Trapp Family Lodge

Home to the first cross country ski center in the country, the 100-kilometer trail network includes terrain suitable for every level of skier or snowshoer.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.465074,-72.743375



Stowe Mountain Resort XC

45 km of groomed trails and 30 km of backcountry. Lessons and rentals.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.50561,-72.76177



Stowe Recreation Path

Easy, free skiing on a gentle, 5.5 mile greenway, paved for non motorized recreation & groomed for xc skiing. There are multiple trailheads with parking.

Brook Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.49720,-72.74494

Mountain Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.48094,-72.72698

Luce Hill Rd Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.47338,-72.72125

Community Church Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.46606,-72.68485

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Bolton Valley Nordic Center

Address: 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Bolton Valley, VT

The Backcountry and Nordic Center is the gateway to our cross country and backcountry terrain. Bolton’s Nordic trail system offers terrain for skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts of all levels, with 15 kilometers of groomed trails. For Backcountry adventurers, the Bolton Backcountry is second to none in the Eastern States, with 1500 acres of beautiful terrain right out of the gates, and even more beyond as it links to the Mount Mansfield State Forest, making it the largest wilderness area in the Vermont State Forests. It offers guided tours, lessons, and rental equipment.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.42208,-72.85223



Wiessner Woods & Private Complimentary Trails

Owned by the Stowe Land Trust.  Wiessner Woods is open to the public for pedestrian recreational use including hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and dog walking. The property contains an extensive network of trails including a portion of the Catamount Trail which connects to trails on the adjacent Halvorsen and Edson Hill properties. Also connected is a network of private community groomed trails that skiers are welcome to use.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.4969,-72.72684



Edson Hill Nordic Center

Edson Hill maintains a modest network of trails originally developed in the 1950s. It has 6 miles of groomed ski trails, and 3 miles of snowshoe trails. Rentals and instruction is avaiable.

Address: 1500 Edson Hill Rd, Stowe, Vermont

Trailhead Lat/Long: 44.50941,-72.73562



Sterling Forest

Owned by the Stowe Land Trust. The trails are ungroomed but well-marked, thanks to the Catamount Trail Association and groups such as the Sterling Falls Gorge Natural Area Trust. This scenic land was conserved in 1995 through the teamwork of the seven different groups and the voters of Stowe. The ski trails are above 1,600 feet in elevation so there is more snow here than down closer to the village.

Beaver Meadow Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.56860,-72.70644

Sterling Falls Gorge Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.5414,-72.71935



Cady Hill Forest

Approximately 11 miles of single track and double track trail exist on this 258 acre property owned by the Stowe Land Trust. As steep as the terrain is, they are probably best suited to showshoes.

Trailhead Lat,Long: 44.47317,-72.69499



Smuggler’s Notch

From Stowe Mountain Resort to Smugglers Notch Ski Resort, route 108 is closed in the winter creating miles of winter playground. Park at “the end of the road” just past the entrance to Stowe Mtn Resort. The Notch usually offers the earliest cross-country skiing in New England…so check it out on skis as soon as soon as a little snow flies. Appropriate for all abilities.

Trailhead Lat/Long: 44.53333,-72.78718