Ascutney Outdoors offers a remarkable four-season venue for lovers of nature and the outdoors. The Ascutney Trails network and Outdoor Center in Brownsville, VT are set within an exceptionally diverse ecosystem. Visitors can enjoy public access to our trails, forests and fields for mountain biking, hiking, trail running, backcountry and alpine skiing, snowshoeing and snow-tubing.  The hub for all our activities, the Ascutney Outdoors Center offers diverse programs for nature conservation, education, cultural and community activities. Enjoy learning about Ascutney Outdoors and all we have to offer; we look forward to seeing you on the mountain soon for your next authentic Vermont experience!


Fall is Here.....and Winter is Coming!

Summer is over, alas, but Fall is in full glory on the mountain!

As we turn our attention to the coming winter season, we want to reach out to the entire community and invite you to GET INVOLVED!  Volunteering at AO is fun, social and a great way to help.  We have positions inside where it’s warm (selling tickets) and outside where the action is (lift attendants on the T-bar or lending a hand and push on the tubing lift).  We provide training and AO representatives are always around to help you.  Most volunteer assignments are on weekends.  We prefer 4 hour slots but are able to accommodate 2 hour slots too.  If you are interested in learning more and getting on our volunteer list, please consider sending us your contact information and we’ll get back to you.  Thanks!

As a fitting end to our summer season, over 1,200 ultra runners and bikers participated in the 28th annual Vermont 50 at Ascutney Outdoors in late September.  The following week, the trails were alive with families and barks of “best friends” for the Lucy MacKenzie 5K9 event.  And, to wrap up our summer season, we were pleased to have 40 riders come over for the VERDA Ascutney Mountain Equine Pleasure Ride on a glorious fall day.  As of this writing, the trees are still stunning……so come over and take a walk/hike/bike up the slopes to see all of the progress on the T-bar and the beautiful vistas.