Mad River Glen hosts several public and group races each year. Our primary race trail is located off of Lift 4 on the “Practice Slope”. With it’s easy access and prime time exposure to the Base Area, there isn’t a more spectator friendly venue. Our public event are open to anyone who wants to participate and challenge themselves or race against their nemesis. We have age appropriate ski racing gates, custom bibs and take care of the timing to provide you with a fun turn-key event. Let us know if we host an event for you! Contact us at: email@example.com or 802-496-3551 x126
Just like the traditional MRG Triple Crown, the Racing Triple Crown combines three events to crown an overall winner. In order to win, racers must complete in all three events. Scoring is based on individual result using the Triple Crown Scoring (not the event scoring). Triple Crown Scoring separates competitors by gender and age (15 and under and 16 and older). We use “Old World Cup” (1992) points to weight the results. The scoring matrix is below:
The Family Tournament originated as the Father-Son race and dates back to 1942 when it was originally held on the flanks of Mount Mansfield (Stowe). In it’s modern form, it is a race open to anyone who wants to participate. Racers complete a family-friendly GS course where a racer’s best time from two runs (attempts) is counted. The time is then added together with other family members (by blood relationship) in the following categories and prizes awarded. In some cases, there are coveted trophies that live permanently at MRG for all to admire.
An annual test of fearlessness and speed, the Rockefeller Challenge is a downhill to uphill ski race. Like the sport of ski jumping where the skier who goes the farthest wins. Starting on the Practice Slope, Competitors try to carry their speed down a designated race lane and up the Rockefeller trail. The person to makes it the furthest is victorious and crowned a racing titan.
A race of a bygone era, the Kandahar channels the spirit of full mountain races that were once common place on the racing circuit and at MRG. The last version held in the 1980s began on Creamery, descended onto Moody’s, before taking on (Grand) Canyon. At the bottom of Canyon, racers went straight across Easy Way, over the cliff on One Way, and over S-Turn Cliff onto Lower Periwinkle and finished by the base of the Double. Whew! Our modern version is a bit more modest but will still reward those who can ski gates as well as terrain on the trail. The trail combination and exact set to get from the start to the finish are dependent on snow depth and conditions. Please see the race flyer (when available) for additional course details.