Mad River Glen Ski Resort

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 pass 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 with with Mad River Glen Ski Resort.

Mad River Glen Lodging:

Mad River Glen Ski 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 square miles, or 4 square kilometers.

Mad River Glen's slopes see on average 228 inches (90 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 19 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
915(4 km2)
Annual Snowfall
228"(90 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,637'(1,109 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,037'(621 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,600'(488 m)

Mad River Glen Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
58.8out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Mad River Glen's difficulty level of 58.8 is above average. 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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.

Skiiable Area 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.
20%(183 acres)

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.

Blue Square
35%(320 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
45%(412 acres)

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 nearby the town of Morrisville, VT.

Morrisville, VT 05661 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.57000, -72.57000

Getting to Mad River Glen Ski 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 AirportYULMontréal, QC84 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME129 mi
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC164 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 AirportBTVBurlington, VT30 mi
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY44 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH66 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%0 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%11 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%17 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%23 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%28 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%33 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%34 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%37 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%38 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%50 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%51 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%52 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%54 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%59 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%59 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%63 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%65 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%66 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%68 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%70 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%74 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%75 mi
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%78 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%80 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%80 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%84 mi
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%87 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%88 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%94 mi
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%95 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%95 mi
Gore MountainNorth Creek, NY3,600 ft60%96 mi
Mont GleasonTingwick, QC1,132 ft36%98 mi

Mad River Glen Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,637 ft
Base Elevation1,600 ft
Vertical Drop2,037 ft
(20% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres915
Avg. Annual Snowfall228 inches
Mad River Glen Ski Resort Mountain Stats