Up until this past weekend the only signs of Spring that I could see were that the Red Sox were “playing” and my taxes were due. But to look around the mountain, it could have been January with the snow falling, the temps in the 20s and the wall-to-wall snowy carpet on the slopes.
And then it was finally Friday and the sun came out, the temps rose, the skiing was incredible and the Red Sox finally got a W with a home opener win over the Yankees. All was right in the world and it stayed that way pretty much all weekend. Epic corn bumps all over the mountain, bluebird skies and the smell of sunblock in the air, a tiki bar with slushy margaritas, a 2-1 series win for the good guys and a successful online tax-filing session and *voila!* Spring has finally arrived, no doubt about it!
But the flip side to this coin is that the coming of spring also means the inevitable end of the ski season. So now, to answer the big questions you all have:
- Will the mountain stay open? We sure hope to! As you are all well aware, we are a very weather-sensitive mountain and even though we have an amazing base for this time of year, we are also staring down the barrel of a truly springy weather forecast. So for at least the time being, we are suspending operations. We do hope to re-open for the weekend if not sooner. Stay-tuned to our web page, facebook posts and twitter feed for day-to-day updates.
- Will the Stark’s Pub keep posting these highly entertaining updates on MRG activities after the mountain is closed? YES! We love to talk about all things skiing and MRG-related; even if the lifts aren’t turning, the fun rolls on! During the off-season, MRG is host to a bunch of fun events such as SIPtemberfest and Green and Gold Weekend as well as private weddings and events. So don’t miss a beat – subscribe to our blog and get updates conveniently emailed right to your inbox! (Scroll toward the top of the page, find “Stark’s Pub in you Inbox” on the right.)
- Wait – so can I have my own event at MRG this summer? Sure! We’d love to party with you over the summer! Contact us today about using MRG as a venue for your wedding or event, or find out how we can come to you!
- Finally, What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?