Mad River Glen 50th Anniversary Celebration

Published on December 11, 1998

Video from back in 1998 when Mad River Glen celebrated its 50th Anniversary by recreating the original opening day from 1938. Back in ’48 owner Roland Palmedo christened his state of the art single chair, along with then Governor Ernest Gibson, Sam Ogden, 1948 Miss Vermont Jean Peatman.

Marketing Director Eric Friedman was the MC of the event which featured:

  • Governor Howard Dean
  • Miss Vermont 1998 Aimee Rzewuski and Miss Vermont 1948 Jean Peatman,
  • Lift Ops George Neil who helped build the single chair before it ever opened
  • Ken Quackenbush – the general manager for 45 years and “genius” behind Mad River Glen
  • Tex Thompson
  • Nancy Clark

The highlight of the event is the “golden chair” # 50.

For some great photos of Mad River Glen “back in the day” check out these from the Vermont Ski Museum: