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Cross-Country Skiing in Vermont

Quiet and calm with terrain for all abilities awaits

Cross-country skiing has deep roots in Vermont.  The sport's history is on display at the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum. Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe was the first cross-country ski center established in the Americas, and today, the sport flourishes in Vermont, from paths suitable for all ages and ability levels to backcountry ski trails that offer stunning views and the chance to truly escape. Many resorts offer equipment rentals, and some offer guided tours for an insider's view at Vermont's Nordic skiing scene. There's more than one way to make tracks. The terms "Nordic" and "cross-country" are often used to mean the same sport, but Nordic refers to competitive skiing, while cross-country skiing tends to mean a lower-key version of the sport, more focused on touring and sightseeing. Opportunities to try both abound in Vermont, whether you'd like to race or take in the scenery. However you choose to get out there, Vermont will offer an unbeatable Nordic experience.
Fat Biking During Winter in Vermont

Paths and Rail Trails

Vermont has 18 rail trails in addition to public paths that wend their way through historic downtowns, forests and open spaces, making it easy to stop and shop or dine.

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Fun for the Whole Family

Vermont is the perfect destination for families, with plenty to appeal to all ages and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors for all skill levels and experiences. Find your next family adventure here.

Cross Country Skiing in Vermont

Get Around Vermont

Public transportation makes getting around Vermont easy once you’re here. Use Vermont’s bus network to get around, or find a ride to get where you need to go.

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What to Do

Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.