Mad River Glen, Vermont

Mad River Glen
Challenging Trails

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.

Mad River Glen is conveniently located in central Vermont's Mad River Valley just three hours from Boston and an hour from Burlington.

Mountain Statistics for Mad River Glen
Base Elevation: 1,600 ft (488 m)
Summit Elevation: 3,637 ft (1,109 m)
Vertical Drop: 2,037 ft (621 m)
Skiable Area: 115 acres (47 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 250 in (635 cm)
Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)
Snowmaking: 15 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 3,574 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Single Chair
3 Double Chairs
Number of Trails: 45
Trail Ratings for Mad River Glen
Easiest: Easiest 30%
More Difficult: More Difficult 30%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 40%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Mad River Glen
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Cross Country: 12 km
Snowshoe Trails: Yes