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Opening Day Announcement

Mad River Mountain To Open for Winter Season with New $6.5 Million Dollar Lodge

 

Bellefontaine, OH. – Dec. 14, 2016 – Mad River Mountain will open for the 2016/2017 winter season on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at 1pm with a brand new base lodge, replacing the iconic Mad River Mountain lodge that was lost to fire back in Sept. of 2015.

Avalanche Tubing Park will open the same day at 5pm-9:30pm 

 

The new $6.5 million dollar facility is an expansive two-level, 46,000 square foot structure that is twice the size of the old lodge. The new lodge also replaces an administration building and guest locker room facilities, and will house nearly all skier services under one roof.

 

For the entire Press Release Visit Here

 

 


 

2017/18 Season Passes Now On Sale + New Payment Plan

Payment Plan $59 DOWN, Four Monthly Payments HERE’S THE DETAILS ON OUR PAYMENT PLAN.....
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Snowmaking Returns Wednesday Night!

Looking ahead at the forecast, temperatures begin to creep back into winter by Wednesday night, we plan on taking full advantage of snowmaking temperatures and hours that we can run the snowguns. The forecast beyond thursday shows pleasant mornings, afternoons and nights of skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing. The weekend we see plenty of GREAT days with clear skies for the biggest ski weekend of 2017.
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Snow Making Resumes Thursday Morning

Our snowmaking systems resume operations early Thursday morning with expectations to run for a full 24+ hours until temperatures force us turn off the snowguns around noon on Friday. This on top of the 2" natural snow we have received by 10pm Wednesday night. We started to receive the snow at 11:30am on Wednesday and will see stop around Midnight.
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OPERATIONS RESUME FOR WEDNESDAY

We will be reopening Feb. 8 with regular hours of operation. 10AM - 9:30PM
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First Week of February

The outlook for the month of February right away is looking promising after a very mild end of January. Over the past 36 hours we were able to take advantage of snowmaking temps and add 5-8" across our terrain. Our mountains ops manager is really wanting two more great days of snowmaking and the forecast looks to give us that Thursday and Friday. Expect snowmaking to begin late Wednesday night and continue non-stop Thursday into Friday, there will be a decision made Friday morning on how long snowmaking will continue that day based on our snowmaking progress. 
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Winter's Return For The Weekend + 3

WinterFest 2017 is upon us with the return of winter rolled in just in time. We have seen consistent snow flurries Thursday into Friday is forecasted through Sunday.
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OPEN TUESDAY 10AM - 9:30PM,

MRM has resumed normal hours on Tuesday: 10AM - 9:30pm Avalanche Tubing Park Operations resume as scheduled 1/26
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MLK WEEKEND

MAD RIVER MOUNTAIN & AVALANCHE TUBING PARK ARE BACK TO HOLIDAY OPERATING HOURS THROUGH JAN. 16TH
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48 Hours of Snowmaking - 18+

Snowmaking resumed Wednesday morning and it hasn't stopped since. Team Blizzard added a total of 18+" to our snow base across 100% of our terrain, we will continue to make as much snow as possible till opening and then reduce / suspend snowmaking on major trails.  Conditions have improved greatly overnight, our snow surface is Machine Groomed Snow & Packed Powder
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Friday December 30th

Tomorrow we will kick it all off with the Louie Vito Rail Jam, this is the 13th year the Vito Family has hosted this event at Mad River Mountain; a for-charity event that allows snowboarders of all ages to compete for the bragging rights to place in the Midwest's largest rail jam.  Tomorrow's activities will bring in large crowds throughout the day with the Rail Jam starting in the afternoon, Live Music and Fireworks at Night. Don't forget college student will be showing up to take advantage of discounted lift tickets! To Reagonomic fans (non-skiers & snowboarders) if you are thinking this will be a great chance to see them, we suggest to think again and specificly think about coming out Saturday, January 28th 2017 when they will be taking the stage again with a bigger & better fireworks display! Link Here 
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Mad River's 55th Season: Snowmaking Underway!

Snowmaking is underway for the 2016/17 Winter Season, we began 12/7/16 at 3:30am when temperatures dipped below 28 degrees. The forecast show snowmaking temps for round the clock snowmaking Thursday into Friday afternoon and looks really cold Friday night into the weekend. Talking more about the extended forecast, it's a snowmaker's dream with cold temperatures and natural snow. On to the big question – When are we opening for our 55th Season?
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2016/2017 Base Lodge

We welcome all visitors to take a look at the newly released digital renderings and details surrounding Mad River Mountain’s new base lodge. Inside this blog you will find exterior renderings showcasing the slope side view of the structure along with views of the first level patio & second level deck off of the new loft area. In addition, get an interior perspective of the new loft area with impressive views of the mountain and improvements committed to delivering a prime atmosphere everyday of the season. Soon these renderings will come to life with the team at Thomas & Marker Construction making it happen through the summer and fall. And come December your Mad River Mountain Staff will be there ready to bring you the joys of winter on the slopes.
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2016/17 Season Pass Sale

The 2016/17 Season Pass is now on-sale until April 30th. Purchase now for the lowest price possible! Enjoy Ohio's best Skiing and Snowboarding at Mad River Mountain for the remainder of the 2015/16 Season. STARTING next season your pass will also be valid for unlimited, anytime use at Boston Mills, Brandywine, and Alpine Valley. Along with direct-to-lift access to all four Ohio resort's, your 2016/17 season pass guarantees you can to be a part of a monumental season as Mad River unveils our new permanent Lodge and Base Area.
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President's Day Weekend

We have received over 5 inches of snow, from a storm that has struct most of the majors cities in Central and Southern Ohio. Mad River is currently assisting in improving the snow conditions at Mad River Mountain and Avalanche Tubing Park. We are well on our way to that goal. As I type this all 130+ SMI Snowguns are running and will continue into Thursday and the weekend if needed for a BIG Presidents Day Weekend!
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Snowmaking Will Resume Thursday

Team Blizzard will have the temperatures they need Thursday Evening to resume snowmaking operations and bring Ohio back to winter with lots of white snow. Look for amazing snow conditions to be back just in time for the College Friday and the weekend!
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Bud Light Winterfest

This weekend take to the tubing & ski slopes for Bud Light Winterfest, Saturday we will have a firework show at 9:30pm and have the Andy Shaw Band starting their live music set right after in the bar. We host the Mad River Mountain Open, a Race event for Skiers and Snowboarder both Saturday and Sunday
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MLK: Family Festival & Tubing Special

Mad River Family Festival #1
Avalanche Tubing 4 for $50 Deal after 5pm till 9:30pm
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Week Of Cold Temperatures & SNOWMAKING

This week's artic temps and the possibility of another round of natural snow will make amazing snow condition and for us to open 100% of our terrain very soon. Snowmaking resumed Monday morning and will continue around he clock to build our base and open new trails. Monday Night we have another chance snow showers that could bring the resort 1"-3" by Tuesday morning. This should make for the best MLK Week/Weekend slope condition in recent years!
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Rain Transitioning To Snow

1/10/16 12:15am The rain has begun to fall and will continue well after midnight and into Sunday morning, with temps then dropping and the precipitation turning to snow tomorrow, late morning. We will be delaying our opening to 11AM ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th. We are doing this to let the rain pass and fully transition over to snow before grooming the slopes. Opening on Sunday for the benefit of our guests, to preserve & maintain skiable snow conditions. We truly apologize to any guests who called earlier on Saturday to inquire if we would be open and were told otherwise. We appreciate all of you riding this weather roller coaster out with us. Sunday Special has not been affected. Scouts Day has been changed and will be only offer for our PM Session Only. Thank you for your continued patience.
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Demo Day & Live Music

We are back open, today we will have Aspen Ski & Board Co. on location with K2, Rossignol, Salomon, Atomic, Linw, Nordica, Elan, & Gilson latest gear to test out on the slopes today. At 9:30pm, Eric Sowers will go on stage and perform a live music set with a 4 piece acoustic
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Avalanche Tubing Park Open

Avalanche Tubing Park will open Thursday at 5pm, and we will operate on the normal schedule going forward. Tickets Thursday will be Four for $50, additional ticket will be normal price $25. There will be 6 Lanes available for tubing tomorrow.
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Official Opening Day Announcement

Mad River Mountain will be OPEN Saturday January 2nd, 2016 at Noon with limited lifts spinning & trails open for Skiing and Snowboarding! We will remain open Saturday for the first session of Midnight Madness and have slopes, lifts & lodge available till 2am. Avalanche Tubing Park will remain CLOSED this weekend and we will look to open weather depending 1/7 Click the link below to read more on Lifts, Trails & Lodge information
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Happy New Year

We are ringing in the new year by making snow. Looks like winter is finally here to stay in 2016. As we make snow over the next 24 hours we will have more details to share on an official opening date for the winter season.
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12/17/15 - Snowmaking Resumes

Snowmaking has resumed tonight, December 17th. It will continue Friday and there is a chance for a full day of snowmaking on Saturday into Sunday Morning. Team Blizzards is ready to start off where they left off 2 weeks ago, armed with a full snowmaking pond and the intentions to drain it when we can by hitting it hard with over 130 SMI high-powered snowmaking fan guns covering 100% of our Terrain.
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Snow Making Test

We are excited to be able to test our snow making and even more excited our temporary lodge is ready to go. This is Team Blizzards favorite time of the year and now we wait for the weather to give us some winter. Once we get the weather to cooperate we will get the 2015/16 Ski & Snowboard season kicked off.
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Mad River Update / Still Hiring / Film Fest

Check here for the latest on the winter lodge & bar for the upcoming 15/16 ski and snowboard season. Mad River Mountain & the Avalanche Tubing Park are still hiring for the upcoming winter season. We look forward to hosting this years Film Fest once again at Studio 35, mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 9th
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October Update

We have released information about this season's temporary Sprung Structures & will be posting on social media of the current progress as it happens! Phone communications have been restored and we are maintaining our normal office hours 8am - 4pm, Monday - Thursday. If you have any question or concerns please contact us.
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#WeWillStillSki

Mad River Mountain and the staff would like to thank all the Fire Fighters and Public Safety Workers. We are thankful that no one was hurt and are in great spirits for the upcoming 2015/16 Winter Season! We are maintaining normal office hours 8am-4pm, Monday - Thursday.
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Winter is Coming!

Mark your calendars for the last opportunity to get a great deal on your 2015/2016 Season Pass complete with bonus items at the annual Aspen Ski & Board summer sale on August 8th & 9th.
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Savage Race Recap

Savage Race - the 25 obstacle, 6 mile mud run concluded it's third year at Mad River Mountain on June 13, 2015. Over 4,000 people took on the course that stretched across Mad River Mountain's ski slopes, the snowmaking pond, the Avalanche Tubing Hill and even farm land!
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BUY SEASON PASSES BEFORE APRIL 30

The 2014/2015 season is over but now is the time to buy your 15/16 Season Pass to ensure you are: 1) Getting the Pass at the lowest price possible. 2) Grabbing the added value extra perks of free lift tickets & tubing tickets loaded onto your pass. 3) Ensuring you are ready to go Opening Day 2015/2016. Mad River Mountain is Ohio's Largest Winter Resort and offers Direct to Lift RFID Technology. Skipping ticket lines and heading right to the slopes.
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One More Weekend!

Mad River Mountain will be closed Monday, March 16 - Thursday, March 19th and will re-open Friday, March 20th for our last weekend of the season. With plenty of snow and base depths ranging up to nearly 5' in some places we will have a fantastic last three days of the season! Join us!
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Spring Snow. Last Chance Tubing. Bonus Weekend!

Mother Nature finally let her grip go of the extreme cold we had in February and we have welcomed the spring like weather of March. While spring signals the near of the end for or skiing & riding here at Mad River Mountain we still have plenty of snow and spring skiing is some of the most fun you'll have all year. We will add one more weekend of skiing and riding on March 20th - 22nd!
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Spring Fun! Pond Skimming, Cardboard Sleds & Reggae!

It's March & that means it's time for some of our favorite family fun events. Starting this Saturday we have events all members of your family will enjoy participating in or watching! Click the link below to read more and learn the schedule for our Pond Skim, Cardboard Sled Race, The Ark Band Reggae Shows, Season Passholder Appreciation Day, and Steven Ross Memorial Race!
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Next Three Weekends - Events, Music & Fun

Fresh snow & great base depths mean we will have a strong run into March! We have another three weeks of scheduled events here at Mad River Mountain with lots of fun for all ages! Hope you'll join us as winter isn't even close to being over yet.
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President's Day Weekend Full of Fun!

Join us this three day (four for some) holiday weekend as we celebrate winter's last holiday with fun activities all weekend long for both adults, college students, and children of all ages!
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Pretty in Pink to Benefit Stefanie Spielman Fund this Sunday!

Join us this Sunday for our annual charitable event - Pretty in Pink. This event is a fundraiser for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University James. $1 from every lift ticket sold will be donated along with all $$ collected through t-shirt sales, bandanas, events, and a huge raffle. Hope you'll join us.
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New Snow, Air Bag, and Country Rock this Weekend!

Mad River Mountain picked up some of the highest snowfall totals in the state this past week as Mother Nature dropped six inches of beautiful snow Sunday Night! We are relishing in the conditions as the snow has helped to maintain our stellar conditions! It's Bud Light Winterfest Weekend January 30th - February 1st and we have a ton going on!
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Live Music & Big Air Fun Next Two Weeks!

This weekend & next weekend we believe feature some of the best live music you'll find in all of Ohio with The Reaganomics & Nashville Crush performing inside the Loft on Saturday nights! Plus outside find a Big Air competition on the 24th & our giant AirBag on the 31st (plus Fireworks too) for Bud Light Winterfest!
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More Snowmaking. More Reasonable Temps. Big Weekend Ahead!

Mother Nature finally let her grip of the extreme cold go and we are looking ahead to a week of more reasonable temperatures with overnight temps perfect for some more snowmaking!! We anticipate making snow all week overnight and maybe even into the daytime areas in locations like Regulator, the Upper Mad River, Kicker Lane, & Sugarbush. This weekend is jammed full of fun activities and keep reading to see a full schedule!
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Pristine Conditions This Weekend

Snowmaking has been firing on all cylinders this week and 3-4" of fresh snow overnight on Monday into Tuesday morning has ensured a wonderful weekend ahead with pristine conditions and plenty of snow to play on across 100% of our terrain! Live Music scheduled in the Loft on Saturday Night with Cincy based - Cherry on Top!
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This Week's Snowmaking & Build Plans

Starting Sunday night we have a week ahead that will bring us a great opportunity to make snow and lots of it. Our mountain operations team has sat down this afternoon in a "Snow Plan" meeting and we'd like to let you know of our plans so that you can be prepared for the week ahead as certain areas will receive snow making over night and also during the day!
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Lift & Tubing OPEN SUNDAY 1/4

The rain has passed us and the cold front has begun to move through. Mad River Mountain and the Avalanche Tubing Park are open today Sunday, January 4, 2014 from 9am - 9:30pm. There will be no OVSC/NASTAR racing today. Snow Angels program starts this afternoon.
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New Snow - NYE, Bowl Games, #CollegeFriday!

Winter is in full force at Mad River Mountain these days and the end of 2014 is going to be covered in snow across all of our terrain. New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and our first #collegefriday of the year are shaping up to be beautiful ski/snowboard filled days. With late night sessions and the addition of our Avalanche Tubing Park to the mix you should ring in 2015 at Mad River Mountain!
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Snowmaking Returns

Snowmaking temperatures return tonight and we'll be firing up the guns every second we can. Temperatures over the next 5-7 days look great to bury Mad River Mountain in snow. We will start with resurfacing our main trails tonight and then as the temp drops expand to our trails that aren't open yet.
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Louie Vito Rail Jam Today!

The day kicks off with head-to-head competition on the slopes in a snowboard only rail jam with categories for all ages groups. Register with a food item or monetary donation and directly benefit local charities plus get in the running for the largest prize giveaway of the season
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First Midnight Madness 9am-3am!

We hope you've had a wonderful holiday! We are open today with 5 trails for skiing and riding 9am - 3am. We'll have four lifts in rotation today as well. Happy Holidays!
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Lift Operations Suspended 12/23 & 12/24

Due to the wet weather and warm temperatures coming in on Tuesday and Wednesday we have decided to suspend operations for these two days. We anticipate that our base depths on the trails we have open will be able to sustain the weather and we will open back up on Christmas Day at 4pm.
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Monday Hours

Monday, December 22nd we'll be open for skiing and riding from 10am - 9:30pm. Temps will be in the upper 30s and the snow is soft and great. Come by and pick up a Gift Card for Christmas or a Mad River Hoodie from our Etc. Shop. Happy Holidays
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Opening at 4pm Saturday

Snowmaking went for 43 hours straight and we're happy to announce that we'll be opening up the slopes on Saturday 4pm - Midnight! Sunday's hours will be 9am - 9:30pm as well.
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Snowmaking Continues

Snowmaking continues and has now been going for 26 hours plus since Wednesday at 1pm. Mad River Mountain's snowmaking team continues to push the limit to get us open as soon as possible. Grooming machines are starting to push snow around as well.
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Snowmaking Resumes

Mother Nature has been holding onto the more fall (even springlike) temperatures as of late but her grip is starting to slip and winter is finally taking shape. Snowmaking operations will resume as temperatures allow and our focus is on getting open ASAP.
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Bud Light Concert Series

The Bud Light Concert Series returns to Mad River Mountain's - The Loft Bar - every Saturday night starting December 20th! The Loft will play host to some of Ohio's best known cover bands this year with confirmed performances by The Reaganomics, The Thirsty Travelers, & the Menus. We are pleased to also bring in new bands such as These Guys Live, Sonic Boom & country sensation - Nashville Crush. We kick things off with an acoustic Christmas themed party with Columbus based - Chris Logsden - December 20th.
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Black Friday - Cyber Monday Deals

Instead of dealing with the crowds out on Black Friday buy online & save a bundle. We've got a special deal all weekend long 11/28 - 12/1 on our Gift Cards! Get a $50 Gift Card for only $40 ($10 bonus). Get a $100 Gift Card for only $80($20 bonus) or get the most bang for your buck and get a $125 Gift Card for only $100($25 bonus)!
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Snowmaking will have to Wait

As known in Ohio if you don't like the forecast just wait a little longer. Well that is something that hit home this afternoon. Only the reverse. Mad River Mountain will not be making snow this week after all. We rely on long range forecasting and this morning we got wind of a change in the weather that looks to be occurring around the week of Thanksgiving with temps approaching 60 and rain potentially.
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Now Hiring! - Job Fair - 11/15/14

Mad River Mountain & the Avalanche Tubing Park are now hiring for the upcoming winter season. We are looking for a few (more like a ton) of individuals to work for us in all departments! We're hiring bartenders, snowmakers, housekeeping staff, food and beverage staff, cashiers, tickers and lift attendants. Join us at this year's Job Fair - November 15th 9am - 12pm.
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FIRST SNOW & FILM FEST

For the second straight season we've had a good omen - snow before the end of October! While we were enjoying the Halloween fun in the Loft - Mother Nature was dropping the wonderful white flakes on Mad River Mountain October 31st!
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October Fun

October is here and remember winter started in November last year so are you ready? Here at Mad River Mountain we are finishing up our big summer projects and are looking forward to another winter full of snow, events, and fun. Don't forget that at the end of the month is our big Halloween/Ski Swap/Rail Jam weekend.
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New SkiMadRiver.com

Welcome to our new website! Our simple goal: Make it easier to find what you need quicker and easier from anywhere you are or going. The new "responsive" skimadriver.com is ready to give you the information you need wherever you go. Check in often to find out more information about the upcoming winter, fall events & click the link below to learn more about the new SkiMadRiver.com.
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