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Dec
13
Fri
Harwood Union – South Burlington HS Alpine Ski Race – Slalom @ MRG
Dec 13 all-day

Mad River Glen – the home of Harwood Union High School Alpine Ski Racing! Go Highlanders!!!

Dec
21
Sat
Co-op Board of Trustees Meeting @ MRG Basebox - 3rd Floor
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Co-op’s Board of Trustees meet monthly for the most part except during the summer months. The meetings are held on the 3rd floor of the Basebox Lodge and are generally on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  (Please note that during the ski season board meetings are held at 5 pm, after the ski day)

All Co-op Shareholders are encouraged to attend Board meeting. Stay abreast of what is happening at America’s only skier-owned mountain by checking out the latest Board Meeting Minutes.  If you have a comment, question or concern for the board you can reach them by emailing coopboard@madriverglen.com

Dec
27
Fri
The Magic of Bird Migration
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by Brian Aust, Little River State Park Interpreter

Pre-register for the event online, only 75 spots available!

The Magic Of Bird Migration ~ Program Outline

Most birds that live on General Stark Mountain migrate thousands of miles a year using many special adaptations, all in search of seasonally available food sources. This program will explore how songbirds, shorebirds, raptors & waterfowl find their way thousands of miles back and forth each year. Includes interactive live-action role-playing game featuring 44 species of Audubon Bird Dolls.  This program explores how they do it using displays and experiential learning.

 

Goals:

  1. Show how birds migrate between summering & wintering ranges.
  2. Discover why the vast majority of bird species developed this major adaptation.
  3. Familiarize audiences with:
    1. Geography and coarse-grain topography of the Western Hemisphere via migration maps and activity using customized “playing field.”
    2. Recent glacial geologic history & associated climate changes
    3. What birds need to survive when making their annual journeys.
  4. Introduce some migratory bird species that use General Stark Mountain seasonally

 

Outline:  Program starts with all the Audubon bird dolls arranged to greet those who attend.  A volunteer from the audience is called upon to count how many different birds are here, after which everyone takes a few minutes to check them all out, squeeze them so they sing, and ask questions.  While answering, birds that migrate are separated out from those that don’t, creating a proportion which is used to show what percentage of the local bird population migrates.  Using the National Geographic maps, the mechanisms of how birds migrate are revealed, including: hormonal response to photoperiod (a.k.a. angle of the sun in spring/fall); following major landforms (coastlines, rivers and mountain ranges; how it was sh the Earth’s magnetic; ability to follow the arrangement of stars; strategic differences (raptors by day & songbirds by night, shorebirds, lateral east/west& elevational migration of certain species, etc.) and ability to detect & use magnetic north.  Participants are then asked to choose a bird doll and are given a corresponding playing card.  Using the ‘playing field,’ participants are then instructed to find their bird’s summer breeding range using the color-coded range map on the back of the playing card.  Once participants have settled on a spot, they are then told to ‘migrate’ on the playing card to wherever their card shows that bird species’ wintering range.  The playing field should at minimum show coastlines, but with preparation could also show the Appalachians, Rockies, the West Coast mountain ranges and the Mississippi River

Jan
2
Thu
Thursday Après Live Music Series
Jan 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Thursday night live music series rolls on thanks to our good friends at Lawson’s Finest Liquids for supporting this event! Each and every Thursday throughout the ski season will feature a rotation of local musical talents. Stop into General Stark’s Pub after a day of skiing or just come on up to lounge by the fire with a Sip of Sunshine.

 

Jan
3
Fri
FREE HEEL FRIDAY
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm

2-Hour Clinic every Friday throughout the season*

Time: 10am to 12pm OR 1pm to 3pm

Cost: $45 ($70 with Lift Ticket)

*Not available during holiday periods

RESERVE NOW!

Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis Demo Day
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Come out for a demo day featuring Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis, a small family owned manufacturer operating right out of Michigan! Great-grand-uncle Sulo “Shaggy” Lehto starting hand carving wooden skis for our family and neighbors in the village of Kearsarge, located in the heart of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, best known as the Copper Country. Shaggy carved skis for his niece, our grandmother (John’s mother), and she told stories of using them to travel around town in the deep snow and  ski down the tailing piles from the copper mines. That pair of skis was handed down through the generations. In 2005, when the Thompson family started making skis, they knew they had to keep the family heritage alive and dedicated their ski building endeavor with the family name of Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksXsPS_I61c

 

Jan
4
Sat
Parlor Skis Demo Day @ Base Area
Jan 4 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Parlor was founded on shared passion for skiing New England, with a focus on designing and building great products. Our goal is to share this passion with as many people as we can. Look for the Parlor tent and check out all the latest skis from Parlor Skis.

Jan
9
Thu
Thursday Après Live Music Series
Jan 9 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Thursday night live music series rolls on thanks to our good friends at Lawson’s Finest Liquids for supporting this event! Each and every Thursday throughout the ski season will feature a rotation of local musical talents. Stop into General Stark’s Pub after a day of skiing or just come on up to lounge by the fire with a Sip of Sunshine.

 

Jan
10
Fri
Full Moon Snowshoe & Brew
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Full Moon Snowshoe & Brew Tasting – January 10, 2020 – 7PM
Join MRG naturalist staff & Lawson’s Finest Liquids for a one-hour full moon snowshoe ramble and beer tasting. $35 includes snowshoe outing & a flight of 3 Lawson’s Finest beers.  Snowshoe rental $5 additional. Advanced registration required.

Jan
11
Sat
Green Mountain Club Member Appreciation Weekend
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day

Green Mountain Club Members ski HALF PRICE!
Present your membership card and ID to enjoy 1/2 off your lift ticket.

Not a GMC member yet? Find out more at https://www.greenmountainclub.org/members/overview-and-benefits/