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Lost xc areas

Welcome to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum's Lost Nordic Ski Area project! This was started as an online component of our 2013-2014 exhibit Kick and Glide: Vermont's Nordic Skiing Legacy.  The Lost Nordic Ski Area project provides histories for commercial Nordic ski areas around the state that are considered "lost" for a number of reasons--either because they are out of business entirely, they were absorbed by another area and no longer operate under their original name, or because they are part of a larger commercial venture that is still operational but no longer offers cross country trails.

Some of the histories provided are more extensive than others and this is in no way intended to be a finished project.  In fact, we hope this is just the start.  Because commercial ski touring centers got their start in 1968 with the Trapp Family Lodge right here in Stowe, and because ski touring in Vermont is still a very current thing, we hope that people who have participated in different aspect of Vermont's Nordic skiing culture--as skiers, operators, employees, or observers--can share their stories, information, and photographs with us so that we may share them with others and help celebrate the legacy of Nordic skiing in Vermont.



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Alpine Haven: Still open as a private community. No longer in the ski business but trails used by residents and guests
Amiski X/C Center: closed
Arlington Inn: Inn still open, no xc offered
Ascutney Meadows Touring Center: closed
Ascutney Mountain Nordic Center: closed
Biggers Little Inn and Ski Touring Center: closed
Blueberry Hill Ski Touring Center: open
Blueberry Lake Cross-Country Ski Center: open
Bolton Valley Nordic Center: open
Brattleboro Country Club Ski Touring Center: alternate name for Brattleboro Outing Club
Brattleboro Outing Club Ski Hut: open
Brattleboro Ski Touring Center: alternate name for Brattleboro Outing Club
Breadloaf Touring Center: became Rikert
Bromley: mountain still open, no xc offered
Burke Mountain Touring Center: same location, partnered with and goes by Kingdom trails
Camel's Hump Nordic Ski Center: disbanded, area saved by locals and turned into a non-profit Camel's Hump Nordic Ski Area
Catamount Outdoor Family Center: open
Churchill House Inn and Touring Center: Inn still open seasonally may-october; no skiing offered
Cortina Inn: Inn still open; no skiing offered
Craftsbury Outdoor Center: open
Darion Inn Ski Touring Center: Sold and renamed Inn at Mountain View Farm; now part of Kingdom Trails' 
Dutch Hill Ski Touring Center: closed
Edson Hill Manor Ski Touring Center: open
Equinox Ski Touring Center: still open; no skiing offered
Farm Motor Inn and Country Club: closed; now ryder brook golf club; trails part of catamount network
Fox Run Ski Touring Center: purchased and renamed by Okemo
The Fundador Lodge: closed
Glebe Mountain Farm Cross Country Ski Center: closed
Grafton Cross Country Ski Shop and Trail System: alternate name for Grafton Ponds; still open
Grafton Ponds: open
Green Mountain House: closed
Green Mountain Ski Touring Center: still open, operates out of The Three Stallion Inn and listed as such
Green Trails Inn and Ski Touring Center: Inn still open; no skiing offered
Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort: open
Haystack: closed
Hazen's Notch Association: open
Heartwellville Lodge: closed
Heermansmith Farm Inn: closed
Hermitage, The: open
High Pond Ski Area: closed
Highland Lodge and XC Center: closed 2012, up for sale
Hildene Ski Touring Center: open
Hilltop Cross Country Center: closed
Inn at Sawmill Farm, The: Inn still open, probably no cross country offered 
Inn on the Common: closed
Jerry's Cross Country Ski Shop: closed
Kedron Valley Inn Touring Center: Inn still open, no xc offered
Killington Ski Area: mountain still open open, no xc offered
Jay Peak Ski Touring Center: open
Kingdom Trails: open
Lake Morey Inn: open
Landgrove Ski Touring Center: closed
Landgrove Inn: open
Living Memorial Park: open
Mad River Glen Nordic Center: mountain still open, no xc offered
Meadow Brook Inn: closed
Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation: open
Middlebury College Snow Bowl: mountain still open, middlebury offers xc at Rikert center
Millstone Hill Touring Center: open
Morse Farm Ski Touring Center: open
Montpelier Elks Ski Touring Center: country club still open, no xc offered
Mount Snow: mountain still open, xc offered through Timber Creek
Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center: open
Mountain Top Inn and Resort: open
Nordic Adventures: closed
Nordic Inn-Karhu Ski Touring Center: closed
Northland Ski Touring Center: closed; now Charlie's Northland Lodge, no xc offered
Notchmont Ski Touring Center: closed
Okemo Valley Nordic Center: open
Ole's Cross Country Center: open
Paine Mountain Touring Center: closed
Plymouth Village Ski Touring Center: closed
Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center: open
Rabbit Hill Inn: open
Red Fox Ski Dorm: closed
Rikert Nordic Center: open
Round Barn Farm Ski Center: closed 
Santa's Land: Park still open, no xc offered
Serendipity: closed
Sherman Hollow Touring Center: closed, now Sleepy Hollow Touring Center
Sitzmark Ski Touring Center: Sitzmark resort open, no xc offered
Ski Hostel Lodge: closed
Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski and Bike Center: open
Smuggler's Notch Nordic Center: open
The Snow Jobs, inc.: shop still open, no xc offered
Snow Valley Ski Touring Center: closed
Sonnenhof Inn: closed
Stark Farm Ski Touring Center: closed
Sterling Ridge Inn: open
Stowe Mountain Resort Cross Country Ski Center: open
Strafford Nordic Center: open
Stratton 100 Center: closed
Stratton Mountain Nordic: open
Sugarbush Inn/Rossignol XC Center: closed
Sunshine Ski Touring Center: closed
Tater Hill Cross Country Ski Center: bought by Okemo
Three Stallion Inn Ski Center: open
Timber Creek Cross Country Ski Center: open
Topnotch at Stowe Ski Touring Center: open
Trail Head Ski Touring Center: closed
Trapp Family Lodge Cross Country Center: open
Tucker Hill Ski Touring Center: Inn still open, no xc offered
Tulip Tree Inn Ski Touring Center: closed; now Fox Creek Inn, no xc offered
Twin Mount Farm Lodge: closed
Viking Nordic Center: open
West Mountain Inn: open
Westerdale Ski Touring Center: closed
White House Ski Touring Center: open
Wild Wings Ski Touring Center: open
Wilderness Trails: open
Wolf Run: closed
Woodstock Inn and Resort Nordic Center: open
Woody's Cracker Barrel Ski Shop and Cross Country Ski Center: closed