Cross-Country Ski, Snowshoeing


Cross-Country Ski, Snowshoeing IN VERMONT'S MAD RIVER VALLEY

The Valley’s two cross-country centers, located in the rolling landscape of East Warren, offer an extensive network of classic and skating trails for all abilities. These well-maintained trails traverse both wooded and open terrain. Trails of the The Mad River Recreation Path system are open for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing with those along the Mad River providing easy going and great views. The Catamount Trail also winds its way though the Mad River Valley.  Check out some of the other hidden gems listed below.

Mad River Glen (802) 496-3551

Trek with a naturalist to learn about tracks, habitats, and the habits of creatures of the forest.

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters (802) 253-2317

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters is Vermont’s outdoor adventure center. We are a full-service outfitter offering retail sales, demos, safety instruction, tours, rentals, children’s / custom programs and more. Our staff is comprised of some of New England’s top trained and respected outdoor enthusiast who love any opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with others. ​


Clearwater Sports (802) 496-2708

Guided Snowshoe & Backcountry Skiing Tours Available

Guided Backcountry Snowshoe Tours

Explore winter’s beauty in the backwoods of the Mad River Valley with Clearwater Sports Guided Snowshoe Adventures. Experience the soothing quiet of the winter forest, breathe clean fresh air and relax for a few hours. Whether you are looking for a rolling trek on the Valley floor or a spirited hike to the top of one of our majestic peaks, Clearwater Sports has the experienced guides and equipment for an unforgettable, safe and educational adventure. Come join us for a wonderful Vermont winter experience!

Full Moon/Head Lamp Snowshoe Dinner Tours

Throughout this winter Clearwater Sports and the Lareau Farm Inn will be offering Full Moon Snowshoe dinner trips. Come join us on this fun adventure and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the full moon followed by a delicious dinner at The Lareau Farm Inn. We will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails.  Once there we will explore the woods behind the inn for about an hour. After working up an appetite we will enjoy  a delicious dinner featuring local fare. After dinner you can head out to enjoy a roaring fire and homemade s’mores.  If the full moon dinner dates do not fit your schedule give us a call. We offer head lamp tours under the stars as well. Gather a private party of ten or more or come join a group for this unique Vermont experience.  All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. For more information call (802) 496-2708 or email