Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mad River's Schuss Pass Ski House

Today is "Roll Back the Clock Day" at Vermont's Mad River Glen.  They're rolling back lift tickets to the 1948 price of just $3.50 to commemorate their opening that year;  today is really the day to ski it if you can!  So, the Ski House of the Day is this ski house  at Mad River Glen.  It's been a few years since I was there, but from what I recall this house looks typical of the few ski houses tucked into the woods around Mad River.  With a street address like Schuss Pass, and a location right next to Mad River's Lower Antelope Ski Trail and steps from the lifts, this house is made for skiing.

Anyone who's been there knows that Mad River is one of the more unique eastern ski areas with its origins based on a pristine, non-commercialized skiing experience, its abundance of natural snow and its reputation for tree skiing, telemark skiers, its famous single chair, and of course, its prohibition of snowboards.  And that leads to one little feature that signifies this as a true ski house;  check out the great ski rack in the garage -- it looks large enough to fit anyone's entire quiver of skis, but not a single snowboard:

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