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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hello everyone,

After the nice snow last week, winter took a little break to rest up for a long season. The air felt almost summery, especially with hazy skies and downright balmy temps.

Coach Diggity staying ready for skiing in Camel's Hump State Forest. 

This sweet delay has nearly ended though. There is snow in the air tonight and tomorrow, with the possibility of some nice orographic enhancement. Stay tuned for local reports!

Luke, aka the Naked Potter, knows what to do in a warm spell. Ride! 

As we wait for the flakes to fly again, mountain preparations continue at a rapid pace. The first test of our new high-efficiency snowguns went very well, there are even some patches still left on Jester. These guns should allow us to make more and better snow with less energy inputs.

Sounds like a Win-Win-Win situation! 

Patriotic moon. Happy Veterans Day!

Winter preparations are not limited to the mountain only though. In fact, they are not even limited to the state of Vermont. We've been all over the Northeast promoting Sugarbush this fall, including Montreal, Toronto, New York, Hartford, Albany, Boston and more.

With so much going on, it is hard to keep track of everything. This has actually become a little bit of a problem, as we may have "misplaced" one of the Sugarbush crew.  

Have you seen this world-famous missing skier? He said something about Warren Miller and movie tour before running out the door and we haven't seen him since. For more info on how you can help find Egan and get him a much needed hair-cut, click here

Speaking of inspiring mountain movies, check out the Telluride Film Festival Friday evening in the Gate House Lodge, benefitting the Waitsfield Children's Center. 


Calling all photographers! Next Saturday, November 19th, is the awesome return of the Big Kicker Winter Kickoff Party at the Big Picture, which includes a photo contest. The grand prize is Cabin Cat First Tracks for two people this winter. Check out the Mad River Valley Chamber Facebook page for details.

The Big Kicker will also feature a trampoline exhibition by the Mad River Glen and Sugarbush freestyle teams, a screening of Stitched Up, Clipped Up and the MRV premier of the Meatheads new movie, Prime Cut, followed by music and dancing from the Starline Rhythm Boys and Red Hot Juba! This party is free for everyone and if temps allow, it will truly be the kick-off of Winter 2011-2012. Opening Day is still tentatively scheduled for the 19th.   

Clean up from Irene continues. These UVM students volunteered to help rebuild part of the Mad River Path near Bridge Street. Many thanks!

Looking great again! 

The last oyster mushrooms of an incredible fungi season.

Winter is close, very close. If you haven't started your snowdances yet, get shaking. We hope to see you soon!

John Atkinson
Director of Strategic Programs and Partnerships
802-583-6534 | jatkinson@sugarbush.com 

"Prime Cut" Official 2011 Movie Trailer - Meathead Films from Meathead Films on Vimeo.





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Follow our own 'John of all Trades' as he explores and documents adventures in and around Sugarbush Resort and the Mad River Valley.



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