Snowshoeing in the woods is a great way to experience the quiet, see signs of wildlife, and get exercise during winter. There are two ways to enjoy Sugarbush woods on snowshoes: either self-guided access to designated terrain or guided tours into Slide Brook Wildlife Management Area.
Our Outback Guide leads your snowshoe adventure into Slide Brook Basin, home territory of black bear, moose, deer, coyote, bobcat, fisher, ermine, owl, turkey, & woodpecker. Tours through the basin are physically warming and mentally stimulating as natural features found in passing give clues to the lives of Slide Brook’s inhabitants. Though actual critter sightings are rare, trekkers will learn to interpret tracks, scarred trees, nipped branches, and to recognize the sounds in the forest.
- 2.5-3 hrs
- Meeting place: The Farmhouse (skier services building)
- Under 18 yrs requires release signed by parent/guardian.
- Snow boots required. Layered clothing and daypack recommended.
- Conditions permitting.
- Customized tours are available.
- Ages 13+
Reservations can be made by phone at 888-651-4827 or email the Reservations Desk.
Dates/Times: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM / Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
Holiday Dates: December 26, 2014-January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015, February 14-22, 2015.
Rates: $55/person: Includes guide, snowshoes, and one lift ride to the beginning of the Slide Brook Wilderness terrain. Sugarbush is a Snowshoe Rental Center, with snowshoe rentals available at The Farmhouse skier services building at Lincoln Peak and the Rental Shop in the Mount Ellen Base Lodge.
Explore marked trails at both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen.
Lincoln Peak: Gate House Snowshoe Trail, Warren House Trail, & Village Woods Trail
Mount Ellen: Lockwood Loop Trail, with a second trail under development
Sugarbush Self-Guided Snowshoe Trail Maps are also available at Guest Services, the Ski & Ride Schoolhouse, Lodging, and Rental Shops.
Dates/Times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily (conditions permitting). Snow boots required. Layered clothing and daypack recommended.
Snowshoe Rental Rates: $25/pair per day at The Farmhouse skier services building at Lincoln Peak and the Rental Shop in the Mt. Ellen Base Lodge.