Trapp Family Lodge / Stowe Cross Country Ski Trip

  • 13 Nov 2019 8:22 PM
    Message # 8106766
    Terry Walsh (Administrator)


    Rating:  You go at your own pace on trails you choose

    Location:  We will meet late in the afternoon at the Best Western hotel in Waterbury-Stowe.  Joanne will provide meeting details [time & place]

    Description:  The skiing takes place at the Tripp Family Lodge in Stowe which offers skiing for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels on 110 km trail network with 60 km of groomed and machine-tracked trails. Most trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available.

    Trapp Lodge also has 100 km of backcountry trails.  There is a lovely cozy cabin on the premises that offers soup, sandwiches and snacks and provides space to relax by a fireplace.  Day passes cost $20 per person.

    We will stay at the Best Western hotel Waterbury-Stowe which has free parking.  Check-in is 3:00 PM. The per person cost is approximately $350.00 CAD for 4 nights from Sunday, February 9th to Thursday, February 13th, 2020double occupancy assumed.  Each room has two double beds, and breakfast is included. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room and family room. 


    1. You must bring proper identification for border crossing

    2. You must arrange your own out-of-country health insurance coverage 

    3. The Best Western hotel does NOT have a restaurant for dinner, so those who wish to have dinner in a restaurant will eat in Stowe.  Joanne has more details on this and options for eating at the hotel.

    4. Please contact Joanne early in order to facilitate car-pooling and planning.  She is currently holding a block of seven rooms.  

    Directions:  The drive from 401 & DVP to Waterbury-Stowe is about 7 hours not including any delays at the border or for lunch break.  Assume 7 ~ 8 hours travel time from Toronto.  The recommended routing is to pickup Highway 30 just south of Saint-Lazare through Grand Ile, then head south to cross the border south of Philipsburg.

    The Best Western hotel is at 45 Blush Hill Road, Waterbury, VT, 05676

    GPS coordinates: 44.345097 - 72.748023

    The Trapp Family Lodge resort is at 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672

    Organizer:  Joanne Walsh   647 831-0217

    Please confirm your intent to participate with Joanne not later than Tuesday, January 28

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