0"
24HR
1"
48HR
6" - 12"
Base

Mad River Glen

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. 

Alpine
  • TRAILS: 45
  • EASY: 8
  • INTERMEDIATE: 16
  • ADVANCED/EXPERT: 21
  • GLADES: Countless
  • 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
Extras
  • Lodging
  • Lodging nearby
  • Amenities
  • Lessons
  • Rentals
  • Racing
  • Childcare
  • Restaurants: 2
  • Summer Amenities

Lodging Near Mad River Glen

999 German Flats RoadWaitsfield, VT 05673
Amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Gameroom
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Rates
$89.00 to $139.00 per night
1496 West Hill RoadWarren, VT 05674
Amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Gameroom
  • Wifi
Rates
$140 to $320 per night
202 Bridges CircleWarren, VT 05674
Amenities
  • Gameroom
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Wifi
Rates
$170 to $670 per night
102 Forest Dr.Warren, VT 05674
Amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Gameroom
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Wifi
Rates
$204 to $2060 per night
870 Williston RoadBurlington, VT 05403
Amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Wifi
Rates
$ to $ per night

Dining Near Mad River Glen

General Stark's Pub
Casual
Basebox Lodge, Fayston, VT 05673
General 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.
Basebox Cafeteria
Cafeteria Style
Basebox Lodge, Fayston, VT 05673
This 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.
Stay in the Snow!
Sign up to receive Ski Vermont emails and powder alerts.
Sign Up

Follow Us On Instagram

Ski Vermont Partners