Two renowned resorts are both a reasonable drive from Lake Willoughby. The Burke Mountain Resort, a 25 minute drive from the Inn, offers a classic New England ski experience with excellent trails and a "down home" casual atmosphere. Jay Peak Resort, approximately 40 minutes to the northwest, is a European style resort boasting the highest number of "powder days" in Vermont. Enjoy the view from the tram as you ride to the 360 degree summit! Lessons and rentals are available at both resorts.
Burke Mountain Resort: 802-626-7300 or visit SkiBurke.com
Jay Peak Resort: 800-451-4449, 802-988-2611 or visit JayPeakResort.com
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
From pristine backcountry woodland trails and snow-covered fields to exceptional cross-country ski centers with expertly groomed terrain, you will surely enjoy the best that The Northeast Kingdom winter has to offer.
Innsider’s Tip: Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Westmore Wilderness Trails, located at the south end of the lake. The Inn has two pairs of Tubbs Snowshoes for guest use, free of charge, based on availability. For the hearty is a snowshoe trek up Pisgah Mountain.
Burke Mountain Cross Country Ski Center - About 25 minutes from the Inn, ski touring enthusiasts will enjoy some of the prettiest and least tamed wilderness and hillsides to be found anywhere. 80 km of terrain are offered, with loops that range from 1-12 km for skiers of every ability level. Phone: 802-786-8338 or visit SkiBurke.com.
Craftsbury Outdoor Center - Craftsbury, a quaint, quintessential New England village boasting a historic General Store, is approximately 30 minutes from the Inn. Phone: 802-586-7767 or 800-729-7751 or visit Craftsbury.com.
The Kingdom Trails Association - a 100-mile trail network (Vermont’s largest recreation trail system) that is ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – Visit KingdomTrails.org for further information.
East Burke Sports (Rentals & Guided Treks) - will help outfit you with the latest and greatest gear needed for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, cycling and more. Guided excursions by appointment. Located in East Burke, just a mile from the lifts at Burke Mountain and on The Kingdom Trail network. Phone: 802-626-3215 or visit EastBurkeSports.com.
Northwoods Stewardship Center - 30km network of signed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. These quiet paths wind through 2,700 acres of forested and open landscapes and reveal stunning views of the Clyde River Valley and beyond. Visit NorthWoodsCenter.org for more information.