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The Wind Needs No Invitation: Paintings by Deanna Chilian

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2018

Valley Arts is pleased to present an exhibit of magical and colorful paintings by Deanna Chilian.  Please join us for the opening reception at the Festival Gallery on Saturday, September 15, from 5-7 PM. Hours for the show: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-5 PM Visit Deanna’s website for a complete review of her biography, her inspiration, and a gallery of her paintings: http://www.deannachilianfineart.com

Cabot Cheese Free Fondue

December 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy FREE Fondue in General Stark’s Pub each and every Thursday apres-ski. Thanks to our co-op buddies at Cabot Cheese. On Thursdays we also offer up the Mad River Glen Apres-ski Music Series

Festival of Lights

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come and enjoy food and drinks with friends as we celebrate the Festival of Lights at Rumbles Kitchen from 5 - 7 Pm!

Cooking Class: Global Cuisine – Italian Feast

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  The biggest feasts in Italy happen during the winter season. Come warm up the kitchen with these traditional Italian dishes that will help put a delightful new spin on your festivities. MENU Brodetto – Italian Fish Stew Braciole in Tomato Sauce Garlic Broccoli Rabe Butternut Squash Risotto Panforte – Tuscan-Style Fruit Cake

Ariel’s Honey Infusions Tasting

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stop by the Mad River Taste Place and taste some of Ariel's newest products! 

Ariel wants people to know how healthy Honeybees play an essential role in pollinating our many gardens. Without bees assistance our crops would be...

SPA Yoga experience

SPA Yoga – relaxing practice for every body

December 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

SPA Yoga® is a slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience  designed to restore and relax while opening the body for the art of the possible. By engaging all five of the senses with calming candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists, neck and shoulder massage, and a renewed awareness of taste (including chocolate!), SPA Yoga aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation. The physical practice takes time to open the body’s subtle energy and prepares students to experience…

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Winter Wonderland

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With the season greeted by glistening snow, festive flavors and seasonal favorites start to come back into home kitchens. The Kitchen will be fired up, geared up to make restaurant-quality food worthy of a sleigh ride home and bundling up near the fireplace. MENU Saffron Vegetable Soup Arugula & Parmesan Salad with Almonds & Citrus Vinaigrette Roasted Rack of Pork with Pomegranate Glaze Roasted Shallot & Endive Tart Peppermint Chocolate Cake

Yoga Nidra

Candle Light Yoga and Hot Chocolate

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuning into light on the darkest day of the year!

Glass Ornament

Make Your Own Glass Ornament

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

It's back! You CAN Make Your Own Hand Blown Glass Ornament before Christmas! We've added an Ornaments Day following the vibe of the Valley from our Country Christmas event. This almost-last-minute ornament making day is here at our glass blowing school. And it gives you the chance to make a gift for someone: grandparents, teachers, parents, friends, siblings ... even make one for yourself! So drop-in or reserve your space. No experience required. Just a curiosity, about 20 minutes, $25,…

Cooking Class: Holiday Fondue Party

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If your fondue pot needs dusting off, this class will show you some easy and flavorful fondues. We will be making savory cheese and sweet chocolate fondues. See how quick and easy they are to make after you have skied all day. MENU Cheddar Ale Fondue Mexican Cheese Fondue with Chiles & Chorizo Creamy Tomato Fondue Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue

Venetian Ginger Ale Tasting

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venetian Ginger Ale is a premium small-batch soda made in Vermont. Inspired by the founder’s great-great-grandfathers ginger ale of the same name. Now, updated this ginger ale is quite possibly the world’s most excellent ginger ale ever produced....

Boyden Valley Winery Tasting

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Boyden Valley Windery produces over a dozen internationally award –winning wines, ciders, and spirits, from the bold Big Barn Red to the premier line of “Vermont Ice” wines and cream liqueurs. This is the perfect way to try several...

Ugly Sweater Party

December 22 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

May all your sweaters be ugly and bright! Join us for cheesy Christmas movies, prizes and more. We'll buy your first drink with donation of a toy!

Never Summer Industries Snowboard Demo

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Check out and demo Never Summer snowboard fleet.

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Family Gingerbread House Building Workshop

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a night full of gingerbread, icing, and creativity.

V Smiley Preserves Tasting

December 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stop by the Taste Place to sample V Smiley Preserves.  V Smiley Preserves are different than any preserve you have tasted. There are several reasons for that - they are sweetened with honey, made with local, organic fruits and they are made in...

Christmas Eve Service

December 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at our non-denominational Christmas Eve service in Gate House Lodge at Lincoln Peak lead by Norwich University Chaplain Bill Wick.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Rumble’s Kitchen

December 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Rumble's Kitchen for a warm and festive Christmas Eve Dinner. 

Christmas Dinner at Rumble’s Kitchen

December 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate a wonderful holiday meal with the Sugarbush community after a day on the slopes. 

S’mores Cookout

December 26 @ 12:00 am

After a day on hill, join us for a sweet treat with family and friends. We'll be roasting S'mores daily during the holiday week.

Mt. Ellen: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Lincoln Peak: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Cooking Class: Sweet & Savory Crepes

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This class will highlight the crêpe or French pancake, which is made from thin batter. Crêpes can be filled with a variety of sweet or savory mixtures. We will be creating both sweet and savory crêpes that are filled with various meats, cheeses or vegetable mixtures- sometimes topped with a complementary sauce. MENU Smoked Salmon Blintzes Chicken Crepes with Tarragon Sauce Spinach, Bacon, Mushroom & Ricotta Crepes Sweet Crepes with Raspberry Preserves & Chocolate Mascarpone

Kids Pizza & Movie Night

December 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop off the kids at The Schoolhouse and enjoy a night of your own.

Warren Miller Film Screening

December 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Catch a showing of Warren Miller's full-length feature film.

Photography Outback Tour

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A three hour guided photography tour along Sugarbush's hiking and snowshoe trails. Bring your DSLR or your smartphone to capture the beauty of the Slide Brook Basin.

Blizzard Boogie

December 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Get ready to boogie down and warm your toes with some sweet dance moves and groovy tunes.

Rob Pierce @ General Stark’s Pub

December 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dec 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Enjoy the musical stylings of MRG’s own Rob Pierce apres-ski at Geneneral Stark’s Pub.

Cabot Cheese Free Fondue

December 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy FREE Fondue in General Stark’s Pub each and every Thursday apres-ski. Thanks to our co-op buddies at Cabot Cheese. On Thursdays we also offer up the Mad River Glen Apres-ski Music Series

VINS Birds of Prey Performance

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences presents an unforgettable experience featuring a selection of VINS resident raptors or ‘avian ambassadors’.

Cooking Class: Pork Cookery

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class you will learn how to make some great recipes that feature all things pork from shoulder to bacon. Learn some helpful tips to create delicious, moist pork at home for your family dinners. MENU Ham & White Bean Soup Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Pork Au Poivre with Pepper Cream Sauce Bacon Rotisserie-Style Potatoes Orange Bread Pudding

Drop-In Spinning

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to learn a new technique, fine tune your spinning wheel, and enjoy a day of spinning? We will review wheel maintenance and explore different drafting and plying techniques. Beginners welcome. Please bring your wheel or try one of our floor models. One class session; available dates listed below. Instructor: Susan Snider

Paint and Sip

December 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join our friends from Burlington Paint and Sip Studio for an evening of artistic instruction and tasty libations.

Pete & Chris’s Amusement

December 28 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Kids magic show at the Schoolhouse! Fun for the whole family!

Naturalist Snowshoe Program @ MRG

December 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am   Join one of MRG’s staff Naturalists for a guided snowshoe trek tailored to your interest in the ecology and wildlife of Stark Mountain! Our outings and content varies each week depending snow conditions and participants. Learn about the hardwood forests of the Green Mtns. as well as our resident moose, bear, deer, fisher, coyote, red fox and more! Easy to moderate difficulty. Learn more about the Naturalist Programs.  

Kids’ Torchlight Parade

December 29 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Join Murphy Moose and friends on an exciting torchlight parade in the Welcome Mat kid zone. Kids can march on their skis and boards with a kid-friendly torch in an all-star lineup of friends and Sugarbush Ski & Ride coaches.

Camp Meade’s Winter S’Morestice Celebration

December 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come one, come all to Camp Meade’s Winter S’Morestice Celebration to help create the world’s largest S’More and celebrate the light and warmth of the historic fireplace built for Camp Meade, Middlesex, with the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. The December 29 event features music, food, fire artists and dancers as well as ‘burnaments’ which folks will affix to a bonfire structure and send them off into the great beyond. There will be an evergreen maze as well as…

Kids’ Cooking Class

December 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a fun and tasty evening of creativity and discovery through a hands-on culinary experience.

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Make this year's final meal "extra special" and one to remember. Whether you are celebrating with the one you love, good friends or family. We promise you will remember the food. MENU Pinwheel of Roasted Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese & Spinach Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Kale & Warm Bacon Dressing Beef Tenderloin with Herb Butter Truffled Macaroni & Cheese Champagne Cake with Strawberry Frosting

Film Screening and Social with John Egan

December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join local legend and ski hall of fame inductee John Egan, star of countless Warren Miller films, as he shares his best moments of his ski career and screens one of his favorite movies.

Intro to Free-Form Tapestry Weaving

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are looking for a new fiber craft, would like to find a way to put all the odds and ends of your yarn stash to good use, or would like to learn weaving on a smaller scale to start, this workshop will check all the boxes! Free-form weaving on a small frame loom is a fun introduction to traditional handweaving techniques. Create a beautiful work of art that you can hang on your wall when you are done!  Small…

Winter Market at the Mad River Taste Place

December 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We love the Waitsfield Farmers Market - so much that we invited some of your favorite vendors to come inside and have their winter market right inside the Taste Place! Join us Sundays from 11am to 2pm.

Enjoy a hot coffee (or a sample...

Cooking Class: Apres Ski – Soups & Paninis

December 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and enjoy our Après-ski class. In this class we will show you some easy Soups and Panini's that are quick and easy to make when you have guests over and you have skied all day and want to stay in. MENU French Onion Soup Thai Chicken Curry Soup Cuban Panini Margherita Melt on House-Made Focaccia Magic Bars

Gathering of the Groms

December 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Intro to freestyle skiing and snowboarding for ages 13 & under. Hang out with the Park crew and free style coaches. Located at Lincoln Base area by Super Bravo, Valley House lifts.

Kids Pizza & Movie Night

December 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop off the kids at The Schoolhouse while you enjoy a night of your own.

Family Italian Buffet

December 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Family-friendly buffet with live music, face painting and fireworks!

New Years Eve Dinner at Rumble’s Kitchen

December 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Rumble's Kitchen for a seasonal New Years Eve Dinner with live music. Reservations highly recommended.

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

December 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Make sure to find your favorite spot to view our spectacular torchlight parade on Spring Fling followed by a fireworks show.

New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring the Detonators

December 31 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Kick off the Castlerock Music Series this New Year's Eve at your favorite slopeside bar.

$30 Thursdays at Mt. Ellen

January 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursdays at Mt. Ellen, lift tickets are only $30. After a day on the slopes, come enjoy live après music featuring local bands and food specials at the Green Mountain Lounge. Sponsored by Cabot Cheese, Citizen Cider and Zero Gravity.

The Medicine Tribe Duo

January 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Medicine Tribe is a 4 piece band with male and female vocals playing a variety of styles: rock, funk, blues, and bluegrass. They play original tunes and cover music by great artists such as Little Feat, Neville Brothers, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, JJ Cale, and Ray Charles. Musically, the feel can range from a funky groove to a bluesy swing, straight ahead rock, bluegrass, or heart felt ballad.

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