Inn to Inn Skiing in Vermont
Winter in Vermont offers a variety of trails for skiing and snowshoeing, from fairly easy, groomed surfaces at Nordic cross-country ski centers at or near our inns, to the ungroomed, and often unbroken, backcountry trails that run between them. You’ll stay at several country inns that offer a variety of winter experiences. Each innkeeper on our self-guided program will help you choose daily activities that are just right for you. Each day begins with afternoon arrival at your inn, followed by a gracious dinner service, often beside a fireplace or wood stove; comfortable overnight accommodations (private bath; all of our inns are entirely non-smoking); a full country breakfast in the morning; a packed brown-bag skier’s trail lunch to take on-trail with you; housekeeping and waitstaff gratuities; and Vermont meals and rooms tax. Additionally, Touring Cat trips include a day pass to the Nordic center designated for that inn; Wild Cat trips instead of the day pass include shuttling assistance to facilitate a one-way backcountry ski.
We offer our popular Catamount Excursion in two distinct formats: the “Touring Cat” emphasizes groomed conditions at top-notch touring centers optionally interspersed with mild scenic backcountry skiing; the “Wild Cat” is the original wilderness inn to inn ski along the Catamount Trail and ungroomed side systems within the Green Mountain National Forest, and is recommended for experienced backcountry skiers/snowshoers who enjoy breaking new trail. Winter trips are offered in January and February only.