Mad River has been my place to shred for 6 years now and it is home for me. I've been to Snowshoe and Gore mountain and their terrain parks don't compare one bit. Maybe I caught them on a bad time but even Mad Rivers bad time isn't that bad. The grooming is always nice. Early birds are where its at. Normally there is some crater in the landings that little kids make which sucks but there are 20-40 other features to go ride. All the rails and jumps are normally set properly. Most other places have rails crooked and rusty which isn't safe at all. With there new jump line this year, they need to make it safer for all the inexperienced riders to night be chilling in the landing area of the jumps. Best year so far 09-10.