Winter in it's Original State
Mad River Glen
Website: www.madriverglen.com Phone: (802) 496-3551 Conditions: (802) 496-3551 ext. 150 Reservations: (800) 82-VISIT

What is it about Mad River Glen? Why is Mad River Glen on the MUST ski list for any skiers worth their salt? There are plenty of areas that are bigger, steeper, and offer more amenities. There are certainly plenty of places that get more reliable snow. So what is it that makes Mad River Glen the iconic “holy grail” for so many skiers?

It’s a combination of many things and for every skier the answer is a little different. Mad River Glen offers the most challenging and diverse terrain in New England with an uphill capacity that guarantees low skier density on the trails even on the busiest days. It is one of the last bastions of natural snow skiing in New England and is one of only three areas in North America that prohibit snowboarding. The trails were cut to follow the mountain’s natural contours. Skiers can descend the entire 2,037' of vertical on true expert terrain with absolutely no run-outs. On the other hand, Mad River’s mountain layout with a single base area makes it an ideal family mountain. The area’s character, the result of a long and proud history, reflects the terrain and natural beauty. There is a special camaraderie among the skiing community, with its co-op ownership, non-commercial, family-friendly atmosphere, dedicated staff, and - of course- the Single Chair, America’s favorite ski lift.

Combined, these qualities create a unique ski experience that stands in stark contrast to the mainstream world of skiing.  The various facets of the Mad River ski experience appeal to different skiers in different ways but together they create a feeling and sense of place that is truly unique.  The mission of the Mad River Glen Cooperative is to protect and preserve these special qualities. The skier-owners of Mad River Glen invite you to discover for yourself the experience they are dedicated to preserving. 

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Beaver Pond Farm B&B1225 Golf Course Road
Warren, VT 05674
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  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
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Fairfield Inn by Marriott2844 St. George Road
Williston, VT 05495
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  • Handicap Accessible
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Inn at the Round Barn Farm1661 East Warren Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
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  • Fireplace
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Sugar Lodge at Sugarbush2197 Sugarbush Access Rd.
Warren, VT 05674
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  • Fireplace
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The Bridges Family Resort202 Bridges Circle
Warren, VT 05674
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Weathertop Mountain Inn755 Mill Brook Rd (Rt 17)
Waitsfield, VT 05673
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Clay Brook Slopeside Hotel & Residences102 Forest Dr.
Warren, VT 05674
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  • Fireplace
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West Hill House B&B1496 West Hill Road
Warren, VT 05674
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General Stark's PubCasualGeneral Stark's Pub is the epicenter of apres ski fun and a great place for an awesome lunch. Here you will find an amazing collection of Mad River Glen - Ski I If You Can bumper sticker pictures from all over the workld. The pub is also available for private parties.View Website | View MenuBasebox Lodge, Fayston, VT 05673
Basebox CafeteriaCafeteria StyleThis is the place to get Mad River Glen's famous home-style vittles. The burgers (always fresh, never frowzen and always cooked to order) are our specialty but there is always a great special and the soups are always homemade and wicked tasty. The baked goods are amazing (the rice krispy squares are freakin' enormous!) and for you health conscious folks there is an awesome salad bar. View Website | View MenuBasebox Lodge, Fayston, VT 05673

Free Kids Season Passes

A free season pass is available for all kids 12 and under (as of 1/1/14) with the purchase of a Family Mad Card or Adult Season Pass. Co-op Shareholders only have to pay their APR on time and register their children prior to the deadline to qualify for free children's passes. Children 12 & under must…

Mad River Valley Ski Mountaineering Race

The backcountry race from Mad River Glen to Sugarbush Resort tests the competitor's endurance, equipment and skiing skills while skinning up and skiing down the Green Mountains. madriverglen.com/events

Unconventional Terrain Competition

New England’s original big mountain skiing competition and part of the Mad River Glen Triple Crown competition series. madriverglen.com/triple-crown 

North American Telemark Festival

The 40th annual festival is the world's largest and oldest gathering of Telemark skiers. telemarknato.com/festival 
Conditions
24hr " - "
48hr "
BASE 1
TRAILS OF 45
LIFTS OF 5
24hr " - "
48hr "
BASE 1
TRAILS OF 45
LIFTS OF 5
Location 62 Mad River Resort Road PO Box 1089
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Directions Alpine Trail Map
Alpine
  • TRAILS:
  • EASY: 8
  • INTERMEDIATE: 16
  • ADVANCED/EXPERT: 21
  • GLADES: 0
  • TERRAIN PARKS: 0
  • HALF PIPE: No
  • LIFTS:
  • 1 Surface
  • 3 Double
  • 0 Quad
  • SKIABLE ACRES: 120
  • VERTICAL DROP: 2037
  • SNOWMAKING: 15
  • SNOWMAKING ACRES:
  • AVG. ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 21
  • RENTALS: Yes
  • LESSONS: Yes
  • NIGHT SKIING: No
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