Thursday, May 18, 2017
Written by John Atkinson
Whether it's a first round of golf, jump in the river, trail hike or bike ride of the season, there is something special about getting your spring rolling with fun warm weather adventures. Last week, we were still getting tastes of winter. Mt. Washington in NH even set a May storm record with 33" of new snow.
Get the ball rolling this spring at the Sugarbush Golf Club.
That's ancient history now. This week's 80+ degree temps have wiped clean those lingering seasonal signs. Only a few patches of our machine-made glacier are still holding on, with more horizontal than vertical available.
John teeing off on #11.
While the golf course has been open for almost 3 weeks, the Valley's trails took some extra time and effort to get them in shape for the season. The long frost-out is completed though and nearly 500 hours of work already this spring have helped tremendously.
The Mad River Riders' 45+ mile trail network opened today. Grab a hike or ride this weekend.
The famous Waitsfield Farmers' Market starts this Saturday.
Life's a beech. Fresh spring beech leaves are a tasty trail treat and make nice additions to salads.
Rise up and splash down at the Sugarbush Pond on Rt 100 near the bottom of the Access Rd.
The mini May heat wave is going to break today and we're expecting a very pleasant weekend with highs in the 60's and bright sunshine. Grab your bike, boots, boat, board, and/or clubs for a fun spring roll through the Mad River Valley!
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange