From December to April we maintain groomed skating and tracked classic Nordic trails, all situated on fantastic terrain in a beautiful setting. Our commitment to these trails has grown and we have invested resources into improving the trails themselves. On Darling Hill, said to be the “prettiest mile in Vermont” we maintain 15 kilometers of skating and classic trails that wind through field and forest. You can’t beat the vista from these trails, looking out at Willoughby Gap as you tour next to historic barns, quaint inns and majestic Victorian houses. This is also the home training grounds for Burke Mountain Academy, Lyndon Institute, and St. Johnsbury Academy Nordic Ski Teams.
Trail difficulty ranges from beginner to intermediate and are maintained primarily with a Tiddtech G2 Groomer, a Yellowstone roller/compactor and 2 Yamaha 4- stroke ProVK snowmobiles. We roll our system to ensure a quality base that will last through the season. This year we have several newly designed trails and bridges. We offer programs and events throughout the winter and also offer 40 kilometers of packed trails for snowshoeing & fat bikes.
Come see why our 39 km trail system is loved by so many. Beautiful and interesting trails wind through old woods, past classic Vermont scenery, around a busy beaver pond, and along side the West River. Our terrain is mixed from easy, short wooded loops that keep skiers out of the wind and near the ski center to longer treks out to picnic tables placed at scenic vistas. We meticulously groom 35 km of ski trails for both classic and skate ski techniques and have 4 km of dedicated snowshoe trails. Snowshoes are allowed on most of our ski trails and if conditions are right, fat bikes too.
Stowe Mountain Resort’s Cross Country Ski Center offers 45 kilometers of groomed trails and 30 kilometers of backcountry terrain. At our rental shop, we offer a wide selection of nordic snowsport gear including snowshoes, touring gear, performance skate ski and classic ski packages, and backcountry gear. We also have a full selection of kids gear for children age 3 and older, including little snowshoes and sleds for the sledding hill. Also available is a pulk sled for parents with infants/toddlers.
55+ km of skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking nestled in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest.
Our trails lead through wonderful forests, old farm fields edged by stonewalls, along babbling brooks, and even past Robert Frost’s Summer Cabin. You’ll quickly understand the inspiration this area has offered to so many.
The Nordic Center is fully ADA accessible, offers a full service rental shop, and a PSIA certified ski school. Relax and refuel by the warm wood stove, enjoy the great food, warm beverages and a cozy atmosphere.
Trapp Family Lodge is home to the first cross-country ski center in the country, and it’s the largest in Stowe. But cross-country skiing isn’t the only winter activity you can enjoy here; backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are also popular activities at our resort. So if you’re planning a winter vacation in Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe is the perfect choice.
An idyllic Vermont vacation destination. Set high atop a Central Vermont Mountain, on 700 private acres of woods & meadow, with sweeping views of the surrounding Green Mountains and a pristine 740 acre lake – the Mountain Top is one of Vermont’s most unique and spectacular destinations.
Strafford Nordic Center, located at 53 Rockbottom Rd in Strafford, VT, offers 30KM of groomed Nordic trails for skiers of all ages and abilities, a Biathlon Range, a full service rental department, ski lessons and a cozy ski lodge. Located just 10 minutes off I-89 and 2 1/2 hours from Boston and Hartford CT, we are the most convenient Nordic Ski Area in Vermont.
Now in our 6th year of operation, we are operating in a new lodge space and have a new (to us) Pisten Bully snowcat! We are excited for some upcoming improvements to our trail system that we are working on.
A converted horse barn houses our rental shop and warming room. We have rentals to fit all sizes: skis 70 cm. to 210cm and boots from kids size 9 to adult size 15. We also rent snowshoes. Bring your younger children along and ski while they enjoy the ride behind you in a pulk sled.
Catamount offers over 35 kilometers of cross country ski trails groomed for both classical and skate techniques. The terrain is varied with both flat and hilly trails and includes both wooded and open sections that offer beautiful views and scenic vistas. Our lighted night loop provides 4 kilometers of trails for skiing and snowshoeing after the sun goes down. We have marked loops with colored arrows for ease of navigation. Trail passes are available for the day (any 4 hours or less or a full day) or you can enjoy the benefits of a Winter Season Pass and ski as often as you like. Come out and explore the property! We offer a full service rental center with equipment from Salomon for both adults and kids. Warm up in our rustic lodge and enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, and tea. No dogs please.
Winter activities include 15 kilometers of machine groomed trails. Our snowmaking system guarantees skiing all season along 5k of trails. Dedicated snowshoe trails, 600′ long tubing hill, fat bike trail network and guided wine & cheese snowshoe tours. Base lodge, lessons & rentals. The Grafton Inn, located just 3/4 mile away with lodging, pub and fine dining. Grafton Trails is part of the Windham Foundation, whose mission is to promote Vermont’s rural communities. Summer programs focus on mountain biking, kids adventure camps, hiking, disc golf and water recreation.
Craftsbury is a unique, nonprofit, year-round resort in Vermont offering lodging, meals and outdoor programs for reasonable rates. The friendly atmosphere is complemented by simple lodging and buffet-style meals. The Center has recently taken over the nearby Highland Lodge trail system adding another 40km of higher-elevation connected trails. Craftsbury has reliable snow thanks to a powerful snowmaking installation, unique local climate, and intensive snow farming/grooming. During summer we offer rowing camps on our lake.
Open daily at 8:30 am. – Come visit the Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center and discover the beauty of the Winter landscape on snowshoes, cross-country skis, or ice skates. We offer cross-country trails for every level of skier from beginner to expert, along with dedicated snowshoe trails to explore off the beaten path. For daily trail and ice rink status call the Nordic Report at (802)644-1173.
Today the West Hill Shop continues as a low-key, friendly source for wisdoms and advice, bikes and Nordic skis, clothing and gear, repair service and bike fitting, with places to ride or ski either right out the door or just up the hill. Folks travel from afar for the staff’s experience, from trouble shooting the allusive fix, finding just the right part, matching cyclists with the right bike, or picking the best Nordic ski for the job.
Extending across pristine meadows and rolling hills, a hidden world of beauty and adventure invites winter enthusiasts to discover the joy of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Okemo Valley Nordic Center. The well-marked trail network features 22 km of tracked and skate-groomed terrain for skiers, and 13 km of trails dedicated to snowshoers. Okemo’s Nordic Center trails are ideally suited to all ability levels, from novice to expert and trails are groomed daily using state-of-the-art grooming machines.
The skier (or snowshoer!) has a choice of adventures on a trail system that meanders and explores where you ski forested hill or reach views of the High mountain Packages ridges.
With a convenient location whether you are a cross country enthusiast or an alpine skier …or both, it is a simple matter for everyone in your party to do either in style …with country quality!
Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation MSTF is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to create and promote a system of high quality ski and snowshoe trails in the Derby- Newport region of Vermont. MSTF trails vary from railroad flat to precipitous, with skate and classic machine grooming on the core network.
Come explore and play on Edson Hill’s historic trail network which was created by the Heath Family in the 1950s. Maintained by an old “Trucker” snowcat with skis on the front, Larry Heath remembers skijoring with guests way back then. Edson Hill’s current team has been working hard to bring the trails and our entire nordic offering back to its glory while providing our guests and all of Stowe with another great ski area for groomed cross country skiing, side- and back-country access as well as snowshoeing.