Mad River Glen, March 21, 2018
Another spectacular day of skiing today, this time at Mad River Glen!
While I've skied Mad River in the past, this was the first time to be able to get out and really explore the mountain. I was able to ski most of the day with Eric Friedman, marketing director, friend and NELSAP enthusiast. It was a great experience, as he showed me some of the mountains best attributes, while pushing me just enough to enjoy trails that I otherwise would have skipped, like Lower Antelope (classic narrow New England bump run) and Catamount Bowl (wide, steep moguls). He also took me down "The Rat", an unmarked trail that scoots through the woods and is about 3 feet wide in places.
Weather was ideal for late March - just cold enough that trails stayed packed powder, with filtered sunshine. Views went on forever...northern Lake Champlain, Whiteface, Mt. Washington, Lafayette, etc.
Although limited grooming was done last night, most of the lower angle trails had been groomed since the storm and were packed powder. Really no ice anywhere.
Upper Antelope is one of the best intermediates out there - just a classic run from the summit with amazing views and twists and turns.
Every trail on the mountain has character - it is a true authentic ski experience. Trails change character frequently on the way down, some starting narrow and widening, others vice-versa. You'll never get bored, regardless of your ability level. And of course, you can ride up the only single chair in the East - only 10 minutes to the top, for 2000' of drop and runs that go on for miles.