Mad River Glen | Waitsfield, VT

Mad River Glen

57 Schuss Pass Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Click here for phone number(s) Local: 802-496-3551

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Mad River Glen is one of the most unique ski areas in the country, famous for its legendary expert terrain, beautiful and varied beginner and intermediate trails, and, of course, the nation's last surviving single chairlift. The extensive trail system follows the contours of General Stark mountain to a single base area, making it easy for families and friends to ski together.

Located in central Vermont’s picturesque, Mad River Valley and only a 3-mile drive from the Sugarbush Resort. About 45 miles southeast of Burlington via I-89, 3 hours from Boston & Hartford, 2 hours from Montreal, and 6 hours from New York City.


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Statistics & Facts

Hours of Operation:
9 A.M. to 4 P.M. (midweek) 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. (weekend/holiday)

Summit Elevation: 3,637 Feet

Base Elevation: 1,600 Feet

Vertical Drop: 2,037 feet of real vertical, one lift to the top and no run outs.

Lifts: 1 Single Chair - America’s favorite chairlift. The Single is the last surviving diesel powered Single Chairlift in North America. 3 Doubles

Trails: 45 marked trails plus 800 acres of boundary to boundary off-piste access. 30% Novice 30% Intermediate 40% Expert

Skiable Acres: 115 acres of the least crowded trails in New England, plus 800 acres of great boundary-to-boundary tree skiing

Average Season Length: 111 Days (typically mid-Dec through early April)

Uphill Capacity: 3,574 skiers per hour

Average Annual Snowfall: 250 inches per year

Snowmaking: 15% coverage, predominantly on the high traffic, low elevation (below 2300') terrain.

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