A team race for the Montclair and Amateur Ski Clubs.
Live Music in General Stark’s Pub featuring Lowell Thompson & Pappi Biondi
Enjoy FREE Fondue in General Stark’s Pub each and every Thursday apres-ski. Thanks to our co-op buddies at Cabot Cheese. On Thursdays we also offer up the Mad River Glen Apres-ski Music Series
Every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am Join one of MRG’s staff Naturalists for a guided snowshoe trek tailored to your interest in the ecology and wildlife of Stark Mountain! Our outings and content varies each week depending snow conditions and participants. Learn about the hardwood forests of the Green Mtns. as well as our resident moose, bear, deer, fisher, coyote, red fox and more! Easy to moderate difficulty. Learn more about the Naturalist Programs.
Kids love stories and they love to ski too. The only thing better would be to combine the two. Mad River Glen will be doing just that as they host a StorySki and Scavenger Hunt on February 23, 2019. The StorySki itself will be in place at Mad River Glen from February 16 through March 3, 2019 and can be enjoyed by all ages. The StorySki is based on the idea of the StoryWalk, a project that originated in Montpelier at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and has spread throughout the world. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story. It was created as a way for children to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.
The StorySki will feature “I Wish it Would Snow!” a picture book written and illustrated Sarah Dillard. The book is about a bunny who wishes for snow, is at first overwhelmed by it, then finally relishes it, only to have winter end. Sarah Dillard is the author and illustrator of several books, including the Mouse Scout Series and the Extraordinary Warren books. She lives near the base of Mad River Glen. “I Wish it Would Snow!” came about through my love of Stark Mountain,” Dillard says. “It is exciting and gratifying to be able to share the book with readers and skiers on the very mountain that inspired it.” Sarah is also on the board of teh Stark Mountain Foundation. Learn more about Sarah Dillard at www.sarahdillard.com.
TheStorySki and Scavenger Hunt will take place on Saturday February 23, 2019 from 10:30 to 2:30. The scavenger hunt is open to skiers age 3 to 8 and will take place on the Birdland Trails, beginning at the Kent Thomas Nature Center and ending at the Birdcage. Register online.
This event is sponsored by The Stark Mountain Foundation is a charitable organization based in Waitsfield, VT. Their mission is to preserve and protect the environment and ecosystem of General Stark Mountain, including its recreational access and historic value, and to support programs that promote and sustain that environment for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
This is part of a series of community “Meet & Greets” where current trustees, GM Matt Lillard and representatives from the MRG management team, Stark Mountain Foundation and the Preserve Our Paradise Campaign will be on hand to meet with interested community members. They are a great opportunity for you to find out more about how MRG is run, our vision for the future and the status of the capital campaign. These series of community meetings are sponsored by the Stark Mountain Foundation in an effort to help build support for our shared mission of protection and preservation of Gen. Stark Mountain. One free beer for all attendees – REALLY!
Tucking race down the Practice Slope and up Rockefellers. it’s test of technique, aerodynamics, bulk, waxing and a wee bit of luck!