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Mad River Glen

Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673
+1 802-496-3551
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New England Skiing at its best

This is a true grassroots ski area. There is a major sense of community and it lacks the frills of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bbmb g
Readington, New Jersey
Visited for a hike. Beautiful Views

We visited Mad River Glen to do a hike to the top of the ski mountain. The hike was steep and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Christine M
New York
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Popular Vermont ski area and New England's best ski buy.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“single chair” (28 reviews)
“ski area” (10 reviews)
“natural snow” (8 reviews)
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Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673
+1 802-496-3551
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a true grassroots ski area. There is a major sense of community and it lacks the frills of the big ski mountains, but that is the charm here. It IS more challenging terrain with no 2 runs (even on the same trail) the...More

Thank bbmb g
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited Mad River Glen to do a hike to the top of the ski mountain. The hike was steep and difficult for me, but I am a beginner. My friends made it all the way to the top and had an excellent times. We...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The difficulty level keeps a lot of yahoos out. Great trails, but you have to be comfortable with steepness and speed. Not for beginners, not even nervous intermediates. Great layout to the place, too.

Thank HoneyBadger1972
Reviewed 30 March 2017

"Ski It If You Can!" This is THE New England mountain for purist skiers; boarders need not show up, you're not welcome here! I love taking first timers here; one look at the old lodge, the single and double chair lifts and they're immediately thinking...More

Thank SYTrustMe
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It was crowded when we went on a Saturday after receiving 2 ft of snow, but it was worth it. The parking attendants are fabulous. They will will find spots where you think none exist. The lift lines were a little long, but it was...More

Thank Skicatt
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My son skied and had a blast! First chair, loved the terrain, the mountain has a great personality. We were lucky to hit it after the big storm-3-4ft fresh snow.

1  Thank jeanne1011
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a long weekend in Vermont trying out different resorts and Mad River Glen was clearly a favorite. Friendly people, awesome trails for both average and advanced skiers, and never any long lift lines. Cant wait to come back next year!!

Thank Mauigirl44
Reviewed 28 February 2017

What a great spot. Lines were quick. Snow was great. The staff at the restaurant and working the lifts were awesome!!

Thank P7429KC
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was our first trip to Mad River Glen and we had a blast. We have been to other ski-only (no boarders) mountains and this is a great one. The staff are very friendly, helpful and all had positive attitudes. Our family has a range...More

Thank H2352SQ
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had a blast on our family vacation with friends. Mad River Glen had such A++ service from the rentals, restaurant and bar, ski patrol, instructors and all staff! We will visit again next year:) Great skiing for all ages. Do not stay at the...More

Thank Sunflower A
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