Killington, Vermont, is famous for its fantastic skiing and snowboarding. But if you’re looking to experience this region’s beauty on foot, you need to take a snowshoe tour! Located at the Clubhouse on East Mountain Road, Bear Trax Adventures offers a variety of guided snowshoe tours that explore Killington. You can traverse the rolling terrain of Killington Golf Course or trek trails on and off the mountain. Plus, snowshoes and poles are provided at no additional cost! Here are some of our favorite tours to try this winter.
Top 6 Killington Snowshoe Tours
1. Classic Killington Tour
The Classic Killington Tour is perfect for all levels of ability and meanders around Killington Golf Course. You may even follow a few trails through the woods, depending on snow conditions and group preference. Enjoy sprawling vistas of Killington Peak as you take on the course’s gradual ascents and descents. This tour is 90 minutes long and is offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
2. Top of Snowshed Tour
This intermediate tour explores the winding trails adjacent to the mountain. It includes an invigorating ascent to the top of the Snowshed and a stop at Killington’s Ledgewood Yurt for lunch. Following lunch, snowshoers will enjoy a gradual descent back to the Killington Clubhouse. Two-hour tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
3. Killington Peak Tour
For a challenging, heart-pumping tour of the mountain, sign up for the Killington Peak Tour. You’ll climb over 2,500 feet from the Killington Base Lodge to the Peak Lodge. Once you there, guests can relax at the peak and take the gondola back to base. This four-hour tour is for advanced climbers only and is available mid-week.
4. Ramshead Tour
This tour explores the trails around Ramshead Lodge and beyond. You’ll feel far from the busy ski trails as you trek through the quiet wooded areas adjacent to the mountain. The Ramshead Tour is available at 1 p.m. on weekends.
5. Moonlight in Vermont Tour
Enjoy a spectacular adventure under the stars! The Moonlight in Vermont tour allows guests to explore the snow after the sun has set. Hot chocolate or warm apple cider will be served afterward. These tours are offered at 6 p.m. and are appropriate for advanced beginners/intermediate snowshoers.
6. Private Tours
Are you seeking a more personalized experienced? Take a private Killington snowshoe tour! Private tours can be tailored to your skills and desires, ranging from gentle hikes to challenging excursions. Killington Mountain offers two-hour beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate tours as well as four-hour intermediate and advanced tours. Contact Bear Trax Adventures for more information.
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Winding from the snow-capped peaks of Maine to the blue mountains of Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, with over 150 miles of trails located inside the state of Vermont. Ranging from easy to challenging, these trails are characterized by Vermont’s dense, green forests and even coincide with sections of the Long Trail in Vermont, which was the first long-distance hiking trail in the United States. Just an hour away from GetAway Vacations, a trip to the Appalachian Trail in Vermont is a must the next time you’re in the area! Here are some things you should know before heading out on an Appalachian adventure.
Spend a Day on the Appalachian Trail in Vermont
The Vermont Appalachian Trail follows the ridge of the southern Green Mountains and passes a variety of notable peaks like Stratton Mountain, Glastenbury Mountain, and Killington Peak. The trail also traverses the Green Mountain National Forest and enters Hanover, New Hampshire, as it crosses the Connecticut River. Killington is home to some of the most scenic areas of this trail, and with so much to see, we suggest consulting a guidebook and trail map to help lead you on your journey. You’ll be able to find shelters, scenic lookouts, and parking areas that will help you get the most out of your hike and will keep you from getting lost!
For those who don’t want to wander the trails alone, feel free to book a trip with Appalachian Trail Adventures. Their guides have over 20 years of experience and will lead you to all of the best features of the Vermont Appalachian Trail, including scenic mountain lookouts, waterfalls, and lakes, and will guarantee that you have an amazing hiking experience.
Of course, if you aren’t able to hike the Appalachian Trail in Vermont, taking a road trip is another wonderful option. The trail’s driving route parallels the hiking trail and allows you to experience Vermont’s natural beauty without the sweat, bugs, or blisters! You’ll see everything from historic sites and picturesque towns to fascinating wildlife and rugged backcountry, and you can enjoy it all from the comfort of your car.
Green Mountain Club
The Green Mountain Club (GMC), also known as the Appalachian Mountain Club of Vermont, maintains the Vermont Appalachian Trail by collecting fees of $5 at the high-use campsites along the trail. To keep the trail in great condition, they ask hikers to leave no trace behind and to avoid the trail during the muddy season, which runs from April through May. The GMC and also provides a list of memorable places along the trail for you to explore, including:
- Harmon Hill
- Little Pond Lookout
- Glastenbury Mountain
- Spruce Peak
- White Rocks Cliff
- Thundering Falls
- Lakota Lake Lookout
- The Connecticut River
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Whether you choose to hike or drive the Appalachian Trail in Vermont, be sure to book your stay at one of our Killington vacation rentals! With modern amenities including jacuzzi hot tubs, gas fireplaces, and sprawling mountain views, our beautiful homes can turn your rugged adventure into a luxurious Vermont getaway. We can’t wait to hear about where the trails take you!