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When: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
Where: BaseBox Dining Room at Mad River Glen
Why: To celebrate the arrival of the spring season and to raise awareness of the Stark Mountain Foundation's mission and Mad River Glen's future!
Cost: $25 (only!) buys 10 tokens and a souvenir wine glass. Redeem one token for a taste of awesome food or wine!
Come sample the fine cuisine of Mad River's own Chef Mike Witzel
Filet mignon with gorgonzola cream
Stuffed portabella mushrooms
Bruschetta crostini with roasted red peppers and goat cheese
Enjoy some of the latest spring wine releases, hand chosen by Joerg Klauck of Vermont Wine Merchants:
Sauvignon, Alphonse Dolly, Loire France
Pecorino, La Piuma, Italy
Chardonnay, False Bay, South Africa
Pinot Noir "Point North," Sean Minor, Oregon
Corbieres, La Buvette Castelmaure, France
"Brothers Blend," Milbrandt, Washington
Tickets available using our Donate button in the upper right of this page (please note Spring Wine Fest in the comment box), or at the door.
2013 Stark Mountain Hill Climb
The 15th Annual Stark Mountain Hill Climb was held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. The event was part of the festivities of Green 'n' Gold Weekend at Mad River Glen and is sponsored by the Stark Mountain Foundation.
The weather for the 15th annual Hill Climb was perfect for running with the temperatures in the mid fifties and only a hint of mist at the summit. The race got off to a fast start at 10:00 am with most runners heading straight up the mountain and avoiding the work road. The field quickly spread out and by the mid station it was clear the competition was General Stark Mountain, and not the other runners! From the base you could see runners scrambling up Chute and reaching for the Summit.
The first male runner to finish was Peter Gurney at 27.09, a newcomer to the mountain who said he would come back to ski this year. The men’s record is 23.51 and set by Dave Dunham in 2007. The first female runner the reach the finish at the Stark’s Nest was Audrey Huffman at 32.25. Audrey’s good performance is never a surprise as she is the female course record holder at 29.40 set in 2010.
This year was the first running of the Kid’s race to the birdcage. The competition was personal and the winners were Patrick and Sadie Keiran with times of 15:05 and 16:27 respectively.