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Mad River Glen

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Address: Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone Number: 802-496-3551
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Popular Vermont ski area and New England's best ski buy.

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Best Skiing in the Northeast

I have been to Mad River Glen 3 times over the past 3 years. It may have just been good luck with conditions, but this has quickly become my favorite mountains to ski in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NHSkier85
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Keene, New Hampshire
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Keene, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Mad River Glen 3 times over the past 3 years. It may have just been good luck with conditions, but this has quickly become my favorite mountains to ski in the Northeast. They received 4 inches of fresh snow on top of already fairly good conditions on Friday, January 29th. The new snow filled in any... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine an untouched rustic (read challenging) mountain with great trailes and challenges for the skiier. There is a reason they say "ski it if you can" (trust me you can if you have any skills). But there is no commercialism, low noise and perfectly placed lifts to get you anywhere you "dare" to go.

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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139 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Such amazing skiing, even in the spring. Old fashioned mountain with a nice laid back vibe. Terrain available for all levels of experience. Don't be intimidated by the number stickers, you CAN ski it (maybe not ALL of it, but there is beginner terrain available). The bar/restaurant is a nice plus. Nothing fancy here, just a good ole' New England... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

As an avid snowboarder and part time skier, I was a little skeptical about this place. But the people are very nice, the terrain is awesome and the pub was very laid back. They take their pride in skiing without being outwardly negative to riders. We had a good time.

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Thank Derek G
Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

WE went hicking to MRG and we had fun. Trails are nice and there is a few stop to do and things to see. Fun to do with the young family while waiting for the winter season!

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Thank AlainSarda
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We made it about halfway up the mountain, using a mix of service (dirt) road, ski trails and small paths. Will definitely try again!

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Thank Edward S
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

WINTER -> Allow me to put my review in context and in perspective. Both my sons worked at Killington, both skied for their college ski teams, and both skied many venues in both the U. S. A. in Canada and in Europe. Whenever they could they came to Mad to ski. They love Mad. I confess to being a qualified... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What can be said about Mad River Glen that hasn't been said 1,000 times? The single chair is awesome -- last one anywhere, as far as I know. But you gets trails to yourself. The terrain? It goes from "easy" all the way up to "you have got to be kidding me". The people --both fellow customers and employees --... More 

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Norton, MA
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What can I say the is not known. Unique and unlike any other ski area or resort. The single chair may mean more in line and on the chair, but it also means very light traffic on the trails and better conditions. Just like a golf course, light traffic = great course conditions. It's Pure Vermont... or as they say... More 

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Thank TB-2-100
Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Visited MRG for a mid week 5 day ski Feb. 9-13, 2015. Woke up to a 12" snow storm and then two more 4" storms later that week. Wow the conditions were great and all natural snow. I got my tickets on Liftopia and the average daily price was $35.00, what a bargain (regular day ticket is $60.00). If you've... More 

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