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Mad River Mountain

Mad River Mountain Ski Resort Guide

Mad River Mountain, United States

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers and Intermediates.
Highest Lift448m1,470ft
Lowest Lift355m1,165ft
 Nearest AirportsTweed-New Haven and Bradley
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Mad River Mountain

Mad River is the biggest of Ohio's ski areas with varied terrain to suit all abilities. On the slopes there's 6 acres of 'learners area' and a double black diamond trail - The Chute The resort has invested in a wide variety of enhancements in recent seasons including increased parking, new rental equipment, new programs and snow tubing. The resort has also improved its snowmaking as technology has moved on, adding tower mounted snow guns. The resort's ski school is 100 instructors strong and the area also operates a value card which gives discounts off all lift tickets bought and further discounts at sister resorts throughout Nort America. Mad River operates 'Midnight Madness' until 3am every Friday and Saturday night and 'Perpetual Madness during the Christmas - New year holiday period when late night opening is every night. The 3am closing was cut from a previous late night opening time of 4am as it helped to cut down the drinking time on the slopes…and closing the lifts from 3am to 9am help our staff to get some sleep! according to a resort spokesperson. On slope après is provided at The loft in the resort's Lodge, with 'The Eatery' for all your dining requirements. Additional facilities include a Group Hospitality Suite and Free Ski or Snowboard Check.


The American ski resort of Mad River Mountain is at an altitude of 355m1,165ft.

Mad River Mountain has direct access to 23 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Mad River Mountain offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mad River Mountain?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mad River Mountain.

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Ski Area Stats

Mad River Mountain Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Mad River Mountain Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift448m1,470ft
Lowest Piste355m1,165ft

Mad River Mountain Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Mad River Mountain is 1km1 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'The Chute'.


Free Snowboard check in at base. The resort does have a boardercross park, but it is only open for races and special events.

Location and Map

Where is Mad River Mountain?

This ski resort is in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Mad River Mountain is Tweed-New Haven, 47 minutes drive away.

Bradley, Westchester Co, Stewart, La Guardia NY, Providence, JFK New York, Newark Liberty, Boston (Logan Intl) and Albany airports are all within three hours drive.

Bradley and Tweed-New Haven are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 9,600 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 132 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Mad River Mountain open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mad River Mountain, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Mad River Mountain Tourist Office for the latest.

Mad River Mountain