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Winter/Spring Resort Activities

With  700 private acres perched at the top of a quiet mountain road, a 740 acre lake, miles of trails, expansive meadows, the Green Mountain National Forest and a full host of activities, there is no shortage of things to do right here at the resort.  And in the winter through spring, as our entire resort glistens with snow, you will find all of the activities Vermont is famous for!   Use the images below to learn more about all of our winter activities.  Most of our winter activities officially commence in mid to late December and continue through March. Many winter activities are weather dependent, please call ahead for information about conditions and availability.

Please note: Our Cross Country Ski Center will abide by all Vermont State guidelines for Ski Operations.   All of our winter activities (including access to our Activity Center & Gift Shop) will be available WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS ONLY this winter through season-end March 2021.  During holiday weeks, weather permitting, we will offer 7 days of activities.  Access to our XC Ski trails is prohibited on the days we are closed.

For more information or to book an activity, call us at 802.483.2311

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Proud members of the Vermont Ski Areas Association.

Don’t miss out on the activities at Mountain Top Resort available all year long!

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Cross Country Skiing

THINK SNOW!!  We look forward to the upcoming 2020/21 ski season!  Be sure to check for open trails & conditions.  Enjoy 60km of trails!   Cross Country Skiing at Mountain Top has been a favorite past-time since 1964.  Through over 50 years of continuous operation, Olympic Athletes, Vermonters and XC Skiers from all over the country have enjoyed our trails!   With all of that history, varied terrain and sweeping views, you are sure to have the experience of a life-time.  Trails Open Wednesdays through Sundays 8AM T0 4PM.

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Get ready to come out and join us for the 2020-21 winter season.   Whether you’ve been doing it for years, or this is your first try, snowshoeing is a wonderful way to explore the woods and meadows and get that cardio going! Our team at the Activities Center will provide you with a trail map, and our Chef’s would be happy to pack you a lunch! When you get back, have some s’mores by the fire, or take a long soak in the hot tub – you’ve earned it!

60km Of Trails Plus Meadows | Rental shop | Snack Bar | Pet Friendly Trails

Keep an eye on our events page to see if we’re offering one of our twilight group snowshoeing tours (lamps included!)!

Gift Shop

The Mountain Top Resort Gift Shop is a wonderful place to pick up some Vermont foods and products or Mountain Top memorabilia to take home with you or give as gifts to your family and friends!  Located at our activities center, the gift shop is just a short walk from the main lodge. Our gift shop is open year-round but hours vary seasonally, so check with the front desk if you have any questions.  Our gift shop will be closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (except holiday weeks) for the 2020/21 winter season.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

A horse drawn sleigh ride is a quintessential Vermont thing to do! Take a romantic sleigh ride with that someone special or bring the kids along and make memories to last a lifetime.  Reservations are required.

Call about our extra Special Sleigh Ride & Dinner Package (includes sleigh ride, 3-course dinner for two & taxes for $150 (gratuity & alcohol not included)).

Open Wednesday through Sunday mid-December – March (weather permitting*).

30 minute tours on resort grounds | Reservations Required – call ahead for current schedule | Number of guests per sleigh will be restricted based on Covid-19 protocols | Private rides & Packages available — ask for details 802.483.6089


While we do not offer snowmobiling on-site, WE ARE DIRECTLY ACCESSIBLE VIA VAST!

Stop by for a bite to eat (or overnight stay) as you journey along the VAST Trail System – we’re located right on the trail.   Join us at the resort Wednesdays through Sundays this 2020/21 winter season.


Ice Skating

Join us for the 2020/21 season.  Bring your own skates, or rent a pair from our Activities Center. Ice skating is part of the quintessential Vermont Winter experience!

Winter Season only, Wednesday through Sunday 8a-4p, weather permitting.

Use of the rink is an overnight stay-inclusive amenity, skates can be rented separately.  Our rink is open to the public.  Please view our activities rates page for rental prices.