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Resort Address
Bread Loaf Campus
Route 125
Ripton, VT 05766

Email: mhussey@middlebury.edu

Main Line: 802-443-2744

Resort Overview

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 Ski Touring Center offers 42 kilometers of varied and scenic trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoers 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 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, the Rikert Nordic Center offers the variety and challenge that will satisfy all levels of skiers and snowshoers alike.


Total Terrain: 42 km
Tracked Terrain: 30 km
Skating Terrain: 15 km

Rentals: Yes
Lessons: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Snowshoeing: Yes

Amenities and Extras

  • Adaptive
  • Childcare
  • Ice & Rock Climbing
  • Ice Skating
  • Dog Sledding
  • Lodges
  • Pool/Hot Tub
  • Racing
  • Restaurants
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Spa/Wellness
  • Tubing