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Rikert Nordic Center

Whether you are looking for solitude or community, Rikert offers you the space to find what you are looking for. With over 50km of trails on the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, there is plenty of exploring to be done. Rikert trails lead through wonderful forests, old farm fields edged by stonewalls, along babbling brooks, and even past Robert Frost’s Summer Cabin. You’ll quickly understand the inspiration this area has offered to so many.
The 5km state of the art snow making system allows for a jump on early season skiing on the Tormondsen Family Racecourse. This racecourse, home of the Middlebury College Panthers, is a FIS certified homologated course, designed by renowned trail designer and Middlebury alumnus John Morton. The Nordic Center is fully ADA accessible, and offers a full service rental shop. Sit by the warm wood stove and enjoy the great food, warm beverages and cozy atmosphere.

Location and Contact Information

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106 College Cross Road, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, VT 05766
Tel: 802-443-2744
Email: mhussey@middlebury.edu

Center's Facilities

Rentals: Yes
Lessons: Yes
Snow Shoeing: Yes
Backcountry Access: Yes
Grooming: Yes
Lodge Offering hot soups, snacks, and warm beverages with a cozy place to sit and relax
Rental Shop Classic, skate and backcountry ski equipment, snowshoes, and snow bikes
Adaptive Ski Sit skis available
Kids skiing/ Pulk Sleds Weekly programs, BKL programs

Current Conditions

Updated: 12:14:36 - Tuesday Mar 28, 2017
New Snow (past 24 hours): (none)
Average Base Depth: 10 - 15
Trail Fees Adult $19.00 Student $12.00
KM Open: 43
KM Track Set: 15
KM Skate: 20
Surface: Packed Powder, Variable Conditions


We are in the progress of grooming the entire trail system today. Groomed & track set trails so march on up and SKIDADDLE on out.

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