Pique Season

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Peak foliage season is upon us and right on time. We're celebrating all weekend with Community Day and Oktoberfest, among tons of fun events throughout the Mad River Valley. With decent to good drying conditions in the next few days, trail and golf course conditions should be excellent too. 

Our cat clowder ready for Community Day. 

We were initially concerned about the drought conditions negatively affecting the colors this fall. However, either the recent rains fixed the issue or it wasn't a problem to begin with, because the leaves are all sorts of brilliant. (The rain rebound is also very important for snowmaking.) 

Base area bliss from today.

This is the last weekend of mountain activities, although the golf course will be open through October, weather-permitting. We're deep in the countdown to the scheduled start of snowmaking too, only 3 more weeks to go! 

Trunk show.

Under the canopy.

Another UnCommon Rd view. 

Lower elevation Moretown sunrise sampler.

With the rains returning, fungi foraging is back.

Night riding season has started.

Two big Mad River Riders' trail projects are rolling this fall, Evolution Phase 2 and a new trail at Eurich Pond. Spend a few hours helping clear the new routes this weekend for major karma points.  

Happy 60th birthday to us! Anybody recognize these well-dressed folks? One of them should be easy. 

Friday and Saturday look beautiful, with only slight chances for sprinkles on Sunday and Monday. We usually suggest holding "sick" days for powder, but Friday is likely to be worth burning one. We hope to have piqued your peak peeking. It's time, better be here. 

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange