Snow, trees, friendly staff, runs not crowded
Long lift lines, parking, nightlife
My first trip to Mad River Glen was this past weekend and I have to say I am very impressed. The conditions were near perfect, even with a few spots with this cover. I would gladly pay that price for not skiing on man made ice. We were even able to find a few powder stashes left in the woods. Was the closest day I have had to Western Resort conditions in the East. The long lift lines are a burden, but they also regulate the flow of the mountain. The runs were never crowded and if you ski through lunch the lift lines bet much shorter. The biggest plus is I did not hear the scraping sounds of a snowboard all day. I am convinced the conditions stay better because there are no knuckledraggers on the mountain. Get there early or you will be parking up the street and plan on heading elsewhere for apres ski. The Common Man is a short drive away and is top notch.