Image From Mad River Glen from January 7, 2023.
It has been a brutal start to 2023 for Northeast ski areas. High temps and rain have killed snowpacks and resulted in ski area closures. One of the hardest-hit ski areas in New England has been Mad River Glen. MRG prides itself on being a throwback ski area that relies largely on natural snowfall. This makes for a truly unique and, dare we say, magical ski experience when conditions are good, but when temperatures rise and the snow stops falling, the ski resort finds itself in dire straits.
Mad River Glen was able to get very limited terrain open this weekend but will be closing again tomorrow until the snow starts flying.
Conditions Update from Mad River Glen:
“It’s incredible what a bit of blue sky and sunshine will do to improve a ski day, especially when you pair it with some world class corduroy and great friends. Here at Mad River Glen, we’re no strangers to turning lemons in lemonade and you certainly didn’t have to look very hard today to see lots of smiling skiers enjoying their time on snow. Both the Practice Slope and Callie’s corner played host to smooth turns in comfortable sunny conditions, offering plenty of fun while we wait for our opportunity to get back onto the main mountain.
Regretfully, we’ll be suspending lift operations once more this week starting on Monday, January 9th. Currently, both the Practice Slope and Callie’s Corner will reopen on Thursday, January 12th from 9 am until 3:30 pm but we will continue to monitor condition changes and adjust operating plans as needed. Stay tuned to our conditions page for the most up to date news on weather, operational changes and new snow. In the meantime, snowmaking operations on Kaye’s Grove, Bunny and Chipmunk Bowl will continue for as long as the current weather window allows. We’re optimistically looking ahead to the end of this week and the chance of some new natural snow to bolster our chances of reopening the Single Chair and Sunnyside Double.”