Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoeat Our Resort in Stowe, VT

Trapp Family Lodge is home to the first cross-country ski center in the country, and it’s the largest in Stowe. But cross-country skiing isn’t the only winter activity you can enjoy here; backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are also popular activities at our resort. So if you’re planning a winter vacation in Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe is the perfect choice. For questions or more information call the ski shop at 802-253-5755.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are closed for the season. 

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HKD Fan Gun

We are happy to be using our new HKD fan gun for snowmaking this season! With cold temperatures our fan gun will supplement natural snow to ensure great ski conditions throughout the season.

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Season Passes

The purchase of this pass offers unlimited access to 100 kilometers of cross-country, snowshoe, and back-country ski trails on over 2,500 acres.

2023-2024 Pricing

  • Adult Ski Season Pass $285
  • Senior Ski Season Pass (65+) $219
  • Junior Ski Pass (12-18) $129
  • Child Ski Pass (6-11) $69
  • Couples Ski Pass $499
  • Senior Couple Ski Pass $375
  • Family Ski Pass $549
  • Child (6-11) add on to Adult, Couple or Family Ski Pass $50

Above prices do not include 6% VT sales tax & 1% Stowe Town tax.

add on an Indy Pass to your season pass for only $279 an adult. More details here!

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Marvel at the beautiful natural world right outside our resort on the several hiking and biking trails scattered throughout the area. Purchase trail maps and rent mountain bikes at the Outdoor Center before you head out.

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Dashing through the snow is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the wintertime, get some exercise, and have fun all at the same time! Our resort offers ample terrain where you can snowshoe on your own or with a scheduled group tour. Whether with a group or out on your own, we’ll help you plan a route that suits your experience and confidence. Snowshoeing is dependent on snow accumulation and weather conditions. Contact the Outdoor Center for trail reports and changes to scheduled tours.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Ready to hit the trails? We have 40 miles of groomed trails and access to miles of backcountry trails suitable for cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities. Pick up all your equipment at our resort’s Outdoor Center, which includes a retail shop. Also, be sure to make the exhilarating trip to the Slayton Pasture Cabin where you can warm up on the hearth of a roaring fireplace and replenish your energy with homemade soup, sandwiches, and hot chocolate. Call the Ski Shop at 802-253-5755 for pricing and more information on passes, rentals, and lessons!

January 10, 2023

We received a couple of inches of new snow last night and although it was not enough to re-open the ski trails there is enough snow to snowshoe up to the cabin! The cabin is open every day serving food and drinks 10am-3:30pm.

Today's Cabin Specials: Vegetarian broccoli cheddar soup, beef barley soup, vegan potato leek soup, bacon & corn chowder, bratwurst with cabin kraut, cheese boards with Vermont cheeses, sausages, walnuts, etc.


Purchase Winter Trail Pass
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Backcountry Skiing

Head for the backcountry for an extraordinary Stowe skiing experience. If you've advanced to a place where skiing on groomed trails is a bit boring, we have just the thing for you. On our 2,500 acres, we've identified 25 miles of perfect territory for laying tracks on un-groomed snow. Backcountry gear rentals are available, with 24-hour advance notice. If you're new to backcountry skiing, we can get you started with rentals and assistance from our expert staff.

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Rentals and Lessons

You can rent skis and snowshoes right here at Trapp Family Lodge’s Outdoor Center. We also offer lessons for adults and children of all skill levels, so make sure to sign up when you book your stay in Stowe. To schedule a lesson, please call the Ski Shop at 802-253-5755

See a full list of available winter rentals here, as well as lesson pricing!

Adult XC Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

  • XC Skis, boots and poles - $35 for weekdays & $40 for weekends and holidays
  • Performance Skis (metal edged, skate skis and waxed classic) - $50 for weekdays and $55 for weekends and holidays.
  • Back Country Skis - $60 for weekdays and $65 for weekends and holidays 
  • Snowshoes - $30 for weekdays and $35 for weekends and holidays

Children XC Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

  • XC Skis, boots and poles - $25 for weekdays & $30 for weekends and holidays
  • Performance Skis (metal edged, skate skis and waxed classic) - $35 for weekdays and $40 for weekends and holidays.
  • Snowshoes - $25 for weekdays and $30 for weekends and holidays

Ski School Package (Includes equipment, trail pass and lesson)

  • Weekdays $98
  • Weekends and holidays $103

Adult Group Lessons

  • $45 for weekdays
  • $50 for weekends and holidays

Adult or Children Private Lessons

  • $99 for first person for weekdays
  • $125 for first person for weekends and holidays
  • $50 per additional person on weekdays and $55 on weekends