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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Aside from deep winter, late August and early September is my favorite time of year in the Mad River Valley. Why? Everything to love about summer and fall converge during this magical time.

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Magic moves. Yoga on the Mountain, part of the Festival of the Arts.

The river is still warm enough to swim. The mountain trails and golf course are in the best shape of the season. Flowers compete with early foliage for the prettiest displays.

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A sun shower from Jess, one of Sugarbush's dedicated pro gardeners.

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Despite the heat and longer days, the leaves are starting to change. Winter is coming!

The fruits of harvest are available at farm stands and restaurants all over the Valley. The sun feels summer-strong, but the nights are fall-cool.

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Chicken of the woods. Fungi Fest is September 10th! Check out this great article.

Wild-crafted berries and mushrooms are abundant and the blackberries are particularly tasty this year. Some of the ripest have apple, pear, or even tropical fruit flavor notes, plus they are both crunchy and juicy.

The flavors, aromas, sights and sounds are almost overwhelming in their intensity. From the calming chorus of crickets to the sweetest tomato you've ever tasted, harvest season in the Mad River Valley is a peak experience.

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Adventure Campers learning how to build trails and jumps. Who says kids these days don't appreciate hard work? It's all about proper motivation.

While this is the last week of Adventure Camp and kids have to go back to school soon, the fun continues at Sugarbush. The mountain is open daily through Labor Day weekend and then weekends through Community Day. Of course, the Sugarbush Golf Club stays open seven days a week into mid-October.

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We work on building smiles too.

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Kyle's Park dedication ceremony last Friday. Here is a great story about Kyle written by Whistler pro rider Sarah Leishman.

As summer comes to a close, remember now is the best time to prepare for winter ... by getting your 2011-2012 season passes and programs.

The season is perfectly ripe for the picking, we hope to see you soon!

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

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About John Atkinson

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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