Bruce Backcountry Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 12th most popular XC Ski in Vermont.

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In Stowe in the Mount Mansfield State Forest, the Bruce Backcounty Trail drops 2,500 feet over 2 miles through dense woods off Mt. Mansfield. Watch out for the vertical drop known as the elevator shaft! The route ends at the Stowe Cross Country Ski Center.

Overall, Bruce Backcountry Trail is the 12th most popular cross country ski area of all 29 Nordic ski destinations in Vermont. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Bruce Backcountry Trail including Stowe Mountain Cross Country Center and Trapp Family Lodge Cross Country Ski Center.


Local Contact(s):  Stowe Mountain Cross Country Center (802) 253-3688; Topnotch Ski Center (800) 451-8686; Trapp Ski Center (800) 826-7000; Edson Hill Ski Area (800) 621-0284; Vermont Tourism 1-800-VERMONT.

Recommended Book:  "Winter Trails Vermont" from Marty Basch

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Hardcore

Base Camp:  Trapp Family Lodge (800) 826-7000; Edson Hill Manor (800) 621-0284; Green Mtn Inn (802) 253-7301

Luxury Loding:  Stowe Mountain Lodge (888) 478-6938; Stoweflake Mtn (800) 253-2232; Topnotch Spa (802) 253-8585

Breakfast Restaurant:  McCarthys Restaurant, Stowe

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  10954