Event Calendar

Live Music: Lowell Thompson @ General Stark's Pub
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lowell Thompson is a musician who splits his time between Burlington, VT and Austin, TX. Seven Days calls him “A young tunesmith transformed into a true artistic force.” Big Heavy World says Thompson is “The most genuine sort of musician out there.” Rolling Stone magazine calls his music “Inspired Alt-Country.” Any way you cut it, Thompson’s work speaks for itself and has been vetted by his fellow musicians—hand-picked to share stages with the likes of Graham Parker, Justin Townes Earle, and Dawes.


Co-op Board of Trustees Meeting @ Cricket Club
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Co-op’s Board of Trustees meet monthly for the most part except during the summer months. The meetings are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 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

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!

Live Music: Pat Melvin and Dee Davis
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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

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

Live music: Kelly Ravin
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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

Stark Mountain Foundation 21st Annual Hill Climb
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Stark Mountain Foundation 21st Annual Hill Climb Run

October 5th, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Join us for the 21st Annual Stark Mountain Hill Climb Run as part of Green and Gold weekend at Mad River Glen Ski Area. Event cost is $25 pre-registration, or $30 on the day of the race beginning at 8:30 AM at the Mad River Glen base box. The race begins at 10AM, please arrive 60 minutes prior.

Learn more here & Register Now