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Mad River Glen

Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673
+1 802-496-3551
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You Just Gotta Do It.

If its a Powder Day. Hydrate, Pocket Snacks.... Go-GO-GO!!!!! RIding the famous 'SINGLE CHAIR" is... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Todd P
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Rumford, Maine
Classic ski resort

Wonderful ski day with small crowds and no real lift lines during February break. I did not know... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Lynn B
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Popular Vermont ski area and New England's best ski buy.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“single chair” (29 reviews)
“ski area” (11 reviews)
“natural snow” (9 reviews)
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Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

If its a Powder Day. Hydrate, Pocket Snacks.... Go-GO-GO!!!!! RIding the famous 'SINGLE CHAIR" is just part of the experience... Once you arrive at the top of General Starks you are poised to descend from one of the storied Summits along the Monroe Skyline. Your...More

Thank Todd P
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Wonderful ski day with small crowds and no real lift lines during February break. I did not know this could be true. The mountain is a real gem and offers interesting terrain for all levels. Sadly, rain and warm temperatures cut our ski days short,...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Natural snow! Some limited grooming on greens and blues; lots of steeps and glades and bumps on all natural snow! 5 lifts including the Trade mark single chairlift; Great cafeteria with homemade food, community seating! Ecletic bar with great service, favorite local beers on tap...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Known for excellent skiing, this is a nice place to have a good hike with elevation gain. It is not a true hiking trail, but it still provides very nice views of the Fall colors. You can take one of the service roads/trails from the...More

1  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is a true grassroots ski area. There is a major sense of community and it lacks the frills of the big ski mountains, but that is the charm here. It IS more challenging terrain with no 2 runs (even on the same trail) the...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We visited Mad River Glen to do a hike to the top of the ski mountain. The hike was steep and difficult for me, but I am a beginner. My friends made it all the way to the top and had an excellent times. We...More

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

The difficulty level keeps a lot of yahoos out. Great trails, but you have to be comfortable with steepness and speed. Not for beginners, not even nervous intermediates. Great layout to the place, too.

Thank HoneyBadger1972
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

"Ski It If You Can!" This is THE New England mountain for purist skiers; boarders need not show up, you're not welcome here! I love taking first timers here; one look at the old lodge, the single and double chair lifts and they're immediately thinking...More

Thank SYTrustMe
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

It was crowded when we went on a Saturday after receiving 2 ft of snow, but it was worth it. The parking attendants are fabulous. They will will find spots where you think none exist. The lift lines were a little long, but it was...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

My son skied and had a blast! First chair, loved the terrain, the mountain has a great personality. We were lucky to hit it after the big storm-3-4ft fresh snow.

1  Thank jeanne1011
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