Mad River Glen Ski Resort  

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62 Mad River Resort Road
Fayston, VT 05673
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Overview by Kate Chandler

Mad River Glen: Ski it if you can. While most ski resorts would view this intimidating tagline as a marketing disaster, the owners of Mad River Glen wear it like a badge of honor. That’s because Mad River Glen isn’t like most Vermont ski resorts. For starters, it’s owned not by some multinational conglomerate, but by a co-op composed of the very people who ski there. It’s sort of the Green Bay Packers of ski areas, if the football fans were the skiers…well, you get the idea. And the legendary challenging and diverse terrain, including 800 acres of trees, offers some of the best skiing in New England (yes, it’s all skiing; no snowboarding allowed).

At Mad River Glen, they do things the natural way. The original developers followed the innate contours of General Stark Mountain when carving out the trails, most of which remain hidden in the trees when looking up from the base. The northern exposure and bowl shape work together to hold snow on the trails. And that’s a good thing, because Mad River has only two snow guns, which are reserved for the low-elevation, high-traffic trails. Compare that to nearby Sugarbush ski resort, which can cover 68 percent of its terrain with fake snow. But again, the quirky dedication to skiing on almost all-natural snow is a source of pride at Mad River.

But perhaps the most bragging rights at the mountain belong to the Single Chair, the iconic lift that has shuttled people to the top of General Stark since 1948. While almost all other ski areas have upgraded to high-speed quads and gondolas that move thousands of people per hour, Mad River Glen has stuck with the single-rider

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Average Snowfall
228 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
2037 feet
30% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Mid-December to early-April
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Closest Airport

Weather for Mad River Glen

Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 30 F
Thu - Mostly Cloudy. High: 47 Low: 40
Fri - Cloudy. High: 52 Low: 36
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 40 Low: 25
Sun - Sunny. High: 42 Low: 23
Mon - Sunny. High: 37 Low: 20

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Last Updated: December 03 2014 03:32 PM

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