Mad River Glen

Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
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With a motto like 'Ski it if you can', Mad Glen River offers a unique skiing experience and not only because of its gnarly terrain which offers everything from narrow winding trails to a frozen waterfall to huck off! The skiers-only mountain is a co-operative owned and managed by skiers who shred here, providing a real local mountain experience. It's famous single chairlift is iconic to the ski resort and shouldn't be missed!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Mad River Glen vs
Mad River GlenJay Peak
beginner20 %20 %
intermediate35 %40 %
advanced45 %40 %
total runs45 78
ski area115ac 385ac
summit elevation3,637ft 3,968ft
total lifts5 9
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$89 $64
back country
value for money
average total snowfall46″ 226″
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Mad River Glen Reviews

Very Good 4 / 5
based on 7 reviews

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Average!3.3 / 5Nov 05, 2017
RSRyan S.
expert skier
They say ski it if you can; partially for the challenge and partially if the weather allows. It is a resort with arguably the most challenging glade skiing on the East Coast with Paradise constantly making top 10 trail difficulty lists. Cool old school vibe. People are friendly no nonsense skiers. Drawbacks, they don't make their own snow so when... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 06, 2017
SCScott C.
Awesome throw-back mountain. When the conditions are right, this one is tough to beat. No frills but just down right good skiing. People are friendly and since it is up north and off the beaten path a bit the crowds are minimal.
Superb!5 / 5Nov 12, 2011
Steeps are never groomed and the woods are always open so you get a more traditional ski experience.
Superb!5 / 5Dec 20, 2010
Between the natural snow, the challenging and gladed terrain, the relaxed attitude and the type of skier's it attracts (skills, not show), it can't be beat!
Superb!5 / 5Jul 27, 2009
It's the most uniquie ski resort on the east cost. It sets itslef apart with extreme train and old school infrastructure. I hope they don't change a thing.
Superb!5 / 5Jul 13, 2009
Great terrain, natural snow, no grooming, empty trails, long runs for the east, good woods.
Poor!1 / 5Mar 03, 2007
No snow making. Narrow, non-man-made cut trails

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