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Aug
10
Wed
Live Music Summer Series
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Stark’s Pub is now 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!

08.10 – Debbie Brisson and Crew

08.17 – Duncan MacLeod Band

08.24 – The Good Question

08.31 – Jim Rooney and friends

09.07 – Granville Daze

09.14 – Darkstar Project

09.21 – She Was Right

09.28 – Medicine Tribe

10.05 – Vermont’s Easy Street

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!

Aug
17
Wed
Live Music Summer Series
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Stark’s Pub is now 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!

08.10 – Debbie Brisson and Crew

08.17 – Duncan MacLeod Band

08.24 – The Good Question

08.31 – Jim Rooney and friends

09.07 – Granville Daze

09.14 – Darkstar Project

09.21 – She Was Right

09.28 – Medicine Tribe

10.05 – Vermont’s Easy Street

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!

Aug
24
Wed
Live Music Summer Series
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Stark’s Pub is now 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!

08.10 – Debbie Brisson and Crew

08.17 – Duncan MacLeod Band

08.24 – The Good Question

08.31 – Jim Rooney and friends

09.07 – Granville Daze

09.14 – Darkstar Project

09.21 – She Was Right

09.28 – Medicine Tribe

10.05 – Vermont’s Easy Street

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!

Aug
31
Wed
Live Music Summer Series
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Stark’s Pub is now 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!

08.10 – Debbie Brisson and Crew

08.17 – Duncan MacLeod Band

08.24 – The Good Question

08.31 – Jim Rooney and friends

09.07 – Granville Daze

09.14 – Darkstar Project

09.21 – She Was Right

09.28 – Medicine Tribe

10.05 – Vermont’s Easy Street

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!

Sep
10
Sat
Vertical Endurance Race
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – Sep 12 @ 8:00 am

A vertical endurance runner’s dream, this course will test your limits. Running up the Stark Mountain trail to the top of the Sunnyside Double, back down Fox and over to the top of the Single then back down to the base area via Bunny, this 6 (ish)-mile loop will result in roughly 2,500 feet in vertical gain. Choosing from a 6, 12 or 24-hour format, runners will try and stack as much vertical gain as possible. The 6/12/24 hour event would be a part of a Vermont vertical challenge series. New for 2022 is an Everest summit expedition, climbing 29,029 vertical feet all within 48 hrs. This event is being put on by Brown Dogs Trail Races.

Volunteer Mountain Work Day
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep
12
Mon
Mow Crew
Sep 12 @ 7:00 am – Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm

Mow some grass, earn your pass! Mow crew is the best way to get an intimate look at all of the nooks and crannies of Stark Mountain, burn some calories and make new ski buddies.

A little run down on how we mow our trails…  We use hand scythes to cut the grass, ferns and shrubs on the steepest slopes here at Mad River Glen. Most of the beginner and intermediate terrain is mowed with a tractor, mow crew steps in to finish off the areas the tractor can’t go. We mow and move in a line shoulder-to-shoulder hiking up the trails as we go. It can be tough work but the camaraderie makes it so much fun! Truly, it is rewarding and at the end of the 10 days, you’ll have a full season ski pass and some cash in your pocket. Not only that but you will likely have learned something about the terrain you didn’t already know and you’ll have gained a couple of new ski buddies.

The day begins at 7:00 am and we mow until about 3:00 pm with many short breaks in between. A backpack with a hydration pack is highly recommended and you should also pack yourself enough food to get you through the day. There will be water stations along the route to refill your containers and likely a ride down on the chairlift at the end of the day to ease the knees. Most people wear pants and long sleeves to fend off bugs and protect them from the sun but a few hardy folks go shorts and tees, everyone wears hiking boots – no exceptions. We will provide the scythe, a pair of work gloves, a sharpening stone/tools and water.

If you’re interested in joining the mow crew this fall please send an email to ry@madriverglen.com.

Sep
17
Sat
SIPtemberfest
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Back in 2008, three folks who really like beer, really like festivals and really like Mad River Glen, 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!

2022 marks the 15th 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. For more information check out the official SIPtemberfest website.

Sep
24
Sat
Foliage Weekend
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

Take a foliage lift ride on America’s favorite Single Chair, 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.

Single Chair Hours: 10 AM – 2:30 PM

Food Service Hours: Snack Shack 9 AM – 2 PM/Stark’s Pub Open at 11 AM, Prime Rib & Fish Fry dinner served 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

General Store Hours: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Ticket Booth Hours: 9:30 AM – 3 PM

Volunteer Mountain Work Day
Sep 24 @ 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