Mad River Glen has seven ski clubs with houses on (or very near) the base of
the mountain. All of them have a rich tradition and history here at Mad
River Glen. Each club is unique in its own way but all are traditional
elements of the Mad River Glen experience. Our founder, Roland Palmedo, was
the founder of the Amateur Ski Club of New York and he understood the value
of luring other clubs to the mountain. Many of Mad River's long-time skiers
are associated with one of our on-mountain clubs and we see many third and
now fourth generations of Mad River skiers still associated with their
clubs. We've even seen a few "inter-club" marriages!. Here is a bit of
information about our on-mountain ski clubs.
Amateur Ski Club of New York
The ASCNY was founded under the guidance of Roland Palmedo in April of 1931 ”to promote skiing by a congenial group of amateurs living in and around New York City”. It was the second downhill ski club formed in the United States. There were 71 members for the 1931-32 season. That first season the exploratory governors discovered Stowe, Vermont, which was reachable by train to Waterbury and then a ride on the 10-mile electric trolley into Stowe. Club members sold their interest in the Lift. Co. in Stowe in 1946. They then bought General Stark Mountain and created Mad River Glen as their new principle ski area. The Club member voted overwhelmingly in 1956 to locate and build our home lodge on land that the Mad River Ski Area gave them.
Garden City Ski Club
We are a ski club with a lodge. We host national and international trips, as
well as social and recreational activities throughout the year. More than
that, we are a group of people who honor the long-standing traditions of the
club, while still incorporating new ideas. We seek others who have an
appreciation for these values: Camaraderie, involvement, commitment, good
humor, creativity and mutual respect. Our focus is to provide a variety of
enjoyable activities, attract people with similar interests, promote long
lasting friendships and help develop the skills and talents of each member.
Hartford Ski Club
The Hartford Ski Club (HSC) was founded in 1936 by skiing enthusiasts who
wanted to foster interest in both the recreational and competitive aspects
of the sport. The HSC was founded on two basic principles: a low cost
approach to skiing and member involvement in club activities These
characterize the Club's informal, happy, low-key but well organized approach
Montclair Ski Club
The Montclair Ski Club (MSC) is a restricted membership club that was
founded in 1947. In 1959, the club built a ski lodge at the base of Mad
River Glen in northern Vermont. The club is focused on providing avid skiers
and their families with a warm, caring environment where personal
relationships are valued. Currently there are several second and third
generation club members. Membership in the club is restricted to 100 active
members who are expected to participate in a variety of ways, including
serving on committees and boards, helping to maintain our 38-bed lodge and
representing the club to the outside world. MSC is a member of the New
Jersey Ski Council and encourages its members to participate in its
North Jersey Whiz Skiers
In 1959, the club built a ski lodge at the base of Mad River Glen in
northern Vermont. The club is focused on providing avid skiers and their
families with a warm, caring environment where personal relationships are
valued. Currently there are several second and third generation club
Ramapo Mountain Ski Club
Ramapo Mountain Ski Club, established in 1947, is based in northern
New Jersey and southern New York and most members live in Bergen County in
NJ, and Rockland and Orange counties in NY. The club welcomes downhill
(alpine) skiers, snowboarders, and Nordic (cross-country/XC) skiers. The
club is also family friendly. The club has a 40-person lodge at Mad River
Glen in Waitsfield, Vermont and the lodge is a short drive to Sugarbush
Resort in Warren, VT.
RMSC is one of 50 clubs affiliated with the New Jersey Ski Council.
White Plains Ski Club
Members of the White Plains Ski Club have been enjoying skiing, winter and
summer sports and outings and each other's company for almost 50 years.
Skiers and non-skiers alike are invited to join us and discover our spacious
and comfortable ski lodge within walking distance of the legendary Mad River
Ski area in Waitsfield, VT. The WPSC is a fun and affordable way for you
and your family and friends to enjoy skiing in winter and the beautiful
Vermont countryside year-round. Be sure to check out the Lodge Photos . . .
link on our home page.