In 1948, the first skiers to experience the steep and twisting downhill trails of Mad River Glen had to traverse muddy or frozen dirt roads to get to their destination. The warmth of a country inn was a comfort on those cold winter nights and continues as a hallmark of the Mad River Valley today. Even with the condo boom that developed after the opening of Sugarbush on Christmas Day in 1958, little has upset the ambience of the 20-mile-long valley. The valley developed a distinct personality, attracting “ski bums” who exchanged urban pressures for a laid-back lifestyle that continues today.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of Sports Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
John and Ellie Hilferty fell in love with the Mad River Valley more than 25 years ago. In 2005, they authored The Mad River Valley for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.