It’s true, here you’ll find some of the best Alpine, Nordic, and Backcountry skiing in the east! But what’s really awesome about the Mad River Valley is that there are also plenty of off-mountain activities and other things to do in our part of Vermont to keep everyone entertained. Whether you want to be out in the snow, or inside with the snow in view, you’re sure to enjoy your Vermont winter getaway.


Shhhhhhh… spring is like a secret treasure around here. The transition between winter and summer is quiet, peaceful, and brings out a different kind of beauty in the Mad River Valley. As the snow melts, and the trees bloom, the weather is unpredictable but the fresh air is not! The Mad River has so many things to do in spring. You may be skiing, biking, swimming, or just exploring. But every day is a good day to be here.


Summer in the Mad River Valley is why we all live here! Our long, warm days, our mountain peaks and our Mad River create a continuous backdrop for all kinds of adventure, relaxation and things to do in Vermont. Our community comes alive with vibrant events that bring people together. However you choose to spend your day here, there will be more to discover tomorrow.


Yes, the leaves on our trees turn vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red in the fall! ‘Leaf peeping’ is a popular Vermont activity this time of year. Here, the fun is in choosing how to take in the view. Whether by car, by road bike, by mountain bike, by foot, by kayak, by horseback, or by chairlift or glider, the Mad River Valley offers a fun perspective on the changing landscape and many fun events and activities.