Thursday, February 28, 2019

February Newsletter: Cross Country Skiing at Prospect Mountain

Cross Country Skiing at Prospect Mountain
Hope everyone is having a great winter! We have had some great snow this winter making winter activities plentiful.

Earlier this year we announced a partnership with Prospect Mountain to offer our guests discounted tickets to enjoy their cross country and snowshoeing trails.

Our February Blog is about the history of Prospect, and its current available activities. This mountain is a special quintessential spot not to be missed.

Thank you,
Charlie & Megan

Prospect Mountain
Woodford, VT

Prospect Mountain is located on Route 9 in Woodford, Vermont. The small town of Woodford, which is just 11 miles west of Wilmington, has the highest elevation above sea level of any town or city in the state of Vermont. The base elevation of Prospect Mtn. X-C Ski Area is 2250′. This is the highest base elevation of any alpine or cross-country ski area in the state. The high elevation is an important factor in providing consistently good ski  conditions at Prospect. During the fall, winter, or spring months, it often snows at Prospect Mountain when it is raining just down the road in Bennington. 

Prospect Mountain maintains more than 30 kilometers of trails. When the snow falls, the trails are expertly groomed for both skating and classical cross-country skiing. Most trails have tracks set on either side with a wide skating lane in the center. There are also special snowshoeing and single-track trails available. 

Prospect Mountain Ski Area was born in the late 1930’s when the first rope tow pulled skiers up the mountain. Operations were interrupted by World War II, but then resumed in the 1960’s when two T-bar lifts were installed. The first cross-country ski trails were built in 1980, at the beginning of the Great Northeastern Snow Drought. Eventually the lack of natural snow in the northeastern US caused the downhill ski operations to cease, while  Nordic skiing at Prospect continued to increase and become more popular. Now the entire operation is devoted to cross-country skiing in the winter. 

On site Prospect has multiple amenities available. The Base Lodge at Prospect Mountain offers a comfortable and inviting place to relax and recharge. The spacious lodge has a country atmosphere with a large stone fireplace, wood stove , and big windows to enjoy the view of Vermont’s scenery. The lodge restaurant serves everything from hearty meals to light snacks. The menu includes foods to satisfy our gourmet, vegetarian, and health conscious customers. 

Tribute Video
Check out this great tribute made of Prospect Mountain!

Discounted packages for Wilmington Inn guests
For $30, rent all of the gear & get a trail pass
Already have your own gear? Trail passes available for $15
Book through our website to add package
Thank you for your continued support