Stowe Mountain Resort

Cross Country Ski Center

OPERATING STATUS: Projected opening date for 2014/15 is Saturday December 13, 2014, weather permitting.

The Trail Crew is currently busy clearing and preparing the trail system for the coming snow. New work this summer has brought a half mile section of Valley Cruise Trail up to standard with widening, grading and drainage that has to be seen to be believed.  It is going to ski like a dream and we can hardly wait to get out there on new snow to try it out.

We have made a nice upgrade in grooming equipment this year with the purchase of a new Tidd Generation-2 trail renovator that will enable us to groom wider, smoother, better in all conditions,  providing  skiers with the best  snow surface product possible.


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Trail Fees


Half Day

Adult $26 $22
Child (6-12) $15 $10
Senior (65+) $15 $10

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 polk 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.