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Section 24: Edson Hill to Ryder Brook Golf Club (Formerly Farm Resort)

In 2016, we relocated a short segment of trail off of Dish Lane and onto a somewhat parallel and more direct route in the adjacent woods.   The new route is well marked.  Please stay on the marked trail and follow the new route to avoid adjacent homes. The new trail maintains the historic connections with the Sterling Trail System and Edson Hill trails. Updated map coming soon.


This section includes groomed ski center trails, ungroomed, backcountry terrain, snowmobile trails, open farm fields and a golf course. It gently loses elevation as it proceeds north. A side trail connects to Beaver Meadow and Burling Camp. Wonderful farm fields, beautiful hardwood forests, and some gorgeous mountain views highlight this section.

12.2 miles

The section contains moderate hills, requiring minimal technical skiing ability. It is a great intermediate level section that allows skiers to experience ungroomed skiing without too much challenge. Small stream crossings and some uphill climbs will require sidestepping and herringbone. Several road crossings allow this section to be broken into shorter tours.  Please be careful to not damage yourself or the fencing if you are required to negotiate over or under farm fencing on this section. 

Note: Please remember to check in at the Edson Hill Nordic Center and purchase a trail pass if you are utilizing the CT within their trail system.  

Catamount Trail Section 24 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~504k)
Catamount Trail Section 24 – Written Description (.pdf ~66k)
Shuttle Directions Section 24


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Local Business Sponsors:


Trapp Family Lodge, 700 Trapp Hill Rd., P.O. Box 1428, Stowe, VT 05672
1-800-826-7000, 802-253-8511,

Topnotch Resort & Spa, 4000 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 05672
1-800-451-8686, 802-253-8585,,

The Golden Eagle Resort, 511 Mountain Rd., PO Box 1090, Stowe, VT 05672

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

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

Brass Lantern Inn, 717 Maple St., Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-2229,, 

Stowe Timeshare Rentals, Stowe, VT 

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

The Stowehof, 434 Edson Hill Rd, Stowe, VT 05672

Timberholm Inn, 452 Cottage Club Road, Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-7603,,

Green Mountain Inn, 18 Main Street, PO Box 60, Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-7301,,


Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection24

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 24… #CTsection24. 

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