Vermont's Gateway To Backcountry Skiing And Riding

3-Day Self-Guided Tour: Stowe to Morrisville

Tour Summary
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



Day 1
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.
Recommended Lodging:

Inn at the Mountain at Stowe, Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672



Day 2
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.
Recommended Lodging:

Edson Hill Manor, 1500 Edson Hill Rd., Stowe 05672
1-800-621-0284, 802-253-7371,



Day 3
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.

Recommended Lodging:

Brass Lantern Inn, 717 Maple Street, Stowe, VT 05672

Commodores Inn, 823 South Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672
1-800-447-8693, 802-253-7131,,

Golden Eagle Resort, 511 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, 4043 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
1-800-829-7629, 802-253-7629,,

Timberholm Inn, 452 Cottage Club Rd, Stowe, VT 05672



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