Featured CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS
West of Stowe, the Stowe Mountain Cross-Country Center has 42 km of groomed cross country ski trails for skating and classical skiing. The trails consists of long twisting loops with convulsive bumps through deep forest. Expert skiers should check out the Double Bit and Bear Run Trails.
Near Goshen in the northern Green Mountain National Forest, the Blueberry Hill area has 50 km of cross country skiing trails in challenging, rolling terrain. There are 60 km of groomed nordic ski track.
Near Middlebury in the Green Mountain National Forest, the Rikert Nordic Center has over 55km of cross country ski trails groomed for classic and skate skiing. The nordic trails roll through old farms and forests. The Rikert Nordic Center has an FIS-certified 5km homologated race course.
Northeast of Burlington near Montegomery and Jay Peak, the Hazen Notch nordic center has 65km of groomed and marked cross country skiing trails through a mix of maple, birch and evergreen forest. The touring center at Hazens Notch provides access to trails through rolling meadows and gentle hills including a 2,800 foot mountain. The 31 trails provide challenge for all abilities and are groomed for classical cross country skiing.
West of Stowe, the Trapp Family Lodge Cross Country Ski Center has 100 km of groomed trails with a majority accomadating skating. This exceptional trail network is spread across 2,400 acres of woodlands and meadows. The trails are well-groomed regularly and wind through the rolling landscape under Mount Mansfield.
Northeast of Burlington near the town of Jay, the Jay Peak ski area has a nice cross country ski area over the nearby golf course. The small trail system also connects with the multi-use VAST trail system.