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 on the Gate House trail and into Slide Brook Wildlife Management Area. Guided tours must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
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
Sugarbush Self-Guided Snowshoe Trail Maps are also available at Guest Services, the Ski & Ride School, 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: $35/pair per day at The Farmhouse building at Lincoln Peak. Advanced reservations required. Please call the Rental shop at 802.583.6504 to reserve.
Explore the woods of Sugarbush with one of our Outback Guides giving you insights on the area's natural features and inhabitants. Territory of black bear, moose, deer, coyote, bobcat, fisher, ermine, owl, turkey, & woodpecker. Though actual critter sightings are rare, trekkers will learn to interpret tracks, scarred trees, nipped branches, and to recognize the sounds in the forest.
Depending on the weather, snow conditions, the comfort level of the group, and at the discretion of the guide, tours may explore the Gate House Trail or take a longer trip into the Slide Brook wilderness.
- Duration: Most routes take 2-3 hours to hike
- Meet at the The Farmhouse Building at Lincoln Peak
- Please arrive early if renting equipment
- Ages 9+
- Under 18 yrs requires release signed by parent/guardian.
- Snow boots required. Layered clothing and day pack recommended.
- Conditions permitting.
Dates/Times: Tours will be available with advanced reservations of at least 48 hours, whenever conditions permit.
Rates: $260 for up to 4 people
Additional guest, up to 6 people: $55
Snowshoe rental add-on: $15
Please note that all tours are dependent on conditions and are subject to change due to weather.
Reservations can be made by phone at 802-583-6542 or email the Reservations Desk.
SugarXpress card fee included in price of all snowshoe tours.