Catamount Family Outdoor Center
592 Governor Chittenden Road Williston, VT, 05495 Phone: 802-879-6001
Cross-country and snowshoeing trails; equipment rentals; snowshoe tours
Smugglers’ Notch Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Adventure Center
4323 VT Route 108 South Smugglers' Notch, VT, 05464 Phone: 802-644-1173
30 km of cross-country trails and 24 km of snowshoe terrain; ice skating
Center has a cozy lodge and woodstove. Daily trail fees, $8-$14 depending on age; lessons are $45 to $60; rentals are $5 to $19.
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
535 Lost Nation Rd Craftsbury Common, VT, 05827 Phone: 802-586-7767
135 km of trails for XC skiing and snowshoeing snow making; racing and events
Membership includes lots of events and fitness activities like CrossFit sessions. A day lodge offers a rest stop with comforts along with sales and rentals of equipment. Charley’s Cabin at Hosmer Point is a warming hut on the weekends. Lodging in cabins, with meals included, is offered.
Day membership (offered daily) is $5 to $10. Membership holders may ski the nearby Highland Lodge trails. Seasonal memberships are $25 to $100. Lessons are $30 to $60. Rentals (including snow shoes and pulk sled) are $2 to $15.
Bolton Valley Nordic and Backcountry Skiing
4302 Bolton Valley Access Road Bolton Valley, VT, 05477 Phone: 802-434-6876
100 kilometers of cross-country ski trails; including groomed and back country; rentals; lessons
Full-day and half-day tickets are $6 to $17
Nordic Trail System of the Kingdom Trails Association
Kingdom Trails Association East Burke, VT, 05832 Phone: 802-626-0737
60 kilometers of groomed skating and tracked classic Nordic trails; open December to April
Darling Hill overlooks Willoughby Gap. You will ski past historic barns, inns, and Victorian houses. Trail difficulty rates from beginner to intermediate. Park at the Children’s Theater on Darling Hill Road and buy passes and get maps at a self pay kiosk.
Many family-oriented activities including hosting the Kingdom Nordic Club’s Bill Koch Instructional League. Annual membership is $75 for an individual and $150 for a family. Day passes are $7 for youth age 8-15 and $15 for adults age 16-69.
Morse Farm Ski Center
1168 County Road Montpelier, VT, 05601 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-242-2740
15 miles of cross country (Nordic) classic and skate skiing trails; 2.5 miles of back country snowshoeing trails
Hazen's Notch Association
1423 Hazen’s Notch Road Montgomery Center, VT, 05471 Phone: 802-326-4799