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Address: Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone Number:
+1 802-496-3551
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Description:

Popular Vermont ski area and New England's best ski buy.

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Family Ski Trip -FUN !

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 of abilities -plenty of skiing for everyone. We skied 3 days in a row during... More 

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Brewster
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 Mad River Barn, they are not affiliated with this beautiful mountain.

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Thank Megan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I learned to ski at Mad River but hadn't been back in 30 years. It is still the same! And that is all a part of its charm. I hope it never changes!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a skier - its worth getting to this place. Old school fun. Great to ride the only single chair in the lower 48 and its a much quicker ride to the top than I was expecting. Some great runs

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Knoxville, TN, United States
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skiing at Mad River Glen is like stepping back into the '50's. The runs are challenging, but fun. There is very minimal grooming. The no snowboard policy is a rare treat for die-hard skiers.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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340 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Skiing is great now in 2017. Get out on those 115 pristine acres and ski you self to complete satisfaction. This review is an update to my last review of July 11, 2015 and PLEASE, I hope you read that one too. The clever management got a couple of portable snow guns and can now repair and fill in bare... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Actually, one can ski on intermediate trails from top to bottom, which can be great if there is plenty of snow and they are groomed. Otherwise, Mad River Glen attracts skiers who like to ski the moguls and the woods and challenge the terrain. It attracts regulars every season. It is also owned by a skiers cooperative and most cooperative... More 

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Immokalee
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We love Vermont and drive up there quite often. Mad River Glen is terrific. I don't ski anymore, so I can't say anything about that, but my younger friends do and they love it.

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Readington, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an awesome treat. Every Autumn, Mad River Glen opens their single chair lift for hikers and leaf peepers. The views are fantastic and this family friendly, no-frills, old fashioned ski area is truly a must visit. We can't wait to go back in the winter.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Mad River Glen's bumper sticker reads "Ski it if you Can" but that's a winter season jingle. When the snow melts MRG has an incredible hiking paradise. The naturalist snowshoe trails are ideal for easy to moderate hikes. Hiking from Sugarbush to the App Gap with a stay-over night in the "Stark's Nest" is an exhilerating exercise. See an incredible... More 

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