I will try and post every so often about a different spot in VT to cross country ski. There are some beautiful Centers throughout Southern Vermont.
VIKING NORDIK CENTER
Come see why our 39 km trail system is loved by so many. Beautiful and interesting trails wind through old woods, past classic Vermont scenery, around a busy beaver pond, and along side the West River. Our terrain is mixed from easy, short wooded loops that keep skiers out of the wind and near the ski center to longer treks out to picnic tables placed at scenic vistas. We meticulously groom 35 km of ski trails for both classic and skate ski techniques and have 4 km of dedicated snowshoe trails. Snowshoes are allowed on most of our ski trails and if conditions are right, fat bikes too.
We are known for our fun, relaxed atmosphere that embraces all types of skiers, young and old, those going out for an easy tour and those going out to train for a race. Viking is an especially great place to introduce your kids to the joys of cross country skiing. Youngsters can participate in our ‘Great Cookie Search’, skiing our trails looking for enough hidden snowflake signs so they are rewarded with a cookie for their day of skiing.
For a unique winter experience join us on special nights when we light 3 km of trails, including a gorgeous section lit by gas lanterns. We also have a clubhouse that groups can reserve as their private ‘home base’ during their visit and we rent the night ski trails for races, parties, and corporate gatherings.
We’re a full service nordic center: our cafe makes wonderful soups, chili’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, and tasty treats. We have a full rental and retail shop, including kid sized gear and ski pulks and we offer private, group, and family lessons. On site lodging is available any time of the year in our 10 bed farmhouse and our 7 bed apartment.
Viking is in Southern Vermont, easy to get to from Okemo, Stratton, Bromley and Magic Mountain ski areas. We are located halfway between Manchester and Chester, just south of Weston, just over a mile from the junction of Rt 100 and Rt 11.
NIGHT SKIING – A very unique experience!
Ski or snowshoe under the lights for a unique Vermont experience. We have 3km of intersecting trails lit by both overhead lights and old railroad lanterns. The lantern section is locally known as ‘The Tunnel of Love’. Night skiing does not happen every week, so don’t miss it. If these dates don’t work for you, you can rent the course for your group. Please click on the link below for more information:
Future Ski Nights 2018:
Saturday February 17, 2018