With the legendary resorts of Sugarbush & Mad River Glen as neighbors, the Mad River Valley is a natural as a winter destination. But there is so much more to “The Valley” than downhill skiing & riding. Here are some suggestions, along with convenient website links, to help you decide how best to avoid cabin fever!
All of the downhill & cross country ski areas listed above, as well as The Catamount Trail, maintain trails for snowshoeing. Please go to their respective websites for fees, regulations & further details. The many hiking trails throughout the Mad River Valley are also perfect for snowshoeing in the winter, and best of all they are free!. For additional information on these trails, the following websites are useful:
Visiting the Mad River Valley backcountry can be awe-inspiring, but should only be done with knowledgable guides & appropriate gear. Good options include:
For a truly unique experience, why not try a sled dog adventure? October Siberians offers 2-hour tours at Little River State Park in Waterbury, Vermont, just minutes north of Weathertop Mountain Inn.