October 15, 2020

Just when you thought it couldn’t get weirder, 2020 just did! The eastern ICON Mad River Glen has announced pass sales will end as of October 15th. We had thought Mad River was ahead of its time – while other areas struggle with how to space people out on their chairlifts, Mad River has one of the only two single chairlifts in the United States. (Yes folk, there is another – Mt Eyak in Cordova Alaska; but we digress and that is most likely a subject for another day.)  What could be better than a single chair in the time of a worldwide pandemic!? This is likely a sign that sales are up and the notoriously long line at the single chair just got waaaay longer.

They have stated they are going to take a look at the numbers and perhaps offer some pass products in the future. They also announced that, consistent with the industry trend, all ticket sales this year will be on line and there will be no day-off sales of tickets. Interestingly, Mad River has another wrinkle to deal with. They have shareholders who own the mountain and have special rights to buy tickets. Shareholders will be able to buy season passes still and will have priority over the public on any day Mad River decides to limit ticket sales. For more information see Mad River Ticket Info

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Kevin Dennis is a life long ski bum with a 34 year legal career on the side. Now retired, he skis 80+ days a year. While he lives in Alta UT in the winters, he has traveled extensively through skiing and has skied almost every major resort in North America (and many you have never heard of). He continues to hit the road often throughout the western United States and Canada and trips over the last several years have included ventures in British Columbia, Montana and Colorado. Whether you want to know about the behemoths like Aspen or Squaw or are interested in the road less travelled (Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana or Whitewater in BC anyone?), Kevin has been there, has an opinion and you will most likely have to tell him to shut up after a half hour!