Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding


Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

Mad River Glen (click here for Snow Report) and Sugarbush (click here for Snow Report) offer terrain in quantity and quality that is unparalleled in the East. Our three distinct ski areas offer 155 trails and a total of 7050 vertical feet. Mad River Glen is renowned for its classically cut New England trails, which are reserved exclusively for skiers. Sugarbush Lincoln Peak is home to the legendary Castlerock area, a half-pipe, and terrain park.  Sugarbush Mt. Ellen offers both challenging steeps and long, uninterrupted cruising runs for skiers and boarders alike. Copious amounts of natural snowfall, extensive snowmaking, high elevation, and ideal orientation give the Valley one of the longest ski seasons in New England. Are you interested in seeing what folks like you are talking about in regard to Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and the Mad River Valley? Check out this discussion forum:

Sugarbush Resort 802-583-6300

A world-class, independently-owned ski resort celebrating its 60th year this season!  Sugarbush Resort includes 2 mountains: Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen, a health and recreation center, multiple on-mountain lodging options and restaurants.

Clearwater Sports (802) 496-2708

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

This two hour introductory clinic will touch upon the basic skills necessary to start exploring the backwoods of Vermont on skis. The emphasis is on fun and will give the beginner a good background on all aspects of off trail skiing including equipment, safety and basic maneuvers. Come and join us in a beautiful setting away from the crowds and discover the joy of backcountry skiing.
Backcountry touring, backcountry, telemark, alpine touring skis are available for sale and to rent.