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Valentine’s Day – The MRV Way

January 23, 2023

Love is clearly in the air here in the Mad River Valley.  Heck we even have Mad River Romance (check…

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Ride to Ski on the Mad Bus

December 27, 2022

Mad River Valley visitors and residents are encouraged to utilize the free Mad Bus Service that is provided by Green…

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Memory Tree

November 17, 2022

Honor Your Memory Today! $5 each or 5 for $20 The Mad River Valley Memory Tree provides a way for…

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#SHOPMRV – Shop Local This Holiday Season

November 17, 2022

The holiday shopping season is upon us and there are so many ways to give unexpected, genuine, unique and delightful…

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MRV Star Kits On Sale Now

November 15, 2022

Order Your Star Kit! Over the past 15 years or so beautifully lit stars have become a ubiquitous feature around…

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Support MRV Non-Profits with Meaningful Gifts This Holiday Season

November 14, 2022

The Holiday Season is always a good time to take stock and be more intentional with our gift giving. It’s…

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MRV Experiences are The Perfect Gift

November 14, 2022

With the holiday  upon us it’s a great time to think of ways to give meaningful gifts. A gift of…

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Stick Season Restaurants Schedules

November 8, 2022

As our hard-working restauranteurs take a well-deserved break in between the busy foliage and winter seasons we thought it might…

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Local Artists Participate in Open Studio Weekend

September 26, 2022

The Vermont Crafts Council’s 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend takes place on October 1st and 2nd, from…

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View the Foliage Like a Pro

September 26, 2022

With our dirt roads, mountain vistas, rolling farmland and sinewy river the Mad River Valley offers an ideal backdrop for…

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Living with Bears in the MRV

August 23, 2022

Black bears (Urus americanus) are the only species of bear found in the Eastern United States and a healthy population…

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Quench Your Thirst in Central Vermont

July 28, 2022

Vermont’s craft beverage makers have become a major driver of visitors to the state and Central Vermont has been a…

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stewardMRV Success

July 28, 2022

Last week I traveled 62.3 miles in 8.25 hours, and I walked all 22 of the designated stewardMRV sites. Each of…

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Rural Food Court Sprouts at Village Square

June 8, 2022

If a few years back you would have told any MRV local that the Village Square (AKA  the Mehuron’s shopping…

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Flags Fly Downtown

May 31, 2022

You may have noticed the new US and Mad River Valley flags fluttering along Route 100. These flags came about because…

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MRV Artisans Take Part in Vermont Open Studio Weekend

May 16, 2022

The 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend takes place on May 28 & 29, from 10am to 5 pm.…

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Summer Events in Central Vermont

May 13, 2022

Many would argue that summer is the best season in Vermont. Even though a case for every season, it’s hard…

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Mother’s Day in the MRV

April 4, 2022

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8th and the Mad River Valley’s retailers, makers, restaurants and other businesses are…

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Explore Classic Mountain Towns Along Vermont Route 100

February 13, 2022

Encounter the winter beauty of the East Coast at an unseen level this year. Named one of “The Most Beautiful…

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MRV Chamber Launches First Ever Stand Up for Safety Initiative

February 2, 2022

The Mad River Valley, a popular Vermont ski and mountain tourism destination, has launched Stand Up for Safety, a program…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day the MRV Way

February 1, 2022

Love is clearly in the air here in the Mad River Valley.  If you are looking for a way to…

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Valley of Makers

December 27, 2021

Long before it was “a thing”, Vermont’s Mad River Valley has been home to an astonishing array of “makers” of…

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Give a MRV Experience

December 21, 2021

With the holiday  upon us it’s a great time to think of ways to give meaningful gifts. A gift of…

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Giving Tuesday – Keep It Local in the MRV

November 27, 2021

The Holiday Season is always a good time to take stock and be more intentional with our gift giving. It’s…

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Holiday Shopping Under Way

November 27, 2021

The holiday shopping season is upon us and there are so many ways to give unexpected, genuine, unique and delightful…

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Shopping in the Mad River Valley Vermont

Supply Chain Issues – Yet Another Reason to Shop Locally This Holiday Season

November 16, 2021

For many years now consumers locally and nationally have been on inexorable trend towards online shopping. With the well-documented supply…

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Pre-season Ski Update – a Community Conversation

November 3, 2021

On Wednesday November 10th at 7 pm the MRV Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present a Community Conversation involving the…

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Chamber Hosts Service Industry Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop

October 11, 2021

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that they will be hosting a very important and…

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It’s a Dog’s Life

September 1, 2021

Finding just the right lodging accommodations can often times be challenging and if you have a pooch in tow it…

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Summer and The Best of Route 100

June 15, 2021

Vermont’s legendary Route 100 is known for its scenic views, especially in the Stowe, Waterbury and Mad River Valley corridor.…

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Signs of the Times – Back to Normalcy

June 8, 2021

It’s clear that things are really getting back to normal here in the MRV. The most obvious signs of our…

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Quirky Dining in the MRV

May 31, 2021

Quirky is defined as “characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits” and the Mad River Valley certainly fits the bill in…

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stewardMRV Aims to Care for Recreational Access Points

May 27, 2021

Memorial Day weekend marks the kick-off of stewardMRV, a new initiative spearheaded by the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce,…

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Valley Reporter Turns 50!

April 22, 2021

Happy 50th Birthday to The Valley Reporter! It is hard to imagine that our favorite, local news source is half…

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Dining in The MRV

February 13, 2021

The Mad River Valley’s restaurants and eateries have been generous, gracious, diligent and creative as our community navigates these unusual…

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Community Conversation A Mid-season Update from the Ski Areas

February 10, 2021

Everyone in the MRV community is invited to an online Community Conversation presented by the MRV Chamber of Commerce involving…

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New Name for Local Arts Organization

February 9, 2021

An iconic local arts organization has a new name—and a new look. Mad River Valley Arts (MRVA) is the name…

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Snow People Contest

February 5, 2021

With all the new snow of late, the Mad River Valley has been turned into a winter wonderland. Residents and…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day the MRV Way

February 2, 2021

Love is clearly in the air here in the Mad River Valley.  If you are scrambling for a way to…

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3 Local Specialty Food Purveyors Win National Awards

January 28, 2021

Three MRV purveyors; Babette’s Table, Mad River Distillers, and Von Trapp Farmstead each  won prestigious Good Food Awards. With over 2,000 entries each year,…

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Outdoor Adventure

December 30, 2020

Clearwater Sports Winter Outdoor Adventures Guided Snowshoe Adventure Explore winter’s beauty in the backwoods of the Mad River Valley with…

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Dining in The MRV

December 15, 2020

The Mad River Valley’s restaurants and eateries are at your service. Here are their hours for the winter of 2020-2021…

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Memory Tree Lighting

December 13, 2020

It’s Not Too Late to Dedicate Your Memory! The Mad River Valley Memory Tree will officially be lit on Friday,…

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Best of Route 100 Holiday Experiences

December 7, 2020

The communities of Stowe, Waterbury, and the Mad River Valley are the perfect place for a winter vacation or staycation…

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Giving Tuesday MRV Style

November 30, 2020

The 2020 Holiday Season is certainly different than in years past. It’s a good time to take stock and be…

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Holiday Shopping

November 23, 2020

The holiday shopping season is a bit different this year, that’s for sure!  One silver linings of these crazy times…

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MRV Star Kits On Sale Now

November 22, 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined in on this fundraiser by purchasing“Star Kits”. It has been an unqualified success. We far…

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Give the Gift of Experiences

November 18, 2020

With the holiday  upon us it’s a great time to think of ways to give meaningful gifts. A gift of…

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Memory Tree

November 17, 2020

The Mad River Valley Memory Tree has long been a highlight to the annual illumination of the valley. Each year…

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It’s Time to Light up the MRV!

November 17, 2020

Every holiday season, the Mad River Valley comes to life with a spectacle of illumination that is quintessential Vermont. While it…

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View the Foliage Like a Pro

September 28, 2020

With our dirt roads, mountain vistas, rolling farmland and sinewy river the Mad River Valley offers an ideal backdrop for…

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VermonTouring – Scenic Drives in the MRV & Beyond

September 23, 2020

When Mad River Valley locals head out to explore and experience other parts of Vermont you might hear them say…

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Inaugural Win Smith Be Better Award Presented

September 10, 2020

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the creation and recipient of the inaugural Win Smith Be Better Award…

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Beverage Making in the MRV – Brewers, Distillers and More

September 7, 2020

Vermont’s craft breweries have become a major driver of visitors to the state and the Mad River Valley has been…

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Shop the Mad River Valley

August 26, 2020

Shopping is always a popular activity here in the Mad River Valley and the best part about the experience is…

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Web Cams in the MRV

July 8, 2020

If you can only be in the MRV in spirit, please know that you can keep an eye on things…

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Village Square Restaurants Embrace Challenge

July 7, 2020

In this brave new world of social distancing the MRV’s restaurant community has risen to the challenge in so many…

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The Arts Are Alive and Well in The MRV

July 6, 2020

While the summer of 2020 has been unlike any other, there are still many ways to appreciate and participate in…

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Summer in the MRV

June 17, 2020

The summer of 2020 is certainly not shaping up to be a typical one here in the MRV. Travel restrictions,…

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Virtual Happenings in The Valley

March 20, 2020

In a time when most of us feel isolated, many businesses have taken to “being virtual”.  Here is a list…

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Help MRV Businesses Now!

March 18, 2020

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Mad River Valley’s businesses when they need it most. How you can help businesses…

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Dining in The MRV

March 17, 2020

The Mad River Valley’s restaurants and eateries have been generous, gracious, diligent and creative as our community navigates these unusual…

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MRV Responds to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Greetings MRV residents, visitors and folks with a connection to our community,   The on-going pandemic is serious business and…

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American Flatbread Deeply Organic

March 9, 2020

This time of year while most of us are looking forward to spring skiing with images of warm days, soft…

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Leap of Kindness Day

February 23, 2020

So what will you do with the extra day we all get this Leap Year, on Saturday, February 29, 2020?…

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Mountain View Inn – A MRV Institution

February 17, 2020

Fred & Susan Spencer have owned Mountain View Inn since 1978!  That is a huge accomplishment in an industry that…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day the MRV Way

February 11, 2020

Love is clearly in the air here in the Mad River Valley.  If you are scrambling for a way to…

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A Leap of Faith at Solace Bed & Breakfast

February 10, 2020

“Leaps of faith and change are scary, and the path doesn’t always go in the direction you think it will. …

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Hostel Tevere has New Owner

January 27, 2020

When you meet Ryan Donnelly, you will notice a slight twang in his voice!  Ryan is not from around here,…

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Above & Beyond at Tucker Hill Inn

January 20, 2020

Patty and Kevin Begin, Owners of The Tucker Hill Inn work really hard to create an experience for their guests…

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Bridges Resort Open to All

January 7, 2020

There is simply nothing better after a nice day of skiing than to get in a hot tub to soak…

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Best Places to Warm Up by the Fire in the MRV

December 26, 2019

Sometimes the best thing to do on a cold, winter day is to cuddle up next to a roaring fire.…

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Pie Sunday at The Swanson Inn

December 20, 2019

On most Sunday afternoons the parking lots of our local inns tend to be emptying out as visitors head home…

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Give the Gift of Giving

December 1, 2019

The holiday season is a great opportunity to give meaningful gifts that come back to support amazing local organizations that…

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Experiences are the Perfect Gift

November 25, 2019

These days many folks don’t want “things” as gifts. Instead they value experiences more. The MRV has so many great…

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Mad River Real Estate – It’s All About The Community

November 5, 2019

Mad River Real Estate is  certainly a premier agency here in the MRV. They are professional, knowledgeable and experienced. The…

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The “Almost World Famous” Warren Store

October 24, 2019

Valley visitors simply love the Warren Store! A recent social media post is typical; “One of my favorite places in…

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Country Christmas Events

October 11, 2019

Country Christmas is how the Mad River Valley celebrates the holidays. The Mad River Valley Chamber works in collaboration with the business…

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2nd Annual Mad River Valley Memory Tree 2019

October 10, 2019

The Mad River Valley Memory Tree stands as a bright and beautiful symbol of those we remember, honor, and celebrate this…

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THE PITCHER INN WELCOMES CHEF JACOB ENNIS

October 4, 2019

This summer saw the arrival of a new chef (and his family) at The Pitcher Inn. Chef Jacob Ennis comes…

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MRV Barns & Bridges Festival This Weekend!

September 19, 2019

This Weekend!  The 2nd Annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival— September 20, 21 & 22.  This foliage kick-off Festival is…

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How the Pros View Foliage

September 17, 2019

With our dirt roads, mountain vistas, rolling farmland and sinewy river the Mad River Valley offers an ideal backdrop for…

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Green Mountain Photo Show

September 9, 2019

It’s hard to believe fall is upon us and so is the annual Green Mountain Photo Show. From amateur photographers…

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ARTISTS TO TAKE OVER WAITSFIELD!

July 15, 2019

Waitsfield Telecom and Valley Arts are pleased to present the annual Great Vermont Plein Air Festival, an eagerly anticipated yearly…

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A Family Affair!

July 8, 2019

  Water runs in their blood, but not the way you might think!  Jen Fleckenstein and her brother Steve Parker…

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Mad River Taste Week

June 28, 2019

MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK An annual summer event featuring farm tours, tastings, pairings, dinners and more The Mad River Food…

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American Flatbread: A Place Like No Other

June 3, 2019

      American Flatbread. A long-time Mad River Valley icon, it’s practically a right-of-passage in Vermont. Why, you ask? …

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West Hill House B&B: You’ll Want to Stay Forever

May 13, 2019

“Such a lovely experience. Such a lovely place. All because of such lovely people.” “There truly isn’t anything not to…

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend behind Buffalo Bill’s Retreat

May 6, 2019

To locals, Bill White goes by ‘Buffalo Bill’ or ‘Barbeque Bill’, and also some names not fit for publishing!  One…

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Mad River Eye Care: Seeing the Way to Stardom

April 29, 2019

The Mad River Valley has a new rock star!  And, while he used to play the bass in a punk…

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CBD Events: Extra Special Care for Your Wedding

April 22, 2019

According to Thriveglobal.com, among the top 10 most stressful events in life is planning a wedding.  Maybe that’s because we’re…

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Mad River Valley Reality: Ski the Valley

Skiing the Valley: 3 Mountains in 1 Day!

April 15, 2019

Where do you have 3 epic ski mountains all within a 5-minute drive from each other?  Right here in the…

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Sugarbush is still open!

April 14, 2019

It’s spring skiing at Sugarbush!  Sugarbush plans to remain open daily through Sunday, April 28th and then reopen for a…

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The Front Porch at the Yellow Farmhouse Inn

A personalized approach to the hospitality business

April 1, 2019

(promoted content, as seen in The Valley Reporter) Mike and Sandra Anastos, owners of the Yellow Farm­house Inn in Waitsfield, spent…

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Jamieson ‘Insures’ {pun intended} a history tour!

February 7, 2019

Jon Jamieson’s family arrived in the Mad River Valley in 1798.  Yes, 1798!  Watch as multi-generation Mad River Valley-an, Jon,…

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Cabot Creamery Cooperative Celebrates a Century [Now, say that 5 times fast!]

January 24, 2019

Vermont.  What comes to mind?  Rolling green mountains, luscious landscapes, piles of snow (especially this winter!).  Fresh air, pasturing cows,…

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Ride to Ski: Our FREE MRV Bus

January 23, 2019

Get around the Mad River Valley on the GMT Bus, our FREE winter-seasonal bus service, operated by Green Mountain Transit. Daily…

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SHOP MAD RIVER VALLEY

Valley Shops Are Open For Friday Night FUN!

January 22, 2019

    Après till 8!  Friday, February 22nd, Mad River Valley shops are staying open until 8pm! Get a tour…

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Federal Employees: Ski the Valley for FREE

January 22, 2019

Are you a Federal employee who is currently furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown? Our Mad River…

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Mad Marathon Makes Runner’s World Bucket List!

January 8, 2019

For the 2nd year in a row, our own Mad Marathon was named to Runner’s World’s TEN BUCKET LIST MARATHONS…

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Ride the LOVE Bus!

January 6, 2019

Enjoy a romantic evening out with your sweetheart, and let the LOVE BUS drive! Our FREE Mad River Valley bus…

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Ski the Valley: Sugarbush & Mad River Glen celebrating birthdays this season!

December 5, 2018

The home of two legendary ski areas, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush, Vermont’s Mad River Valley is an epicenter of cool ski-town culture. …

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Clearwater Filtration

A family business keeping water safe.

December 4, 2018

(promoted content, as seen in The Valley Reporter) For more than 38 years, Clear Water Filtration has been offering Vermont, northeastern…

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Holiday Taste of The Valley: Recipes

December 4, 2018

(updated 12/12/2018) Did you participate in Country Christmas’ Taste of the Valley on December 8th?  Find a favorite sweet treat? …

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Sugarbush Festival of Lights & Memory Tree

December 3, 2018

The Sugarbush Festival of Lights is a Mad River Valley holiday tradition!  Businesses and residents in the Mad River Valley…

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Worth driving 1600 miles to The Village Grocery.

November 2, 2018

One guy drove all the way from Oklahoma City to go to the Village Grocery (or, ‘the VG’, as locals…

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Mad River Glen: Eat It If You Can.

October 29, 2018

Mad River Glen’s fish fry menu is almost as iconic as it’s single chair (which, ahem, happens to be the…

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Beer is here! Lawson’s Finest Liquids is Open!

October 25, 2018

Sean and Karen Lawson have announced the official opening of Lawson’s Finest Liquids‘ brewery, taproom, and retail store at 155…

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Finding Joy at Salt & Sand Studios.

September 5, 2018

“We loved that we could have a break from the ‘world’, learn glass blowing and do some yoga – even…

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More than Coffee at Three Mountain Café.

August 24, 2018

When asked what she does in her spare time, Julie Burns, owner of Three Mountain Café, says, “I’m a hooker.…

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Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival: FALL FUN FOR ALL!

August 23, 2018

It’s almost here!  The Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival is September 14-16.  We are picking out our party outfits, and…

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Mad River Taste Week

Mad River Taste Week: TOP 10 REASONS TO GO

July 25, 2018

The first Mad River Taste Week kicks off on August 4th with the famed Waitsfield Farmer’s Market and a community pig…

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Warren Vermont 4th of July Parade

Warren 4th of July Parade & Festivities!

June 27, 2018

It’s here!  For the 70th consecutive year, we celebrate our independence with Warren’s famous wild, wacky, and wickedly fun parade,street dance, and…

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MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK: A New Summer Event Featuring Tours, Tastings, and Teachings

April 19, 2018

Mad River Food Hub announces Mad River Taste Week, a 7-day celebration of the food and beverage makers and growers…

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New Fall Event Announced: Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival

March 21, 2018

Valley Arts and the Mad River Valley community announce the first annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival will take place…

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Mad Marathon Makes the Bucket List

March 8, 2018

Runner’s World has published the top 10 Bucket List Marathons to run in 2018, and the Mad Marathon made the…

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New Member Services Coordinator Joins the Chamber

October 30, 2017

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ginger Berkelhamer has joined the staff as the…

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Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Announces Strategic Plan

June 2, 2017

Anyone who has spent time in the Mad River Valley knows this is a unique and wonderful place.  With its…

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