Vermont's Best Ski Resorts: Mad River Glen


Nov 25, 2009
Outside Magazine
Mad River Glen

The only news coming out of Mad River Glen is that there is no news, and that's how its 1,800 ski-hard shareholders like it. In fact, the closest thing to an upgrade happened in 2007, when Mad River renovated its legendary single-chair—the last in the lower 48—with an electric motor. Everything else remains the same. Which is to say, untamed. Steep trails follow the mountain's fall lines, huck-worthy boulders abound in the glades, and lurching lifts ensure that slopes never get crowded. Showboat down the bump-rutted Chute, beneath the lift's highly opinionated audience, then nurse your bruised ego over a pint of Magic Hat's Single Chair Ale at the General Stark's Pub. Midweek lift tickets, $39; weekend tickets, $62;

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