Cross Country Skiing
From classic to skate to rugged touring, Vermont’s Nordic skiing is exceptional. Whether you’re seeking world-class grooming, woods, or fields, you can find cross-country adventure across the region. Vermont’s Nordic ski centers offer skiing all day and lighted skiing at night, with cutting edge rental gear, comfortable warming lodges, and clearly marked trails. Some Nordic ski networks even welcome skiers with pets! In the winter, Burlington Bike Path is only plowed on one side, leaving a path for Nordic skiers. Also located right in Burlington, the Intervale grooms trails all the way to Ethan Allen Park, and the skiing is free. For groomed kicking and gliding as well as skate skiing, Sleepy Hollow, which is 30 minutes from Burlington, maintains 35 km of trails with a 2 km loop with man-made snow to get the season going early and keep it going into the spring. Up the road, Camel’s Hump Nordic, a non-profit cross country and backcountry ski area, grooms meandering meadows and open woods, and has plenty of ungroomed trails as well. In Williston, just 15 minutes from Burlington, Catamount Family Center has 35 km of classic and skate groomed trails through woods and dale, with stunning vistas. A 4 km lighted night loop is popular with the after-work crowd. And don’t forget Bolton Valley’s full-service nordic center with guided tours, lessons, and rental equipment. Finish your day there, grab a beer and catch some live music up in the lodge.