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Feb
23
Sat
Story-Ski and Scavenger Hunt
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

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.

 

 

Community Meet & Greet @ Molly Stark's Balcony (3rd floor of Basebox Lodge)
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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! 

Mar
1
Fri
World Telemark Weekend Activities Presented By The MRG Ski School
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day

To celebrate World Telemark Weekend the Mad River Glen Ski School is offering special Tele-Clinic packages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend..
There will also be a Tele-Apres-Ski Party on Molly Stark’s Balcony (3rd floor of Basebox Lodge) featuring the Papa’s Porch String Band.
Lift Ticket & 2-hour Clinic

Cost:
Friday: $70 ($45 with no lift ticket)
Saturday & Sunday: $99  per day ($45 for clinic only and no lift ticket)Lawsons Finest Liquids Logo

Need Telemark Gear? MRG has Tele-rentals for all ages but supplies are limited!

Mar
2
Sat
Parlor Ski Demo @ MRG Base Area
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Need a little diversion while rippin’ up MRG this weekend?
Look for the Parlor tent and check out all the latest skis from Parlor Skis.

Mar
9
Sat
Ryan Hawks Memorial – IFSA National/FWQ2 Competition @ Mad River Glen-Lift Line
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day
           Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeu

Mad River Glen, the birthplace of competitive New England’s big mountain freeride is proud to be hosting it’s first ever two-day IFSA sanctioned event. Come test your mettle on the east coast’s most challenging terrain. This event is open to all ages and is part of The Ski The East Freeride Tour! The competition is named in honor of Ryan Hawks and is a fundraiser for the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation. The Ryan Hawks Memorial is also the 3rd stop on the Ski The East Freeride Tour, the East’s original and only all-mountain competition series.

The Ryan Hawks Memorial is a both an IFSA 3 Star Junior National Event and an IFSA Adult Freeskiing World Qualifying 2 Star competition.

  

 

 

 

Important Registration Information:

Award Categories
U12 Female & Male
12-14 Female & Male
15-18 Female & Male
19 Plus Female & Male

Event Timeline

Competitor Check-in
Friday March 8 from 4-5 pm on Molly Stark’s Balcony  – 3rd floor of Basebox Lodge
Saturday March 9 from 7 to 8:30 PM in General Stark’s Pub –2nd floor of Basebox Lodge

Mandatory Competitors Safety Meeting
Saturday March 9 – 8:45 am
Sunday March 10 – 8:45 am

Course Inspection
Saturday March 9 from 9-10 am
Sunday March 10 from 9-10 am

Event Start
Saturday March 9 – 11 am
Sunday March 10 – 11 am

Mar
23
Sat
Mad River Glen Junior Mogul Challenge @ MRG
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am

Kids get their chance to test their mettle on the shapeliest moguls in New England. Event is open for kids age 15 and under.   Slots are limited so be sure to register today!

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Festivities at MRG @ MRG Summit & Base
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am

PLEASE NOTE – Easter Festivities will only occur if the mountain is open for skiing.

Mountaintop Services   at 8 AM
Services will be conducted on the summit of General Stark’s Mountain beginning at 8 AM. We will begin loading “Old Faithful” beginning at 7 AM. (The last ride up will be at 7:30!).

Easter Egg Hunt – 11 AM

This Mad River Glen tradition is, in fact, two separate Easter Egg Hunts; Slushwalkers: Kids 5 years and under search for eggs in the base area Lift Riders: Kids 6 to 12 search for eggs up on the hill. Meet on top of the Sunnyside Double!

Traditional Chicken BBQ at Noon

Easter Costume Parade At 1:30 PM
A Mad River Glen tradition for generations.  Skiers of all ages are invited to dress up for a parade around the base area. Prizes are awarded for Best Costume, Best Group, Most Humorous, Best Couple, Best Pair and the costume that show Best Mad River Glen Spirit.

 

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
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 – Sugar Shack                                   2 PM

Monday October 8

Fall Foliage Rides                                                     10 AM to 2:30 PM
Gen. Stark’s Pub Serving Lunch                            11 AM – 6 PM
General Store and Tickets:                                      9:30-4