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Thursday, May 30, 2013

As you may have heard (or experienced), winter made a surprise visit during Memorial Day weekend. We got about eight inches of snow on the summits, one of our latest spring accumulations. When the clouds finally parted on Sunday afternoon, the contrast of the white capped peaks above the deeply verdant Mad River Valley was pretty special. Monday was even more beautiful.

It May snow.
May snow brings ... sweet scenes.

The wet weather dampened some enthusiasm for outdoor activities, but it certainly did not stop the fun. The Mad River Riders-VMBA grand opening of Revolution Trail still went well, with lots of good vibes and nice publicity for the project.

Out in the cold rain and snow.
Thanks to the hardy volunteers and to Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, Times-Argus staff photographer for braving the challenging conditions.

Multi-use fun on Revolution.
Multi-modal fun on Revolution.

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As a celebration of National Trails Day this Saturday, June 1st, the Mad River Riders-VMBA are excited to share an even bigger and better grand opening, the new Blueberry Lake network in East Warren. These beginner trails are only Phase 1 of a multi-year project.

Blueberry Lake trails.
Blueberry Lake trails.

The event kicks off at 1 PM with a short dedication, then guided beginner, intermediate and expert rides, a guided hike, free Xprezo bike demos, free Clearwater Sports paddleboard demos and lots more fun for all ages and abilities. 

Blueberry Lake.
Sweet venue!
 

In the green.
In the green.

We continue to gear up for summer mountain activities, while the Sugarbush Golf Club is fully open, with $50 greens fees, including cart. Be sure to grab this sweet early season deal before it goes away.

With all the rain last week, the course is lush and green. The drainage work has been paying off and drying conditions should be decent for the next few days. 

BrewGrass!
BrewGrass!

Looking further ahead, the Sugarbush BrewGrass Festival and the Eastern States Cup mountain bike races are on June 15th and 16th. Get your tickets for BrewGrass now, before they sell-out.

Racer ready.
Remember to keep training for the races too.

The weather looks pretty good, especially compared to last weekend. We expect temps in the 80's and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoons. It's going to be 50+ degrees warmer than a week ago, snow to swimming in the blink of an eye.

Join us for another fun weekend in the Mad River Valley!

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange 

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