Vermont Snowshoeing Tips
VT Snowshoe Trail Etiquette
Snowshoeing has been prevalent in Vermont’s Green Mountains for over two centuries, and was once relied upon heavily as a means of travel throughout northern New England. Now, snowshoeing is an excellent recreation and an outstanding way for non-skiers to enjoy Vermont’s snowy winters. Vermont has some outstanding snowshoeing destinations and snowshoe tour operators. The businesses below specialize in Vermont Snowshoe Vacations. Ask us about VT Snowshoe vacations or share snowshoeing comments. To feature your business, contact us.
Vermont Snowshoeing Trail Tips
The Wildflower Inn, Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851
Snowshoeing at the Wildflower Inn “rewards us with a panorama of distant trees, …a thousand blinking diamonds on the surface of the snow… and rising mountains”. Boston Globe, January 2004. With on-site snowshoe rentals and an extensive network of trails, this family-friendly country resort on 570 acres is perfect for a snowshoeing getaway! Comfortable rooms and suites, mountain views, cozy sitting rooms with woodstoves, and a casual atmosphere. Onsite x-country skiing, sledding, skating, bonfires, petting barn, kids’ playroom, hot tub, and sauna. Burke Mountain skiiing, Kingdom Trails, just a few miles away for downhill skiing. Country breakfast included. Guided Snowshoe Walks are available.
Vermont Adventure Tours, 223 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, VT 05701
Interested in exploring Vermont's Winter Wilderness? We offer 1/2 day backcountry snowshoe trips of all ability levels. Snowshoes, poles, and instruction are provided on every trip. 4 hour tours are the norm...but we will customize a trip to any time or distance you want (price reflective of time.) We can take you to beautiful areas, with amazing views only minutes from the vehicle, or hike for miles through remote mountain terrain.
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- When packing, remember to include a map, compass, water, food, first aid supplies, and a cell phone if you own one.
- Be sure to check the local weather forecast before starting out.
- Inspect your equipment before packing, and regularly on the trail.
- Tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you will return.
- Dress in layers to better insulate against the cold.
- Check all trail conditions for avalanche warnings, thin ice, and extreme weather conditions.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings, staying off closed trails and out of restricted areas.
- Use good judgment and respect all private property postings.
- Never litter – take out what you bring in.
- And, allow yourself plenty of time so you can fully enjoy this Green Mountain winter wonderland!