Trapp Family Lodge
June 6, 2013

Stowe, Vermont's Trapp Family Lodge has been selected as Host of the 2014 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships.  The community celebrations and races, sanctioned by the United States Ski Association (USSA) will be held March 1 – March 8, 2014 on the Trapp Lodge's 100 kilometer network of cross country ski trails.

The awarding of this national race to the Trapp Family Lodge may come as a surprise to people unfamiliar with cross country skiing.  A little-known fact is that Johannes von Trapp started what is considered to be the first full service cross country ski center in America, in 1968 [cleared trails, built a ski shop, and stocked rental gear in 1968].  The youngest son of Maria and the Baron von Trapp, Johannes foresaw a growing interest in what was then viewed as primarily a European pastime. 

The Trapp Family Lodge cross country complex includes man-made snow when needed, warming huts, and full service equipment rentals and sales.  The world class racing course has long met all of the facility, logistical and homological course requirements of the International Ski Federation.  Over the last few decades it has been a favorite venue for the Eastern Cup races, and has hosted many NCAA National Championships.

For more information, contact Chairperson of the Organizing Committee Kristina von Trapp (



Situated on 2,500 acres overlooking the classic New England village of Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge is a world renowned four season resort. 
Owned and operated by the von Trapp family that inspired The Sound of Music, the 96 room hotel and its two adjacent vacation home communities feature
Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations.  The resort boasts superb mountain views, old world comforts, and impeccable service,
along with activities for every season.

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