Winter Activities

The snow can start falling in late October here in northern Vermont, and can stay well into April, so there's plenty of time to enjoy all of the outdoor activities in the area. While the alpine ski resorts, and in recent years some of the nordic centers, make their own snow, the rest rely on the natural stuff. Check the Craftsbury Outdoor Center snow report for natural conditions.

Alpine / Downhill Skiing

Jay Peak Ski Area
Tel. 802-988-2611

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort
Tel. 802-644-8851

Stowe Mountain Ski Resort
Tel. 802-253-3000

Dog Sledding

Eden Mountain Dogsledding, Eden
Tel. 802-635-9070 Dogsled tours, Summer Dog Carting, Skijoring

Peace Pups Dog Sled Tours, Lake Elmore
Tel. 802-888-7733 Winter Dog Sled Tours & Skijoring Lessons, Summer Dog Cart Tours

Canopy Tours / Zip-Lines

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, Smugglers' Notch
Tel. 802-644-9300 Canopy tour by zip-lines, rappelling, and sky bridges.

Equipment Rentals / Sales

AJ's Ski & Sports, Stowe & Smugglers' Notch
Tel. 800-226-6257 Ski, snowboard, & snowshoe rentals

Inner Bootworks, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-6929 Ski & snowboard boots specializing in proper fit.

No School Snowboard Shop, Rte 108, Jeffersonville
Tel. 802-644-5853 Snowboard sales and rentals.

Pinnacle Ski & Sports, Stowe & Smugglers' Notch
Tel. 800-458-9996 (Stowe) or 877-445-1280 (Smuggs) Ski, & snowboard rentals and clothing.

Umiak, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-2317 Snowshoe Rentals

Ice Skating

Umiak, Stowe
Tel. 802-888-253-2317 Ice Skate Rentals

Nordic / Cross Country Skiing

Cricket Hill Trails, Hyde Park
Locally organized cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Open to the public, free of charge

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common
Tel. 800-729-7751 Trails, rentals & instruction

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort
Tel. 802-644-8851 Trails, rentals & instruction

Stowe Mountain Ski Resort
Tel. 802-253-3000 Trails, rentals & instruction

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe
Tel. 800-826-7000 Trails, rentals & instruction

Sleigh Rides

Edson Hill Manor, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-8954

Gentle Giants, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-2216

Raven Ledge Farm, Waterville
Tel. 802-644-5189

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-7355

Snowshoeing

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common
Tel. 800-729-7751 Snowshoe on the cross-country trails

Cricket Hill Trails, Hyde Park
Locally organized cross country ski and snowshoe trails. Open to the public, free of charge

Get Lost Guide Service, Cabot
Tel. 802-427-1213 Guided showshoe trips for individuals, couples, and families.

Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort
Tel. 802-644-8851 Snowshoe on the cross-country trails

Stowe Mountain Ski Resort
Tel. 802-253-3000 Snowshoe on the cross-country trails

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe
Tel. 800-826-7000 Snowshoe on the cross-country trails

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-2317 Rentals, tours

Snowmobiling

Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (V.A.S.T.)
State association that maintains trails. List of member clubs and Vermont laws governing snowmobiling.

Green Mountain Snowmobile Adventures, Jeffersonville
Tel. 802-644-1438 Guided tours.

Snowmobile Vermont, Stowe
Tel. 802-253-6221 Tours & rentals.

Vermont Bed and Breakfast

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