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Rikert Nordic Center

The Carroll and Jane Rikert Nordic Center, which is owned and operated by Middlebury College, is located 12 miles east of Middlebury on Route 125 just 2 miles west of the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. Situated on the Breadloaf Campus of Middlebury College and bordering the Green Mountain National Forest and the Robert Frost Homestead.

The Rikert Nordic Center offers over 55 kilometers of varied and scenic trails for cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and snow bikers of all abilities.

Rental equipment, repairs, and waxing rooms are available in the Center’s Ski Shop where one can also find snacks to enjoy by the cozy woodstove.

A fulltime staff of PSIA certified instructors offers both private and group lessons. So whether you’re a novice out for a scenic tour or an expert racer putting in some hard training K’s, Rikert Nordic Center offers the variety and challenge that will satisfy all levels of nordic enthusiasts alike.

 

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  • TOTAL TERRAIN: 55+
  • TRACKED TERRAIN: 50
  • SKATING TERRAIN: 45
  • PET FRIENDLY: No
  • RENTALS: Yes
  • LESSONS: Yes
  • SNOWSHOEING: Yes
  • RECIPROCAL PROGRAM: Yes
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Location Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College Route 125
Ripton, VT 05766
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Family Fun Day

11am – 2pm. Come join us for a fun day out on the trails with hot chocolate, scavenger hunt, egg race, hot dog and marshmallow roast, and some other fun family activities. 

ECSC - Eastern College Ski Championships

Eastern College Ski Championships, two days of College Club Nordic ski racing.

Middlebury College Winter Carnival

93rd Middlebury College Carnival. Come watch some of the best ski racing in the East, both here and at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.

Bread Loaf Citizen's Race

Join us for the Umpteenth running of the storied 5 K Bread Loaf Citizens Race. Vie for the traditional loaf of bread and other prizes. Lollipop Race for youngsters. Costumes or spandex highly encouraged Barbecue and fun.   Pre-register…

Bob's Birthday Bash and Random Relays

11am-2pm.   Come celebrate Robert Frost’s birthday with the 4th annual Random Relays. A totally random day of great fun ending  with Bob’s Birthday cake!  Costumes encouraged, bring something to throw on the grill and enjoy the end  of the season celebration.
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