Presenting Owls & Their Calls by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Saturday October 5th, 2019

“Did you know that not all owls hoot?”.  This program includes three live owls and a PowerPoint presentation with photos and audible sounds of our local owls.  This first-hand encounter enables participants to understand the defining characteristics and adaptations for life as a nocturnal predator on the wing.

Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials round out this special experience during the 45 minute program.   

Program begins at 1:00 PM on the 3rd floor of the base box.

21ST annual stark mountain hill climb

Saturday OCTOBER 5th, 2019

  • Registration AND CHECK-IN starts at 8:30 am

  • preregister for $25 through october 4th

  • Registration ($30 day of) AND CHECK-IN starts at 8:30 am

  • Race starts at 10:00 am


  • Location:

Mad River Glen Ski Area
57 Schuss Pass
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Get Directions

THE RACE: Run from the base to the summit of Gen. Stark Mountain taking any route you wish. All proceeds support the Stark Mountain Foundation's maintenance and trail work on the Long Trail on Stark Mountain.

Previous Years' Results:

DUATHELETES:  Participate in the both the Stark Mountain Hill Climb Run and Allen Clarke Hill Climb bike race on Sunday to compete for prizes.

The cost to register is $40 for adults and $25 for kids. Bikers are encouraged to preregister in advance of the event, either at Stark Mountain Bike Works (junction Routes 100 & 17) or by going to:

Register for Allen Clark Hill Climb

Race-day registration will take place from 8:30-9:30 am in front of Stark Mountain Bike Works. A $10 surcharge per entry will be added to all day-of registrations.  Entry includes automatic participation in a raffle for lots of great schwag!  For more information, call 496-5538

Mountain work Days

Join the crew helping to maintain MRG's forest and epic woods skiing lines.

Meet at 9 am in the Base Area at the Cricket Club picnic table. We're back down at 3:30–4pm. Get Directions

Most of the time we hike from the base, so be prepared to hike. We always go, rain or shine. If it is raining, it is more of an adventure.

Mad River Glen – Mountain Work Days 2018 Schedule:

Aug 4th, 11th, 29th

Oct 6th, 20th

many thanks to lars bruns and his crew for their dedication to stark mountain.

7th Annual Stark Mountain Food & Wine Festival

february or March 2019; date TBD

General Stark's Pub
Mad River Glen
57 Schuss Pass
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Get Directions

Come join us for an evening of wine, food, and fun while raising money for the Stark Mountain Foundation! Sample a dozen different wines from all over the world.

The cost is $30 for ten tokens, good for either wine or food samples.

Last year's event sold out, so don't wait! Supports Stark Mountain summer work!

Details on the 2019 Food & Wine Festival will be posted early in the year 2019.



December 2014:
SMF establishes endowment for stark mountain

In December 2014, the Stark Mountain Foundation established a nonprofit endowment fund, known as the Stark Mountain Fund, with the Vermont Community Foundation. Income from this fund will be used in perpetuity to further SMF's mission to protect and preserve Stark Mountain.

Getting Here

Most of our events are held at and around Stark Mountain and the Mad River Glen area. Use the map below to get directions.

Mad River Glen
57 Schuss Pass
Waitsfield, VT 05673


Learn about the ways in which we work to preserve the environment, recreational access and historic value of Stark Mountain.