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Mad River

Stowe, VT
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Ranked #19 of 27 Attractions in Stowe
Description: Great for river sports.
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New York
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224 reviews 224 reviews
40 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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191 reviews 191 reviews
81 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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

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billskis
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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North East
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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New York City, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
35 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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