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Sitzmark Ski Touring Center

Wilmington, Windham County, Vermont

"Sitzmark Ski Touring & Learning Center, Wilmington.  Large, open mountain valley with streams, brooks and gentle golf course; hillside pastures, mountain plateaus, orchards, wilderness woodlands, spectacular views.  15 km machine tracked; 25 km total; 1 km lit.  Elev. 1400'-2200'.  Instruction, rental, retail, repair, cafe, restaurant, lodging, change rooms, ski weeks, telemark, headlamp tours, guided tours.  Eddie Flaim, East Dover Rd., Wilmington 05363; 464-8187." -Vermont: Winter's Best Vacation Magazine, 1986

Location: East Dover Rd., Wilmington, Vt. 05363

Directory listings: 1979-1993

Known operators: Eddie Flaim

Today: Sitzmark still operates as a golf course and bar and grill, but no longer offers cross country skiing



Sitzmark Ski Touring Center in Wilmington was listed in directories from 1979 through 1993.  They offered between 25 and 40 km of trails and 1 km of nightskiing as early as 1985.  Eddie Flaim was listed as the operator between 1984 and 1986, though according to a New York Times article about ski touring, Flaim operated Sitzmark as early as 1978.

"Sitzmark," which has German origins, is the depression made in the snow when a skier falls over backwards.  There are other ski related facilities called Sitzmark, including a former Sitzmark Ski Shop to the west of Ascutney Mountain on route 44 opened in 1961 by Tom Tomasi--judging by the distance (approx. 1.5 hours from Brownsville to Wilmington) the two have no connection.  

Sitzmark of Wilmington still operates today and includes a Sitzmark Lodge, Sitzmark Golf Course, and Sitzmark Bar & Grill.  When I called in Fall 2013, a Sitzmark representative said they haven't offered cross country in about two decades but assured me that nearby Timber Creek Cross Country Center "is the place to go when the snow flies these days."


See full listing of directory entries for Sitzmark Ski Touring Center here.