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MRG Weekly Update January 31, 2013

posted at 11:12 am Thu Jan 31st, 2013 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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MRG Weekly Update

January 31, 2013

Greetings MRG Skiers,

We sure have seen our fair share of ups and downs in the weather so far this year.  Last night

Mad River Glen week in review video 01.31.13
Ry's Weekly Video Update  
we took another major hit with rain and warm temps, if you live in the valley you may have mulled over building an ark.  Today we'll be suspending operations to allow the mountain to drain off all of the rain and melt water.  We will plan on re-opening this Saturday and Sunday with the Practice Slope chair and Callie's Corner handle tow.  It's yet to be seen what's left up on the hill but surely it was a big blow to our snow pack.  On the bright side the weather is starting to change over and by the end of the day we'll be back below freezing.  There is snow heading our way on the radar screen, and hey sometimes this is where we luck out!  Using what remains of the snow pack as our base this new layer of wet snow should bond nicely to what already exists.  Hopefully we'll come out on top of this one! Also be sure to tune into the RAMP Weather Page for the latest meteorological prognostications.
In the mean time, please stay tuned and keep thinking "deep" snowy thoughts...


Mad River Glen and Sugarbush are once again teaming up to hostNew England's oldest mountaineering race. It's the biggest race in the East and might be the largest in the country this year. Come on out and  and test yourself on the this amazing trek along the Monroe Skyline. This race is a benefit for the Green Mountain Club and the Long Trail. 


The course follows the Monroe Skyline from MRG over to Sugarbush
Triple Crown Kick-off 


The "Ski It If You Can" mantra has long defined Mad River Glen as the home of New England's most challenging terrain. But a key question needed to be answered. Who is Mad River Glen's best all-around skier? No single race or competition can truly measure the all-around ability of any skier. The Mad River Glen Triple Crown Competition Series answers the question.  


Triple Crown Schedule
Unconventional Terrain Competition - Saturday February 9 
Vertical Challenge Friday March 1 
Mogul Challenge - Saturday, March 16


Junior Triple Crown Schedule

(Open to Skiers age 15 and under)
Junior Unconventional Terrain Comp - January 9
Junior Mogul Challenge -February 16 
Vertical Challange - March 1


 Slots Are Limited - Pre-register Now!!! 

Ski School Specials  

Women's Only Telemark Clinic is slated for this Saturday February 2. These clinics by and for women use positive attitude, tactics and techniques to help you achieve your skiing goals. These clinics include: all day coaching, video analysis, and lunch. Schedule: 9:45-10 AM - Meet as a group 10-12 - Ski time 12- 1 pm - Lunch 1-3 pm - Ski Time - Make a Reservation Now

More Women's Clinic Dates
Saturday, February 9 - Women's Alpine Clinic
Saturday, March 2 - Women's Telemark Clinic
Saturday, March 9
- Women's Alpine Clinic

I Can Cards  
Saturday, February 9 - Women's Alpine Clinic
A punch card of 3 one hour adult clinics. Treat yourself or give them as a gift. Save 25% off the regular private clinic rate. The clinics must be used during the season that the card is purchased and they are not transferable.
Cost: $150

For more information contact the  Ski School (802) 496-3551 ext 125

Naturalist Programs   

Not much of a skier? Want to take a break from the slopes after a few days of skiing? How about indulging one of MRG's award-winning Naturalist Programs. These unique, guided snowshoe treks are offered twice a day every weekend day. Here's a look at the upcoming schedule.  


February 2 - Moose on the Loose Snowshoe Trek - Stark Mountain is home to our largest mammal--the moose! See the signs of these fascinating animals, learn about their behavior, what they eat and their seasonal cycles.


February 3 - Family Snowshoe Adventure - Join us for this special outing for families. While snowshoeing on easy terrain, we will explore the flora and fauna of the slopes. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.


All of the treks are two hour programs and cost $25 adult $15 junior $65 for a family of four.

Check out the General Store

After an amazing holiday stretch the folks in The MRG General Store have re-stocked the shelves. Check out all the great new stuff!

Co-op Notes    

Did you know that Mad River Glen is America's only cooperatively owned

ski area? Learn more about the Co-op and how we are protecting and preserving Mad River Glen for future generations.


Upcoming Co-op Trustees Meeting - The next meeting of the Co-op's Board of Trustees will be held this Saturday February 2 at 5 PM and will be held on the 3rd floor of the Basebox Lodge.  Here's a look at the agenda;  


5:00 PM     Call to Order

5:02 PM     Welcome & Shareholder comments

5:08 PM     Review & Approve Minutes of January 19, 2013 - Action

5:11 PM     Management Report  

5:16 PM     Other Committee & Working Group Reports:

Board Development Committee  

Review and approve candidate slate - Action

5:21 PM     The Legacy Project Education and Communication

5:26 PM     Review wording for potential a ballot question to make minor

                  correction to bylaw regarding trustee terms - Action 

5:30 PM     Facilities Committee    

5:37 PM     Finance Committee  

5:44 PM     Fundraising Committee 

6:22 PM    Action Item Review  

6:27 PM     Adjourn


We Want You to be a Co-op Trustee
At the next Co-op Shareholder's meeting on April 6, three seats on the the Co-op's Board of Trustees will be up for election. If you have an interest in serving on the board you are encouraged to contact the Election Committee Co-chair, Annika Holtan.  Those interested in running for one of the open seats must by February 1

MRG Legacy Project - A View of the Future 

Check out the recently released

Changes incorporated into the Base Area master Plan
to get a glimpse of how the Co-op is envisioning Mad River Glen's future. It really is pretty cool! Also be aware that each Saturday afternoon throughout the season the Co-op's Board of Trustees will be on hand to answer questions about the project. They'll be stationed by the video monitor by the cafeteria - be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to give feedback directly to the trustees.  


Co-op History 

Robert Owen (1771-1858) is considered the father of the cooperative movement? A Welshman who made his fortune in the cotton trade, Owen believed in putting his workers in a good environment with access to education for themselves and their children. These ideas were put into effect successfully in the cotton mills of New Lanark, Scotland. It was here that the first co-operative store was opened. Spurred on by the success of this, he had the idea of forming "villages of co-operation" where workers would drag themselves out of poverty by growing their own food, making their own clothes and ultimately becoming self-governing. He tried to form such communities in Orbiston in Scotland and in New Harmony, Indiana in the United States of America, but both communities failed.

Check Out MRG's Facebook Page

-it's the best ways to stay up to speed on what's going on at the mountain. Not only will you find out about events and news, you'll also find great stuff like a collection of great bumper sticker pics from all over the world, a treasure trove of historic photos, a collection of old time MRG employee pics, a progression of trail map images over the years and much more!

In This Update
Ski Mountaineering Race
Tripel Crown
Ski School Specials
Naturalist Programs
General Store
Co-op Notes
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