Mark your calendars, gather your friends, book your flights and get excited to join us to celebrate 50 years of GMVS June 9-11, 2023.

Registration Coming Soon!

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Friday, June 9

12 p.m. Golf tournament, Sugarbush Golf Course
We’re putting the FUN back in fundraising. Join your GMVS friends during a friendly (and sometimes a bit competitive) game of golf to benefit GMVS at the beautiful Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. Awards to follow at the Kick-Off event to be held at Lincoln Peak.

5 p.m. Cheers to 50 Years – Kick-Off Event, Sugarbush Lincoln Peak
An opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and family while enjoying hors d’oeuvres at the Castlerock Pub.

8 p.m. Evening Socials, Locations Around the Valley
Reconnect, reminisce and find out what’s new with your fellow classmates!

Saturday, June 10

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Children’s Activities, On campus
Supervised and facilitated children’s activities available on campus.  Ages 4-12 welcome, parents need not attend.

9 – 11 a.m. Activities Around the Valley
Bring a bike and your pick of athletic shoes for group activities around the Valley. Stay tuned for details about activity offerings and a multi-leg adventure race!

Afternoon Events, On campus
Recognition of the Class of 2020
State of the School Update 

5 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Children’s Activities, On campus
Supervised and facilitated children’s activities available on campus.  Ages 4-12 welcome, parents need not attend.

5 p.m.  50th Anniversary Bash, Upper Field
A full-send celebration with food trucks, live band, dancing, and s’mores by the firepit. An evening under the tent celebrating the people and experiences that have shaped GMVS since 1973.

Sunday, June 11

7 a.m. Speed Hike 
For those early birds, join Doug Lewis ’82 for a fast-paced hike up and down Mt. Ellen. At the top have a look down memory lane at the Inverness Training Slope. Return back in time for brunch in the Dining Hall!

9 – 10 a.m. Brunch, Dining Hall
Let the taste of brunch take you back to your mornings at GMVS, without dish crew!

11 a.m. Family Soccer and Pick-up Lacrosse, Lower Field
Dust off your cleats and dig out your vintage GMVS shirts, or pick your team of choice to root for from the sidelines. Join us on the lower field to play a friendly game of soccer or bring your stick for a pick-up game of lacrosse.

**Campus tours will be offered throughout the weekend

Lodging Discounts

Stay On Campus

GMVS Dorm beds are available for Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday morning breakfast and Sunday brunch are included with your purchase. We will do our best to accommodate requests. Towels, bed linens and pillows are available at an additional cost — stay tuned for details. Those under 21 must be accompanied by a parent to stay in the dormitories. Drugs, alcohol and other substances (whether legal or illegal – including tobacco and cannabis) are prohibited. Book your dorm bed on the event registration form.

Sugarbush Resort

Click HERE for special discounts from Sugarbush

Hyde Away Inn

Contact the Hyde Away Inn for a discount on stays of 3 nights or more; 50% off the lowest-priced night. Use Promo Code: GMVS

The Feather Bed Inn

Call the Feather Bed Inn and let them know you’re coming to the GMVS 50th Celebration for a discount on stays of 3 nights or more; 50% off the lowest-priced night. (Ph: 802-496-715)

Questions? Contact Us!

Jennifer White

Alumni & Events Coordinator

Jennifer joined GMVS Advancement team in 2010, and is currently the Event Coordinator and Alumni Coordinator. She grew up in Shelburne, Vermont and attended Lyndon State College graduating with a BS in Ski Area Management. While she was there she competed on the xc ski team. Prior to GMVS, Jennifer managed several cross country ski areas, and is a certified massage therapist. She lives in Waitsfield and enjoys spending time with her son, daughter and dog. She also loves to bike, hike, run and travel.

Heather Socha

Director of Development

Heather was raised in Milton, VT where she developed a great love for the outdoors. She went on to study at Mount Holyoke College where she earned a B.A. in German Studies.

Heather pursued several career opportunities in Philadelphia, PA and Chapel Hill, NC before returning to her home state. Prior to joining GMVS as our Director of Development, she spent seven years at Norwich University in Northfield, VT where she also earned a Masters in Business Administration. While at Norwich, Heather served in many roles in both the Alumni and Development offices, including leading the worldwide clubs program, planning the university’s bicentennial events, and guiding the Annual Giving team.

Heather lives in Sharon with her partner David. They enjoy everything Vermont has to offer — mountain biking, skiing, running, hiking, and camping.

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