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Primary Surface:Machine Groomed
Base Depth:20" - 40"
Weather::  35.6° Overcast

Cross Country Center

FullSizeRenderphoto taken Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 2pm

Operating Status: Open for the season, for cross country skiing and snowshoe hiking.  Hours- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.  

Weather:  For Saturday, January 21st, 2017:   Currently, at 7am, it is 30 deg F  with heavy overcast skies. Today’s forecast calls for a cloudy day, high temps in the mid 30’s.  New snow this week has re-opened the trail system to 100%.

Conditions: Snow surface is wet-packed powder where groomed with wet snow on the sides and on snowshoe trails.  Base depths are continuous  on all trails at 8 to 14 inches. Classic tracks are set throughout, but at these temperatures, has a glaze that is responding well to klister or a waxless ski.  Skate lanes have firmed up and are skiing very well.

Grooming:  We plan to groom 35 km of trails today starting with the Main Loop, followed by the Peavey/Houston loop and the Old Bear loop. The Ranch connector will be groomed up to the Haul Road. We plan to then continue getting out to the smaller loops, Outer Classic, Cant Dog and upper Houston, and have everything groomed by 11 am.  We groomed the Derby trail as far as Adam’s climb for the first time in weeks and it came out nice.

Snowshoe  Hiking:  This is a great activity for anyone wishing to get out into the woods for exercise today.   The woods are full of new snow, and the trails are marked and mapped for your adventure.   Maps, route advice and rental equipment are available at the Center.

Wax of the day:   Swix universal klister

For more information:  For trail-by trail conditions, link to our Trailhub site using this address.


Click the map below to download a PDF.


Trail Fees


After 1pm

Next day

Adult $27 $23 $20
Child (6-12) $16 $13 $11
Senior (65+) $16 $13 $11

Cross-Country Season Pass

Valid every day of the 2016/17 Nordic season. No blackout dates. Includes: Season Pass Discounts

Through 11/6/16 After 11/6/16
Adult $209 $252
Youth/child (6-18) $54 $54
Senior (65+) $161 $199
Couples XC $376 $453

 Buy your XC Season Pass now



90 min. Group (10:30 am + 1:30pm) $46
Private, 1 person, 1hour $115
Private, 1 person, 2 hours $146
Private, add. person/hour $25

Intro Package


Rentals, Lessons & Trail fee for the day $72


One Day

Additional Day

Adult $41 $32
Child $27 $20

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.