Vermont's Gateway To Backcountry Skiing And Riding

Section 14: Mountain top to Route 73

There is currently no parking available at the River Road Access (Furnace Brook).  Cars parked at the River Road Access Point risk being towed.  


Largely within the Green Mountain National Forest, this section follows the groomed trails of Mountain Top Ski Center and a VAST snowmobile corridor trail.

11.0 miles

Within the groomed Mountain Top Trail network this section is easy to intermediate.  North of the MT trail network there are several steep climbs and descents.  Snowmobile traffic can be heavy on weekends making the skiing more challenging.  North of the Mountain Top network of trails there is only one bail-out opportunity at River Rd. (Furnace Brook Rd.)

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:

Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen, VT 05733

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 – #CTsection14

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 14… #CTsection14.