Mad River founder, Roland Palmedo, began what was then called, The Father/Son Race at Stowe with his colleagues in 1947. In 1952 the event moved to his new ski area, Mad River Glen. Over the next 5 decades the event has evolved (and become more politically correct) into the Mad River Glen Family Tournament.
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Registration on 3rd Floor of Basebox
1:00-1:30 PM Training Runs (unlimited)
1:30 – 3:30 PM Race Runs (best of 2 timed runs)
4:30 PM Awards 3rd Floor of Basebox Lodge
Categories & Awards
and, of course, the overall Family Winner.
This very special event brings together all of Mad River Glen’s on-mountain, legacy ski clubs for some friendly competition. Skiers from The Amateur Ski Club, Hartford Ski Club, Montclair SKi Club, Ramapo Ski Club, the White Plains Ski Club and the North Jersey Whiz Skiers will go toe to toe on the legendary Practice Slope to earn club bragging rights and individual accolades.
Our ski clubs have a rich tradition and history here at Mad River Glen. Each club is unique in its own way but all are traditional elements of the Mad River Glen experience. Our founder, Roland Palmedo, was the founder of the Amateur Ski Club of New York and he understood the value of luring other clubs to the mountain. Many of Mad River’s long-time skiers are associated with one of our on-mountain clubs and we see many third and now fourth generations of Mad River skiers still associated with their clubs. We’ve even seen a few “inter-club” marriages! Check out this story about on-mountain ski clubs at Mad River Glen.
About North East Ski Company
My name is Casey Spencer and I design and build ski specifically for conditions found in the northeast.
After working as an engineer for a few years out of Maine, I decided I wanted to start a new journey. I was drawn back to my home state of Maine so I could get closer to the skiing community I grew up in. The northeast skiing community is accustomed to skiing some of the most rugged conditions available. I wanted to create a ski tailored to these conditions. To learn how I did this, click here!
Northeast Ski Company was born from this desire: to design and build skis for the northeast ski community.
Provide a ski that is respectful to the customer and environment.
How do we do this?
Respect others. Produce a product that is reliable, safe, and fun.
Respect the land. Minimize the impact to the environment. Buy local. Produce a durable product that will last.
Respect yourself. Work hard. Play hard.
Thanks for being a part of our journey!
Parlor was founded on shared passion for skiing New England, with a focus on designing and building great products. Our goal is to share this passion with as many people as we can. Look for the Parlor tent and check out all the latest skis from Parlor Skis.
Mad River Glen, the birthplace of competitive New England’s big mountain freeride is proud to be hosting a two-day IFSA sanctioned event. Come test your mettle on the east coast’s most challenging terrain. This event is open to all ages and is part of The Ski The East Freeride Tour! The competition is named in honor of Ryan Hawks with a goal of raising awareness for the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation.
The Ryan Hawks Memorial is a both anIFSA 3 Star Junior National Event and an IFSA Adult Freeskiing World Qualifying 2 Star competition.
Important Registration Information:
U12 Female & Male
12-14 Female & Male
15-18 Female & Male
19 Plus Female & Male
Friday March 6 from 4-5 pm on Molly Stark’s Balcony – 3rd floor of Basebox Lodge
Saturday March 7 from 7 to 8:30 PM in General Stark’s Pub –2nd floor of Basebox Lodge
Mandatory Competitors Safety Meeting
Saturday March 7 @ 8:45 am
Sunday March 8 @ 8:45 am
Saturday March 7 9 am-10 am
Sunday March 8 9 am-10 am
Saturday March 7 @ 11 am
Sunday March 8 @ 11 am
The 2nd Annual Mad River Glen Pond Skimming Extravaganza is set to take place at the base of the Practice Slope on Saturday, April 4th. With our new snowmaking system we can’t let all that manmade snow to go to waste! Can YOU Skim It – You CAN skim it. You’re invited to join in on the fun, all you have to do is pop on into the Basebox to register between 8:30 and 9:30 am, there is a $10 registration fee for this event. This is a new spring time tradition that you, your friends and family are not going to want to miss.
PLEASE NOTE – Easter Festivities will only occur if the mountain is open for skiing.
Mountaintop Services – 8 AM
Services will be conducted on the summit of General Stark’s Mountain beginning at 8 AM. We will begin loading “Old Faithful” beginning at 7 AM, last chair will be at 7:30 AM sharp.
Easter Egg Hunt – 11 AM
This Mad River Glen tradition is, in fact, two separate Easter Egg Hunts; Slushwalkers: Kids 5 years and under search for eggs in the base area Lift Riders: Kids 6 to 12 search for eggs up on the hill. Meet on top of the Sunnyside Double!
Traditional Chicken BBQ at Noon
Easter Costume Parade – 1:30 PM
A Mad River Glen tradition for generations. Skiers of all ages are invited to dress up for a parade around the base area. Prizes are awarded for Best Costume, Best Group, Most Humorous, Best Couple, Best Pair and the costume that show Best Mad River Glen Spirit.