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Primary Surface:Machine Groomed
Trails:110/116
Grooming:60
Base Depth:30" - 60"
Weather::  49.4° Overcast

Cross Country Center

Photo taken Saturday February 18th, 2017

photo taken Friday 2/24/17

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, February 25th, 2017:    Currently, at 7:00 am, it is 38 deg F under overcast skies.   Cloudy conditions are forecast for today with any showers predicted to begin after 4pm, which means most of the day will be dry. Temperatures  will be warming up to around 60 for a high. Spring!

Conditions:   Ski surface is a loose granular spring skiing snow that should soften to a wet granular as temps warm to the forecast highs.  Base depths are hanging in there at 12 to 22 inches, and all trails are covered and open.

Grooming:   We plan to groom 35 km of trails today.   The grooming plan will start with the Main Loop early on, followed by the Old Bear loop and the Ranch Connector.  Work will focus on renovating the track before it gets too soft, and continue as long as conditions permit.

Snowshoe  Hiking:  This is a great activity for anyone wishing to get out into the woods for exercise today. There remains a huge snowpack in the woods, and all trails are covered deep. Trails are marked and mapped for your adventure.   Maps, route advice and rental equipment are available at the Center.

BackCountry Report:   Spring has come early to the mountains, not unlike past years, and we seem to be in a warm weather pattern now. With huge base depths in the high country, it will hang on for some time yet.  The surface will be spring corn snow, but because it did not freeze last night, it will be soft. Some water crossings are opening up, so be aware of traverses. Be sure to come in to the center to sign out your route before using the wilderness trail system.

Wax of the day:    Swix red 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.

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Trail Fees

Daily

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

Lessons

Daily

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

Daily

Rentals, Lessons & Trail fee for the day $72

Rentals

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:

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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.