Grafton Ponds Recreation Center at the Old Tavern

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Winter Activities

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center


Winter Activities at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, Grafton, Vermontsnowshoesinsnow pelletieralt

Welcome to Winter.

We are open 7 days a week, weather permitting, 9am-4pm!

Extensive Trail Network for Nordic Skiing

Enjoy our vast Nordic trail network, totaling 15k of tiller groomed Nordic skiing through fields and forests. Our trails offer terrain for all abilities, including a groomed base area perfect for learning.

Our snowmaking system (on 5k of terrain) ensures the best possible conditions all winter!

We also have another 15k of backcountry terrain. 

We offer rentals, learn to ski and advanced ski lessons.


10k of snowshoeing trails. Join us for our popular Wine & Cheese snowshoe tours.

FAT Bikes

Fat biking is a popular and growing sport in the cycling world due to their 4 to 5 inch wide tires that were originally designed to be used in the snow.

Sleigh Rides

Grafton Winter Carnival (Feb. 20)

Sunday February 28th


For kids of all ages, we offer a separate 600-foot tubing run. Snow tubes are available for rental.


Our full base lodge offers guided tours, lessons, a repair shop & retail shop, and some light warm-you-up food and beverage items. Free WiFi.

Complete rental center for all activities.

Purchase your season pass today.



We are proud members of Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA), Cross Country Ski Areas Association, Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) and a PSIA affiliate.