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Address: Stowe, VT
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Great for river sports.

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Ski it if you can

Mad River is one of five new ski areas I skied this winter and the one I liked the best. Their slogan may scare some people off, but there are plenty of groomed trails for all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Hershey, PA
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Gibbsboro, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We enjoyed the Waitsfield Village; especially our visit to the art exhibit at the community church. The two featured artists' works were professional and interesting.

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Hershey, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Mad River is one of five new ski areas I skied this winter and the one I liked the best. Their slogan may scare some people off, but there are plenty of groomed trails for all levels. We skied on a Saturday and it was crowded, with only a double and single chair operating. It is very unique and provided... More 

Thank ronelay
New York
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is a really charming place that seems to be frozen in time from its one man chair lift to its unique menu to the old interior of the cafeteria. I really enjoyed my time here though the trails are really tough, most of them had moguls and most trails are not groomed. I'm a double diamond skier at Killington... More 

Thank Max D
Burlington, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Mad River Glen, as is noted below, is about 30-40 minutes away from Stowe and about 10 minutes away from the Sugarbush Ski Complex. It is a relatively unspoiled mountain, with good but less swept-up facilities. It is skiing as it used to be but with modernized guts. It is owned by something less than 2000 shareholders. There are only... More 

1 Thank John H
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Guys, Mad River is a river. Mad River Glen is a ski resort and it's located in Fayston Vermont. Oh yeah, Stowe is a half hour drive away. MRG is the real thing. They way resorts used to be 20, 30 years ago. Wonderful, beautiful beginner area called "birdland". A great place to take little kids and timid skiers. Off... More 

2 Thank billskis
North East
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

It's not Stowe or Sugarbush- so if you're expecting to have table service or freshly groomed corduroy, this is NOT the place for you. It speaks volumes that the North American Telemark Association holds its annual Telemark Festival at MRG. Love the single chair (no need to make conversation when silent reverie is all that is necessary). Skiing Mad River... More 

1 Thank Route100
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We didn't stop at Mad River, but we saw it along our drive, and I loved it. Made the drive much more enjoyable.

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