OVER 800 KILOMETERS OF GROOMED CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS
Waterbury, Vermont is truly a cross country skier's dream...Vermont's widest variety of XC trails and touring centers are all just a cup of hot chocolate away!!!
Waterbury is close to over 800 kilometers of groomed and tracked cross country ski trails in touring centers in nearby Bolton, Stowe, Sugarbush, Waitsfield and Warren. The frozen 800-acre Waterbury Reservoir and the trails in the surrounding Little River State Park provide additional XC wilderness opportunites. And Nordic skiers can also access the Catamount Trail which runs along the summits of the Green Mountains from the Massachussets border to the Canadian border.
Waterbury Area Touring Centers
BOLTON VALLEY RESORT
100 Kilometers, 25k groomed for classic and skate. 2100'-3800' elevation. (Highest base elevation in VT!) $12 full day trail pass, $10 half day. Nordic & Snowshoes rentals, instruction, and guided tours. Separate doggie trails, too! $10 single lift ride gives even better access to legendary backcountry and touring trails like Bolton-Trapp, Cotton Brook, and Woodward Mtn. Trail. (802) 434-3444 ext. 1076, Bolton Valley Access Rd., Bolton.
TRAPP FAMILY TOURING CENTER 100 Kilometers, rentals and instruction, 1100'-2900' elevation, the first XC touring center in the United States, historic scenic trails (802) 253-5719, Stowe
TOPNOTCH 25 Kilometers, rentals and instruction, 800'-900' elevation, (802) 253-8585, access to the 5.3 mile Stowe Recreation Path which crosses West Branch River 11 times on arched bridges, Mountain Road, Stowe
EDSON HILL MANOR 55 Kilometers, rentals and instruction, 1200'-2150' elevation, stunning views of Mount Mansfield, access to the Catamount Trail (802) 253-8954, Stowe
STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT 80 Kilometers, rentals & instruction, 1100'-3500' elevation, trail pass allows access to Toll House chair lift to access backcountry and touring trails at higher elevations where snow drapes the pine boughs and groomed trails are cut deeply into powder (802) 253-3000 ext. 3688, Mountain Road, Stowe
Touring Centers to the South
BLUEBERRY LAKE 31 Kilometers, rentals and instruction, beginner to expert trails, all trails are skating width and set with a single track and are engineered for the average skier's ultimate enjoyment, Snowmaking on all trails, 1400'-2500' elevation, Plunkton Road, Warren (802)496-6687
ROUND BARN TOURING CENTER 30 Kilometers, rentals, snowshoes and instruction, 1100'-1600' elevation, East Warren Road, Waitsfield (802)496-2276
OLE'S CROSS COUNTRY CENTER 50 Kilometers, rentals & instruction, extensive trail system, lessons, rentals and restaurant, 1120'-1640' elevation, at the Sugarbush Warren Airport, Warren, VT 802-496-3430
SUGARBUSH RESORT 23 Kilometers of groomed and tracked trails. Rentals and instruction. 1300'-2000'elevation. Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, (802)583-2605
Touring Centers to the West
CATAMOUNT FAMILY CENTER 40 Kilometers, rentals and instruction, 400'-900'elevation, (802) 879-6001, Williston
Touring Centers to the East
HIGHLAND LODGE 65 Kilometers, rentals and instruction, 1500'-2000'elevation, uncrowded splendor of Caspian Lake, (802) 533-2647, Greensboro
CATAMOUNT TRAIL 300 mile trail that leads from Readsboro, Vermont on the Massachusetts border and ends in North Troy, Vermont on the Canadian border. Follows remote wilderness routes, groomed cross-country trails, snowmobile trails, and old logging roads. (802) 864-5794
LITTLE RIVER STATE PARK Ski or snowshoe on the frozen 800-acre reservoir or on the park's many roads and trails. Vermont State Parks:(802) 241-3655
GREEN MOUNTAIN CLUB Acts as an information source to snowshoers and nordic skiers on the latest trail conditions on the LONG TRAIL system and provides maps directing adventurers to scenic vistas, wildlife sites, etc. (802) 244-7037 On Route 100, Waterbury Center