*** Explore Winter ***   

In the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains

Upcoming events at Rikert

and other going-ons

For more information click images or links below.

 Bread Loaf Citizens Race course map.

cit race print

Bread Loaf Citizens Race – March 1, 2015


VT Highschool Championship March 3, 2015


FMN Grand Prix

Frost Mountain Nordic Grand Prix March 14 – 15, 2015


Bobs Birthday

Bob’s Birthday and Random Relays March 21, 2015



 Check out our Events and Calendar pages & see what else is going on at Rikert.

 Whether you are looking for solitude or community, Rikert offers you the space to find what you are searching for.  With over 50km of trails on the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College, there is plenty of exploring to be done.  Rikert trails lead through wonderful forests, old farm fields edged by stonewalls, along babbling brooks, and even past Robert Frost’s Summer Cabin.  You’ll quickly understand the inspiration this area has offered to so many.

The 5km state of the art snow making system allows for a jump on early season skiing on the Tormondsen Family Racecourse.  This racecourse, home of the Middlebury College Panthers, is a FIS certified homologated course, designed by renowned trail designer and Middlebury alumnus John Morton.


Click on image to watch the 2013 NCAA Championships Video at Rikert Nordic Center

The Nordic Center is fully ADA accessible, and offers a full service rental shop. Sit by the warm wood stove and enjoy the great food, warm beverages and cozy atmosphere.

Check out our Shop Rikert page for some great Nordic gear!

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For some current pictures visit our Rikert Nordic Facebook page.

Open daily 8:30 am – 4:30 pm  

November – March


“There’s not been better skiing in the last decade than there is right now up at Rikert.

Deep snow, immaculate grooming, spring sun–what a combination!” Bill McKibben