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Sweet Ski

Our first time after many years absence. Very cordial staff, adequate changing area, quite comfy... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Vermont68
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Vermont
via mobile
excellent grooming

Had a great time. The trails were sweet, with a little powder on top to carve a turn in. Make sure... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Mike C
,
Scotia, New York
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55+ km of Nordic skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains. The Nordic Center is fully ADA accessible, offers a full service rental shop, a PSIA certified ski school, and 5km snow making. Our cross country ski, snowshoe and fatbike trails lead through wonderful forests, old farm fields edged by stonewalls, along babbling brooks, and even past Robert Frost’s Summer Cabin. So whether you are looking for some quality exercising time, or some nice time in the outdoors, Rikert Nordic offers you the space to enjoy winter in Vermont at your pace.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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106 College Cross Road, Barn East, Ripton, VT 05766
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Our first time after many years absence. Very cordial staff, adequate changing area, quite comfy! Nice small ski shop. Waxing room. Trail grooming was mostly excellent, sometimes the groomer dug up snow on turns leaving a rut, but nothing that couldn’t be handled. Perfect snow...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Had a great time. The trails were sweet, with a little powder on top to carve a turn in. Make sure you check out Gilmore. Beautiful long wide hill that just keeps going. Out on the Tormondsen course conditions were so nice a friend commented...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2017

They use a Pistenbully and do a real nice job. No worries on grooming. Something for everyone here. Trails are set on the side of the mountain. You can run intermediate loops most of the day and not hit trails twice. Across the street are...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Rikert is my favorite place to be in the winter. With the magical trails (and world-class grooming), a cozy lodge with a woodstove, the friendliest staff, and a wide array of snacks to fuel up on, Rikert is truly one of a kind. If you're...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

One of the greatest Nordic skiing centers on the east coast, everyone is friendly and warm, you can be a first-timer or an Olympian and still have a great time!!

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Reviewed March 28, 2017

My wife and I cross country skied at Rikert Tuesday 3/20. We have skied there several times over the past couple of years. Beautiful place. We had a wonderful time. We went back on Wednesday 3/21 and skied again. We cannot say enough good things...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

I cannot believe I never took advantage of all Rikert has to offer when I was a student at Middlebury College. I always just passed it by on my way to the Snow Bowl, but recently discovered the beautiful trails, fantastic grooming and snowmaking, and...More

2  Thank taccrocker
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

I have cross country skied across America, Alaska and skied in Russia. Rikert is a World Class layout of terrain, and is served by a World Class Staff. Situated in a premier Vermont setting the trails climb through a Maple Sugarbush and offers views across...More

1  Thank frankpunderson
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

We get a seasons pass and we always get way more than our money's worth, especially when considering the reciprocal skiing in Vermont. Last weekend was the best. Packed powder, super smooth trails.

1  Thank JKWol
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

The team at Rikert loves what they do. From the welcoming, cozy lodge to the beautifully groomed trails, they pour so much time and energy into making this a wonderful resource for the community. I loved skiing at Rikert during my four years at Middlebury,...More

3  Thank catecostley
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