Mount Ascutney is finally reopening after six years.
No, don’t expect the high speed quad and full mountain coverage on every trail, but rather, a rope tow, fat biking terrain, snowshoeing, and back-country skiing.
Volunteer group Mt. Ascutney Outdoors and the Trust for Public Land are co-hosting an inaugural winter fest and rope two dedication this Saturday to kick off, as they call it, a new chapter of recreation and conservation.
It begins at 9:00 AM with the Fatscutney Fat Bike Race, then a Tiki Torch Snow Shoe, and at 11:30, the rope tow dedication and conservation celebration ceremony. And what’s a winter fest without food?
There will be lunch provided by the Maple Kitchen as well as s’mores by the fire. Following the dedication, Mt. Asctuney will be open to the public for skiing, riding, biking, and snowshoeing.