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Nordic Center

Cross Country Ski + Snowshoe

Edson Hill

Come explore and play on Edson Hill’s historic trail network

Edson Hill

Edson Hill’s historic trail network was created by the Heath Family in the 1950s.  Maintained by an old “Trucker” snowcat with skis on the front, Larry Heath remembers skijoring with guests way back then.  Edson Hill’s current team has been working hard to bring the trails and our entire nordic offering back to its glory while providing our guests and all of Stowe with another great ski area for groomed cross country skiing, side- and back-country access as well as snowshoeing.

Rediscover Nordic at its Best!

Cross Country Skiing Equipment & Accessories at our Nordic Center

Nordic Features

Edson Hill

  • 9KM (6miles) of groomed ski trails, and 5KM (3miles) of snowshoe trails
  • Yamaha 4-Wheeler with tracks and six foot Tidd Tech Trail Tenderizer
  • Rental Fleet: Rossignol Skis, Boots, Poles and MSR Snowshoes
  • Professional Nordic Ski Instructors
  • Guided Snowshoe Tours and Group Excursions
  • Trail Passes
  • Open Daily, 8 – 4 PM (seasonal, weather permitting)
  • Customized group or family outdoor programs (call for more information)
  • Outdoor firepit for apres ski from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Public Welcome!

Edson Hill

Open Daily, 8-4 PM

(seasonal, weather permitting)

Edson Hill

Our Nordic Center has been enriched with professional grooming equipment, great additions to our rental fleet, some ski tuning equipment, and a retail offering with some essential gear and Edson Hill logo-wear available.

Pass + Rentals

Nordic, Snowshoe + Fat Bike Pass Rates

Edson Hill

Trail Day Passes
Adult (2021-2022) $20
Military / Senior (65+) $15
Child (6 – 12 years) $15
Child (0 – 5 years) Complimentary
High School Racer $5
Stowe Nordic & Stowe Trails Partnership Members 50% off
Season Passes
Adult (2021-2022) $125
Family Pass $150
Seniors (65+) / Military $75
Stowe Nordic & Stowe Trails Partnership Members $75

All rentals are included for 1-hour lessons

Full day rentals (excluding a lesson): $30

Skate Ski Package $40

Kids Rental Package $20

Ski Boots Only $20

Headlamp $5

Fat Bike, Full Day* $95

*reservations required

Lessons + Tours

Includes Rentals

Private 1-Hour Lesson $80

Receive one-on-one instruction from a qualified instructor. Great for any ability level. $30 for each additional person, per hour. Add on a full-day of rentals for $20.

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Scheduled 1-Hour Guided Snowshoe Tour $40

Join a meandering tour through forest and field on our beautiful snowshoe trails. Great for any ability level. Three person minimum per group.

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Includes Rentals
Moonlight Snowshoe Tours $50

Join the guides at Edson Hill’s Nordic Center on a snowshoe tour around the fields & trails of our historic cross-country network and catch a glimpse of the full moon! Tours are one hour long and scheduled to catch the sunset and do a bit of snowshoeing by moonlight. $50.00 per person includes:

  • Snowshoe Rentals
  • Headlamp Rental
  • Aprés Snowshoe bonfire at the Nordic Center with s’mores an a choice of a local beer, cider, or non-alcoholic beverage

*Price excludes gratuity.

*Reservations are required. A minimum of 4 participants is required.

*Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather.

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  • Saturday January, 15th 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 12th 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 16th 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 
  • Saturday, February 19th 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 19th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Edson Hill

Skis or Snowshoes are required to use the Trail System, and a Trail Pass is required. We love dogs, but they are not permitted on the Trail System. Skiers and Snowshoers traveling downhill have the Right of Way. When overtaking another Skier or Snowshoer, please announce your presence. Snowshoers, please stay off the Classic Ski Tracks.

Please call for more information | 802.253.9400

Nordic Calendar

Edson Hill


Beat the holiday crowds at the mountain and join us at the Edson Hill Nordic Center on Saturday, February 26th for some outdoor fun. The Lawson’s Finest Liquids Brand Ambassador will be on-site enjoying the trails and handing out Lawson’s Finest swag. 

Lamoille Valley Bike Tours will have a fleet of pedal-assist E-Fat Bikes on-site to take a spin on our snow-covered trails. Fat tire electric bike rides are an outdoor activity for skiers and non-skiers alike. Enjoy the snow and winter in a whole new way!

The Edson Hill Nordic Center features over 9KM of groomed Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Fat Biking, and is enriched with professional grooming equipment, a top-of-the-line rental fleet, and expert instructors. Whether you are a seasoned winter outdoor enthusiast or new to getting out in the snow, we think you’ll love what you find on our secluded trail network.

Warm up in our Nordic Center with a bowl of hot chili, or shop our full line of Edson Hill logo wear, Swix gear, and other ski adventure essentials. End your day of adventure with aprés ski around the fire pits and imbibe on a tasty Lawson’s Finest brew and s’mores.

Whether you are a seasoned winter outdoor enthusiast or new to getting out in the snow, we think you’ll love what you find at our new Nordic Center!

Edson Hill Customer Reviews

Every single thing is close to perfection. The setting is breathtaking, with fantastic views, and gorgeous trails to cross country ski or snowshoe in winter, and hike in summer. This year we did a family cross country ski lesson, and our instructor was patient, positive, and an excellent teacher.

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