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Sep
21
Sat
SIPtemberfest 2019 @ Mad River Glen
Sep 21 @ 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!

2019 marks the 12th 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.  In our 12th year, SIPtemberfest is excited to team up with the Stark Mountain Foundation as our beneficiary.  For more information check out the official SIPtemberfest website.

The General Store will also be open for a SIPtemberfest Sale from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, SIPtember 21st.  Come early to get geared up for fall with Mad River Glen gear!

Sep
28
Sat
Mountain Work Day
Sep 28 @ 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. 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 he or she works.

Fall 2019 Schedule (all Saturdays)
Aug 3rd
Aug 1oth
Sept 14th
Sept 28th
Oct 5th (Green & Gold Weekend)

  • 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.  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. Caffeine 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 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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

Lift Operation Hours:
Saturday: 10-2:30
Sunday: 10-2:30

Pub Hours:
Thursday: 4:30-8:30
Friday: 4:30-8:30
Saturday: 11-8:30
Sunday: 11-6

General Store and ticket office:
Saturday: 9:30-4
Sunday: 9:30-4

Sep
29
Sun
Foliage Lift Rides @ Mad River Glen
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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

Lift Operation Hours:
Saturday: 10-2:30
Sunday: 10-2:30

Pub Hours:
Thursday: 4:30-8:30
Friday: 4:30-8:30
Saturday: 11-8:30
Sunday: 11-6

General Store and ticket office:
Saturday: 9:30-4
Sunday: 9:30-4

Oct
5
Sat
Green & Gold Weekend @ Mad River Glen
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Green & Gold Weekend
The traditional kick-off to Mad River Glen’s ski season

Saturday, October 5

Ticket Office & General Store Open               9:30 AM – 4 PM
Stark Mountain Hill Climb Running Race      10 AM
Mountain Work Day                                          9 AM
Fall Foliage Rides                                               10 AM to 2:30 PM
Gen. Stark’s Pub Serving Lunch & Dinner     11 AM – 8:30 PM
MRG Homeowner’s Meeting                           3 to 4:30 PM
Betsy Pratt Plaque Ceremony                          4:30 to 5 PM
Co-op Shareholder’s Town Meeting               5 to 6 PM

Sunday, October 6

Ticket Office & General Store Open                9:30 AM – 4 PM
Allen Clark Memorial Biking Hill Climb           9 AM
Fall Foliage Rides                                                10 AM to 2:30 PM
Gen. Stark’s Pub Serving Lunch                       11 AM – 6 PM
Chicken BBQ                                                        11:30 AM (Pub open until 6 PM)
Live Music – TBD                                                2 PM

Mountain Work Day
Oct 5 @ 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. 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 he or she works.

Fall 2019 Schedule (all Saturdays)
Aug 3rd
Aug 1oth
Sept 14th
Sept 28th
Oct 5th (Green & Gold Weekend)

  • 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.  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. Caffeine constricts capillaries and should be avoided.
    • Bring backup gloves. Cold hands will not warm up in wet gloves
Betsy Pratt- The Visionary of the Co-op Plaque Ceremony @ Front entrance to Basebox
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
12
Sat
Foliage Lift Rides @ Mad River Glen
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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

Lift Operation Hours:
Saturday: 10-2:30
Sunday: 10-2:30

Pub Hours:
Thursday: 4:30-8:30
Friday: 4:30-8:30
Saturday: 11-8:30
Sunday: 11-6

General Store and ticket office:
Saturday: 9:30-4
Sunday: 9:30-4

Oct
13
Sun
Foliage Lift Rides @ Mad River Glen
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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

Lift Operation Hours:
Saturday: 10-2:30
Sunday: 10-2:30

Pub Hours:
Thursday: 4:30-8:30
Friday: 4:30-8:30
Saturday: 11-8:30
Sunday: 11-6

General Store and ticket office:
Saturday: 9:30-4
Sunday: 9:30-4

Feb
15
Sat
Legacy Ski Club Race
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This very special event brings together all of Mad River Glen’s on-mountain, legacy ski clubs for some friendly competition. Skiers from The Amateur Ski Club, Hartford Ski Club, Montclair SKi Club, Ramapo Ski Club, the White Plains Ski Club and the North Jersey Whiz Skiers will go toe to toe on the legendary Practice Slope to earn club bragging rights and individual accolades.

Our ski clubs have a rich tradition and history here at Mad River Glen. Each club is unique in its own way but all are traditional elements of the Mad River Glen experience. Our founder, Roland Palmedo, was the founder of the Amateur Ski Club of New York and he understood the value of luring other clubs to the mountain. Many of Mad River’s long-time skiers are associated with one of our on-mountain clubs and we see many third and now fourth generations of Mad River skiers still associated with their clubs. We’ve even seen a few “inter-club” marriages! Check out this story about on-mountain ski clubs at Mad River Glen.