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   Vermont: Mad River Glen: Expansions
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Birdland Area at Mad River Glen
Birdland Area Details
Birdland Area
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1966-67
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Novice and intermediate terrain
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In trying to expand beginner and intermediate offerings, Mad River Glen opened the Birdland area in 1966. Touting 4 new intermediate trails and 4 acres of slopes, the new complex was served by a new 500 vertical foot Mueller double chairlift. Due to its location above the base area, a ride up the Sunnyside chairlift, at least to a midstation, was required to access the complex. While the new trails opened for the 1966-67 season, the new Birdland chairlift didn't open until 1967-68.

In 1968-69, the Birdcage snack bar opened at the bottom of the Birdland chairlift.


The Birdland area on the 1969 Mad River Glen map
The Birdland area on the 1969 Mad River Glen map

The bottom of the Birdland double chairlift (2005)
The bottom of the Birdland double chairlift (2005)

The Loon liftline trail (2015)
The Loon liftline trail (2015)

The Loon liftline trail (2015)
The Loon liftline trail (2015)

Mad River Glen Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Birdland Area1966-67Open
Sunnyside Area1961-62Open
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Last updated: April 13, 2015

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