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Come for the mountains. Stay for the valley.

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Welcome to Vermont's Mad River Valley

Where many come for the mountains but stay for the authentic experience the Valley offers all year long. Tucked between two legendary mountain resorts, Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, it's no surprise our town of Waitsfield was voted best ski town in the East by Outside Magazine.  The same publication named Waitsfield as one of 2013's Best Towns. The Valley is breathtaking and easy-going all at once, yet rich with diversions for every taste. Best of all, we've got an uncanny ability to make you feel welcome, no matter where you turn. The Mad River Valley – our vibe is hard to define, and impossible to forget.


 Keep updated on the changing autumn colors with Vermont's Department of Tourism Department updates and maps


Join the Mad River Valley Chamber's executive director for a guided trip to China (Bejiing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou) in March of 2015. This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes a 9-day getaway, with all flights, transportation in China, 4-5 Star Hotels, food, English-speaking guides and attractions like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Jade, Silk, and Pearl factories - all for only $2,499 per person! You must reserve your space by October 1, 2014. Price increases to $2,699 after that date.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for additional information.

"Well known as a winter skiing destination — it is home to the sprawling Sugarbush resort and 'ski it if you can' Mad River Glen — the valley reveals itself in warmer weather, when history, culture and a hyperlocal food scene come to the fore."
- Kathryn Matthews, New York Times
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Valley Connections

Grocery/Drug/Convenience Store Gourmet foods, picnic fare, fresh baked treats and more are easy to find. View details »

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Vermont Weddings

Recently Engaged? Plan the most special of days in the Mad River Valley.

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Outside the Valley

Cedar Knoll Country Club Just minutes from the Mad River Valley, Cedar Knoll is framed by the Champlain Valley to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. View details »