The Length of Vermont on Skis

Section 25: Ryder Brook Golf Club (Formerly Farm Resort) to Route 15


This primarily backcountry tour begins by climbing gently out of the Rte. 100 valley, then climbs and descends steeply over the shoulder of Elmore Mountain, and concludes with a downhill run on a snowmobile trail to reach the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and Rte. 15. There are great views of Mt. Mansfield from the shoulder of Elmore Mountain.

14.1 miles

From Ryder Brook Golf Club to Elmore Mountain Rd. the Trail is of easy to intermediate difficulty, involving a gentle climb. From Elmore Mountain Rd. to Lake Elmore is advanced because of steep ascents and descents. From Lake Elmore to Rte. 15 is intermediate due to the gentler terrain and wider trail that is shared with snowmobiles. Allow at least six hours for an experienced skier in good snow conditions to ski this entire section.  Please be careful to not damage yourself or the fencing if you are required to negotiate over or under farm fencing on this section. 

Catamount Trail Section 25 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~418k)
Catamount Section 25_Written Description (.pdf ~90k)
Shuttle Directions Section 25


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