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, Vermontaltalt

Welcome to Winter.


We are now CLOSED for the winter season. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all again next season! Stay tuned for exciting summer plans and events!

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.

Dog Sled Rides

We will be offering dog sled rides at Grafton Ponds this winter!


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

We love dogs

Grafton Ponds' trails are dog friendly on Sundays from 2-4 pm. We welcome dogs on select snowshoe trails during that time period. Please check in with our base lodge staff who can inform you of that day's designated doggy trails. Dog owners are responsible for keeping the trails clean.


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.

Hours of Operation

Hopeful opening date of December 12, 2015!

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.