Cross Country Center
OPERATING STATUS: Open for the season: Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. – See more at: http://www.stowe.com/ski-ride/xc/#sthash.yMuNQ6s7.dpuf
OPERATING STATUS: Open daily for snow sports: Cross country skiing and snowshoe hiking. New springtime hours are 9am am to 5pm daily. Note: Our final day of operation will be this Sunday, April 5th.
WEATHER: For Wednesday, April 1st : Sunny skies with a high temp today about 32 deg. When the sun is out in April, and it ONLY gets to 32 degrees, that is some cold, dry air.
CONDITIONS: 2-3 inches new snow yesterday has restored the powder surface. Trails have a groomed powder/ granular mix over a hard pack base. Warming temperatures and sun in the forecast today will soften the surface and slow it down some. Classic tracks are set throughout, and skate lanes are groomed wide. Base depths remain at a strong 12-22 inches. All trails have great cover and everything is open.
TRAIL/GROOMING REPORT: We plan on grooming 30 Km of trails today for both classic and skate skiing. We will begin with the Main Loop trails, Old bear Run and the Connector.
BACK COUNTRY REPORT: Spring conditions mean variable snow texture. Everything remains well covered with huge base depths. Be sure to sign out your route with the desk at the Center when you come in to get your trail pass.
SNOW SHOE HIKING: A great alternative to skiing; 20 Km of snowshoe specific trails will keep you exploring. Rentals and maps are available at the Center.
WAX OF THE DAY: Swix blue extra V40
Click the map below to download a PDF.
Cross-Country Season Pass
Valid every day of the 2014/15 Nordic season. No blackout dates. Includes: Season Pass Discounts
|Through 11/2/14||After 11/2/14|
|NEW: Couples XC||$351||$423|
|Group (10:30 am + 1:30pm)||$44|
|Private, 1 per, 1hour||$110|
|Private, add. Person/hour||$24|
|Private, 1 per, 2 hour||$142|
|Rentals, Lessons & Trail fee for the day||$69|
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.