For two weeks every year in August at Mad River Glen, the relationship and understanding of skiing in the mountains is redefined through a blistering “labor of love” effort of a few faceless, but passionate people that love life in the mountains. ┬áThis photo essay is a brief insight into a timeless tradition that is kept alive through the heart and soul of one of Vermont’s top ski communities… Mad River Glen.

mow crew worker cuts grass with a scythe under the lift line at mad river glen
Scythe work under Lift Line at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Curtis Savard stopped at a general store on his bike commute to Mad River Glen
Commuting on my rookie year of Mow Crew at Mad River Glen / Self Portrait / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
morning dew at mad river glen
Early morning dew at Lift Line on Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
the mow crew rides the single chair to work at mad river glen
An early morning ride to Mid-Station on the Single Chair at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
a pair of hiking boots dangle off the chair
Footwear for Mow Crew at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
the mad river glen mow crew wields their scythes
Scythe work at mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
looking down the mad river glen single chair in august
The office for Mow Crew at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Mow crew employee at Mad river glen takes a break while wearing his MRG t shirt
Among the ferns at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
a white hornet nest behind some green leaves
White Hornet nests are just one of the beautiful hazards. / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
mow crew worker using a scythe at mad river glen
One of the treasures of Mow Crew at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Stark's Nest at Mad River Glen
Lunch at Stark’s Nest on Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
The Mountainsmith Borealis camera backpack sits at the mid-station of Mad River Glen with Curtis Savard in the background
Mountainsmith Borealis keeping my gear safe during Mow Crew at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
the single chair of mad river glen in the summer
An early morning ride to Mid-Station at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
the terrain park during the summer at Mad River Glen
Checking out the park for the Mad River Glen Freeskier Team / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Mad River Glen Mow Crew worker takes a break at the bottom of Gazelle
Quick break before heading up Gazelle at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
silhouette of two mow crew workers riding the mad river glen double chair
Treated to an early morning ride on the double at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Fall starting to show its colors with a Mad River Glen scythe
Fall starting to show its colors with a Mad River Glen scythe / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Mad River Glen mow crew has lunch on the deck
Lunch for Mow Crew at Mad River Glen / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Mow Crew crew leader scything with the Mountainsmith Day lumbar pack at Mad River Glen
Mow Crew crew leader scything with the Mountainsmith Day lumbar pack / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Skiers ski a snow-less grass run at Mad River Glen
Time for some grass skiing with the Mad River Glen Mow Crew! / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography
Mow Crew worker from Mad River Glen takes a nap in the grass
Mow Crew for 2013 comes to a close… bring on the snow!! / Photo Credit: Curtis Savard Photography

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