What is Wintervale?
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Wintervale is a vibrant, volunteer-driven, collaborative event that features three miles of groomed cross-country ski trails (weather permitting) right in the heart of Burlington’s Intervale, as well as three family-friendly celebrations called “Wintervale Days.” Enjoy both classic and skate skiing as you glide through farm fields and along the Winooski River all the way to the Ethan Allen Homestead! Trail map here.
Wintervale cross-country skiing is made possible by the following partners: Local Motion, Intervale Center, Intervale Community Farm, RunVermont, Catamount Trail Association, Burlington Parks and Recreation, MVP Healthcare, Skirack, and Cloudveil.
Wintervale Days 2012
Sunday, January 15 from 10 am – 2 pm CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF FORECAST SNOW
Sunday, February 5 from 10 am – 2 pm CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF FORECAST SNOW
* Sunday, March 11 from 10 am – 2 pm
Wintervale Days are family-friendly, free events that celebrate cross-country skiing in the Intervale. These events are open to the public.
- Free ski & snowshoe demos provided by Skirack
- Cross-country ski clinics with rental equipment provided by Catamount Trail Association and Skirack
- Lake Champlain Chocolates hot chocolate and local snacks
- RunVermont fun races/relays
- Winter tree ID and wildlife walks with Intervale Center Conservation Nursery staff
- Fun winter food activities with City Market/Onion River Co-op
How do I get to the trails?
- From Burlington, take North Winooski Avenue north to Riverside Avenue.
- At light, make left onto Intervale Road.
- Continue 1/2 mile, cross train tracks and pass Gardener’s Supply.
- Parking area is on the right just after the road turns to dirt.
The trail may also be accessed from the north, near Ethan Allen Homestead:
- Take the Rt. 127 ramp to Ethan Allen Homestead and find a small parking lot just to the right. The trail is to the right of the parking lot.
Who maintains the trails?
The Intervale Center hosts the trails. Intervale farmers grant permission for trails to cross their fields. And Local Motion coordinates an amazing team of volunteer groomers and mechanics to ensure Intervale cross-country skiing (weather permitting) all winter long!
Who pays for the trails?
Using the Intervale cross-country ski trails is free for all. Generous sponsors support grooming and events, but we can always use support from people like you. Donate today to one of the great co-hosting organizations for maintaining the land and trails and coordinating events: the Intervale Center and Local Motion.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, you may bring your dog with you. We ask that your dog remain leashed when on the main road (Intervale Road). Please pick up your dog’s waste – you are skiing through farm fields growing your food!
Wintervale is brought to you by: