2021 Update: Mountain Work Days will once again utilize pre-registration and limit total group size to a maximum of 12. See available work days and register here.
Registration/Contact information will ensure that we can communicate with planned participants in the event that covid precautions may be needed or in case severe weather is likely (this will reduce the risk of needing to take shelter in on-mountain facilities where social distancing is unable to be maintained). Events will be confirmed by 6pm the day prior via contact email provided. A wait-list will be maintained with open slots filled by 6pm the day prior.
Any minors that register must be at least 12 years of age, accompanied by their legal guardian/parent throughout the day, no dogs are allowed.
General information: The purpose of Mountain Work Days is maintenance of MRG’s legendary tree skiing and regeneration zones in our mountain forest. 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 hard work, but also 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 she or he works.
Registration Required – Summer/Fall 2021 Schedule (all Saturdays)
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 thrashing 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.
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