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, a unique combination of community and resort, that has to be visited—or moved to—to really appreciate. We invite you to watch a short intro to “Almost There” to realize why those who live here are passionate about the valley, and why you should get here as soon as you can.Enjoy “Almost There” in full and other Mad River Valley videos»

It’s no surprise that we were voted best ski town in the East by Outside Magazine, recognizing our two legendary mountain resorts, Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. 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. Our vibe is hard to define, and impossible to forget.

“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