Best Cross-Country Skiing in Vermont

This list represents the most popular cross-country skiing in Vermont (learn more about Top Trails). Use this list to plan your next Vermont cross-country skiing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Camel's Hump View Trail


It is not too often the word easy is used in conjunction with Camel’s Hump. Vermont’s hunchback of winter, the 4,063-foot-high peak is one of the state’s most prominent features and is also a summit d…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Waterbury, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 1 mile    BestCross-Country Skiing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Publishing

#2. Grout Pond Loop Trail


The loop around Grout Pond is like a pizza with your favorite top-pings. Throw in a tiny slice of Vermont’s state-long cross-country trail, add a handful of small rolling dips, toss in views of alpine…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Stratton, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 4.8 miles    BestCross-Country Skiing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Publishing

#3. Osmore Pond Loop


Though only about a half hour’s drive from places like the state capital of Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, Groton State Forest has a remote feel to it. The forest is used by hikers, naturalists, snowmo…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Marshfield, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 3.3 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#4. Old Railroad Bed / West River Trail


Though the railroad that once ran alongside the white-capped West River was called “36 miles of trouble,” the flat and scenic section that you access through Jamaica State Park is anything but trouble…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Jamaica, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 4.6 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#5. Stowe Recreation Path


Stowe and skiing go hand-in-hand. Though the area is known for its diverse alpine slopes, four groomed cross-country ski networks, and miles of backcountry adventures, as well as home to the state’s h…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Stowe, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 10.6 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#6. Big Bear Loop


Time appears to stand still in the quaint community of Grafton, Vermont. Nestled in southeastern Vermont among farms and forest, the little town of 600 once subsisted on farming and logging. But the G…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Grafton, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 4.7 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#7. Maple Loop / Bolton Valley


Bolton Valley is known to free-heelers for a couple of things. First, it’s the starting point for one of Vermont’s premier backcountry point to point skis—the Bolton-Trapp Trail. The 12-mile ungroomed…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Bolton Valley, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#8. Robert Frost Interpretive Trail


The poet Robert Frost drank in inspiration from the woods, rivers, and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. Whether it be the white, supple branches of a bending birch or swift, flowing waters of a…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Ripton, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 1 mile   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#9. Nebraska Notch


Vermont’s most famous face may be its highest peak—Mount Mansfield. At 4,393 feet its ridge looks a bit like a human profile, and specific features are given names of human parts, like nose, chin, for…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Underhill Center, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 4.3 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#10. Wiessner Woods


The choices of where to ski and snowshoe in Stowe seem endless. For a fee, use the network of interconnected trails among the four touring centers in the valley. If flat is the word of the day, use th…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Stowe, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#11. Indian Brook Park Loop


Circling Indian Brook Reservoir is like taking a leisurely stroll. It is not uncommon to meet locals out for a walk with their dogs on a warm winter afternoon. The trail, which goes around the finger-…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Essex, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#12. Slayton Pasture Cabin / Haul Road Loop


The hills above Stowe are alive with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the Trapp Family Lodge. The 35 miles of groomed trails (snowshoers are welcome on all of them plus about 4 miles of their o…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Stowe, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 7.2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#13. Hogback Trail


Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest is divided in two, with northern and southern sections. The 20,000 acres that make up the northern part, called Moosalamoo, is home to more than 60 miles of gr…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Goshen, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 3.8 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#14. Birch Pond Loop


Ski by a wide, open field with views of the hills of New York and stop to watch horses eat some hay. Snowshoe by a handsome farm and watch the cattle eating. Enter into a maple grove and see the taps…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Rupert, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 3.5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#15. Edson Hill


The adage what goes up must come down was never more true than at the Edson Hill Manor XC Touring Center. The 15 miles of trails have something for every level of skier, but for those wanting to exert…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Stowe, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 4 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#16. Lost Horizon Loop


The Mountain Top Inn gets high ratings from the cross-country community for its plentiful and challenging terrain. But first, let’s get something straight: This isn’t golf course skiing. If flat is wh…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Chittendon, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 8.5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#17. Sam's Run


The far reaches of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom are home to the 65 miles of cross-country ski trails at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The trails wander through the woods, with views of rippling hills,…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Craftsbury Common, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#18. Little Michigan / Stone Place Trails Loop


Skiers and snowshoers looking for a 10-mile network of challenging trails in southern Vermont should head to the rural village of Landgrove and the Mountain Valley Trails Association area in the Green…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Landgrove, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 4 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#19. South Ridge Loop


Make sure your seatbelts are fastened for a ride on the South Ridge Loop at Mountain Meadows Cross-Country Ski Center in central Vermont. The undulating trail, which opened in December 1997, dances up…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Killington, VT - Cross-Country Skiing - 5.4 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing