Mad River Glen

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Mad River Glen
United States
Phone: 802 496-3551

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About the Ski Resort

Considered one of America's best-kept secrets, Mad River Glen is attracting more skiers who appreciate the uniqueness of this mountain.

Mad River Glen is one of the most unique ski areas in the country, famous for its legendary expert terrain, beautiful and varied beginner and intermediate trails, and, of course, the nation's last surviving single chairlift.

The extensive trail system follows the contours of General Stark Mountain to a single base area, making it easy for families and friends to ski together.

Located in the "snow corner" of New England, Mad River's 250 inches of annual snowfall combine with uncrowded slopes free of snowboarding, and a pristine mountain environment to create a skiing experience like no other.

It is a specialty mountain, appealing to those who want the challenge of trails covered by nature over many kinds of terrain. This and all the well-preserved natural beauty attracts the best skiers from all over the country.

And Mad River Glen is America's only cooperatively owned major ski area.

The Mad River Glen Cooperative was formed in 1995 and continues to help preserve the special brand of skiing offered here.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 12 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  30 %

 More Difficult:  30 %

 Most Difficult:  40 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  1,600 ft
Summit elevation:  3,637 ft
Vertical drop:  2,037 ft
Skiable area:  115 acres
Annual snowfall:  250 in
Snowmaking:  15 %
Number of trails:  45
Number of lifts:  5
Types of lifts:  1 Single Chair,
 3 Double Chairs

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  No
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  No

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Ski Resort directions

Mad River Glen is located in central Vermont?s picturesque, Mad River Valley and is only a 3-mile drive from the Sugarbush Resort. It lies just 45 miles southeast of Burlington, Vermont via Interstate 89. It is 3 hours from Boston and Hartford, 2 hours from Montreal and 6 hours from New York City.
Mad River Glen ski area is located on Route 17 in central Vermont, 5 miles from Waitsfield. From the south, take I-91 or I-93 north to I-89 to Route 100 south to Route 17.