Stowe Mountain Resort

Cross Country Ski Center

OPERATING STATUS: Open for the season:  Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.

WEATHER:  For Monday, March 2nd:  Snow. High temperature around 25 deg. 2-4 inches in forecast.

CONDITIONS:   The snow surface packed powder. New snow overnight has softened the surface.  Base depths are now 24-32 inches.  New powder makes a beautiful talcum-smooth classic track. 

TRAIL/GROOMING REPORT:   We plan on grooming 35 Km of trails today for both classic and skate skiing.  The Main Loop trails along with Old Bear and the Ranch Connector will be done first. Trail system is 100% open.

BACK COUNTRY REPORT:   There is lots of powder on My Dewey and Skytop.  Monster snow pack has opened up all the terrain.  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:    Simple and easy, a great alternative to skiing for the whole family. 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.

Trail Fees


After 1 pm

Adult $26 $22
Child (6-12) $15 $12
Senior (65+) $15 $12

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
Adult $195 $235
Youth/child (6-18) $50 $50
Senior (65+) $150 $185
NEW: Couples XC
$351 $423



Group $44
Private, 1 per, 1hour $110
Private, add. Person/hour $24
Private, 1 per, 2 hour $142


Intro Package


Rentals, Lessons & Trail fee for the day $69




Adult $37
Child $24

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.