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Soft Fall - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, September 5, 2013

As much as we want to hang on to summer for as long as possible, the signs of change are too obvious to ignore. There are already patches of good foliage, especially on RT 17, Lincoln Gap, German Flats and Inferno Rd. We are likely to see a bunch of warm days in coming weeks, but tonight we have our first frost warning.  

Softly falling into autumn.
Softly falling into autumn. Check out this brand new story from VT Sports, 8 Great Things to Do in the Mad River Valley.

So begins what many consider to be the most beautiful time of the year in Vermont. During the next month and half or so, the Green Mountains transform into a brilliant tapestry that often encourages spontaneous smiles and exclamations of wonder. For all its flaming fanfare though, peak foliage is the shortest seasonal party. The last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October tend to be the best, be sure to get it while it's good.

Get your season pass and seasonal programs now! Best prices through September 12th.
Get your season pass and seasonal programs now! Best prices through September 12th.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, it is still officially summer and there is a bit of time left to enjoy some warm fun, before we have to break out the wool and fleece for real. The river, ponds and lakes usually hold onto their warmth a little longer. Many wildflowers are in bloom too, further adding to the incredible vistas. The hiking and biking trails are in prime condition, as is the Sugarbush Golf Club.

Sugarbush Golf Club looking great!

Sugarbush Golf Club is looking great!

The outdoor concert season has some legs left too and next weekend's Grand Point North festival promises to be one of the biggest and best of the year. Waitsfield's own international rock stars, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, are hosting and headlining, so you know it's going to be good. 

Get your tickets now for Grand Point North and Grand Point Dead next weekend!
Get tickets now for Grand Point North and Grand Point Dead next weekend.

If two days of awesome music wasn't enough, they are playing a special after-hours show, Grand Point Dead, focusing on songs of the Grateful Dead, at Higher Ground on Sunday. Guests include Warren Haynes of Govt Mule and Allman Brothers fame, and Kevin Shapiro, Phish's archivist and a raging drummer on the side. "Spent a little time on the mountain ..."  


A little bit of fun from our neighbors at MRG. Thanks Bush Doctor!   

Check out the Blazer programs to maximize your kids' fun!
Join the Blazer programs to maximize your kids' fun and learning.

Flowers on the mountain.
Flowers on the mountain.

Green Mountain Stage Race Pro Women Circuit Race in Duxbury.
Green Mountain Stage Race Pro Women Circuit Race in Duxbury.

GMSR Pro Men Circuit Race finish in Moretown at the Ward Swim Access.
GMSR Pro Men Circuit Race sprinting to the finish in Moretown.

Late summer scenes in the MRV.
Late summer scene in the MRV.

Only a few spots left for the newest slope side living.
Only a few spots left for the newest slope-side living. 

Lots of warm weather fun left to enjoy!
Lots of warm weather fun left to enjoy!

Fruit season is kicking, berries are finishing, on to apples now.
Fruit season is kicking, berries are finishing, on to apples now.

Savor the last sips of summer and enjoy the first tastes of fall this weekend in the Mad River Valley. See you soon!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange
Staff Photographer 

 

Some set over the Hump.
Some set over the Hump.

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