This Burlington organization supports farming and food distribution on a human scale, but its extensive lands also offer lots of room for outdoor recreation, including cross-country skiing on groomed trail in the snow seasons. Recreational trails wind along the Winooski River. Three miles of cross-country ski trails are groomed for classic and skate skiers. Open to the public year-round, daily. Parking: Visitors to the Intervale Center may park at two public parking lots off of Intervale Road, or in the lot across the street from Gardener’s Supply, at 128 Intervale Road.
Morse Farm Ski Center
1168 County RoadMontpelier, VT, 05601Phone: 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.
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
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. Base lodge has a cozy lodge and woodstove. Daily trail fees, $8-$14 depending on age; lessons are $45 to $60; rentals are $5 to $19.
Bolton Valley Nordic and Backcountry Skiing
4302 Bolton Valley Access RoadBolton Valley, VT, 05477Phone: 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
Hazen's Notch Association
1423 Hazen’s Notch RoadMontgomery Center, VT, 05471Phone: 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.