The StorySki is open to skiers aged 3 to 10 and will take place in the woods next to Lower Panther. Check-in and day-of registration will take place at the Nature Center beginning at 10:30 AM. The StorySki panels will be in place at Mad River Glen from February 19 through March 5 and can be enjoyed by all ages.
The StorySki is based on the idea of the StoryWalk, a project that originated in Montpelier at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and has spread throughout the world. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story. It was created as a way for children to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.
This year’s StorySki will feature “After the Snowfall“, a picture book written and richly illustrated by Richard Lo and published by Muddy Boots Books. The book, which introduces children to the wonders of nature in winter, is about a fox and the many other creatures he encounters on the way to the stream.
The Stark Mountain Foundation will be holding a raffle in conjunction with the StorySki. While the StorySki is a free event, raffle ticket sales help support the foundation’s educational programming.
Prizes include a copy of “After the Snowfall” by Richard Lo, a special collection of books donated by Bridgeside Books, a child-centric specialty food basket donated by the Mad River Taste Place, a gift from The Collection and other items donated by local businesses.
Raffle tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 12 and the winners will be drawn on Sunday, February 27. Tickets may be purchased for $10 each, or 5 for $30.00. Click here to register for the event and/or purchase raffle tickets.
About the Stark Mountain Foundation
The Stark Mountain Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Waitsfield, VT The mission of the Stark Mountain Foundation is to preserve and protect the environment and ecosystem of General Stark Mountain, including its recreational access and historic value, and to support programs that promote and sustain that environment for the enjoyment of present and future generations.