Earn-Your-Turns Roundtable

MRVBC, the Catamount Trail Association, and Sugarbush Resort are proud to host the 4th annual Mad River Valley Earn-Your-Turns Roundtable. We are anticipating another interesting and lively discussion this year, with a deep-dive into a range of topics.

Date: December 9, 2022

Time: 6:00 to 9:00PM

Location: Castlerock Pub, Sugarbush, Warren, VT

Description: Interest in backcountry skiing and riding continues to increase in Vermont. Backcountry organizations have established “managed backcountry ski zones” throughout the State. Opportunties are beginning to emerge for the creation of managed BC zones in and around Valley, however, many in our community have concerns about possible ecological and neighborly impacts. With this and other recreational uses in mind, a new group (MRV Conservation and Recreation Steering Committee) has come together to define a "Gold Standard" that balances state-of-the-art outdoor recreation with protection of our natural resources.

This event will bring together a roundtable of experts and members of the community to explore questions including

  • What would Gold Standard BC zones look like in the Valley?

  • How can we support this type of recreation while balancing environmental and neighborly concerns?

  • What can we do to foster inclusion in the sport, and how do we fold it into our definition of a Gold Standard?

We'll also touch on

  • Backcountry safety

  • and the latest Uphill Policies

Hosted by the Mad River Valley Backcountry Coalition and Catamount Trail Association

Thanks to Sugarbush Resort and MRVBC's Annual Sponsors for their support!