Ry Young has a unique approach when scoping out glades to ski at Mad River Glen.
“You can literally take a look at the trail map and imagine the trails as negative space,” he said. “Then your eye will see all of the woods skiing terrain. It’s literally everything, everywhere — just poke around.”
Young, the freeski team director and marketing/events manager at Mad River Glen, said the approach can help skiers find all the easily accessible woods located right off the trails, often leading to secret stashes that even the most-seasoned local might not know about.
“After skiing here for nearly 40 years, I’m still finding new pockets,” he said. “For me, personally, the thing that makes skiing the woods here at Mad River Glen so special is that there is a wide array of options. I think the variety, accessibility and mythic lore of the glades here are all a part of what makes them so popular.”