Welcome to Mad River Glen
If you’re a skier, you have more likely than not heard of Mad
River Glen. It holds a near mythic place in the pantheon of
the world’s legendary ski areas. What is it that makes Mad
River Glen the “holy grail” for so many skiers?
It’s a combination of many things, and for every skier the answer
is a little different. The area’s character, the result of a long and
proud history, reflects the terrain and natural beauty. There is a
special camaraderie among the skiers, with its co-op ownership,
non-commercial, family-friendly atmosphere, dedicated staff and
- of course- the Single Chair, America’s favorite ski lift.
Mad River Glen offers the most challenging and diverse ski terrain
in New England. The trails were cut to follow the mountain’s natural
contours. On the one hand skiers can descend the entire 2,037’ of
vertical on true expert terrain with absolutely no run-outs. On the
other hand, Mad River’s mountain layout with a single base area
makes it an ideal family mountain with plenty of blues and greens
to satisfy every level of skier.
The Single Chair limits uphill capacity thus guaranteeing low skier
density on the trails even on the busiest days. Mad River Glen is one
of the last bastions of natural snow skiing in New England and is
one of only three areas in North America that prohibit snowboarding.
Combined, these qualities create a ski experience that stands
in stark contrast to the mainstream world of skiing.
The variousfacets of the Mad River ski experience appeal to different skiers
in different ways, but together they create a sense of place that
is truly unique. The mission of the Mad River Glen Cooperative is
to protect and preserve these special qualities. We invite you to discover for
yourself the experience we are dedicated to preserving.
The Skier-owners of Mad River Glen