Vermont Cross Country Skiing Tours, Trails and Guides
Vermont Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Centers, Backcountry Trails, Guides and Tours

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities abound in Vermont. Cross country ski centers offer hundreds of miles of groomed trails or for the more adventurous, backcountry trails offer challenging and solitary excursions. We hope that this directory assists you in locating your perfect winter recreation opportunity.

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Adventure Spirit Guides
Statewide and Beyond
Rock + Ice + Alpine Experiences
Kel Rossiter
83A North Champlain St,
Burlington, VT 05401

Bredeson Outdoor Adventures
Statewide and Beyond
Guided, Self Guided, Back Country Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Inn to Inn
595 Forrest Road; Bridport, VT 05734

Clearwater Sports
Central Vermont, Mad River Valley
Winter Gear & Clothing, Guided Snowshoe Adventures & Mad River Rocketsled Rentals
4147 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673

Country Inns Along the Trail
Self-guided and Guided
Inn-to-Inn Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
52 Park Street, Brandon, Vermont 05733

Great Glen Outfitters
Snowshoeing, X-Country Skiing, Tubing, Fat Biking
1 Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham, New Hampshire 03581

Kroka Expeditions
Southern Vermont. New Hampshire
Guided, Winter Camping, Back Country Skiing - X Country,  Snowshoeing
767 Forest Road,  Marlow, NH,  03456

Peace Pups Tours
Northern Vermont
Dog Sledding, Fall Dog Carting, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Sledding
P.O. Box 165 Lake Elmore, VT. 05657

Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School
Northern Vermont
Guided Alpine Mountaineering, Ice and Rock Climbing, Snowshoeing, Telemark, Downhill
105 Briggs Burlington VT 05401

Sugarbush Ski Resort
Central VT.
Accommodations, Backcountry guided and self guided snowshoe, skiing and riding
1840 Sugarbush Access Rd. Warren VT 05674

Umiak Outfitters
Central & Northern Vermont
Kayaking, Canoeing, Snowshoeing
849 S. Main Street, Stowe Vt. 05672
1203 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, VT 05403

Vermont Adventure Tours
Southern, Central - Vermont
Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Winter Camping,  Women's Challenges, Youth Programs
223 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, VT. 05701

Zoar Adventure Center
Southern, Vermont
Biking, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Rentals
36 West Main St, Wilmington VT 05363

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Skiing & Snowshoeing Trails

X-Country Ski Centers

Catamount Outdoor Family Center
Williston, Vermont

Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Craftsbury, Vermont

Eden Mountain Lodge
Eden, Vermont

Jay Peak Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing
Jay, Vermont

Kingdom Trails
East Burke, Vermont

Mountain Top Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Center
Chittenden/Killington, VT

Sterling Ridge Cross Country Center
Jeffersonville, Vermont

Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, VT.

Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Center
Stowe, Vermont



Catamount Ski Trail
Catamount Trail Association

300 Miles of Cross-Country Skiing  - The Length of Vermont

Vermont Huts
Vermont Huts Association

 Vermont Backcountry Skiing
The Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC) seeks to protect, advance and advocate for human-powered backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Vermont.

Vermont Cross Country Skiing Trails

"Thrills of a Lifetime" for a family getaway in New England.

Vermont Backcountry Snowshoeing Skiing
More than 70 miles of well-maintained trails hiking, biking, wildlife and bird watching, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and more.

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Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports



Lodging for Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Vacations
Northern Vermont Central Vermont Southern Vermont

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, Vermont

IdeRide, East Burke, VT

Eden Mountain Lodge, Eden, VT

Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Seyon Ranch, Groton, VT

Windekind Farm Cottages, Huntington, VT

Jay Peak Ski Resort, Jay, VT

Sterling Ridge Inn and Cabins, Jeffersonville, VT

Smugglers Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, VT

Little Gnesta Bed & Breakfast, Newport, VT

Comfort Inn & Suites,  St. Johnsbury VT

Golden Eagle Resort, Stowe, VT

The Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, VT

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT

Jay Peak Ski Resort, Jay, VT

Grunberg Haus, Waterbury, VT

Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury, VT

Old Stagecoach Inn, Waterbury, VT

The WilloughVale Inn, Westmore, VT

Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, VT




The Lilac Inn, Brandon, VT

Mt Philo Inn, Charlotte, VT

The Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Chittenden/Killington, VT

Holiday Inn,  Rutland/Killington

The Trailside Inn, Killington, Vermont

The Vermont Inn, Killington, VT

Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, VT

The Woods Lodge, Northfield, VT

Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, Ripton. VT.

Amee Farm, Pittsfield, VT

Liberty Hill Farm, Rochester, VT

Best Western Inn & Suites, Rutland, VT

Vermont Twin Cabins and Lodge, South Royalton, VT

White Horse Inn, Waitsfield, VT

Grunberg Haus, Waterbury, VT

Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury, VT

Old Stagecoach Inn, Waterbury, VT






Back To the Top

Arlington's West Mountain Inn, Arlington, VT

Hill Farm Inn, Arlington, VT

Stone Boat Farm, Jamaica, VT

Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT

Abbott's Glen Inn, W. Halifax, VT

















Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe Trails in Vermont

Large List of Trails

Appalachian Trail  From Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail wanders the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain ranges for more than 2,172 miles.

Ascutney Trails is a network of about 30 miles of trails for non-motorized recreational use, located at the base and western flank of Mt. Ascutney, mostly on the land of the Ascutney Mountain Resort and the town forest of West Windsor Vermont.

Catamount Trail Association      Travel the length of Vermont on Skis!

Green Mountain Club Established in1910 to build the Long Trail, GMC is a private, nonprofit organization with more than 8,000 members. The Long Trail is a 270 mile footpath with 175 miles of side trails with shelters and tent sites.

Green Mountain Trails  Fun, flowy, varied, beautiful and sustainable singletrack trail network. Over 25 miles of hiking and biking trails and growing. Gravity assisted riding possible. Pittsfield, VT, Open Daily 7 am to Sunset.

Kingdom Trails  Formed in 1994, the Kingdom Trails Association was created to protect, develop, and promote this incredible trail network. To date, Kingdom Trails has mapped and signed over 75 miles of multi-use trails, allowing for many self-guided hiking, mountain biking, and riding opportunities, with many more to come.

Millstone Trails Association is a non-profit organization that maintains the Millstone Trails, a network of non-motorized recreational trails in Central Vermont. Our trails traverse 1,500 acres of diverse and dramatic terrain, among historic quarries, New England villages, and regenerating forests.

Moosalamoo Association  Over 20,000 acres of forest, cliffs, vistas, lakes and streams, stretching from the western ridge of the Green Mountains to Lake Dunmore, and from Middlebury Gap to Brandon Gap.

Robert Frost Interpretive Trail - This trail is a National Recreation Trail that commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry; several of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. The trail is an easy walk, and the first 0.3 miles across a beaver pond boardwalk out to the South Branch of the Middlebury River is accessible and suitable for wheelchairs.

Trail Around Middlebury is an 16-mile footpath, encircles the village of Middlebury and links several hundred acres of town land, conserved properties, schools, and other local landmarks.

Trapp Family Lodge  There are over 60 kilometers of wooded hiking trails for all levels of ability. Guided nature walks are available to guests and teach them about native plants, wildlife and the evolving landscape.

Upper Valley Trails Alliance  Information on hundreds of trails in the Upper Connecticut Valley.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science-Nature Trails - VINS’ nature trail system has been upgraded to make a section accessible to people of all mobility levels, including those using strollers and wheelchairs. VINS currently has three-quarters of a mile of trails that wind through the rich floodplain forest along the Ottauquechee River, with views of Dewey’s Pond.

Vermont State Forests and Parks  More than 340,000 acres of public land.

Wildlife Management Areas (Maps)  87 sites for recreation.


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Vermont Outdoor Guide Association
P.O. Box 10
North Ferrisburg, VT. 05473
1 800-425-8747  (802) 425-6211