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Sep
30
Fri
Deadline Day
Sep 30 all-day
It’s deadline day to purchase your Stark Mountain Cards as well as the best prices on 2022-2023 season passes and kids’ seasonal ski school programs! Following today’s deadline prices will increase on remaining pass products and ski school programs, Stark Mountain Cards will no longer be available. Mid-night is the deadline for all online orders.
As a reminder, after today’s deadline shareholders who haven’t paid their APR will be assessed a $25 late fee and will not be eligible to purchase passes until their APR and late fee are paid. 
We would like to sincerely thank all of our loyal shareholders and pass holders for joining us once again for what should be a great ski season. We look forward to seeing you all on the hill this winter. ⁠
*Shareholders in good standing will still be allowed to purchase passes following the September 30th deadline. Double Major College Passes will still be available to purchase following the September 30th deadline on MRG specific products.
Oct
1
Sat
Green & Gold Weekend
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

Foliage lift rides are available on America’s favorite Single Chair both Saturday and Sunday, first chair up is at 10 AM and the last chair is loaded at 2:30 PM. Foliage lift ride tickets are good for a round trip from base to summit and back down again, the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for juniors and seniors (free for season pass holders). Foliage lift ride tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket window. Stark’s Pub, the General Store and Ticket Booth will all be open, please see our operational hours listed below.

Stark’s Pub Hours: 
Saturday, October 1st: Lunch & Dinner 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Dinner service begins at 4:30)
Sunday, October 2nd: Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Chicken BBQ 11:30 AM); Live music by Atom & the Orbits at 2:00 PM

Lift Operation Hours: 
Saturday, October 1st: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Sunday, October 2nd: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

General Store:
Saturday, October 1st: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 2nd: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Ticket Office:
Saturday, October 1st: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 2nd: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, October 1st events:
Volunteer Mountain Work Day at 9:00 AM
Hike Stark Mountain with White Plains Ski Club’s David McKay Wilson at 9:00 AM
VINS & SMF Present the Magnificent Moose 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (3rd floor)
MRG Homeowner’s Meeting 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (3rd floor)
Co-op Shareholder’s Town Meeting 5:00 – 6:00 PM (3rd floor)

Sunday, October 2 events:
Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb at 9:00 AM

 

Hike Stark Mountain
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
White Plains Ski Club Hike:
Join us on Green and Gold weekend on Sat. October 1st for the unforgettable Double to the Single Hike. Meet at the Basebox at 9:00 AM for a challenging 6-mile loop, much of it on the trails you usually ski down. At the top of the Double, you reach the magical mile-long stretch of the Long Trail surrounded by the maple and beech leaves in their autumnal glory. You hike the historic section from the early days of the Long Trail’s creation in the early 1910s. This 28-mile section, which stretches from Camel’s Hump to the Lincoln Gap, opened in 1913 and was just the second section of what became the 270-mile-long trail upon its completion in 1931. It’s a new way to experience the dramatic beauty and physical challenges that await you on General Stark Mountain in the summer and fall. Above the Double, you gain 600 feet of elevation as you climb a ladder, clamber up steel rungs embedded in a rock face, and walk through Dean’s Cave. You can stop at the state-of-the-art alpine privy at the Theron Dean Shelter. Take the trail along the ridge through an open forest. You emerge in Paradise, on the northern route to General Stark’s summit. The Single chair runs that day, so you have options if you would like to hike or ride down. Our group will leave on the MRG Hiking Trail from the Basebox at 9:00 AM or you can hike up on your own later. Those with tickets can hike up and board at the top to take the Single down. On the way down, everybody can stop at the Kent Thomas Nature Center to see the stuffed lynx, fox, and other specimens under glass. You can marvel too at the brown bear mannikin mounted on the wall. Wear hiking shoes. Bring water bottles and snacks. Say hi to all the people who see on the trail. Rest for a spell on the deck at Stark’s Nest to take in the Stark Mountain summit at its October peak. Stop by General Stark’s Pub at the end to refresh yourself with a Sip of Sunshine and a bite to eat. Rain date: Sunday, October 2nd at 9:00 AM.
If you want to help out, or want more information, text or call David McKay Wilson, White Plains Ski Club, 914-217-5600. Davidmckaywilson1@gmail.com
Volunteer Mountain Work Day
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Volunteer Mountain Work Days will once again utilize pre-registration and limit the total group size. Space is extremely limited, don’t wait, register online by clicking this link.

Registration/Contact information will ensure that we can communicate with participants in the event that covid precautions may be needed or in case severe weather is likely (this will reduce the risk of needing to take shelter in on-mountain facilities where social distancing is unable to be maintained). Events will be confirmed by 6:00 pm the day prior via the contact email provided. A wait list will be maintained with open slots filled by 6:00 pm the day prior.

Any minors that register must be at least 12 years of age, accompanied by their legal guardian/parent throughout the day, no dogs are allowed.

 

General information:  The purpose of Volunteer Mountain Work Days is the maintenance of MRG’s legendary tree skiing and regeneration zones in our mountain forest. 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. Volunteer 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 hard work, but also fun and satisfying to see a ski line take shape, and how trees will grow in response to care.

We welcome both experienced veterans and newcomers to the mountain work days. Each person who works a full day receives a complimentary day pass voucher for each day she or he works.

Registration Required – Summer/Fall 2022 Schedule (all Saturdays)

  • September 10th
  • September 24th
  • October 1st
  • October 8th
  • October 15th

 

Logistics

 

  • Report at 9:00 am at the Cricket Club picnic table.  We’re back down at 3:30 – 4:00 pm.
  • Most of the time we hike from the base, so be prepared to hike.
  • Only in cases of highly probable severe weather will a work day be canceled (registered participants will be notified via email by 6:00 pm the night prior). Working in the rain is fun!
  • Bring work gloves, hiking boots, drinks & 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. Minors under the age of 18 must register and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The incidence of Lyme Disease is increasing rapidly in Vermont. This disease is debilitating and hard to get rid of.  More Info on how to protect yourself while thrashing 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 keep water out for as long as possible.
    • Goretex shell or other rainwear
    • Waterproof pant shell – old ski pants work well
    • Waterproof gaiters (Goretex)
    • Waterproof boots beforehand
    • Brimmed synthetic hat and fleece hat
    • If the 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 underneath the shell to hold even more heat in
  • Other Tips
    • Put dry (synthetic) 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 a waterproof bag
    • A thermos of hot tea or soup. Caffeine constricts capillaries and should be avoided
    • Bring backup gloves. Cold hands will not warm up in wet gloves
Magnificent Moose Presented by VINS
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Explore the amazing life of the moose. Through beautiful slides, touchable artifacts and a wealth of information we will explore the life history and importance of these mammals in our natural world. Discover the population changes that have occurred over time and the role that humans play in their conservation. This presentation by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science is brought to you by the Stark Mountain Foundation.
Homeowner’s Meeting
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The annual Mad River Glen Homeowner’s Association meeting will take place on the 3rd floor of the Basebox.

Shareholder Town Hall
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MRG Shareholder Town Hall Information

The 2022 Green & Gold Shareholder Town Hall will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 5:00 pm. The meeting will take place on the 3rd floor of the Basebox.

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Oct
2
Sun
Green & Gold Weekend
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

Foliage lift rides are available on America’s favorite Single Chair both Saturday and Sunday, first chair up is at 10 AM and the last chair is loaded at 2:30 PM. Foliage lift ride tickets are good for a round trip from base to summit and back down again, the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for juniors and seniors (free for season pass holders). Foliage lift ride tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket window. Stark’s Pub, the General Store and Ticket Booth will all be open, please see our operational hours listed below.

Stark’s Pub Hours: 
Saturday, October 1st: Lunch & Dinner 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Dinner service begins at 4:30)
Sunday, October 2nd: Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Chicken BBQ 11:30 AM); Live music by Atom & the Orbits at 2:00 PM

Lift Operation Hours: 
Saturday, October 1st: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Sunday, October 2nd: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

General Store:
Saturday, October 1st: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 2nd: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Ticket Office:
Saturday, October 1st: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 2nd: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, October 1st events:
Volunteer Mountain Work Day at 9:00 AM
Hike Stark Mountain with White Plains Ski Club’s David McKay Wilson at 9:00 AM
VINS & SMF Present the Magnificent Moose 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (3rd floor)
MRG Homeowner’s Meeting 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (3rd floor)
Co-op Shareholder’s Town Meeting 5:00 – 6:00 PM (3rd floor)

Sunday, October 2 events:
Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb at 9:00 AM

 

Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb — the annual grunt-fest that has fast become a rite of cycling passage in the Mad River Valley — is a grueling time trial that rises 1,600 vertical feet in 6.2 miles, from the intersection of Routes 100 and 17 to the top of Appalachian Gap.

The event is named in honor of long-time Mad River Valley resident, Allen Clark. An avid cyclist who took up biking late in life, he rode 2,500-3,000 annually in Vermont. Allen especially loved the challenge of the Appalachian Gap. This event is a tribute to Allen’s life and a fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, an organization that meant a great deal to him.

Awards will be held on the 3rd floor of the Basebox (or on the deck if the weather is nice) at approximately 11:30 – 12:00 PM.

Learn more about Allen Clark

Register for the race

Oct
5
Wed
Live Music Summer Series
Oct 5 all-day

Stark’s Pub is open for dinner on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 until 8:30 with LIVE music starting at 6:00 PM. Wednesday night’s menu features mountain-side tacos and a rotating list of star-studded musicians. Thanks to our friends at Lawson’s Finest Liquids for sponsoring the live music at Stark’s Pub, you guys rock!

Wednesday, 09.28 – Medicine Tribe Trio @ 6:00 PM

Sunday, 10.02 – Atom & the Orbits @ 2:00 PM

Wednesday, 10.05 – Vermont’s Easy Street Duo @ 6:00 PM

We are very proud to have the amazing support of Lawson’s Finest as our sponsor for live music! Sean Lawson has a long and proud history at MRG as a patroller, the founder and director of our award-winning Naturalist Programs and, of course, the provider of everyone’s favorite aprés-ski libations. Come on up and enjoy some live music along with a great selection of Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Stark’s Pub!