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Old style skiing

I grew up skiing here, and the then Madonna mountain, along with Middlebury College Snow... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Richard H
Kingman, Arizona
Mad River

First of all Mad River is not in Stowe. Its in FAYSTON, VERMONT. All natural ski area, almost no... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2016
Kc L
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Sep 2, 2018
“Old style skiing”
Feb 4, 2018
“Ski it if you can?”
Great for river sports.
Stowe, VT
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

I grew up skiing here, and the then Madonna mountain, along with Middlebury College Snow Bowl...….way back in the 60's. I like the fact that snowboards are not allowed here{weren't last time I was there anyway}. It'll be packed on a powder day, and the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Richard H
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Yea clever marketing guy. They turned the fact that they have no money for grooming equipment which makes it hard to ski, into a positive buy daring you to ski it, like they want it that way. Believe me, if they could groom this place...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

First of all Mad River is not in Stowe. Its in FAYSTON, VERMONT. All natural ski area, almost no snow making. If you want a no frills day of real skiingin, GO TO MAD RIVER GLEN in FAYSTON, VERMONT

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Kc L
Reviewed May 11, 2016

We traveled the whole Byway thru Stowe ,Rutland & Bennington, then to Brattleboro. We tried to travel all byways, but Byway 100 was really beautiful considering we have colorless palm trees. Yes, we virgin leaf-peepers will be back. (Our 40th in 2 yrs.) See y'all...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Scott V
Reviewed January 8, 2016

If you want beautiful trails, classic New England skiing and a ride in a single chair lift to top of the mountain you have to go here! The single chair is so much fun! Mad River does not allow snow boarders, so seems quieter than...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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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.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Ellen N
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...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed March 29, 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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank MaxD87
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...More

Date of experience: January 2013
1  Thank JohnH881
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...More

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank billskis
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