General Stark’s Blog

Federal Employees – Ski It While You Can!

January 19, 2019

Mad River Glen has decided to offer free ski lift tickets to federal employees who are impacted by the on-going government shutdown. Beginning on Tuesday, January 22. all federal employees who are furloughed or are working without pay can ski for free any midweek day until the shutdown comes to an end. This offer is….


Mad River Glen Today

January 12, 2019

Mad River Glen is collaborating with Mad River Valley Television to produce a brand new live TV program airing weekly from General Stark’s Pub. The show, Mad River Glen Today, serves as a platform to share the Mad River Glen community with the rest of the world. The program illuminates what’s going on at MRG….


One Heck of a Start

December 14, 2018

Our early opening has been one of historic proportions as we enjoyed some of the best conditions in the nation. It was so good in fact that Powder Magazine published a sweet retrospective of “Snowvember” at Mad River Glen. The base remains deep and we are still currently enjoying stellar mid-winter-like conditions. What could be….


Uphill Travel – Carry On

November 26, 2018

The uphill ban has been lifted. We really appreciate you complying with our request. For the most part it was honored and it allowed the mountain’s base to set up beautifully. Our skiers (especially the early-arrivers) were treated to an amazing day of skiing. The feedback from our skiers was excellent and this is something….


Early Opening

November 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce that MRG is going to open for the season this coming weekend. It will be one of the earliest openings in our illustrious history and it’s just the way we were hoping to kickoff our 70th anniversary season. Check out how the mountain is looking, you’ll be blown away! This….


Is There A Doctor In The House?

October 22, 2018

Scott F. Pedley was Mad River Glen’s first doctor and is the honorary National Ski Patrol’s patrolman #1, Dr. Pedley was born in Lyndonville, Vermont, on October 5, 1912. He graduated from the Lyndon Institute in 1931 and then from Dartmouth College in 1936. While at Dartmouth, he was a classmate of Dr. Edgar Hyde,….


Family Values

October 1, 2018

But there was one thing I did know for sure: the kid’s sure as shootin’ gonna ski Mad River! I just had to fill in a few little details between the miracle of birth and the miracle of the first pair of skis…


Can You Ski It? Yes You Can!

September 10, 2018

MRG: You Can Ski It, Yes You Can The red and white stickers are unmistakable and world famous. There’s no slogan quite like “Ski It If You Can.” So is this a challenge? A warning? A joke? An expression of pride? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I can say this with authority because I’m one….


FREE Kids Pass

August 16, 2018

Mad River Glen has been offering young skiers FREE SEASON PASSES for nearly 20 years now. At the time it was an unheard of concept that many in the industry scoffed at. To say that it has been successful would be a gross understatement and little about the scheme has changed since its inception. The….


What’s In a Name?

August 13, 2018

Skiing History, The Journal of the International Skiing History Association just published an interesting article about trail names. It includes a nice mention of  Quacky, one of Mad River Glen’s popular intermediate level trails accessed by the Sunnyside Double. Quacky(there are in fact 3 Quackys -I,II and III) is named in honor of long-time General….