Ascutney Outdoors maintains partnerships with local communities, organizations and businesses working toward the common goal of recreation and conservation on the slopes of Mt Ascutney.
Sports Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB)
Ascutney Outdoors and STAB are collaborative partners, and work cooperatively to manage the mountain bike and recreational trail network located on the slopes of Mount Ascutney, known as Ascutney Trails.
Established in 2006 by a group of mountain bikers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, STAB is a volunteer organization, whose goal is to build and maintain a sustainable and viable local trail network through partnerships with public and private landowners in the towns surrounding Ascutney Mountain. Early on, STAB focused on the West Windsor Town Forest and Mount Ascutney Resort land as a unique and contiguous forest to build a sizable, public trail network that could provide endless trail combinations and a huge variety of rides. From this vision was born the acclaimed Ascutney Trails trail network.
The Upper Valley Land Trust
UVLT is a co-holder of the conservation easement on the West Windsor Town Forest and worked closely with the West Windsor community to develop an unprecedented easement to secure recreational access to our remarkable Ascutney Trails network in perpetuity. UVLT is responsible for monitoring the trails and property, and oversees and advises on the care and stewardship of the town forest land. In 2015, UVLT coordinated with AO and STAB to offer and lead hikes and mountain bikes rides, and hosted UVLT volunteer work days to remove invasive species and perform trail work. In the coming years, AO plans to join with UVLT to provide expanded outdoor experiences, including educational programs and interpretive walks focused on understanding the unique and special ecosystems of Mt. Ascutney.
Orange Lake Resorts
Orange Lake Resorts is the developer and manager of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort, which is adjacent to the Ascutney Trails property. Orange Lake Resorts is a long-time supporter of the activities and programs offered by AO and STAB, and in 2016 provided significant financial support for the purchase and demolition of the old burned down base lodge. Orange Lake Resorts and AO have formed a strong partnership and are working together to develop new activities that will be enjoyed by resort guests, local residents and visitors to Ascutney Trails.
Ascutney Trails Association
The Ascutney Trails Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization in January of 1967. Its intended purpose is for the maintenance of present and future trails summiting Mt. Ascutney, building and maintaining shelters, hunting out special points of interest to which trails may be opened, gathering items of history and anecdotes on the mountain, and publishing a guide book.
The Climb Fitness Center, Mount Ascutney Resort
The team at The Climb Fitness Center is dedicated to providing our community with a quality recreational fitness facility and exceptional service. We are wellness professionals committed to create an enjoyable, fun, safe, and friendly environment that enables our community members, guests and employees to achieve their optimum wellness and good health.
The Trust For Public Land
Between 2013 and 2015, The Trust for Public Land worked with the Town and other partners to purchase and protect 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort, adding it to the existing 1,112-acre West Windsor Town Forest. The expanded Town Forest was permanently conserved, ensuring permanent protection of an extensive trail network, a public drinking water source, a hotspot of biodiversity, and a defining feature of West Windsor’s history and economy.