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Mad River Glen Update June 27, 2011

posted at 12:18 pm Thu Jun 30th, 2011 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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Mad River Glen Update

June 27, 2011


Greetings MRG Skiers,  


The big 4th of July weekend is almost here and hopefully many of you will make the pilgrimage up here to the Mad River Valley.  The long-range forecast is looking good, heaven knows we're certainly due for a nice stretch of weather.  We'll be hosting our annual Community BBQ (and first ever MRG Yard Sale) on Sunday the 3rd where we will also be working on the MRG 4th of July Parade float. We hope to see you there - check out all the details below. Take care and....




4th of July MRG Style

MRG Community Summer BBQ & Float Building Party
Sunday July 3, 2011 from Noon to 6 PM

In the MRG Base Area

  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Games
  • 4th of July Float Building Party
  • MRG Yard Sale

Did Someone Say Yard Sale?

MRG will be hosting its first ever "Yard Sale". Come peruse what should be a great collection of Mad River Glen related merchandise large and small all culled from the bowels of the MRG buildings and grounds. Highlights of the offerings include the old booth cushions from Gen. Stark's Pub, bar stools, rental/repair bric-a-brac, ski shop ephemeral, attic treasures and much, much more.  The sale starts at 10 AM so come on up and Shop It If You Can!

MRG in Warren 4th of July Parade

The annual Warren 4th of July parade will take place on Monday July 4.  Now in it's 63rd year, is one of Vermont's largest  4th of July celebrations, As long as there has been a parade Mad River Glen has had a float. Besides overall patriotism, this is a great opportunity to get the Mad River Glen community together in the off-season. To make our float a success we need ideas, a construction crew and parade participants. The 2011 Parade Theme is; Act Like a Local ______ .   Join us for the float building party on Sunday the 3rd running concurrently with the MRG Community BBQ  It is a blast to be in the parade, especially for kids, so come on out and join in on the fun! Please contact the Co-op office if you would like to participate and if you have an idea for the float or just show up on Sunday for the BBQ.  Contact us at or (802) 496-3551 if you have any questions.


You Can Help Revise MRG's Strategic Plan

The mission of the Mad River Glen Cooperative is to "protect and preserve" the unique aspects of the Mad River Glen ski experience and to make sure that it will be available for generations to come.  Early on in the Co-ops existence Board of Trustees developed a Strategic Plan to guide us into the future. Because the plan is in fact a living, breathing document it is vital that we periodically review the Strategic Plan to make sure it is up to date, clear and accurate. The Trustees are about to embark on the latest look at the plan and all stakeholders within the Mad River Glen community are invited to participate.  To this end we will be hosting a series of conference calls to gather input. After these meetings the committee will review proposed changes to the Strategic Plan and discuss  them at the Shareholder's Town Hall Meeting during Green and Gold Weekend. Finally the revised plan will be considered by the Board of Trustees at their December meeting.   Anyone interested in taking part in this effort is invited to contact Jim Elkind, one of our Trustees via email at  The dates and topics for the conference calls are as follows:

June 30, 8-9:30 AM - Consider the Business Model

    Financing (debt, cash from operations, equity)

   Sustainability (expenses vs. net op income)


   Green / Social and Environmental sustainability

   Non-snow revenue


July 21, 5:30-7 PM  - Consider the Customer Experience 



    Skiing experience
               Lift lines
Trail conditions

Other service departments


August 11, 8-9:30 AM - Explore MRG's place in the community, its relationship with its employees, and its interactions with shareholders.

Driving shareholder understanding what is going on with the Cooperative

 Benefits/responsibilities of being a shareholder
Social focus (not social responsibility)

   Employee loyalty

   MRG's place and contributions to the valley and Vermont  


   Social sustainability

Summer Adventure Camp - Sign Up Now!

If your kids like Mad River Glen in the Winter-time then they'll love it in the Summer. We'll once again be offering the ever-popular. The Mad River Glen Adventure Camp gives kids ages 8 to 12 the opportunity to challenge themselves with exciting adventures, skill building lessons, and a new awareness of the natural world around them! The Mad River Glen Adventure Camp combines the excitement of rock climbing, kayaking mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, swimming & camping with outdoor skills such as wildlife tracking, birding, ecology, and more! Each week will include a hike to a local peak, a paddling trip on one of our local rivers or lakes, an outing to Bolton AdventureCenter's ropes & challenge course, and a special field trip!

Summer Gifts from the General Store

There is a ton of great summery MRG stuff available at the Mad River Glen General Store.  Need a wedding, birthday or anniversary gift for the MRG skier in your life? Don't forget that there are only 181 more shopping days left before Christmas!  Check out "What's New" . You'll find; MRG Bike Shorts and Jerseys, T-shirts, ball caps, authentic trail signs, dog collars and much more!  

Co-op Notes
  • Stay Involved With Your Ski Area
    The best way to stay on top of the activities Board of Trustees is to attend meetings and to review the most recent meeting minutes.  
  • Next Trustee Meeting - Saturday September 10
    The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Saturday September 10 at 8 AM.  All Co-op shareholders are encouraged to attend.  An agenda will be circulated as the date approaches.
In This Update
4th of July MRG Style
Help revise the Strategic Plan
Summer Adventure Camp
Summer Gifts from the General Store
Co-op Notes

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