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Cross Country Center

PROJECTED OPENING DATE:  Saturday, December 12th, 2015, weather permitting.

  November 15, 2015- The leaves have fallen all around and the ferns have laid down. In the  Ranch Valley, on the southern slopes of Mount Mansfield, our outdoor staff is working hard to prepare the trails for another season of spectacular cross country skiing and snowshoe hiking.

Our first day of operation is always weather dependent, so keep a watch on this page for updates or check our snow conditions phone line at 253-3602 for any new developments or early snowfall that could change the status.

And remember, the best value for enjoying everything the Ranch Valley has to offer is to buy a season pass.  Even if you visit only 8-10 times, you are ahead of it, hassle free!

In the meantime, wax those skis, think snow, and we will see you in December!


Click the map below to download a PDF.


Trail Fees


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




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


Rentals, Lessons & Trail fee for the day $70


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:


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.



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.


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.