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Sep
29
Sat
Mountain Work Day
Sep 29 @ 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. Each person who works a full day receives a complimentary day pass voucher for each day he or she works.

Fall 2018 Schedule (all Saturdays)
Aug 4th
Aug 11th
Sept 29
Oct 6 (Green & Gold Weekend)
Oct 20

  • 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. The 2011/12 winter was warm and brief, which benefits tick survival and reproduction. Be vigilant! 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. Caffine 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 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 2:30 pm

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

Gen. Stark’s Pub will be open on Saturday Sept 29 from 11-8:30, serving lunch and dinner (Prime Rib Special). On Sunday Sept 30 the pub will be open from  11-6. The Ticket Office & General Store  will be open from 9:30 AM  – 4 PM

Oct
6
Sat
Green & Gold Weekend @ Mad River Glen
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Green & Gold Weekend
The traditional kick-off to Mad River Glen’s ski season
Saturday October 6

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 7

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

Stark Mountain Hill Climb @ Mad River Glen
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

20TH ANNUAL STARK MOUNTAIN HILL CLIMB

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 2018

  • REGISTRATION ($30 DAY OF) AND CHECK-IN STARTS AT 8:30 AM
  • RACE STARTS AT 10:00 AM
  • SCHWAG/RAFFLE STARTS WHEN RUNNERS RETURN TO BASE AREA ~12:00PM IN THE BASEBOX
  • LOCATION:
    General Stark Mountain at Mad River Glen Ski Area
    57 Schuss Pass
    Waitsfield, VT 05673
Mountain Work Day
Oct 6 @ 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. Each person who works a full day receives a complimentary day pass voucher for each day he or she works.

Fall 2018 Schedule (all Saturdays)
Aug 4th
Aug 11th
Sept 29
Oct 6 (Green & Gold Weekend)
Oct 20

  • 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. The 2011/12 winter was warm and brief, which benefits tick survival and reproduction. Be vigilant! 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. Caffine constricts capillaries and should be avoided.
    • Bring backup gloves. Cold hands will not warm up in wet gloves
Oct
7
Sun
Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb — the annual grunt-fest that has fast become a rite of cycling passage in the Mad River Valley — is a grueling time trial that rises 1,600 vertical feet in 6.2 miles, from the intersection of Routes 100 and 17 to the top of Appalachian Gap.

The event is named in honor of long-time Mad River Valley resident, Allen Clark. An avid cyclist who took up biking late in life, he rode 2,500-3,000 annually in Vermont. Allen especially loved the challenge of the Appalachian Gap. This event is a tribute to Allen’s life and a fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, an organization that meant a great deal to him.

Learn More & Register

Oct
15
Mon
Early Season Pass, Free Kids Pass & Family Mad Card Deadline
Oct 15 all-day

This is the deadline for the best discounts that MRG offers on Season Passes and Family Mad Cards.
*Please note that regular Mad Cards may be purchased until December 15th.

Oct
20
Sat
Mountain Work Day
Oct 20 @ 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. Each person who works a full day receives a complimentary day pass voucher for each day he or she works.

Fall 2018 Schedule (all Saturdays)
Aug 4th
Aug 11th
Sept 29
Oct 6 (Green & Gold Weekend)
Oct 20

  • 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. The 2011/12 winter was warm and brief, which benefits tick survival and reproduction. Be vigilant! 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. Caffine constricts capillaries and should be avoided.
    • Bring backup gloves. Cold hands will not warm up in wet gloves
Nov
17
Sat
Co-op Board of Trustees Meeting @ MRG Basebox - 3rd Floor
Nov 17 @ 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 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
15
Sat
Last Day to Buy Mad Cards
Dec 15 all-day

This is the deadline for The Mad Card, the best day ticket discount that MRG offers.
*Please note that regular Mad Cards may be purchased until December 15th.

THE MAD CARD – ONLY $169!!

  • 3 transferable day tickets good any time during the ski season
  • $5 off any additional full day lift ticket purchased throughout the season (Limit: 1 per Mad Card/Day)
  • Buy a Midweek Private Adult Clinic and Bring a Friend Free (not available during holiday periods)
  • Mad Cards are sold until December 15.
  • Order online or call the office at (802)496-3551
    Regular Price $169
    Co-op Shareholder Price $159