General Stark’s Blog

Seeking: Ski Patrol Director!

June 19, 2019

Mad River Glen is seeking a Ski Patrol Director to continue the long history of excellence in Ski Patrol operations and management for the Mad River Glen Cooperative.  As the Ski Patrol Director, you will oversee all aspects of the Ski Patrol Department and skier safety for Mad River Glen. As the nation’s only cooperatively….


Thank You!

May 10, 2019

Dear MRG Community, When I became Mad River Glen’s Marketing Director back in 1995 I felt like I was the luckiest guy in the world.  I always said that if I ever lost that feeling I would hang ‘em up and give someone else the opportunity to be the head cheerleader for this amazing place…..


Pond Skimming Extravaganza

April 10, 2019

There have been many wacky spring events over the years but never in MRG’s fabled history has there ever been a “Pond Skim” at the base of General Stark Mountain. That’s all going to change on Saturday, April 13th at 11 am when we host the Mad River Rage Pond Skimming Extravaganza.  We didn’t want….


Double Your Donation

March 22, 2019

The Preserve Our Paradise public campaign ends April 30! Every donation, at any level, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $200,000, through April 30. Time is running out! With your help, we can fund our largest projects, including essential renovations to the Basebox and the Patrol Building. All donations of $250 or….


Helping Local Kids Ski Free

February 11, 2019

MRG’s new Skiing for Scholars Program is starting this Friday. This innovative program works to afford local kids the opportunity to enjoy the sport of skiing. It is available to all students enrolled in the Harwood (all Valley schools and Waterbury) and Addison Northeast (Bristol/Lincoln area) Supervisory Unions. The Program Offers; Free all-mountain lift tickets….


Roll Back the Clock Day

January 28, 2019

In an age of $200 lift tickets Mad River Glen, America’s only skier-owned mountain is celebrating their 70th Anniversary by rolling back prices to the 1949 price of a mere $3.50, REALLY! Celebrate MRG’s 70th Anniversary on Tuesday January 29 and take advantage of the best ski value in existence. That’s right, you can buy….


Federal Employees – Ski It While You Can!

January 19, 2019

Mad River Glen has decided to offer free ski lift tickets to federal employees who are impacted by the on-going government shutdown. Beginning on Tuesday, January 22. all federal employees who are furloughed or are working without pay can ski for free any midweek day until the shutdown comes to an end. This offer is….


Mad River Glen Today

January 12, 2019

Mad River Glen is collaborating with Mad River Valley Television to produce a brand new live TV program airing weekly from General Stark’s Pub. The show, Mad River Glen Today, serves as a platform to share the Mad River Glen community with the rest of the world. The program illuminates what’s going on at MRG….


One Heck of a Start

December 14, 2018

Our early opening has been one of historic proportions as we enjoyed some of the best conditions in the nation. It was so good in fact that Powder Magazine published a sweet retrospective of “Snowvember” at Mad River Glen. The base remains deep and we are still currently enjoying stellar mid-winter-like conditions. What could be….


Uphill Travel – Carry On

November 26, 2018

The uphill ban has been lifted. We really appreciate you complying with our request. For the most part it was honored and it allowed the mountain’s base to set up beautifully. Our skiers (especially the early-arrivers) were treated to an amazing day of skiing. The feedback from our skiers was excellent and this is something….