Vermont's Gateway To Backcountry Skiing And Riding

Section 13: Route 4 to Mountain Top


This section of the CT runs along ungroomed trails, groomed snowmobile trails, and the excellent groomed trails of Mt. Top Inn Ski Center. It features wonderful views of secluded Chittenden Reservoir.

10.2 miles

This section is generally of intermediate difficulty. There are a few steep climbs and descents between Rte. 4 and Old Turnpike Rd. and between Lefferts Pond and the Chittenden Dam.

Note: Please remember to check in at the Mountain Top Nordic Center and purchase a trail pass if you are utilizing the CT within their trail system. CTA members receive a coupon for a discounted pass in their Membership Rewards Book.

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Local Business Sponsors:

Brandon Motor Lodge, 2095 Franklin Street, Brandon, VT 05733
1-802-247-9594, 1-800-675-7614,,

Mountain Top Resort, 195 Mountain Top Road, Chittenden, VT 05737
1-800-445-2100, 802-483-2311


Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection13

With 300 miles of trail to keep track of it can be hard to know exactly what to expect on a specific section of trail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Using Twitter we are hoping to help skiers out on the trail communicate their experience to skiers at home using specific hashtags for trail updates. The format is #CTsection(#). When planning an adventure you can view current updates by visiting the specific section page on the Catamount Trail website, or by searching twitter for the appropriate section you hope to ski. Below are updates for Catamount Trail Section 13… #CTsection13.