Mad River Glen
Mad River Glen ski area is a cooperative ski resort located in Fayston, Vermont. It is one of the last unspoiled ski resorts in the Eastern US where the emphasis is on narrow trails with little grooming. It is one of two ski areas in the country to use a single chairlift which makes for uncrowded runs. Mad River Glen is one of the few resorts that has a total ban on snowboarding. The mountain has a well-earned reputation as the Mecca for great telemark skiing. Uncrowded trails, natural snow andgreat tree skiing attrack free-heelers. It's 45 trails still offer plenty of blue and green runs which all descent to a single base area. Lodging and dining options can be found throughout the Mad River Valley.
Region: Central VT / Waitsfield
Closest Town: Waitsfield, Vermont
Mountain Statistics
Vertical Rise2037 ft
Base Elevation1600 ft
Summit Elevation3637 ft
Annual Snowfall250 inches
Number of Trails45
Skiable Acres115
Longest Runn/a
Ski Trail Difficulty
Number of Lifts4
High Speed Six Chairs0
High Speed Quad Chairs0
Quad Chairs0
Triple Chairs0
Double Chairs3
Surface Lifts0
Lift Capacity3574 (skiers per hour)
Season Dates
Season 2020Opened 12/08/19
Season 2019Opened 11/23/18
Season 201812/15/17 to 04/13/18 (120 days)
Season 201712/10/16 to 04/03/17 (115 days)
Season 201601/14/16 to 03/14/16 (61 days)
Season 201512/11/14 to 04/19/15 (130 days)
Season 201412/15/13 to 04/12/14 (119 days)
Season 201312/24/12 to 04/07/13 (105 days)
Resort Features
Night Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoe Trails
Snow Tubing
Terrain Park

Snow Report

Snow Reports and conditions for Mad River Glen.
Status: CLOSED
Season Started: 12/08/19

Lift Tickets

Pricing last updated 11/20/19
(6-high school)
Regular $74 $92 $74
Multi day discounts available

Ages 5 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Note: Pricing above is subject to change and is based on resort ticket window prices published on resorts website. Use for reference only.

Sorry, no discount lift tickets are current available for Mad River Glen


Lodging at Base
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Kids Program
Womens Program
Ski Lessons Available
Snowboard Lessons
Equipment Rentals

Nearby Resorts

Sugarbush14 mins
Cochran's Ski Area48 mins
Bolton Valley49 mins
Middlebury College Snow Bowl50 mins
Stowe59 mins
Smugglers Notch1 hour 8 mins

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