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Mad River Glen

Mad River Glen Ski Resort Guide

Mad River Glen, United States

Rated: 2/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift1,110m3,642ft
Resort Height490m1,608ft
 Nearest AirportsBurlington and Chico Muni
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Mad River Glen

Cooperative owned resort by skiers members. One of the few remaining North American ski centres to ban snowboarders. Management at Mad River like to keep their lift attendants happy. They've provided them with pig-warming mats, designed to heat piglets beds, the mats will keep liftees feet warm and cosy!


The American ski resort of Mad River Glen is at an altitude of 490m1,608ft.

Mad River Glen has direct access to 44 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mad River Glen?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mad River Glen.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Mad River Glen

Ski Area Stats

Mad River Glen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Mad River Glen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,110m3,642ft
Lowest Piste490m1,608ft
Resort Altitude (Mad River Glen)490m1,608ft
Max Vertical620m2,034ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mad River Glen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Mad River Glen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Mad River Glen is 6km4 miles long.


One of the few remaining US ski areas where snowboarding is not allowed

Location and Map

Where is Mad River Glen?

This ski resort is in Trinity, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mad River Glen is Burlington, 45 minutes drive away.

Chico Muni airport is also within three hours drive.

Burlington is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 3 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Mad River Glen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mad River Glen, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mad River Glen Tourist Office for the latest.

Mad River Glen