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Primary Surface:Machine Groomed
Trails:73/116
Grooming:54
Base Depth:12" - 36"
Weather:28° Cloudy

Cross Country Center

OPERATING STATUS: 
Cross Country Ski Trails are CLOSED. The Center is open today, 8:30 to 4:30 for Snowshoe Hiking Only.

 WEATHER: for  Monday, February 8th, 2016: currently at 7:00 am it is 20 degrees F with high, thin overcast.  During the morning, clouds will thicken with a rising chance of light snow in the afternoon.  high temps in the 20s.
 CONDITIONS:   Frozen.   Base depths remain steadfast at 2-6 inches but there are a lot of issues with grey ice  on the trails.  Grooming operations are on hold until we get more snow.
 Snowshoe hiking:  there is lots of snow in the woods for snowshoeing, and trails feature a variety of forest, brook and mountain terrain that has something for everyone.   Maps, rentals, and route advice can be had at the Center today.
Fitness Skiers:  For those of you that are climbing the walls because you can’t ski, I went into the north field adjacent to the Center  yesterday and tiller groomed a track and skate lane around the edge for a ski surface.  Its pretty good! I wouldn’t call it a trail system, and it is only 300 yards around, but it is far better than nothing, and sort of like doing laps in the pool, or at the skating rink.  It is a klister track, of course, but well covered with loose granular and skiable!  Try it!

 

Click the map below to download a PDF.

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Trail Fees

Daily

After 1pm

Adult $27 $22
Child (6-12) $15 $12
Senior (65+) $15 $12

Cross-Country Season Pass

Valid every day of the 2015/16 Nordic season. No blackout dates. Includes: Season Pass Discounts

Through 11/1/15 After 11/1/15
Adult $201 $242
Youth/child (6-18) $52 $52
Senior (65+) $155 $191
Couples XC $362 $436

Lessons

Daily

90 min. Group (10:30 am + 1:30pm) $45
Private, 1 person, 1hour $112
Private, 1 person, 2 hours $145
Private, add. person/hour $24

Intro Package

Daily

Rentals, Lessons & Trail fee for the day $70

Rentals

One Day

Additional Day

Adult $40 $30
Child $26 $18

Getting Here

GPS Address (Cross Country & Snowshoe Center):5281 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT
Please note, GPS directions have been known to produce mixed results. Please call ahead if more information is needed. Toll Free: 800-253-4SKI or call the XC Center directly at 802-253-3688.

The Ranch Brook and the Burt Trail:

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Stowe Mountain Resort’s Cross Country Ski Center offers 45 km of groomed trails and 30 km of backcountry terrain. At our rental shop, we offer a full menu of nordic snowsport gear including snowshoes, touring gear, performance skate ski and classic ski packages, backcountry and telemark gear. We also have a full selection of kids gear down to age three, including little snowshoes and sleds for the sledding hill. Also available is a pulk sled for parents with infants/toddlers.

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Stowe Mountain Resort Cross Country Ski Center Video

Recommended routes

Beginner trails
Timber Lane / Bruce Trail Loop
Round Trip, 6km.

Easy series of short gradual climbs to Bruce Trail junction. Turn left on Bruce Trail to descend to Ranch Brook. Just over the bridge, turn left on the Burt Trail, a scenic, relatively flat run bordering Ranch Brook. Return on Cross Cut 1 or 2.

Intermediate trails
Peavy Trail / Bear Run / Burt Trail
Round Trip, 9km.

Gradual and steep climbs along Peavy Trail to Bear Run junction. Take left turn onto Bear Run and continue around the loop to Burt Trail. Down the burt Trail take a left onto Crosscut #1 to Timberlane and return to the touring center.

Advanced trails (along outer perimeter of trail network)
Peavy Trail / Double Bit / Bear Run / Ranch Valley Cruise / Stowe Derby Trail
Round Trip, 12km.

VERY CHALLENGING! Head out on Peavy Trail and take a right onto Double Bit. Continue on Double Bit and take a right onto Bear Run. Follow the Bear Run Loop to a right on Ranch Camp Trail. Take a left on Old Camp, a quick right on Cant Dog, left onto Ranch Valley Cruise and down Old Camp to the Burt. Follow downstream to Crosscut#1 take a left onto Timberlane to return to touring center.

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All tickets, trail fees and products are non-transferrable and include VT sales tax. Rates and dates subject to change without notice. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.