Mad River Glen, as is noted below, is about 30-40 minutes away from Stowe and about 10 minutes away from the Sugarbush Ski Complex. It is a relatively unspoiled mountain, with good but less swept-up facilities. It is skiing as it used to be but with modernized guts. It is owned by something less than 2000 shareholders. There are only two snow guns which take care of the heavily travelled piste and there is grooming on the popular trails. The motto, "Ski it if you can" does not mean to suggest that it is hard to ski, it really means. "Come or try to ski here if you can." Nevertheless, due to its narrow and steep pistes, there are some really challenging runs such as Fall Line and Paradise. These are some of the most difficult in the East (41% are Black Diamonds). There are plenty of other moderate and less difficult, with plenty of variety. The iconic single chair lift (only one other in the US, in Alaska,) is a gem and was reworked completely a few years ago. It's a unique skiing experience and every skier should give it a try. Many swear by it.