Winter Activities

Winter Activities at The Equinox Resort & Spa
When the snow falls at the Equinox the excitement begins. Go cross-country skiing or snow shoeing through beautiful wooded trails. Go downhill skiing at one of many local slopes. Or brave the elements with our off-road driving school that will test your skills under extreme conditions. Our celebrated spa is always here to lavish you with special treatments, and an indoor pool to refresh your body and spirit.

Cross-Country Skiing

Glide over groomed trails at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home. Hildene is two minutes from the resort, and complimentary transportation is available.
Click here to view the Trails at Hildene

Downhill Skiing

A variety of terrain awaits skiers of all skill levels at Bromley (seven miles away) and Stratton Mountain (17 miles away).
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Equinox Preservation Trust

The Equinox Preservation Trust (EPT), a non-profit organization created in 1993, is dedicated to the protection and wise use of the wild plants on the Equinox Mountain. From Equinox Pond and its gentle trails to the rugged heights of stunted fir and spruce, the mountain has a stunning variety of natural habitats and places to wander. The trails, with varying terrain and difficulty, are maintained by the EPT and offer great hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. A trail guide is available.
Click here to learn about the Equinox Preservation Trust:

Ice Skating

Ice skating is available in the nearby Olympic-sized facility at Riley Rink, just a few minutes from the resort. Rental skates are available at the rink.

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Merck Forest

Hike, snowshoe, or backpack the 2,900 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds, and streams in Merck Forest.
Click here to learn more about Merck Forest

Sleigh Rides

Take a wintry sleigh ride, and enjoy Vermont's stunning scenery. (30 minutes from the resort)


Snowshoe treks are available on the preservation trails surrounding The Equinox. Please inquire for details on group size and availability.