cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Mad River Valley
Ole's Cross Country Center is at the local airport and it has 48 km of groomed trails for classic and skating. Panoramic views of Sugarbush or into the deep woods. Lessons and xc ski and snowshoe equipment rentals available. Ole's is a Rossignol demo center. Lunch and snacks made on premises. The Inn at the Round Barn Farm (802-496-2276) is an inn that is in Waitsfield, VT near to Ole's trails.. CCSAA member
The Blueberry Lake Cross Country Ski Center (802-496-6687) in Warren has 11 trails and 30 km of groomed trails for classic and skating and night skiing. Lessons and xc ski equipment rentals available. Dogs are permitted. Owner/operator Lenord Robinson opened the area in 1993, which has beautiful views of the area with open meadows and wooded trails that wind through pine forests. In his 80's, Lenord still skis 10 km five times a week and he annually competes in the Lake Placid Loppet. The area reflects this unique New England Yankee. CCSAA member
Mad River Glen has just under five miles of snowshoe trails on the mountain. These trails connect with Vermont’s famed Long Trail. It also offers snowshoe naturalist programs. Snowshoe treks are available from the summit of Sugarbush’s Mount Ellen to Lincoln Peak. Free, guided treks begin at the base of Lincoln Peak. Or arrange treks through Vermont Pack & Paddle (802-496-7225) and Clearwater Sports (802-496-2708). Snowshoers who want to strike out on their own can take advantage of a variety of backcountry trails in the region; a trail map is available from the Sugarbush Chamber of Commerce.
The Mad River Valley has Alpine skiing at Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glen (no snowboarders allowed). The towns of Warren and Waitsfield have restaurants and shopping and all the services and amenities that are expected in a ski town.