Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Take in the Vermont snowscape from more than 10 miles of tracked and maintained cross-country skiing trails and Section 5 Wilderness Trails. Quechee Club Members and guests enjoy top-notch Nordic skiing and snowshoeing throughout the winter months.

Nordic Trail Map

Section 5 Trail Map

Uphill Travel

Uphill Travel

Ascend to the top, and breathe in the fresh Vermont air as you make your way back down. A growing winter sport, uphill travel (sometimes called skinning) is a fan favorite at Quechee Club.
Designated Uphill Route
For Members, access to the uphill travel route is included. For Family Guests and the general public, access passes are available for purchase. A Member ID or uphill ticket is required to access the designated trail(s):

  • Season pass: $50
  • Day pass: $5

Passes may be purchased at Membership Services or the Ticket Booth.

Need to Know

What You Need To Know?

Ski slopes and cross-country trails are established exclusively for the safe enjoyment of permitted winter activities. We ask that all participants be aware of and follow the rules outlined below.

Cross-country Trails

Safety: The Ski Operations Supervisor is delegated sole responsibility and authority to determine when the ski lifts and trails are safe for use, or unsafe and to be closed. The Supervisor’s decisions in these matters are final and re-evaluated each day.

Trail Use for Snowshoeing: Please cross-country ski on designated trails, or snowshoe on the very edges of the packed lanes. Snowshoers are requested to stay off the groomed tracks for the safety of everyone and to keep trails properly groomed.

Trail Use for Walking: Please Do Not Walk on the X/C trails with street shoes. This keeps everyone safe and the trails properly groomed.

Trail Use for Sleds and Snowmobiles: With the exception of QLLA sponsored events, sleds, toboggans, snowmobiles and other conveyances are not permitted anywhere on the trails or ski slopes. The sledding hill is reserved for use of sleds during the daytime only; nighttime sledding is expressly prohibited. Cross-country skiing is not permitted on downhill ski trails. Snowmobiling is not permitted anywhere on QLLA grounds including the golf courses, ski area or Section 5 cross country areas.

Pets: For safety and sanitary reasons, pets, including dogs, are not permitted at any time on QLLA common areas, including golf courses, ski hill, skating pond, Clubhouse and beach areas. Since the X/C Nordic trails are groomed throughout the golf course; this also includes the X/C trails. Pets are permitted on our Section 5 hiking trails, including the dog loop trail, and we ask that you properly dispose of their waste.

Uphill skiing when the ski area is open can be very dangerous.  Please use extreme caution and follow the designated uphill route keeping to the very edge of the groomed trail.

Uphill Passes & Waivers: All Uphillers must have a season Uphill pass or a day uphill ticket from the ticket booth. All Uphillers must sign a waiver before accessing the ski hill (at Membership Services or ticket booth). Pass or ticket should be displayed while using the ski hill.

Access Times: Uphill travel is permitted one hour before the ski hill opens, until the area closes. Uphill travel is allowed on days when the ski area is closed unless snowmaking or grooming is in progress. Uphill travel is not permitted at night. Please note: There are no emergency services when ski area is closed.

Designated Uphill Travel Route: The designated uphill travel route is up the right side of the Face trail & Little Kings. When there is enough natural snow, a separate Uphill trail will be groomed to the right of the chairlift along the tree line, which will connect to Little Kings.

  • Uphill travel must be in single file and on the edge of the trail.
  • Uphill traffic should not stop in places that obstruct the trail or are not clearly visible from above.
  • Uphill traffic must yield to downhill traffic at all times; downhill has the right of way.
  • Uphill travel in not allowed during snowmaking & grooming operations
  • No up or downhill travel on closed trails
  • Follow the skiers’ responsibility code and observe all posted signs and warnings.

Approved Uphill Equipment:

  • Skis with skins, snowshoes, or hiking shoes with traction devices
  • Skis must have runaway devices
  • Downhill Snowshoers & Hikers must go down the Uphill trail
  • Brightly colored clothing for visibility and cell phone in case of emergency

Pets: For safety and sanitary reasons, pets, including dogs, are not permitted at any time on QLLA common areas, including golf courses, ski hill, skating pond, Clubhouse and beach areas. Pets are permitted on our Section 5 hiking trails, including the dog loop trail, and we ask that you properly dispose of their waste.