Winter is back in earnest as we scored another 3-6" on Monday. We have seen well over a foot and a half of snow since the weekend and our snow pack is slowly building. We are happy to see a return to colder temperatures and lots of the white stuff. Inch by inch we are getting closer to be able to open. The upper mountain is filling in nicely but the problem the open water bars and the fact that the lower mountain is still quite thin. We need a bit more to be able to crank up the lifts but rest assured that we will just as soon as we possibly can. Skiers have been hiking to earn turns since the snow fell and we appreciate that folks are chomping at the bit to ski but, PLEASE BE CAREFUL. There is a good reason that we are closed and the mountain is not patrolled until the lifts are spinning.
The best way to be ready for opening day is to score a Mad Card (or two or more) which represents the best lift ticket value of the winter. With it you get three transferable day tickets for only $159 - just $53/day to ski the legend that is Mad River Glen any day this season. Don't forget that Mad Cards are an awesome holiday gift for the skiers in your life. The Ticket Office is open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM and starting on the weekend of December 10 it will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Speaking of gift giving, the MRG General Store is fully stocked with a ton of great new merchandise for the upcoming season. The options are endless, check out the MRG logo-wear, household items, gifts, accessories, books, posters and much, much more. The General Store is open midweek from 10 AM to 4 PM and by appointment. They will be open on weekends beginning on Saturday December 10.
General Stark's Pub will be opening up this weekend for the Friday Fish Fry Supper and lunch/apres-ski on Saturdays and Sundays beginning Friday December 9th.