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Tours & Activities – Winter

Rocket Sledding Self Guided Adventure


Carve and weave your way down 1,000 vertical feet on the famous Mad River Rocket sled. Locally born, this sled carves, floats and stops like no other. Snowshoe up into the scenic Green Mountains, then sled for over a mile with enough twists, turns and drops to truly excite the young at heart. Bragging rights are earned by all that experience this exhilarating adventure.

$39 per person plus tax

(Includes snowshoes and sleds)

Advanced reservations required.

Guided Snowshoe Tours


Explore winter’s beauty in the backwoods of the Mad River Valley with Clearwater Sports Guided Snowshoe Adventures. Experience the soothing quiet of the winter forest, breathe clean fresh air and relax for a few hours. Whether you are looking for a rolling trek on the Valley floor or a spirited hike to the top of one of our majestic peaks, Clearwater Sports has the experienced guides and equipment for an unforgettable, safe and educational adventure.  (Includes snowshoes and poles)


1 person $125 plus tax & gratuity

2 people $95pp plus tax & gratuity

3 people or more $89pp  plus tax & gratuity

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Daily.

Advanced reservations required.

Intro to Nordic Backcountry Skiing

Join Clearwater Sports for an adventurous day of backcountry skiing in the solitude of the Vermont backwoods.  Unlike cross country skis, Backcountry skis are wider and handle deep, untracked snow with elegance and ease.  Once our guides help you perfect your form, we are off to parts unknown to see what we can find in the untracked wilderness of the Mad River Valley.

Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Private $150   2 People or more $95/pp   

(Plus tax & gratuity)

Head Lamp/Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

This season Clearwater Sports will be offering Head Lamp snowshoe tours. Come join us on this fun adventure and discover the unique pleasure of snowshoeing under the stars. You will gather at Clearwater Sports at 5 PM to meet your guide, get your gear and then head off for the trails. Once there we will explore the woods and fields for about an hour and a half.  Gather a private party or come join a group for this unique Vermont experience.  All equipment will be provided by Clearwater Sports. We also offer Full Moon snowshoe tours as well. For more information call (802) 496-2708 or email


Head Lamp $95 per person plus tax/gratuity

Full Moon $95 per person plus tax/gratuity

Includes all rental gear

Advance reservation required.

Dinner Tours not available at this time.

Time: 5:00 pm at Clearwater Sports

Guided Snowshoe Tour to Lincoln Gap and Sunset Ledge

Strap on your snowshoes and grab the poles for a trek with us up the eastern flank of Mount Abraham on the famous Catamount Trail. Experience several sub-artic eco zones, follow moose and bobcat tracks across many waterfalls while wandering through one of Vermont’s magical mountain notches. Challenge yourself with some good climbs. After mastering Lincoln Gap, you could choose to continue up to Sunset Ledge on Vermont’s Storied Long Trail. This trip is rated moderate to challenging. Major bragging rights. 7 miles of snowshoeing.  Bring a snack, something to drink and appropriate outdoor attire.

Advanced reservations required.
Cost: $150 per person plus tax/gratuity (includes snowshoes)
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 or 4:00 PM from Clearwater Sports

Guided Snowshoe Trek to Burnt Rock Mountain

Challenge yourself to the ultimate winter experience in our neck of the woods. Climb Fayston’s famed Burnt Rock via the Hedgehog Brook Trail. The first 2 miles are a good warm-up, winding over swift rivers and through Birch, Hemlock, and Maple forests. Notice the old stone walls and sugarbushes which mark settlements of yore. Then the trail climbs steeply upward to Vermont’s famous Long Trail. We’ll climb over the gap in the Monroe Range and up the last mile to the rocky, exposed summit of Burnt Rock. This comely mountain stands alone, above tree line, and affords stunning 360-degree views of the Northfield Ridge, the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain and the Champlain Valley, the Adirondacks of New York, and the Whites of New Hampshire. Truly spectacular and worth the climb. This trip is rated difficult, with steep climbs and exposed areas. 5 ½ miles round trip. Bring a snack, something to drink and appropriate outdoor attire.

Advanced reservations required.
Cost: $150 per person plus tax/gratuity (includes snowshoes)
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM From Clearwater Sports.

Maple Sugaring Snowshoe Tours

Take an invigorating snowshoe tour through a beautiful Beech, Hemlock and Maple forest to learn what a real sugarbush is (no not the ski area).  What a great combination of snowshoeing and maple sugaring!  We will start at the beginning of the sugaring operation at the tap lines and work our way down the hill to the final destination – The Sugar House.

There we will learn about the final steps required to change sap into Maple Syrup (it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup).  Enjoy a sample of the days fresh maple syrup and learn about the different grades of syrup.

Cost: $59.00 per person plus tax/gratuity (includes snowshoes)
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM from Clearwater Sports

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

All activities and equipment rentals require advanced reservations and prepayment. Individual cancellations must be made within 48 hours prior to the event/rental. Groups of six people or more must cancel 10 days in advance or payment will be forfeited. All camp, instructional programs and trips with meals require a 14-day notice of cancellation. 20% gratuity added to all trips involving meals. If Clearwater Sports cancels an event/trip, a full refund will be issued. We are not responsible for inclement weather; trips go rain or shine. Prices subject to change.