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Full Fall - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, October 25, 2012

As October winds down, we are currently enjoying a little indian summer, but that's going to end quickly. Lots of people have been watching Hurricane Sandy as it moves up the coast, next week's weather could be interesting. "Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm."

If the track goes right, some forecasters are calling for feet of snow. If it goes wrong, we could get a foot of rain. With the leaves down and most plants in dormancy, a big slug of rain could be devastating. Even Irene's impacts might look small compared to this one. So get out your snow dancing shoes and help boogie Sandy onto the right track.

Waiting patiently.
Waiting patiently. Got your pass or SugarDirect yet?

Next week also marks the start of snowmaking season, weather permitting of course. Does it impress anyone else how quickly we often go from summer to winter? We were still swimming in the river and at Blueberry Lake only a month ago, and the leaves were just starting to turn in earnest. Now, the trees are mostly bare and frost is common.

With the end of one season and the start of another, it sounds like a time to celebrate. Join us at the Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury this Sunday for a High Fives Foundation benefit party. If you like hops, hugs and hoopla, better get your tickets now. By the way, Waterbury was recently named Best Beer Town in New England by the Boston Globe.

Hop on this great event.
Hop on this great event. Get your tickets here.

Regardless of what the sky is throwing at us, the fun never stops here. We'll be riding, hiking and golfing until the snow hits and then it is straight into skiing and riding. The possibility of overlapping adventures is likely this time of year too. Ride to the mountain, then ski? Why not?  

Grand opening of the Norwich trails in Northfield.
Grand opening of the Norwich University trails last Sunday.

Making full use of fall.
Making full use of fall.

There are still some great fall colors to see.
Evening rainbow.

Late maple color.
Late maple color. 

A fun fall tyke hike.
A Mad River Valley tyke hike.

Vive la revolution!
Vive la revolution!

Fire in the sky.
Fire in the sky.  

Stay tuned for storm updates and snowmaking news on our Facebook page. We hope to see you soon!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

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