There is far more to the Mount Snow area in the winter than downhill skiing – like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing! We’ve put together a list of nordic centers within a 1-hour drive of West Dover where you can get outside and get in a great workout.
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Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are obviously weather-permitting, and things can change and rentals can sell out. We suggest calling ahead to confirm the details before you go.
Brattleboro Outing Club at the Brattleboro Country Club
73 Senator Gannett Dr, Brattleboro, VT
Skiing and snowshoeing on miles of scenic groomed trails. Non-members can ski with a day pass and rentals are available for a fee, but season pass holders can borrow ski and snowshoe equipment for free. Weekends 10 am-4 pm and on Brattleboro school vacation weeks.
Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center
783 Townshend Rd, Grafton, VT
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, fat tire biking, and snow tubing. Ski, snowshoe, and fat bike rentals and private and group lessons are available and they offer a wine and cheese snowshoe tour. Tue-Sun 9:30 am-4 pm.
Prospect Mountain Nordic
204 Prospect Access Rd, Woodford, VT
More than 30 km of trails for cross-country skiing, both skating and classical, and special snowshoeing and single-track trails. Trails are available for all levels, but experts might like the climb to the top of the former downhill ski mountain to enjoy the view and the long downhill back down. Rentals are available, as well as private and semi-private lessons by appointment. Open daily 9-5 pm.
Stratton Mountain’s Nordic Center
41 Sun Bowl Rd, Stratton, VT
10 km of cross-country ski trails groomed for both classic and skate skiing and 3 km of single-track snowshoe trails. Fat biking is also available, as well as group, private, and semi-private ski lessons on weekends and some holidays. Weekdays 9 am-4 pm, weekends 8 am-4 pm. They open early for sunrise snowshoe hikes on Sunday mornings.
Timber Creek Cross-Country Ski Area
Route 100 North Entrance Mount Snow
13 Tanglewood Rd, West Dover, VT
Thoughtfully groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trail system. Both classic and skate skiing. Ski & snowshoe rentals and instructional packages are available. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm (weather permitting).
Viking Nordic Center
615 Little Pond Road, Londonderry, VT
26 km of ski trails for classic and skate skiing and 4 km of dedicated snowshoe trails. Fat biking is also available. Ski equipment rentals are available on a first-come basis. While skis can’t be reserved, pulk children’s sleds and snowshoes can be. Renters can also switch from skis to snowshoes or vice versa at any time if the equipment is available. Private, group, and semi-private lessons are available. Open daily 9-5 pm.
Wild Wings Ski Touring Center
246 Styles Lane, Peru, VT
25 km of cross-country skiing in the Green Mountain National Forest. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available. Lessons are by appointment. 9 am-4:30 pm.