Thursday, October 4, 2012
This morning I returned to the Valley from a trip to Richmond, Virginia, and it was clear that peak foliage is here. Through the morning mist, I could clearly see the bright reds, rich oranges, and mellow yellows on the mountains of Sugarbush and Mad River Glen.
We have a full, fun day planned for Community Day on Saturday. Anyone with a valid 2012/13 season pass can take a scenic lift ride on Bravo at no charge from Saturday through Monday. The temperatures will be in the high 50's to low 60's, and the views from the top of Bravo will be worth the ride. And if you are a golfer, this is the time to play. I think the most beautiful hole in golf this time of year is the 7th at Sugarbush, but there is no bad view on the entire course. On Sunday, don't miss the 22nd annual Art at the Round Barn exhibit.
Snow apparently fell on the top of Mt. Washington on Sunday night. If Mother Nature permits, we plan to fire-up our snow guns in less than 40 days. The rains have swelled the streams, our summer maintenance is coming to a close, our new groomer will be arriving shortly, and our winter job fairs are beginning.
My lodging team tells me that Christmas holiday bookings are very strong for this time of year, and seasonal rentals for the winter are also looking very good. Make your plans soon.
Our Rice Brook project is moving along. We have selected a general contractor and are finalizing the sub-contractors, so we expect to be breaking ground in the next couple of weeks and working through the winter.
I hope to see many of you this weekend.