Mad River Glen Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Vermont in USA. The resort is in the town of Morrisville, VT.
We recently ranked all of Vermont's ski resorts, so you can see where Mad River Glen stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mad River Glen is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Mad River Glen Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mad River Glen's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mad River Glen around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mad River Glen Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Mad River Glen has a total of 53 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 915 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 370 hectares, 1.4 square miles, or 3.7 square kilometers.
Mad River Glen's slopes see on average 228 inches (6.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 19 feet every year!
Mad River Glen Ski Resort Elevation
Mad River Glen Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,637 feet, or 1,109 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,037 feet (621 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mad River Glen's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Mad River Glen Ski Resort Difficulty Level
58.7out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mad River Glen has 915 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mad River Glen's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 35% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 45% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mad River Glen Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mad River Glen is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 55% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Mad River Glen Ski Resort Location
Mad River Glen Ski Resort is located in the state of Vermont, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Morrisville, VT.
Morrisville, VT 05661 USA
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Getting to Mad River Glen Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mad River Glen Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.57000, -72.57000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Morrisville, VT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mad River Glen Ski Resort.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||84 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||129 mi|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||164 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mad River Glen.
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||30 mi|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||44 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||66 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mad River Glen Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mad River Glen Ski Resort.
|Suicide Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||36%||0 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||59%||11 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||40%||17 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||32%||23 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||50%||28 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||60%||33 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||60%||34 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||41%||37 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||46%||38 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||39%||48 mi|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||41%||50 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||53%||51 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||57%||52 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||40%||54 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||52%||59 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||, QC||0 ft||0%||59 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||68%||63 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||65 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||70%||66 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||49%||68 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||55%||70 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||43%||74 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||51%||75 mi|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||20%||78 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||39%||80 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||52%||80 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||42%||84 mi|
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||33%||87 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||44%||88 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||88 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||42%||94 mi|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||95 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||52%||95 mi|
|Gore Mountain||North Creek, NY||3,600 ft||60%||96 mi|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||35%||98 mi|
Mad River Glen Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,637 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,037 ft|
(20% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||228 inches|