Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

In the wintertime, take advantage of the Northeast Kingdom’s many miles of trails and outdoor space to snowshoe and cross country ski. It’s a wonderful way to explore the winter landscape. Depending on who runs the trail system – whether it’s an outdoor center or an association – they might also offer gear rentals. Be sure to double-check on the website before you arrive.
Skiing at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Craftsbury Outdoor Center

535 Lost Nation Rd Craftsbury Common, VT, 05827 Phone: 802-586-7767

This year-round outdoor sports center offers annual and one-day memberships for cross country skiing and snowshoeing along with the warm-season sports of skulling, sailing, and running. Ski teams are active, and there is a heavy schedule of racing. Probably not the place for small children and timid people new to cross-country skiing, although family rates are posted and children are welcome.
Kingdom Trails - East Burke, VT
Nordic Trail System of the Kingdom Trails Association

Kingdom Trails Association East Burke, VT, 05832 Phone: 802-626-0737

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. Located 1.3 miles up the Mountain Road from Route 114.
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.