Try Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing at Rikert Nordic Center, VT

snowy trail
Photo by Anna Wright

For those of you that look forward to all that the winter season has to offer, the state of Vermont is a cold weather paradise. All around our inn in Middlebury, VT you can find an endless amount of winter activities to enjoy. From snowshoeing to skiing or snowmobiling to ice fishing, there is something for everyone and we would love to have you come stay with us for a winter wonderland getaway. Just 15 minutes down the road from us is a fantastic winter playground called Rikert Nordic Center that we know you will enjoy.

Rikert Nordic Center, which is actually owned and operated by the wonderful Middlebury College, is located in Ripton, VT just 12 miles east of us. It borders the Green Mountain National Forest and the Robert Frost Homestead offering visitors great terrain and a gorgeous landscape. They are open every day from 8:30am – 4:30pm, December through the end of March. Here you will find over 50 km of groomed trails for skiers of all ages and abilities. They welcome over 7,500 visitors every year so you can rest assured this is one place to have some serious winter fun. Whether you are looking to do some classic skiing, snowshoeing, or the more recent and popular activity, fat biking, you’ll find it all available here.

The trails go through forests, past sparkling brooks, past old farm fields—it’s just the perfect place to escape and take in all that Mother Nature has to offer. There is a ski school, full service rental shop, and a cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy some delicious food and warm drinks by the wood stove.

Our Winter Warm Up Package is good through the end of February so take advantage of this popular offer when booking your winter getaway to Vermont. Book directly online today or feel free to contact us anytime for more information. There is a beautiful winter wonderland out here—come out and enjoy it!

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