greg Brown and Ani DiFranco as Hades and Persephone. But the star of the show is Michael Chorney, who has scored Mitchell’s songs to wondrous effect: the New Orleans jazz of Way Down Hadestown, the grumbling lament of Why We Build the Wall, the sweet and tumbling melody of Wedding Song. – The Guardian, London

a feast of styles from rocky blues to folk opera, played by a terrific seven-piece band. -Variety

​An accomplished player, composer and producer, Chorney’s curriculum vitae has legs. He moonlights in folk opera and chairs music for Dance at Middlebury College. Some say he invented melody. -Seven Days, Vermont

Sep
15
Sat
Co-op Board of Trustees Meeting @ MRG Basebox - 3rd Floor
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am

The Co-op’s Board of Trustees meet monthly for the most part except during the summer months. The meetings are held on the 3rd floor of the Basebox Lodge and are generally on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  (Please note that during the ski season board meetings are held at 5 pm, after the ski day)

All Co-op Shareholders are encouraged to attend Board meeting. Stay abreast of what is happening at America’s only skier-owned mountain by checking out the latest Board Meeting Minutes.  If you have a comment, question or concern for the board you can reach them by emailing coopboard@madriverglen.com

Sep
29
Sat
Mountain Work Day
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The purpose of Mountain Work Days is maintenance of MRG’s legendary tree skiing. This involves cutting lines as well as setting aside areas for new trees to grow. Everything is done with hand tools. Work days are organized and led by Lars Bruns in consultation with ski area management. Mountain Work Days are a great chance to get out on the mountain, care for your favorite terrain, and learn about how northeastern mountain forests grow. It is fun and satisfying to see a ski line take shape, and how trees will grow in response to care. Each person who works a full day receives a complimentary day pass voucher for each day he or she works.

Fall 2018 Schedule (all Saturdays)
Aug 4th
Aug 11th
Sept 29
Oct 6 (Green & Gold Weekend)
Oct 20

  • Report at 9 am at the Cricket Club picnic table.
  • We’re back down at 3:30 – 4 pm.
  • Most of the time we hike from the base, so be prepared to hike.
  • We always go, rain or shine. If it is raining, it is more of an adventure.
  • Bring work gloves, hiking boots, drinks & a lunch.
  • Loppers are the most useful tool to bring. Make sure they are in good working order.
  • Work days navigate our gnarly terrain; no dogs or kids under 12 please.

The incidence of Lyme Disease is increasing rapidly in Vermont. This disease is debilitating and hard to get rid of. The 2011/12 winter was warm and brief, which benefits tick survival and reproduction. Be vigilant! More Info on how to protect yourself while trashing around the woods of Stark Mountain.

The following tools are not allowed: All power tools such as chain saws, and swinging tools such as hatchets or axes.

Outfitting for Rain Events:

  • Outer layer – The primary function is to hold in heat, as well as keeping water out for as long as possible.
    • Goretex shell or other rain wear
    • Waterproof pant shell – old ski pants work well
    • Waterproof gaiters (Goretex)
    • Waterproof boots beforehand
    • Brimmed synthetic hat and fleece hat
    • If weather is warm, then staying warm is not a problem. Fast-drying shorts, gaiters, and a rain shell may be sufficient.
  • Inner layers – No cotton – must keep one warm when wet.
    • Wool or synthetic shirt and long underwear
    • Fleece
    • Wool socks
    • Thin windbreaker worn underneath shell to hold even more heat in
  • Other Tips
    • Put dry clothing in a garbage bag
    • Bring a second synthetic inner layer shirt (in the garbage bag) to change into at lunch
    • Put first aid kit in waterproof bag
    • Thermos of hot tea or soup. Caffine constricts capillaries and should be avoided.
    • Bring backup gloves. Cold hands will not warm up in wet gloves
Foliage Lift Rides @ Mad River Glen
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 2:30 pm

Foliage lift rides on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

SIPtemberfest
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Back in 2008, three folks who really like beer, really like festivals and really like the Mad River Valley, decided we wanted to bring the fun of a beer fest back to the Valley and that the only way it was going to happen was if we pulled up our bootstraps and did it ourselves!

2018 marks the 11th anniversary of SIPtemberfest, and though we’ve outgrown the deck, we still only have around 24 brewers and only about 800 tickets, making it the Best Little Beer Fest in Vermont.

Oct
6
Sat
Stark Mountain Hill Climb @ Mad River Glen
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

20TH ANNUAL STARK MOUNTAIN HILL CLIMB

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 2018

  • REGISTRATION ($30 DAY OF) AND CHECK-IN STARTS AT 8:30 AM
  • RACE STARTS AT 10:00 AM
  • SCHWAG/RAFFLE STARTS WHEN RUNNERS RETURN TO BASE AREA ~12:00PM IN THE BASEBOX
  • LOCATION:
    General Stark Mountain at Mad River Glen Ski Area
    57 Schuss Pass
    Waitsfield, VT 05673
Mountain Work Day
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The purpose of Mountain Work Days is maintenance of MRG’s legendary tree skiing. This involves cutting lines as well as setting aside areas for new trees to grow. Everything is done with hand tools. Work days are organized and led by Lars Bruns in consultation with ski area management. Mountain Work Days are a great chance to get out on the mountain, care for your favorite terrain, and learn about how northeastern mountain forests grow. It is fun and satisfying to see a ski line take shape, and how trees will grow in response to care. Each person who works a full day receives a complimentary day pass voucher for each day he or she works.

Fall 2018 Schedule (all Saturdays)
Aug 4th
Aug 11th
Sept 29
Oct 6 (Green & Gold Weekend)
Oct 20

  • Report at 9 am at the Cricket Club picnic table.
  • We’re back down at 3:30 – 4 pm.
  • Most of the time we hike from the base, so be prepared to hike.
  • We always go, rain or shine. If it is raining, it is more of an adventure.
  • Bring work gloves, hiking boots, drinks & a lunch.
  • Loppers are the most useful tool to bring. Make sure they are in good working order.
  • Work days navigate our gnarly terrain; no dogs or kids under 12 please.

The incidence of Lyme Disease is increasing rapidly in Vermont. This disease is debilitating and hard to get rid of. The 2011/12 winter was warm and brief, which benefits tick survival and reproduction. Be vigilant! More Info on how to protect yourself while trashing around the woods of Stark Mountain.

The following tools are not allowed: All power tools such as chain saws, and swinging tools such as hatchets or axes.

Outfitting for Rain Events:

  • Outer layer – The primary function is to hold in heat, as well as keeping water out for as long as possible.
    • Goretex shell or other rain wear
    • Waterproof pant shell – old ski pants work well
    • Waterproof gaiters (Goretex)
    • Waterproof boots beforehand
    • Brimmed synthetic hat and fleece hat
    • If weather is warm, then staying warm is not a problem. Fast-drying shorts, gaiters, and a rain shell may be sufficient.
  • Inner layers – No cotton – must keep one warm when wet.
    • Wool or synthetic shirt and long underwear
    • Fleece
    • Wool socks
    • Thin windbreaker worn underneath shell to hold even more heat in
  • Other Tips
    • Put dry clothing in a garbage bag
    • Bring a second synthetic inner layer shirt (in the garbage bag) to change into at lunch
    • Put first aid kit in waterproof bag
    • Thermos of hot tea or soup. Caffine constricts capillaries and should be avoided.
    • Bring backup gloves. Cold hands will not warm up in wet gloves
Green & Gold Weekend @ Mad River Glen
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm
Green & Gold Weekend
Green & Gold is the traditional kick-off to the Mad River Glen ski season
Saturday October 6

Stark Mountain Hill Climb Running Race       10 AM

Mountain Work Day                                             9 AM

Fall Foliage Rides                                                 10 AM to 2:30 PM

MRG Homeowner’s Meeting                                  1 to 3 PM

Co-op Shareholder’s Town Meeting                      4 to 6 PM

 

Sunday October 7

Allen Clark Memorial Biking Hill Climb                 9 AM

Fall Foliage Rides                                                 10 AM to 2:30 PM

Chicken BBQ – Live Music                                     11:30 AM