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Fall Line - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, October 17, 2013

While Community Weekend and peak foliage have just passed, and unseasonably warm temps continue, there is a big change coming this weekend. Crickets are still chirping in the evenings now, but in the next few days, the prevailing temps should be twenty degrees colder. The stark quiet of stick season and winter are coming. 

We usually receive our first snowfall right around now and the forecast is looking good for some flakes on Friday and Saturday nights and again next Thursday into Friday. Keep an eye on the higher elevations. Got your pass yet?

Speaking of winter, be sure to vote in the Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwdown. We are up against Stratton in the first round. 

Snowliage coming?
Snowliage on its way? Early turns at MRG from a previous season. 

Many thanks to everyone that joined us for Community Day and Oktoberfest last weekend. The weather was perfect and the smiles were wide. Sunday's Sugarbush Mad Dash to benefit the Mad River Path Association was the biggest it has ever been. 

Hello.
Community Day Dog Hike.

Olivia riding during Egan's bike clinic on Community Day.
Olivia riding during Egan's bike clinic on Community Day.

Riding with a legend.
Riding with a legend.

Go! The Sugarbush Mad Dash was a huge success this year!
Go! The Sugarbush Mad Dash was a huge success this year.

Mad Dash Kids Fun Run!
Mad Dash Kids Fun Run!

Heli skiing!
This winter will be the first one in 48 years that Heli will not be coaching in Ski and Ride. We are honored by your service!

Aww, what a cute little pumpkin.
Aww, what a cute little pumpkin. The squash is nice too.

Watch for biker gangs taking over the courtyard.
Watch for biker gangs taking over the courtyard.

Owl howl.
Owl howl.

Oktoberfesting.
Oktoberfesting at Castlerock Pub.

Ski and Ride Conditioning Class at the SHARC. Still time to join!
Ski and Ride Conditioning Class at the SHARC. Still time to join! 

Fall fun continues.
Fall fun continues.

Fall has fallen in many spots already, but good to great color lingers in sheltered lower and middle elevations. Some of the best areas currently are Chase Brook Town Forest near the bottom of German Flats Rd, the east face of Bragg Hill, Center Fayston, the Valley downtowns and anywhere with a lot of beech trees and big strong maples. The Waitsfield and Moretown Commons are also good.  

Still some good color hanging on the trees.
Village Chair on Saturday.

Summer and fall mountain activities have concluded for the season, but the Sugarbush Golf Club is still open for a few more weeks. In case of inclement weather, the course may close for the day. Call the Pro Shop at 802-583-6725 for updates.

Enjoy the last bits of warm weather, winter is just around the corner.

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange
Staff Photographer/ Snow Reporter/ Coach 

Old Center Fayston hues.
Old Center Fayston hues on Tuesday.

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