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News & Updates

Time to change our cover photo – a bit too soon, so it seems – but the green glory of summer is still coming! 

Once the snow melts and the trails harden up, take a hike up the Ascutney Outdoors Trail (to the top of the old Triple Chair).  Similarly, please hold off biking until we give the ok to go. 

We are also pleased to announce that the facilities at the Ascutney Outdoor Center are now open from 9 to 5 most every day.  Please continue to respect indoor social distancing protocols. 

Our other big news is that we have started prep work for the Ascutney  Discovery Trail.  The panels and interpretive elements will be delivered next month (here’s a teaser of one of them), and we are on schedule for a summer opening and celebration.  

Finally, looking back for a moment, 2021 was our best alpine season ever!  Thanks for everyone’s enthusiasm, the commitment of our volunteers, and our supporters as told in Heard on the Mountain, our monthly emailer.



Vermont is open and welcomes visitors with the health and safety of guests and residents as a top priority. Travel restrictions have loosened and new guidelines for outdoor activities are changing weekly, so please check the Vermont’s latest guidelines as you plan your visit.

What We Do

Ascutney Outdoors offers a remarkable four-season venue for outdoor activities and nature lovers within the beautiful and diverse ecosystem of Mount Ascutney.

Four Season Recreation



  • Hiking on some of the most scenic trails in Vermont
  • Mountain biking on 35+ miles of trails maintained by our sister organization Ascutney Trails Association
  • Equestrian trails around the base of our mountain

Community & Events


Ascutney Outdoors was created to bring the community together to enjoy our mountain. Our organization, trails, and activities are made possible by a dynamic group of volunteers–and we’re always looking for socially distant new recruits!


When it’s safe to gather again, the Ascutney Outdoors Center is the ideal place for large and small activities and events.