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Cross Country Skiing & Snowboarding in Central Vermont

Nordic Skiing - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Resort

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

Happy trails for skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels

As the sunlight glistens off the snow in the meadows of the Mountain Top Resort, you’ll discover a little slice of paradise on its 40 miles of trails, which welcome cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts to this stunning resort. With a 2-kilometer snow-making loop, state-of-the-art grooming, varied terrain and jaw-dropping views, you’ll see why some U.S. Olympians call the trails their home. Snowshoe fans can explore the woods and meadows and really get that cardio going! Take a picnic lunch along or plan to stop by the tavern for cocoa or s’mores by the fire pit (or to soak in the hot tub!). You can rent equipment at the Activities Center, and private and group lessons are offered.
XC Skier - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Let your skiing or snowshoeing adventure begin at this lakeside mountain resort

You can’t go into Vermont’s Green Mountains in the winter without at least thinking about skiing! And if you want to do more than think about this exhilarating sport, then head to the Lake Morey Resort, where cross-country skiing and increasingly popular snowshoeing are two of the many activities featured on the resort’s 100-acre property. Ski or snowshoe by the glistening lake, take in the crisp mountain air and the breathtaking views. Then head back to the inn to relax in the sauna or swim a few laps in the indoor heated pool. Lakeview dining in the resort restaurant or Steamboat Lounge, or sipping a beverage by a crackling fire pit, are the perfect ways to end your skiing adventure.
hartland winter trails
Hartland Winter Trails

near VT Road 12 Hartland, VT Phone:

These cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails meander through fields and back woods in the Three Corners and Four Corners areas of Hartland. The trails are all on private properties and are open to the community free of charge. Landowners allow the public to use these properties. Please be respectful and considerate. Only cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted. Horses, dog teams, snowmobiles, and ATVs are not permitted. Snowshoers; please, stay off to the side of the prepared trail. Dogs allowed if on leash and kept off the prepared tracks. Trail maps. Access information.
Parking: (1.) Main trailhead near Three Corners fire station. From the intersection of routes 12 and 5 in Hartland Three Corners, drive a mile west on Route 12. Pass Bischoff Lane on the right. Continue 0.2 miles and look for the parking lot on the right and across the road from the town fire station. (2.) Hartland Recreation Center on Vermont Route 12, half way through the village of Hartland Three Corners. After parking, cross Route 12 and turn left, walking on the sidewalk to the first road on the right, which is Bischoff Lane. Proceed up Bischoff Lane until you get to the field on the left. The ski trail is in this field. (3.) Cobb Hill Co-Housing. From the intersection of Route 12, Brownsville Road, and Mace Hill Road, turn onto Mace Hill Road. Travel about 0.2 miles then turn left onto Linden Road. Find trailhead parking in front, and a little to the right of the big red barn.
Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center
Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center

1288 Goshen-Ripton Road Goshen, VT Phone: 802-247-6735

50 km of back country for XC skiing and snowshoeing; ski and showshoe rentals; warm lodge for rest; open daily

The Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center, located across the road from the Blueberry Hill Inn, is one of the first Nordic ski areas to be organized in Vermont. The outdoor center is open for year-round use, with information and gear for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, trail-running, biking, and enjoyment in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. Located in the Green Mountain National Forest, the center provides access to the Blueberry Hill trails, the Vermont Long Trail, The Catamount Trail, and the Moosalamoo National Forest Trails.
Trail map.
Food and lodging.
Blueberry Hill Inn
Trust for Public Land - Protecting Vermont's cherished trails one step at a time
Catamount Trail Association
Catamount Trail Association

1 Mill Street, Suite 350 Burlington, VT Phone: 802-864-5794

Public-access cross country ski and showshoe trail extends full north-south length of Vermont

The Catamount Trail is 300 miles long, allowing skiers and snowshoers to travel the entire north-south length of Vermont from Massachusetts to Canada. It was conceived in 1984 and fully linked by 2008, and it is supported and maintained the the Catamount Trails Association along with many volunteers.

The Trail is organized by sections, and the association’s website gives extensive maps and directions about getting onto the trail. The trail can be enjoyed for a trip of a few hours, a full day or overnight, or a multiple-day trip. The Catamount Trail Association offers short or long tours on skis or snowshoes. There are many bed and breakfasts and inns along the trail, and there is some winter camping. Many ski clubs are connected to the trail and the association holds lots of special events. Trail section maps
Rikert Nordic Center

Route 125 Middlebury, VT, 05753 Phone: 802-443-2744

Equipment rentals and lessons for XC skiing and snowshoeing; snow making

Carroll & Jane Rikert Nordic Center is owned and operated by Middlebury College and is open to the public. IT is a full-service cross-country skiing and showshoeing facility and also the home of the Middlebury College’s cross country racing team. The center offers 42 kilometers of varied and scenic trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoers for all abilities. Snowmaking is done here. Lots of programs for families, parents, and small kids. Racing and other special events. Equipment rentals and lessons
Day tickets are $5 to $17, based on age; season passes are $160 (family) to $85; rentals are $16-$27, including rentals of pulk sleds (to pull a child behind an adult); lessons are $30-$45.
Blueberry Lake

424 Robinson Road Warren, VT, 05674 Phone: 802-496-6687

30 km of trails for XC skiing and snowshoeing; rentals and lessons; pulk sleds for children; dogs welcome

31 km of groomed trails for classic track skiing and skate skiing. Open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ski equipment and snowshoe rentals and lessons; phone ahead to schedule lessons. Trails are graded for average skiers. Daily pass and rentals, $12.
Mountain Meadows XC Area

2363 U.S. 4 Killington, VT, 05751 Phone: 802-775-7077

57 km of trails; snow making; snowshoeing; rentals; nearby accommodations

Right in the middle of popular Killington, Mountain Meadows Center, supported by Base Camp Outfitters, has 57 km of cross-country [Nordic] skiing and snowshoeing and a base lodge for warmth and rest. This center is close to Kent Lake and the Catamount Trail (at Section 13), which allows people to ski the length of the state. (Parking is at the trailhead).
Lessons and rentals. Lodging at nearby Mountain Meadows Lodge on Thundering Brook Road.
Okemo Valley Nordic Center

77 Okemo Ridge Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-1396

22 km of trails for cross-country skiing and 13 km for snowshoeing; lessons, rentals, demos

22 km of trails are situated on the Okemo Valley Golf Club facility on Fox Lane. The terrain is meadows and rolling hills and trails are groomed for classic track skiing and skate skiing. A full 13 km of trails is reserved for snowshoeing. Trails offer options for skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Lessons and rentals and demonstrations.
Open daily 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; afternoon rates begin at 12:30 p.m. Nordic Shop sell equipment and clothing. Food is sold, Center also has conference rooms, lockers and showers, pro shop, waxing and repairs. Trail fees are $15 to $49 depending on skier age and length of ski time, from half-day to three days.
Stowe Mountain Resort Cross Country Ski Center

5781 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-3688

45 km of groomed and 30 km of backcountry trails; snowshoeing; rentals

Variety of trails for all levels of ability, including the a series of short gradual climbs to Bruce Trail; steep climbs along Peavy Trail to Bear Run junction; and some very advanced trials via Double Bit.
Trail fees are full day or half day, $11 to $25 depending on age. Season passes to cross country trails are available and include discounts on Stowe Mountain retail shops, equipment, and services. Lessons, $42 to $138. Rentals of equipment for all ages down to 3 years old. Pulka sleds available for rent.
Ole's Cross Country Center - Warren, VT
Ole’s Cross Country Center

Airport Road Warren, VT, 05674 Phone: 802-496-3430

30 miles of groomed trails for every level of skier at this family-friendly area. Trail markers on the 11 trails are easy to use. Classic track skiing and skate-skiing are offered. Day lounge; heated indoor restrooms; rentals of equipment for adults and kids by the day of half-day; lessons & youth ski league available. Hours: Please check website for upcoming 2022-23 season dates.