Groomed and backcountry trails; snowshoeing, snow making, snow tubing; lessons and rentals
This is a year-round outdoor recreation center. Winter offerings include Nordic (cross country) skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and snow tubing hill in the winter. Snow making is done starting in mid-December. The 15-km groomed cross-country trail network is supplemented with snow making; there is an addition 15 kms of back country terrain. Snowshoeing is offered on 10 kms of trails, and the organization offers guided snowshoe tours. A biathlon course offers a tremendous workout. There is a 600-foot snow tubing run. A base lodging offers rentals and lessons and repairs.
Summer and warm-weather activities include hiking and mountain biking on the trails.
8 km of trails for cross-country and snowshoeing on the grounds of the Lincoln family home
Hildene is the house home built in 1905 by the son of President Abraham Lincoln. This historic house is open to visitors year-round. In winter, guests may use the 8 km of cross-country skiing trails, which have varying levels of difficulty. The Ski Pavilion rents skiing and snowshoeing equipment for adults and children, and also lessons, by pre-arrangement. Nordic ski season is mid-December to mid-March, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission is $6 for youths 6-16 and $23 for adults; rentals and lessons are available.
Wild Wings Ski Touring Center
North RoadPeru, VT, 05152Phone: 802-824-6793
28 km of classic Nordic skiing terrain; small attraction & good for families
Classic, track skiing and a nice small operation for families and kids. Trails roam through woods and along brooks. This location is a snow pocket, meaning there may be snow here even when other locations are bare. Regular grooming. No snowshoeing
2 miles of trails based at Hermitage Inn for XC skiing and snowshoeing; ice skating
Hermitage Cross Country Center is actually based at the Hermitage Inn. Two miles of groomed cross country skiing and snowshoeing. People who are not lodging at the inn are welcome to use the Nordic ski facilities, but trail and equipment rental fees are charged. The inn also has ice skating.
14 km of cross country and snow shoe trails; rentals; instruction
In the shadow of Mount Snow, Timber Creek offers a choice of lots of terrain for all abilities on 14 km of trails trails through forest, and even into hills and high ridges for advanced skiers. Snowshoeing is also available.
Day trail fees are $9 to $20 based on age and whether a half-day or full day is used. Also: lessons, rentals, and all-inclusive learn-to-ski packages that include trail fees, rentals, and instruction
Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center
Route 9Woodford, VT, 05201Phone: 802-442-2575
30 km of trails; Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. if there is snow; snowshoeing; rentals
30 km of trails are groomed for both skate skiing and track skiing, for levels of ability from beginner to advanced. Most trails have tracks set each side of a wide center skating lane. Also, snowshoeing and track skiing trails are available. Racing.
The base lodge has a large fireplace, woodstove; meal service for all tastes at reasonable prices. Trail fees are $17 to $22 depending on age; Equipment rentals are $12-$20, including adult and child sizes, pulka sleds and snow shoes.
The Ski Hut is the hub of cross country skiing in the Brattleboro community.
The Ski Hut offers 30 km of trails.
Viking Nordic Center
615 Little Pond RdLondonderry, VT, 05148Phone: 802-824-3933
35 kilometers of groomed trails; snowshoeing; equipment rentals and lessons; child care; night skiing
35 km of trails pass through woods and meadows; trails are available for the novice to the expert. Ski shop offers Nordic skiing and snowshoeing equipment as well as pulk sleds for young kids, Lessons by Professional Ski Instructors of America. Trailside cabin and warming hut. Night skiing.
Child care on the snow. Four-bedroom guest house near the trail; club house for rent. Group packages, rates, and rentals,