Vermont's Gateway To Backcountry Skiing And Riding


Join The Catamount Trail Association Today! 

Members are the backbone of the Catamount Trail Association and hail from all over North America. We all share the same sense of adventure and passionate commitment to ensuring unique winter backcountry opportunities remain available for generations to come. Membership dues and donations provide more than fifty percent of the CTA’s annual operating income and are crucial to achieving our mission.

Over the years skiing has evolved. Today, it’s common to see a variety of equipment types on the Catamount Trail, and whether you prefer traditional skinny skis, a fat alpine touring setup, or something in between we have something for you. By becoming a member today you will be supporting our efforts to protect and maintain the Catamount Trail as well as supporting work with our chapters land managers to develop responsible practices for creating and managing new and existing backcountry terrain.

The Catamount Trail Association is your gateway to experiencing Vermont’s incredible backcountry in all it’s forms, and membership offers many great benefits including free ski tours, discounted alpine and nordic skiing, and reduced rates on backcountry instruction. 

Membership Rates

Business Member – $200**
Protector – $1000*
Benefactor – $250*
Patron – $100*
Family – $60*
Individual – $40

(*) Receives (2) membership rewards booklets and membership cards. 
(**) Receives business listing and link on CTA website plus (2) membership rewards booklets and membership cards. 


Consider Affiliating With A Chapter

Do you live near one of our chapters? If you do, you should consider affiliating with them directly. By becoming a chapter member you will still be recognized as a CTA member and will receive all of our great benefits, but a portion of your membership dues will go to directly supporting the efforts of your local chapter. It’s win-win! 

Current Chapters
DHASH – Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and Hikers
Grateful Shreds
MRVBC – Mad River Valley Backcountry Coalition
NEKBC – Northeast Kingdom Backcountry Coalition

RASTA – Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance

To affiliate with CTA Chapter, proceed normally through our membership process. When selecting your membership type, choose one of the chapter membership options. If you have questions please contact the CTA office: 802-864-5794.


Become A Member Today & Join Our Growing Family!





In an effort to be most efficient with our time and money the first batch of rewards books will be bulk mailed in mid October. After this initial mailing we will begin sending out rewards books to new members weekly.  If you need your rewards book by a particular date, please order well in advance. If you need your rewards book before our initial mailing in mid October please contact us. We are happy to send out books early if desired. Our membership year is June 1–May 31.