Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mad River Mountain Work Days

Want to contribute to get some pre-season hiking, earn a free day of skiing, scout out new lines for the winter and contribute to the stellar skiing at a great local mountain? Come out this Saturday, October 25 for the last Mad River Glen Mountain Work Day of the fall.

From Mad River Glen and Treeskier.com
Purpose: The purpose of Mountain Work Days is maintenance of tree skiing. This involves cutting lines as well as setting aside areas for new trees to grow. Everything is done with hand tools. Work days are organized and led by Jay Appleton in consultation with ski area management. Mountain Work Days are a great chance to get out on the mountain, discover sacred ski terrain, and learn about northeastern mountain forests. It is fun and satisfying to see a ski line take shape, and see how trees can grow with some care.Turn Dividends: Each person who works a full day receives a complimentary day pass voucher for each day he or she works. The voucher is good during the upcoming 2008/09 ski season. You can work as long as you like, but plan on working the entire day to get a day pass.

9am, rain or shine at the MRG base area. Bring a hardy work ethic, warm clothes, lunch and some sharp loppers or trimming tools (no power tools, axes or hatchets).

(Riding up the MRG Single Chair in March 2008. Photo by Graham Gephart.)

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