Ascutney Outdoors (AO) maintains partnerships with local communities, organizations and businesses working toward the common goal of recreation and conservation on the slopes of Mt Ascutney.
The Town of West Windsor (TOWW) is located in Windsor County, just west of the Connecticut River and the New Hampshire border, in east central Vermont. The village of Brownsville, in the town of West Windsor, sits at the northwestern base of Mt. Ascutney (elevation 3143 ft.), a central feature of the town’s landscape.
Ascutney Outdoors, an independent nonprofit, was formed to take responsibility for the management, oversight and development of recreational, educational and community activities and conservation on the Town’s 1,582 acres of land under a delegation of authority from the Town of West Windsor.
Sports Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB)
Ascutney Outdoors and STAB work cooperatively to manage the mountain bike and recreational Ascutney Trails located within conserved land owned by the Town of West Windsor and beyond.
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 that provide endless trail combinations and a huge variety of rides.
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.
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.
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 land 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.
Ascutney Trails Association
The Ascutney Trails Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1967 to help maintain present and future hiking trails summiting Mt. Ascutney. The ATA assists in building and maintaining shelters, showcasing special points of interest on the mountain, and gathering items of history and anecdotes, which are publishing in 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.