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Primary Surface:Machine Groomed
Trails:92/116
Grooming:65
Base Depth:24" - 48"
Weather::  31.9° Overcast

Cross Country Center

Operating Status: Open daily for cross country skiing and snowshoe hiking. Hours: 9am to 4pm.

Weather:  Monday, January 22nd, 2018:  At 7 am,  the temperature is 30 degF with overcast skies.  Today’s forecast is cloudy with a chance of light snow in the morning followed by mixed precip in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s.

Conditions:   Temperatures this morning are just mild enough for grooming to be effective, creating a nice soft granular snow surface on lower elevations, and a drier, powdery condition on higher trails. Base depths remain strong at 7-12 inches. The Ranch Connector is skiing beautifully, but Old Camp is having issues with skiers in the downhill direction. All the other trails remain open with great coverage and surface.

Grooming team is out renovating the track this morning, and will be setting classic tracks on the main loops.  The plan is to have the novice trails ready by 9 am, but  grooming operations on the outer trails may be later, so early skiers should be aware and use caution.

Snowshoe Hiking:     Always a great option for exploring the winter landscape.  Maps, route advice and snowshoe rentals are available at the Center.

Back Country and Alpine Touring:      The Steeple headwall remains icy, but most of the Skytop ridge is skiable with softening crust.  Without major snow since the thaw last weekend, many of the water crossings are open, which is a pain, and the upper Overland trail is a wreck from this. Underhill and South Road are skiing well and touring at the lower elevations is a good option for today.  Don’t forget to come in to the Center and sign out your route before heading out.

Wax of the day:  Swix universal silver klister

 

 

link to our Trailhub site using this address.

 

Click the map below to download a PDF.

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2017-2018 Cross-Country Season Pass

Adult $209
Youth (6-18) $54
Senior (65+) $161
Couples XC $376

BUY YOUR 2017-18 XC SEASON PASS NOW

Please note, a 2017-2018 Epic Pass does not include access to Cross-Country Center.

Trail Fees

Daily

After 1pm

Next day

Adult $28 $24 $21
Child (6-12) $16 $13 $11
Senior (65+) $16 $13 $11

Lessons

Daily

90 min. Group (10:30 am + 1:30pm) $47
Private, 1 person, 1hour $118
Private, 1 person, 2 hours $150
Private, add. person/hour $26

Intro Package

Daily

Rentals, Lessons & Trail fee for the day $74

At our rental shop, we offer a full menu of nordic snowsport gear including snowshoes, touring gear, performance skate ski and classic ski packages, and backcountry gear.

We 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.

Rentals

One Day

Additional Day

Adult $42 $33
Child $32 $21

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.