Ice skating rinks & equipment offered at resorts, ski areas, sports centersVermont’s winter air and scenery are hard to beat. But the experience is enhanced when you slip on a pair of skates and step out on the ice on a pond, a lake, or an indoor/outdoor rink especially prepared for you. You can skate forever here on the longest skating trail in the U.S. Take to smaller rinks for some relaxed skating or pick up hockey games. Look for skating centers through the Green Mountain State, where skating venues abound and equipment is available to rent or purchase. Kids love skating when they learn early, and, remember, it’s a romantic sport, too.
195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311
After you've worked up an appetite on the trails, the Nordic Center offers hot drinks, lunches and a place to put your feet up with friends and family. Or visit the Highlands Tavern, serving casual bistro fare for lunch or dinner. Come for the day...and why not stay overnight? To learn more please call 802-483-2311 and ask about our seasonal packages and room rates.
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center
783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-843-2400
Groomed and backcountry trails; snowshoeing, snow making, snow tubing; lessons and rentals
A base lodging offers rentals and lessons and repairs. Dogs are welcome on the property on Mondays and Thursdays. Half-day and full day trails passes range from $5 to $18. Season passes are sold. A midweek special offers a trail pass, rentals and a group lesson for $60. Lessons are $25 to $60.
Stowe Mountain Resort
5781 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone:
116 trails; 6 glades; 3 terrain parks; 485 skiable acres; cross-country skiing; 2,160-foot drop; annual snowfall 28 feet; 80% snowmaking; night skiing
Everything Else -- Luxury lodgings; child care; lots of dining on the mountain and in town; shops; ski rentals and lessons; sleigh rides; dog sledding; ice and rock climbing. Live entertainment at the Performing Arts Center at Spruce Peak.