Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Business Travel Guide

Outdoors in Vermont


Many ski areas offer snowshoeing. Clearwater Sports on Vermont 100, Waitsfield, (802) 496-2708, and Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, Stowe, (802) 253-2317, give guided tours, including shoe rentals and instruction. Call ahead.


All major ski areas offer cross-country skiing, as do those listed below. During the season, check the Vermont Cross-country Ski Report, www.skivermont.com/conditions.

Blueberry Lake Cross Country Ski Center, Plunkton Rd., Warren. 30 km of trails. Grading and snow-farming on all trails, beginners to experts. Lessons, rentals, and waxing available. (802) 496-6687. www.blueberrylakeskivt.com.

Catamount Family Center, Gov. Chittenden Road, Williston. B&B, 35 km of trails, lessons, ski/snowshoe rentals, sledding, and ice skating. Three lighted trails. (802) 879-6001. www.catamountoutdoor.com.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common. 135 km of tracked and skating trails, instruction, repair, and rental; ski packages and guided tours. (802) 586-7767. www.craftsbury.com.

Ole’s Cross Country Center, Sugarbush-Warren Airport, Warren. 45 km of groomed trails. Rentals, instruction, and restaurant. (802) 496-3430. www.olesxc.com.

Topnotch, Mountain Rd., Stowe.
30 km of trails, most machine-tracked. Instruction, rentals, and repairs. Resort and spa. (800) 451-8686, (802) 253-8585. www.topnotchresort.com.

Trapp Family Lodge Cross Country Ski Center, Trapp Hill Road, Stowe. 160 km of trails, over half are tracked. (800) 826-7000, (802) 253-8511. www.trappfamily.com.

Skiing & Snowboarding

For daily mountain conditions, call the Vermont Skiing Today Snowline Report, (802) 229-0531 or (800) VERMONT www.skivermont.com/conditions.

Cochran’s Ski Area, Richmond. Three lifts, eight trails, 350 vertical feet. Rentals, lessons, children’s programs. (802) 434-2479. www.cochranskiarea.com.

Bolton Valley, Off I-89. 70 alpine trails. 100 km of Nordic and backcountry trails. Beginners to experts, and boarders. Mountain-top village on 5,200 acres. (877) 9BOLTON, (802) 434-3444. www.boltonvalley.com.

Burke Mountain, Off I-91, exit 23. 2,011 vertical feet of skiing and riding, 55 trails, six lifts. (888) BURKEVT, (802) 626-7300. www.skiburke.com.

Smugglers’ Notch, Three mountains, 78 trails. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, sleigh rides, ice skating, sliding, night skiing and snow tubing. Zip line canopy tour, four water parks. (800) 451-8752. www.smuggs.com.

Jay Peak, Vermont 242, Jay. Nine lifts, 76 trails, 100 acres of glades, Telemark, back-country, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country. Year-round, four-season resort; indoor water park, golf course, conference center. (800) 451-4449, (802) 988-2611. www.jaypeakresort.com.

Killington Resort & Pico Mountain, Vermont 100 and U.S. 190 trails of skiing and snowboarding, 29 lifts with one ticket, slopeside accommodations, extensive snowmaking. (800) 621-MTNS, (802) 422-6200. www.killington.com.

Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont 108. 116 trails, 13 lifts, Vermont’s highest summit: 4,395 feet at the peak of Mt. Mansfield. Cross-country, night skiing, slopeside accommodations. (802) 253-3000, (800) 253-4SKI. www.stowe.com.

Sugarbush Resort, Warren. 111 trails on two mountains with connecting trails. 16 lifts. Downhill, riding, cross-country, and snowshoeing, guided back-country tours, rentals. Children’s program. On-site luxury hotel and residences. (800) 53-SUGAR, (802) 583-6300. www.sugarbush.com.

Suicide Six, Woodstock. Owned by the Woodstock Inn. 23 trails, beginner to expert. Half-pipe, chair lifts, j-bar beginner area, cafeteria, bar/restaurant, ski shop, and school. (802) 457-6661. www.woodstockinn.com.

Mad River Glen, Waitsfield. 45 trails for skiers only. No snowboarding, but riders may leave boards at the rental shop for free use of alpine or Telemark skis. Ski school. A natural snow ski area. (802) 496-3551. www.madriverglen.com.


Vermont boasts a trail system of more than 6,000 miles, with well-marked trails and access to fuel stops, food, and accommodations. Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) www.vtvast.org.