8-10" of new down already and this storm is expected to go all night and into tomorrow according to the Single Chair Weather Blog! The start of the 2017-18 ski season is nearly upon us. Mad River Glen will open on Saturday and Sunday with skiing (at least) on the Practice Slope Double and the Callie's Corner Handle Tow. The Practice Slope will run from 9am to 3:45pm while the Handle Tow will spin from 9am to 3pm. If Mother Nature gives us a helping hand we'll try to open up the main mountain too. Hey, you never know, stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the weekend. Rumor has it that Santa Claus himself will be skiing with us on Saturday. Bring the kids up for photos with the big guy on the Single Chair from 3 to 5 pm. There will even be some rails set up for the jibbers uphill from the base area. Kind of wonder if Santa will bust a few of them out, wouldn't want to miss that!
There are so many reasons to come up to the mountain beyond just the skiing. The General Store is a great place to score gifts for the skier in your life. They'll be open both days this weekend from 8:30 to 5 PM. The cafeteria will be open for breakfast and lunch for those wanting to get their first burger or Egg McMad of the season. General Stark's Pub will open up for the season for lunch and apres-ski with a heaping helping of that famous Mad River Glen conviviality and a wide selection of Vermont's finest local brews. Get a Mad Card or two as a gift and/or pick up your season pass before the first powder day, the ticket office is at your service from 8:30 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week. The Rental/Repair Shop will be open for tune-ups and mounts and be sure to ask them about a season tune-up pass! Speaking of season passes. Did you know you can get Cricket Club season pass for daycare all year long. Now there's a great gift idea!
Mad Card Deadline is on December 15th - Get yours NOW! Mad Cards are far and away the best ski deals of the season and they are on sale now. The Mad Card gives you 3 transferable day tickets for only $169 so even If you plan on skiing just one weekend this season you save. It’s also a tremendous gift for the skier in your life. Shop online or stop on by the ticket office which is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm.