Not commercialized, no boundaries, trees-a-plenty, challenging trails, overall great advanced skiing.
Can't bring your snowboarding friends, but is that really a con?
Overall, my experience at Mad River Glen was a great one. Although the single chairlift is a slow way to get to the top, it is a novelty and it's awesome to ride it once anyways. I only skied the trails a few times during the day, but they were top notch in terms of difficulty and really gave me and my comrades a challenge. If you are the skier looking for the glades wherever you go, Mad River is definitely the place for you. I'd recommend it to anybody looking to take their skiing to the next level in the East.