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Section 15: Route 73 to Widow’s Clearing Trail

Winter 2018: A sugaring operation has been established slightly north of the powerline at the southern end of Section 15. Please pass through with care. 

The CT in Goshen between Rte. 73 and Flora White Rd now follows a rolling backcountry route within the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF).  Between FR 224 and Widow’s Clearing Trail, the CT follows the delightful, scenic, ungroomed trails of Blueberry Hill Inn and X-C Ski Center.

10.1 miles

The first third of this section has a few intermittent streams/gullies to cross that require good ski control.   It is recommended for intermediate and advanced skiers. The rest of the route, on the groomed Blueberry Hill trails, traverses gently rolling terrain and is easy skiing.

Note:Note: Please remember that Blueberry Hill Ski Center relies on donations for trail use in this section. They offer soup and snacks and welcome you to stop in to warm up. Donations are appreciated.

Catamount Trail Section 15 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~1mb)
Catamount Trail Section 15 – Written Description (.pdf ~78k)
Shuttle Directions Section 15


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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,,

Chipman Inn, Route 125, Ripton, VT 05766
(800) 890-2390,,


Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection15

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 15… #CTsection15.