This tour is a great adventure for those looking to experience the exciting backcountry of northern Vermont. Spend the first day exploring the backwoods at the Stowe Cross-Country Center. On day two travel the Catamount Trail to the Edson Hill Manor, featuring a small network of backcountry trails. The tour concludes on Day 3 at the Ryder Brook Golf Club in Morrisville, Vermont.
Total Days: 3
Total Ski Distance: 18.2 miles, plus skiing at cross-country ski centers
Shuttle Details: 13.3 miles/20 minutes driving between trailheads – Printable directions
Itinerary: Stowe Cross-Country Ski Center.
Route Description: Choose your own route through the variety of terrain offered by the Stowe Cross-Country Ski Center.
Inn at the Mountain at Stowe, Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
Itinerary: Stowe Cross-Country Ski Center to Edson Hill Manor (Catamount Trail Section 23)
Route Description: Access the Catamount Trail via the Stowe Recreational Path. From there, follow 6 miles of intermediate backcountry and groomed trails. While this section of the Catamount Trail involves steep climbs and steep descents, much of it runs through trails maintained by cross-country ski centers. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the Edson Hill Manor trail system, containing 25km of groomed trails.
Edson Hill Manor, 1500 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe 05672
1-800-621-0284, 802-253-7371 www.edsonhillmanor.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Itinerary: Edson Hill Touring Center to the Ryder Brook Golf Club in Morrisville, Vermont (Catamount Trail Section 24)
Route Description: This section contains 12.2 miles of intermediate/advanced backcountry and groomed skiing. It features a wide variety of terrain, including ungroomed backcountry skiing, groomed ski center trails, snowmobile trails, open farm fields, and a golf course. Get ready for exciting and scenic mountain views. You’ll need to arrange transportation from Ryder Brook Golf Club to your lodging of choice.
Brass Lantern Inn, 717 Maple Street, Stowe, VT 05672
802.253.2229, www.brasslanterninn.com, email@example.com
Commodores Inn, 823 South Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672
1-800-447-8693, 802-253-7131, www.commodoresinn.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Eagle Resort, 511 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
802-253-4811, www.goldeneagleresort.com, email@example.com
Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, 4043 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
1-800-829-7629, 802-253-7629,www.stowemotel.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Timberholm Inn, 452 Cottage Club Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
802-253-7603, www.timberholm.com, email@example.com
Taxi Services in Stowe
Peg’s Pick-up/Stowe Taxi: (802) 253-9490 or 800-370-9490
Snowflake Taxi: (802) 253-7666
K&M Taxi: 802-585-1340