XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The Green Mountain National Forest boasts a wide array of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities. The GMNF permits four Nordic centers including Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Prospect Mountain, Rikert Nordic Center, and Wild Wings Ski Touring Center; all of which provide groomed trails for a fee. The rest of the areas listed below offer primarily ungroomed, backcountry experiences at no cost. Users should be familiar with Vermont Backcountry Ethics.


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing Areas

  • Finger Lakes - Hector District
  • Green Mountain - Middlebury/Rochester District
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Blueberry Lake Trails
  • Norske Trail
  • Catamount Ski Trail
  • Chittenden Brook Area Trails
  • Leicester Hollow Area Trails
  • Silver Lake Campground
  • Silver Lake Area Trails
  • Mt. Top
  • Rikert
  • Rochester Valley Trails
  • Water Tower Trails
  • Widow's Clearing Trail
  • Wilkinson Ski Trails
  • Green Mountain - Manchester District
  • Greendale Loop
  • Grout Pond Recreation Area
  • Grout Pond Area Trails
  • Mountain Valley Trails Association
  • Prospect
  • Root Beer Ridge Trail
  • Wild Wings

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities