Skiing and Riding

Cross Country skiing from the Mt. Philo Inn

Veteran telemark skier Steve Kantor gets first tracks on the newly accessible North slope of Mt. Philo after a recent dump, with Izzie taking lessons.

Our original Carriage Road leads directly to Mt. Philo State Park, where the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers maintains a snowmobile trail!  Impeccably groomed, from here you can travel anywhere in the state. Mt. Philo itself offers skiers a short energetic ride down. A great training run, with glade skiing through the maples and on the North slope!.

Local Cross Country ski areas

  • Catamount Outdoor Center, 40 min

  • Sleepy Hollow, 20 min

  • Rikert Touring Center, 35 min

  • Trapp Family Lodge, 60 min

Mt. Philo is approximately 1 hour from a variety of extraordinarily great downhill ski areas: 

  • Mad River Glen Resort Ski Area, 50 min.

  • Bolton Valley Ski Area, 50 min

  • Middlebury Snow Bowl, 50 min

  • Cochran's, 45 min.

  • Sugarbush Resort & Ski Area, 1 hr, 15 min

  • Stowe Mountain Resort & Ski Area 1 hr, 15 min

  • Smuggler's Notch Resort & Ski Area 1 hr, 15 min

  • Pico 1 hr, 15 min

  • Killington 1 hr, 15 min

  • Jay Peak Resort & Ski Area, 1 hr, 15 min