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Catamount Family Outdoor Center

592 Governor Chittenden Road Williston, VT, 05495 Phone: 802-879-6001

Cross-country and snowshoeing trails; equipment rentals; snowshoe tours

Thirty-five miles of trails travel through a family farm dating back six generations to Vermont’s first governor. Equipment rentals. Moonlight snowshoe tours with separate tour groups for various ability levels are offered in January February and March.

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

30 kilometers of cross-country trails offer fun and challenge for for novices to expert; another 24 kilometers are reserved only for snowshoeing. Group and private lessons may be done by skiers of all levels. Join a tour for extra adventure. Rental for skiing and snowshoeing and also for ice skating. Access to Nordic trails is free with a lift ticket for Smugglers’ Notch downhill skiing.
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

This year-round outdoor sports center offers annual and one-day memberships for cross country [Nordic] skiing and snowshoeing along with skulling, sailing, and running. Ski teams are very active here, and there is a heavy schedule or racing. Probably not the place for small children and timid people new to cross-country skiing, although family rates are posted and children and welcome.
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

The Nordic Center offers guided tours, lessons, and rental equipment. The 100-kilometer Nordic trail system includes 26 kilometers to groomed trails and backcountry trails for skiing and snowshoeing
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

Two separate areas provide Nordic (cross-country) ski trails. One is Dashney Farm ( formerly Burke XC), where 50 kilometers of skating and classic trails that wind through field and forest. Plenty of trails for all skill levels. The Nordic Welcome Center at the end of Dashney Road is the information and pass purchase center. (Dashney Farm is also the location for the 5th Annual Burke Sled Dog Dash in March.) Located 1.3 miles up the Mountain Road from Route 114. Phone: 802-626-6005
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

Vermont’s newest XC ski area just 3 miles from downtown Montpelier has 15 miles of XC trails and 2.5 miles of backcountry snowshoe trails traveling through woods, maple sugar groves, and open pastures. All trails offer suitable enjoyment for all skill levels. Family friendly.

Hazen's Notch Association

1423 Hazen’s Notch Road Montgomery Center, VT, 05471 Phone: 802-326-4799

70 km of trails for Nordic skiing in tracks and for snowshoeing; forest and meadow settings

In a town noted for covered bridges Hazen’s Notch has 70 km of groomed and marked trails passing through mixed maple, birch and evergreen forest and across gentle, open meadows. Thirty trails for all abilities provide loops of different lengths for classical cross-country skiing and or snowshoeing.