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The Awakening Love Project: A Local Photographer’s Response to Quarantine

When coronavirus began swarming the country this past spring, photographer Barrie Fisher hit the brakes on her normal life. One day she was skiing backwards down Slow Poke at Sugarbush capturing four-year old skiers in the terrain park, and the next day she began her retreat from society...

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The Joy of Summiting a Chairlift

If you didn't already know, my wife and I are expecting to add our second little one to the family in about a month. As I sat preparing for those sleepless post-birth few months, I realized that the clock was ticking on our current two-year-old's final days as an only child...

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Valley of Artists

When spring finally arrived in the Valley, I took my road bike out of the garage and began riding variations of a route that takes me through the town of Waitsfield into Warren and up to Blueberry Lake...

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Hannah's House is a Finalist

Hannah’s House, a nonprofit providing mental health services in the Mad River Valley, Waterbury and in local schools, has been selected as one of five (5) Vermont finalists for the Red Sox Foundation IMPACT Awards for its work on raising awareness and improving mental health outcomes in Vermont.

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Toddlering Around the Valley: June

Okay, I am now back to my original title “Toddlering Around the Valley” versus my last edition, which was supposed to come out as, “Toddlering Around My House in the Valley”.  Boy does it feel good to have warmer weather, less snow and mud, and the ability to now get out and about a bit more in the Valley.  So how are we toddlering around? 

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Check Yo’self! Puppies, Ticks, and You

This past Saturday was a glorious Vermont spring day. There is nothing like rolling your windows down and enjoying the warm winds of the green mountains for the first time after a long, cold and grey winter and mud season...

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Toddlering Around the My Home Valley

Last summer I wrote my first blog piece called “Toddlering Around the Valley.”  I won’t lie, after I wrote that piece, I felt good.  I was all like, look at me, a full-time working mama and writing a bit for a blog.  At the time, I thought go me.  I was all like, I’m going to do this on a regular basis – write for a blog.  Hah!  Here we are months later…and zilch-o...

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High Times at Ski Club Ten

It was 1959, and Sugarbush was the place to ski in the East. New York City transplants Damon and Sara Gadd, along with 10th Mountain Division member Jack Murphy, had opened the mountain on Christmas Day of the previous year with a three-person Carlevaro-Savio gondola (the first gondola in the U.S.), a T-bar, the Valley House Lodge, and a handful of ski trails. Former Dartmouth ski team member and Harriman Cup winner Peter Estin, a handsome Bostonian of Czechoslovakian origins, was running the Sugarbush Ski School. And all their beautiful and well-heeled friends from New York and Boston were driving to Warren, Vt., every weekend to ski. And to party.

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The Unofficial List of Great Ski Movies

Well friends, we’ve found ourselves in a pretty unique situation here. In a time when you can’t do much but stay at home and make the most of social distancing, what better time to dive into the world of skiing related movies? If you find yourself having a little extra downtime in between work emails and loads of laundry, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of some of pretty epic ski/ride movies to shake up the flow of re-watching The Office...

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 9

Bruce Hyde From Mehuron's Market is in the house to discuss their grand reopening. We also get the latest from the Valley Reporter, High Fives Fat Ski-a-Thon, and a nude running club??

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 10

We went from freshies to spring skiing to firming up on the mountains this past week. The gents break down the latest on the mountains, what's happening around the Valley, and catch up with the owners of SugarFish down in Waitsfield...

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Checking in on My 100 Ski Day Goal

I thought it was time to give everyone an update on my ski day goal this year. If you didn't already know, I've publicly made it my goal, for better or worse, to ski 100 days this season. As a man with fluctuating self-motivation, I figured the only way I was going to get to 100 days was to publicly hold myself accountable.

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 8

We took a big risk this week, but I think it was worth it. We finally had the fine gents, Adam White and Travis Bobley on from Ski Vermont, risking a large chunk of our viewer base. This week we caught up on the past weekend, upcoming events, what's new around town, a fun top featuring some of the coolest minds in the MRV, and oh yeah, it was snowing (again). 

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Getting to Know Vermont Adaptive

Pete Apgar learned to ski as a child, long before he lost his vision in his 20s, and Vermont Adaptive was thrilled to help keep him on the mountain after he lost the ability to see. Pete quickly made a smooth transition from skiing by sight, to skiing by feel and with guides calling turns...

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 7

Rick Moulton joins the crew to talk about the history of MRG and the various films he's made throughout the years. Plus the latest news, what's happening on the hills during President's Week, and a brand new segment: "You Know You're in the Mad River Valley When...".

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 6

Snow keeps falling for episode 6. The gents get the latest news from resident reporter, Hadley, take a look behind the scenes of a powder-filled cabin cat experience and chat with Stephane Oyahan, Sugarbush's VP of Food & Beveridge. 

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 5

It's jam-packed this week with a lot of snow talk, best powder trails, a surprise visit from a familiar face, news with Hadley, and special guest Elisa Kivirannafrom from a little local brewery you may or may not heard of: Lawson's Finest Liquids...

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 4

A sunny day at Mad River Glen for episode 4. Behind the scenes at the tune shop, Roll Back the Clock Day, record days, school board news, special guest Margo Wade, and sweets in the Valley!

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Mad River Valley Live: Episode 3

The gang's back at it again with a recap of the wild MLK Weekend, breaking news, history lessons, and a whole lot of cheese talk. Mmmm cheese...

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